GUARANTEED DEPARTURE EVERY THURSDAY
(Min. 2 People – Seat in Coach)
- Ancient architectural monuments.
- Hindu Temples
- Coffee & Cocoa Plantations.
- Bromo Volcano
What to expect
Java is the world’s most populous island, home to 140 million people. Sitting at the epicentre of the Archipelago, this is the beating heart of business and the cultural soul of the nation. Java is a long strip of an island running from Sumatra in the West, to Bali in the East; splitting the Java Sea and the Indian Ocean with a rugged landmass along the ring of fire. A powerhouse on the modern stage, Java traces its influence back through the centuries in its artistry, traditions and architecture. This is a land of fire, stone and spices; home to volcanoes, palaces and Hindu-Buddhist relics that have witnessed the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, sultanates and empires.
What you will do
See traditional Javanese craftsmanship in action in Yogyakarta, where the Sultan’s Palace represents the capital of Javanese culture. Nearby is Borobudur – the world’s largest Buddhist monument. Explore the Hindus Temple of Prambanan. Experience Malang and the beautiful village surroundings of coffee & cocoa plantations. See the sunrise at Mount Bromo (optional). In Kalibaru, breathe in the smells and feast your eyes on the many colours of Indonesia at beautiful garden plantations. From then, it’s a ferry ride over to Bali and the next chapter in your Indonesia adventure.
Day 1 Yogyakarta City Tour Borobudur (L)
Gather at Melia Purosani Hotel at about 07.30-08.00. You will visit the Kraton and Taman Sari, then witness local handicraft in action, with craftsmen working on both batik and silver. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, take a trip to explore Borobudur Temple; one of the greatest of all ancient architectural monuments. Built-in the 9th century, Borobudur predates Angkor Wat in Cambodia by three centuries. It has recently been fully restored by an international effort under the aegis of UNESCO. Next, return to Yogyakarta for your accommodation.
Overnight in Yogyakarta
Day 2 Yogyakarta – Prambanan Solo (B/L)
After breakfast, leave the hotel to drive some 16 km to Prambanan and visit the Hindu Temple Complex of Rara Jongrang, built by King Smaratungga of the Sanjaya Dynasty in the middle of the 9th century. In the Shiva and Brahma temple, a detailed relief of Ramayana is depicted. A relief of Krisnayana can be admired in Wisnu Temple. Drive to the town of Solo to explore the Palace of Mangkunegaran. Lunch is provided at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Solo
Day 3 Solo – Malang (B/L)
After breakfast visits Pasar Gede – a bustling local market where you can see people bargaining to get their daily items. Continue driving to Mantingan forest and stop to see the bird market. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Proceed to Malang via a winding road at Pujon. Late evening arrival at Malang.
Overnight in Malang
Day 4 Malag – Kalibaru (B/L)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Malang. The city is known as an old colonial retirement town with some colonial buildings, refreshingly green parks and streets. Depart to Kalibaru via the cities of Probolinggo and Jatiroto. Lunch is served in Jember. Following afternoon arrival at Kalibaru, experience living in the atmosphere of a village surrounding by coffee & surrounding by coffee & cocoa plantations.
Overnight in Kalibaru
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | LB = Lunch Box | D = Dinner
Day 5 Kalibaru – Bali (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Escorted by an experienced tour guide, view some picturesque plantations and gardens adjacent to Margo Utomo Agro Resort. Vanilla, coffee, coconut, snake-fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, rubber trees, cocoa are the variety of crops you will encounter on the trip.
Next, depart to Ketapang harbour and cross the Straits of Bali by ferry. Lunch will be provided en-route, then your last lap takes you along the beautiful west coast of Bali island in the direction of Denpasar.
- Tours as mentioned in the program
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees at places visited included in the program
- Train ticket in Executive Class from Bandung to Yogyakarta
- 4 nights accommodation as mentioned in the program or similar (based on twin sharing)
- Daily breakfast at hotel and lunch at local restaurant en-route
- Ferry crossing to Bali
- VAT & service charge
- Public liability insurance
- Other meals arrangement which are not mentioned in price inclusions
- Tipping, gratuities and other personal expenses
|Hotel Used :|
|1O1 Hotel Yogyakarta||Melia Purosani Yogyakarta|
|Ibis Style Solo||Novotel Solo|
|1O1 Hotel Malang||Santika Premiere Malang|
|Margo Utomo Resort Kalibaru||Margo Utomo Resort Kalibaru|