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Itinerary Overview

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in half-twin share basis including breakfast
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Tours and transfers by private and air-conditioned car
  • English speaking guide
  • Train ticket in executive class as per program
  • Jeep and horse to Bromo
  • Jeep to Ijen
  • All entrance fees and donations as per itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • Ferry from Java to Bali

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JAVA & BALI HIGHLIGHTS

 

This tour from Java Island will give you a great artistic, natural splendors, cultural, tradition, heritage and architectural overviews of the island of Java. Yogyakarta or “Jogjakarta”, is known as a miniature of Indonesia, as students, artists and fashion designers from different ethnic group from throughout the country are based here. Explore the city of Yogyakarta, visit UNESCO World heritage-listed Borobudur Monument and Hindu temple complex of Prambanan and the Keraton complex.
 
East Java Province offers both, a charmed nature and a comfortable stay during your visit. For those who enjoy natural surroundings, take a chance to climb Mt. Bromo and enjoy watching sunrise at the top of the mountain. Trekking to the Ijen Crater to admire the breathtaking panorama of its turquoise acid lake & surroundings.
 
The beautiful landscape along the way makes your travel to each destination worthwhile. Many say that a single visit to Java is never enough. 

  • Days 1 - 2

    Arrival Yogyakarta – Borobudur for Overnight

    Hotel: * ,

    Upon arrival at Adisutjipto International airport in Yogyakarta, your will be met and greeted by our friendly English speaking guide who will escort you directly to your hotel in Borobudur, Magelang using an air-conditioned vehicle. After check-In, the rest of the day is at leisure. 
     
    Borobudur is about 90 minutes North West of Yogyakarta by car, depending on traffic condition as the roads from Yogyakarta to Borobudur can be very congested during daytime. 
  • Days 2 - 3

    Borobudur Sunrise – Candirejo Village Tour - Mendut Temple

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Early morning wake up and drive directly to Borobudur Monument to experience a delightful Sunrise at Borobudur

    Here you will have the opportunity  to explore this historical site in the serenity of the early morning before the hordes of tourists arrive  As we climb the steps you will marvel at the spirituality and mesmerizing view of the sun rising slowly and upon reaching the top of the temple itself you will be in awe ! Few are afforded this rare privilege of such a hypnotizing view of the sun rising over the Buddhist stupa’s. Borobudur needs to be understood before it is felt and once you feel it, it will stay with you forever ! Our informative guide will most certainly explain its history to you. Back to your hotel afterwards to enjoy your breakfast and morning at leisure.

    Then in the afternoon, at 13.30 hrs your experience will be continued to Candirejo village.  We change our transportation into a local horse carriage “DOKAR” passing through the local houses and rice field which are original and unique discovery of the luxuriant Javanese nature. 
     
    An approximately two hours trip which taking you to exploring the richness of the village, to gain insight of daily local community either in custom, tradition, and the agricultural system of multi cropping. Having direct experience with the local people in the field of planting, preparing the ground for cultivation n, picking many kinds of fresh seasonal fruits is a memorable experience. The journey continue to Mendut Temple near Borobudur area.
     
    Afterwards, drive back to your hotel in Borobudur for a free evening.
  • Days 3 - 4

    Borobudur - Gedongsongo - Ambarawa Temple manggung

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Enjoy delicious breakfast then embark on a full day sightseeing starts at 08.30 AM heading to Ambarawa in Central Java which is situated in the North of Borobudur. Highlighting numerous must sees along the way, you will be taken to unravel the island’s hidden treasures among which are the temples, the rice fields and its population hospitality. First we will visit Ambarawa Railway Museum which is one of the first train stations in the 
    archipelago built by the Dutch some 140 years ago. Ambarawa, previously named the WillemTrain Station, was opened in 1873 to connect Semarang, the nation’s first rail hub, with a Dutch military base, Willem I Fort, located nearby. Ambarawa Railway  station changed into a museum specifically for exhibiting everything regarded to development of railways in Indonesia, and it was reopened as a train station by the end of 2013. Its most precious collections are 21 locomotives made between 1891-1966.
    Then the journey will be continued to Gedongsongo Temple Complex. which were built in the 8th Century and are some of the finest of the early Hindu temples in Java. Their design - rising tiers,  an inner chamber, and decorated facades - was a prototype  for the classic Javanese architectural style. And in their remote location, exactly at 1200m in the slope of Ungaran mountain, the Gedongsongo temples have survived remarkably 
    well for more than 1200 years. Explore all the temples  by riding a horse, about 4 km to get to the temples passing through the beautiful scenery, pine forest, cold weather, the smell of the grass, the rocky track will be accompany your trip to get to the top. 
     
    Afterwards, proceed to MesaStila Resort, the property  is surrounded by cooling highland-air  eight mountains, tropical gardens and lush vegetation. 
    It will be free evening for your own leisure. Enjoying the spectacular setting with its Hammam Spa and infinity pool. 
  • Days 4 - 5

    Magelang - Prambanan - Yogyakarta

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Enjoy breakfast at Java Red Restaurant of the MesaStila Resort, , overlooking the stunning view of the pool, forest and volcanoes, experience their Traditional jamu serving at 07.00 – 10.00, try a various drink which are the combinations of all types of leaves, flowers and roots used to restore health and prevent diseases.At 10.30 hrs you will be picked up from your hotel to embark on transfer heading South East to Prambanan Temple.

