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With a population of 135 million crammed into just under 140,000 sq. kilometres, youd think thered be no room on Java left for adventuring. Densely populated as it is, this amazing swath of Indonesia has loads of unexplored corners just waiting for travellers looking for something a little different. From Jakarta, youll venture to the curiously European-like city of Bandung (the Paris of Java) en route to Yogyakarta, home to the islands monstrous volcanoes. Later, youll spend two days in Dutch colonial Batu before winding up on the gorgeous Balinese beaches of Sanur. (Hey, if you cant beat the crowd, join it!)


Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 141580
Starts: Jakarta, Indonesia Finishes: Denpasar, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Jakarta
  • Sanur

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Jakarta

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Jakarta/Bandung (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Jakarta City Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)

03

Day 3: Bandung/Nglanggeran (1B, 1D)

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

Transport:
Train (7.00 hour(s), 402km)
Private Vehicle

04

Day 4: Nglanggeran/Yogyakarta (1B, 1L)

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.

Included Activities:
Mount Nglanggeran Hike
Prambanan Hindu Temple Complex Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle

05

Day 5: Yogyakarta (1B)

Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here.

Included Activities:
Borobudur Temple Complex Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

06

Day 6: Yogyakarta/Ngadas (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Ngadas Homestay

Transport:
Local train (7.00-8.00 hours)

07

Day 7: Ngadas/Malang (1B, 1L)

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.

Included Activities:
Sunrise Walk to Mount Bromo Viewpoint
Village Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

08

Day 8: Malang/Sanur (1B)

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

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 95km)
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 16km)

09

Day 9: Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Jakarta city tour
    • Nglanggeran village homestay
    • Mt Nglanggeran hike
    • Prambanan temple complex visit
    • Borobudur visit
    • Ngadas homestay
    • Mt Bromo sunrise visit
    • Village walk (Ngadas)
    • 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