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Hidden highlights of Java

18 days from £4,900pp

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Tour highlights

  • The 8th century Buddhist relic of Borobudur.

  • Dutch colonial architecture and cafés 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.

18 days from £4,900pp

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Day at Leisure.

  • Day at Leisure.

  • Day at Leisure.

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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Surabaya
 
Mount Bromo
 
Ijen National Park
 

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