Borobudur temple is situated in central Java and about 40km from Yogyakarta and can take 1.5 hours by car/bus to reach there depending on traffic. It is one of the busiest but most popular temples or (Candi) in Java. It was built in the 9th century and consists of 6... Continue Reading
Bike Trip Solo Starting from your hotel at 7.30am we cycle towards the Bengawan Solo river through local villages. To cross the river we use a traditional boat called a getek, this is a wooden boat used to transport people across the river at high tide. Once on the other side we... Continue Reading
Sembalun is mostly famous as a start or end point for the exhausting Rinjani Trek. However, this does not really do justice to the area itself. For those who do not have the time, budget, or simply do not feel like climbing Rinjani, Sembalun itself has great hiking and soft... Continue Reading
What to eat in Indonesia? You won’t find it difficult to find something to eat. In most towns the restaurants and food carts (known as Warungs) can be found on the corner of every street. Choosing, however, is all the more difficult: Indonesia’s great variety of both cultures and... Continue Reading
The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard in the world. It can easily reach 1.8 meters (5.9 feet) in length and adults can weigh more than 80 kilos (176 pounds). Despite its weight, it can sprint up to 18 kilometers an hour (11 mph) for short periods of time. <img class=”... Continue Reading
Ever heard of Gili Meno? This tiny island of just a few square kilometers, lies at the West-coast of Lombok and it has the very best beach of Indonesia, according to TripAdvisor’s “Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016”. Quite impressive! Motorized transport is prohibited on the island,... Continue Reading
Senggigi is the perfect place to start your holidays on Lombok. This small village is situated right along the beach, and has a laid-back atmosphere. There is variety of restaurants catering to different tastes, from authentic Lombok dishes to Italian pizza and pasta. Along the... Continue Reading
A mental image of Bali is not complete without visions of deep green paddy fields. Rice can be produced by the important presence of Batur volcano. The history of rice cultivation which is the main crop on the island is therefore closely intertwined with Gunung Batur. A massive... Continue Reading
A drive across the Sea of Sands in a 4×4 local Jeep brings you to this amazing viewpoint on top of Mt Penanjakan at 2,770m above sea level.
The sun does not rise over Mt Bromo but you can get the best of both worlds, a sunrise and the best view of Mt Bromo and the sea of sands as the highest peak is at 2,329m. Make sure you wrap up warm, as it can get quite cold at the viewpoint. Its best to get there early to get the best position as many people both locals and tourist gather to watch the sunrise.
Viewpoint of Mt Bromo from Mt Penanjakan.
After sunrise, jump back into you local jeep and drive back down through the sea of sands to the start point of your walk up Bromo. Plenty of sand under your feet so make sure you wear good shoes and also it is best to have a face mask which you can buy at the foot of Bromo as many local pony’s gallop past you.
It takes around 1 hour from leaving your jeep to reach the crater rim where you can see into the large crater and get an amazing picture of the Sea of Sands from a height.
Yadnya Kasada Ceremony happens on the 14th day of the Hindu Festival where locals from East Java climb the volcano with offerings to the Mountain Gods such as flowers, fruits, rice and sometimes livestock into the Volcano as they believe it will give them good luck. This tradition goes as far back as the 15th Century. … See MoreSee Less