Fly Yogyakarta, visit the famous temples, and Mt. Bromo & Mt. Ijen - 4 days / 3 nights
Fly to Yogyakarta to see the famous temples Borobudur and Prambanan. Then visit the active volcano Bromo and the most acidic lake on earth. These hightlights all packed in 4 days & 3 nights....
Last updated: 6 July 2017
Day 1: Flight from Bali to Yogyakarta - Borobudur & Prambanan - by night train to Malang
The Garuda flight to Yogyakarta departs at 07:10. Be ready for this impressive cultural day. First is the most famous temple Borobudur, which is located 42 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta. This 8th century Mahayana Buddhist monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms. The temple is decorated with 2672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. Take your time, feel the energy and relax.
Then, we travel southeast to another very famous temple, namely the Prambanan. This is a mighty 9th century Hindu complex.
If time is sufficient, we drive to Yogyakarta's city center and visit Ngasem traditional bird market, the water palace Tamansari, and to complete the trip you will visit the batik and silver industry in Kotagede.
Then you get back to the hotel for a short rest. The Bima Executive train departs at 01:00 late evening / early morning. The driver will bring you to the train station in Yogyakarta.
Day 2: Arrival in Malang - Madakaripura Waterfalls - Bromo area
You will be picked up at the tain station by your driver. First, you will visit Kampong Jodipan - also known under the name Kampong Warna-Warni - to have a closer look at the living conditions of local people.
After this colorfull living area, you will drive in about 2.5 hours to the Madakaripura waterfalls. Be ready to get wet! Once back at the car, you will continue to Cemara Lawang village. This village has a view over Mt. Bromo and the area. After checking in at your hotel, you have some leisure time.
Day 3: Mt. Bromo sunrise tour - Bondowoso
You will get a morning call at 03.00 am and have a cup of coffee or tea before leaving to the viewpoint at Mt. Pananjakan. Enjoy the scenery over Mt. Bromo while the sun rises. Then you will descend to the Sea of Sand to see the active volcano Bromo and its crater. After parking you walk in about 45 minutes to the crater rim of Mt. Bromo.
Once back at the car you get back to your hotel in Cemara Lawang village to have breakfast before heading to the Ijen Plateau. As it is a long drive, you can stop anywhere you like to get some rest and stretch your legs. We recommend to have a break at the winding road at Arak-Arak Hill. Then, it will be another 1.5 hours drive to Bondowoso city, where you will spend the night. You can relax in your hotel or take a dive in the swimming pool of the hotel.
Day 4: Bondowoso - Paltuding - Ijen crater lake - drop Bali
After a short nights rest, we will depart at 03:00 to Paltuding. It takes about 2 hours to get to Paltuding. From here you start walking to Ijen crater lake. It will take about 1.5 hours. On your way up the mountain you can meet the sulfur miners, who carry heavy loads of sulfur in baskets on their back. Take your time at the lake to explore and to enjoy.
You will be waited for at the parking area. After a small break with a local snack, we drive in about 1.5 hours - via Licin village - to Ketapang harbor. On your way to the ferry you will visit a coffee plantation and a waterfall. In Ketapang you will take the ferry to Bali. You will arrive in Ketapang around noon. The crossing to Bali takes about 1 hour. Our Bali crew will be waiting for you and drop you at your next destination in Bali.
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