Welcome to Solo upon arrival at SOC Airport meeting by our guide then continue exploring the city of solo , which is the center of art and culture in Central Java. Visit to Mangkunegaran Palace built with the specific Java architecture which combined the Java and Europe ornaments then to Triwindu, an antique/flea market which has many kinds of antique collections . Heading to Klewer Batik market, the biggest batik and textile market in Java. Check in hotel foro overnight.
DAY 02 : SOLO - GEDONG SONGO - AMBAWARA - WONOSOBO (B)
After breakfast leave for Gedong Songo, a complex of nine Hindu temple, built scaterred on the mountain slope of Ungaran and the place offering a wonderful scenery of the surrounding area. Explore the site located in wide area walking down and up the hill to see the temple. Drive to Ambarawa visiting Ambarawa Railway museum, see historic locomotives and coaches , the glorious transportation in the old days. Drive through montain area heading to Wonosobo small city located in mountain. Check in hotel for overnight.
After breakfast enjoy the scenic drive through breathtaking view of mountain landscape, spectacular serpentine's road up to Dieng Plateau highland , which situated 2000 meter above sea level. Arrive at Dieng village visit to the ruins of oldest Hindu temple complex on Java, located hidden in high mountain plateau amidst fertile agriculture land. Continue to Sikindang crater scattered closely with activity of boiling mud and gas. On the way back stop at color lake, drive heading to BOROBUDUR temple, explore one ofthe 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. Further 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. Leaving for Yogyakarta check in hotel for overnight.
DAY 04 : YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR & PRAMBANAN TEMPLE (B)
After breakfast start Yogyakarta city tour with visit of Sultan's Palace or Kraton where the Javanese culture and 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. Continue 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 ruins. Return to hotel for overnight.
DAY 05 : YOGYAKARTA - SOLO - SUKUH TEMPLE - KEDIRI (B)
After breakfast morning departure going eastward, a long travel passing through dense populated villages Cetraalong the 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. Drive through mountain scenery for visiting Sukuh Temple , the most exotic and erotic Hindu temple in Java which lies on the slope of the Lawu mountain. The 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. Arrive in Kediri check in hotel for overnight. The rest is free at own leisure.
DAY 06 : KEDIRI - PENATARAN TEMPLE - TOSARI (B)
After breakfast morning visit to Gudang Garam manufacture cigarettes which produces three group varieties : corn husk cigarettes (klobot), hand made kretek cigarettes (SKT) produced by highly-skilled women using wooden-rolling tools and machined made kretek cigarettes (SKM) using high-speed machine with thousand of employees. Drive heading to Blitar for visiting to tomb of the first president of Indonesia, Soekarno graveyard then continue to ancient Hindu temple of Penataran built 12th century. Continue drive passing through Malang a city resort well known for its apple agriculture in surrounding area, leaving for Tosari a mountain village situated about 1700 m above sea level , check in hotel for overnight.
DAY 07 : TOSARI - BROMO - BANYUWANGI (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 passing through Kalibaru, a little town in East Java which is famous for the coffee and cacao plantation heading to Banyuwangi. upon arrival check in hotel for overnight, the rest is at own leisure.
DAY 08 : BANYUWANGI - IJEN - BALI (B)
After an early wake-up call travel with a four-wheel drive Land-Rover through exotic plantations and dense rainforests to the Park Ranger Station of Mount Ijen in Paltuding. Begin the 1,5 hours hike to Ijen crater along a shady trail with spectacular views. Rest along the rim of the volcanic crater lake at an elevation of 2,883 meters. The sulphuric lake reflects eerie colour over the surrounding walls. Smoke wafting from bright yellow sulphur deposits along the shore create a landscape both desolately barren and vibranty alive. Witness miners descend into the crater and re-emerge carrying up to 80 kilo sulphur ore on bamboo baskets along the 3 kilometers treacherous path. After absorbing this unique scene, walk down the mountain and return to hotel. Drive to Ketapang harbor crossing over Bali by Ferry, then contie transfer to Denpasar or DPS airport for next destination
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