DAY 01. ARRIVAL – YOGYAKARTA CITY – HOTEL – PRAMBANAN & BOKO TOUR (L)
Arrival at Yogyakarta. (Morning arrival recommended). Sightseeing tour to visit Sultan palace and Tamansari. Lunch at local restaurant. Direct transfer to hotel and check in. Afternoon visit Prambanan and Sewu temples. Prambanan area itself is popular as the biggest single concentration of ancient sites ever found in Indonesia. Lunch served at local restaurant. Next, proceed to Boko temples situated near Prambanan site. Boko temples complx is a large complex of ancient building (period of construction not yet identified) situated on the rocky hill surrounded by countryside area. Upon completion, return to hotel. Free and easy program.
DAY 02. BOROBUDUR – DIENG PLATEAU FULL DAY TOUR (BL)
Morning after breakfast or earlier at 6 am depart 42 km to the NW of Yogyakarta to visit Borobudur. A UNESCO world heritage site. 8th century Buddhist monument, the world’s largest. 7 terraces to the top represent the steps from earthly realm to Nirvana. Reliefs depicting the birth, enlightenment and the death of the Buddha. Extra visit to Pawon and Mendut tempe located near by and are believed to have been built on one straight line with the Borobudur. The journey then continued to Dieng Plateau pass through dramatic street between two soaring sky mountains of Sindoro and Sumbing. Lunch served at local restaurant before reaching Dieng. Dieng itself located in the Central Java’s hinterland on 2.000 m elevation. The area is dotted with Hindu-Buddhist temple ruins and several calderas of an extinct volcano Surrounded by jagged, mist shrouded mountains and local potato plantation, Dieng provides travelers more refreshing look of Central Java. Arrive in Dieng, visit the oldest Hindu temples, locally known as Pandhawa Lima temples, boiling Sikidang crater, beautiful Telaga warna and Telaga Pengilon volcanic lake with some meditation caves. Lunch served at local restaurant. Upon completion of Dieng plateau tour, return to hotel in Yogyakarta.
DAY 03. YOGYAKARTA – SOLO – BROMO AREA (BL)
Breakfast at hotel, check out and depart to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java. On the way stop by at Solo town to visit Mangkunegeran palace, known as another remaining Javanese culture center in Java. Lunch served at local restaurant. Late afternoon arrival at Bromo area, check in at hotel and free program.
DAY 04. SUNRISE PANANJAKAN – MT. BROMO CRATER – BANYUWANGI NEAR IJEN (BL)
Early morning at 4 am, by 4WD jeep pass through shimmering sea of sand,drive to Mt. Pananjakan (2,775 meter ASL). It is a great spot to enjoy spectacular sunrise. Trip then continued by riding on a horse back (Optional) to climb up till the rim of Mt. Bromo crater. Bromo crater is considered as a sacred place for Hindu community at Bromo and Tengger area and is to throw offering when Kasodo holy ceremony is held. Upon completion, return to hotel for breakfast and packing up, then transfer to Banyuwangi located near Ijen area. Lunch at local restaurant. Late afternoon arrive at Banyuwangi area and direct check in at hotel. Evening free and easy program.
DAY 05. IJEN LIGHT TREKKING – TRANSFER & DROP OFF SURABAYA OR KETAPANG FERRY TERMINAL (B)
Early morning at 4 am wake up call. Take a short drive from hotel to Ijen ranger post (approx 30 mins drive). Arrive at Ijen ranger post, start light trekking up to get to Ijen crater. Ijen crater is a gigantic crater and is measured 1 km in diameter and 175 meter in depth. A place for traditional sulphur mining. This trip will let you observe how hard working locals carrying full loaded sulphur material with bamboo baskets that weigh 70 – 80 kg, up and down the crater edge. Around 9 am finish this trip, then back hotel. 11 am check out from hotel. Transfer to Surabaya or Ketapang Ferry Terminal. End of services.
Note: Another option for DAY 05 itinerary is to see blue flame / fire at Ijen crater. Please contact us to request this option.
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