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Classic Tour of Java

9 Days / 8 Nights

This tour of fascinating Java takes you from Jakarta to the hauntingly beautiful Ijen plateau. You will begin by visiting the quaint city of Bandung set amid volcanoes and tea plantations, Dieng Plateau before heading to the ancient Temples of Borobudur and Prambanan. Witness the spectacular sunrise over Mount Bromo and visit the coffee plantations where you will have the opportunity to experience the rural life in Java. The tour concludes with the exploration of the cool and misty Ijen Plateau.

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DURATION: 9 Days / 8 Nights

FREQUENCY: Daily

JOINING CITY: Jakarta airport

DEPARTURE CITY: Bali airport

ACTIVITIES: Sightseeing and volcano adventure

TOUR TYPE: Private tour

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL: From April until September

What's Included

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Hotel/Lodge accommodation for the nights listed in the itinerary
All internal transport as per the itinerary with private vehicle
Sightseeing tours / activities where specified
English speaking guide
Entry Fees
Meals as specified (B: breakfast, L: lunch, PL: packed lunch, D: dinner)

THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Internal flights
Beverages
Travel Insurance
Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Naturalis Expeditions control

Day 1: ARRIVE JAKARTA – BOGOR – BANDUNG

Upon arrival in Jakarta, you will be met at the airport and transported to Bogor where you will visit the famous Botanical Garden which covers an area of around 80 hectares.

Founded in 1817, the gardens contain streams and lotus ponds and it has a collection of magnificent palm. The garden’s orchid houses with more than 3000 orchid varieties. After the visit of the Botanical Garden, you will be driven to Puncak Pass Mountain Resort (1600 meter above sea level), passing through the beautiful scenery of Tea Plantation to Bandung.

Overnight at your hotel in Bandung.

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Day 2: BANDUNG

Today you will be taken on morning excursion of Bandung. You will visit the active volcano Tangkuban Perahu Crater and the Ciater Hotspring. Afterward, return to Bandung to explore the popular jeans market at Cihampelas Street where you can buy cheap but good products.

Overnight at your hotel in Bandung.

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Day 3: BANDUNG – BATURADEN

After breakfast, depart for Baturaden in Central Java. Enroute stop at the Naga Village to see the traditional lifestyle of Sundanese people. Proceed to Baturaden, a mountain resort on the slopes of Mount Slamet which features panoramic views, waterfalls, a mini-train, paddleboats, a water slide, and a pool. After the visit of Baturaden, transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Baturaden.

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Day 4: BATURADEN – DIENG PLATEAU – YOGYAKARTA

After early breakfast at the hotel, depart for Yogyakarta and Dieng Plateau to explore the oldest Hindu Temple complex in Java. The name ‘dieng’ which literally translates as ‘abode of the Gods’ says all you need to know about this collection small ancient temples set in the remarkable volcanic landscape of the Dieng Plateau. The misty location, sulphurous springs, and coloured lakes truly make this a place of natural wonder and cultural significance.

While taking a deep breath of morning fresh air, you could enjoy the morning life of Dieng’s people starting their work in their vegetable plantation. After Dieng continue to Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The World Heritage Borobudur is surrounded by volcanoes and shrouded in mystery. This colossal temple was built between AD 750 and 842: 300 years before Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, 400 years before work had begun on the great European cathedrals. After the temple you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Yogyakarta.

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Day 5: YOGYAKARTA – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

Today you will visit the Prambanan Temple – a magnificent 9th century Hindu Temple icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. After Prambanan continue your tour to the Yogyakarta Sultan’s Palace called Kraton. The palace is the center of Javanese culture living museum, also the main direction of cultural development of Java, how the Javanese culture continues to live and be preserved. After the tour, return to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Yogyakarta.

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Day 6: YOGYAKARTA – TOSARI BROMO 

Rise early this morning and continue your Java overland tour to Tosari-Bromo. Enroute visit the traditional market in Solo. Arrive in Bromo area late afternoon.

Overnight at your hotel in Tosari.

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Day 7: TOSARI BROMO – KALIBARU 

Very early morning departs to Mount Penanjakan to witness on the most spectacular sunrise in the world of Mount Bromo. Return to your hotel for breakfast and proceed to Kalibaru, a typical village in East Java where you can find a vast collection of tropical herbs and spices such as pepper, coffee, cacao, mustard, and many others.

Overnight at your hotel in Kalibaru.

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Day 8: KALIBARU – IJEN CRATER 

Continue your journey to Mt. Ijen passing verdant rice and sugar cane fields and vast coffee plantations.

Overnight at the hotel in Ijen.

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Day 9: IJEN – BALI 

Today you will explore Ijen Plateau. The Ijen Plateau was at one time a huge active crater, but today is a quiet but active volcano, and the landscape is dominated by the volcanic cones of Mt Ijen, Mt Merapi and Mt Raung

The vent is a source of sulfur and collectors work here, making the trek up to the crater and down to the lake every day. Sulfur collectors hike up in the morning and return around 1 pm when the clouds roll in. They carry shoulder basket of pure sulfur from a quarry on the lakes edge under the shadow of the sheer walls of the crater. Trekking down the mountain and proceed to the harbor to board the ferry to Bali. On arrival in Bali you will be transferred to your hotel.

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