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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bali Photography Tours To The Iconic Places Of Bali

Trunyan Graveyard
Trunyan Graveyard

This is special a tour package to visit and photographing the Icons of Bali. The timing for this tour is perfectly set to make good photo. Please check the rundown of the tour below.

Day 1: Airport pick up, transfer to the Hotel in Denpasar or Ubud.
Day 2: Start early morning, we will drive to the north side of Bali to see the sunrise at Beratan Lake, the very iconic Ulun Danu Temple. The tour continue to visit Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. On the afternoon, we will drive to Tanah Lot Temple, photographing the temple at sunset time. Drive to the hotel in Ubud. 
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan
Pura Tanah Lot
Pura Tanah Lot
Day 3: Early morning start, we will have a photo excursion to a beautiful rice field terrace at Tegalalang, one of the scene in Julia Robert's movie "Eat Pray Love". The tour continue to visit Pura Gunung Kawi, a unique Temple carved on the cliff wall. After lunch, we will visit Tirta Empul, where Bali people do self purification. Back to hotel. 
 Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Rice Terrace Tegalalang
Tirta Empul
Tirta Empul
Pura Gunung Kawi
Pura Gunung Kawi
Day 4: After breakfast at the Hotel, drive to the north, we will visit a galery where many local artists make Wooden Statues at Mass Village. We will also visit a village where the people specially make wooden statue of "Garuda Wisnu Kencana", hope we can make photograph of some local artist building the statue. On the afternoon, we will arrive at Batur Caldera, Kintamani. We will stay at the hotel on the rim of the caldera. Enjoying a beautiful sunset from the Caldera of Batur.
Statue of "Garuda Wisnu Kencana"
Statue of "Garuda Wisnu Kencana" 
Day 5: In the Morning we will drive to the lake, take a boat, we will go the Trunyan graveyard, to visit the unique cemetery in Bali. Back to the hotel, checking out. On the afternoon, we will arrive in Sidemen Village.
Batur Volcano
Batur Volcano 
Day 6: Early morning Trekking to the rice field of Sidemen. Drive to the west part of Bali to visit traditional village Bali Aga. After Lunch, we will drive to the south part of Bali visiting a beautiful temple located on the top of a cliff, called Pura Luhur Uluwatu. We will have a sunset here. Drive to the hotel in Jimbaran / Kuta.
Pura Uluwatu
Pura Uluwatu 
Day 7: Airport / Hotel tranfer. End of Service. 

Price for this Special Tour please Contact Us.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Kawah Wurung, The Hidden Paradise Inside Ijen Caldera

Kawah Wurung
This is a special spot inside Ijen Caldera which is still hidden. It is not as popular as Ijen Crater, but its unique landscape surely will amaze you. "Kawah" mean crater and "Wurung" mean cancel, so kawah wurung literary mean "The Canceled Crater". Actually, Kawah Wurung was a real active volcanic crater. The area of Kawah Wurung consist of several extinct volcanic cones. This complex of small craters located on the flank between Raung Volcano and Ijen Crater
Kawah Wurung Ijen

Wurung Crater
On the way down from Ijen Crater to the parking areas, we can see this complex of small volcanic craters like a group of volcanic cones covered with greenish-brown prairie. From the top rim of Kawah Wurung, we can see the complete view of 16 km diameter of Ijen Caldera. Trekking around the crater is a nice activity to do. Best time to visit this crater is on the early morning, when the sky is still blue.   
Wurung
Most travel agents will direct the client directly to Ijen Crater. So if you want to visit this beautiful place, you have to arrange the tour to include Kawah Wurung as your stopping point. Contact Us, Javaecotravel.com, to get the best tour to explore Ijen Caldera.   

