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Uncover Java Culture and Volcano

Duration: 5 Days

Overview

Yogyakarta, together with its twin city Surakarta (Solo), is the cradle of civilization on Java. This city was the seat of power that produced the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th centuries and the new powerful Mataram kingdom of the 16th and 17th century. Yogyakarta was known with the slogan of “Jogja The Never ending Asia” for its endless appeals. Today, it is also renowned as “ Jogja Istimewa “, a tagline that elaborates its special values.

This city is one of the foremost cultural centers of Indonesia. From strolling through the living museum of The Kraton or The Keraton (Sultan's Palace), to hanging out at the famous Alun Alun, to watching silversmiths produce amazing jewelry at Kotagede and maybe try a splurge shopping up at Malioboro road. Chasing sunrise in famous temples like Prambanan and Borobudur in the neighboring town of Magelang, are only some of the many more ways to never get bored in this relatively small yet bustling city.

Found in East Java, Indonesia, the towering volcano Mount Bromo is the main attraction of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The otherworldly landscape and stunning scenery have made it one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island of Java. Just outside the National Park there are some incredible viewpoints of Mount Bromo and its surroundings, which provide some of the most iconic and stunning views in all of Indonesia, especially at sunrise and sunset! Visiting the Bromo Tengger Semuru National Park is a truly unique experience and so we’d strongly recommend including it on any Indonesia itinerary.

Ijen Plateau is Indonesia’s most famous crater and lies in East Java, 2,600 meters tall, topped with a caldera with the world’s largest lake of highly acid (pH<0.5) and mineralized volcanic water. The lake has an average depth of 176 meters at a height of 2,368 m. Perhaps Ijen crater lake is the most amazing Indonesian lake. The view at the blue greenish lake is astonishing. The yellow sulphur that contrasts with the lake and the browinsh-red rocks surrounding it, completes the sea of colour.

Highlights

  • Early morning flight arrival in Yogyakarta to Sultan Palace the Keraton and Taman Sari water castle, Museum Kereta,the Royal Carriage museum passing through Gajah Mada university ,then visit Silver and Batik home industry at Kota Gede village
  • Visit biggest Hindu’s temple in Java known as Prambanan temple
  • Drive to Dieng Plateau ,passing through tropical plantation and vegetables in terrace found on this plateau, and visiting Sikidang crater, Panca Warna lake and Pandawa temple complex
  • Explore biggest Buddhist temple in the world; Borobudur temple
  • Discover Java by executive train pass through many spice plantations.
    Arrive at Surabaya Airport or Train Station. Meet & greet with our tour guide, proceed to
  • Early morning you will be wake up & start Mt. Bromo tour, to witness sunrise from rim of crater. The tour will conducted by pony riding cross sea of sand and climb up 245 stairs
  • By 4WD Jeep and driving to Ijen Crater  (1h:30 ) we drive a short way to the start of the trail that leads up to the active beautiful crater of Kawah Ijen volcano (about 1 h 30 soft trekking climbing) with its famous blue acid lake (which is the most acid in the world!) and the hot, partly liquid sulphur deposits. The fumaroles are so hot that sulphur comes out as green vapor

Itinerary

Arrive early morning at Adi Sucipto Airport of Yogyakarta,meet and greet by our guide then start our tour by visit Sultan Palace the Keraton and Taman Sari water castle, Museum Kereta,the Royal Carriage museum passing through Gajah Mada university ,then visit Silver and Batik home industry at Kota Gede village and the last program we will visit Hindu’s Prambanan temple and sightseeing. Back to your hotel

After breakfast at hotel, we start our program driving to Dieng Plateau ,passing through tropical plantation and vegetables in terrace found on this plateau, and visiting Sikidang crater, Panca Warna lake and Pandawa temple complex ,on the way back to Yogyakarta we visit biggest Buddhism’s Borobudur temple. Back to your hotel

Transfer to the train station to take the Sancaka Pagi Executive train to Surabaya. It will pass through many spice plantations.
Arrive at Surabaya Airport or Train Station. Meet & greet with our tour guide, proceed to Cemorolawang Village at Bromo area & Overnight

At 3.30 in the early morning you will be wake up & start Mt. Bromo tour, to witness sunrise from rim of crater. The tour will conducted by pony riding ( own expenses ) cross sea of sand and climb up 245 stairs. After enjoy the surrounding of Mt. Bromo, back to hotel for breakfast and drive to Ketapang for overnight.

Early breakfast at hotel (05:00) starting point from your hotel at Banyuwangi area ride to 4WD Jeep and driving to Ijen Crater  (1h:30 ) we drive a short way to the start of the trail that leads up to the active beautiful crater of Kawah Ijen volcano (about 1 h 30 soft trekking climbing) with its famous blue acid lake (which is the most acid in the world!) and the hot, partly liquid sulphur deposits. (8:00-10:00) The fumaroles are so hot that sulphur comes out as green vapor.  (12:00) After plenty of observation time, we leave the Ijen Plateau and drive to Ketapang Harbour to take the one hour trip ferry boat to Bali (15:00)  Transfer to your hotel in Kuta Bali

More Information

  • Air conditioned car during tour as per above program
  • 4 Nights accommodation include breakfast
  • Jeep (4WD) at Mt. Bromo
  • Jeep (4WD) at Ijen Crater
  • Entrance fee as above program
  • Executive Sancaka Train from Yogyakarta to Surabaya
  • Baggage Handling
  • Mineral Water
  • English Speaking Guide

  • Pony ride at Bromo : IDR 100.000 – IDR 150,000/horse
  • Other personal expenses (Minibar, Laundry, Telephone and etc)
  • Surcharge entrance fee weekend at Bromo : Rp. 100.000/pax
  • High & Peak season surcharge
  • Tipping for guide & driver

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