Day 1: Arrive in Yogyakarta – Borobodur
Yogyakarta is the cultural
centre of Java and you will soon find out why. When you arrive in
Yogyakarte the driver will pick you up from the railway station or the
airport and bring you to the Borobodur area. Stay overnight in the
Day 2: Borobodur – Yogyakarta
In the morning you can make
a horse cart tour in Candi Rejo Village and witness by yourself what
people do for their daily living. Once this part of the tour is over we
continue our way to Candi Borobudur to explore the largest Buddhist
temple in Indonesia. It was built around the 8th century with
approximately 60.000 cubic meters of stones and it is supposed to be the
greatest Buddhist relic of South East Asia. Late afternoon we make a
1,5 hour drive to Yogyakarta.
Stay overnight in Yogyakarta
Day 3: Yogyakarta
In the morning we’ll
explore Yogyakarta by visiting the sultan palace and the water castle,
unless you want to go to different places, that is fine too. In the
afternoon we will visit the Prambanan. Here, you can visit the highest
Hindu temple in Indonesia; Candi Prambanan, aside from being impressed
by it’s stunning beauty, you can follow the famous story of Ramayana at
the temple’s famous wall carvings. In the evening you can enjoy a
breathtaking performance of the Ramayana (performance schedule
permitting). As there are are so many different things to choose from
nobody gets bored in Yogyakarta. Check out our Yogyakarta section for
some more ideas.
Stay overnight in Yogyakarta
Day 4: Yogyakarta – Solo
Leaving Yogyakarta and
drive to Solo, afterwards do a cycling tour to Industrial village to
the south east of Solo to see what Solonese do for a living, by visiting
: Tofu home Industry, Gamelan ( Javanese Orchestra ) Home Industry,
Roof tiles, Arak ( Javanese wine ) process, Tempe ( bean cake ).
Stay overnight in Solo.
Day 5: Sukuh
Today will be a wonderful
day where we will be doing some soft trekking. First you driver will
bring you to the Cetho temple , a Hindu temple that was built in the
last period of Majapahit Kingdom . Then we proceed to the Sukuh Temple,
another Javanese Hindu temple that was built during the Islam period.
Your next activity on this day is a two hour of soft walking trip to a
waterfall. During this walk you will pass beautiful scenery and enjoy
spectacular green hills and with a bit of luck witness friendly farmers
working on the land. After the walk we return to Solo. Overnight in
Solo. Note : This evening your driver will drive with your luggage to
Jombang Town, so keep your essentials for the night.
Day 6: Sukuh – Malang
A whole day traveling to
Malang, but you won’t be bored as there are such spectacular views of
breathtaking landscape around you. In the morning, after checking out
from the hotel we’ll bring you to the train station to take the train to
Jombang town. There your driver will pick you up again for the final 2
1/2 hour drive to Malang. If you are still fit you can explore Malang,
which is also known as the apple town since it has a big apple orchard.
Stay overnight in Malang.
Day 7: Malang – Bromo
the morning we drive to Tumpang town. There you change to an open jeep
for an adventurous trip through forest, savanna, hills and finally the
caldera (large vulcanic crater) before you arrive at Cemoro Lawang (the
last village near Mount Bromo). Once you arrive at your hotel you can
already enjoy the stunning panorama or just relax. As this unusual and
spectacular approach to Bromo is only accessible for 4 wheel drive
jeeps, your driver who will also take your luggage luggage will take a
different, but longer, route. Therefor he will arrive a bit later than
yourself. Overnight in Cemoro Lawang Village.
Day 8 : Bromo – Kalibaru or Ketapang
In the early morning, you
can drive by jeep to the Bromo volcano to enjoy views of the crater.
Before doing that, you could also go to the viewpoint at Pananjakan
where, if the weather is clear, you can witness a spectacular sunrise.
For this nightly excursion we would like to recommend a thick jacket
(warm clothing) since at times the temperature can drop to 5 degrees
Celsius. When you return to your hotel from this spectacular excursion,
you can enjoy a well deserved breakfast after which we will bring you
to Kalibaru or Ketapang, depending on your choice.
Day 9. Kalibaru or Ketapang
This is your last day on Java, If you have a good condition you could do the Ijen Crater tour early in the morning or you can relax before we bring you to Banyuwangi. From there you can take the ferry to Bali and continue your Indonesian Experience by yourself, or, if you prefer we can join you to Bali and bring you all the way to your next destination where we’ll say our farewells. As you’re already used to by now, ”The Choice Is Yours”.