Our Java Tour will give you experiencing the beauty of nature and cultures in different areas all over Java island. Feel Java’s beautiful and unique nature, feel the friendliness of Indonesians. We will explore the exotic island of Java. We visit Botanical garden, Green Canyon, Jungle, the famous Borobudur temple, Kraton Palace and Mount Bromo. We enjoy iconic Mount Bromo at sunset and discover the rice paddies and ravines of Java.
Java is also characterized by great natural beauty. Its central spine is dominated by hundreds of volcanoes, many of which are still very evidently active, their fertile slopes supporting a landscape of glimmering rice fields spotted with countless small villages. To the south of this mountainous backbone is the homeland of the ethnic Javanese and the epicentre of their arts, culture and language, epitomized by the royal courts of Yogyakarta and Solo. Still steeped in traditional dance, music and art, these two cities are the mainstay of Java’s tourist industry and offer first-rate facilities for travellers. They also provide excellent bases from which to explore the giant ninth-century Buddhist temple Borobudur, and the equally fascinating Prambanan complex, a contemporary Hindu site. To the east, the volcanic massif of Gunung Bromo is another major stop on most travellers’ itineraries, not least for the sunrise walk to its summit. But there are plenty more volcanic landscapes to explore, including the coloured lakes of the windswept Dieng Plateau, and the world’s most famous – and destructive – volcano, Krakatau, off the west coast of Java.
Day 1 : Arrive Jakarta – Bogor
Arrive at Soekarno Hatta Jakarta International Airport, meeting service and direct transfer to Hotel at Bogor. Spend the night at Hotel Bogor.
Day 2 : Bogor – Bandung
Breakfast at hotel and visit Bogor Botanical Garden, the largest botanical garden in Indonesia. It is a huge, world-class botanical garden, covering an area of around 80 hectares. Founded in 1817, the gardens contain streams and lotus ponds and it has a collection of magnificent palms. The garden’s orchid houses are reputed to contain more than 3000 orchid varieties. Drive via Puncak Pass Mountain Resort (1600 meter above sea level) passing through beautiful scenery of Tea Plantation to Bandung. Spent the night at Hotel Bandung.
Day 3 : Bandung Highlights
Breakfast at hotel. Scenic drive through Lembang hills to the crater of Mount Tangkuban Perahu and to Sariater hot springs. Enjoy the beautiful panorama of Tea plantation. Afternoon proceed to Padasuka village enjoying listen to the melodious sounds of Angklung music using bamboo instruments. Spend the night in Hotel Bandung.
Day 4 : Bandung – Pangandaran
On the way to pangandaran we visit the Dragon Village, one of the traditional Sundanese tribes who keep the strong tradition of the old Father. Spend the night in Hotel Pangandaran.
Day 5 : Pangandaran – Green canyon
Visit the home-industries and experience the traditional process of brown sugar and Wayang/wooden puppet. Continue to visit the spectacular Green Canyon, sailing by boat through the Canyon and have an exciting swim along the river. Cross a traditional handmade bridge from bamboo (Bamboo Bridge) and see the breading turtle. Spend the night at Hotel Pangandaran.
Day 6 : Pangandaran Nature Reserve
The Nature Reserve is on the Peninsula of Pangandaran and includes 500 hectares with more than 700 different plants. We will do a trekking through the jungle for 4 to 5 hours. We will see waterfalls, one of the biggest flower in the world (Rafflesia Flower), a big variety of wild animals as, deer, porcupine, buffalo, grey/ black monckeys, tukan and so on. We end the walk on a white sand beach where you can do snorkling or just relax and enjoy the sunset. Spend the night at Hotel Pangandaran.
Day 7 : Pangandaran – Dieng
In the morning we leave Pangandaran go by car straight to Dieng Plateau. This trip will give you Java’s beautiful nature full with rice fields . You even can join the farmers with planting and harvesting the rice. Enjoy the scenery of the valley and the mountains. Spend the night at Guest House Dieng Plateau.
Day 8 : Dieng Plateau – Borobudur
Wake up early morning, to make a trekking to one of the highest villages in Dieng 2300m above see level. From here we enjoy the stunning sunrise in a great surrounding of Merbabu and Sumbing mountain and the valley of Dieng. After this, we continue to visit the oldest Hindu temple of Java ( The complex Arjuna Temple ) lake colours which have three differents colours, an active volcano. Back to the hotel to have breakfast and take a rest at the hotel.We continue the trip to Magelang. Visit the famous Borobudur temple. The massive stone stupa of Borobudur is one of the greatest of all ancient architectural monuments. Built with forced labour from the surrounding countryside between about AD 750 and 850, Borobudur predates Ankor Wat in Cambodia by three centuries. Through a Buddhist creation, it incorporates Persian, Babylonian and Greek influences. Also the nearby a smaller but of some importance Mendut temple can be visited. Spend the night in Hotel Jogjakarta.
Day 9 : Strolling Jogjakarta
Visit the Sultan’s Palace, Taman sari ( Water custle ) traditional processing of Batik and silver, enjoy sunset at Parambanan temple. In the night we visit a traditional dance performance of Ramayana Ballet. Spend the night in Hotel Jogyakarta.
Day 10 : Jogjakarta – Sarangan
On the way to Sarangan, we stop by at Solo and visit Candi sukuh one of Java’s most mysterious Strike temples. The Candi Sukuh stand 900 meters high on the slope of the mount Lawu. Spend the night in Sarangan Hotel .
Day 11 : Sarangan – Malang
On the way to Malang we pass Sugar cane Plantation. Visit traditional processing of Tenun (hand made) Ikat. We will stop at Batu, for a refreshing swim at Coban rondo waterfall. This trip will give you again a view of Java’s beautiful nature, full with rice fields and mountains. Spent the night at Villa Batu Malang.
Day 12 : Malang – Bromo
Visit a coffee plantation, and discover the coffee processing and sugar cane processing. We will then visit a traditional market and Kendedes temple And continue to Bromo. Spend the night in Ceamara indah hotel Bromo.
Day 13 : Bromo – Tuban
Wake up early to enjoy Bromo excursion: drive to the village of Ngadisari and continue the journey from the rim of old crater down into Caldera, cross the sand sea to the smoking crater of Bromo. From here we watch the spectacular scene during sunrise. After the excursion we go back to hotel for a short rest and breakfast. Continue drive to Lamongan and spend the night in Hotel Tuban.
Day 14 : Tuban – Bandengan Beach, Jepara
Visit the best wood carving centre in java and then continue to visit Bandengan Beach Jepara and relax, enjoy the sunset. Spend the night in hotel Bandengan Beach.
Day 15 : Bandengan Beach Jepara – Pekalongan
Morning free at leisure .On the way to Pekalongan we stop by at Semarang for visit the Old city of Semarang. Continue drive along the north cost of Java island all the way to Pekalongan. Spend the night at Hotel Pekalongan.
Day 16 : Pekalongan – Guci Hot Spring
Visit Guci hot spring waterfall, which comes from Selamet Mountain 2500 above see level. Walk along the village, enjoy the scenery of the valley which includes beautiful rice fields. Spend the night at Hotel Guci Kencana Tegal .
Day 17 : Guci – Cirebon
Process to Cirebon. Enjoy the scenery rice field and mountain. Upon arrival at Cirebon, we visit museum Kraton Kanoman. Spent the night in Hotel Cirebon.
Day 18 : Cirebon – Jakarta
Drive direct by car to Soekarno Hatta international Airport. The Explore Java Experience has come to his end. At the appropriate time, transfer to airport for your onward flight. Where we hope you will leave Indonesia satisfied full with great experiences.