• Java Batavia
  • Java Multaltuli straat Rangkasbitung
  • angklung
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  • Baturraden
  • Borobudur
  • Java Merapi
  • Becaks Yogya
  • Bromo
  • Java sawa
  • Java Sukamade turtle

Tour module round trip 10 days Java, from Jakarta to Yogyakarta

A tour module round trip with the highlights of West Java and focus for culture and nice encounters. You travel from Jakarta, Bandung and Pangandarang to Yogyakarta. On the way from Bandung to Pangandaran you make a beautiful train journey through the mountainous Preanger area.
The round trip and the accommodations are perfectly suited for young and old. Almost every hotel has a swimming pool.

On the way full attention and time for intermediate stops to make pictures, go for a walk in the nature, experience daily life and meet the local people on Java.

If you travel with a guide, you will have his full attention and he tells and explains you about the country and its customs. If you travel without a guide, your driver can find his way very good, but he is not a guide, speaks no or very limited English and will stay with the car to protect your luggage.
This roundtrip is a sample how your trip could look like. The target prices are based on middle class hotels. Our Indonesia experts are happy to help you tailormade your trip to your demands.

Target prices

€ 765 Target price p.p.based on 2 persons in low season
€ 815 Target price p.p.based on 2 persons in high season
€ 660 Target price p.p.based on 4 persons or more in low season
€ 710 Target price p.p.based on 4 persons or more in high season

Included and excluded

Included:
•Accommodations based on middle class hotels, including breakfast
•Private car or minibus with driver, petrol, parking fees and toll, meals and overnight stays of the driver
•Train journey from Bandung to Pangandaran

Not included:
•Other meals
• Entrance fee (€ 145 per person)
- White crater - Bandung
- Malabar
- Pangandaran
- Dessa tour per becak - Pangandaran
- Green Canyon - Pangandaran
- Borobodur incl. local guide
- Bicycle trip Yogyakarta incl. local guide
•Boat Pangandaran-Cilacap
•Tips and personal expenses
•Other entrance fees and donations (ca. € 120 per person)
•Dutch or English speaking guide (price on request)
•Travel and cancellation insurance
•Booking fee and contribution Calamiteitenfonds (€30 per booking)

Day 1 Arrival Jakarta, transfer to hotel

Selamat Datang, welcome to Jakarta! After you have passed the immigration service and have taken your luggage off the belt, your driver or guide will be waiting for you at the exit with a name sign. Depending on the crowds, he will take you to your hotel in at least half an hour. Along the way you will see the skyline of Jakarta and the enormous bustle and activity of the city. In case of an early arrival you cannot check in directly to the hotel. You can already use the hotel facilities and acclimatize to the pool or enjoy a first "pijit" massage. Overnight in Jakarta.

Day 2 Jakarta city tour en via de tollroad naar Bandung

We maken vandaag een stadstour door het voormalige Batavia. We bezoeken onder andere de oude haven Sunda Kelapa waar de mooie trotse Bugineze schepen nog met de hand worden geladen. Verder bezoeken we het oude deel van de stad zoals de omgeving van het Café Batavia waar we het vruchtbaarheidskanon kunnen vinden. Ook brengen we een bezoek aan de Monas met zijn koepel van bladgoud en de historische omgeving van het Fatahillah Square. Na de lunch rijden we in ongeveer 3 tot 4 uur naar Bandung. Let op: op maandag zijn musea gesloten

Day 3 Bandung dagtocht Lembang, Tangkuban Perahu, Ciater hotspring en muziekschool Pak Udjo

De gehele dag op ontdekking door Bandung en omgeving. In de ochtend eerst een tour door Bandung, waar we nog veel gebouwen uit het Nederlands-Indië terug kunnen vinden. Daarna langs het museum Geologie, museum Mandala en villa Isola en het hoger gelegen plaatsje Lembang gaan we naar de vulkaan de Tangkuban Perahu, wat letterlijk de omgekeerde boot betekent. We maken een wandeling langs de krater. We zien de zwaveldampen en het opborrelende hete water. Terug naar Bandung stoppen we nog bij de Ciatur hotsprings en zorgen er voor on half vier weer in de stad te zijn, waar we een bezoek brengen aan de Angklung School van wijlen Pak Udjo. De kinderen uit de buurt brengen een wervelende show met wayangpoppenspel en vooral veel muziek op bamboe instrumenten.

