Explore West Java island
JavaBaliTrip company maps the tours and activities starting to explore west Java island to the central and east Java until visiting and exploring Bali island. JavaBaliTrip representative in Jakarta will be happy to meet, greet and escort you to explore west Java island. Soon as you land at Jakarta international airports (Soekarno Hatta International Airport and Halim International Airport), our staffs will make sure everything well organized and planned.
Java island is one of the biggest islands in Indonesia. Others biggest islands are: Borneo (Kalimantan), Sumatra, Celebes (Sulawesi), and the west Papua (the former name was Irian Jaya). Java island is the most densely population among other islands in Indonesia with the total population is more than 250 millions people. Indonesia is the archipelago country with the total number of 14,000 islands. Here is one of Java overland tour package’s itinerary below, and you may contact us by email or Phone:
Day 01: JAKARTA – BANDUNG
One day after your arrival at the International Airport our staffs will pick you up at 08.00 from your hotel and start the overland journey to visit Bogor. Drive to Bogor is about 1.5-2 hours drive, then visiting Bogor Botanical Garden. After that continue to Bandung, along the way you will passing through the huge tea plantation in Puncak area, with the cool weather and green view along the way. You will stop by at the Gunung Padang megalithic sites to adore the oldest megalithic sites in southeastern Asia. Then continue to your hotel in Bandung area, enjoying free time on your own leisure and meals on your personal account.
Hotel plan: Aston Braga Hotel or other similliar types.
DAY 02: TANGKUBAN PERAHU – CIATER HOT SPRING – ANGKLUNG UDJO (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, then you will visit Tangkuban Perahu crater, an active 2000 m wide, surrealistic volcano at 1800 meter above sea level, you can have a light trekking around the crater. Then continue to Ciater Hot Spring with passing through the huge wonderful tea plantation. Here, you will have lunch and possible to take a bath in the hot natural water pool. In the Afternoon back to Bandung with stop at Padasuka village to enjoy the Angklung (traditional bamboo instrument) performance at Saung Angklung Ujo. Hotel plan: Aston Braga Hotel or similar
DAY 03: BANDUNG – YOGYAKARTA (B)
Early breakfast at your hotel, then at the appropriate time transfer to Bandung train station. You will take Indonesia most popular public transportation to travel to Yogyakarta. Upon your arrival in Jogja, your guide will pick you up and then directly transfer to your hotel in Magelang area.
Hotels choices: Villa Borobudur, Shankara Resort, Amata Resort, Manohara Resort or other great hotels in Borobudur area.
DAY 04: BOROBUDUR – DIENG PLATEU (B,L)
In the morning you will visit the magical temple of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia that was built in 9th century. This huge Buddhist pyramid is the largest Buddhism shrine in Indonesia. From your guide you can learn the Buddha philosophy by exploring the relief on Borobudur temple. Then you will continue to visit Dieng Plateau, you will explore the Arjuna temple, a complex of Hindu temple built in early 7thcentury and well known as the oldest Hindu temple in Indonesia. Then continue to visit Sikidang crater, one of several craters in Dieng plateu that is most active, and the Lake Warna (Color Lake), an exquisitely beautiful lake ranged by highland forest, the water color is turquoise and cobalt hues from the amount of sulfur reflected by the sunlight. On your way to Dieng or on your way back, you will see the beauty of countryside, fresh mountain wind and the plantation of coffee, tea, tobacco and other crops.
DAY 05: YOGYAKARTA CULTURAL TOUR – PRAMBANAN (B,L)
After breakfast you will start your cultural Yogyakarta tour by visit Sultan Royal Palace, Water Castle (Taman Sari), Ngasem Bird Market, Batik Home Industry and Silverware at Kotagede. Then journey continue to visit Prambanan temple, the most important Hindu temple built on compound IX century by the three temples dedicated to Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Then back to your hotel and you can enjoy the time on your own personal leisure.
DAY 06: YOGYAKARTA – SURABAYA – BROMO AREA (B)
Early breakfast at hotel, then drive to Tugu station and take a morning train to Surabaya Station, it will take around 5 hours. Arrive at Surabaya at noon and continue with driving for about 3-4 hours to Bromo area. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time at your own leisure and meals on your personal account. Hotel plan: Lava View Lodge or similar
DAY 07: SUNRISE VIEW PANANJAKAN – BROMO – IJEN (B)
At 03.00 in the early morning you’ll be wake up and the Jeep will bring you to the world’s most famous view point at Mt. Pananjakan on the rim of the Tengger caldera to enjoy the sunrise with its young volcanic including Mt Bromo and an active Mt Semeru in the background. Then if the condition allowed, the adventure continues to an active Mt. Bromo volcano to climb up 245 steps of stairs to reach the ridge of Bromo Caldera. After this we will proceed back to hotel for breakfast. Then the journey will continue to Ijen area. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 08: IJEN – KETAPANG HARBOR – GILIMANUK HARBOR-BALI – UBUD (B)
We rise very early for our Mt. Ijen (2,400 m) excursion. This volcano offers a savannah landscape, ruggedly beautiful panoramas, grand hiking, and a placid, brightly yellow crater-lake. Near the summit of Mt. Ijen is a gorgeous crater filled with a haunting turquoise-blue lake with its surface streaked in the wind blown patterns of yellow sulfur vapor. By the crater-lake edge, there is evil smelling sulfur, where local people dig and carrying 60-70kgs on their bare shoulders for 2 miles ascending and descending the steep Mt. Ijen slopes. Afterward rejoin your car and drive back to the hotel. At check out time, drive to the harbor of Ketapang for ferry crosses to Bali Island. On arrival in Gilimanuk harbor Bali, continue to drive for your accommodation in Ubud. Lunch at local restaurant en route.