WONDERFUL CENTRAL JAVA

CJ - 04

This package is made for special soft adventure trip in Central Java, including the beautiful hidden National Park of Karimun Jawa Island. Discover the small islands surrounding Karimun Java and experience the amazing nature of Karimun Jawa Island. You can do fun activities like snorkeling and swimming.

 

Explore famous and interesting temples in the mountain slope of Gedongsongso. Enjoy adventure hiking at Sikunir hill to witness beautiful sunrise over the Dieng Plateau.

 

Visit mini plantations of Robusta coffee of 22 hectares. As our guide walks you through the field, you can witness traditional methods of roasting and grinding of coffee beans. There’s the traditional coffee roasting machine, coffee beans breaking machine, and coffee grinding machine. And at the end of the mini plantation tour, you will be treated to a tasteful session of coffee.

 

Enjoy the famous beautiful Borobudur sunrise over the Borobudur Temple. Visit the largest Hindu Temple site in Indonesia and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia – The Prambanan Temple or Roro Jonggrang Temple built on 850 AD. Ask our tour guide about the richness and back story of this world famous temples.

 

For a complete list of this wonderful Central Java eco tour, please read our itinerary below.

 

Note: Due to boat schedule to Karimun Jawa Island and the closing of national park during raining season (December to March), your 1st day itinerary will directly continue to Ambarawa without Karimun Jawa trip.

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Corals at Cemara Island - Karimunjawa

Package Details

General Info

SEMARANG – KARIMUN JAWA – AMBARAWA – LOSARI PLANTATION – GEDONG SONG – SIKUNIR SUNRISE – DIENG PLATEAU – TAMBI TEA PLANTATION – BOROBUDUR SUNRISE – CANDIREJO VILLAGE – JOGJA SIGHTSEEING – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

 

Tour code: CJ – 04

 

About this trip:

Season: All periods
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Grade: Easy to Moderate level
Activities: Culture Sightseeing, Hiking, Trekking, Cruising & Snorkeling
Accommodation: 8 Nights Hotels / Resorts ( 1N Semarang, 2N Karimunjawa, 1N Ambarawa, 1N Borobudur, 1N Wonosobo, 2N Jogjakarta )

Day 01 : Arrival - Semarang Sightseeing (L,D)

  • Our tour guide will pick you up at Achmad Yani International Airport.
  • Enjoy your first day of Semarang city sightseeing.
  • The city will start at Old Town Area where you can see reminiscent of golden memory by seeing the old buildings of the Dutch colonial age.
  • The tour starts from the Blenduk Cathedral church then visit to Sam Poh Kong Temple, Thousand Doors, and Masjid Agung – Grand Mosque of Central Java.
  • Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
  • By mid-afternoon we will transfer you to hotel.
  • Free leisure time until dinner.
  • Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Semarang - Jepara - Karimunjawa (B,L,D)

  • Wake up early in the morning to catch the boat departing from Jepara harbour to Karimunjawa island.
  • The trip is approximately 2 hours long before reaching Karimunjawa Island.
  • When we arrive, we’ll check in and have lunch at the hotel.
  • Proceed to exciting water activities to Ujung Island, Tengah Island, Kecil Island, and Gosong Island.
  • Enjoy the sunset and free program.
  • Back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 03 : Karimunjawa Island Tour (B,L,D)

  • We’ll have breakfast before we start a full day tour around Karimunjawa Island.
  • Visit Cemara Kecil Island and Cemara Besar Island where you can stop over for snorkeling and swimming nearby the island.
  • Next is Menjangan Besar (Shark’s Pool), there’s an optional tour of swimming and feeding with the sharks.
  • Continue to Menjangan Kecil Island.
  • We’ll take our time for lunch, swimming, snorkeling or just relax.
  • Enjoy the sunset on Tanjung Gelam beach.
  • Back to hotel for dinner and stay overnight.

Day 04 : Karimunjawa - Transfer to Jepara - Ambarawa / Losari (B,L,D)

  • Breakfast in the morning and check out from hotel at 08:00 AM.
  • Transfer to Karimunjawa port to take fast boat to Jepara or Semarang.
  • The boat schedule is subject to change with prior notice from the harbour.
  • Arrive at Jepara or Semarang, we will proceed to Ambarawa.
  • Stay overnight at hotel in Ambarawa.

Day 05 : Gedong Songo Temple - Mini Plantation - Wonosobo (B,L,D)

  • This morning, enjoy mini plantation at Losari hotel location by walking around coffee and cocoa plantation.
  • The plantation also carry Robusta coffee in a land 22 hectares wide.
  • Our guide will explain everything you need to know about the quality organic Robusta coffee, grown on the property as you walk through the fields.
  • At the coffee shed, you’ll witness traditional techniques of roasting and grinding the beans.
  • There are traditional coffee roasting machine, coffee beans breaking machine, and coffee grinder machine.
  • Finally you’ll enjoy a tasteful session of coffee.
  • Check out from hotel, we continue the journey to Gedong Songo Temple, an ancient complex of Hindu temples located at an altitude of 1200 m on the slope of Mt. Ungaran.
  • Silent, peaceful, and mysterious are the words that describe Gedong Songo Temple.
  • The site was originally built during early period of Medang Kingdom which controlled Central Java during the 8th and 9th centuries.
  • You can ride a horse to reach the mountain top for a chance to roam among these ancient monuments with spectacular views over many volcanoes that form the landscapes of Central Java highlands.
  • In the mid afternoon we proceed to Wonosobo.

