I visited Indonesia on two occasions and both were with Java Adventure Trail. The first one was in 2016, where we visited the Ijen Crater, caught the sunrise at Mount Bromo and Borobudur, took a jeep tour of Mt Merapi and visited Jomblang Cave. Even though we had to get up at unearthly hours to visit these places, our guide Sofyan planned it in such a way that we had sufficient rest while maximising our trip. He was experienced and knew which places we had to arrive early so we don’t miss out on anything. His keen eye for photography ensured that we were always at the best spots for amazing photos. He is fluent in English and we had a fun time chatting with him on the trip.
On my second trip at the end of 2017, we didn’t have a guide with us. Nonetheless, the itinerary was planned such that we had local guides for historical attractions like the Prambanan Temple and Borobudur and helped provide context to the buildings we visited. Sofyan’s suggestions to visit the Mangunan fruit garden and Timang Beach turned out to be pretty fun places to visit, particularly the latter. The vehicle that took us around on both trips was clean and comfortable. The driver Adam is a skilled driver at navigating the rocky roads and was helpful even though English was not his first language. Would definitely recommend Sofyan and his company for those hoping to visit Jogja!