Java’s Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days


Java’s Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days | This trip is designed for travelers that love and enjoy traveling by train. We will visit many exciting places in Java, and especially you will not forget your experiences on our Indonesian train. The sites to be visited are Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater and finish in Bali.

Key Features

Group Size: Minimum of 2 travelers.
Tour Guide: Yes. An experienced tour guide accompanies every trip.
Accommodation: It is all about combining comfort and characters, an average 3-4 stars hotel.
Transport: Executive Class Train Jakarta to Bandung, Bandung to Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta to Surabaya, Private fully air-conditioned car
Inclusions: Some meals, sightseeing, and activities are included.
Departure: Anytime, subject to booking conditions.
Single supplement: Not available

ITINERARY of Java’s Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days

Day 1. Arrival Jakarta – Transfer in

Arrival in Jakarta, meet up with our crews and proceed with transfer by Public Bus and Bus Way to Hotel for check-in.

Day 2. Jakarta Beauty Morning City Tour + Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (BLD)

After breakfast, at 0900, start the Jakarta Beauty City Morning Tour program, which is created especially for those who never been to Indonesia. It provides a glance of Indonesia, the history and the people.

Monas | Java's Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days

This tour featuring the following objects and attractions:
Lunch & Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant

Day 3. Jakarta to Bandung by Train (B)

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Jakarta Train Station for a trip to Bandung by Parahyangan Train.
Upon arrival at Bandung Train Station, transfer to the hotel for check-in and overnight.

KA Argo Parahyangan | Java's Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days

Day 4. Volcano Tour + Bandung City Tour (BLD)

This is the 4th day of Java’s Best of Indonesia Tour by Train. After breakfast at the hotel, depart to Mt. Tangkuban Perahu in the north side of Bandung with the beauty of Ratu crater and the freshest air, via Lembang and stopover in the Manufacturing milk center. Continues to Ciater Hot Springs to enjoy the warmth of hot water that springs from Tangkuban Perahu Crater, which contained a lot of sulfurous that very good for medical. Available various recreation services such as rafting, fishing, etc.

At 16.00 return back to Bandung to continue Afternoon City Tour visiting :

Gedung Sate | Java's Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days

Merdeka Building (photo stop), a place of Asian-African Conference in 1955, Geological Museum (photo stop), which kept ancient objects such as Java Man fossil, etc. Sate Buiding (photo stop), a central of west Java Province Government, which build in 1920 by the J. Gerber Architect with the Italian Architecture style of Renaissance period, Spain and Siam. West Java Struggle Monument (photo stop) that stands opposite with Sate Building. And last, shopping at many Factory outlets, around R.E. Martadinata street.

Day 5. Ciwidey + Kawah Putih (White Crater) Tour (BLD)

After completing breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Ciwidey Bandung south way, visiting the Strawberry field that can be picked and take it home. Kawah Putih (White Crater) with the white view that match with the name Deer breed, Patenggang Lake, a lake recreation place, Ranca Bali tea plantation.

Kawah Putih | Java's Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days

Ranca Walini swimming pool that sits in the middle of the plantation, to rest and enjoying the view that extended green.

After dinner return back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 6. Bandung to Yogyakarta by Train (B)

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Bandung Train Station for a trip to Yogyakarta by Lodaya Train.

Upon arrival at Yogya Train Station, transfer to the hotel for check-in and overnight.

KA Lodaya | Java's Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days

Day 7. Borobudur Temple – Dieng Plateau Tour (BLD)

After early breakfast at 0700, we depart to Borobudur Buddhist Temple, one of the forgotten Wonders of the World, which was built on 800AD. Next, transfer to Dieng Plateau via Magelang – home of the National Army Academy – and Temanggung. Enjoy dramatic scenery as we drive through the tea and tobacco plantations of the Sindoro – Sumbing valley – some of the most spectacular countrysides you will ever see. Visit Java’s oldest Hindu Temples, dating from the 8th century (Bima Temple, Gatotkaca Temple, Pandawa Temple & Arjuna Temple). See the active volcanic craters (Sikidang Crater) and also take in the beauty of the Telaga Warna (colored) and Telaga Pengilon (mirror) lakes. 

