Yogyakarta and Ijen Plateau Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Borobudur Temple
  • Yogyakarta Sultan Palace
  • Prambanan Temple
  • Tawanga Mangu
  • Solo City
  • Malang City
  • Mount Bromo
  • Ijen Crater Lake Plateau


Yogyakarta, together with its twin city Surakarta (Solo), is the cradle of civilization on Java. This city was the seat of power that produced the magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan in the 8th and 9th century and the new powerful Mataram kingdom of the 16th and 17th century. Until today this city continues to produce philosophers, thinkers, master painters and master craftsmen.

Whilst steeped in rich tradition and history, Yogyakarta, lovingly known as Yogya, continues to remain young. This is university town, where students from all over Indonesia from different ethnic backgrounds flock to pursue knowledge and wisdom. For this reason, Yogya is both very Javanese and at the same time a melting pot of different Indonesian cultures.

Ijen plateau or known as “Kawah Ijen” is highly recommended to mountain buffs and hikers. The Plateau was at one time a huge active crater, 134 sq km in area. Today, Ijen is a quiet but active volcano, and the landscape is dominated by the volcanic cones of Ijen (2,368 asl) and Merapi (2,800 asl) on the northeastern edge of the Plateau, and Raung (3,332 asl) on the southwest corner.

The magnificent turquoise sulfur lake of Kawah Ijen lies at 2148 m above sea level and is surrounded by the volcanos sheer crater walls. The vent is a source of sulfur and collectors work here, making the trek up to the crater and down to the lake every day. Sulfur collectors hike up in the morning and return around 1 pm when the clouds roll in. They carry shoulder basket of pure sulfur from a quarry on the lakes edge under the shadow of the sheer walls of the crater. The mineral at Kawah Ijen is purer and is worth commercial exploitation despite the horrendous labor involved: Javas homegrown sulfur is a natural source of sulfuric acid, in great demand in the oil-refining business and in the production of fertilizers.

The trip package are fully organized combination of Leisure and Soft Adventure, ( leisure, ecotourism, and safety). We organized the  trip for individual and at small group maximum of 10 persons to maximize service and safety for all participants. This Tour take 6 Days Trip starting from Yogyakarta.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Airport – Prambanan Tour – Yogya
Pick up from airport, by our guide, we will bring you to Prambanan Temple (Prambanan is the ninth century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to Trimurti, the highest three gods in Hinduism. The temple compound located approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta city on the boundary between Yogyakarta and Central Java province) after finish your tour in Prambanan, we will drive to Yogyakarta for overnight in Hotel Duta Garden with AC and Hot Water or Similar.

Day 2: Borobudur Tour – Merapi Tour – Tawang Mangu (B)
Pickup in the morning after Breakfast, we will driving 1,5 hours to visit Borobudur Temple in Magelang Regon, Borobudur in one of Indonesia world Heritage Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist Monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa, then visit Mendut Temple then we Will visit southern Merapi Face then City Tour in Yogyakarta, eg. Visit Malioboro for Shopping and also Keraton Yogyakarta (sultan Palace) and driving about 3 hours to Tawang Mangu, overnight at Hotel Komajaya Komaratih Hotel Deluxe room or similar. Tawang Mangu is Highland with good temperature about 20-22 Celsius in foot of Mt. Lawu Mountain.

Day 3: Tawang mangu – Ceto Temple – Grojogan Sewu – Batu (B)
in the morning if you like for walking via Grojogan Sewu waterfall to Sukuh Temple (optional) or by Car we will also visit Visit, Sukuh Temple, then drive will be take 4 hours to Batu, Malang. Overnight at Dedaunan Cottage and Garden.

Batu is area in border of Malang city with elevation 1000m with also good temperature and stay.

Info: Sukuh Temple is decorated with Wayang stone carvings of Hindu origin, the only erotic temple in Java. The stepped pyramid is like the ones in South America of the Maya culture. The temples are distinctive compared with other ancient temples in Central Java such as Borobudur and Prambanan, and its uniqueness lies in the landscaping, statuettes, and relief.

Day 4: Malang – Mount Bromo – Cemoro Lawang (B)
Transfer to Tumpang Village then by Jeep we drive using south route to Mount Bromo an adventurous jeep drive will bring us to the village of Cemoro Lawang, crossing the sand sea of the Tengger caldera. In Cemoro Lawang we will take our rooms in a comfortable family-run hotel, located right on the edge of the caldera with spectacular views on Bromo volcano. The rest of the day is free, walk to Mount Bromo, overnight in Cemoro Lawang Village in Lava View Lodge standard room or Cemara Indah Hotel deluxe room

Day 5: Bromo Sunrise – Sempol Village (B,D)
early morning we drive by jeep for Bromo Sunrise over the caldera – transfer to sempol, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs, overnight in Catimor Home stay or Arabica Home stay at Coffee Plantation Company or Overnight at Banyuwangi at Licin Village close from Kawah Ijen

Day 6: Kawah Ijen – Ketapang – Trip Conclude
Early in the morning, well before sunrise, we drive a short way to the start of the trail that leads up to the active beautiful crater of Kawah Ijen volcano (about 1 hr climbing) with its famous blue acid lake (which is the most acid in the world!) and the hot, partly liquid sulfur deposits. The fumaroles are so hot that sulfur comes out as green vapor. After plenty of observation time, we leave the Ijen Plateau transfer to Ketapang for drive to Bali. Climb and visit of Ijen’s crater, descend to the sulfur mining area and the turquoise acid crater lake. In the afternoon transfer to Bali by Ferry, our driver will pick up you from Gilimanuk Harbour to your Hotel.

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Backpack /day backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit
  • Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • Medical Kit
  • Comfortable Well located Accommodation area
  • Expert Bilingual Local Guide and porter
  • Entrance fee USD 17 / person / Day
  • 5 breakfast, 5 lunches, 3 Dinner, snack, fruits and unlimited drinking water.
  • Private Transport with air Conditioning

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after tour
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude