Borobudur & Prambanan in Yogyakarta, train to Malang, hike Bromo & Ijen // 4D3N

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Indonesia's most important archaeological sites are the temples Borobudur and Prambanan. Yogyakarta is also where the Javanese language is at its purest, Java’s arts at their brightest and its traditions most visible. This exhibition of culture combined with 2 of Indonesia's renowned landmarks in the form of the volcanoes Bromo and Ijen and their landscape all in one tour. Get ready to experience Java.  After the tour you will be dropped in Ketapang harbour, where you can take the ferry to Bali.  Hotels used: First night: in the train Second night in Cemara Lawang village: Cafe Lava Hotel (or similar) Third night in Bondowoso city: Ijen View Hotel. All included except travel insurance, personal expenses, horse riding Bromo, optional tours, lunches and dinners. If the party consists in 4 or more an English speaking guide is added.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Borobudur, Prambanan and Yogyakarta

Stop At: Borobudur Temple

Be ready for this impressive cultural day. You will be picked up at 06:00. First is the most famous Borobudur temple. The Borobudur is located 42 km northwest of Yogyakarta. This 8th century Mahayana Buddhist monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, 2672 relief panels, and 504 Buddha statues. Impressive?

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Prambanan Temples

Then, you travel southeast to the Prambanan temple. This is a mighty 9th century Hindu complex.

Duration: 2 hour

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If time is sufficient and your energy still up, you can visit Yogyakarta's city center, Tamansari water palace, and the batik and silver industry in Kotagede. Take a short rest at our crew's house before you will be dropped at Yogya's train station.

Duration: 1 hour

Day 2 By train to Malang - Madakaripura waterfalls - Bromo area

Stop At: Malang City Square

The Bima first class train departs at 00:52. The driver will drop you at the train station in Yogyakarta. You will be picked up in Malang at 08:15. It is a 5 min drive by car of becak (cycling taxi) or a 10 min walk to our hostel. Just pass by Malang's heritage, the roundabout (with liberty statue, opened in 1952 by Indonesia's first president) on which Malang's 1929 city hall is located. Have breakfast in our hostel at Jl. Suropati no. 27. After breakfast you will have some time for sightseeing in Malang; e.g. Kampong Jodipan (colorful kampong/neighborhood with mural art), bird and flower market, and Ijen boulevard.

Duration: 11 hour

Stop At: Madakaripura Waterfall

It is a 2.5 hours drive from Malang to the enchanting Madakaripura waterfalls. After the car parks, you will go by motorbike taxi to the starting point of your hike. A local guide (obligatory) will walk with you in about 30 min - fairly easy path - to the waterfalls. But be ready to get wet....

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

From the Madakaripura waterfalls it is a 45 min drive to Cemara Lawang village. Explore the Hindu village and see the sunset.

Duration: 3 hour

Day 3 Bromo sunrise tour - Bondowoso city

Stop At: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Early departure. At 03:00 your private Jeep is waiting. Head to viewpoint Pananjakan. Experience sunrise over the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru NP. Then drive through the Sea of Sand to get near the active volcano Bromo. It is a 45 min walk one way.

Duration: 6 hour

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After check out of your hotel it is a 5 to 6 hours drive to Bondowoso. Have a break at the winding road over the Arak-Arak hills.

Duration: 1 hour

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The hotel comes with a swimming pool. Enjoy a relaxed evening as next morning will be another early departure. You can order dinner in the hotel, or go out for some street food. Bondowoso isn't much of a big city.

Duration: 11 hour

Day 4 Ijen crater lake - coffee area - Jagir waterfall - Ketapang

Stop At: Ijen Crater

Another worthwhile early morning. At 04:00 you depart to Paltuding, a 2 hours drive. The hike to Ijen crater lake takes about 1.5 hrs. Slopes can be steep on this 3 km walk. Meet the sulphur miners wheeling down their harvest. The most acidic lake on earth. Blueish-green. Exquisitely exceptional...

Duration: 5 hour

Stop At: Jagir Waterfall

Once back at the parking area, enjoy a break. On route to Ketapang you can visit the sulphur factory in Licin village, Kalibendo coffee area and Jagir waterfall.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Ketapang Ferry

You will arrive in Ketapang around noon, 12:00. In Ketapang you can take the ferry to Gilimanuk in Bali. In Gilimanuk you will find a bus terminal. If you need help with private transport to any location in Bali, please ask. We can arrange your transfer.

Duration: 30 minutes
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