Java Overland V
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Vacation Style Adventure, Overland, Photo Hunting, Sighseeing, TrekkingCamping Trek
Activity Level Ultimate
Group Size Small Group
- Sunda Kelapa Harbour an old port only accommodate pinisi, a traditional two masted wooden sailing ship serving inter-island freight service in the archipelago. Although it is now only a minor port, Jakarta has its origins in Sunda Kelapa and it played a significant role in the city's development.
- National Museum of Indonesia is also recognized as Elephant Museum. with an elephant sculpture made of bronze medal at the front park of the museum. National Museum has more than 140,000 collections consist of prehistoric collection, archeological collection, foreign ceramic collection, numismatic/heraldic collection, colonial collection, ethnographical and geographic collection. Archeological collections of National Museum of Indonesia are in the forms of cultural objects from the era of Hinduism and Budhaism, which better known as Indonesian classic era. Some of the objects are statue of Hindu’s Gods and Bhuda. Most of the collections collected at the Holland colonial era, which was obtained through military and science expedition, somebody’s grant, consignment and purchasing.
- Kota Tua, (Old town Batavia) The area collides modern Jakarta with its old Dutch colonial charm. Square of the old city, complete with sets of Musseum and cafes. The place is home to many historical museum, which are Museum Fatahillah, Museum Wayang, Museum Mandiri, Museum Maritime (old warehouses) and Bank Indonesia Museum.
- The Botanical Gardens (Kebun Raya) of Bogor are huge, world class gardens with more than 15,000 species of trees and plants. The botanical gardens are situated in the city cenre of Bogor adjacent to the Istana Bogor (Presidential Palace), were used to research and develop plants and seeds from other parts of the Indonesian archipelago for cultivation during the 19th century. Today the garden contains more than 15,000 species of trees and plants located among streams and lotus ponds. There are 400 types of exceptional palms to be found along the extensive lawns and avenues, helping the gardens create a refuge for more than 50 different varieties of birds and for groups of bats roosting high in the trees. The bats can be easily detected by the noise they make while competing for space under the canopies. The orchid houses contain some 3,000 varieties.
- Cisolok hotspring ,experience the volcanic origin of the archipelago and enjoy the view of unpolluted rivers. Near the river is a hot spring pool where you can swim. From here, you can bike or hike up the path to a waterfall for a colder dip. the walk takes you through rubber plantations where you can see white gooey stuff.
- Geopark Ciletuh The area, also called Jampang Purba, has unique and distinctive rock characteristics formed from two fragments of the earth’s crust, the oceanic plate and continental plate. These rocks surfaced after the two plates collided tens of millions of years ago, forming valleys and mountains of rock that are united with the South Sea coast. Actually this place is a former marine. But now has been lifted from the bottom of the sea, and became known as Geopark Ciletuh. The landscape in the Gulf Ciletuh is interesting. Landscape that stretches shaped like a giant amphitheater that looks like a horseshoe facing directly toward the Indian Ocean.The overall idea is to introduce the Ciletuh area to the world and make it a member of UNESCO’s Global Geopark Network (GGN).
- Curug Cikaso – waterfall is hidden at the rural of Surade sub-district. Once we reach the village where we can park our car, we’ll continue by small boat to get to the waterfall, actually it’s only around 5 minutes on the boat and we can hear the water drop from the distance. The waterfall is amazing.
- Cigangsa waterfall is one of the most attractive waterfalls in Sukabumi. Some people said it’s the little Niagara fall. The waterfall is surrounded by green rice fields. Takes a little effort to go down because the route was slippery and pretty far. Not to mention the way back up was very exhausting. But the view from below was stunningly beautiful.
- Kawah Putih the main attraction is the surreal turquoise coloured lake which fills this vast dormant volcanic crater. On sunny days, the colour of the lake is stark and bright and on cloudy days, the entire crater can be shrouded in mist making for an utterly eerie experience.
