Java Island, Indonesia, is an island bordering the Indian Ocean to the south and the Java Sea to the north. It is the most populous island in Indonesia, with the capital city of Jakarta on the northwest coast. Java has long been known as the main government in the era of the kingdoms (Hindu-Buddhist empires) and almost every historical action and the legendary figure come from this island.
Because of this, Java is rich in culture, customs, traditions, and lifestyle. There are so many to see here, such as fine art, batik, gamelan, traditional dances, traditional ceremonies, historic buildings, and so on.
As the beating heart of Indonesia, the island of Java also has many natural beauties, enchanting underwater life and sturdy volcanoes, such as Mount Merapi and Mount Bromo with its surroundings, which are now an attractive tourist spot. Java Tours 8 Days 7 Nights will visit most of the interesting places from the west to the east on the island of Java.
Travel itinerary of Efficient Java Tours 8 Days 7 Nights
Day 1 Java Tours | Jakarta – Bogor – Puncak – Bandung
At 0800h / 08:00 am, you will be picked up in a car from your hotel in Jakarta for Bandung via Jagorawi Highway. On this tour you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Stop at Bogor to see its famous Botanical Garden founded in 1817. It covers an immense 87 hectares of land and houses thousands of plant species. Further on, drive through the manicured green tea plantations of Puncak Pass. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in the area.
After lunch, proceed towards Bandung by way of Cianjur. You will be taken to Papandayan Hotel in Bandung. It is an international 4-star hotel with 188 spacious guestrooms on its 5 floors and offers accommodation in 152 Deluxe rooms, 23 Executive rooms, 12 Suites, and 1 Presidential Suite. It also has a lounge, pool bar and restaurant serving Indonesian and international cuisine.
Day 2 Java Tours | Tangkuban Prahu – Ciater Hot Spring – Angklung Traditional Performance
0800h / 08:00 am: After breakfast, proceed on a tour of Tangkuban Prahu volcano and Ciater hot spring. The volcano resembles an overturned boat. Listen to the guide tell you about the legend associated with the shape of the volcano. Its summit is at a height of 2176 meters while the parking lot and the viewpoint site are at a height of 1800 meters. Stop for lunch en route.
On your way back to Bandung, Visit the Lembang fruit market and buy some delicious fruits. In the afternoon, visit Pak Ujo’s Angklung School in Padasuka village. The school teaches a variety of music and dances, particularly Angklung which is played on bamboo frames. If there are no scheduled shows for the day, short demonstrations will be performed for you.
Return back to your hotel in Bandung and spend the night.
Day 3 Java Tours | Bandung – Train ride to Yogyakarta
0700h / 07:00 am: After breakfast, you will be taken to the railway station for a morning train to Yogyakarta. Enjoy a scenic rail journey passing through the lush Parahyangan highlands with terraced rice fields, green valleys and rural villages below a string of volcanoes.
At around 1500h / 03:00 pm, you will arrive at the city of Yogyakarta or Jogja. From here, you will be taken in a car to your hotel to check-in. Spend the night at your hotel. You will be staying at Novotel Jogja or Jogja Plaza (depending on availability).
Novotel Jogja is a 4-star hotel and offers Superior 2 single beds, with choices of view (i.e. pool view, mountain view or city view). The rooms are newly designed with modern and elegant ambiance including a flat-screen TV. It also has a 24-hour coffee shop, billiard rooms, internet access, outdoor swimming pool, traditional massage, spa and all modern amenities.
Jogja Plaza is also a 4-star hotel with Javanese architecture offering luxurious appointed rooms. It has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, whirlpool, sauna, and gym among others.
Day 4 Java Tours | Borobudur Temple – Candirejo Village
0800h / 08:00 am: After breakfast, take a trip to Borobudur Buddhist temple situated in eastern Java on the Kedu Plain. It is one of the largest temples in the world perched majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green felids and distant hills. It has 10 levels to pronounce the scared number of Buddhist rituals and you will come across moral stories beautifully sculpted on its walls.
