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Yogyakarta & Bromo Tour – Culture & Nature Expedition Duration: 5D-4N Blackout Dates: 3 – 7 July 2016 (Idul Fitri) Get ready to fall in love with Java as you explore the beautiful heritage of Yogyakarta city and the magnificence of Mount Bromo! We wrapped up just the a perfect combination of culture and nature excursion to renowned World heritage of Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Dieng Plateau and Mount Bromo. Definitely a must-see trip! DAY 1: WELCOME TO YOGYAKARTA Yogyakarta/ Solo Airport – Hotel Upon arrival at the airport, our guide will welcome and escort you to the hotel. Relax in the hotel or take the time to explore the city on your own – it’s your free time! We recommend checking out Jalan Malioboro, a popular and vibrant shopping street where you can find and bountiful collection of batik, souvenirs, antique goods as well as local food experience. DAY 2: CULTURAL EXCURSION Sultan Palace (Kraton) – Taman Sari Water Castle – Traditional Market – Batik & Silverware Home Industry - Prambanan Temple After the breakfast, we’ll start your day with a cultural excursion to Sultan/ King’s Palace (Kraton) and the ruins of Taman Sari Water castle. Then experience the lively trade in the traditional market and inspiring visit to see the city’s renowned production of Batik and silver carvings. In the afternoon, visit the famous Prambanan Temple - UNESCO World Heritage site that is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, or as the locals also call it "Loro Jonggrang" (slim lady). Immerse yourself in the story of Ramayana legend as you trace the beautiful relics of Prambanan. Return to the hotel, and enjoy your free evening time. Optionally, you can opt for special buffet dinner accompanied by traditional dance entertainment from the historic Ramayana legend DAY 3: WORLD HERITAGE DISCOVERY: BOROBUDUR TEMPLE Candi Mendut – Candi Pawon – Borobudur Temple – Dieng Plateau – Menjer Lake After breakfast, be prepared to enjoy one of the World Heritage Treasures – Borobudur Temple! We’ll take you on a cultural sight-seeing feast starting from Candi Mendut & Candi Pawon Temple all the way to the captivating Borobudur Temple. Take a walk around the compound and get lost in the breath-taking view of the monuments. Next we’ll travel along beautiful paddy fields on a serpentine road to the mountain landscape of central Java. You will arrive at the mystic Dieng Plateau, which translated as “residence of heaven” at the high of 2.600m. This area is one of the most active volcano areas in Indonesia, rich with history and ancient temple! We’ll then wind down at Menjer Lake and pass by tea estates on the way back to hotel. DAY 4: EN ROUTE TO MT. BROMO Yogyakarta – Railway Station to Jombang – Mt. Bromo After an early breakfast, check-out from hotel and we’ll be on our way to East Java, Jombang using the train (3.5 hours). Sit back and feast your eyes on the vast ever-changing landscape of Java, passing through volcanoes and plantations. Upon arrival in Jombang, you will be transferred from rail station to your hotel in Mt. Bromo (transfer time around 3h). DAY 5: MOUNTAIN DAY OUT! Tosari – Mt. Penanjakan – Mt. Bromo – Surabaya Rise and shine early today (around 4am), your tour will start on a jeep ride to reach the panorama platform of the Mt. Penanjakan (2.770 m). Only from this platform you can experience the magnificence of Mt. Batok (2.440 m), the active volcanoes of Mt. Bromo (2.393 m) and Mt. Mahameru (3.676 m), topped with the spectacular sunrise view, which is the absolute highlight of this tour. (For the last part of the road you will use ponies) Afterwards return to the hotel for breakfast and return to Surabaya for your flight departure.