Essential Java

Bromo, Malang, Yogjakarta, Borobudur

From £2500 Per person in low season
From £3000 Per person in high season

based on 5 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

Price based on 2 people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Wonder in awe as the sun rises over majestic Mt Bromo

  • Explore cultural Yogyakarta as part of a guided tour

  • Travel by traditional train across the central highlands of Java

  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Borobudur   

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Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Indonesia at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Explore the many varied delights of Indonesia's third largest island, Java as you travel from Bromo home to the iconic Mt Bromo, through Java's central heartland to the cultural hub of Yogyakarta. See some of Indonesia's most iconic temple complexes whilst getting under the skin of the real Java.

  1. Days 1-2: Bromo

    Starting of your exploration of Java, upon landing at Surabaya airport you will be taken to Bromo, where within hours of landing in Indonesia you will witness one of Indonesia’s most iconic sights – the sensational Mount Bromo.  From your accommodation within Mt Bromo National Park, admire breath-taking views from over 2,000 metres above sea level. Spend the rest of the day admiring the views, relaxing and dining under the stars later in the evening.

    Accommodation: Jiwa Jawa Bromo (1 night)

  2. Days 2-4: East Java, Indonesia

    Rising early today and enjoy a sensational trip to view Mt Bromo at sunrise. Travelling from your accommodation through sleepy Javanese villages you will ascend neighbouring Mount Penanjakan as the sun starts to rise over the horizon. From the top of this equally impressive peak you will have unprecedented views of Mount Bromo and the warmth of the dawn sun behind it. After witnessing your first Indonesian sunrise you will decend back down the mountain, across the sand sea known as Laotian Pasir and across to  Mt Bromo itself with the option of ascending the 250 steps to the crater rim. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before continuing your journey to the city of Malang. The following day you will explore the delights of the area visiting the traditional Hindu-Buddhist temple of Jajaghu before visiting one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in Java believed to date back to the 12th century CE. After lunch you can witness the local markets including a renowned flower market before visiting Toko Oen- a traditional Dutch-inspired  café.

    Accommodation: Hotel Tugu Malang (2 nights)

  3. Days 4-5: Yogyakarta

    Today experience Indonesia by rail as you journey from Malang to the cultural hub of java Yogyakarta. Crossing the island by train will offer you unprecedented views of Mount Merapi as you weave through local villages and past rice paddies and verdant forest along the way.

    Accommodation: Phoenix Yogyakarta (1 night)

  4. Days 5-6: Borobudur

    Enjoy the delights of your hotel this morning before enjoying an afternoon tour of cultural Yogjakarta. Getting under the skin of Java today you will meet locals and enjoy morning tea at a resident villager’s home. Learn about traditional Javanese food and even try your hand at making the local snack “Emping” before trying your skills at playing the Gamelan – a traditional Indonesian musical instrument. Before being transferred to Borobudur you will visit the Ijo Temple, a traditional Hindu temple that offers spectacular views over the surrounding villages and rice paddies.  

    The following morning you will visit the stunning temple complex at Borobudur. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic temples were built with over 2 million stone blocks and are home to over 500 hand-crafted Buddha statues – truly a site to behold. The following day you will have at leisure before being taken to the airport for your onwards flight home.

    Accommodation: Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa (1 night)

Experiences

  • Borobudur Temple Tour

    Borobudur Temple is one of the world's most magnificent monuments to Buddhism. Travel from your hotel with your guide and explore the temple complex, walking among its 500 Buddha statues.

  • Cycling Prambanan Village

    This experience takes you first to the village of Kaliopak from where you will cycle to the Plaosan temple complex and Prambanan compound (the most exceptional Hindu complex in the country). Explore the grounds on foot and return to Kaliopak by bicycle.

  • Malang Tour and Temple

    Spend a day immersed Dutch Heritage, temples and thriving markets in Malang. Begin with a visit to the Hindu-Buddhist Jaijaghu temple, then the stupa/temple at Sumberawan. Finally a trip to the bird and flower market ends with ice cream at Toko Oen cafe.

  • Sunrise and Bromo Trekking

    Depart your hotel at 4am to be in time to witness sunrise from the rim of Mount Penanjakan. From here you will see dawn break over Mount Bromo, Mount Batok and Mount Semeru. The surrounding landscape offers an unforgettable backdrop to day break.

Location

Bromo, Malang, Yogjakarta, Borobudur

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