With a population of 135 million crammed into just under 140,000 sq km, you'd think there'd be no room on Java left for adventuring. As densely populated as it is, this amazing stretch of Indonesia has loads of unexplored corners just waiting for travellers looking for something a little different. From Jakarta, you'll venture to the curiously European-like city of Bandung (the "Paris of Java") en route to Yogyakarta, home to the island's monstrous volcanoes. Then wrap it all up on the gorgeous Balinese beaches of Sanur. (Hey, if you can't beat the crowd, join it!)
Price per person839 EUR
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Enjoy a guided city tour of Jakarta. In the afternoon, depart for Bandung. Opt to see the traditional angklung orchestra. A guided city tour will visit the former Batavia area, remnants of the colonial past, and tour the Sunda Kelapa Harbour. In Bandung, opt to see the angklung orchestra ?? resonating melodies created when children shake bamboo instruments.
Day 3 - Bandung/Nglanggeran
Take the morning train to Yogyakarta, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, then transfer to Nglanggeran village for a homestay.
Day 4 - Nglanggeran/Yogyakarta
Enjoy a hike on Mt Nglanggeran before getting a closer look at local life. After lunch in the village travel back to Yogyakarta, visiting the Prambanan Hindu temple complex en route.
Day 5 - Yogyakarta
Visit Borobudur, the largest Buddhist sanctuary in the world. Later, enjoy free time to explore Yogyakarta. Spend time at Borobudur and come away with a deeper understanding of the Buddhist culture here.
Day 6 - Yogyakarta/Ngadas
Continue the journey across the agricultural heartland of Java to Ngadas, a village in the scenic Mt Bromo region. Experience the local culture with a G Adventures-supported community homestay.
Day 7 - Ngadas/Malang
Visit Mt Bromo for a pre-dawn trek and watch the sunrise. Head back to Ngadas for lunch before exploring more of the village on an included walk. Later, travel to Malang for the night. Start early today (approximately 2:30am) for a pre-dawn trek across the "sea of sand" to watch the sunrise over the crater's rim, popular with both tourists and the local Buddhist Tenggerese, who can be seen giving offerings of food to receive blessings from the Supreme God Hyang Widi Wasa.
Day 8 - Malang/Sanur
Drive from Malang to Surabaya airport for a short flight to Sanur and enjoy some free time.