Journey East Across Java & Bali
Watch the scenery and culture change as you travel west to east across Java and Bali for Java overland tour. You’ll traverse dramatic volcanic landscapes, lush steeped paddy fields, forests and coffee plantations while exploring ancient landmarks, exotic beaches and marine parks. Located in the most active seismic region on the planet called the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesian volcanoes aren’t only the most exquisite, they are also the most dynamic and busy. For adventurous tourists, these are the most stunning volcanoes in Indonesia that deserve a visit.
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.
Mount Bromo is one of the most visited tourist attractions for Java overland tour in Indonesia. It is located on a dense caldera in the middle of a “Sea of Sand” plain, offering a stunning view of various mountainous structures in one frame. Bromo is also preferred because reaching the summit could be effortless —tourists can rent a jeep to a sand area near the mountain, continue with a horse-ride, then a climb through the stairs to the crater. A hike through Mount Ijen will not only reward visitors with a breathtaking nature view and cool breeze but also with rare blue sulfur flames blazing at its caldera. Local and international tourists have hiked for Java overland tour this mountain for a sight of the otherworldly phenomenon and were not disappointed. Visitors can also bring back souvenirs sold by miners on the mountain, adorable statues carved from sulfur.
Indonesia’s largest cities, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya, are centres of government, trade and culture, while ancient temples and monuments recall a long and dramatic history. There is much to see and do in Java, with highlights including “Scenery is varied, with volcanic peaks, most inactive, though, forming part of the Pacific ‘Ring of fire’, contrasting with rich rural landscapes of rice fields, orchards, and picturesque villages.”
Java Overland Tours
Our custom private Java overland tours of Indonesia are tailored based on traveler preferences is our special trademarks-educational and cultural programs. Thus, designed to discover Java island in the most authentic fashion with our professional java travel agent guides.
From central to east Java, you will encounter the region’s nature, rhythm of life and cultural heritage. Uncover the ancient history of the Majapahit Kingdom, visit the oldest coffee plantations and trek up the two iconic active volcanoes of Mount Bromo and Ijen for the most breathtaking views of nature.
Enjoy a scenic train ride from Yogyakarta to Malang and cruise past colonial buildings via a local rickshaw. It’s a trip of a lifetime in Java !
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