Java Highlights 1450 , 11 Days

The full package of Java is here. We will visit its cultural heights, as well as natural wonders and some of the biggest and most beautiful men made Hindu and Buddhist temples. Next to that there are a few sultan palaces and a botanical garden with thousands of exotic flowers & plants. Finally, a few active volcanoes. The journey will finish in Bali.

Highlights:
Yogyakarta - the heartland of Javanese culture
♦ Prambanan & Borobudur - the remarkable Hindu and Buddhist temples
♦ Bromo volcano


Itinerary:

Day 1. Airport / Jakarta
Arrival in Jakarta airport. Our driver will be waiting for a transfer your accommodation. -/-/-

Day 2. Jakarta - Bogor
Depart from Jakarta to Bogor but first make a trip in around Jakarta, including visiting Merdeka Palace, , Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Church, Fatahillah Old Town Square and Sunda Kelapa Old Harbor. B/-/-

Day 3. Bogor - Bandung
After breakfast we start a city tour in Bogor, visiting the world-class botanic garden Kebun Raya, which contains 10 000 species of trees and flowers, plus an orchid garden. There you can see the biggest flower in the word Rafflesia arnoldii. The blossom could reach one meter in diameter. After we drive to Puncak passing by fantastic views of tea plantations. On the way to Bandung, we will stop for some more nature rich views. B/-/-

Day 4. Bandung Tour
After breakfast, we drive right up to the rim of Tangkuban Perahu - 2 km wide, surrealistic volcano 1800 meters above sea level.On the way back to Bandung we will stop at a village for a traditional live music performance on the bamboo instruments Angklung. After that, return to the hotel. B/-/-

Day 5. Bandung - Yogyakarta
Transfer to Bandung train stationo for you to take a morning train to Yogyakarta. Upon arrival at Yogyakarta train station, our driver is ready to meet you and then transfer to your accommodation. B/-/-

Day 6. Yogyakarta Tour
In the morning, visit Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta. The palace itself was built in 1755 by the first sultan Hamengkubuwono. The building represents the finest example of Javanese architecture though in some parts there is influence of Portuguese, Dutch, even Chinese architecture. Then the tour continues to Taman Sari (Water Castle). Built in mid 18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area of the royal family, a workshop, and a meditation area. Besides that it was as bathing complex. Afternoon visit Borobudur temple which is the biggest Buddhist relics in South East Asia and as a monument which consists of six square platforms. The wall is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 statues. The main dome (bell shape), is located at the center of the top platform and surrounded by 72 stupas. We will follow few stories of Sidarta life by following the panel by walking clockwise. Arriving the top means reaching perfectness. B/-/-
Note : Sultan’s Royal Palace and Borobudur temple are closed on Monday.

Day 07. Prambanan Kota Gede Tour
Pick up at your accommodation in Yogyakarta, then we go to Prambanan temple complex which is the largest in Indonesia and one of the biggest Hindu temple in Southeast Asia. It is a real jewel of architectural achievement. This complex consists of three main temples namely Shiva temple which is located in the middle and the tallest among the others, while the other two main temples are Brahma and Wisnu. Afternoon visiting Kota Gede for you to see the excellent craftsman of silver and batik handicraft. B/-/-
Note : Prambanan Temple is for viewing only, entering inside the temple is no longer available

Day 08. Yogyakarta - Bromo
Transfer to Yogyakarta train station for you to take a morning train to Mojokerto. Upon arrival at Mojokerto train station transfer to Bromo area. B/-/-

Day 09. Bromo - Kalibaru
At 3:00 am we take on a race with the sun. We will drive to Mount Pananjakan’s view point to meet the sunrise, colouring the scene with picture perfect view over Bromo and the active Mount Semeru, as background. After, we get back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, pack and drive to Kalibaru highland. B/-/-

Day 10. Kalibaru Tour
After breakfast we start an eco trip amongst the plantations of Kalibaru area. During some trekking we will see trees of nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, cloves and coconuts. B/-/-

Day 11. Kalibaru - Bali
After breakfast we drive to Banyuwangi. It will take about 1,5-2hours. On the way there will be beautiful rice paddies and small villages. In Banyuwangi we take the ferry for about a 1 hour to reach Port of Gilimanuk, which is the most western tip of Bali Island. From there we will take you to your hotel or any place of your choosing within the following areas: Lovina, Pemutaran, Kuta and Sanur. B/-/-


Price Includes:
Accommodation in twin sharing room
Air Condition private car
Only breakfast
Tours
Transfers
Entrance fee
English speaking tour guide
Train ticket Bandung – Yogyakarta
Train ticket Yogyakarta – Mojokerto

Not Included:
Air fare
airport taxes
insurance
tips
lunch
dinner
horse riding in Bromo

Additional Services:
Supplement pp at 2-3 p. - 325 EUR


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Java Highlights (Rated 4.68 / 5 Based on 165 Reviews.)
Price
1450 EUR
Duration
11 Days
Single Supplement
410 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Exch. rate 19.12 0.917

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

No special experience is needed; everyone who is in condition to cope with long Saturday walks in the forest can also cope with these tours. As a rule, the trips are short and at a low altitude. Often, it is your choice to join or skip a day-tour. The routes follow a hilly terrain without steep ascents and descents. Normally we walk 3/5h a day.

No special experience is needed; everyone who is in condition to cope with long Saturday walks in the forest can also cope with these tours. As a rule, the trips are short and at a low altitude. Often, it is your choice to join or skip a day-tour. The routes follow a hilly terrain without steep ascents and descents. Normally we walk 3/5h a day.

Group Size
Min. 4
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