Uncover Java Culture and Volcano
$1,749 USD per room (Double Occupancy) – Uncover Java Culture and Volcano Package Tour includes:
- Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
- 5 Days and 4 Nights hotel stay
- Private air – conditioned transport
- Handling of one piece of baggage (20 kg)
- Sancaka train ticket
- Jeep (4WD) at Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater
- A bottle of mineral water with every excursion
- Local English speaking guide
- Entrance fee, toll and parking
|Single Supplement||$138 USD per night|
|Single Traveler||$1,535 USD per night|
Hotels You Stay At
About Atria Hotel
Atria Hotel, in Magelang, is a 13-minute walk from the nearest metro station, this low-key city centre hotel is 15 minutes from Cubbon Park and 2.6 km from Bangalore Palace.
The trendy warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking equipment, plus desks. Room service is on offer 24/7.
A breakfast buffet is served in a casual cafe. There are 2 more restaurants (Chinese and local) and a clubby bar with ocean motifs. Other amenities include a fitness room and safe deposit boxes.
About Ketapang Indah Hotel
Ketapang Indah Hotel, Ketapang, is flanked by an expansive tropical garden, this tranquil hotel is next to a beach along Bali Sea and 350 meters from the National 3 highway.
The relaxed rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Upgraded rooms add furnished terraces or balconies with garden or sea views, and glass-enclosed shower cabins. Cottages come with mood-enhancing lighting; suites provide living areas. Room service is on offer. Kids under the age of 5 (up to 1 per room) stay at no cost when using existing beds.
The hotel includes an open-air restaurant, an outdoor pool, a playground and safe deposit boxes. Massages are available.
Arrive early morning at Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport. Upon arrival, our travel guide meets you and are chauffeured to the first site on this tour; Sultan Palace in Kraton, Yogyakarta. Next, we will visit the Taman Sari Water Castle, Museum Kereta and the Royal Carriage Museum. After, we will drive through the Gaja Mada University and proceed to SIlver and Batik home industry in the village of Kota Gede. As the last site for this day, we will visit the Hindu’s Prambanan Temple and head to the Neo Malioboro Hotel for check-in.
About Taman Sari Water Castle
Taman Sari also known as Taman Sari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located about 2 km south within the grounds of the Kraton, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Built in mid 18th century, the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place.
Taman Sari consisted of four distinct areas: a large artificial lake with islands and pavilions located in the west, a bathing complex in the centre, a complex of pavilions and pools in the south, and a smaller lake in the east. Today only the central bathing complex is well preserved, while the other areas have been largely occupied by the Kampung Taman settlement.
Since 1995 the Yogyakarta Palace Complex including Taman Sari is listed as a tentative World Heritage Site.
After breakfast at hotel we start our day by driving to Dieng Plateau, passing through tropical plantation and vegetables in terrace found on this plateau, and visiting Sikidang crater, Panca Warna lake and Pandawa temple complex. On the way back to Yogyakarta we visit the biggest Buddhism’s Borobudur Temple.
About Dieng Plateau
Dieng Plateau is a marshy plateau that forms the floor of a caldera complex on the Dieng Volcanic Complex near Wonosobo, Central Java, Indonesia. Referred to as “Dieng” by Indonesians, it sits at 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) above sea level, far from major population centres. The name “Dieng” comes from Di Hyang which means “Abode of the Gods”.
The Plateau is the location eight small Hindu temples from the Kalingga Kingdom. It is unclear when they were built, estimated to range from mid-7th century to end of 8th century AD; they are the oldest known standing stone structures in Java. They are originally thought to have numbered 400 but only eight remain. The temples are now believed to have been named after the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
It is claimed that Dieng’s misty location almost 2,093 m above sea level, its poisonous effusions and Sulphur-colored lakes make it a particularly auspicious place for religious tribute. The temples are small shrines built as monuments to the god-ancestors and dedicated to Shiva. The Hindu shrines are miniature cosmic mountains based on plans in Indian religious texts, although Schoppert suggest the design motifs have little connection to India.
We head to the train station to take the Sancaka Pagi Executive train to Surabaya. The train passes through many spice plantations.
Upon arrival, your tour guide takes you to the Cemorolawang village at Bromo.
Yogyakarta (often called “Jogja”) is a city on the Indonesian island of Java known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage. Its ornate 18th-century royal complex, or kraton, encompasses the still-inhabited Sultan’s Palace. Also within the kraton are numerous open-air pavilions that host classical Javanese dance shows and concerts of gamelan music, characterized by gongs, chimes and plucked string instruments.
Early morning at 3:30 am we will wakeup and head to Mount Bromo to witness the sunrise from the rim of crater. The tour will be conducted on ponies. Expenses for these pony rides will be your responsibility. Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a plain called the “Sea of Sand”, a protected nature reserve since 1919. We will ride cross a sea of sand and then climb up 245 stairs. After enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and the majestic surroundings of Mount Bromo, we will head back to hotel for breakfast and repacking.
From here, we transfer back to Surabaya.
About Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo is probably one of the most famous scenic attraction in East Java of Indonesia. It is famous for its magnificent sunrise views and view of volcano crater there, which is very rare to see. That goes well for Kawah Ijen Volcano Crater.
To be awe in nature’s best combination of beauty and danger, an active volcano that can be so foreboding and desolate yet so beautiful. The view itself is almost out of this world and a powerful reason to go there!
We will have an early breakfast at hotel at 5:00 am. Then, we head out in a 4WD Jeep to Ijen Crater. This is a short 1h:30m drive. Here we get on the trail that leads up to the active and beautiful crater of Kawah Ijen volcano. This is a 1h:30 soft trekking. The lake is famous for its blue acid waters. It is the most acidic lake in the world. The water is hot and has partly Sulphur deposits. The fumaroles are so hot that Sulphur comes out as green vapors. After plenty of observation time, we leave the Ijen Plateau and drive to Ketapang Harbour to take the one-hour trip ferry boat to Bali. Here you transfer to your hotel in Kuta Bali.
About Ijen Plateau
Ijen Plateau is Indonesia’s most famous crater and lies in East Java, 2,600 meters tall, topped with a caldera with the world’s largest lake of highly acid (pH<0.5) and mineralized volcanic water. The lake has an average depth of 176 meters at a height of 2,368 m. Perhaps Ijen crater lake is the most amazing Indonesian lake.
The fabled Ijen Plateau is a vast volcanic region dominated by the three cones of Ijen (2368m), Merapi (2800m) and Raung (3332m). A beautiful, forested alpine area, the most dramatic scenery is yours as you wind through the rubber and clove groves, climbing up and over a pass, before dropping into an extinct crater (the so-called plateau), now home to evocative, shade-grown coffee plantations, threaded with streams and gurgling with hot springs. Along with the plantations and their company kampung, there are a few isolated settlements here. Gunung Ijen is Javanese for ‘Lonely Mountain’, after all.
You can see the mountain’s dramatic, gaping mouth looming above the highland rim. Those kinds of sweeping vistas combined with a temperate climate makes the plateau a great base for a few days up in the clouds and away from the crowds.
Not Included in Tour Package Price :
- Pony ride at Mount Bromo: IDR 100,000 to IDR 150,000
- Other personal expenses (Minibar, Laundry, Telephone etc.)
- Airport departure tax
- Drinks, gratuities and expenses of a personal nature
- Surcharge entrance fee for weekends: IDR 100,000 + tax
- Travel insurance
- Tipping your travel guide and/or driver