Java Travel

9D 8N Yogya Bali

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 Borobodur village.

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

In 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”.