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Rinjani Summit and Lake 2 Nights / 3 Days

Rinjani Climbing

Rinjani Summit and Lake

Day 1: Airport Pick up, drive to Sembalun village, stay in a Homestay nearby the basecamp.
Day 2: Early Morning start for the trekking to Plawangan Sembalun. The trekkking will be around 7 to 9 hours. We will arrive on the afternoon at Plawangan Sembalun Basecamp.
Day 3: Get up very early at 01.00 am, we will do the Summit attack. You will see a beautiful sunrise from the top of Rinjani. After the sunrise, back to Plawangan Sembalun basecamp, pack and walk down to the lake. We will have one night camping at the Lake. On the afternoon, you may enjoy Natural hot water shower nearby the lake.
Day 4: Early morning packing , we will walk to Plawangan Senaru basecamp, it will be around 3 to 5 hours. After Lunch, trekk down trekk down to Senaru Basecamp..drive to Hotel at Senggigi/Mataram.

Price per pax : Contact Us!

Price above Included:
- Accommodations ( Hotel / Homestay at Sembalun)
- Mount Rinjani Entrance fee
- Licensed and experience: Guide and Porters "Educated from search and rescue"
- Tent, Sleeping Bag, mattress, pillow, Toilet tent
- Meals and drinks during the trek
- Safety luggage storage      
- First Aid    
- Pickup Service from Airport to Sembalun, and Transport to Senggigi
- Donation for Rinjani Clean Up

Price above excluded:
- All meals except those indicates in trekking program
- Porterage fee for personal bag pack / luggage
- Tipping & gratuities to guide & porter
- Personal travel insurance, pre - trip medical immunizations
- All expenses of a personal nature

Facilities:
1. Equipment :
 Big tent for 2 people, sleeping bag, 3cm sponge mattress, toilet tent, pillow, cooking utensil

2. Meals
  - Fruits   : banana and pineapple, orange, apple.
  - Drink     : Drinking water during the trekking, Pulpy orange, soft drink, coffee and tea
  - Snack     : Wafer, biscuit, Tim Tam, gabin.

Corn flake and Milk before the Summit Attack

Breakfast: Toast + scrambles Egg + sosis, Pancake, Egg sandwich, Fruits Salad

Lunch : Beef Sandwich + fried potatoes, Spaghetti, Fried or Soup noodle +  egg, Fruits Salad

Dinner: Steam Rice with chicken Curry, Steam Rice with Gado – Gado + Tofu + Boiled Egg + Boiled potatoes, Steam Rice with vegetable + mushroom soup + Fried Chicken, Steam rice with cap cay + fried Egg, Fruits salad


What to bring:
1. Suitable walking shoes / warm clothing / wind breaker / rain coat
2. Waterproof light bagpack to cary your personal things
3. Gloves / extra socks / Small towel / hat / wet tissue
4. High energy food (chocolates, nuts, raisins)
5. Headache tablets / lip gloss / deep heat lotion ( Sunblock)/ plasters
6. Torch light / walking stick /
7. 2 or 3 T-shirt / long trouser / short / swim cloth
8. Your Good Mood!


Monday, August 29, 2016

Tour Bromo Ijen drop Bali (2 N / 3 D)

tour bromo
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Bromo Ijen Tour (2N/3D) Itinerary:

Day 1: Pick up at Juanda International Airport Surabaya, we will drive directly to the hotel in Bromo area. The transfer from Surabaya to Bromo is more or less 4 hours drive. On the afternoon, we will take you for an afternoon walk around the caldera rim. After warm nice dinner, We will go to a spot where you can see the milky-ways (depend on the weather).

Day 2: Early morning wake up call at 2.45 am, the famous Bromo jeep will take us to the Penanjakan view point to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and Tengger Caldera landscape from 2700 meters above the sea level. After the sunrise, we will go down to the caldera to visit Bromo Crater. At 8.00 am, back to the hotel for breakfast and packing. Get ready at 9.30, check out and continue the tour to the hotel nearby Ijen Crater. The drive to the hotel nearby Kawah Ijen is around 7 hours.

Day 3: Another very early morning wake up at 01.00 am, we will directly checking out from the Hotel, and then drive to Paltuding where the trekking for Ijen start. The purpose to get up early is to see the unique natural phenomena from Ijen, the Blue Fire. We will get to the parking area around at 2.00 am. The trekking to the rim of Ijen Crater will be around 1,5 hours, so at 3.30 am we will already at the rim crater. Wait until the light of sun coming, and you will see a beautiful landscape of Ijen Crater. After finish enjoying the Ijen Crater, we will back to the parking area to have our breakfast box from the hotel. The drive to the harbor of Java Bali is around 2 hours, we will take you to your hotel in Bali. End of Service.