Further on, visit the equally interesting Mendut Temple with its charming 3-meter tall Buddha statue. Continue to Candirejo village and join on an explanatory village excursion on foot or horse-drawn carriage. It’s a great chance to take a closer look at local artwork, traditions and Javanese way of life.
Return back to your hotel in Yogyakarta and spend the night.
Day 5 Java Tours | Yogyakarta City Tour – Prambanan Temple
0800h / 08:00 am: After breakfast, take a trip to Sultan’s Palace of Yogyakarta. The palace was founded by Prince Mangkubumi in 1755. Javanese classic dancing rehearsal, royal wedding ceremonies, puppet show, and other Javanese cultural performances are often held here. Stroll around the colorful bird market and Taman Sari (the ruin of a water palace built by the first sultan).
Further on, visit Prambanan Temple also known as ‘Slender Maiden’. This elegant temple complex was built in the 9th century dedicated to the Hindu trinity – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. It also has an open theatre where the popular Ramayana ballet is performed annually from May to October during the full moon. Visit the Archeological Museum in the premises to learn about the history of Prambanan and the surrounding temples.
Return back to your hotel and spend the night.
Day 6 Java Tours | Yogyakarta – Solo – Malang
0700h / 07:00 am: After an early breakfast, leave Jogja by car for Malang in east Java. Stop at Solo and visit the Triwindu flea market which sells a range of antiques, batik stamps, car parts and variety of junk items. Visit Pasar Gede, the biggest traditional market in downtown. Drive through Java’s heartland passing endless teak forest and lush countryside. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on your way.
From here, you will be taken to the Santika Hotel in Malang to check-in. It is a 4-star hotel in the historical hill town of Malang. The hotel offers 112 well-appointed rooms and suites, restaurant and bar, swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, shopping arcade, and all modern amenities. Spend the night at your hotel.
Day 7 Java Tours | Malang – Singosari Temple – Mount Bromo
0900h / 09:00 am: After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing tour of Malang and drive around the town past colonial buildings. Visit the vibrant bird market and drive along the tree-lined Ijen boulevard. Further on, visit the 14th-century Singosari temple, also known as Kendedes temple, founded in honor of King Kertanegara. Marvel at the architecture of the temple. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Further on, proceed to Bromo. You will be taken to Bromo Terrace Hotel to check-in.
Surrounded by green hills and plantations, Bromo Terrace Hotel is located in Sapikerep, 37 mi from Malang and 19 mi from Probolinggo. The hotel has a terrace and views of the mountain. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a seating area for your convenience. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and hot/cold shower. There is a 24-hour front desk, a shop, and a restaurant at the property.
Spend the night at your hotel.
Day 8 Java Tours | Mount Bromo Sunrise Tour – Surabaya – Departure
0300h / 03:00 am: Set out on a tour of Mount Bromo. You will be dropped in a car at the Cemara Lawang village. From here, the Jeep will take you to the world’s most famous viewpoint of Mt Penanjakan on the Tengger Caldera. Here you will enjoy the sunrise with its young volcano including Mt Bromo and the active Mt Semeru in the background. Afterward, the adventure continues to the active Mt. Bromo volcano to climb up 245 steps of the stairs (Horse ride is optional). After experiencing a beautiful sunrise (subject to the weather), return back to your hotel for breakfast.
You will be transferred to Surabaya airport for your onward flight.