Day 4 Malabar and White crater,

A whole day of discovery in the Southern area of Bandung. In the morning we visit the Kawa Putih volcano, the white crater with the lake just next to it. A mysterious place. The Kawa Putih is less known and above all less crowded than the famous Tangkungban Prau. Later in the day we go to the tea plantations of Malabar. We visit the tea factory and the house of the family Bosscha, one of the main characters in the novel ‘The tea merchants’ written by Hella S. Haasse. Overnight in Bandung

Day 5 Bandung Pangandaran Train

An early start today for a beautiful train journey from Bandung to Banjar, about a 4-and-a-half-hour ride. You travel comfortably seated in the air conditioned Kelas Eksekutif conditioning through the Preanger mountain area to Banjar. Here, your driver is already waiting for you and takes you to the fishing village Pangandaran, an almost 2-hour drive away. Y At the end of the afternoon you are invited to visit the school TK Meraih Bintang. The youth informs you in surprisingly good English what extracurricular activities they are developing here. You will also visit some small projects of Meraih Bintang foundation and in the evening you will have dinner together with local people associated with the foundation. If you are traveling with children, local peers will also join to exchange experiences. 2 nights in Pangandaran. Overnight in Pangandaran.



Day 6 Pangandaran - Becak tour and boat ride to the Green Canyon

Pangandaran is located on a small peninsula on the south coast of Java. After breakfast you step into the becak (a bicycle taxi) and make a very nice trip through the dessas of Pangandaran. We see everyday life here, including how Javanese sugar is made and other cottage industry. Depending on the river, you can then go into the jungle or take a boat trip through the Green Canyon. If no large amounts of rain have fallen, you sail up the green river to the rock with waterfalls where you can swim. If the river flows too fast, take a walk through the Pangandaran National Park where you can encounter many wild animals. Overnight in Pangandaran

Day 7 From Pangandaran to the Borobudur

If the wind is not too strong you will sail from Pangandaran to Cilacap in about four hours today. The tour goes partly over the river Citanduy and then over an inland sea. Bring earplugs, because the diesel engine makes a lot of noise! In Cilacap, your driver will be ready to take you to Borobudur in about 3.5 hours. If the weather does not allow the boat trip, you can drive from Pangandaran to Borobudur in a few hours with a number of stops. You can discuss with your driver on the spot whether you are traveling by boat or car. Overnight near Borobudur.

Day 8 Borobudur sunrise tour and Yogya city tour

Before sunrise you get up to be the first to climb Borobudur. The Borobudur is the world famous and largest Buddhist temple complex in the world. It is wonderful to visit this Unesco project in the early morning when it is not yet busy and still relatively cool. A walk along the more than 1400 reliefs will bring you to the highest terrace of the temple complex where you will find the Buddhas under the stupas. If you want to make a wish, try to touch the Buddha in one of the stupas. The man must touch the Buddha's hand and the woman's heel. After the visit to Borobudur we drive on to Yogyakarta. We will visit the old Sultans palace the Kraton, the water palace and the bird market Pasar Burung. Yogyakarta is known for its beautiful batik industry and fine silverware. You also have the opportunity to stroll through the famous shopping street Jalan Malioboro and shop in one of the many shopping malls. 2 nights in Yogyakarta.

Day 9 Free program Yogyakarta

One more day to enjoy Yogyakarta There are lots of things to do in this nice and busy former homestead. Have a bicycle taxi ride (becak) or a ride with the Andong, a horse-drawn carriage. Haggle over the price before getting in. Be sure to determine whether the price is for a one-way or return trip. You can also assist to one of the dance performances of the Ramayana ballet in Yogya in the evening. Also very special: make a cycling excursion in de surroundings of Yogyakarta. You cycle along rice fields, villages, temples and see the local people busy with their daily occupations like weaving and making sandals. Overnight in Yogyakarta. NB: all these are optional excursions

Day 10 Leaving Yogyakarta

Transfer to the airport voor your next destination.

