package

6 Days Basic Java Overland

Location

Indonesia

Duration

6 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 761.20
Brief

Discover the natural beauty of Indonesia on this 6-day trip which will take you from Jakarta, its bustling capital, to the peaceful city of Yogyakarta. You will get acquainted with this unique country's charming culture and captivating history when you visit sites such as the Borobudur Temple, tea plantations, Kota Gede and Kraton Yogyakarta Sultan’s Palace.

Day 1

Jakarta – Bandung

Welcome to Indonesia! Today you will start your trip from Jakarta to Bandung with a stop in Bogor, nicknamed the "City of Rain," since it rains almost every day (even in the dry season) so make sure you bring an umbrella along. Here you will visit the famed Bogor Botanical Gardens, with several different gardens like the Water Garden (for water and swamp plants), the Mexican Garden (dedicated to desert plants) and the Medicine Garden. Afterwards, you will visit one of the tea plantations in Puncak, a beautiful mountain pass connecting Bogor to Bandung. Following a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, you will pass by one of the 6 presidential palaces of Indonesia, the Cipanas Palace, before proceeding to Bandung.

Overnight in Bandung (Lunch).

Day 2

Bandung

After an appetizing breakfast, you will go on a full-day tour to explore Bandung. First, you will visit Tangkuban Perahu, an active volcano nicknamed “overturned boat,” where you can drive right up to the rim to see the breathtaking views of its smoldering crater. Afterwards, you will go to Ciater, a hot spring of sulfured water that is famous for healing rheumatism and several skin problems. Before ending the tour, you will have a tasty lunch at a local restaurant in Bandung.

In the afternoon, you could go on an optional you could end the tour with a visit to the Angklung Music School Udjo to watch the Angklung Orchestra performance by school children of different ages (not included).

Overnight in Bandung (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 3

Bandung – Yogyakarta

Today you will ride the morning train to Yogyakarta (often called Jogja), which is a city located on the island of Java known for being the center of traditional arts and culture. As you cross the island, you will explore its landscape from the comfort of your seat so feast your eyes on the epic views while you have a delicious lunch on board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in, and the rest of your night will be at leisure.

Overnight in Yogyakarta (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 4

Yogyakarta

On this day you will visit 3 of the most important Buddhist temples in the world which are located on one straight line in the Magelang Regency. You will start with a visit to the magnificent 9th C Borobudur Temple (or Barabudur), a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. After a mouth-watering lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the impressive Mendut Temple, the oldest of the 3 temples where Buddhist rituals still take place. You will end your tour with a visit to the Pawon Temple, a Buddhist temple with architectural elements from old Javanese, Hindu and Indian art. Its name literally means “kitchen” in Javanese but locals call it Bajranalan based on the name of the village.

Overnight in Yogyakarta (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 5

Yogyakarta

Start your day by exploring the rich history of Yogyakarta with a visit to Kraton Yogyakarta, the Sultan’s Palace which serves as a cultural center and has a museum displaying artifacts of the sultanate. Next, you will learn about the traditional batik home industry, which is a time-honored method of dyeing cloth using wax, followed by a visit to Kota Gede, a historic neighborhood known internationally for its impressive silver crafts. Before returning to your hotel, you will go shopping at Jalan Malioboro, the largest tourist district in Yogyakarta and a major shopping street whose sidewalks are full of stalls selling a variety of goods.

Overnight in Yogyakarta (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 6

Yogyakarta

After breakfast, you will have the morning at leisure to relax or wander around until your transfer to the airport for your flight out.

(Breakfast).

package code: ID196820
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