In Java, you are in the heart of Indonesia.
The country is like a melting pot of Indonesian history, culture and nature.
In Java, you can experience Indonesian highlights from thousands of years old shrines to smoky volcanoes.
Why travel to Java?
Java is an Indonesian island that is part of a “ring of fire” along the Pacific coast. Wherever you are in Java, fascinating volcanic scenery opens up everywhere.
Although Java is the most populous island in the world, crowds are not so noticeable if you travel outside the big cities. In Java, you will experience the island’s world-famous Buddhist and Hindu temples, quaint villages and towns, and unique volcanic landscapes.
Our tour in Java
The Java program includes:
The Royal City of Yogyakara is one of the gems of Asia. Here you can experience Java’s unique soul and personality, colored by art, culture and traditions.
In the center of Yogyakarta is the Sultan’s Palace Kraton, the construction of which began as early as 1755. The elegant palace is one of the most impressive representatives of Javanese architecture. In the area of the palace is also the water castle of Taman Sar, which was built in the royal garden in 1758 as a place of recreation for the sultan and his court.
Around the palace, you can visit handicraft workshops that make traditional batik. Batik or Batik is a dyeing technique from Java that gives beautiful patterns to the fabric.
In Yogyakarta, you should also visit the local Ramayana performance, where you can admire Javanese dance, culture and music (note: extra tour for a fee).
To the northwest of Yogyakara is the impressive Borobudur Temple, which stands majestically on top of a hill and offers enchanting views over the green fields to the mountains in the distance. The temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Borobudur was built during the reign of the Sailendra dynasty and is one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world. Construction of the temple began in the late 7th century and was completed in the mid-8th century. The temple was forgotten under volcanic ash for centuries until it was rediscovered by the British in 1814. Since 1973, UNESCO has carried out extensive restoration work to preserve this beautiful Buddhist shrine.
Walk around the temple area and discover the interesting history of Borobudur!
Prambanan Temple District
Another of the most important temple areas in Java is Prambanan, northeast of Yogyakarta, the Hindu equivalent of Borobudur.
Prambanan is Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple area, built in the middle of the green fields and villages of Java in the mid-8th century.
One of the most beautiful temples in the temple area and in the whole of Java is Loro Jonggrang, dedicated to Shiva, rising to a height of 47 meters.
Java is a volcanic island with both active and extinct volcanoes. A trip to Java is perfect only when you get to see these beautiful natural phenomena up close.
The active Bromo volcano is located in the eastern part of Java. The volcano is surrounded by the huge Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, whose nature is one of the most unique in Indonesia.
Most visitors to Bromon start their day from the lookout point of Mount Penanjak, which is located at an altitude of 2770 meters. The sunrise on Mount Bromo is a memorable revelation.
You will then ride your horses across the legendary sand desert of Bromo, and finally have to cover a further 300 feet on foot to the edge of the crater. Bromo is 2392 meters high, so it is smaller than a few other Java volcanoes, but the scenery that opens from the top does not disappear to others.
Ijen Crater is located in East Java at an altitude of 2300 meters, when the peaks surrounding it always rise to 2799 meters above sea level.
The landscapes seen from the edge of the crater with their surreal turquoise crater lakes are like from another world. The water of the lake is extremely acidic, which gives it its unique color.