SURABAYA – IJEN CRATER – MOUNT BROMO – YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – BOROBUDUR SUNRISE –MERAPI VOLCANO JEEP TOUR – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE –YOGYAKARTA AIRPORT (6 DAYS – 5 NIGHTS)
DAY 01: SURABAYA – HOTEL IN IJEN CRATER AREA
We will meet you at your Hotel in Surabaya or Airport, and then we drive to Ijen Crater area for about 7-8 hours. In this route, we will pass rural landscape, small cities, rice fields, plantations, and beaches. Lunch will be served on the way at the Local restaurant. About at late afternoon or in the early evening, we will reach your hotel in Ijen Crater area. Then, stay overnight before you enjoy Ijen Crater trekking on the next morning.
DAY 02: IJEN CRATER TOUR – HOTEL IN BROMO AREA (B)
Ijen crater tour will start at 12:15 AM from your hotel then our car will bring us to Paltuding. Paltuding is a parking place where will park our car and start our trekking to Ijen Crater. This journey takes approximately 1, 5 hours’. Arriving at the parking area of Ijen Crater (1850m), From here, you need 1, 5 – 2 hours away from our hotel Bondosowo to Paltuding, 2 hours will be required to hike the slope o Ijen Crater. The path is quite slippery in some area, so it’s better try bring your own trekking shoes for better trekking. We will the most famous natural phenomenon of Blue Fire which is only 2 in the world, those are in Indonesia and Ethiopia. It’s one of the reason why Ijen Crater is one of famous place for all traveler around the world.
After enjoying the natural phenomenon of blue fire, we will back to the peak of Ijen Crater to enjoy the best panorama of the lake of acid water where reflects to the spectacular view in the surrounding walls that gives the impression like doom. The sulfur miners go down into the crater and climb back up by passing a dangerous path on the edge of ijen crater with the load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. This is really a dangerous and hard job. Here also, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of ijen crater as one of God’s amazing creation.
After enjoying the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen, we will be back to Paltuding where we park the car then back to our hotel for having breakfast, take a shower, packing up and drive for about 5 hours to Mount Bromo area.
DAY 03: BROMO SUNRISE TOUR – HOTEL IN YOGYAKARTA AREA (B)
Mount Bromo tour will start at 3:30 AM from your hotel and then the jeep will bring you to the world’s most famous viewpoints, those are Penanjakan and Kingkong hill, it’s located on the rim of the Tengger caldera (2,700m). From here, you can see the enchanting sunrise with the amazing scenery of Mount Bromo, Batok and Semeru. After you have enjoyed the view here, we will go back to the jeep then the jeep will continue our adventure to reach the sea of sands in Mt. Bromo area. We will stop at the parking area then you will cross the sea of sands by riding a horse or on foot (it is optional) till reach stairs up at the slope of Mt. Bromo where it will lead you to reach the peak of Mt. Bromo. About at 9.00 AM, the jeep will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, packing, loading bags into our van and then we will continue our trip Yogyakarta by train. We will go to Surabaya Train Station to catch our train on 3:30 pm. The train takes about 5 hours.
DAY 04: YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – HOTEL IN BOROBUDUR TEMPLE AREA (B)
Around 10:00 AM, our staff will meet you at in Grand Palace hotel for doing city tour around Yogyakarta city. We will be visiting, Sultan Palace, Water Castle, Silver accessories place, Batik place, and Painting place. We will take a lunch in the local restaurant. Then, we will drive to your hotel in Borobudur temple area for staying overnight.
DAY 05: SUNRISE IN BOROBUDUR TEMPLE – MERAPI VOLCANO ADVENTURE – HOTEL IN PRAMBANAN TEMPLE AREA (B)
About 4:00 am, you will be awakened up by your guide to start Borobudur sunrise tour. Borobudur is best seen at dawn when the air is fresh and full of birdsong. As the mist begins to lift, the sun scales the surrounding volcanoes and terraced fields and highlights the reliefs of the stone and many faces of Buddha. Glimpsing Borobudur for the first time is often a deeply felt emotional experience.
This tour offers a different experience where participants were given a special pass to enter the monument early in the morning at approximately 4:30 am before public visitors and visitor have to walk from the hotel to Borobudur with a pre-dawn stroll through the dewy grass of a lush tropical garden. Super scenery and a very beautiful morning at Borobudur temple could be seen when the sun would appear from the horizon. This is a truly enlightening experience.
