Java Overland II
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Vacation Style Discovery, Family, Guided Tours, Historical, Overland, Photo Hunting, TrekkingCamping Trek
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
- Prambanan Temple Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them.
- Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta is a calm yet elegant Javanese heritage that consists of two separate entrances: the Main Court (Pagilaran & Siti Hinggil), and the Residence. The Main Court showcases the grandeur of Sultan's monarchy, while the Residence is more homey while still exhibiting the royal family's luxurious lifestyle.
- Taman Sari Water Castle known as waterkasteel, this is a partly ruined complex built as a pleasure garden by the first Sultan. One of the bathing pools , and he had a tower overlooking the area. There was an area where one can freely visit a fascinating network of tunnels and rooms, including an Escher-like series of interlacing staircases over what looks like a disused well.
- Kota Gede contains the remains of the first capital of Mataram Sultanate, established in the 16th century. Some of the remains of the old Kotagede are remains of the palace, the royal cemetery, the royal mosque, and defensive walls and moats. Kotagede is well known internationally by its silver crafting.
- Borobudur Temple is a Buddhist stupa and temple complex dating from the 8th century, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of world's truly great ancient monuments, the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth, and few who visit fail to be taken by both the scale of place, and the remarkable attention to detail that went into the construction.
- Pawon Temple literally means "kitchen" in Javanese language, which is derived from the root word awu or dust. The connection to the word "dust" also suggests that this temple was probably built as a tomb or mortuary temple for a king.Pawon from the word Per-awu-an (place that contains dust), a temple that houses the dust of cremated king. However who was the personage that entombed here is still unknown. Local people name this temple as "Bajranalan" based on the name of the village. Bajranalan is derived from the sanskrit word Vajra (thunder or also a Buddhist ceremonial tool) and Anala (fire, flame).
- Mendut Temple The main statue depicts Sakyamuni, more commonly known as Gautama Buddha. Visitors paying extra attention to the way he is holding his hands will be able to spot a very typical Buddhist gesture. Forming your hands in a specific way as a religious symbol is within Hinduism and Buddhism known as a “Mudra”. The one depicted in this statue is called the “Dharmacakra mudrā” – also known as “the turning of the Dharma Wheel.” This represents a central moment in the life of Buddha when he preached his first sermon after his Enlightenment, in Deer Park in Sarnath. Gautama Buddha is generally the only one who performs this mudra, as it is seen as a symbol of the teacher. On either side sits two Bodhisattvas – divinities who have been blessed with enlightenment. One of them, Avalokitesvara, is said to liberate devotees from the karma of speech while the other one, Vajrapani, liberates from the karma of thought. The Buddha statue itself is said to liberate its devotees from bodily karma.
- Parangtritis is a popular tourist beach and village area on the southern coast of Java. There are local tourist facilities at Parangtritis including parking arrangements, modest hotels which provide visitors with places to change and shower, and small restaurants. Often small ponies or horse-drawn carts can be hired for rides along the beach. Tourists also visit some of the various caves and springs in the cliffs and hills near Parangtritis, such as the Gua Tapan cave and the Beji spring, which are quite close to the beach.
- Mangkunegaran Palace is a palace where the king of Surakata, Sri Paduka Mangkunagara lives The centre of the compound is the pendopo, a pavilion built in a mix of Javanese and European architectural styles. Its high, rounded ceiling was painted in 1937 and is intricately decorated with a central flame surrounded by figures of the Javanese zodiac, each painted in its own mystical colour.
- Mount Bromo which stands tall at 2329 m is the most iconic and the most hiked mountain in Indonesia. It beckons majestically despite having the entire top blown off and with a crater inside that keeps spewing off white sulphurous smoke. Mount Bromo is still one of the most active volcanoes in the world and there are areas that are blocked off from tourists due to its imminent danger. It sits inside the massive Tengger caldera (volcanic crater with diameter approximately 10km), surrounded by the Laut Pasir (sea of sand) of fine volcanic sand. After an easy hike, travelers are awarded a breathtaking and ethereal landscape during the sunrise.
- Sunan Ampel Tomb a tomb complex built with a walled courtyard and gateways. The structures led up to the grave of Sunan Ampel. Panataran, dedicated to Siva of the mountain, comprises a sequence of three walled compounds called Jeroan, Jaba Tengah (with the ancillary temple or Perwara) and Jaba (the last and the highest, containing the main shrine).
- Tugu Muda is one of Semarang's landmarks. It is situated westward of Simpang Lima, on one of the 5 streets crossing Simpang Lima named Jalan Pandanaran. This monument commemorates the 5 days of fierce battle (October 14-19, 1945) between Indonesian freedom fighters and Japanese soldiers who refused to surrender.
- House of Sampoerna . Situated in "old Surabaya"‚ this stately Dutch colonial-style compound was built in 1862 and is now a preserved historical site. Cited as the top tourist destination in Surabaya, the complex offers a museum, an art gallery, a cafe as well as souvenir shops. It also provides a City Sightseeing bus for free with a tour guide speaking English. Check out the timing for the museum's main attraction: hundreds of girls hand-rolling Indonesia's most prestigious cigarette, Dji Sam Soe, using traditional equipment. They do it at an unbelievable speed.
- Sub Marine Museum Walking around the rooms in the submarine will give clear picture the life of navies. There is torpedo room, and then crew rooms where there are beds to rest, pantry rooms, toilet, commander room, battery room, electricity room. Torpedo rooms had 4 propeller torpedoes. Inside visitors can use periscope in the control room to see surrounding area, originally this periscope was they eye of the submarine.
- Tourist Guide (English, Dutch, French, German speaking)
- Jeep in Bromo tour
- 04 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
- Aircond tourist transport with Petrol, Toll, Parking
- Shopping / Excursions / Entrance Fees + Donations
- Daily refreshment drinks
- Lunch and Dinner
- Horse ride in Bromo
- return Flight Ticket
- Personal consume such as telephone, Laundry, Mini Bar etc.
- Surabaya Airport Tax
- Optional tours, Porter & Tipping
Upon Arrival meet our staff at Airport Yogya, Visit to Prambanan Hindu temple, Sultan Palace of Yogyakarta, Tamansari (watercastle) Batik atelier & Silver Works at Kota Gede.
Borobudur Budhist Temple, Mendut & pawon Temple, Muntilan stonemason’s village Kasongan Pottery & Craft Village, Sunset at Parang Tritis beach Walking around jalan Malioboro.
Yogyakarta- Solo -Bromo
Mangkunegaran Palace in Solo, Antique Markets, Drive continue to Bromo, stay over night in Bromo.
Bromo Sunrise - Surabaya
Early morning wake up call (3am) for Bromo Sunrise Tour, from hotel you will drive up to Penanjakan summit 2700m by Jeep (4wd), to enjoy beautiful scenery of Mt Bromo after sun rising, than trekking to Mt Bromo / by horse ride, Back to hotel for refresh and breakfast. Proceed to Surabaya, if time allow do some shopping at Tunjungan Plaza /optional to visit Taman Safari Zoo Prigen stay overnight at your hotel in Surabaya
Surabaya City tour - Airport
Surabaya city tour to visit tomb of Walisongo (Sunan Ampel), Tugu Muda, House of Samporna (Museum of Cigarets), Sub Marine museum, shopping around at Jembatan Merah Plaza/ Tunjungan Plaza/ Pasar Turi Transfer to airport for your flights back to Next Destination
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