●Visit Kawah Putih is a stunning crater lake of pale turquoise that will take your breath away. ●See the beauty of famous traditional of batik workshop, one of the most famous handicraft Indonesia and enjoy a short course of batik guided by a local craftsman and you can create your own batik. Explore awesome beauty of java’s wonder volcano Mount ijen known for its electric-blue flames which come from burning sulphur at night.
Learn traditional crafts
Take several, short hands-on workshops to learn how to make temple offerings, distil local alcohol and prepare Balinese food.
INCLUDED SERVICES All described sightseeing as in program above Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast English-speaking local guides Admission fees to indicated sights Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) Train ticket: Bandung – Yogyakarta & Yogyakarta - Mojokerto 4WD Jeep in Bromo Domestic gov’t tax and service charge EXCLUDED SERVICES International air tickets Flights & visa fees Travel Insurance in all kinds Meals not mentioned in itinerary Compulsory Meals Drinks during Meals Tip, drinks, any personal expenses Early check-in and late check-out Horse in Bromo
Arrival at Jakarta international airport. Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to hotel..
DAY 2-JAKARTA - BANDUNG
Moving towards bandung, on the way visit taman mini indonesia indah (beautiful indonesia in miniature park) an extensive park to get a glimpse of the diverseness of the indonesian archipelago, it represents indonesia and their outstanding characteristics, reflected most strikingly in the exact regional architecture of the province. Then head to bogor with its famous botanical garden, and thousands of species of plant life from all over the world. Leaving bogor, continue to bandung passing along the beautiful scenery of tea plantation and scenic tropical beauty at mountainous region.
The journey starts with early morning drive to ciwidey, continued uphill through strawberry fields until situ patenggang a lake with its beautiful tranquil and serene atmosphere. The ambience becomes more dramatic when mist rolls down from the hills and cover the lake, creating magical scenery. Then continue to visit kawah putih a crater contains snow white shallow water from spring. On the way back to the city, you are rolling hills and tea plantations. In the afternoon, spend the time to see the famous uniquely traditional wooden doll puppet theatre known as ‘wayang golek’ and the ‘angklung’ bamboo orchestra, as well as the classical sundanese gamelan and dances.
DAY 4-BANDUNG - YOGYAKARTA
Leaving Bandung by Train to Yogyakarta. Arrival at Yogyakarta Train station, transfer to hotel for check in.
Enjoy a warm hospitality of the city, start the tour by becak along the old city and visiting its valuable and special places such as kraton (sultan's palace), water castle, then encouraging the joyful seeing the beauty of famous traditional of batik workshop, one of the most famous handicraft Indonesia. Enjoy a short course of batik guided by a local craftsman and you can create your own batik. Afternoon excursion in the borobudur buddhist temple, one of the biggest buddhist shrines in the world and heritage of humanity. Enjoy when the sun disappeared over the horizon with the natural landscape with the stupa of borobudur.
DAY 6-YOGYAKARTA - SOLO
Leaving for solo, on the way visit prambanan java’s most interesting hindu shrine - of the 9th century, regarded as one of the most beautiful hindu’s temple in the world and is known as the rara jonggrang temple or the temple of the ‘slender virgin’. This temple, representing the hindu trinity of brahma, vishnu and shiva with a bas-relief depicting the famous ramayana story. Then continuing for solo visit royal mangkunegaran palace, a palace which blends european elegance with javanese architectural style and with its fascinating display of gold-plated dance ornaments, jewelry and wooden mask and triwindu flea market.
DAY 7-SOLO - MOJOKERTO (BY TRAIN) - BROMO
Leaving solo by train to mojokerto. Arriving there, continue the journey by car along the east side through java’s heartland, passing endless teak forest and lush countryside until Mount Bromo.
DAY 8-BROMO - JEMBER
At 3.00 am depart to Mount penanjakan on the rim of tengger caldera by jeep to view one of the most spectacular sunrises. Enjoy the summit of it and admire the magnificent panorama over its caldera from the 2,700 m. Then, crossing the sea of sand and horseback riding will lead to reach the peak of Mount Bromo. After viewing this beautiful moment, back to the hotel. Then, take the scenic route with breathtaking views over mountains, and through the delightful villages until jember.
DAY 9-JEMBER - BANYUWANGI
This morning visit tanjung traditional market where local people buy and sell their products. Then continue to go to kalibaru land producing tropical spices. About an hour walk to explore a plantation tour of coffee, cocoa, cloves, vanilla, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon & chili. You also see the traditional way of producing palm sugar/brown sugar. In the afternoon continue your journey to banyuwangi.
DAY 10-BANYUWANGI - IJEN - KETAPANG
Early depart to the awesome beauty of java’s wonder volcano mt ijen known for its electric-blue flames which come from burning sulphur at night, through rural villages, coffee and clove plantations into one of java’s rainforest. Humidity, wildlife, giant ferns and big trees cover the slope of the mountain. From rangers post, walk up to the ijen plateau through the hilly landscape till to the crater edge. The stunning view is unveiled at 2388 m altitude. A breathtaking morning view and during clear weather, you may see the great sulfur lake. After enjoying the lake and the activities of local sulphur mining, back down to the ranger’s post then drive back to the hotel. In the afternoon, transfer to the port of ketapang, board the ferry to gilimanuk by crossing the bali strait.