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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Top West Java Trekking Program Mount Parang via Ferrata, Stone Garden, Mount Guntur to Papandayan Volcano

Mount Parang Via Ferrata
Mount Parang Via Ferrata
This West Java Program is a special trekking tour to visit amazing hidden places on West Java. The tour is a fully trip to nature. One of the highlight is the vertical climbing of Mount Parang via Ferrata. Mount Parang is also known as the "Indonesia Devil's Tower". Please read the itinerary carefully, contact us to get more information about this tour.
 
Day 1: Morning pick up at Bandung International Airport. Check in Hotel and Lunch, around at 13.00 we will drive to visit Gua Pawon and continue trekking to Stone Garden. Enjoying sunset at beautiful Karst area of Stone Garden. Back to Bandung for Dinner. 
Accomodation: Hotel in Bandung

Stone Garden
Stone Garden
Day 2: Please order Breakfast Box from your hotel, we will get up early morning at 5.00 am. Drive to Mt Parang around 2-3 hours. Snack and coffee break while hearing instruction from the Guide. After wearing all the safety gears, we will Climb Mt Parang via Ferrata up to 500m. Going down for Lunch then drive to ne mountain nearby the Mt. Lembu. The trekking to the top of Mt Lembu will need around 1,5 hours. We will have sunset at Mt Lembu as we get on the top. Back to Bandung. 
Accomodation: Hotel in Bandung

Day 3: Early morning get up at 03.30am, drive to Tebing Kraton Maribaya to see the sunrise. We will have a short trekk to the sunrise spot. After breakfast, drive to Tangkuban Perahu Volcano. Visit the active crater of Tangkuban Perahu and trekk down to the sulfuric spa. Optional activity on the afternoon, visit shopping places at the city. 
Accomodation: Hotel in Bandung

Tangkuban Perahu
Tangkuban Perahu Volcano
Day 4: Early morning checkout and drive at 05.00 to the southern of Bandung, to visit the beautiful Kawah Putih, White Crater. Transfer hours from Bandung to Kawah putih is around 3 hours. After lunch, drive to Cipanas Hot Spring resort, Garut, transfer time is around 3 hours. Late checking at 
hotel in Cipanas Mountain resort.
Accomodation: Hotel in Cipanas, Garut

Kawah Putih
White Crater
Day 5: Morning climb to the top of Mt Guntur. It will be 4 to 5 hours trekking. Make sure that you have good physical conditions because the trekk will be challenging. Lunch on the top of Mt Guntur. Back to the hotel on the afternoon. 
Accomodation: Hotel in Cipanas, Garut

Mount Guntur
Mount Guntur
Dead Forest Papandayan
Dead Forest Papandayan
Day 6: Start from the hotel at 05.00, Brakfast will be in box as we have to drive around 1,5 hours drive to Papandayan crater. First we will trek to Hutan Mati above the crater. And then descent down to the crater of Papandayan, exploring the active 1 km wide crater to see many volcanic activities such as mud bubles, fumarole, sulfur tube, etc. Simple lunch snack during the trekking. Drive back to Bandung, around 4-5 hours drive. 
Accomodation: Hotel in Bandung

Day 7: Airport Transfer, end of service.


Price
: Please contact Us: galihadventure@gmail.com

Included:
- All land transport MPV/Minibus, (Driver, Fuel, and Car)
-All National Park Permit and entrance fees
- English Speaking Trekking Guide
-Safety gears during the climbing on Mount Parang
-Hotels and Homestays

Not included:
-Meals Lunch and Dinner
-Travel to and from Indonesia
-Indonesia Visa (normal 30-day westerm tourist Visa cost currently 25 USD)
-Optional single room supplement
-Personal travel and health insurance
-Drinks and the meals on the free day
-Additional expenses such as tips, souvenirs, extra activities etc.
-Tips for local staffs

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. Headaches 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!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

East Java Volcano Program Semeru, Bromo, Raung, and Ijen Blue Fire


Semeru Eruption
Eruption of Semeru
Semeru, Bromo, Raung, Ijen Trekking Itinerary 

Day 1: Meeting point in Surabaya Airport, drive to Malang for about 3-4 hours, stay in a small homestay close to Bromo Semeru National Park.
Accomodation: Homestay, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Early morning breakfast continue by jeep ride to Ranupani village, the starting point of Semeru Climbing. Start to climb to camp to Kalimati (5-7 hrs/ + 2700 m asl ) Camp. Get rest after dinner, because we will start trekking for the summit attact at 12.00 am.
Accomodation: Camp, Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: at 12.00 ascend to the summit and possibility down to see its active crater and explosion (if condition allowing). Grade of climb will be very challenging (3-4 hrs) walk through gravels and sand. Descend to Kalimati, have breakfast then continue to the next camp at Ranukumbolo lake.
Accomodation: Camp, Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: After breakfast back to Ranupani, next transfer by jeep to Cemorolawang. Rest at hotel near the rim of Tengger Caldera. Free afternoon to enjoy Bromo Tengger Caldera.
Accomodation: Hotel, Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Get up early morning at 3.00 am, a jeep will take us to the sunrise spot. Enjoying one of the most beautiful volcanic landscape in Java. After sunsrise, drive down to visit Bromo crater. Back to the hotel and breakfast then drive to Sumberwaringin Village, the starting point for Raung Volcano. Will arrive on the afternoon.
Accomodation: Homestay, Breakfast lunch Dinner

