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With a population of 135 million crammed into just under 140,000 sq kilometres, you’d think there’d be no room on Java left for adventuring. Densely populated as it is, this amazing stretch of Indonesia has loads of unexplored corners just waiting for travellers looking for something a little different. From Jakarta, you’ll venture to the curiously European-like city of Bandung (the “Paris of Java”) en route to Yogyakarta, home to the island’s monstrous volcanoes. Then wrap it all up on the gorgeous Balinese beaches of Sanur. (Hey, if you can’t beat the crowd, join it!)

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AEJV/141580
  • Starts: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Sanur, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Jakarta
  • Sanur

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jakarta

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Jakarta/Bandung

Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung. Opt to see the traditional angklung orchestra.
A guided city tour will visit the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and tour the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In Bandung, opt to see the angklung orchestra — resonating melodies created when children shake bamboo instruments.

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Day 3: Bandung/Nglanggeran

Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, then transfer to Nglanggeran village for a homestay.

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Day 4: Nglanggeran/Yogyakarta

Enjoy a hike on Mt Nglanggeran before getting a closer look at local life. After lunch in the village travel back to Yogyakarta, visiting the Prambanan Hindu temple complex en route.

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Day 5: Yogyakarta

Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world. Later, enjoy free time to explore Yogyakarta.
Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here.

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Day 6: Yogyakarta/Ngadas

Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture with a G Adventures-supported community homestay.

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Day 7: Ngadas/Malang

Visit Mt Bromo for a pre-dawn trek and watch the sunrise. Head back to Ngadas for lunch before exploring more of the village on an included walk. Later, travel to Malang for the night.
Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the “sea of sand” to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.

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Day 8: Malang/Sanur

Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time.

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Day 9: Sanur

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Ngadas Homestay, Desa Ngadas G Adventures for Good: Village Walk, Desa Ngadas
    • Jakarta city tour
    • Nglanggeran village homestay
    • Mt Nglanggeran hike
    • Prambanan temple complex visit
    • Borobudur visit
    • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
    • Beach time in Sanur
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels/guesthouses (6 nts), homestays (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, walking, train, bike, plane
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore vibrant Jakarta
  • Take the train through terraced rice fields
  • Visit a Buddhist sanctuary
  • Meet the locals and learn the Javanese way of life