- Kopi Aroma Signature local taste in each brewed coffee bean is not the only excellence from Kopi Aroma, located in Bandung's old Chinatown, see if you can witnessed the process of producing the coffee that would take you back to the obsolete era. During a visit in the factory, discovered how Kopi Aroma produces organic coffee in premium quality with no chemical ingredient allowed.
- Museum KAA, a place where the history of the Asian-African was raised, and the Asian-African Partnership was enforced for the sake of a better future. Based in Bandung, it has the historical values of the Asian-African Conference in 1955. It was inaugurated by President of the Republic of Indonesia, Soeharto, on 24 April 1980 in the 25th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference.
- Braga Street (official name in Indonesian: Jalan Braga) is a small street in the center of Bandung, Indonesia, which was famous in the 1920s as a promenade street. Chic cafes, boutiques and restaurants with European ambiance along the street had made the city to attain the Paris of Java nickname. The street starts from a T-junction with the Asia-Afrika Street (or De Groote Postweg during the colonial times) to the north until the city council (balaikota), which was formerly a coffee warehouse.
- Gedung Sate is a public building neoclassical design incorporating native Indonesian elements by Dutch architect J. Gerber. Which is a reference to the shape of the building's central pinnacle - which resemble the shape of one of the Indonesian traditional dish called satay.
- Geologhical museum collection of rocks, minerals, meteorites, fossils and artifacts, visitors can discover through its various exhibits when and how the earth was formed, important epochs, geological phenomena in Indonesia, and the relationship between geology and human life. Major attractions of the Museum Geologi include the fossils of Homo erectus, the prehistoric elephant Stegodon trigonocephalus, and the biggest known species of carnivorous dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex that existed during the Cretaceous period.
- Udjo’s Angklung School Angklung is a traditional South-East Asian musical instrument, made by bamboo. Udjo's House of Angklung adopts the philosophy of easy, affordable, educative, attractive, massive, and cheerful performances that are essence of their ultimate show called “Kaulinan Urang Lembur” or villagers’ playtime. The show is packed with spectacular short performances, commencing with wayang golek (wooden puppet) show, helaran (agricultural harvesting celebration) rites, traditional dances, kids games, introduction to angklung, angklung orchestral performance, interactive angklung performance that involves visitors playing angklung, and arumba performance.
- The Dieng Plateau is a caldera complex formed by the eruption of ancient Mountain Prau. The caldera was once filled up water and then dried up, but volcanic activity continues to this day, with sulphuric fumes and poisonous lakes. Located at an altitude of 2000m, it's also much cooler than the surrounding lowlands. Dieng is an active volcanic region and can be regarded as a giant volcano. Plains formed from volcanic crater that has died. Crater shape can be seen obviously from the plain with mountains cluster surrounding. Yet despite this volcano has been dead for centuries, some volcanic craters are still active until now. Among these is Kawah Sikidang (Sikidang Crater), which is always on the move and jumping like a "kidang" or deer.
- Arjuna Temple consists of 5 temples namely, Arjuna Temple, Semar Temple, Sembadra Temple, Srikandi Temple, and Puntadewa Temple. In architecture, Arjuna Temple is similar with the temples in South India, and allegedly under the influence of Indian Culture. The temple that was made of andesite stones does not have a lot of relief on its wall. There is only the three relieves of Trimurti Goddes; Shiva, Wishnu, and Brahma which are carved on the Srikandi temple instead of at the main temple. Arjuna Temple Complex was first discovered in 1814 by a British soldier Van Kinsbergen. When it was found, these temples were flooded byswamp water, different from most other temples that are usually land submerged land.
- Borobudur temple is a Buddhist stupa and temple complex in Central java, Indonesia dating from the 8th century, and a UNESCO Heritage World 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. Set as it is in the heart of the verdant Kedu Plain, the backdrop of mighty active volcanoes only enhances the sense of awe and drama.