The Price: IDR 3.800.000,- per pax (Min. 2 pax), contact us for participant more than 3 pax (it will be much cheaper) 

Inlcluded:
- English Speaking Photograpy Volcano Guide
- Good Air conditioned MPV car
- Transfer to a Hotel in Bali 
- Hotel in Bromo and Ijen
- Mineral Waters
- Entrance tickets for all objects

This itinerary is customize-able. The price is also negotiable depend on your hotel budget. Feel free to contact us, get the best itinerary that suit to your expected perfect holiday in Indonesia.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Tour To Kawah Ijen Visiting the Largest Acid Lake and Witnessing The Blue Fire

Ijen crater
Ijen Crater
Kawah Ijen is one of the most visited volcano in the world. It is an active volcano which produces tons of sulfur everyday. The landscape of this volcano is very beautiful. Natural phenomena such green turquoise colored lake, and the blue fire that comes out from the fumarol are attracting many people to witness them directly with bare eyes. Kawah Ijen is also well-known as the largest acid lake in the world. Therefore, visiting this volcano for many world travelers are one of most important thing to do.  


Javaecotravel has some tour programs which combine Bromo and Kawah Ijen. The tour may start from Jogjakarta, Bali, or Surabaya. The length of the tour can be customized depending on your request. For those who like photography, Javaecotravel will make a special photography tour so the clients are able to make many good photos. Please contact us to make a special tour program for Kawah Ijen.   

Please check our itinerary sample for Kawah Ijen Tour:



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Borobudur Sunrise

borobudur sunrise
Borobudur Sunrise is one of the best thing to do to enjoy the magnificent of the 8 century ancient building. You will be amazed by the combination of Buddha image, the burning sky, and the active Merapi volcano on one frame of your photo. To do this tour means scarifying your hotel warm blanket in the cold morning. You have to get up at 3.00 am, boxed your nice breakfast or skipped it. Make sure that your camera battery was fully charged on the afternoon.      
borobudur and the volcano
Sometimes the weather was disappointing, no sun and cloudy, but once you got a perfect sunrise in Borobudur you will never forget it. Some people tried several times to get a perfect sunrise here. Some were just very lucky, first time visit and the sunrise was perfect. But, even though there is no sunrise, you will still witness the magnificent ancient architecture and art work of Borobudur Temple.        
sunrise borobudur

stupa

sunrise at borobudur
The ticket for Borobudur Sunrise is quite expensive. The visitor who wanted to enter the temple before sunrise time has to pay IDR 400.000,-. The regular ticket entrance is IDR 260.000,-. The best time to do this tour is during the dry season, start from July until mid of November. If you join our Borobudur Sunrise trip, we will make sure that you come at the right time and get the best place to enjoy or photographing the sunrise from the top of Borobudur temple. Please contact us, to get the best tour service in Java.    

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Papandayan Volcano, West Java

Papandayan Crater
Papandayan Volcano is located on the southern part of West Java. It is is very easy to get to the crater spot, just need around 30 minutes walking from the parking area. The shape of the crater is a unique Horse Shoe shape caused by the vertical eruption on 1772. Papandayan crater offers you beautiful volcanic activities such as hot steams, fumarols, hot mud pools, noisy crater, sulfurs spike and crystals, and death trees burned by the recent eruption on 2002. For photography tours, Papandayan volcano will give you a bunch of colorful volcanic activity images. 
Papandayan

volcano

Papandayan West Java

Sulfur Spike

visit papandayan

papandayan lava-dome

sulfur crystal
The tour to Papandayan volcano can be combined with Jakarta city tours, or visiting Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Bandung. Contact us to get the best tour program to visit Papandayan.   

