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05 Nights / 06 Days

On this six-day tour of Java, Indonesia, you’ll see some of the most magnificent sights the island has to offer. Enjoy unforgettable sunrises over volcanoes and ancient temples, learn about rural life on visits to traditional villages, and explore the fascinating city of Yogyakarta. You’ll hike up a volcanic crater, go on a classic train ride through the countryside, and roam around Buddhist and Hindu archaeological wonders along the way.

Day 01: Ubud – Kawah Ijen
Welcome to the island of Java! Travel by ferry from Ubud, Bali to reach Banyuwangi region in eastern Java, where you’ll spend the night at the foot of the volcanic Mt. Kawah Ijen. Settle into your hotel in time for dinner, and try to get an early night ahead of your sunrise ascent of the volcano tomorrow.

Day 02: Kawah Ijen – Bromo Volcano
Rise before dawn for your climb to the top of Kawah Ijen’s crater, where you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the sunrise washing over the valley and sea below. Kawah Ijen is famous for its blue flames, caused by burning sulfur found inside the crater, and its incredibly acidic, but beautifully green crater lake.

After taking in the views, start your descent of the mountain and head back to your hotel for breakfast. Then make your way to Mt. Bromo, another active volcano, where you will spend the night.

Transfer time: 5.5 hours

Day 03: Bromo Volcano – Yogyakarta via Jombang
Wake up early for a Jeep ride to the top of Mt. Penanjakan, where you’ll watch an unforgettable sunrise over the Bromo and Semuru volcanoes. Bromo’s setting in a “sea of sand” makes for a surreal and dramatic backdrop that draws crowds of foreign and local visitors alike. Despite its popularity, the experience and the views are well worth the visit.

After a late breakfast, drive to Jombang, where you’ll board a train to the city of Yogyakarta. The long journey is an excellent opportunity to see the Indonesian countryside as you pass through Javan villages. You’ll be greeted at the Yogyakarta train station by your driver, who will take you to your hotel for the night.

Transfer time: 5 hours driving, 5 hours on the train

Day 04: Yogyakarta
Today you’ll do some sightseeing in Yogyakarta, a city known for its traditional cultural landmarks and artsy, urban vibe. Start with a tour of the sultan’s royal palace, the Kraton, and a visit to the nearby Taman Sari Water Castle, a historic royal garden oasis for the sultan and his family. Stop by the bird market, where you’ll see a host of live birds and other animals for sale, and then learn how traditional wayang theater puppets are made.

Later in the afternoon, you’ll go to the temples of Prambanan to enjoy a magnificent sunset. This 9th-century Hindu temple complex is the largest of its kind in Indonesia and one of the country’s most important archaeological sites. In the evening, sample some of Yogyakarta’s traditional dishes at the street food stalls of Malioboro Road, the city’s main drag.

Day 05: Yogyakarta – Borobudur via Candran and Giriloyo
The centuries-old practice of dying fabric with intricate patterns, known as batik
Leave the city for the countryside today, starting with a visit to the nearby agricultural village of Candran, where you’ll see rice paddies and meet local farmers. Then head to the village of Giriloyo, where you’ll learn how to make traditional batik fabric and get a chance to practice your technique.

After your day of cultural immersion, make your way to your hotel near the Buddhist archaeological site of Borobudur, about an hour outside of Yogyakarta.

Day 06: Borobudur, Candirejo, and Selogriyo; Depart Yogyakarta
The view of Mt. Sumbing from Borobudur
Get ready for another early morning today! Wake up before dawn to avoid the crowds and catch the sunrise over the world’s largest Buddhist temple at Borobudur. This vast 9th-century complex features over 500 statues of Buddha, and is an excellent example of Javanese architecture.

Afternoon, tour the small village of Candirejo by horse-drawn carriage, stopping at traditional houses and a craft factory. Then drive to Mt. Sumbing for a 1.25-mile (2 km) walk through the rice fields to reach a small but beautiful 8th-century Hindu temple called Selogriyo. Enjoy this last glimpse of country life before the hour-and-a-half drive back to Yogyakarta.

Say farewell to Java and final departure transfer to the airport your next destination.

City Night (s) Hotel
Kawah Ijen 01 Aston Banyuwangi Hotel
Bromo Volcano 01 Jiwa Jawa Bromo
Yogyakarta 02 Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel
Borobudur 01 Villa Borobudur Resort

– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– 05 Nights accommodation hotel.
– Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.
– Local English-speaking guide
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
– Entrance fees to monuments.
– Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
– All present government taxes.

– International Airfare.
– Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
– Visa fees, personal insurance.
– Any item not specified under cost includes.

– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.

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