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Journey Through Java
The stunning beauty of Borobudur and dramatic volcanic landscapes more than compensate for the early morning starts on this private tour.
- Style: Private Tour
- Duration: 9 days/8 nights
- Starts in: Borobudur
Guide Price £1451
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Sunrise over Mount Bromo
- Ijen plateau
Day 1 Yogyakarta to Borobudur
Upon arrival in Yogyakarta transfer to your hotel near Borobudur.
Day 2 Borobudur
Rise at 4am to watch the sun rise over Borobudur followed by a guided tour of the monument before the crowds arrive. Return to your hotel for breakfast before visiting some nearby temples and enjoying a ride on a horse-drawn carriage along the peaceful lanes to a nearby village.
Day 3 Borobudur to Ambarawa
Depart early for the drive to Wonosobo, gateway to the volcanic Dieng Plateau. This upland plain is known for its beautiful scenery and ancient Hindu shrines. Take a walk through the volcanic landscapes before continuing on to the market town of Ambarawa.
Day 4 Ambarawa to Yogyakarta
This morning visit a group of small Hindu temples on the slopes of Mount Ungaran. Enjoy a moderate 2 hour walk to the mountaintop for spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes. Head to Yogyakarta for dinner at a local restaurant and a traditional dance performance.
Day 5 Yogyakarta
Visit the Sultan’s Palace and the Taman Sari, once a royal water garden, before a short cyclo pedicab ride to the Sonobudoyo Museum. This afternoon visit the majestic Hindu temples at Prambanan.
Day 6 Yogyakarta to Mount Bromo
Depart early this morning for the 4 hour train to Jombang. Continue by road for 4 hours to the village of Ngadisari, gateway to Mount Bromo.
Day 7 Mount Bromo to Ijen Plateau
Rise at 3.30am and travel by jeep to a viewpoint where you will witness one of the most spectacular sights in South East Asia – the sun rising over Mount Bromo. Continue through the lunar-like landscape to the volcano’s caldera, here enjoy a moderate 30 minute walk across the sea of sand and volcanic ash to reach the rim of this impressive crater. Return to your hotel for breakfast before setting off on a scenic 8-9 hour drive to the Ijen Plateau.
Day 8 Ijen Plateau
After an early wake-up call, travel to Paltuding and embark on a moderate 90 minute uphill trek to the remarkable Ijen Crater. From the top enjoy spectacular views of the crater lake’s glistening turquoise waters and the surrounding barren but beautiful landscape. Return to your resort for the afternoon at leisure.
Day 9 Ijen Plateau to Denpasar, Bali
Leave Ijen and travel to Kaliklatak Plantation to learn about rubber tapping and coffee production. Continue to Ketapang for the ferry to Bali, and transfer by road to Denpasar airport or one of our beach resorts. Total journey time 9-10 hours.
Additional Options:Experience rural Javanese village life with a bike ride through Yogyakarta’s scenic countryside. Journey through picturesque villages, alongside rice paddies and stop en route to help the local farmers plant rice in their fields. Speak to your travel consultant to include this tour within your itinerary.
Your Bespoke Tour can depart on any day you please.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
- Private vehicle & driver and private guide
- Train & ferry as detailed
- 8 nights hotel accommodation
- 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 4 dinners
- International flights
Please Note:Prices based on standard accommodation option; prices for upgraded accommodation options available on request.
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