Java Highlights 1145 , 12 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.

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


DAY 01. AIRPORT / JAKARTA – BOGOR
Arrival in Jakarta airport. Our driver will be waiting for a transfer to Bogor. We check in the hotel, for a bit of rest after the trip.

DAY 02. BOGOR – BANDUNG
After breakfast we start a city tour in Bogor, visiting the world-class botanic garden Kebun Raya, which contains thousands of species of trees, flowers and 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.

DAY 03. BANDUNG – TANGKUBAN PERAHU CRATER – CITY TOUR
After breakfast, we drive to Tangkuban Perahu, a 2 km wide, surrealistic volcano 1800 meters above sea level. Then continue to Ciater Hot Spring passing through another tea plantation. Of course you will have a chance to enter the hot spring and its healing waters. On the way back to Bandung we will stop at Padasuka village for a live performance on the Indonesian traditional bamboo instruments Angklung at Saung Angklung Ujo. After, we travel back to the hotel.

DAY 04. BANDUNG – KUTOARJO – WONOSOBO BY TRAIN
After breakfast we go to Bandung train station, where we pick up a train to Kutoarjo. On the way, there will be nice views of rice fields, mountains and local villages. At Kutoarjo our driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel in Wonosobo.

DAY 05. WONOSOBO - DIENG – BOROBUDUR – MAGELANG
Day starts with a drive through mountainous area with a beautiful scenery and different plantations depending on the season. After we arrive in Dieng plateau, we will first visit the Dieng temple complex. These are the oldest Hindus temple in Indonesia. We will also visit the nearby lake, which has different colours of water. Then continue to visit the boiling mud of the Dieng crater, steaming sulphur smoke. We will get quite close, so be advised that it is not advised to join for this last bit, if you have heart problems. Afternoon arrival at Borobudur / Magelang, check in to hotel.

DAY 06. MAGELANG / BOROBUDUR – YOGJAKARTA
Early morning we head to Punthuk Situmbu to meet the sunrise over Borobudur temple. Then we will visit the historic sight, where the life of Budha is carved on its walls. After we will visit Pawon and Mendut temples. In the afternoon we drive to to Yogjakarta, to spend the night.

DAY 07. YOGJAKARTA – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE – CITY TOUR
After Breakfast we drive to Prambanan temple complex which is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and one of the biggest in the world. It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture. The main building is called Shiva temple and reaches 47m height.
After, its time for a city tour of Yogjakarta. We will not miss the Sultan Palace with its typical Javanese architecture and joglo building style. Then we will pass by the water castle, Taman Sari, which was used as a swimming pool of the royal family.
Then there is some time to go to Kota Gede, famous for its traditional silver craftsmanship. You can see how are they processing the precious metal in traditional ways. We finish the day with a visit to the famous Malioboro street with its traditional markets.

DAY 08.YOGJAKARTA – SOLO - SUKUH TEMPLE - SARANGAN
After breakfast we drive to Solo, where we find Kraton, the “Sultan Palace”. On the way to Sarangan, where we spend the night, we will visiting Grojogan Sewu water fall and Sukuh temple.

Day 09. SARANGAN – BROMO
After early breakfast, we drive to Bromo. On the way we will have few stops in some typical villages and beautiful nature sceneries. We arrive in the late afternoon.

Day 10. BROMO – KALIBARU
At 3:30 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.
Afterward, we drive down to the deserty area at the bottom of Bromo, where we drop the jeep, and take on foot, until we reach the rim. There are horses available, for those who are not comfortable walking in the sand. From the rim you can see a magnificent view and the smoking heart of the volcano.
After, we get back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, pack and drive back to Kalibaru
highland.

DAY 11. KALIBARU – ECO PLANTATION 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. Also see how the locals use traditional process to turn palm tree liquid into palm sugar. We will also visit a dairy farm.

DAY 12. 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.
 


Price Includes:
Accommodation in twin / triple sharing room
Air Condition private car
Only breakfast
Tours
Transfers
Entrance fee
English speaking tour guide
Train ticket Bandung – Kutoarjo
Jeep for Bromo Tour
Ferry ticket to Bali

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

Additional Services:
Price is for minimum 4 people. Delux option is 1290. Price for two is 1460 standart and 1630 Delux.


Java Highlights (Rated 4.68 / 5 Based on 9 Reviews.)
Price
1145 EUR
Duration
12 Days
Status
Open for booking

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Price without flight ticket 1145 EUR

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