Make your way across the beautiful country of Indonesia on this amazing 8-day trip from Jakarta to the peaceful city of Yogyakarta. You will get lost in the intricate stories, art and architecture of one of the most impressive civilizations in the world as you learn about their culture and history. With visits to fascinating sites such as the Tangkuban Perahu Crater, the traditional village of Kampung Naga and the famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples this package has something interesting for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
Jakarta – Bandung
Welcome to Indonesia! Today you will start your trip 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).
After an appetizing breakfast, you will go on a full-day tour to explore Bandung. You will first 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 good 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).
Bandung – Tasikmalaya
Today you will go on a drive to the town of reach Garut to visit Kawah Kamojang, a crater located on a volcano called Mount Guntur. Next, you will head to Kampung Naga, a village located in a fertile valley with the sacred Naga forest on one side and the Ciwulan River on the other. Here you will find that the inhabitants live in a tight-knit community by the age-old customs and traditions of their ancestors. After exploring the village, you will head to Tasikmalaya, a city which some call "the City of a Thousand Pesantrens" due to its abundance of Islamic boarding schools.
Overnight in Tasikmalaya (Breakfast, Lunch).
Tasikmalaya - Pangandaran
This morning After a tasty breakfast at your hotel, you will drive to Pangandaran, a picturesque town situated on the southern coast of Java which has become a popular tourist destination because of its well-known surfing beaches. Here you will have time to relax on the beach as you take in the wonderful views of the West Java coast, so don't forget to bring your camera, swimwear and adequate sun protection along!
Overnight in Pangandaran (Breakfast, Lunch).
On this day, you will have the entire day at leisure to wander around and explore on your own. You could walk along the Pantai Indah Barat or Pantai Indah Timur Beaches.
Overnight in Pangandaran (Breakfast).
Please Note: If you would like to go on an optional visit to the Green Canyon which visitors describe as “a piece of heaven on Earth” for its breathtaking views, our vehicles can take you to the village of Cukang Taneuh village where you can take a boat to cruise along the emerald waters of the Cijulang River. Boat Rental, entrance fee, swimming ticket and surfing boat rental will be at your own account.
Pangandaran - Yogyakarta
Get ready to go on a leisurely 6-hour drive heading to your hotel in the peaceful city of Yogyakarta (or Jogja), famous for its cultural heritage and traditional arts. On the way, you will pass the Magelang Regency where you will visit the magnificent 9th C Borobudur Temple (or Barabudur), which is translated into "the Buddhist Monastery on the hill." It is worth noting that this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest and most important Buddhist temple in the world!
Overnight in Yogyakarta (Breakfast, Lunch).
Start your day by exploring the rich history of Yogyakarta with a visit to Kraton Yogyakarta, the Sultan’s Palace that serves as a cultural center with a museum displaying artifacts of the sultanate. Next, you will learn about the traditional batik 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).
After breakfast, you will have the morning at leisure to relax or wander around until your transfer to the airport for your flight out.