This comprehensive tour of Central Java hits all the highlights as you explore the cultural and historical heart of one of Indonesia’s most vibrant islands. From witnessing the sunrise over some of the world’s oldest Hindu temples to taking in the majesty and power of an active volcano, this tour of Java’s brightest gems will change you.
On the first day of your 6-day Central Java tour, you’ll start with an exploration of Semarang, an important port city during the Dutch colonial era. Next, you’ll drive to the foothill of Mount Ungaran, where you’ll travel up a volcanic slope by horseback and explore the ancient Hindu temples of the Gedong Songo Complex. Next up, a trip to a coffee plantation will reveal a different side of Java, as well as fill you up on a sumptuous set-menu lunch.
On day 3, you’ll rise early to witness the majesty of the sunrise over the Dieng Plateau, known as Java’s “Home of the Gods.” After exploring the oldest Hindu temples in Java, you’ll relax at a tea plantation and sip tea on a terrace, then drive to Borobodur, the site of the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Before your Central Java tour is over, you’ll also get a taste for local life with a horse cart ride through Candirejo village, an exploration of Mendut Temple, and a full day to soak in Yogyakarta, arguably Java’s most enchanting city, as well as a wander through Prambanan Temple.