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Hidden highlights of Java

18 days from €5,960pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • The 8th century Buddhist relic of Borobudur.

  • Dutch colonial architecture and cafes in Jakarta.

  • Prambanan's vast temple site of 244 Hindu temples.

  • A visit to Java's true hidden gem - Kura Kura Resort on the Karimunjawa Archipelago.

  • The iconic site of Mount Bromo volcano at sunrise.

  • Ijen Plateau's plantations, sulphur lake and colourful villages.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Jakarta
  • Yogyakarta
  • Semarang
  • Pulau Menyawakan
  • Semarang
  • Surabaya
  • Mount Bromo
  • Ijen National Park
  • Ketapang Harbour
  • Kerambitan

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Jakarta.

Day 2 Jakarta


You will be met on arrival in Jakarta by your guide, who will transfer you to your hotel.

Day 3 Jakarta


Get a taste of Jakarta, one of the largest cities in the world, with a half day city tour with a local guide.

Day 4 Yogyakarta

Jakarta , Yogyakarta

Today you head back to the airport for your flight to Yogyakarta, look out for the famous Mount Merapi on your way into land. When you arrive you will be met at the airport by your guide and driver and will head straight to the temple district of Prambanan. After your tour you will head to Phoenix Hotel where you will spend the next three nights.

Day 5 Yogyakarta


Rise early for a sunrise trip to Borobudur - sure to be a highlight of your time away. Settle down on the ancient relic and soak up the atmosphere of this remarkable site, built in the 8th century and only rediscovered in 1814. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 Yogyakarta


Take a guided tour of Jogja today, visiting the Sultan's Palace and learning about the history of Java's most traditional regency.

Day 7 Pulau Menyawakan

Yogyakarta , Semarang , Pulau Menyawakan

It's time for your relaxation part of your Hidden Java trip - you'll head to the coastal town of Semarang where you catch your flight aircraft over to Kura Kura Resort. Enjoy this island paradise for the next four luxurious nights.

Day 8 Pulau Menyawakan

Pulau Menyawakan

Day at Leisure.

Day 9 Pulau Menyawakan

Pulau Menyawakan

Day at Leisure.

Day 10 Pulau Menyawakan

Pulau Menyawakan

Day at Leisure.

Day 11 Semarang

Pulau Menyawakan , Semarang

Today you'll head back to Java where you will enjoy an overnight stop in Semarang before heading East tomorrow.


Day 12 Surabaya

Semarang , Surabaya

Enjoy the sights and scenes of Semarang today with a city tour before your afternoon train to Surabaya. When you arrive in Surabaya you will be met at the train station and taken to your hotel, enjoy a Chinese meal in the restaurant at the Majapahit: it's highly recommended.

Day 13 Mount Bromo

Surabaya , Mount Bromo

Head to Surabaya's Spice markets this morning during your tour of the city before heading to the cooler climates of Mount Bromo. Enjoy the scenic views en route and why not stop for lunch along the way - your guide will suggest some local places to stop (usually a simple service station).

Day 14 Ijen National Park

Mount Bromo , Ijen National Park

Rise early to see one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia - sunrise over Mount Bromo. You will then take the train across eastern Java to the furthest tip of the island where you will spend a couple of days exploring Ijen National Park.

Day 15 Ijen National Park

Ijen National Park

Trek up Mount Ijen and see the sulphur lakes before then visiting the fishing villages and plantations that are scattered around the area.

Day 16 Kerambitan

Ijen National Park , Ketapang Harbour , Kerambitan

Today you will cross over to Bali and take a journey down to Kerambitan for your last evening.


Day 17 International return flight

Kerambitan , International return flight

Relax this morning at your hotel, before you travel south to the airport in time for your flight home.

Day 18 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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