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 you to join the female weavers to market to purchase the material and then learn about making the mattress. You will learn to color until weaving the mattress.
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 Garden
This 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.
A 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.
Located a little remote in East Java, this waterfall is a hidden gem of Indonesia until recently become popular and has attracted domestic and foreign visitors. The pictures of this waterfall has been viral and drawn attention of netizen.
Tumpak Sewu is located in Pronojiwo Lumajang and can be accessed from Malang and Lumajang. Both are good option to visit. Still limited accommodations if you want to stay in Pronojiwo. From Malang it takes about 2.5 hours to the location, from Lumajang city about 1.5 Hours from from Surabaya about 5-6 hours. Hmmm maybe because of the distance location, the waterfall was not well known until lately.
There are few waterfalls nearby Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, but Tumpak Sewu is the star. The multiple 120 meters high horsetail waterfall is enchanting, and even the trekking to get there is another mind-blowingly beautiful.
TUMPAK SEWU WATERFALL Can be reached by about 30-40 minutes in slow pace through slopy route. Some path are made on bamboo, iron ladders and even streams. So get ready with water friendly footwear. Tumpak Sewu Waterfall not very thunderous but it roars, the mist from the waterfall can block the camera shoot. Prepare with dry bag. There are some spots where you can take picture with this magnificent waterfalls, local guide knows.
ANGEL’S WATERFALL (AIR TERJUN BIDADARI) This waterfall is about 20 meters high and located a little hidden. The waterfall is not so massive and it has cave to meditate. This cute waterfall is worth to be visited when you visit Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, maybe to take one or two pictures.
NIRWANA CANYON (TEBING NIRWANA) This canyon has fan waterfall, also very beautiful and mesmerizing to see.The water flows wider than the source because of the surface of the cliff underlying it, creating fan-like shape.
TELAGA BIRU (BLUE LAKE) This blue lake is located nearby Nirwana Canyon, its water source from the canyon. It is actually not blue, only when the sky above is clear, it has subtle blue color. The size is not so big, only about 5 meters square and its depth is about 1.5 meters. Yet, it is fun to soak and jump here on the hot day enjoying the green surrounding.
TELAGA BIRU (BLUE LAKE) This cave name derives from the nature of the cave which has the water drops from the cave ceiling. The cave is exotically located a little hidden. We will need to do a short hike along tiered beautiful waterfall, a small natural pond and another more steep heavy tiered waterfall. Yes, definitely you cannot avoid your footwear to get wet going to this cave. The mouth cave is covered by waterfall and entering the waterfall you will be literally like having shower. This is the fun part, actually. The cave interior has pillar, stalactite and stalagmite, and small shallow pond. You can explore further inside.
KAPAS BIRU WATERFALL (THE BLUE COTTON WATERFALL) Kapas Biru can be reached by about 30 minutes trekking, through sloppy path and also super vertical ladder. The waterfall is a horsetail waterfall, about 100 meters high with green vegetation surround it. And exotically, there are bamboo trees growing nearby the waterfall.
TWIN WATERFALL (COBAN SRITI) It takes walking through heavy stream river to reach the waterfall, and indeed accompanied by experienced local is important. It is best to visit during dry season (July-Sept), in wet season crossing and river trekking can be deadly. The waterfall is 120 meters high and it is a segmented waterfall creating two waterfall, and that is why it is called Twin Waterfall. The cliff is very exotic as well as the green vegetation overgrown the waterfall surrounding.
Pacitan is the region of East Java province, however is more more close accessed from Yogyakarta. Recently Pacitan is popular among the world surfers, for its swell. There are some beautiful beaches as well in Pacitan. Here are some of the must visit places in Pacitan.
1) WATU KARUNG BEACH
This beach is the one that i was talking about, it is the beach popula among surfers. There are some decent accommodations in this beach. Staying in the area is recommended as it is close by to other destinations in Pacitan.
2) BANYUTIBO BEACH
This is where the waterfall meets the beach and ocean. It is very stunning to take photograph and the beach can be visited in the low tide for swimming.
3) KLAYAR BEACH
Klayar is popular for seeing sunset and it has natural fountain whenever the wave hits the reef.
4) COKEL RIVER
This river is a salt water river with coconut trees at the river banks. And then the boat will also take you to feel the wave of the Hindian Ocean for few minutes.
5) MARON RIVER
This river is soooo beautiful. It is fresh water river with bell fruits and coconut on its edges. And the river is very green and clear, especially in dry season. September is when the bell fruit in season. Boating along the river is very relaxing and rejuvenating. And you can also swim away at the blue lake in the river.
6) GONG CAVE
This cave has some big chambers with stalactite and stalagmite formation. It is very easy to visit for everyone, suitable for family as well.
7) Luweng Jaran Cave
Luweng Jaran is a vertical cave which and there are also horizontal cave inside. The entrance is very narrow but inside there are some chambers and the length of the horizontal cave is about 17 KM according to the mapping expedition in 1987 by an expedition team from Australia.
8) Kasap Beach
This beach is located nearby Watukarung Beach and there are some beaches in the vicinity. You can walk to view point to see the atolls and other beaches.
9) Telengria Beach
This beach is located nearby the city. The sand is brown. The beach is long. There are some hotels at this beach location.
9) Tuna-Tofu Home Industry
The home industry located not far from Telengria beach. You can see the process of preparing the tuna, filling the tuna to tofu and how it is cooked using wood. You can try at Tahu Tuna Pak Ran Store located at the mainroad.
Pacitan is the home of gemstones. You can browse some jewelry made of the gemstones.
For tours to Pacitan, explore the beaches, river boating or surfing please feel free to Getaway Tours; Indonesia Tour Operator.
Located just about 30 minutes by wooden boat from Maumere, some islands can be visited for relaxing marine getaway. They are very quiet that you will feel like you are on your own in this island. Shall you need multiple days exploring Maumere or just day trip in the city, feel free to contact Getaway Tours: Indonesia Tour Operator.
Mount Egon is not the highest peak in Flores, however hiking this mountain is challenging. This mountain can be another place to visit when you are visiting Maumere, maybe after visiting Lake Kelimutu. Mount Egon is a volcano, its last activity was in 2008.
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