Day 1: Arrival & meeting in Jakarta
Arrival in Jakarta, transfer to downtown hotel and group dinner.
Acc.: good mid-class hotel in Jakarta (D)
Day 2: Jakarta – transfer to the West coast
Transfer to Carita on W coast, visit of the Krakatoa volcano observatory, preparation of the expedition to Krakatau, swimming/ relaxation on beach.
Acc.: comfortable hotel / bungalows on beach (B, L, D)
Day 3: Sail to Krakatau volcano
Boat trip to Krakatoa, camp on beach on Anak Krakatoa or neighboring island, climb Anak Kraktau (if conditions allowing).
Acc.: camp on Krakatau (B, L, D)
Day 4: 2nd day on Krakatau – return to coast
Second day on Krakatau for observation / visit of Anak Krakatau. After a snorkeling break at a coral reef near Rakata Island return to West coast.
Acc.: hotel or bungalow on West Coast beach
Day 5: Transfer to Garut in West Java
Transfer day: drive through West Java to the small university town Garut in West Java
Acc.: good mid-class hotel (B, L, D)
Day 6-7: Papandayan + Galunggung volcano – Cipanas hot springs
Two full days in the beautiful volcanic area to explore hot springs & volcanic craters (Papandayan, Galunggung etc.).
Acc.: as before (Garut)
Day 8: Scenic train ride to Yogyakarta
An early train (first class) brings us comfortably directly to the beautiful, lively city of Yogyakarta, Central Java’s capital. The ride is very scenic and takes about 7-8 hrs. In the evening, opportunity to assist a Ramayana Ballet performance.
Acc.: very good mid-class hotel in downtown Yogya(B, L)
Day 9: Free day in Yogya
Opportunity to explore downtown Yogya (Sultan’s Palace, water castle, museums, markets etc.). Optional fun city-tour on becak (rickshaws). Option to visit the important Hindu temples of Prambanan and to attend a Ramayana ballet performance in the evening.
Acc.: as before (Yogya) (B)
Day 10: Borobodur temple and Merapi volcano
In the morning, we take time to visit the monumental temple of Borobodur, the largest Buddhist temple in Asia. Erected between 750 and 850 AD, then partly buried under volcanic mudflows from Merapi volcano around 1000 AD and again excavated starting in 1815, Borobodur counts as one of Asia’s major archaeological sites. The visit to Borobodur will include a guided tour with extra time to spend in or near the complex. After lunch, we drive to the slopes of Merapi volcano where we can observe the impressive evidence of its recent eruption (e.g. the fresh deposits and destruction caused by the pyroclastic flows in June 2006).
Acc.: as before (Yogya) (B, L, D)
Day 11: Transfer to Malang (East Java)
Transfer (normally, train ride) through scenic landscape to Malang town in east Java.
Acc.: hotel in Malang center (B, L, D)
Day 12: Jeep ride into the Tengger volcano massiv – Bromo via Tumpang
Scenic drive into the Tengger caldera via an impressive route on open jeeps to enjoy the dramatic landscape of deep valleys and steep cliffs.
Acc.: hotel or bungalows on the rim of the Tengger caldera overlooking Bromo volcano (B, L, D)
Day 13: Bromo volcano & Tengger caldera
Relaxed day to explore Bromo volcano and the Tengger caldera. Visit of the local volcano observatory and introduction to monitoring techniques of the volcano.
Acc.: as before (Bromo) (B)
Day 14: Sunrise excursion to overview of Bromo – rainforest of the National Park – observation of Semeru volcano
Sunrise from the famous viewpoint overlooking the Bromo-Tengger caldera. Jeep ride to Semeru’s south side and observation camp (Semeru volcano).
Acc.: camp near Semeru volcano (B, L, D)
Day 15: Transfer to Ijen volcano
Transfer to Ijen Plateau, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs.
Acc.: guesthouse at coffee plantation near Ijen (B, L, D)
Day 16: Kawah Ijen volcano – transfer to Bali
Climb and visit of Ijen’s crater, descend to the sulphur mining area and the turquoise acid crater lake. In the afternoon transfer to Bali.
Acc.: excellent beach hotel on Bali (B, L, D)
Day 17: End of tour or extension program on Bali
The tour ends on Bali, for some with an extension on Bali with its paradise beaches, for some already with transport to the airport of Denpasar and connecting flight back to Jakarta airport.
Acc.: none (B)
What is included in the tour package :
– Accommodations twin/double share
– Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as appeared in 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 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 tour package :
– Airfare & airport tax
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
– Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide