Day 1 : Jakarta – Bogor
to Indonesia. When you arrive at Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta International
Airport your driver will already be waiting to meet you. He will bring
you to Bogor where you can relax and recover from the long flight.
Overnight in Bogor.
Day 2 : Bogor Tour
your breakfast, we’ll bring you to Kebun Raya, the world famous Botanic
Garden in Bogor where where you can find thousands of species of plants
and trees from all over the world. It is a peaceful and tranquil place
to spend a couple of hours or more. In the afternoon, we can take a walk
to a neighboring village to see local villager activities, or you might
prefer to spend some more time at the Kebun Raya. the choice is yours.
Stay overnight in Bogor.
Day 3 : Bogor – Bandung
out from the hotel and drive to Bandung. On the way we will make a stop
at the Puncak Pass where you have the opportunity to enjoy the famous
tea plantations. Overnight in Bandung.
Day 4 : Bandung – Kutoarjo ( Train ) – Wonosobo
the morning you take the train from Bandung to Kutoarjo village, there
your driver will pick you up and continue the journey to wobosobo.
Overnight in Wobosobo
Day 5 : Dieng Tour
the weather is good your driver will bring you to the Dieng plateau in
the early morning, there you will enjoy a spectacular sunrise. (In case
the weather is not favorable for a sunrise we will start our tour
later). You will visit the SIkidang Crater, the Color lake, as well as
the oldest Hindu temple complex in Java. Then we will continue on our
way to Candi Borobudur to explore the largest Buddhist temple in
Indonesia. It’s a long, but exciting day! Overnight in Yogyakarta.
Day 6 : Yogyakarta relax and tour
Visit to the Kraton (Sultan’s Palace) of Yogyakarta is a must when
visiting in this city (oh well, only if you wish too of course). In Kota
Gede you can see the production of silver handicraft and batik. And in
the evening, you can be thrilled by the beauty of the Ramayana dance
(See our Yogyakarta section for more information on this fabulous
performance). Overnight in Yogyakarta.
Day 7 : Yogyakarta
the morning you will explore the beauty of the highest Hindu temple in
Indonesia, Candi Prambanan, where you can learn the Ramayana story from
carvings on the wall of the temple. Once you are satisfied your driver
brings you back to the hotel where you might want to relax. But perhaps
you do not want to miss out on an opportunity to explore the city by
becak (bicycle taxi), take a stroll at Jalan Malioboro, which is the
famous shopping street in Yogyakarta or let your driver bring you to the
places of your choice. Have a look at our Yogyakarta section for some
more ideas. Overnight in Yogyakarta.
Day 8 : Yogyakarta – Solo
the morning we start our drive to Solo. There you have the option to
make a bike or andong (horse cart) tour to the village of Mojolaban in
the south east of Solo (These tours are not Including in the charge of
your package). There you will be able to see what Solonese do for a
living. We will visit several home industries where you will see how
tempe (bean cake) is made, as well as tofu, gamelan (tradition
instrument), roof tiles and arak (Javanese wine). After your bike or
andong tour we continue to your hotel where you can relax after this
exciting day. Overnight in Solo.
Day 9 : Solo Sukuh Tour
we will visit the Sukuh Temple. There you can see a Javanese Hindu
temple that was built by the Javanese during the Islam period. Next you
can do an optional 2 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. ( Soft Walking tour not including in charge of your package).
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 10 : Solo – Malang ( Train )
the morning you will be brought to the train station for boarding the
executive train to Malang. There you will meet your driver again who
will bring you to your hotel. Overnight in Malang.
Day 11 : 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 12 : Bromo – Ketapang
a very early rise you can go for another jeep excursion to the Bromo
volcano to enjoy views of the crater. Instead of driving directly to the
crater you also have the option to visit the viewpoint at Pananjakan
first where, if the weather is clear, you can witness a spectacular
sunrise (In order to see the sunrise the tour starts at 04:00 am. For
this nightly excursion we would like to recommend a thick jacket (warm
clothing) since at times the temperature can drop to 5 degrees Celcius).
When you return to your hotel from this spectacular excursion, you can
enjoy a well deserved breakfast after which we will bring you to
Ketapang. Overnight in Ketapang.
Day 13 : Ketapang
Ijen volcano is famous for it’s blue fire. When you wish to witness
this natural spectacle yourself we will leave at 01:00 am. If this is to
early for you we could also leave for the Ijen volcano at 05.00 am or
06:00 am. In this case you will not see the blue fire but will still be
able to see the spectacular crater lake and the sulphur mining. Once we
return to the hotel you can rest and relax for the remainder of the day.
Overnight in Ketapang.
Day 14 : Ketapang – Bali
is your last day on Java, so we will either bring you to Banyuwangi
from where 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”.