Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Begin of Tour Yogyakarta (Java) - Yogyakarta

The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta © Accor HotelsThe Phoenix Hotel YogyakartaArrival at Yogyakarta airport at meet your personal guide. Then transfer to your city hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Explore the city with a walk along the main shopping streets where you can find souvenirs. Overnight in Yogyakarta.

Day 2: Yogyakarta (B/L)

Keraton YogyakartaKeraton YogyakartaBreakfast at the hotel. Afterwards go on a sightseeing tour. Yogyakarta is not only the most important city in Central Java, but also well known as a center of the arts. Javanese traditions and culture are preserved in the local schools, universities, and art workshops. For its art production, high schools, universities and for keeping and cultivating Javanese traditions on the entire island of Java. Start today with a visit to the sultan’s palace Keraton, the ruins of the water palace Taman Sari, the Old City, bird market Pasar Ngasem, and some batik workshops and silver manufactures as well. Yogyakarta is very well known for the local, traditional batik techniques. Next visit is the Prambanan Temple. This huge temple complex is dedicated to Hindu gods Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu. The first relief begins on the most eastern entry and shows stories of the Ramayana epic. Afterwards return to the hotel. The evening is free at leisure, optional attend traditional dance performance from the historic Ramayana legend at Pura Wisata (incl. dinner).

Day 3: Yogyakarta - Dieng Plateau - Yogyakarta (B/L)

Gunung Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta © Tourism IndonesiaGunung Merapi volcano, YogyakartaAfter breakfast depart on a day trip to Dieng Plateau. Start with the famous Borobudur Temple, one of the largest Buddhist sanctuaries in the world. Approximately 30.000 stone carvers and 15.000 porters participated during its construction in the 9th century. Borobudur appears in the form of a pyramid with 9 platforms. Every level is decorated with intricate stone reliefs. Stop at Candi Mendut and Candi Pawon on the way to the mountains in Central Java. All three temples are important during the Buddhist holiday of Wesak. Many pilgrims from all over Indonesia gather at the sacred sites and celebrate Buddha's Birthday together. Enjoy the scenic drive to Wonosobo following serpentine roads, passing by rice paddy fields and small villages. The Dieng Plateau is located high in the Javanese mountains and is known for a unique mystic atmosphere caused by increased volcanic activity in the area. Steep hillsides, steaming lakes and fuming volcanoes dominate the landscape. Up to 400 Hindu temples were built at Dieng Plateau in the 7th century by Sanjaya Dynasty in a giant swampy caldera. They are the oldest Hindu temples on the island of Java. Dieng Plateau supposedly was a prospering temple center in the mountains, an Abode of the Gods, populated only by Hindu priests and hermits before it was abandoned. Later short stop at Lake Menjer followed by a ride downhill back to Yogyakarta.

Day 4: Yogyakarta - Jombang - Bromo (B/L)

Train Ride Java © Rima SuharkatTrain Ride JavaAfter the breakfast in the early morning check-out from your hotel and transfer to the railway station of Yogyakarta. The train to East Java will leave at 07:00 and reach Jombang station approximately 4 hours later. Watch the ever changing landscapes on the way. The rail tracks pass by volcanoes, rice fields and villages. Continue eastwards until you reach the Bromo volcano at Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Day 5: Bromo - Ijen (B/D)

Gunung Bromo in East Jawa © Tourism IndonesiaGunung Bromo in East JawaWake-up call in the early morning. Leave the hotel at 03:30 AM for the sunrise experience at Mount Bromo. Take a four-wheel ride to Cemoro Lawang at the crater rim. You will reach the Viewpoint in the dark. Try to find a good spot and wait for the sun to rise. You will have a beautiful view of the Sea of Sand and the Mount Bromo in the crater and the Semeru in the background. Return to the crater and cross the Sea of Sand by foot or by pony. At the foot of Mount Bromo you will have to climb the stairway to heaven to reach the crater rim (if volcanic activity permits). Then return to your hotel for taking breakfast and check-out. Drive to Kawah Ijen in the morning. Lunch en route. Arrival at hotel in east Java in the late afternoon.

Day 6: Ijen - End of Tour Denpasar (Bali) (B/L)

Sulfur at Kawah Ijen © Rima SuharkatSulfur at Kawah IjenLeave the hotel early in the morning and drive through the plantations near the village Licin to the base camp at Kawah Ijen. Start the hike up the steep volcano at Paltuding (1,850m). It will take approximately 90 minutes to reach the crater rim (2,883m). See the milky blue lake at the bottom of the crater and the white clouds of volcanic fumes. The shore is coated with bright yellow sulfurous rocks. Worker will carry big baskets filled with this precious good to the weighing station at halfway point and further down the hill. Later transfer to Ketapang and take the ferry to Gilimanuk on Bali island. The round trip will end at your beach resort.

Rates, Hotels & Information

Rates
Options Comfort Deluxe
Rate per person EUR 1.065
USD 1,275
EUR 1.095
USD 1,312
Based on individual private tour, min. 2 travellers in double/twin room
Changing or adapting this tour to match your personal needs, interests and wishes is, as always, possible. Please contact us! Group rates (closed groups only, min. 4 Pax) on request.
Single Supplement EUR 240
USD 288
EUR 265
USD 318
Single Traveller EUR 1.915
USD 2,295
EUR 1.970
USD 2,360
Hotels for this Tour
(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
LocationComfort HotelsDeluxe Hotels
YogyakartaThe Phoenix Hotel

Superior Heritage
Royal Ambarrukmo

Deluxe Balcony
BromoJiwa Jawa Resort

Deluxe B
Jiwa Jawa Resort

Executive B
IjenIjen Resort Villas

Superior
Ijen Resort Villas

Deluxe

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Information, Services, Remarks
Depart/Arrive:

Yogyakarta (Java) / Denpasar (Bali)

Hotel/Airport Transfers:

Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.

Services (included):

Private tour
English speaking guide
Air-conditioned car
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers and entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
5x Breakfast 4x Lunch/Lunchbox 1x Dinner

Not included

Own expenses
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
Season Surcharges

Best Season(s):

April - November

Important Remarks:

Important information: All programmes and transfers by boat are on seat-in-coach base (group). You may be in a small group with other people.
Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
- Combination with round trip Bali - Realm of the Gods.
Please pay attention to the Travel Information provided.
When travelling islamic countries there can be interference during the month of Ramadan, other high holidays and fridays.
Volcanism: The Sunda Islands and the Sunda Archipelago are of volcanic orgin and show high volcanic activity. Accrodingly it may be possible that tours, routings and activities (especially those involving or near volcanoes) need to be altered in case of high activity or order by the government.