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10D/9N THE BEST JAVA OVERLAND (SIC – Fix Date & Guarantee Departure)

 

Day 01 (Monday)

Jakarta – Arrival

Arrive at Jakarta Airport, meeting service and transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Jakarta

Day 02 (Tuesday)

Jakarta – Bogor – Bandung

Start from the hotel in Jakarta, depart by air conditioned coach for sightseeing in Jakarta City, including visits to the National Museum and old historic Harbour of Sunda Kelapa, then proceed to Bogor, the city of flowers, for an excursion to the renowned Botanical Gardens. Continue to Bandung via Cipanas.

Overnight in Bandung

Day 03 (Wednesday)

Bandung

Breakfast at the hotel. Scenic drive through the Lembang hills to the crater of Mount Tangkuban Perahu and to the Sari Ater hot springs for a relaxing soak. Then proceed on to your hotel.

Optional:

Tour to Padasuka village to listen to the melodious sound of Angklung music played on traditional bamboo instruments.

Overnight in Bandung

Day 04 (Thursday)

Bandung – Garut – Tasikmalaya – Baturaden

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Cangkuang Lake, a small lake in the vicinity of Garut, around 70km south of Bandung, visiting the Cangkuang temple, the first ancient temple ever discovered in West Java. The temple stands on an island in the middle of the lake; we’ll reach it by crossing the lake on rustic bamboo rafts. Continue to Tasikmalaya and visit local handicraft makers. Proceed to the province of Central Java, passing teak and rubber plantations on the way to Baturaden.

Overnight in Baturaden

Day 05 (Friday)

Baturaden – Dieng Plateau – Yogyakarta

After breakfast drive to Wonosobo followed by an excursion to the mystical Dieng Plateau (about 2200m above sea level), the site of the first known standing stone structures in Java. Here you will see eight small Hindu temples from the 7th and 8th centuries. Historians believe that the temples originally numbered 400 but today only these eight remain. Drive further to the cultural City of Yogyakarta.

Overnight in Yogyakarta

Day 06 (Saturday)

Yogyakarta

Breakfast at the hotel, depart morning for the Borobudur Temple Tour, visiting the massive stone monument of Borobudur, a Unesco World Heritage site. Borobudur is one the greatest of all ancient architectural monuments, comprising six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 stone relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. Built with peasant labor from the surrounding countryside between AD 750 and 850, Borobudur predates Angkor Wat in Cambodia by three centuries. Though a Buddhist creation, it incorporates Persian, Babylonian and Greek influences.

Borobudur’s stone relief panels are a virtual history of Mahayana Buddhist doctrine as well as an ancient record providing scholars with detailed information about life in 8th and 9th century Java. If you were to look at every panel from base to summit, you would walk for more than three miles. Soon after its completion, the local rulers were overthrown by the Hindus and Borobudur was abandoned. Buried under volcanic ash and tropical growth, it was only rediscovered in 1815. It has recently been fully restored by an International effort under the aegis of UNESCO. In nearby villages, you can still see stone masons working in much the same manner as the peasants who built this astonishing monument. You may also visit the nearby smaller but important temples of Pawon and Mendut. Proceed to City of Yogyakarta.

Overnight in Yogyakarta

Optional:

Yogyakarta City Tour and Prambanan Temple

Optional:

Dinner performance at Purawisata, experience local transportation by “Becak” (local Pedi cab)

Day 07 (Sunday)

Yogyakarta – Malang

Depart from the hotel for Malang, driving via the town of Solo with a visit to the historic Mangkunegaraan Palace in Surakarta (Solo).

Overnight in Malang

NOTE: TRANSFER OUT TO YOGYAKARTA AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION IS PROVIDED IF THE TOUR ENDS IN YOGYAKARTA.TRANSFER IN FROM YOGYAKARTA AIRPORT IS PROVIDED IF TOUR STARTS IN YOGYAKARTA.

Day 08 (Monday)

Malang – Bromo

Breakfast at the hotel. Malang is known as a quaint Dutch colonial resort town with historic colonial buildings, refreshing green parks and scenic streets.

In the afternoon drive to Sukapura village on the slope of Mt. Bromo. Check-in at your hotel.

Overnight in Bromo

NOTE : TRANSFER IN FROM SURABAYA AIRPORT IS PROVIDED IF TOUR STARTS IN MALANG

Day 09 (Tuesday)

Bromo Out – Kalibaru

Early Morning Bromo Excursion, drive to the village of Pananjakan and continue your journey from the rim of the old crater down into the stunning caldera, crossing the sulfur rich sand-sea to the smoking crater of Bromo to watch the spectacular sunrise.

After the excursion, return to the hotel for a short rest and breakfast.

Drive to to Kalibaru via the cities of Probolinggo, Jember and Jatiroto, at noon arrive at the hotel in Kalibaru, continue with a stroll to visit a nearby village to see coffee and cocoa plantations.

Overnight in Kalibaru

NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT CONTINUE THE TRIP TO BALI, TRANSFER OUT TO SURABAYA AIRPORT FOR YOUR NEXT DESTINATION IS PROVIDED EX BROMO

Day 10 (Wednesday)

Kalibaru – Bali

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to Ketapang harbour, then cross the Straits of Bali by ferry. Once in Bali, your last leg of this incredible tour takes you along the idyllic west coast of the island in the direction of Denpasar.