- Pawon Temple was a shrine to keep the ashes of King Indra (782 - 812 AD), father of King Samarrattungga of Syailendra Dynasti. Some people believe that the name "Pawon" derived from the word pawuan, which means a place to keep awu (ashes). Experts believe that there was a statue of Bodhisattva inside the temple chamber. The statue was a token to honor King Indra who was believed to have reached a Bodhisattva level. The inscription on Karang tengah stone statue states that Bodhisattva statue radiates wajra (rays). The statement leads to speculation that Bodhisattva statue was made of bronze.
- Mendut Temple King Indra had built a shrine called Wenuwana. Casparis interprets Wenuwana (bamboo forest) as Mendut temple. This temple is also assumed to be older than Borobudur.Mendut is laid out on a rectangular plan, standing 26.4 meters high. The body of this Buddhist temple is laid on a 2 meter high platform, which also serves as a walkway. The wall that encircles the platform is adorned with 31 panels of story-telling relief, and sculptures of beautiful flowers and climbing plants.
- Keraton Sultan Palace (formally known as: Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat) is a palace complex located in the city of Yogyakarta . The palace is the main seat Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. It serves as a cultural center for the Javanese People and contains a museum that displays the sultanate's artifacts. Most of the palace museum complex is a collection of different stores owned Sultanate, including different Giving From the kings of Europe, a replica of the palace heirlooms, and gamelan. From the aspect of the building, the palace Singer is a prayer One example of Javanese palace architecture The Best, has Luxury halls and pavilions And Broad Field.
- Tamansari Water Castle is a site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Built in mid 18th century by sultan Hamengkubuwono I and II , the Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place. Presumably a Portuguese architect planned the water castle but decoration was created by local artists. The complex was effectively used between 1765-1812 and it was already partially ruined during the British invasion in 1812. An earthquake destroyed several buildings and drained the water features in 1867. People started to build their houses within the ruins of the deserted pavilions and the empty lakebeds.
- 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.
- Mangkunegaran Palace Puro Mangkunegaran 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.
- Sukuh is a Hindu temple, and was probably built in the end of the 15th century AD. Unlike that of typical Hindu temples in Central Java. The deviation seems to be resulting from the fact that this temple was built when the influence of Hinduism was waning. The waning influence of Hinduism had given rise to the revival of local cultural practices of Megalithic era. The influence of this pre-historic era is seen in the shape of Sukuh temple structure, which is a terraced-mound. Such shape is similar to stepped-mound that is characteristic of pre-Hinduism shrines. Another characteristic of pre-Hinduism shrines is that the most sacred place is located on the highest and rearmost part.
- Coban Rondo is a beautiful water fall on the slope of Mount Panderman resort that is about 32 km to the west from Malang City. it is very interesting to see and visit Coban Rondo waterfall and enjoy its nature scenery with its fresh air. Before becoming Coban Rondo, actually on it there are the twin waterfalls called Coban Manten. Flowing down the waterfall was fused into Coban Dudo. Interestingly, Coban Dudo flows down into Coban Rondo. The source water of three waterfalls are located in the crater, a treeless plains none is above Coban Manten. Those who want to see it, other than to be careful also need more energy. Therefore, in addition to slippery roads, also quite far between 3-4 km.
- Sumberawan Temple The temple is in Buddhist style and formed a statue without any accessories. Temple’s body is rectangular and contain of two parts. The temple is one of beautiful temple in East Java, because of its location. Every ‘Waisak’ (Buddha Holiday), Sumberawan Temple is visited by many Buddhist to celebrate the life of the Buddha. They usually come in the evening and having meditation.
- Mount Bromo Mt. Bromo volcano is the active cone inside the giant Tengger caldera, one of Indonesia's most scenic locations destination in East Java, famous for its magnificient sunrise views and the panorama over the caldera with Semeru volcano in the background.
- Ijen Crater Ijen volcano in East Java contains the world's largest acidic volcanic crater lake, called Kawah Ijen, famous for its turquoise color. The active crater measuring 950x600 m is known for its rich sulphur deposits which are being quarried. The volcano is one of several active stratovolcanoes constructed over the 20 km wide Ijen caldera, the largest caldera in Java. Eruptions from Ijen are very hazardous because of the risk of the lake draining to form catastrophic.