Santika Premiere Jakarta - Jakarta

Hotel Santika Premiere is located in the district of Slipi, West Jakarta. The friendly staff will do everything to make your stay in this hotel as pleasant as possible. All rooms have AC, TV, telephone, bathroom with shower, bath and hairdryer, desk, coffee and tea making facilities, minibar and safe, Number of rooms: 273 Facilities: Swimming pool, fitness room, spa, tennis court, shopping arcade, 24 hour room service and doctor service, multiple restaurants, bar and laundry service. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Savoy Homann - Bandung

Selamat datang di tempo doeloe! The beautiful Art Deco-style Savoy Homann is located in one of the colonial neighbourhoods in the centre of Bandung on the old Post Road Jalan Asia Africa. The rooms have now been modernized but the public areas have luckily kept the Art Deco style. In the beautiful domed restaurant surrounded by galleries you can still see the small inside balconies and the glass elevator. All spacious rooms have air conditioning, TV, telephone, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, marble bathroom and safe. Some rooms have a balcony. Very extensive breakfast buffet. Number of rooms: 185 Facilities: Swimming pool, Garden Restaurant (Asian and Western cuisine), Batavia bar and lounge (cocktails, regular live music), Sidewalk Café (cocktails, snacks), karaoke, game room (video games), fitness room, Spa, hairdresser, shop, laundry- and room service, meeting rooms and wifi. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Nyiur Indah - Pangandaran

The Nyiur Indah is a small and very cosy hotel, less than 100m from the beach of Pangandaran and close to the National Park. Along the beach many market stalls and restaurants. Pangandaran is primarily a seaside resort for local tourists. On weekends it is full of guests from Bandung and Jakarta. During the week it is wonderfully quiet. The rooms on the ground floor have a small terrace with seating and the rooms on the first floor have a balcony. All rooms have AC, bathroom with hot water and a balcony or terrace. Number of rooms: 24 The conviviality spreads along the small but lovely swimming pool via the restaurant to the lounge. The staff is extremely hospitable and helpful. Breakfast is fine and the hotel offers free snacks and coffee / tea in the afternoon. Facilities: Restaurant (Indonesian and Chinese cuisine, fish), swimming pool, room service, laundry service, wifi and extremely good service. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Arnawa hotel - Pangandaran

The Arnawa hotel (formerly Puri Indah) in the fishing village of Pagandaran is a small hotel within 100m walking distance from the beach of Pangandaran and 500m from the nature reserve Cagar Alam and marine park Taman Laut. The rooms have a view of the garden or swimming pool. A becaktour through the village and the dessa with stops on the local market, fish market and house industry is really very worthwhile. You can also make a trip to the Green Canyon. All rooms have AC, telephone, TV, desk, kettle, minibar, bathroom with shower and terrace with seating. Number of rooms: 70 Facilities: Swimming pool, children's pool, restaurant (local, Chinese and Western cuisine) and bar, badminton court, table tennis, laundry service, room service, wifi in public areas and meeting room. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Hotel Sunrise

Hotel Sunrise is located directly on the sea at Pangandaran. It is a simple hotel close to the fish market and the National Park. The hotel has a restaurant and a swimming pool. During weekends, the hotel is frequented by local tourists and Saturday evenings are noisy. All rooms have air conditioning, bathroom, TV and telephone, minibar and private terrace or balcony. The Deluxe and Standard rooms are located on the ground floor and have little view. The SuperDeluxe and Executive rooms on the first and second floor have a view of the sea and the National Park. Facilities: Swimming pool, bar, mini market and room service. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Rumah Dharma I en II - Borobudur

Rumah Dharma bestaat uit 2 kleinschalige boutiqe resorts, elk met 8 cottages, een zwembad en een restaurantje. Beide resorts liggen op ongeveer 10 minuten rijden van de Borobudur. De kamers beschikken over airco, prive badkamer met warm stromend water en een eigen terrasje. Er is gratis WiFi. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Boutique hotel Saraswati - Borobudur

This small and very beautiful hotel is named after the Hindu goddess Saraswati and is situated at a short distance from the Borobudur in Magelang. The luxurious, somewhat colonial-style hotel has 18 differently decorated and comfortable rooms. Most rooms overlook a tropical garden, some rooms have a view on the Borobudur. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. A lovely hotel. Number of rooms: 18 All rooms have AC, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, Wifi, coffee and tea making facilities, minibar, safe and (small) balcony. Facilities: Restaurant (local and international cuisine), bar, very nice swimming pool, garden, Wi-Fi, dry cleaning / laundry service, massages, babysitting, lockers, bike rental, horse and carriage ride (andong tour) is possible, golf course and small-scale local businesses nearby. Since 2015, the hotel has stopped serving alcoholic beverages. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Dusun Yogya village Inn

