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Volcano Adventures from Java to Bali

Yogyakarta I Mt. Bromo I Ijen, Java I Munduk I Ubud, Bali

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Highlights

This eleven-day Volcano Tour crosses Java from the central to the east and ends in Bali. You will explore one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater with its phenomenal blue fire, and the most attractive volcano in Bali, Mount Batur.

This tour combines easy and moderate hikes with some adventurous trekking, jeep driving, and horse riding to see the Java and Bali’s volcano from close-up. You will get not only a deep impression of its varied landscape but also colorful culture and fascinating history. It includes temple discoveries in Java and Bali, such as a visit to the largest Hindus temple in Indonesia, Prambanan and the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Borobudur. Arrive in Bali, immerse yourself to the exploration of local’s art and culture by partaking in Ubud City Tour and discover a UNESCO cultural landscape with over 600 hectares of rice fields unfolding from the foot of mountain until the coastal side.   

Itinerary
DAY 1
ARRIVAL YOGYAKARTA, CENTRAL JAVA

Welcome to Special Region of Yogyakarta! Nestled on the best island of the world, Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. Upon your arrival at Adi Sucipto International Airport, our guide will greet you and transfer to your hotel. After check-in, you may spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Meals included: No meals included on this day.

DAY 2
YOGYAKARTA

Spend a half day at your leisure. You may stroll around the hotel and enjoy the hotel’s excellent amenities until lunch before we take you to the largest Hindus temple in Indonesia, Prambanan Temple. Dedicated to three great Hindu divinities: Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, Prambanan is a complex consisting of more than 500 temples representing not only an architectural and cultural treasure but also a standing proof of past religious, peaceful cohabitation. Then, you will visit Ratu Boko Temple, about three kilometers south from Prambanan Temple. The site covers 16 hectares in two hamlets displaying attributes of an occupation or settlement site. After dinner, you will back to Prambanan Temple to watch a spectacular Ramayana Ballet Dance performance. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 3
YOGYAKARTA - BOROBUDUR, MAGELANG

Wake up bright and early for a unique chance to see the sunrise over the majestic Borobudur Temple – a UNESCO World’s Heritage Site. Here you will explore the temple at the most mystical time and watch the sun rays make their way through the morning mist. Take photos as many as you wish or simply enjoy looking at the sunrise. After breakfast, you will continue to stroll around Borobudur for more in-depth exploration of the temple until the lunchtime coming. Then, the Merapi Lava Tour will fulfill your memory with thrilling experience as you will ride the vintage jeep to explore the remaining of the latest Mount Merapi eruption. There are short, medium, and long route you can pick up where the short itself takes 1.5 – 2 hours journey around Merapi! It’s indeed a perfect adventure every adrenaline seeker dreams of. A little visit to Ullen Sentalu Museum probably may soothe your nerve after the jeep riding. There you can enhance your knowledge about the history, art, and culture of Yogyakarta and Solo Royal Palace. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 4
YOGYAKARTA - JOMBANG - MT. BROMO

Today, a scenic drive takes you to Jombang with Sancaka Train, offering excellent opportunities to meet with the locals and the best way to relish in Central and East Java’s dramatic volcanic landscapes. On arrival in Jombang, meet with your guide and enjoy a 40-minute drive to the town of Trowulan which was once the capital of the Majapahit Kingdom. The Majapahit kings ruled the island of Java from the late 13th to 16th centuries. Explore the relics of this proud culture with a visit to Bajang Ratu Temple, the red brick temple of Majapahit; to the Rat Temple, the ancient park for Majapahit Princess which locally known as Candi Tikus; and to the local archaeological museum – Trowulan Museum, displaying and preserving the number of historical treasures discovered in the vicinity of the old Majapahit capital. Eventually, you will transfer to your resort in Bromo Area and savor a sumptuous dinner. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 5
MT. BROMO - IJEN CRATER, BANYUWANGI

Before the sun rises at 4 AM local time, a four-wheeled (4WD) jeep car will bring you to the world's most famous view point at Mt. Pananjakan (2,750 m) on the rim of the Tengger caldera to enjoy the sunrise breaking over the volcano cones including Mt. Bromo and Mt. Semeru in the background that may let you be dumbfounded! Continue across the sand sea to the active Mt. Bromo volcano and climb the 2245 steps to visit the crater which nestled on 2,500 meters above sea level. There you may explore the route up to Bromo on Horseback instead, adding an extra dimension to your journey up whilst saving you the long steep walk. Afterward, the 4WD car will bring you back to the resort for breakfast. You will check out from the resort and a scenic drive takes you to Banyuwangi – a city at the eastern tip of Java. Upon your arrival, check into a resort near Ijen Crater. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 6
IJEN CRATER - MUNDUK, BALI