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Exotic Sukuh Temple

Sukuh Temple
Sukuh Temple
It was built at the dusk of the biggest Hindus kingdom in Indonesia. The era of a hegemony transition between Hinduism and Muslim religion in Java. The structure of the temple is deviated from the main pattern. Reliefs and statues are simply created as 'not proportional' reality, can be said cartoon like characters. This unique temple is known as Sukuh Temple. Located on the slope of the holy Mount Lawu. According to the legend, the last Hindus Emperor, Brawijaya V mokswa* on the top of this holy mountain. 
Penis and Vagina on Sukuh Temple
Lingga and Yoni
The temple was made as a place to purify the sin or foul. It can be seen from the two different stories found as a story panels at the temple. First group relief tell about Sudamala Story. It tells about the struggle of Dewi Uma to release her body from the curse. Another group of relief tell about the story of Garudaeya who wanted to free his mother Dewi Winata from slavery. The main entrance, the gate, is consider as the place to purify the body and soul. As the pilgrimages entering the gate, they will cross the holy Lingga and Yoni relief (as the symbol of the birth of life) at the entrance floor, and  then they will be reborn, all the sins will be purified.   
Pictorial Date on Sukuh Temple
The Entrance Gate of Sukuh Temple
Ganesha and The Keris maker in Sukuh Temple
Ganesha and the Keris Maker
Another unique things from this temple is the dating method used by the architect of the temple on the 15 century. The reliefs found in front of the gate and at the exit behind are showing the era when the temple was built. This dating method called as "Sengkalan Memet" in Javanese culture. Every character and act done by the character have a number. From the relief of the gate can be translated into "Giant Gate Eating Child" or in Javanese languange "Gapura Buta Mangan Wong", Gate = 9, Giant= 5, Eating=3, and child or human = 1, Read the date in reverse become 1359 saka or if we convert to the international date is 1437 After Christ.

Sukuh Temple is one of cultural places in Central Java where people can learn a lot about the old culture of Java. There are still many undiscovered knowledge and interesting facts hidden in this small complex of temple. Please contact us Javaecotravel to arrange tour to Sukuh Temple. 

*Mokswa, Moksa (Sanskrit : moksha ) is a concept of body and soul transition in the Hinduism and Buddhism. It means to free the body and the soul at once. Its a freedom from earthly ties and also rounds off the reincarnation cycle.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Cheap Tour Transport Jogjakarta

prambanan temple
Prambanan Temple
Javaecotravel offers you a very affordable transport to visit many beautiful place in Jogjakarta and around. We will transport you by non air-conditioned cars or motorbike, who need good car if you want to feel the real atmosphere of Java. We will drive through alternative roads, enjoying the farm land, and fresh air of the village roads. 

Fun Transport to Borobudur IDR 250.000,-
Fun Transport to Prambanan IDR 200.000,-
Fun Transport to Borobudur and Prambanan IDR 300.000,-
Fun Transport to Explore Jogja Ancient sites and The Prambanan IDR 300.000,-
Fun Transport to Explore The South Sea of Jogjakarta IDR 300.000,-
Others destinations can be arranged please Contact Us

Note: The tours Start and Back to Jogjakarta, participant maximum 4 pax

Included:
Car and fuel
English Speaking Guide Driver

Excluded:
Entrance Tickets (International guest Borobudur +/- USD 22, Prambanan +/- USD 21)


Please check our Tours by Motorbike here:
Jogja Motorbike Tours


Friday, March 11, 2016

Sunset at Barong Temple, Jogjakarta

Barong Temple
Sunset at Barong Temple, Jogjakarta
Another beautiful place in Jogjakarta is waiting for your visit. It is an ancient religious site from the 9 century. It is a Hindus sanctuary, called as "Barong Temple". The tour to this temple can be included to our special tour "Exploring The Hidden Ancient Sites in Central Java" or you can arrange  a special tour to enjoy the sunset at this temple. 
Sunset at Barong Temple
Barong Temple
Barong Temple is dedicated to Vishnu and The Goddess of Rice, "Dewi Sri". This temple is located on the top of Batur Agung Hill, on the south-east of the famous Boko Temple. The temple is facing the west. Therefore, it is a perfect location to enjoy the sunset.