Welcome to Dieng Plateau

These squat, simple temples, while of great archaeological importance, can be slightly underwhelming for non-experts. Rather, Dieng’s striking scenery, which comes into its own during and just after the rainy season, is the main reason to make the long journey to this region.

A word of warning: the area has become popular with local coach tours and unfortunately this has contributed to the despoliation of some sights, particularly Kawah Sikidang. Those who have seen active crater lakes elsewhere may want to give the latter a miss.

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2D1N Dieng Plateau Trekking Tour

Itinerary: DAY 01. PICK UP SERVICE YOGYAKARTA – DIENG PLATEAU AREA (LD) - Pick up service at airport or hotel or other selected location in Yogyakarta area (Morning or afternoon). - Direct drive to to Dieng Plateau Area. Dieng itis self located in the Central Java’s hinterland on 2.000 m elevation. The area is dotted with Hindu-Buddhist temple ruins and several calderas of an extinct volcano. Surrounded by jagged, mist shrouded mountains and local potato plantation, Dieng provides travelers more refreshing look of Central Java. Lunch served at local restaurant on the way to Dieng area. - Arrive at Dieng Plateau area, check in at guesthouse / homestay. - Afternoon free and easy at your leisure. Dinner served at local restaurant in Dieng area. - Stay overnight. DAY 02. DIENG PLATEAU LIGHT TREKKING – SUNRISE SIKUNIR HILL – YOGYAKARTA (BL) - Early morning at 4 AM wake up call. From homestay start the trip on foot or drive by car to get to the Sikunir hill (the highest hill in Dieng plateau area 2.600 ASL). - Arrive at the Sikunir foothill, start trekking up to reach the peak of of the Sikunir hill to enjoy the surrounding misty atmosphere while waiting for the sunrise. If the weather permits, being at the top of the hill you will be able to see the view of at least 4 high mountains in Central Java eg Mt. Merbabu, Mt. Sindoro, Mt. Sumbing and Mt. Slamet. - Next proceed trekking down the hill, pass through villages, local potato field and other crops. On the way to homestay make stop at Sikidang bubbling mud craters, Telaga Warna volcanic lake with meditation caves and several old Hindu temples. - Arrive back at homestay, have simple breakfast and relax. - Around 9 am, check out from home stay in Dieng area and drive back to Yogyakarta. - Drop off at airport or hotel or other selected location in Yogyakarta area. - End of services.

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Private Day Trip: Java Highlander Tour from Semarang

Depart from Semarang City to Wonosobo city. On the way there we will make a stop at Banaran Coffe for Toilet stop and enjoy coffee break. Arrived at Wonosobo City, lunch will be served at Dieng Restaurant.After lunch continue to Dieng Plateau you will be invited to see the enshrinement of Hinduism temple named Candi Arjuna, The main temples compound clustered around the Arjuna temple in the plain surrounded by mountains and hills. Arjuna cluster located in the central area of Dieng plateau, consisting of four temples that lined elongated in north-south direction. Arjuna temple is located at the north end, then successively to the south is the Srikandi, Puntadewa and Sembadra temple. Right in front of Arjuna temple stands Semar temple. The four temples in this cluster are facing west, except for Semar temple that facing east right in the opposite of Arjuna temple. This temple compound is the most intact compared to the other temple group clustered in the Dieng area.Continue the exploration by visiting Telaga warna, or Color Lake. The lake appears to be a water-filled caldera with several active gas vents below the water's surface, and signs there are sometimes some active vents around the shore. There are usually two lakes, but the smaller one was just a grassy marsh when I visited at the end of the dry season. The smaller lake is usually clear, while the larger one will display bands of color from pale yellow to emerald green, depending on the proximity to the vents. Transfer back to Semarang city.