Day 1: Begin of Tour Yogyakarta (Java) - Yogyakarta
Tugu Monument, YogyakartaArrival at Yogyakarta Airport. Your guide will welcome you and bring you to your hotel in Yogyakarta. The Afternoon is at your leisure. We recommend to take a walk through Jalan Malioboro where you can find a lot of souvenirs and antique shops or just relax at the swimming pool of your hotel.
Day 2: Yogyakarta (B/L)
Prambanan ReliefAfter breakfast start your city tour. With 1 million citizens Yogyakarta is not only the most important city in Central Java, but also well known for its art production, high schools, universities and for keeping and cultivating Javanese traditions on the entire island of Java. Today you will visit 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 manufactories as well. Yogyakarta is very well known for its batik techniques which have become famous in South-East Asia. Next stop is at 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 the epos of Ramayana. Afterwards return to the hotel. The evening is free at leisure, optional we can offer an additional dinner (buffet) while watching the traditional dance from the historic Ramayana legend at Pura Wisata.
Day 3: Yogyakarta - Dieng Plateau - Yogyakarta (B/L)
Sunset BorobudurAfter breakfast depart for Dieng Plateau day trip. On the way stop at the mighty Borobudur - the largest buddhist sanctuary of the world. During the years 775 until 856 there were 30.000 stone carvers and 15.000 porters participating on its construction, which mightiness amazes all visitors until today. Later stop at Candi Mendut and Candi Pawon. These smaller temples lie only a short distance away from Borobudur. All tempels are particularly important during the buddhist holiday of Vesak. The program proceeds with a scenic drive through the mountains of Central Java. Follow the winding mountain roads and see the always changing landscapes and beautiful paddy fields. The Dieng Plateau is part of a mountain region on approx. 2,100m altitude and is renowned for its mystical atmosphere. The surrounding mountains are part of the most active volcanic region in Indonesia. The Temples at Dieng Plateau have been built in the 7th century by Sanjaya Dynasty in a giant swampy caldera, between steep rocks, cold mineral lakes and fuming volcanoes. "Dieng" is derived from "Di Hyang" and means "Abode of the Gods". Historical records and the positioning of the temples suggest Dieng Plateau was an important religious center populated by hindu priests and hermits. In the afternoon short stop at colourful Lake Menjer and transfer back to Yogyakarta.
Day 4: Yogyakarta - Malang (B/L)
Train Station, JavaAfter the breakfast in the early morning check-out from your hotel in Yogyakarta and transfer to the railway station in Yogya. You will use the Argowillis-train which departures at 6.55 am and will take around 3 ½ hours to reach Jombang. The way to East Java goes through continuously changing landscapes, passing by volcanoes, rice paddies and plantations. Around 10:30 am arrival at Jombang station. Continue your trip to Malang by minibus (around 3 hours drive). Arrival at Malang around 1:30 pm and check-in at your hotel in Malang.
Day 5: Malang - Bromo (B/L)
Bromo and TenggerBreakfast at the hotel. Malang is famous for a mild mountain climate. During colonial times the small town was a popular resort and you can still find old dutch building. Visit tea, apple and coffee plantations in the region. After lunch you will visit a market and continue your way in the direction of the volcano Mount Bromo. Arrival at Bromo in the evening.
Day 6: Bromo - Ijen (B/D)
Ijen ResortIf you want to have a good view of the sunrise above Mt. Bromo you have to leave the resort at aroung 03:00 a.m. and drive to the crater. You will decend from Cemoro Lawang at the northeastern rim of the crater to the sand sea. Follow the track through early morning mist until you reach the junction to Penanjakan viewing point. It ist the most popular location to see the rays of the rising sun touch the slopes of Mt. Bromo and Mt. Merapi (depending of weather). After return to the sand sea drive to the meeting point near Pura Luhur Poten and ride a pony to Mt. Bromo. Take the "stairway to heaven" to reach the crater. During the anual Yadnya Kasada ceremony the local tengger people throw sacrifices into the fuming crater. Later return to hotel and have breakfast. The way to Kawah Ijen will take the whole day only interrupted by a short lunch break. Arrival at Ijen resort in the late afternoon.
Day 7: Ijen - Ketapang - End of Tour Denpasar (Bali) (B/L)
Crater Lake IjenEarly in the morning a four-wheel drive jeep will stand-by at your hotel to drive with you through coffee, cocoa and clove plantations around the village of Licin. During the trip you will experience one of the last remaining rainforests of East Java. Then start the uphill trek following steep trails. It will take approx. 90 minutes to reach the crater of Ijen. In the rainforest you will have lots of chances to take pictures of beautiful tropical nature. After reaching the caldera in 2,883 meters altitude you will see the picturesque milky blue crater lake surrounded by yellow, sulphurous rocks. Along the way you will meet local sulphur carriers who are on their daily trips up and down the hill, carrying up to 80kg of this yellow mineral. Then transfer to Ketapang harbour and ferry ride to Gilimanuk in Bali. Drive along the West coast to your hotel in Bali.
Hotels, Rates & Information
Hotels for this Tour(Changing the hotels according to your wishes is no problem!)
|Location||Comfort Hotels||Deluxe Hotels|
|Yogyakarta||The Phoenix Hotel|
|Malang||Santika Premiere Malang|
|Bromo||Jiwa Jawa Resort|
|Jiwa Jawa Resort|
|Ijen||Ijen Resort Villas|
|Ijen Resort Villas|
|Rate per person||
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.
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Information, Services, Remarks
Yogyakarta (Java) / Denpasar (Bali)
- Hotel/Airport Transfers:
Transfers are inclusive from and to above mentioned airports and hotels of the immediate area.
- Services (included):
English speaking guide
Accomodation: DBL room hotels (or similar)
Transfers and entrance fees as per itinerary
Meal Plan as stated:
6x Breakfast 5x Lunch/Lunchbox 1x Dinner
- Not included
Additional services (marked 'optional' above)
Programme not mentioned above
- Best Season(s):
April - November
- Important Remarks:
Min. 2 Persons. Single traveller rates on request.
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.
- Round trip can be combined with Bali - Kingdom 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.