Around 8:30 AM. We will invite you to do village tour in Borobudur temple area where you will spend more time to explore the natural life of people in the surrounding and nearby villages. There you would gain the social and cultural values that exist and be well preserved. This tour brings you traveling around villages by local transportation called Andhong or horse cart (3 people maximally). Along the trip can be seen beautiful sceneries and rural living. Having a look of the rice paddies, the place to make tofu, the place for making various craft such as pottery, bamboo, making pottery and other activities you need to know. To complete your educational content along the tour, a local guide needed during this tour.
Around 11:00 AM, our staff will meet you at in Manohara hotel for doing adventurous tour in Mt. Merapi, we will drive for ± 2 hours from Manoharo hotel to Kaliadem Basecamp. Kaliadem Basecamp is the last place before you do “Kaliadem Lava Tour in Merapi Volcano”. Around 1:00 PM, your jeep’s driver will escort you to Kaliadem Village; it’s a village on the slope of Mt Merapi that is totally destroyed after the last great eruption of Merapi on November 4th and 5th, 2010. The hot cloud (pyroclastic flow) hit this village. This position of the Kaliadem is 1100 meters above the sea level. It’s make the air still relatively cool, although the tree forest was destroyed when the hot clouds hit on. When the area was opened again, hundreds visitors has been came until today, locals and foreigners reach the location by American Jeep and motor riding. And now, these objects can be seen at Gunung Merapi Museum. The tour will be started at Kaliadem Parkir area, from here the jeep will be ready to take you around the volcano for 3 -3,5 hours, such as visiting museum, alien stone, yellow river, the cemetery and village of the shaman of Mt. Merapi, Kaliadem hill, Kaliadem bunker, hot gasses at gendol river, and semi lake. About 3:00 PM, the driver will escort you to our normal car then going to your hotel in Prambanan temple area. About 05.00 PM, arriving at your hotel in Prambanan temple area, and then staying overnight here.
RAMAYANA BALLET PRAMBANAN (OPEN AIR THEATER)
This dance-drama is a marvelous visualization of legendary epos in Javanese culture, Ramayana. Performed on an open stage, Ramayana ballet invites you to enjoy the story in a set of typical Javanese dance accompanied by gamelan music. In the evenings (07.30 pm – 09.30 pm), this ballet comes to life, enacted by over 200 professional dancers and musicians on an open air stage that takes advantage of the Prambanan Temples as a backdrop. But it will be at your own cost. I will attach the price for this optional program which you can choose your seat if you are interested in it. Please check the picture of Ramayana ballet open air theater in the Internet
DAY 06: HOTEL IN PRAMBANAN TEMPLE AREA – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE TOUR – AIRPORT IN YOGYAKARTA (B)
After having breakfast around 7:30 AM, we will escort to Prambanan temple, it’s just 5 minutes from our hotel. Prambanan temple is extraordinarily beautiful building constructed in the tenth century during the reigns of two kings namely Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. Soaring up to 47 meters (5 meters higher than Borobudur temple), the foundation of this temple has fulfilled the desire of the founder to show Hindu triumph in Java Island. Prambanan temple has three main temples in the primary yard, namely Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva temples. Those three temples are symbols of Trimurti in Hindu belief. All of them face to the east. Each main temple has accompanying temple facing to the west, namely Nandini for Shiva, Angsa for Brahma, and Garuda for Vishnu. Besides, there are 2 flank temples, 4 kelir temples and 4 corner temples. In the second area, there are 224 temples. And the best time to visit Pramabanan temple is in the morning start from 07.00. So, it will be less crowded and you are able to make the great photos of it. After enjoying the temple at 10:00 AM, we will be back to your hotel then going to the Airport for catching the flight back to Singapore. TOUR’S SERVICES FINISHED.
PRICE IS IN IDR & INCLUDES:
- Pick up service from Surabaya and transfer out to Yogyakarta Airport
- 1N stay at Hotel in Ijen Crater area with breakfast
- 1N stay at Hotel in Mt. Bromo area with breakfast
- 1N stay at Hotel in Yogyakarta city area with breakfast
- 1N stay at Hotel in Borobudur temple area with breakfast
- 1N stay at Hotel in Prambanan area with breakfast
- Meals as stated on the programs (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
- Land transportation with the driver and fuel during the trip
- 4WD vehicle (jeep) for Mt Bromo and Mt Merapi
- Mineral water
- Private English speaking guide for Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater
- Local guide in Yogyakarta and Borobudur temple
- Cost for all entrance tickets during the tour
- Cost for highway or parking during the tour
- Cost for the train station from Surabaya to Yogyakarta
- Travel insurance
- Horse riding at Mount Bromo
- Bar, laundry, phone calls, the internet, tipping & other personal costs
- Cost for Lunch & Dinner during the trip except that it shows at the program (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
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