Day 6: Early morning breakfast then start trekking. The walk will pass through coffee plantation and dense tropical forest. Arrive at the last basecamp nearby the summit on the afternoon. Get rest and relaxing, set up a camp.
Accomodation: Camp, Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Raung Volcano Crater
Raung Volcano Crater
Day 7: Wake up at 03.00 am, start summit attact. Enjoy the sunrise from the crater of Raung Volcano. Back to the basecamp to have simple breakfast. Descent to Sumberwaringin Village, after cleaning and lunch, drive to Ijen Caldera. Stay in a simple Guesthouse on the middle of a coffee Plantation area.
Accomodation: Guesthouse, Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Check out at 01.00, drive fot Ijen. At 02.00 start the hiking to witness the beautiful Ijen Crater Blue Fire. The trekking to the crater will take more or less 1,5 hours from the parking area. We have to be at the bottom of the crater before the light come at 05.00 to enjoy the blue fire. After the light come we will witness another beauty of the Ijen Crater, the green turquoise colored lake. Back to the parking area, to have simple breakfast, then we will take you to Bali Island. Less than 2 hours, we will be on the ferry to Bali, by lunch time you will be at the hotel in Pemuteran or Lovina.
Accomodation: Hotel, Breakfast Lunch Dinner 

Day 9
: Bali day tour to the southern part of Bali. Visit Ulun Danu Lake and Airport/Hotel Transfer, end of service
Accomodation: Breakfast

Price: Started from USD 650 per pax (10 people participants)

Included:

- All land transport MPV/Minibus, and Jeeps (Driver, Fuel, and Car)
-All National Park Permit and entrance fees
- English Speaking Trekking Guide
-Camping gears during the climbing
-Porters to carry logistics during the trekking 
-Meals Breakfast Lunch and Dinner only during the trekking for Semeru and Raung
-Hotels and Homestays

Not included:
 
-Meals Lunch and Dinner
-Travel to and from Indonesia
-Indonesia Visa (normal 30-day westerm tourist Visa cost currently 25 USD)
-Optional single room supplement
-Personal travel and health insurance
-Drinks and the meals on the free day
-Additional expenses such as tips, souvenirs, extra activities etc.
-Tips for local staffs

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!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Never Ending Highlight from Borobudur Sunrise drive to Bromo Sunrise and Ijen Blue Fire end at Bali

borobudur sunrise
Borobudur Sunrise
Itineary: 

Day 1 : Airport Pick Up, transfer to Borobudur Area. Afternoon walk to the rice field nearby Borobudur temple or visit a small hill to see sunset with the view of Borobudur temple from distance.
 
Day 2 : Get up early morning at 4.00 am, we will go to enjoy the sunrise from the top of Borobudur Temple. After the sunrise continue to explore Borobudur Temple. Back to the hotel before at 09.00 am for breakfast.
Check out then drive to the slope of Merapi Volcano. The program will be Biking from Merapi to Prambanan Temple. We will start biking from the village which was destroyed by the 2010 Merapi Volcano eruption, bike down to the Biggest Hindust temple via small village road. Around at 16.00 we will arrive at Prambanan Temple. I hope you have a very beautiful sunset here. At 18.00, we have to leave from the temple to catch the night train at 20.15. Dinner in the Train or at Train Station before the departure time.

Day 3 : Arrive in Malang at 3.50 early mornings, Our car is ready infront of the train station. From the city of Malang transfer to Tumpang, Malang, a small village closes to the Bromo Tengger National Park. We already prepare a room at a small guesthouse for you to take shower, and the to have nice breakfast here. The tour begins by a Jeep ride through the national park. This route is an unusual way to visit Bromo. We will enjoy the beautiful Lanscape of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The jeep will drop us at the closest point to the crater of Bromo, and bring our lugages to the hotel in Bromo. We will trekk to Bromo Crater and walk to the Hotel for check in and Lunch. Afternoon free program, explore the rim of the Tengger Caldera, enjoying sunset.

Day 4 : Early Morning jeep ride, at 3.30am, will take you to one of the most beautiful Volcanic Landscape in Java. The jeep will take you to enjoy the morning Sunrise at Bromo Penanjakan view point 2700m ASL. After the Sunrise explore the west part bottom of the caldera. Back to the Hotel for breakfast and check out. Drive to the south part of Semeru Volcano. On the afternoon, we will be at a small village located only 5 kilometers from the crater of Semeru. We will camp at the lava dam, and observe glowing rock falls at night. Dinner will be served at camp.

Day 5: In the morning, packing the tent, and then leave to the village for breakfast. Drive to Ijen Caldera around 6 hours. On the afternoon, We will arrive at a simple Homestay run by a State Coffee company. We will stay here only for quick rest or transit, because at 01.00 we have to check out then go to Paltuding, the starting point for Ijen trekking.

Day 6 : Check out at 01.00, drive for about 1 hour to the starting point of Ijen. At 02.00 start the hiking to withness the beautiful Ijen Crater Blue Fire. The trekking to the crater will take more or less 1,5 hours from the parking area. We have to be at the bottom of the crater before the light come at 05.00 to enjoy the blue fire. After the light come we will withness another beauty of the Ijen Crater, the green turquoise colored lake. Back to the parking area, to have simple breakfast, then we will take you to Bali Island. Less than 2 hours, we will be on the ferry to Bali, by lunch time you will be at the hotel in Pemuteran.

Day 7: Transfer to Bali Airport or Hotel in Bali. End of Service.

Contact Us for pricing! galihadventure@gmail.com

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.