Best of Java

Classic, Jakarta to Sanur

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

With a population of 135 million crammed into just under 140,000 sq km, you’d think there’d be no room on Java left for adventuring. As 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!)

What’s included

  • 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

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

Itinerary

Day 1 Jakarta Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
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)
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
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
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))
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)
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)
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)
Day 9 Sanur (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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