6 Days Best of Java
Explore cycling, temples and a non crowded hike to Mt Bromo
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN YOGYAKARTA – TRANSFER TO ACCOMMODATION IN BOROBUDUR
Welcome to Yogyakarta! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by your teman and you will be transferred to your accommodation in Borobudur area.
Enjoy the rest of the day at your accommodation.
DAY 2 : SUNRISE AT BOROBUDUR TEMPLE – ANDONG / CYCLING TOUR – JAVANESE LUNCH AT KOPI BADHEK – MALIOBORO
You will start the day early in the morning (around 4AM) to catch sunrise from Borobudur Temple. The magnificent sunrise from top of the temple is truly majestic and something you shouldn’t miss. You will continue your activity with cycling/andong tour around Borobudur Village. The calm village called ‘Candirejo’ is a perfect place to relax while paddling your bicycles or riding on a horse cart (andong).
Next, you will be taken to Kopi Badhek Restaurant to have an authentic Javanese lunch. Experience Javanese authentic culinary at its best In this beautiful place; a small plantations surrounded by sweeping rice fields. Continue to Malioboro Street, Yogyakarta’s most famous shopping street to end your day
You will be transferred to your accommodation to rest.
DAY 3 : KERATON YOGYAKARTA – BERIHARJO MARKET – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE – RAMAYANA BALLET PERFORMANCE
Get closer with Yogyakarta’s golden heritage! Visit Keraton Yogyakarta, a royal palace complex serving as a cultural center for the Javanese people, a museum that displays the sultanate’s artifacts, and the seat of the governing Sultan. You will continue to Beriharjo Market where you can shop local’s artworks and clothing. You can also buy souvenirs to take home. Your next destination is Prambanan Temple, the most famous Hindu temple in Java. Finish the day as most others do with watching Ramayana Ballet Theatre performance.
Next, you will drive back to your accommodation to rest.
DAY 4 : TRANSFER TO AIRPORT – FLY TO SURABAYA – TRANSFER TO BROMO
Depending on your flight schedule, you will depart to Surabaya and then transferred to Bromo to check-in at your accommodation and rest.
DAY 5 : BROMO ‘THE KOSTUBA WAY’
We know that it is hard to really visit Bromo without the crowd, however, we can “cheat” other visitors by doing Bromo differently (changing the normal route). We will first visit Mentigen Hill. Despite located in lower elevation, this viewpoint provides a fantastic closer look of Mount Bromo from different angle. Afterwards, head down to the crater of Mount Bromo for a short hike. We will then continue to Penanjakan and enjoy Bromo’s iconic viewpoint. Finally, we will descend down again to visit the savanna and whispering sand of Bromo. Alternatively, this second part of the trip can be arranged in the late afternoon; starting in the savanna and whispering sand, before driving to Penanjakan for sunset.
DAY 6 : TRANSFER TO SURABAYA – FREE TIME – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT – DEPARTURE
After breakfast and check-out, you will be driven to Surabaya. You will be transferred to the airport (depending on your flight schedule).