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

4 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 96 hr

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

Operated by: Smartine Indonesia Travel

Day 1: Borobudur & Prambanan

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?

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

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.

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

The Bima first class train departs at 00:52. The driver will drop you at the train station in Yogya.

You will be picked up in Malang at 08:15. Have breakfast in our hostel.

You will have some time for sightseeing in Malang; e.g. Kampong Jodipan, bird and flower market, and Ijen boulevard.

Then you depart to the enchanting Madakaripura waterfalls at 2.5 hours driving from Malang.

A short drive will then lead you to Cemara Lawang village. Explore the Hindu village and see the sunset.

Hotel: Cafe Lava

Day 3: Bromo sunrise tour - Bondowoso

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.

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.

You can relax and swim in your hotel

Hotel: Ijen View

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

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...

Once back at the parking area, enjoy a break. Then drive via Licin village to Ketapang harbour to take the ferry to Bali. On route you can visit a sulphur factory, Kalibendo coffee plantation and Jagir waterfall. You will arrive in Ketapang around noon.
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