In the midnight, you will depart for the whole day excursion to Mt. Ijen. The crater of Ijen shows a particular type of volcanic feature common to Indonesia, about 1 KM in diameter and 175 meters deep. A warm lake entirely covers the floor, milky blue green in color, held back by a dam built many years ago by the Dutch to keep the hot mineral, laden water from raining for the crop lands below. In particular part of the crater, you will see the natural phenomenon “blue fire.” In the world, only two places have the blue fire, so it will be such an honor to watch the phenomenon! After sometimes, you will climb up to the rim of the crater and enjoy the sunrise light warms you up. After a break, check out from the resort and off west to Ketapang Harbor to embark on a ferry crossing to the island of Gods – Bali. You will arrive at Munduk and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 7
MUNDUK

Today is a free program. Enjoy your day with your own way! Meals included: No meals included on this day.

DAY 8
MUNDUK – UBUD

Start your temple discoveries in Ulun Danu Beratan Temple that surrounded by the second largest lake in Bali, Bedugul. The smooth reflective surface of the lake encircling most of the temple’s base creates a unique floating impression; thus, the temple is often called as the “floating temple.” There you may hire traditional jukung outriggers to tour the lake as well as motorized boats for a quicker ride. The other side of the Beratan Lake offers you with parasailing and jet-skis. Followed by a visit to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a UNESCO Heritage Site where you can explore the rice paddies while learning its unique ‘subak’ irrigation system. You will then transfer to the art and cultural capital of Bali – Ubud. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 9
UBUD - KINTAMANI

On your ninth day trip, enjoy a morning drive to see the famous lava sunrise landscape in Mount Batur. You’ll rise before dawn and be picked up from your hotel around 02:00 or 02:30 to the base of Mount Batur, and then begin your sunrise ascent of Bali’s most famous active volcano. After your trip, enjoy a long soak in a natural hot spring with expansive views over Lake Batur. Afterward, visit the mother temple of Bali, Besakih which located on the western slopes of Bali’s tallest volcano, Mount Agung (2,567 meters). It is the largest and most revered temple on the island. The Balinese regularly visit this sacred site for special ceremonies. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 10
UBUD

Having a day of leisure or participate in our optional activities – Ubud City Tours, to surround the city’s highlights including a visit to Monkey Forest, Ubud Art Market or Museum, Saraswati Temple or Legong & Barong Dance watching at Ubud Palace. If you want something more relaxing you can take a day spa & massage treatment instead with the incredible view of Ubud. Meals included: No meals included on this day.

DAY 11
DEPARTURE

On the final day of your Volcanoes Adventure from Java to Bali, enjoy the last hearty breakfast at your hotel and spend the morning at your leisure until it’s time for your scheduled transfer to the airport. Afterward, it is time to say goodbye – We hope your journey with us is creating unforgettable memories, and we will be glad to see you again in another remarkable place in Indonesia! Meals included: Breakfast.

Include
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary, except for alcoholic drinks.
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Service of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for all the mentioned sights.
  • Professional english speaking guides.
  • Personal travel insurance (domestic insurance).
  • Service charges and goverment VAT tax.
Exclude
  • Domestic & international airfares to and from our start and end points + departure taxes if applicable (Notes: The price of this tour does not include any domestic & international airfares to and from our start and end points; however, our reservations specialists are more than happy to help arrange domestic & international flights on your behalf and advise on scheduling. We book hundreds of flights each year on behalf of our guests, and we know the best routes to take to ensure you arrive on time. We only book with IATA-approved airlines that have met with international standards of safety and dependability).
  • Personal expenses (mini bar, laundry, room services, additional food & drink at the hotel/restaurant, etc).
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tipping to guides, drivers, captain & crew (on the final day of your tour, you will have an opportunity to contribute in giving tip fund discretionarily. We believe that between US$ 5-10 per day is an appropriate amount. However, this is just a suggestion and remains entirely up to the judgment and discretion of the guests. We do ask that you kindly refrain from offering tips to guides or drivers at any time, except during cases of exceptional service, when it should be arranged through the office. Tipping of your travel specialists for their hard work is also welcome, and is at your discretion).
Price & Additional Information
  • Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons traveling together, sharing a double or twin room. Each tour price can be adjusted depending on budgets, activities included, and standards of accommodation desired.
  • Tour prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.
  • You, your holiday and booking direct: Adventure Archipelago is on the ground year-round in Indonesia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by our travel specialists and local experts who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.
     

