JAVA OFF THE BEATEN TRACK (12 Days/ 11 Nights)

Day 1: Yogyakarta-Wonosobo(Lunch, Dinner)
Arrival in Yogyakarta then drive to Wonosobo located about 3 hours drive from Yogyakarta. On the way you will stop by at some interesting spots such as Mendhut Temple, Tanjung Sari Tea Plantation. Check in hotel.

Day 2: Dieng Double Sunrise – Borobudur (Breakfast Box, Lunch, Dinner)
Today you will enjoy the beauty of Dieng Plateau with its Silver and Golden Sunrise.
Depart about 04.30 from hotel to Tieng View Point to watch Golden Sunrise with mountainous background. Afterwards drive to Dieng Plateau , where Arjuna Temple Complex located to see the silver sunrise from behind a mountain. Proceed to Sikidang Crater with its bubling mud and then visit Lake Warna and Lake Pengilon, twin lakes located side by side but they have different water, one sulfurous water and the other one has fresh water. Drive to Sikarim Waterfall and try abseiling. Proceed to visit Menjer Lake. Return to hotel. Check out and drive to Borobudur Temple Area. Check in.

Day 3: Borobudur Sunrise-Candirejo Village-Prambanan  (Bfast Box, Lunch ,Dinner)
Pick up hotel at 03.30 then drive about 1 hour to Punthuk Situmbu Hill to watch sunrise with Borobudur Temple and Mt Merapi as its background.  Return to hotel, breakfast. Visit Candirejo village and enjoy riding horse cart along the village. Drive to Yogyakarta. Visit Prambanan Temple and Ijo Temple. Check in hotel.

Day 4: Jomblang Caving – Sri Gethuk Waterfall (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast then drive to Gunungkidul and try Jomblang vertical caving. Exploring the cave connect Jomblang to Grubug Cave. Afterwards drive to Sri Gethuk Waterfall. Check in hotel.

Day 5: Siung Beach-Wedi Ombo Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today you will trek along geotourism area where you can find mix of carst and volcanic material. The route is very challenging, you will trek about 5 Km combing Mount Batur known as (Ancient Volcano) located on the fringe of Hindian Ocean and can be reached about 6 hours in medium pace. Do not worry, you will be accompanied by local guide and along the trek you can stop by for rest and taking photo.  Drive to Yogyakarta. Check in.

Day 6  AUG: Yogyakarta-Karanganyar-Solo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Pick up hotel morning after breakfast , and then drive to Karanganyar. Visit Sukuh Temple, Cetha Temple and Tawangmangu Waterfall. Return to Solo. Check in.

Day 7 AUG: SOLO-Trowulan Temple-Bromo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Pick up hotel morning after breakfast , drop you to train station and take Executive Class by Sancaka Pagi Train SOLO-SUB at 07.00. Arrive in Mojokerto at 11.00, then visit Trowulan  Majapahit Site, where you can see remain of Majapahit Kingdom Site (12-14th Century). Drive to Bromo Area. Check in.

Day 8: Bromo-Ijen (Breakfast ,Lunch )
Depart at 04.00 from hotel to Gunung Penanjakan by Jeep to see one of the best sunrise in Indonesia. Afterwards proceed to sea of sand, and then climb Gunung Bromo by stepping its 246 steps on its slope. After enjoying Bromo crater, then visit whispering savannah, the hidden beauty of green Savannah located in Bromo caldera. Return to hotel, breakfast and depart to Banyuwangi. Check in.  It takes 5 hours from Bromo to Ijen.

Day 9: Ijen Blue Fire -Sukamade (Breakfast)
Depart at 01.00 from hotel and then drive to Paltuding and then trekk for 3.5 m on slope of Mt Ijen, that usually will take 1.5 hours to ascend. Enjoy Ijen Blue Fire Phenomenon and Ijen Crater scenery. Enroute you will meet the strongest men in the world, traditional sulfur miners carry up to 80 kg of  sulfur blocks on bamboo basket. Descend and then Drive to Sukamade located in Meru Betiri National Park. The ride will be bumpy but on the way you will enjoy various scenery of villages, cocoa and rubber plantation, river, and beaches. You can stop by at Rajegwesi beach for rest. Arrival in Sukamade, check in at Sukamade Guest House. About 08.00, after dinner, walk to Sukamade beach to await for turtle ashore and lays eggs (not guaranteed).

Day 10.Sukamade- Green Bay (Simple Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning release baby turtle to the ocean and then breakfast. Drive to Rajegwesi Beach and take boat to Green Bay, a hidden bay with white sandy beach. Afterwards drive to Banyuwangi. Check in.

Day 11: Baluran National Park Dawn Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Depart at 03.00 from hotel to Baluran National Park to Savannah Bekol to see animals grasing (not guaranteed), afterwards drive to Bama Beach to explore the mangrove or snorkeling. Afterwards visit Kampung Anyar Waterfall. Return to hotel.

Day 12: Menjangan Island – Bali (Breakfast)
After breakfast drive to Ketapang Port and cross ferry to Bali. Drive to harbor to Menjangan Island and take boat for snorkeling and swimming activities full day. Drop you to hotel in Bali.

Note: -If you do not want to see Ijen Blue Fire, depart at 04.00 from hotel.

Price Includes:
TW Sharing Room
Jogja-Mojokerto Train Ticket
Meals as program
Jeep Bromo/Ijen
Horse Riding
All Entrance Fees
English  Speaking Guide
Mineral Water
Ferry Ticket

Price Excludes:
Personal Expenses
Guide&Driver tips
Travel Insurance,

What to prepare: warm clothing, flashlight, some cash, sneakers, raincoat, personal medication


Indonesia Ecotourism and Adventure Tour : Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Toraja, Nias, Bromo, Ijen, Bali, Komodo, Flores, Orangutan Borneo, Sumatra, Lombok, Sumba Island and beyond.