Het kleinschalige (24 kamers) Dusun Yogya village Inn boutique hotel ligt op zo'n 15 minuten lopen van de gezellige Jalan Praworitaman. Het hotel is weids opgezet met de Deluxe kamers in een 2 verdiepingen tellend gebouw. Alle kamers beschikken over eigen badkamer/toilet, ruim zitje of balkon, airco, tv, föhn, telefoon, kluisje, gratis WiFi en waterkoker. De suite is nog wat ruimer opgezet en heeft als extra een espressomachine. Er is een ruim zwembad met een kinderbad. Het open restaurant serveert Aziatische en westerse gerechten. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Duta Garden - Yogyakarta

Comfortable family hotel with very good service at a short distance from the centre. All spacious rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom and terrace with garden view. Facilities: Swimming pool, meeting room, laundry service, communication centre and 24 hour reception. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Phoenix Mercure - Yogyakarta

This is the perfect hotel to catch your breath after a tiring journey. It is in a perfect location in the heart of Yogyakarta within walking distance of the popular Jalan Malioboro. The atmospheric historic Phoenix Hotel, a colonial mansion from 1918, has now been completely renovated and extended while maintaining the original traditional style. A luxurious, refined and nostalgic decor. The pool is surrounded by beautiful galleries and balconies. The good English speaking staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful and the breakfast very worthwhile. At the restaurant is a Jamu (herbal) woman with free advice / drink for your small inconveniences such as headaches and abdominal pain. At certain hours a Gamelan orchestra plays for an Indonesian atmosphere. All comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, TV, desk, bathroom, hairdryer, coffee and tea making facilities, minibar, safe, wifi and balcony with seating. Number of rooms: 144 Facilities: Swimming pool, restaurant, terrace bar, wine bar, spa, fitness room, baby sitting service (on request), laundry service, room service, gift shop, business centre. meer info more info Informations supplémentaires

Jakarta

Jakarta

Jakarta, The Big Durian, you either love it or you walk away from it. It is the hometown of my mother, then called Batavia. In 1993 I was still in her birth house, a privilege that few Indos can still experience, as Jakarta has grown into a metropolis with about 17 million inhabitants. A lot of low-rise buildings have had to make way for skyscrapers that define the skyline of Jakarta.

Only the old city, Kota Lama, still shows many traces from the Dutch period. Be sure to visit Fatahillah Square with the National Museum and drink a cup of coffee in the nostalgic Café Batavia. Glodok, Jakarta's China town is within walking distance of Kota Lama. The old VOC warehouses and the fish market Pasar Ikan are also worth a visit.

I find it difficult to name a favorite restaurant. What I write today will be obsolete tomorrow. I would say check the internet and selamat makan, enjoy your meal!

Bandung

Bandung

Bandung was often called "Paris of Java". It was not until 2020 that I found out where that name came from: the many fashion shops, Mediterranean restaurants and other luxury boutiques gave Bandung a Parisian look at the beginning of the 20th century. Bandung no longer has that look, except perhaps in the famous Bragaweg, one of the best-preserved shopping streets in the world in Art Deco style.
It is a busy and modern student city, where many old buildings and houses from the colonial period have been preserved. There are architectural highlights such as the Gedung Sate, Villa Isola, the old Concordia, but also the hotels Savoy Homann and Grand Hotel Preanger take you back to the times when the planters came to enjoy their Sunday drink.

North of Bandung are the volcano Tangkuban Perahu, the mountain village of Lembang and the Dago Tea House are worth seeing. In the south you will find the Malabar tea plantation. Kawah Putih, the white crater, is also located in the south and together with Malabar is good for a full day trip. The golden crater Papandayan is more to the east and is special because of the many geysers and the golden rim at the top. The Papandayan is again good to combine in a day trip with the hot springs of Garut.
If you are on time, make sure to visit Saung Angklung Udjo in the afternoon: a dazzling performance of angklung music with dance and wayang golek performance by children from the neighborhood, accompanied and accompanied by descendants of the late Pak Udjo. He once founded a music school for the street children here, which has now grown into a beautiful stage for the children in the neighborhood. At some point you play along, despite your musical illiteracy.