WHAT TO BRING

  • Clothing - The tropical climate means you can safely leave all of your warm weather gear at home. Bring cool pieces of cotton, T-shirts, and shorts. Likewise, a lightweight fleece could be useful for pre-dawn trekking or if there is a cold wind on the mountain  – even if you don’t need it, it will be helpful for the plane. Adventure Archipelago is respectful of the local cultures and customs; bring clothes that cover your shoulders and knees for villages or temples visits. Finally, you might want to bring at least one smart-casual outfit for sunset cocktails and evening meals. Ladies: beach throw-overs, kaftans and sarongs are always useful; choose fabrics that dry easily. Also, bring a lightweight sundress or two – several destinations offers an excellent setting for a photo shoot, live it up.
  • Bags - A day backpack is essential on day hikes to carry things such as your water bottle, camera, binoculars, and rain jacket. A waterproof wet/dry bag is a good idea for your phone, camera, etc.
  • Footwear - Pack comfortable trainers, trekking sandals, sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots for hikes and walks. Bring socks to wear inside your walking shoes to avoid getting blisters. Many travelers appreciate the added stability of a walking stick or hiking pole; lightweight telescopic poles are easy to pack. You might also want waterproof sandals or reef shoes for wet landings and water activities. Flip-flops are great for the beach. Note: Standard practice is to go barefoot on the boat.
  • Sun Protection - You’ll be spending plenty of time out in the scorching tropical sun, so be sure to pack sunscreen with a high enough SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays, which are stronger in the water, and some sun-protective clothing as well. Cover-ups, sarongs, sun shirts, and other such clothing will ensure that you come back from your trip with just happy memories and photographs – and not sunburn. A good hat is essential; a wide-brimmed hat or cap will keep the strong equatorial sun off your face and neck. Sunglasses keep your eyes protected and add a little glam to your photos. A strap to hold your glasses can be a good idea on more active adventures. Just in case you fail to avoid getting sunburnt, bring an aloe-based lotion to soothe burned skin.
  • Swimwear - Don’t forget your swimsuit/bikini/shorts/trunks/Speedos —and preferably more than just one swimsuit, so that one or two can be drying while you are wearing another. Luckily, swimsuits and/or swim trunks don’t take up too much space in your luggage. The water is warm but a rash guard (or a wetsuit) will protect you from the sun, abrasions and stings.
  • Skin & Hair Protection - Ladies, it’s important that you take good care of your skin and hair. The sun, seawater, and salty air may be beautiful to experience but it can be tough on your body and will wreak havoc on your locks. Bring moisturizing lotion to soothe skin parched by the sun and the saltwater; bring a leave-in conditioner to de-tangle your hair with ease because the water, mask, and hair-ties will leave it in knots. Also consider bringing a scarf or headband to hold back unruly hair, or hair-ties/pins to keep your hair off your face and therefore prevent water seeping into your mask.
  • Camera Equipment - If you are a photo enthusiast, bring all of the camera and video equipment that you will use as you can expect exceptional opportunities for photography. If you prefer the ease of a point and shoot, bring that. If you want to take underwater photos, you might want to invest in a waterproof camera/GoPro or waterproof housing to capture pictures of the incredible marine life. It’s also a good idea to bring a spare memory card.

Unforgettable experiences you’ll get:

  • Explore one of the most active volcanoes in the world - Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater with its phenomenal blue fire, and the most attractive volcano in Bali, Mount Batur.
  • Discover the largest Hindus and Buddhist temple as well as a world cultural heritage site – Prambanan and Borobudur Temple.
  • Embark on an enchanting discovery of Java's & Bali's best temples which have their own myths.
  • An exploration to the remaining of the latest Mount Merapi eruption.
  • Watch the spectacular Ramayana ballet dance performance in Yogyakarta and Legong & Barong Dance in Ubud. 
  • A journey into Bali's natural beauty of terrace rice fields & UNESCO Heritage Site - Jatiluwih & enjoy a long soak in a natural hot spring with expansive views over Lake Batur.

TRIP OVERVIEW

Yogyakarta I Mt. Bromo I Ijen, Java I Munduk I Ubud, Bali

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11 Days

from $2,839 per person

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