The Interresting Jawa
8 days 7 nights
The main Indonesian island Java is very interresting with various thing to be explored on this roundtrip. You will be amazed by the impressing ruins of the hindush temple town on Dieng-Plateau like the very popular buddish temple Borobudur. Enjoy the colorful sunrise Mount Bromo. The original life style of the locals and many other cultural things make Jawa or Indonesia to be the most interresting destination in south east asia.
Day 1: Jakarta
Arrival in Jakarta and transfer in to your hotel. The rest of the day will be your free day at own leisure in hotel or its surroundings. Explore the town at your own wish. Jakarta is the town with full of contrast. It is very active town with many skyscrappers, lightened shopping malls, big and expensive residence and many roads and overpasses. You may visit the traditional harbor Jakartas Sunda Kelapa or take a walk through the china town to explore the cultural highlights like the world biggest mosque. Soon you will find out that the most part of the town has been modernized. But in some places you will see that these places never move on in to this modern era.
Day 2: Jakarta – Bandung
In the morning at 7.30 departure heading to Bandung. On our way we are going to visit the botanical garden in Bogor the south east asia biggest botanical garden with 15.000 kinds of trees and plants, 3.000 kind of orchids and 400 kinds palm trees. Furthermore the botanical garden living more than 50 different species of birds and the sleeping place groups of bats. Proceed to Angklung music school at the house of Pak Udjo. Angklung is traditional music instruments made of bamboos. Evening arriving in Bandung the capital city of west Jawa. The flowers city with 3 millionen population belong to the fourth biggest city in Indonesien. In colonial time Bandung was a very important town for the European ambient and very popular name for the town was Paris van Java. Overnight in hotel of your choice.
Day 3: Bandung – Wonosobo
Early morning transfer to the train station in Bandung. From we start our 7 hours trainride Argowilis Executive class to Kutoarjo. From Kutoarjo we leave by car about 3 hours to Wonosobo. Enjoy the beautiful views on your ride passing the central Jawa with various landscape. Wonosobo is located on the slope of the mystical Dieng-Plateau. In the evening is time for your leisure. Overnight in the Hotel of your choice.
Day 4: Wonosobo – Yogyakarta
On our way to Yogyakarta you will enjoy the beautiful sceneries from Wonosobo to Yogyakarta, Dieng-Plateau. Passing the beautiful landscape of the volcano with a lot of serpentines from Wonosobo to the height of 2.100 m plateau will make your trip unforgetable. On the palteau you will find some oldest temple (which was originally more than 400 temples) on the island which come from between the 8th and 9th century. The name Dieng comes from the words Di-Hyang – the Seats of the godsr. Proceed to the temple Borobudur the world biggest and most important cultural budhistish monument. In 775 to 856 there were around 30.000 stone carvers and 5.000 people involved in building this religion menument we can enjoy today. It consists of 9 levels in square shape 123 m in length. On the walls you will find about 5 km long reliefs depicting the story of Buddhas life. Even from far end of the temple complex you still be impressed by the beauty of the temple. Furthermore we can also visit the two other smaller temples Candi Mendut and Candi Pawon. Arrival in Yogyakarta in the evening. Yogyakarta is one of the two still existing Sultanate in Indonesiens. Overnight in hotel of your choice.
Day 5: Yogyakarta – Solo
In the morning we go to the city tour through the city Yogyakarta to visit Sultan palace, the ruins of Taman Sari water palace and the old town with its traditional market. We also have the chance to visit Batik factory and the silversmith. You are going to explore more about the capability of the handicrafter and your chance to find your souvenirs from this place. Afternoon we proceed to Prambanan temple complex, the biggest hindush temple in Indonesia. This temple was announced in 1991 by UNESCO to be the world cultural heritage. Charakteristically are the height and the top of the building are belong to the typical style of hindush building style. The main temple in the middle is 47 m high. Beside the 8 main altars and temples there are more than 250 smaller temples surrounding the main building. The three biggest altars called Trisakti (three holy area) for the three main gods Shiva the destroyer, Vishnu the maintainer and Brahma the creator. The oldest temple in the whole complex come from the same century like the temple Borobudur. Proceed to Solo that will take 1,5 hours. 2 overnights in hotel of your choice.
Day 6: Solo
After breakfast we leave to the highlight of Solo. On the city tour we will visit Mangkunegaran palace and the interresting antique market Tri Windu. A ride arround 1,5 hours through the mountain view to Ceto temple from 5th century will make you visit more enjoyable. There is a beautiful view from this area. Furthermore to Sukuh temple with its special architecture like Maya culture in south America. About 15 minutes trekking to Jumog waterfall will round your program today. Return back to Solo and transfer in to your hotel in the afternoon. Evening is your time to enjoy yourself.
Day 7: Solo – Mount Bromo
After early breakfast is the transfer to the train station in Solo. From Solo we go to Jombang 3 hours by train. From Jombang we still need to drive 4 hours passing the beautiful sceneries of mountains and plantation in east Java. At 16 we reach the Mount Bromo where we are going to spend our night this evening. The hotel is located on slope of a mountain where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of this site. Evening is free program. Overnight in the hotel of your choice.
Day 8: Mount Bromo and flight Surabaya - Denpasar (Bali)/Lombok
In the middle of the night in the dark we leave to the highlight of this trip. You are going to enjoy natur attraction the spectacular sunrise in Mount Bromo. In early morning at 2 we leave on four wheels drive to the plateau in front of us with the beautiful view of Mount Bromo. After the sunrise we proceed to volcano crater Mount Bromo on the height 2.000 m. We can also have a pony ride there. If the weather allows you will be able to enjoy the most spectacular sunrise ever on Bromo. You can enjoy the morning mood from the volcano and watch the smoking crater before we return back to our hotel for the breakfast. Before noon we take a ride 2 hours to Surabaya to catch your flight to Denpasar, Bali/Lombok.
Price with an English speaking driver
2 persons USD 717 per person (For all inclusives: + USD 521 per person*)
4+ persons USD 392 per person (For all inclusives: + USD 521 per person*)
7 overnights : Find your hotels here! *
Trainride from Bandung - Kutoarjo*
Jeepride in Bromo*
Horseride in Bromo*
Ferry from Jawa to Bali*