Day 06 : Sunrise Sikunir - Dieng Plateau - Tambi Plantation - Borobudur (B,L,D)

  • Early morning visit to Dieng Plateau for the Golden Sikunir sunrise.
  • Sikunir is one of the best destinations in the archipelago for natural beauty sightseeing.
  • From the top of Sikunir hill, you will witness beautiful landscapes.
  • Early in the morning is a perfect time to see the sunrise.
  • See the mist slowly descend and disappear along with the rising of the sun between the white clouds.
  • We will walk down to the shores of the beautiful Telaga Warna Lake with its amazing emerald green water.
  • Aside from Telaga Warna Lake, there’s also Sikidang Crater, Bima temple (The biggest temple in Dieng), and the Arjuna temple complex (The oldest temples on Java island).
  • As we leave the plateau around 11 AM, we head for Tambi tea plantation situated on the highway of Wonosobo Dieng.
  • Established in 1885, located at the foot of Mt. Sindoro, the plantation spans 830 hectares wide and employs 1,100 workers, capable of gathering roughly 7kg of leaves under half an hour.
  • You are invited to walk around the tea plantation, and enjoy the soft breeze and cool air.
  • Before you leave, enjoy your lunch and a cup of freshly brewed tea on the terrace of bungalow.
  • We’ll be leaving Wonosobo in the afternoon and head to Borobudur via the southern slope of Mt. Sumbing.
  • We’ll be passing by beautiful scenery of rice fields and Serayu streams along the way.
  • Dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight in hotel in Borobudur.

Day 07 : Borobudur Sunrise - Candirejo - Jogjakarta (B,L,D)

  • Wake up early this morning to catch the Borobodur sunrise.
  • This is the most mystical time to see the temple.
  • As the sun raises over the structure, you will feel a tranquil atmosphere and enjoy an amazing view of sunrise from the top of the temple.
  • The tour continues as we take closer look at the beautiful relief at this temple.
  • Back to the hotel for a shower, breakfast and check out.
  • Our tour continues to Candirejo village where you can explore the area by foot or by horse cart ride, known as Dokar.
  • Discover the variety of things to see and do.
  • Have a chat with the villagers and get closer look at their activities such as playing the gamelan or harvesting vanilla and chili.
  • It’s lunch time!
  • After lunch, we will visit Pawon Temple which is a Buddhist temple in Central Java, located between two other Buddhist temples, Borobudur Temple and Mendut Temple.
  • Mendut temple is a pyramid-shaped temple housing three impressively carved stone statues.
  • Transfer for a check in at hotel located in central of Jogja city.
  • Have dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 08 : Jogjakarta City Tour - Prambanan (B,L,D)

  • After breakfast time, our next destination is Sultan Place Kraton, a grand and elegant example of Javanese architecture, along with Sultan and Royal Court traditional seat.
  • The complex consists of low-lying buildings such as audience halls, museums, and the residences of the Sultan and the Queen.
  • We are now visiting Taman Sari Water Castle – a site former royal garden of the Sultanate Of Jogjakarta, located about 2km south within the grounds of the Kraton.
  • Built in mid 18th century, Taman Sari had multiple functions, such as a resting area, a workshop, a meditation area, a defense area, and a hiding place.
  • The name Taman Sari means an area of beautiful garden adorned with flowers.
  • Lunch is served at local restaurant.
  • We continue to Prambanan or Roro Jonggrang temple – the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia.
  • The Prambanan temple was built on 850 AD.
  • At this point, we offer you an optional tour to Ratu Boko Temple, where we will trek to the scenic spot to enjoy beautiful sunset view from the temple and the view of Jogja city.
  • Head back to the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 09 : Transfer Out (B)

  • After breakfast, you have free time until check-out time.
  • We will transfer you to Adisucipto Jogjakarta Airport.

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What's Included and Not

  • Transportation service AC coach Yes
  • Ferry to Karimunjawa Island Yes
  • Boat service for Karimunjawa Isles hoping Yes
  • Accommodation at selected Hotel (Twin/Triple sharing) Yes
  • Meal as mentioned in the itinerary: B/Breakfast, L/Lunch, D/Dinner Yes
  • Entrance Fee Yes
  • English speaking Guide Yes
  • Driver Service Yes
  • Snorkeling gears Yes
  • Air Ticket No
  • Alcoholic beverages No
  • Other personal expenses No
  • Tips to Driver & Guide No

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