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Borobudur temple on Java
Duration: 11Days, 10 Nights
Locations: Java
Starting From: US$ 887 (min 2 persons)
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Overview

You will get to know all of Java’s highlights, such as one the famed wonders of the world: Borobudur temple and the nearby Pramabanan temple complex. The wonderful nature of Java is not to be missed on this Java tour and will come across rugged volcanoe landscapes in the East of Java. Not only culture and nature is what Java has to offer but many plantations too and they are included on this trip.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Bogor

    After arrival in Jakarta you will be transferred to Bogor.

    Accommodation: Happy Valley(Standard Room)

  • Day 2: Bandung

    In the morning you visit the botanical gardens (Kebun Raya) in front of the former palace of the governors-general of the Dutch-Indies. This palace is not an architectural masterpiece, but its gardens are in perfect condition and count over 12.000 species of plants and 3000 species of orchids. From Bogor we drive to Bandung passing the famous Puncak pass. Against the slopes of this pass tea-plantations rise up. Women earn a living by picking tea. In the afternoon we reach Bandung. This cool city used to be called “Paris of the East” when it was the capital of the Dutch colonial empire. There will be some time left to explore the colonial wonders of this city.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Savoy Homann(Deluxe Room)

  • Day 3: Bandung

    Visit the local fruitmarket of Lembang and the active volcano Tangkuban Perahu. You can even descend into the crater. At the hotsprings of Ciater you can have your lunch (not included). The water is heated by the volcano. In the afternoon you can visit the Angklung music school of Pak Ujo. The children from the surrounding kampung will give an unforgetable performance.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Savoy Homann(Deluxe Room)

  • Day 4: Wonosobo

    Today we drive to Wonosobo. Some parts of the route are breathtaking, so we make many photo-stops along the way. Wonosobo is situated at an altitude of 772m above sea level; therefore it has a very nice and cool climate. In 1994 the city won a golden medal for cleanest city of the year.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Accommodation: Surya Asia(Superior Room)

  • Day 5: Dieng Plateau – Borobudur – Yogyakarta

    Before sunrise you depart for the 2000m high Dieng Plateau. On this plateau the most ancient temples of Java are situated. There is also a wonderful fairy-like lake that changes color because of the high sulfur vapor. On our way to Yogyakarta we stop at Borobudur, the world-famous Buddhism building. In the late afternoon there is plenty of time to discover Borobudur on your own, by then the tourist-crowds will be gone. After that we continue to Yogya.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Rumah Mertua(Standard Room)

  • Day 6: Yogyakarta

    Experience a city-tour by becak (cycle taxi) and stop by the famous kraton of the sultan of Yogyakarta. Or visit a wayang kulit and batic factory, to see how this art from Yogya is manufactured. Yogya is a great place to discover on your own and a perfect city to shop around for souvenirs.

    In the afternoon we leave for Prambanan, a Hindu temple complex. On the way we visit Kota Gede where they make beautiful silverware. In Prambanan you will have a wonderful opportunity to see a magnificent sunset over the entire complex. After sunset we will enjoy a dance performance of the famous Ramayana ballet. It is possible to enjoy a wonderful Indonesian buffet preceding the performance. Around 10.00 pm you will be back in your hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Rumah Mertua(Standard Room)

  • Day 7: Malang

    We continue towards Malang, where we arrive in the late afternoon. Malang used to be a popular destination for the Dutch in colonial times. You can still experience the colonial atmosphere in town.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Enny’s Guesthouse

  • Day 8: Bromo

    By car we drive to a village to the south of Bromo. Here we transfer to an open jeep to drive through magnificent scenery. We visit a scenic waterfall and eventually we end up in the ‘sand-sea’ surrounding Bromo. We take a spectacular route to the north side of the volcano to show you Bromo. A unique and adventurous experience!

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Lava View(Standard Cottage)

  • Day 9: Kalibaru

    An early start in order to catch a spectacular sunrise at Bromo’s crater-rim. If the first sunrays break through the sky you will have the feeling you are standing on the moon! We return for breakfast and drive to Kalibaru. Here you can relax in the swimming-pool and process your impressions of this morning. For the ones still active enough there is a possibility to wander around the plantations that belong to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Margo Utomo(Standard Cottage)

  • Day 10: Kalibaru

    A free day in this wonderful place. It is possible to participate in excursions organized by the hotel, for example a tour to cacao-, rubber and coffee plantations. Or just relax and laze by the pool.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Margo Utomo(Standard Cottage)

  • Day 11: Departure

    End of the trip. Driver will drop you to Bali or fly out from Banyuwangi Airiport.

    Meals: Breakfast