YOGYAKARTA – BOROBUDUR TEMPLE TOUR – YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – BROMO – IJEN CRATER – BALI (5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS)
WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR INTERESTING?
This tour itinerary is dedicated to all travelers who are planning to visit Indonesia for a short period but are willing to visit all the must-see destinations in Indonesia. Examples; are the destinations in Java Island, Bali, Lombok, Flores, and Komodo Island. Because we are on Java Island, we offer the highly recommended five-day trip to explore the must-see destinations on Java Island that will start from Yogyakarta City and finish in your hotel on Bali Island. We will visit Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Sultan Palace, Mount Bromo, and Ijen Volcano, and also we will invite you to try our local train that will transport you from Yogyakarta(Central Java) to Surabaya City (East Java).
It’s a good tour for family, couples, or any group of travelers, to read more about the itinerary and details, you can scroll down below:
IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE BOOKING THE TRIP:
There will be no sunrise tour anymore on the top of the temple and no one is allowed to visit the top of the temple as well. From now on, we can only see the BOROBUDUR TEMPLE at the bottom of the temple, and for sunrise, we will go to Setumbu Hill.
Good news: There is a trial to climb up to the top floor but with special shoes and you must follow the queue to get the tickets (we will handle the ticket) and join the session provided by the Borobudur Temple.
Monday: Borobudur and Sultan Palace are closed.
DAY 1: YOGYAKARTA – ACCOMMODATION IN BOROBUDUR AREA
The Borobudur temple tour will start from the airport in Yogyakarta, our staff will meet you at the airport then we will drive from Yogyakarta to the Borobudur temple area for about 1,5 hours, Upon your arrival in the Borobudur temple area, you will be staying overnight there before you do Borobudur sunrise tour tomorrow morning.
OPTIONAL PROGRAM: WE MIGHT VISIT PRAMBANAN TEMPLE ON THE FIRST DAY IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE 2 PM TO SAVE TIME ON THE SECOND DAY.
DAY 2: SUNRISE TOUR VIA SETUMBU HILL – BOROBUDUR TEMPLE TOUR – YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE – ACCOMMODATION IN YOGYAKARTA AREA
The second day of the trip will start at 4:30 a.m. from your stay in the Borobudur Temple area, and we will go to Setumbu Hill to watch the sunrise. Setumbu Hill is a viewpoint situated to the northwest of Borobudur, and it offers a stunning panoramic view of the temple, mountains, and its surroundings. This hill is very famous for some photographers because you can see the top of Borobudur temple at sunrise (if the weather allows).
Upon your arrival around 5:00 AM, our local team will help you navigate the best viewpoints on Setumbu Hill, Setumbu Hill is not a difficult hike, the trek takes about 10 minutes from the parking place, and you should reach the viewpoint just before sunrise.
Once you’ve reached the viewpoint on Setumbu Hill, you can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise view of Borobudur Temple and the surrounding landscape. The misty morning atmosphere adds to the mystique of the experience. This is a fantastic spot for photography, so be sure to bring your camera or smartphone to capture the incredible scenery.
After enjoying the sunrise and taking in the beauty of the temple, you can return to Borobudur. You can explore the temple in detail, learning about its history and significance.
Borobudur Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in the world, and it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take your time to explore its intricate stone carvings and reliefs, which depict Buddhist teachings and stories. Additionally, be respectful of the site and its spiritual significance while visiting. This tour provides a unique opportunity to appreciate the architectural and natural beauty of Borobudur and the surrounding area.
Don’t forget to immerse yourself in the local culture, interact with the people, and taste local Javanese food and snacks in the area.
Note: For now, we are only allowed to stay on the top of the Borobudur Temple for an hour, because they limit access to the top of the temple to avoid mass tourism and destruction of the temple itself.
After the trip, we will back to our hotel, to have breakfast and take a shower before continuing our next tour, which is a city tour around Yogyakarta city. We will be visiting Prambanan Temple, Sultan Palace, Water Castle, and any other place that you want to add if you still have time.
DAY 3: YOGYAKARTA (BY TRAIN) TO SURABAYA – ACCOMMODATION IN THE MOUNT BROMO AREA
After having breakfast around 06:00, our staff will pick you up and then go to Tugu Train Station, because the train leaves Yogyakarta around 06:45 and arrives at Surabaya Gubeng Train Station around 10:45. After arriving at Surabaya Gubeng train station, our staff will meet you at Surabaya Gubeng Train Station then continue our trip to the Mount Bromo area, which will take about 3 hours away.
