Welcome to Jakarta, the metropole and capital city of Indonesia. Upon arrival at CGK airport , first clearimmigration followed by the custom fomalities , meeting and greeting by our guide at International arrival gate. Afterward you will be transferred to your hotel located in down town , check in hotel for overnight. The rest is free at oww leisure.
DAY 02 : JAKARTA - BOGOR - BANDUNG (B)
After breakfast at hotel, start your Java overland tour with the short city sightseeing of capital city Jakarta by visiting old city of Batavia, a Dutch town which was built and laid out according to Dutch model. Continue to Sunda Kelapa Old Harbor; the ancient spice-trading harbor, which located at the northern end of Jakarta where the Ciliwung River meets the sea. Sunda Kelapa Harbor is home of the world's largest fleet of commercial sailing ships, where you will learn that the lines between Indonesia's past and present are sometimes blurred. Leaving for Bogor and visit Bogor botanical garden, the world-class botanic gardens, situated just behind the stunning19th-century presidential palace. This botanical garden was officially established by the Dutch in 1817 and featuring over 15,000 species of tropical plants from around the world. Within 87 hectares are over 400 palm species, 5,000 trees and an orchid house with 3,000 varieties. Drive through Puncak-Pass, famous with its spectacular view of tea plantation on the mountain slope heading to Bandung , after arrival check in hotel for overnight.
DAY 03 : BANDUNG - YOGYAKARTA BY TRAIN (B)
After early morning breakfast , transfer to train station for travelling by train to Yogyakarta. The long journey goes through Parahyangan highland passing beautiful scenery of valley, river and village. Crossing Central Java , train arrives in Jogjakarta in the afternoon, continue visiting to the largest and most impressive Shiva Temple Complex, called Prambanan Temple which consists of several sanctuaries of Shiva over 200 temples and shrines. The largest, the tallest one well known 'Loro Jongrang' Temple is covered with wonderful relief depicting the Ramayana episodes, another appealing aspect is its glorious symmetry and grace, making it the most elegant and beautiful temple in Java. Some of sanctuaries in the complex have been restored, but most of them are in ruinsTrain. Check in hotel for overnight.
DAY 04 : BOROBUDUR & YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR (B)
After breakfast morning departure through lovely country side to BOROBUDUR temple, explore one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in the world and listed as The World Wonder Heritage, built between the end of the seventh and beginning of the eighth century A.D by by Sailandra dynasty. Borobudur was for about a century and a half the spiritual centre of Buddhism in Java, then it was lost until its rediscovery in the eighteenth century. On the way back stop at Candi Mendut (Mendut Temple) located 3 kilometers eastward from Borobudur , a Buddhist temple, built in 824 A.D by King Indera of Sailendra dynasty. Temple its self is mostly used for worship by pilgrim as well as celebration of Waisak day by the Buddhist. Back in Yogyakarta visitingcity tour starts with visit of Sultan's Palace or Kraton where the Javanese cultureand tradition strongly flourished, then to the colorful bird market and Tamansari water castle, which was a recreation garden or a resting house for the Sultan and family as wall as hiding place for royal family to defend against the enemy assault. Drive to Batik workshops to see processing of making batik and Kota Gede to see the craftsmen demonstrating making their famous and beautiful silverworks. Return to hotel for overnight.
DAY 05 : YOGYAKARTA - SOLO - TOSARI (B)
After breakfast morning departure going to East Java, en route stop in Solo for visiting to Mangkunegaran Palace built with the specific Java architecture which combined the Java and Europe ornaments , continue to Triwindu, an antique/flea market which has many kinds of antique collectionss. The long journey continues leaving Central Java which is rich in cultural heritage crossing to East Java , a land being dominated by view of cultivation of many crops. Long drive ends up at mountain village of Tosari located 1700 m above sea level , check in hotel for overnight.
DAY 06 : TOSARI - BROMO - SURABAYA CITY TOUR (B)
Wake up early morning after a cup of tea/coffee drive up to Mt. Pananjakan located 2700m above sea level ,the highest view point to see sunrise and magnificient mountain senery of surrounding Mt. Bromo and Mt. Semeru , the highest on Java. Enjoy unforgettable experience to witness spectacular sunrise coming up between the most beautiful mountain landscape. Drive through step rock down hill to the caldera passing the only Hindu temple built on sand see , riding horse and climbing up to crater of Mt. Bromo. Return to hotel for breakfast, proceed the drive heading to Surabaya upon arrival continue city tour with the drive passing the Red Bridge (Jembatan Merah) where apparently the bloodiest battle in the history of Indoesia took place - the Battle of Surabaya. Drive around the China Town, which is always busy during the day time, then further to The house of Sampoerna Cigarrete Museum , which displays old things having been used procuding cigarrete. The museum is built by PT. HM Sampoerna, one of the biggest cigarrete producer in Indonesia,behind the building you see the cigarretes being produced by hands. Check in hotel for overnight.
DAY 07 : SURABAYA DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel , free program until the transfer time to Surabaya airport for your next destination. End of tour
UTAKA Building 3rd Floor # 303 Jl. Utan Kayu Raya 87 Jakarta Timur , INDONESIA