JAVA OVERLAND BY TRAIN (Jakarta-Bandung-Yogyakarta-Borobudur-Surakarta-Surabaya-Bromo-Ijen-Banyuwangi)

Train is very convenient mode of transportation if you are traveling through Java. It will saves time and you can see various kinds of landscape from rice paddy, industrial areas, kampongs, hills, farm lands. Your trip is free from traffic jam which usually happens in weekend in some parts of the area, or in holiday season such is Idul Fitri and New Year. In Java, train has some options of classes : Economy, Business and Executive.

Indonesian Railway or PT Kereta Api Indonesia is the operator of public railway in Indonesia.

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN JAKARTA (Lunch, Dinner)
Pick up at Jakarta International Airport, afterwards visit:
–          National Museum
–          Sunda Kelapa Harbor

Day 2: JAKARTA HERITAGE TOUR (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
–          Old town of Jakarta
–          Chinatown
–          Petak Sembilan

Day 3: JAKARTA-BANDUNG (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Depart to Bandung by ARGO PARAHYANGAN TRAIN (EXECUTIVE CLASS) at 08.30, arrival at 08.52. Along the train ride you will enjoy various landscapes from Industrial Areas, rice paddy field of Parahyanagan , teak forest in Purwakarta, villages and several railways nearby Cipularang Toll Road. Agro Parahyangan Train passes numbers of bridges, such as the deepest bridge , Cisomang and you can enjoy the hilly view of Cidepong Hills when train enters 949 meters  Sasaksaat tunnel. At 11.23 transit at Cimahi Train Station, Agro Parahyangan Train is scheduled to arrive at Bandung Train Station at 11.35. After lunch at local restaurant then enjoy Bandung City Tour :
–          Cihampelas
–          Dago Street
–          Braga Street
–          Sate Building

Day 4: BANDUNG VOLCANO TOUR(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
–          Boscha Observatory
–          Mt Tangkuban Perahu
–          Ciater Hotspring
–          Cibaduyut

Day 5: BANDUNG-YOGYAKARTA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Depart o Yogyakarta by AGRO WILIS TRAIN starts from Bandung at 08.30. Along the ride you will enjoy scenery of rice fields, bridges and train will turn on steep hills. The train will transit in Cipeundey Train Station on 10.09, this train station is uniquely known as powerful train station as all trains should do brakes and locomotive check (10 minutes) that train in good shape for hilly train. It will pass big turning at Leles in Garut, Gunung Mandalawangi in Lebakjero, Cirahong Bridge in Tasikmalaya. Argo WIlis will stop at Tasikmalaya station at 11.05 and Bajar Station at 12.05.  Lunch will be served in train with various choices of menus.

Before entering Kroya Train Station for transit at 13.35, you will be passing Serayu River. This station is the meeting point of middle railway JAKARTA-CIREBON with south route BANDUNG-YOGYAKARTA to SURABAYA.  Afterwards the train will pass 580 m Ijo Tunnel through Mandalagiri Hill, known as the location of film-shooting of Kereta Api Terakhir (1981) and Daun Diatas Bantal (1997). Entering Soka area in Kebumen, you will be passing Soka clay-roof industry. Kebumen also has vast  of bengkoang. Agro Wilis rain will stop at Kutoarjo on 14.53 before entering Yogyakarta Train Station, it will pass Kulon Progo Area,  “S” turning at Kalimenur and Bridge of Progo River. On 15.53, Argo Willis will arrive at Yogyakarta.

Visit Alun Alun Selatan to try Masangin Game, where you will try luck to pass in between 2 banyn trees blindfolded.

Day 6:  BOROBUDUR TEMPLE SUNRISE – YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
– Depart at 03.30 from hotel to watch sunrise at Situmbu Hill with Borobudur Temple as the background. Afterwards drive to Borobudur. And explore Borobudur magnificent stupas and reliefs.
-Drive to Yogyakarta visit Sultan Palace, Water Castle, Bird Market, and Batik Home Industry.

Day 7: Lava Tour – Prambanan Temple (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
-Visit Kaliadem village to see what eruption of Mt Merapi in 2010 destructed the village located on slope of Mt Merapi.
-Visit Ulen Sentalu Museum
-Visit Prambanan Temple

Day 8: Gunung Kidul Beach Walk (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today you will join more physical activities, soft trekking from Siung Beach to Wedi Ombo Beach. The area is carst area with volcanic plains with unique and  challenging trails. The trail is about 5 km distance, combing Mt Batur (Known as Ancient Volcano) located on the edge of Hindian Ocean.

Day 9 : YOGYAKARTA-SURAKARTA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Depart at 09.15 from Yogyakarta Train Station to Purwosari Laweyan Train Station (10.10). Afterwards visit Pura Mangkunegaran (Palace), Radya Pustaka Museum, Vastenburg Fortress, Laweyan Batik Village, and Triwindu Flea Market.

Day 10.  SURAKARTA – TROWULAN- BROMO (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Depart by Sancaka Pagi Train (08.15) and arrival at 11.35 in Mojokerto. Afterwards visit Trowulan, known as the site of Majapahit Kingdom (12-15th Century) where you can see remains from this great kingdom, such as pool, temples and gates, mostly made by red brick.
Drive to Mt Bromo. Check in.

Day 11. BROMO SUNRISE – BANYUWANGI (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Rise early to transfer to Mt. Pananjakan (2,750m) by a 4WD. At this famous view-point located on rim of the Tengger caldera you watch the sunrise breaking over the volcano cones, including Mt. Bromo and an active Mt. Semeru in the background.  Continue across the sand sea to the active Mt. Bromo volcano and climb the 245 steps to visit the crater rim (2,500m). The 4WD will bring you back to the lodge for breakfast. Drive to Probolinggo Train Station.
PROBOLINGGO (11.01) -BANYUWANGI (15.20) by Mutiara Timur Train. Upon arrival in Banyuwangi, check in hotel. Free Program.

Day 12. Ijen Tour – Banyuwangi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Depart at 01.00 AM from hotel by Jeep and  then drive Paltuding. Trek3.5km/1,5 hours through the slope of Mt Ijen to see Ijen Blue Fire phenomenon on  the edge of the vulcanic crater. Afterwards watch sunrise with Bali Island as the background. You will meet traditional miners carrying up to 80 kg of yellow sulfur blocks by bamboo baskets. Return to hotel and Banyuwangi City Tour.

Day 13. Banyuwangi – Bali (Breakfast)
Breakfast, check out and drive to Bali via Bali Strait cross by ferry.  Drop you to hotel in Bali Area. (Inform us to include Bali Tour)

Include:
Transportation, Accommodation as Program, English Speaking Guide, All entrance Tickets, All Jeep Transportation, Bromo Horse Ride, Parking/Toll Tickets, Meals as programmed, Ferry Ticket, Train Tickets

Exclude:
Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance
Tipping
Porters

What to prepare:
Warm clothing, flashlight, personal medication, walking shoes, mosquito repellent