NOTE: IF YOU PREFER A LATER TRAIN, THERE IS AN 11:30 TRAIN ARRIVING AT SURABAYA GUBENG TRAIN STATION IS 15:30. JUST LET US KNOW DURING THE BOOKING.
DAY 4: MOUNT BROMO TOUR – ACCOMMODATION IN BANYUWANGI AREA (IJEN CRATER)
The Mount Bromo tour will start around 03:30 (when you come to Mount Bromo on the weekend, we have to start the tour earlier), the jeep will bring you to the most famous viewpoint in the Mount Bromo area. That is Penanjakan Hill, from the hill we can see the best sunrise in East Java with mountains and volcanoes as a background. Afterward, the jeep will continue your adventure holiday to reach the sea of sands in the Mount 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 the stairs at the slope of Mount Bromo which will lead you to reach the peak of Mt. Bromo. After enjoying the volcanic activity on the top of Mount Bromo, you have to go back to your jeep the jeep will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast, take a shower, pack up, load bags into our car then we will continue our trip to to the Hotel in the area of Ijen Crater for about 4-5 Hours. On this route, we will pass rural landscapes, small cities, rice fields, plantations, and beaches. Lunch will be served on the way to the local restaurant. In the late afternoon or early evening, we will be reaching your hotel in the Ijen Crater area which is only an hour away from Ijen Crater. You will be staying overnight here before you enjoy Ijen Crater trekking the next morning.
DAY 5: IJEN CRATER TOUR – BALI
The Ijen Crater tour will start at 05:00 in the morning, our car will take us to the village of Licin and then continue to the slope of Ijen Crater, you will be passing through the plantations and rainforest. This is one of few remaining on the island of Java with giant ferns, plants & big trees. This journey takes approximately an hour from the hotel. Arriving at the parking area of Ijen Crater, about 1 to 1.5 hours will be required to hike Ijen Crater. Along the walking path, you will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air and birds singing. Upon your arrival at the peak of Ijen Crater with an altitude of about 2385 mAsl. You will be amazed at the enchanting panorama of Ijen Crater; it has a lake of acid water where the water changes to be turquoise color. The view will be so picturesque when you take the photo from above the crater. Besides the view, you will see the sulfur miners who go down into the crater to take the yellow sulfur rock and climb back up by passing a dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with a load of as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. This is a dangerous and hard job. After enjoying the enchanting scenery at Crater of Ijen Crater we will go down to the parking area where our car is waiting to escort you to the plantations (coffee and clove) before the town of Banyuwangi. Afterward, we will be back to the town of Banyuwangi to go back to the Hotel and take our bags then we will drive to Ketapang Ferry Port and then take a ferry to reach Gilimanuk Ferry Port at the western tip of Bali Island. Upon arrival at Gilmanuk Ferry port, we will escort you to your hotel in Bali (Ubud, Lovina, Sanur, Kuta, Canggu, Legian, or Jimbaran area). TOUR’S SERVICES FINISHED
If the weather is good enough and you are still have good condition, you can take the Ijen Blue Fire tour at Ijen Crater but you are required to leave the Hotel or Homestay around 00:30 or Midnight. Please check the picture of the blue fire at Ijen Crater on the Internet.
GILIMANUK FERRY PORT TO UBUD, KUTA, SANUR, JIMBARAN, DENPASAR AREA (±4 HOURS DRIVE), LOVINA (±2 HOURS DRIVE) AND PEMUTERAN (± 30 MINUTES DRIVE)
PRICE IS IN IDR & INCLUDES:
- Pick up service from Yogyakarta and transfer out to your hotel in Bali
- The train’s tickets from Yogyakarta to Surabaya Gubeng train station
- 1N stay in the Borobudur area with Breakfast
- 1N stay in the Yogyakarta area with Breakfast
- 1N stay in the Mount Bromo area with Breakfast
- 1N stay in the Banyuwangi area (Ijen Crater) with Breakfast
- Private Land transportation with the driver and fuel during the trip
- Private jeep for Bromo Sunrise Tour & Hike
- Mineral water during the trip
- Private English-speaking guide (Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater)
- Cost for Borobudur Temple Tour and Yogyakarta City Tour
- Cost for highway or parking during the trip
- Cost for Ferry from Java to Bali Island
- Gas Mask in Ijen Crater
- Cost for a local guide in Prambanan temple and Borobudur temple
- Entrance fees in Mount Bromoa and Ijen Crater
- Travel Insurance
- Tip or gratuity for guide and driver (recommended)
- Cost for lunch & dinner during the trip
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