What is included in the Java Tours 8 Days 7 Nights:
– Accommodations twin/double share
– Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as appeared in the itinerary
– Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
– All transports required for the whole journey as indicated in the itinerary
– Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
– Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara
– Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
– Return airport to hotel transfer
What is not included yet in the Java Tours 8 Days 7 Nights:
– Airfare & airport tax
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
– Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide
I had taken already 2 trips with Lintang Buana. One was with my family around North Sumatra and the other with my friends in East Java. Both times, the email communication was very smooth, clear and efficient. The money transfer was a breeze. Everything on both journeys was thoughtfully managed. My mum is vegan and even this was catered for. Every request we had, no matter how silly or trivial, was taken seriously and dealt with appropriately. The guides and drivers are outstanding. They basically become a part of your travel group and it feels like you have just found a new friend along. This tour operator really goes the extra mile with the most professional service I've encountered. Their sense of service excellence and customer satisfaction are at the core. I would choose this tour operator again and again, especially as the price usually ends up even cheaper than arranging the tour yourself. Well done!
I had a nice experience with Lintang Buana Tours. My friends and I did a full package arranged trip starting from the airport at Jakarta and end at Bali airport. Accommodation, transportation, and touring including entrance fees to the selected places. Lintang chooses a perfect guides and drivers with cars in all areas. We got a great idea about Indonesian history and others. Guides helped us in photography as well. The only point I should mention is the hotels in some places were below expectations. The office were in touch with us in almost everywhere. A beautiful Indonesia trip starting from Jakarta- Puncak- Bogor – Banbung – Ubud – Lovina and ended in Kuta. Thank you Lintang Buana Tours. Definitely I'll recommend your office to others.
Lintang Buana took me from Surabaya to Mt Bromo, Ijen and Sukamade in August this year. I'm travelling around Asia for a year. Normally, I don't use tour companies but I was finding it a little difficult to organise what I wanted to do independently in the time I had.Organisation was great. All pieces of the trip fitted together perfectly.A couple of points which could be improved: 1) we set off mid-morning on a Friday but then stopped for an hour for Friday prayers whilst still in Surabaya! No problem with stopping for prayers, but I think it would have been better to set off afterwards, as there was little to do once we reached our destination for the first night. 2) the hotel in Banyuwangi was somewhere to get some sleep for a few hours between 5pm and setting off for Ijen at 11.30pm. Unfortunately, there was a karaoke lounge facing my room, so I didn't manage to get any sleep 🙁Huge thank to the guys for returning a tee shirt that I left in one of the hotels. It was my favourite tee shirt! They collected it from the hotel and kept it safe until I was back in Indonesia. They then couriered it to my hotel in Jakarta. So impressed and happy! Thanks a million!
We contacted lintang buana tours to arrange an unforgettable itinerary from Indonesia. I was immediately told Yoga that offered me a spectacular ride. He greeted us personally upon our arrival in Yogyacarta and we found out that he was our guide. Both Yoga and his partner (a driver whose name I don't remember) were exceptional in leading the way: always careful to respond to our requests, the can always waiting for our tours and always available to do small program changes at our request. They made our trip unforgettable: they made us feel comfortable. I recommend to all this agency for the seriousness and the passion that the members use to make the trip unforgettable. Thanks for everything Yoga
Nice service, I knew Lintang Buana since 2012, recommended to many friends.Last time my parents visited Bromo, they cannot speak english but theguide was so kind and patient, I gave u 5 stars with my appreciation!
Our Bandung holiday with Lintang Buana was one of our most memorable Indonesian getaways. We had a very experienced driver who took us around busy streets patiently and expertly. Communications with Mr. Agung were made easy with prompt replies and he was most accommodating. Thank you, Lintang Buana for an excellent service provided.
We did a tour in october in Java and everything was perfect. Yoga, our guide was really helpful and answer our questions always with smile and passion, he was there when needed and knows how to let us some space. We were really satisfy and highly recommand Lintang Buana Tours.
