Heritage of Java package allows you to discover the historical heartland of Indonesia, linking each of the major heritage hotspots that tell Java’s story. Embark on a tactile and evocative journey back through the ages in the footsteps of sultans, pirates, and pilgrims – from the capital city Jakarta to Surabaya in the East of Java
Day 1 Arrival Jakarta (Rijsttafel dinner)
Meet your assigned guide upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, then direct transfer to your hotel; a beautifully restored historic landmark building and a former Dutch Telecommunications office dating back to 1923. Check-in then spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, transfer for a special dining experience Rijsttafel using a chauffeured vehicle. Drop off at the hotel afterwards.
Overnight at Hermitage Hotel Jakarta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Day 2 Jakarta – Bogor – Lembang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at the hotel then check out. Pick-up at your hotel lobby at 08:30 AM for a tour of Old Jakarta (Batavia). Drive towards Old Town of Batavia with a photo stop at the iconic National Monument. Visit Fatahillah Square and Sunda Kelapa Harbour for insights about Old Batavia. The journey continues to Bogor city with a visit to Kebun Raya Bogor (Bogor Botanical Garden). Lunch is served at a local restaurant located inside the garden. In the afternoon, drive towards Bandung via the highway with final destination in Lembang. Check in at a resort and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Overnight at Adarapura Resort & Spa Lembang
Day 3 Bandung Highlands & City Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at the hotel then check out. Today’s excursion takes you to the active volcanic mountain of Tangkuban Perahu and Kawah Domas. Afterwards, drive to the iconic neoclassic-style government office built in 1920s Gedung Sate for a photo stop. Lunch is served en route at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, observe an angklung performance by an orchestra of children at Saung Angklung Udjo and learn how to play this traditional bamboo musical instrument. Check-in at a hotel in the city center and spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight at Prama Grand Preanger Bandung
Day 4 Bandung to Yogyakarta by train (Breakfast, Lunch)
Early breakfast served at the hotel. Check out and drive to the train station to continue your journey to the countryside in the centre of Java. Embark on a scenic 8-hour train ride in a fully air-conditioned compartment, with light lunch served onboard. Arrive in Yogyakarta, transfer directly to Prambanan Temple, built in the 9th century AD. Afterwards, drive to a hotel located in the city centre. Check-in and the evening is at leisure.
Overnight at The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta, MGallery by Sofitel
Day 5 Yogyakarta City Tour – Magelang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast at the restaurant then embark on an excursion to unfold the history and culture of the city. Visit the 18th-century Keraton Sultanate’s palace and the former royal garden of the Sultanate Tamansari Water Castle. Proceed to visit a Batik Workshop to observe the making process and to try making your own piece of batik. Authentic Javanese cuisine for lunch will be served at one of the best restaurants in the city. In the afternoon, visit the center of silversmith Kotagede, then it is a 1-hour drive to Magelang regency. Check-in and the remainder of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel
Day 6 Borobudur Sunrise & Candirejo – Transfer to Solo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Wake up before the break of dawn and transfer to the biggest Buddhist monument in the world, Borobudur. Surrounding the mother stupa, the top deck is the best spot to catch the sunrise promising a breathtaking panoramic view of the surroundings on a clear day. A village tour of Candirejo on a a delman or andong horse carriage will provide insights of local customs and traditions, art and handicrafts, agricultural system of intercropping. In the afternoon, drive to Surakarta or also known as the city of Solo. Arrive approximately 3 hours later, transfer for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drop-off at a heritage hotel located in the city center.
Overnight at The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo Mgallery by Sofitel
Day 7 Solo – Karanganyar – Solo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast then check out from the hotel. Pick up at the hotel lobby at 08:00hrs for a journey to discover the unique and controversial temples in Karanganyar regency. The scenic drive passing through tea plantation in Kemuning gets you to Candi Sukuh similar to the Inca’s pyramid in Peru and Candi Cetho temple complex. Javanese cuisine for lunch is served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, drive towards House Of Danar Hadi in the city center to discover the beauty and the long history of batik. Return to hotel and afternoon at your own leisure.
Overnight at The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo MGallery by Sofitel
Day 8 Solo – Mojokerto by train – Bromo (Tosari) (Breakfast, Lunch)
Check out early morning with breakfast packed in box. Transfer to the train station for a 3-hour scenic train ride towards Mojokerto. Arrive in Mojokerto, directly transfer to Tosari. Arrive approximately 3 hours later, check in at a hotel in Tosari and afternoon at your own leisure.
Overnight at Bromo Cottage Tosari
Day 9 Bromo Sunrise – Surabaya (Breakfast, Lunch)
Wake up when it is still dark for a journey to catch the majestic view of sunrise at Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Depart from your hotel at 04:00hrs on a 4WD vehicle (jeep) and make your way to Penanjakan Viewpoint. Afterwards, your 4WD vehicle will take you closer to Mount Bromo.
Arrive at the parking area, a pony ride gets you to the foot of Mount Bromo. Hike up to the rim of the crater (253-stone steps) for an amzing view of the crater. Drive pass Pasir Berbisik to return to the hotel for breakfast. Check out and continue your journey to Surabaya. Visit House of Sampoerna to discover the success story of Indonesia’s cigarette brand where hundreds of women handroll cigarettes at a speed of more than 325 cigarettes per hour. Lunch served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, drop off at a historic hotel in Surabaya for afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Majapahit Hotel Surabaya
Day 10 Departure Surabaya (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the designated time, pick up at the hotel lobby then transfer to Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport for your onward flight to next destination.