Start your journey in West Java, Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to hotel. Free time.
After early breakfast at hotel transfer by car to Bogor. Bogor botanical garden - Pass tea plantation at Mt. Mas and visit 3 color lake. Stop at Cipanas hot spring
Back to Jakarta. Transfer to airport and fly to Yogyakarta. Meet and greet at Adi Sucipto International Airport in Yogyakarta. Transfer to the hotel at Borobudur complex (1-1.20 drive).
Today you will have one of the most unique experiences in your life. Witness the sunrise and experience the silent and lonely dawn at Borobudur. The tour will start around 04.30 am. You will have privileged access to Borobudur temple and enjoy the sun rising up from the horizon before the temple opens to the public. Take a unique andong ride or bike tour through countryside where you'll discover the daily life of rice farmers and villagers. Andong is a traditional transportation used in the old days. It has an open air carriage with a horse in the front to pull it. The tour will take approximately 1 hour and you'll enjoy the fresh mountain air and encounter the friendly local people. Immerse in spiritual journey, practice Javanese meditation, Samadhi, and yoga at Mendut temple.
Visit a renowned palm-reader for traditional Javanese fortune-telling session. Experience Javanese hospitality and stop at ‘home restaurant’ for classic Javanese dishes prepared over a charcoal fire and served on banana leaves. Continue the journey to Prambanan temple, one of the grandest Hindu temples in Southeast Asia. Climb to Ratuboko temple and watch Ramayana ballet in the evening.
After breakfast, you'll be transferred back to city of Yogyakarata. Visit Sultan (King) Palace and take a glimpse of the guards and abdi dalem (people who voluntarily subjugate their service to the Sultan (King) and his extended family) with their traditional uniforms is highlights of the day. Enjoy Javanese gamelan music and dance at the palace. Visit palace surrounding including abdi dalem’s art workshop such as batik, leather puppet making and traditional Javanese painting. Visit local market such as Ngasem and famous Malioboro street with many local shops selling variety of goods.
Transfer to airport for departure to East java. Arrive meet and greet, drive to Mt. Bromo
Start trekking to Mt. Bromo early morning to see sunrise at the best point. Continue the journey, pass Bromo desert to reach the top of the mountain crater. Overnight at a small town close to Meru Betiri National Park.
Take 4x4 Jeep to Meru Betiri National Park and do a short jungle trekking at Sukomade National Resource Conservation for turtle hatchery.
Visit Papuma beach early morning and take a ride to Mt. Ijen. Camp. Overnight at the camp.
Hike Mt. Ijen early morning for sunrise view. Transfer to Surabaya for the night.
Free time. Transfer to Surabaya airport. End of tour.
Our trip FANTASTIC!!! Thank you so much for your thoughtful planning tailored to our needs and wants, and making our trip such a worry-free vacation in a foreign country.
X. L., Boston, MA
Greetings From Borobudur