14 day Java Tour

Day 1 :  Jakarta – Bogor

Welcome 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

After 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

Check 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

In 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

If 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

A 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

In 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

In 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

First 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 )

In 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

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 12 : Bromo – Ketapang

After 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

The 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

This 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”.