Borobudur Temple

After dinner at a local restaurant, return to the hotel in Yogyakarta overnight.

Day 8. Yogyakarta City Tour – Prambanan Temple – Ramayana Ballet Performance (BLD)

This is your 8th day of Java’s Best of Indonesia Tour by Train. After breakfast at the hotel, start Yogyakarta City Tour visiting :

Sultan Palace, Taman Sari (Water Castle), Ngasem Traditional Bird Market, Silversmith & Batik Processing.

Ramayana Ballet

After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Prambanan Hindus Temple, which was built on 850AD and also a quick photo stop at Candi Sewu. Afterward, free time at Malioboro street.

After dinner, we will enjoy the Ramayana Ballet Show at Prambanan Theatre before returning to the hotel for overnight.

Day 9. Yogyakarta to Surabaya by Train (B)

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Yogyakarta Train Station for a trip to Surabaya by Sancaka Train.

Upon arrival at Surabaya Gubeng Train Station, transfer to the hotel for check-in and overnight.

Day 10. Surabaya City Tour – Mt Bromo (BLD)

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and start Surabaya City Tour visiting Surabaya Zoo for its fascinating Komodo dragon lizards and Orang Utan, Cigarette Museum, Cheng-Ho Chinese Mosque & Submarine Museum. After lunch, transfer to Mt Bromo Area for check-in and overnight.

Day 11. Mt Bromo – Ijen Crater (BLD)

At 3.30 in the early morning, you’ll be wake up, and the Jeep will bring you to the world¡¦s most famous viewpoint at Mt Penanjakan on the rim of the Tengger caldera. Here you will enjoy the sunrise (if you’re lucky) with its young volcanic including Mt Bromo and an active Mt Semeru in the background.

The amazing view of Bromo is one of the main reasons tourists visit Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Mount Bromo and Mount Batok landscape view

Afterward, the adventure continues to an active Mt. Bromo volcano to climb up 245 steps of stairs (Horse ride is optional). After that we proceed to the “untouched” area of Bromo which is The Whispering Savannah, you’ll find yourself like in the middle of nowhere while enjoying all of the greeneries, then the Jeep will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast and re-packing.

At 11.00 we drive trough scenic landscapes via Bondowoso passing the road in the middle of the coffee plantation (5 hours drive). Around 16.00, we reached the Guest House at Blawan or Hotel at Licin Village, then check-in and free time. A lunch box is provided while Dinner will be served at Guest House/Hotel.

Day 12. Ijen Crater – Drop Off Bali (BL)

Early in the morning, short transfer to Paltuding Ranger Post for starting Ijen Tour – Ijen Crater shows a particular type of volcanic feature common to Indonesia, about 1 km in diameter and 175 meters deep. A warm lake entirely covers the floor, milky blue-green, held back by a dam built many years ago by the Dutch, to keep the hot mineral, laden water from raining for the crop lands below. After finishing the unforgettable trip, we return to Guest House/Hotel, check-out and continue the trip crossing Bali Strait by Ferry. The Java’s Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days ends where we drop you off at your hotel in Bali.

What is included in the Java’s Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days:

  • 11 (eleven) nights accommodations twin/triple share
  • 11 (eleven) x breakfasts, 8 (eight) x lunch and 7 (seven) x dinners
  • Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
  • Travel throughout on a private car/minivan/bus with a fully licensed driver
  • 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

What is not included yet in the Java’s Best of Indonesia Tour by Train 12 Days:

  • Airfare & travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
  • Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide (USD3/day/pax is appreciated)

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.

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.

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.

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!

Marcel Bandur
Marcel Bandur2015-09-16

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!

Peter Dalton
Peter Dalton2015-11-27

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 ���

Desy Santhyani
Desy Santhyani2018-04-07

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

Ledo Cosmai
Ledo Cosmai2019-08-11

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 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,

Bhimji Patel
Bhimji Patel2015-04-16

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!

Tippy Hu
Tippy Hu2015-07-10

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