- 16 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
- 17 days Aircond tourist transport with Petrol, Toll, Parking
- Jeep (4x4 WD) in Bromo tour
- Excursions / Entrance Fees + Donations (as stated above)
- Daily refreshment drinks
- Lunch and Dinner * Horse ride in Bromo * return Flight Ticket * Personal consume such as telephone, Laundry, Mini Bar
- Tourist Guide, Optional (Faculatative) tours, Porter & Tipping, etc.
Depart from Amsterdam
Arrival Jakarta – Bogor
If time available, Jakarta Tour : Sundakelapa, Batavia Square, National Museum. Etc,Stay at Happy Valley Bogor .
Bogor – Pelabuhan Ratu
Bogor Botanical garden, heading to Pel Ratu Beach White water rafting at CITARIK River (grade 4-5) FACULTATIVE, Stay at Ocena Queen Resorts.
PelabuhanRatu – Geopark Ciletuh - Ujung Genteng
Cisolok geiser Hotspring, Fisher village/ auctions, GEOPARK Ciletuh (awing Falls & panenjoan hill) .Stay at Ocean View Resorts.
Ujung Genteng Tour
Release turtle, Cikaso & Cigangsa Waterfalls near Surade Night program to see TURTLE lay theirs eggs at TurtleBeach. Stay at Ocean View Resorts.
Ujung Genteng– Bandung
Tea Plantations, Kawahputih Volcano, Strawberry Farm, Stay at Sukajadi Hotel/ Ibis Braga / Sheo 3*.
Aroma Coffee Factory, Museum Asia Afrika Conference, Soekarno Monument, Jl Braga, Gedung sate, Museum of Geology, UdjoAngklung School Stay at Sukajadi Hotel/ Ibis Braga/Namin Dago/ Sheo 3*.
Bandung- Kutoarjo - Wonosobo
TRAIN RIDE 6,5hrs to Kutoarjo than by car continue to Wonosobo Stay at Hotel KRESNA 3* Wonosobo.
Wonosobo – Dieng Plateau – Borobudur
Visit DIENG PLATEU, Sikidang Crater, Colorful Lakes, Arjuna Hindus temple Comple Manohara Resorts Borobudur.
Borobudur – Yogyakarta
Visit Borobudur Temple, Village tour by ANDHONG (Horse carts), Mendut & Pawon Temples Stay at Tjokro Style 3*/ Puri Artha/GreenHost/Duta Garden/ NEO 3*.
Sultan palace, Taman sari, Batiks works, Cigar factory, Silver works FACULTATIVE Ramayana ballet at Purawisata/ Prambanan Temple Stay at Tjokro Style 3*/ Puri Artha/ GreenHost/Duta Garden/ NEO 3*.
Yogyakarta – Solo – Tawangmangu/ Sarangan
Mangkunegaran Palace, Antique Markets, Sukuh (erotic) temples .Stay at Sukuh Cottage/ Pondok Indah/ Hotel sarangan.
Tawangmangu/ Sarangan – Malang
Coban Rondo waterfalls. Stay at Hotel Olino Hotel, Sahid Montana 3*/ Enny Guest House.
Bird markets, Alun-alun, TokoOen (ice cream), Jalan Ijen. Stay at Hotel Olino Hotel, Sahid Montana 3*/ Enny Guest House
Malang – Bromo
Sumberawan & Singosari temples. Stay at Lava View /Yoschi/ Incala Inn Tosari.
Bromo – KawahIjen
Sunrise program at Bromo by driving 4x4Wheeldrive, heading to KawahIjen. Stay Arabica Guest House/ Katimor GH.
KawahIjen – Lovina
Trekking to Kawah IJEN, you can do Midnight trekking for BLUE FIRE (FACULTATIVE), crossing by FERRY to BALI and drop at Pemuteran / Lovina
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