Favourite restaurant

Just like in other big cities, good food is not hard to find. My favorite is Dapoer Pandan Wangi. Order the fried perch Gurame Goreng, not available in the Netherlands, with Terong Raos as a vegetable: aubergines baked in dough. You will never regret it!

Cimahi

South of Bandung is the town of Cimahi. During the Japanese occupation, the current barracks served as Jappenkamp, ​​where my grandfather and father had been interned for several years. In Cimahi is also the honorary cemetery Leuwigajah.

Pangandaran

Pangandaran

Pangandaran has developed from a small fishing village into a popular seaside resort. Although the main income still consists of fishing, tourism now also employs a large part of the population.

The Green Canyon is highly recommended from Pangandaran. with a motorized boat you sail up the river to the rapids. The other attraction is the National Park Penanjung. You can make a 'jungle tour' where, in addition to monkeys, deer and other game, the smaller version of the Rafflesia Padma can also be seen.

A beautiful beach is the Pasir Putih, the white beach, which is mainly frequented by local tourists on weekends. If you are sunbathing here in a bikini or bathing suit, don't be surprised if you have a lot of attention. The Indonesian population is quite squeamish and often goes into the water fully clothed.

In Pangandaran we are happy to support the projects of the Meraih Bintang Foundation . You are cordially invited to take a look here.

Favourite restaurant

When you visit the Meraih Bintang foundation you will be invited for dinner at a local Javanese fish restaurant.

If you are looking for a nice restaurant at another time, Restaurant Relax our recommendation. It is located directly opposite the Nyiur Indah II hotel and serves both European and Indonesian dishes. They also have delicious bread!

Borobudur

Borobudur

The Borobudur is a famous temple complex built in the 9th century. It’s situated on a small hill near Yogyakarta and surrounded by other temples and volcanoes. The complex is 47 meters high and consists of nine stacked platforms. The platforms represent the Buddhist cosmos. On the top floors there are 72 small stupas, which are built around one large central stupa, which symbolizes Nirvana.

The Borobudur is best visited during sunrise. The Sarasvati Borobudur hotel is a 1.1 kilometer walk. There are several hotels and resorts within 10 minutes, of which both small scale Rumah Dharma I and II are our favorites. For the traveler with a well-filled wallet, the Plataran Borobudur resort & spa is the ultimate choice (not to be confused with the big brother Plataran Heritage hotel, which is mainly geared towards wealthy local tourists).

Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is the cultural center of Java, the soul of the island. It is also one of the nicest and most interesting cities in Indonesia. Partly because of the walled royal palace, Kraton, which is already a town in itself. You will find countless historical works of art and paintings. The gamelan is rehearsed daily in the morning hours, some days with dance and / or singing. The current sultan still lives on the palace complex.
The Water Palace, which can only be visited in the morning, is within walking distance.

For shopping you can visit the Marlioboro street with numerous stalls during the day and tasty food stalls in the evenings. Also visit the bird market Pasar Burung, one of the many batik galleries or go to the silver town of Kota Gede. In the evening you can attend a performance of the Ramayana ballet in the center.

Yogya surroundings

An hour from Yogyakarta is Borobudur, the world-famous Buddhist temple from the 8th and 9th centuries.
Closer is the Hindu temple Prambanan, where the Ramayana ballet is regularly performed.

Towards the coast is the town of Imogiri. Here is the final resting place of the rulers of Mataram, the Susuhunans of Surakarta, the sultans of Yogyakarta and other high Javanese nobles. The name comes from Sanskrit and means "Snow Mountain". You can decide to visit the sultans graves on the spot.

Especially on Sunday go to the beach of Parangtritis. You will be amazed how the locals enjoy the beach and get through the day taking selfies (preferably with you)!

Favourite restaurant

Yogyakarta has a lot of delicious restaurants, from murah (cheap) to mahal sekali (very expensive). The latter category includes Gadjah Wong , but the choice is huge and I believe I've never eaten such a tasty sambal goreng tempe Nice ambiance too!

If you are staying in the Prawirotaman district you should definitely visit Via Via a > for lunch pr dinner. Very nice atmosphere, not expensive and very tasty and you can find a lot of information about Yogya. They also give cooking classes.

The most authentic is to eat Nasi Gudeg at one of the lesehan (food stalls) at the Jalan Malioboro, a jackfruit stewed in coconut milk.
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