Located on slope of Mt Merbabu, both cities are accessible from Semarang. It takes about 1 hour drive from Semarang. There are places of interests can be visited here.
Ijen Crater may have been the well-known destination and must-visit place in Java or Indonesia. But there are so much to see, taste and do and feel in the surrounding of Ijen Crater. The road less traveled awaits you here.
East Penida has also beautiful beaches to enjoy. If you are beach person, maybe stay one night at the island to explore the Eastern and Western Part of the island on different days.
Bangkalan consists of karst areas. It has two popular destinations which is /was limestone mining at Arosbaya and Jaddih Hill. Arosbaya Limestone Hill is located about 2 hours drive from Surabaya. There are food stalls but no restaurants nearby the area. If you love trying local foods, you can try duck menus which is the specialty of this region.
In the past women weaved fimbristyles into mat, they buy the dry fimbristyle locally known as mendong. And this recent years, not many people do this intricate work anymore. Only elder women who still make the this weaving.
This tour will take place in Wonosobo, Central Java Indonesia. Beside also in Yogyakarta. This tour is suitable for you after visiting Dieng Plateau.
After Dieng Sunrise and Dieng Plateau Tour and then drive to market to buy the dry fimbristyle at local traditional market. Take horse-cart from Market to the village.
Afterwards drive to Maduliya Village or other village for weaving program.
You will learn to color and then weave into mat of small size.
And then drop you to Yogyakarta/Borobudur Area/ Wonosobo Area.
-Lunch at local house
Known as the “Island of Gods”, Bali has diverse landscape within few kms from tropical forest with its wildlife, calm exotic volcanic lake and cliffs with rumbling waves below. And even just about less than an hour drive, there are so much adventures to experience.
Roaming in Bali will not only give something to see, but also a lesson of spirituality, joy, positive energy, and letting go. It is more than just an exotic tropical paradise, it is a feeling. It is might be the best place to go to celebrate, to forget and move on and also a place to make things happen.
Tirta Gangga Water GardenThis enchanting water garden nestles at the eastern part of Bali. Often overlooked by visitors, the Eastern of Bali is rich of diving spots and more quiet. There are natural swimming pools to jump in which flows from Rajasa spring. It is a place to cool down and rejuvenate after hiking to Pura Luhur Lempuyang. The core of the water garden is the eleven levels of fountain, pond with stepping stones to see the fish and where travelers love taking photograph at. Other places worth a visit nearby Tirta Gangga are Taman Ujung Sukasada, a watercastle with colonial style building and then Tenganan Village, a Bali Aga tribe village to see the hundred years of indigenous Balinese culture still preserved.
MundukA green tranquil village located in Bulelerang regency is an ideal ashram to unwind. In the morning while enjoying the breakfast can enjoy the green cloves plantation and rice terrace afar and afterwards can continue to odyssey by exploring some rumbling waterfalls located in Munduk. Waterfalls can be reached by trekking from minutes to one hours, at least spare half day will be perfect to see some waterfalls. Humble food-stalls can be a resting place for a cold drink or snack. The idyllic village is also spices haven.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
The vast rice terrace in Jatiluwih will last for eternity. It is one of UNESCO’s world heritage for its subak irigation system. It is relaxing to stroll along the pathway through rice field. Do not miss to stop by at Uludanu Temple which is exotically built at Lake Bratan, where in the afternoon sometimes we can see locals dancing kecak. There are off-the-radar places enroute such as Angseri thermal spring.
Pronojiwo is a land of waterfalls, a piece of paradise. There are some waterfalls can be seen here, from horsetails, fan and tiered. Spare at least 2 days too visit all waterfalls. And as it is a little dangerous, recommended to be accompanied by local guide while exploring the waterfalls.
East Java is one of the best destinations in Indonesia. It is rich of natural beauty, and it is not an exaggerating that some travelers say that East Java is a piece of paradise, East Java stretches from Pacitan eastward to Banyuwangi.
Not only natural resources the island is has also cultural attractions such as temples, and also traditions. East Java is not only inhabits by Javansese but also other indigenous tribe such as Madurese, Osing and Tenggerese.
Below are activities can be done in East Java:
-Exploring Old Temples since Singhasari to Majapahit Kingdom Period
-Family Tour to Malang Batu for some theme parks and educational activity
-White Water Rafting
And there are more, And it can take more than 15 Days too explore all of them.
You can start from Surabaya but East Java is best to be explored start from Yogyakarta, to Pacitan and all the way to Banyuwangi.
Are you interested to explore East Java deeply, feel free to contact us. You can also combine this with Yogyakarta/Central Java Tour , Bali, Borneo or Komodo Flores.