Highlights of Java

This is an example of a roundtrip on Java, visiting all the major highlights of the island. Of course you can completely customize the trip to your own requirements. You can omit certain parts and/or add other components. If desired I’m pleased to help you with this. This also applies to the accommodations. You can arrange this yourself, but if you prefer it, I’m also pleased to arrange this for you. The choice is entirely yours.

Highlights of Java
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Highlights of Java: in 14 days along the highligts of Java

Day Route Program Overnight
1 Jakarta-Bogor Pick up at the airport (or at your hotel). Short visit to old town and port of Jakarta. Then to Bogor to visit the Botanical Gardens.  Bogor
2 Bogor-Bandung Today to Bandung via Puncakpas. At the top of the pass stop at lookout with stunning panoramic views of tea plantations. Bandung in the afternoon to the Angklungschool.   Bandung
3 Bandung First to the Tangkuban Perahu volcano, where you will be driving up to the crater rim. Next stop is at the hot springs in Ciater. In this region you will see beautiful tea plantations; here you can have a tea factory tour .  Bandung
4 Bandung-Pangandaran Long drive this day. En route visit a traditional Sundanese village. Late afternoon arrival in Pangandaran Beach.  Pangandaran
5 Pangandaran Beautiful boat trip to the Green Canyon. Then visit local small home workshops (crackers, palm sugar and wayang puppets).  Pangandaran
6 Pangandaran-Yogyakarta Travel day, long drive today to Yogyakarta; en route options for photo stops (Optional: boat to Cilacap and then by car to Yogyakarta) Yogyakarta
7 Yogyakarta In the morning visit to the Borobudur and Mendut temples. In the afternoon city tour of Yogyakarta (incl. Sultan Palace).  Yogyakarta
8 Yogyakarta In the morning to the Mount Merapi volcano. Thereafter, the Prambanan temple complex and in the evening to the Ramayana Ballet at Prambanan.  Yogyakarta
9 Yogyakarta Cycling tour in neighboring village to see everyday rural life. Yogyakarta
10 Yogyakarta-Sukuh/Sarangan First to Solo to visit the Sultans Palace. On the way to Sukuh visiting waterfall. Then visit to Sukuh Temple (Alternative: mountain village Sarangan on Sarangan Lake)  Sukuh/Sarangan
11 Sukuh-Malang Long travel day of about 8 hours; en route options for photo stops Malang
12 Malang-Bromo City tour in Malang. Thereafter drive to Bromo. near Bromo
13 Bromo-Kalibaru/Ijen Get up early for fantastic sunrise at Bromo, after the Bromo back to hotel for breakfast. Subsequently to Kalibaru * (Alternative: after breakfast to Ijen volcano) Kalibaru/Ijen
14 Kalibaru/Ijen-Lovina En route visit to plantation, then ferry to Bali and drop off in Lovina (If the alternative to Ijen is selected: trekking Iljen, then ferry to Bali and drop off in Lovina)  Lovina (Bali)

 * In Kalibaru you have the option to choose an adventure tour to turtles on the beach in Sukamade. This is a two-day trip that is performed with a 4WD. You stay in a very simple guesthouse in Sukamade. In the evening you will be guided by rangers to the beach to watch the sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.