Day 1: Arrive in 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 & Relax
breakfast, we’ll takie you to Kebun Raya, the world famous Botanic
Garden in Bogor 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. In the afternoon, if you’d like we can take a
walk to a neighboring village to see local villager activities.
Overnight in Bogor.
Day 3: Bogor – Garut/Cipanas
In the morning we drive to
Garut/Cipanas. On the way we will make a stop at the Puncak Pass where
you have the opportunity to enjoy the famous tea plantations. Depending
on whether there is still enough time we could visit Kampung Leles. In
the evening you will be able to enjoy the hot spring pool at your hotel
so you are relaxed for continuing the journey the next day. Overnight in
Garut or Cipanas
Day 4: Garut / Cipanas– Pangandaran
In the morning we start our
journey to Pangandaran. On the way we will stop at Mount Papandayan and
Kampoeng Naga (Dragon Village). Overnight in Pangandaran
Day 5: Pangandaran
Pangandaran is famous for
the jungle trip in its National Reserve. If you are lucky you might even
see some deer looking for their meals. Of course, you can also choose
for chilling out and relaxing at the beach. For sure you should enjoy
the fresh seafood. The choice is yours. Overnight in Pangandaran.
Day 6: Pangandaran & Relax
If you want to see more
traditional villager activities, you can make a village tour where you
can witness people making gula jawa (sugar), wooden puppets and so. We
would also like to recommend a trip to the Green Canyon, as this is a
sight not to be missed. Overnight in Pangandaran
Day 7: Pangandaran – Wonosobo
In the morning we drive
from Pangandaran to Wonosobo via Cilacap. It might be a nice idea, as
well as being great fun, to do part of the trip by a by boat, in that
case we will meet you again in the harbour of Cilacap from where we’ll
continue our journey together. If you prefer to do the whole trip by car
that’s possible too. Overnight in Wonosobo.
Day 8: Dieng Tour
In the early morning, we
drive to the Dieng Plateau to enjoy its spectacular sunrise, crater and
scenery, as well as the oldest Hindu temple complex in Java. After this
visit, we will make a stroll through Dieng village. Overnight in
Day 9 : Wonosobo – Selogriyo – Borobudur
we make a 2 1/2 hour drive to Selogriyo. There you will be accompanied
by local guide, to explore the villages and ricefields during a walk of
about one hour. You will be served a picnic style lunch at the temple,
after which we proceed to Candi Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple
in Indonesia. Overnight in Borobudur area.
Day 10 : Borobudur – Yogyakarta
have the opportunity to enjoy the Borobudur temple during the sunrise.
At this time there are still very few people visiting which will enhance
the atmosphere of your visit. Once you are satisfied with your visit we
will continue to Candirejo. Candirejo is an ideal place to give you a
good impression of how Indonesian people used to live traditionally.
Overnight in Borobudur area.
Day 11: Yogyakarta relax and tour
the morning we will proceed to Yogyakarta. 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 by 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
Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: Sukuh Walking Tour
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 15: 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 16 : Malang tour and Relax
In the morning we will
drive to Wonosari to visit a tea factory and a plantation. (Note: both
are closed on Sundays). Once you have completed your visit we return to
Malang. There you can visit the city hall. From the city hall it is only
a short walk to the flower market and the bird market. Next we will
return to the down town of Malang where you could either go on a stroll
on your own or relax at your hotel. Overnight in Malang.
Day 17: 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 18 : Bromo – Kalibaru
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 Kalibaru.
Day 19 : Kalibaru – Ketapang
Kalibaru is a place which is most famous for it’s cacao and rubber plantations which you are more
welcome to visit. If not closed (We’ll check that out for you when we’re
in Kalibaru), we could also visit the local rubber and cacao factory.
Another option would be to make a village tour by dokar (horse cart),
but you may just want to relax by the pool of your hotel. Overnight in
Day 20 : Ijen Tour
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. (For
this trip you need to be in a reasonable good shape). Once we return to
the hotel you can rest and relax for the remainder of the day. Overnight
Day 21 : 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”.