    Prambanan Temple or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as a Creator (Brahma), the Preserver  (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). 
    The temple compound, a UNESCO world heritage Site, is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia. And it has wonderful frescoes depicting the epics of the Ramayana
     
    Afterwards transfer to your hotel in Yogyakarta city for a free evening. 
     
  • Days 5 - 6

    Yogyakarta city tour

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the restaurant of your hotel. After breakfast, at 08.30 hrs you will be picked up from your hotel to embark on a visit of Yogyakarta featuring Sultan Royal Palace or Kraton known as the flame guard of Javanese culture, the place where you can learn on seeing directly on how culture still preserved in this modern world. 
    Your next stop is Water Castle or Taman Sari just west of the Kraton which means beautiful garden, are the ruins, pools, arches and underground passages  of the former pleasure gardens. It was built in 1758 by Sultan HB I as a rest house and pleasure park for the Royal family. Next drive to the nearby artisan’s village of Tirtodipuran known for its Batik 
    home industry. 
    Your tour continue to Pasty bird market in Yogyakarta  which is relatively clean and spacious. You will hear thousands of birds chirping, moreover there are other fowls and pet such as cats, dogs, hamster, rabbit, snakes and many more.
     
    Then, short drive to Kotagede recognized for its silver  jewelry workshop. Meet the artisans at work to understand better the creative process. .
     
    Afterwards, drive back to your hotel in Yogyakarta for a free evening. 
  • Days 6 - 7

    Yogyakarta - Jombang - Bromo

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Departure by train from Yogyakarta early in the morning. Breakfast then check-out from the hotel, you will be transferred to train station for your jorney to Bromo.
     
    Nearly 4 hrs trip to arrive at train station of Jombang the small city in East Java. Then transfers to Tosari, Bromo on air-conditioned coach.  Arrived at the hotel in the evening then free at your own leisure.
  • Days 7 - 8

    Tosari - Bromo - Tosari - Licin/Banyuwangi

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Early in the morning we start our Mt Bromo excursion. Starts at 03.30am and will take 1.15 hrs driving from Tosari to Mount Bromo by 4WD jeeps.In the early hours of the morning we will arrive at the Penanjakan viewpoint (2700 m). While waiting for the breathtaking sunrise to witness the spectaculars views,  the weather is very cold, so don’t forget to bring warm cloths. When the weather permitted,  the view should be stunning. This beautiful area is encompassed byBromo Tengger Semeru National Park which also includes Mt Semeru - the highest mountain in Java. 

    Later, drive down to caldera and on horseback crossing the sea sand, ascending some hundreds steps to reach peak of Mt Bromo, from where you still could see the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. 
     
    Afterwards return to hotel for a hot shower and some breakfast before transferring out to Licin highland in Banyuwangi for about 6 - 7 hours.
     
    Check in at Ijen Resort and Villas, your accommodation, perched at the edge of the rainforest in the foothills of the volcano.
  • Days 8 - 9

    Licin - Paltuding - Ijen Crater Trek - Paltuding - Licin

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Early morning wake-up call, at 04.00 hrs. After breakfast at the resort, drive by jeep to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through rainforest and various coffee, cocoa and clove plantations. This area is one of the few left on the island of Java which boasts giant ferns and big trees. A break is taken at the Park Ranger’s post before hiking further up the slope of the crater. About two hours is needed to ascend the rim of the crater along a shady track 
    with breathtaking views. Take a rest at the edge of the crater which is at an altitude of 2380-meters. 
     
    The sulfuric lake reflects an eerie color over the surroundings walls to give an apocalypse like impression! Local men seeking the sulfur, descend into the crater and climb back up along the dangerous rim with loads of up to 80 kilos on their shoulders. 
    Time to explore the crater. Afterwards, descend down to the Park Ranger's post and drive back to the hotel. 
     
    The afternoon is free at your leisure. 
  • Days 9 - 10

    Licin - Ketapang - Gilimanuk - Legian/South Bali

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Enjoy your breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the breathtaking landscape and rice terraces. Afterwards, approximately at 09.30 hrs drive to South of Bali passing through the beautiful landscape of Eastern Java.Arrive at Ketapang harbor where you will cross the Bali Strait by ferry to Gilimanuk harbor on the western tip of Bali Island.
     
    From here, you will continue drive along the South coast of Bali to Legian, which  is one of the famous tourist places in South part of Bali which own beatiful of calm sea water, blackish chromatic sand . 
     
    Check in at the hotel and free at leisure. 
  • Day 12

    Sanur - transfer to airport

    Hotel: * , Breakfast

    Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You still have time to relax until the departure time. 
    At the appropriate time, our guide will pick you up and escort you to the Denpasar International Airport.

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