We booked a 10 days overland Jakarta to Bali tour in April 2015. We were very happy with the excellent organisation, care and service and outstanding commitment and attention shown throughout the tour and had such a fabulous time. Both the drivers and the guides ensured us a safe environment and accommodated to our individual needs.The regular communication from the head office making sure that we remained happy with all aspects of the tour throughout was very reassuring and enhanced the level of customer satisfaction and care.All the accommodations were strategically located and were of good standard, the hotel staff were equally courteous and friendly throughout. We would highly recommend this company for anyone seeking a stress free adventure holiday tailored to accommodate your individual needs in Indonesia,
I got to know about Lintang Buana from a friend who had toured Bromo and Ijen with their help. After a lot of emails back and forth, we decided on a 7 day East- Central Java tour and it was absolutely wonderful! They were extremely prompt in replying to emails and text messages and helped me even with the most trivial doubts that I had. They accommodated every single constraint of mine and suggested places to stay, eat etc. that would suit my budget. In the end, we did end up staying in extremely comfortable hotels and dorms.Special thanks to Ms. Nukeu and Mr. Singgih from the Bandung office who helped me with a really fun itinerary! We had absolutely wonderful guides on the three legs of our tour. They were pretty impressive and incredibly proactive. The drivers were also very nice and made sure we stuck to the time in our itinerary.We were a bunch of vegetarians traveling to Indonesia and I had mentioned this a couple of times during my correspondence with Lintang Buana. They ensured the availability of vegetarian food in all the places we went to, in the Pekalen river rafting and the Prambanan Ramayana Ballet. Seriously, the food at the Ramayana ballet was the best that we ate in Indonesia!They helped us at every step during the planning of our trip and once we reached Surabaya, we had absolutely no work to do. Everything instruction in our itinerary and the emails were followed and their planning was flawless! I would definitely reccomend Lintang Buana to people who want to see Indonesia for the absolutely beautiful place that it is and to help them plan their trips.
We are very satisfied with our trip to Flores and Komodo which is well managed. Below we share our experience…-Wrap up Flores and Komodo trip-Started from Ende, we met our guide and driver provided by Lintang Buana tourism service, we straight to Moni village by 2 hours drive and stayed at Kelimutu Ecolodge. Sunrise hunting was started at 4am, first hiking in shahur time a little hard for kids. Fortunately p*pm*e is available on the top, hot noodles � perfect for chilly time meanwhile mommy happy with the coffee �.After breakfast at the lodge, the trip was continued to Bajawa town passing by to Ende to visit Soekarno house � where our first president spent his years of exile in Ende. Unfortunately it was close on Sunday so we just saw it from outside. We had lunch at Penggajawa beach or famous as blue stone beach. We arrived at Bajawa after 2.5h driving and stayed at Happy-Happy .The day after we were visiting Bena village as one of traditional village in Flores. Flores has different tribes over the land, each tribe has their own believe and culture. Bena people believe that their ancestral spirit will always live with them and stay on megalith stones as provided in the village. In the afternoon we started to drive again about 3h to Ruteng before Labuan Bajo. Stayed overnight in Ruteng monastery to enjoy the landscape and spider rice fields of Cancar in the morning.Ruteng to Labuan bajo was about 3-4 hours drive with magnificent landscapes. We saw the hill of Wae Rebo but not part of our trip. Next time maybe when our feet stronger � and hopefully by that time the trip to go there also shorter and better than now ��…too many wishes from lazy persons such us �Finally arrived at Labuan bajo, we straight to our boat as our home for 3 days and had lunch while it sailed to first stop Rinca island to meet the dragons. Having met them, we enjoyed sunset near to Kalong (big bat) island to see hundreds of bat � flew out to the other islands for dinner. The boat then moored near to Papagarang island which the wave quite and allow us to sleep tight.In the morning we were snorkeling to Pink beach near Komodo island then continue to Padar island to hike in the afternoon. Quite hot along the day so we choose to leve-leve on the boat before enjoying sunset from Padar hill.Last day on boat started by watching Malta playing with the wave. How lucky we were to see lots of them clearly just from the boat. The day closed by snorkeling at Kanawa, lots of fish � and starfish �.We had overnight at Puri Sari beach hotel waiting our flight back.Thanks to Agung Yoga Asmoro who arrange this trip for us and understand what we need ���