Java Overland Tour, an exploration of the culture and nature highlight of Java island. Java island has the oldest trace of human being from prehistory up to the development of human real culture. Java overland tour is one of the most richest tour in terms of culture and social life. At least there are 3 distinct cultures that can be seen as the contrast on the island of Java. One is the traditional and modern life of people in bigger cities of Java such as Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Surabaya. Among those cities at least one historical place that form the present society can also be seen. As an ethnic group Java island based on language can be grouped into 2 large part, one is the Sunda people which is inhabit west part of Java island currently includes Banten province, original population of Jakarta, and the province of West Java with the capital city of Bandung.
Second ethnic group is the Javanese with the center of cultural history in Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta in the past was the center of Javanese kingdom, from Hindu era until Muslim era of today. Those two ethnic group speak different language which is a distinct dialect for each. The Sunda speak Sundanese, and the Javanese speak Javanese. Historically the language of Javanese more closer to Balinese language compared to Sundanese, although in some aspect of their lexicon all Sundanese, Javanese and Balinese have the same root. But this type of language that having the same lexicon got the influence from Malay and Sanskrit, and today this type of language style is not used in daily communication anymore, but can still be studied from manuscripts.
Although Yogyakarta was shaken by earth quake on 27 May 2006 but all places of interests are not damaged, except the home industry of pottery in Kasongan village near Bantul. Some hotels are opnamed to check it's condition after the quake, such as Jayakarta Hotel, Ibis Malioboro, Melia Purosani, and other hotels aslong the road of Jalan Malioboro. Other hotels in Yoayakarta are not affected. Candi Prambanan is still proudly standing, although some of the stupas were fall down. Today it is already recovered as it was the first renovation by reconstruction.
Day 01 ARRIVAL
Arrival bay Thai or Malaysian Air in the morning Meeting service direct Jakarta’s Old Batavia town tour visiting fisherman village, Old China Town, traditional Sunda Kelapa Port with hundreds of phinisi boat, and Museum of Fatahillah the founder of Jakarta city. Lunch will be served at local restaurant, Ancol recreation park, and last at the National Monument, the land mark of Jakarta in 1950s. Dinner will be served at local restaurant and drop back at hotel for rest.
Day 02 JAKARTA – BANDUNG
Check-out hotel, depart for Bandung with en-route visiting Taman Mini Indonesia Indah ( Beautiful Indonesia in miniature ). Bogor Botanical garden, Puncak Pass, and Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Continue drive to Cipanas, stop to enjoy the resort then continue to visit tea plantation. Drive to Bandung and visit Cibaduyut shoe craft. Dinner at local restaurant, then drop at hotel for rest.
Day 03 BANDUNG – JOGYAKARTA
Depart for Tangkuban Perahu mountain resort and Ciater hotspring. Lunch will be served at local restaurant, then back to Bandung visit Cihampelas shopping center famous for the production of jeans, toko tiga , exploring at Asia-Africa street with visit Asia Africa museum, remainder of the foundation of Non Alignment Countries Movement first initiated. Dinner will be served at local restaurant, then drop to train station for Jogyakarta. Tour guide will escort the group up to Jogyakarta city. Upon arrival in Jogyakarta meeting service and drop at hotel for rest.
Day 4 JOGYAKARTA
Depart for Borobudur Buddhist temple and other 2 smaller temples of Mendut and Pawon. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Continue visiting Batik factory and museum and Sultan palace of Jogyakarta. Dinner will be served at local restaurant, continue to visit Ramayana Ballet at Pura Wisata before drop back at hotel for rest.
Day 05 JOGYAKARTA - SOLO
Depart for Solo with en-route visiting the biggest shopping center of Jogyakarta that is Malioboro, and Prambanan temple. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Drive 60 kms to Solo and visit unique traditional market of Solo named Klewer, and visit the palace of Kasunanan Solo ( the sibling palace of Jogya ). Dinner will be served at local restaurant before drop at hotel for rest.
Day 06 SOLO - BROMO
Depart for Bromo area through Malang city a drive almost 6 hours around 350 kms through various sights of Java cities, towns, villages and nature. Malang is the second biggest city of East Java after Surabaya. On the way visit Batu the popular resort of residents of big cities in East Java during holiday. Lunch will be served at local restaurant then continue drive to Bromo. Dinner and overnight at hotel near Bromo.
Day 7 BROMO – DENPASAR
Early wake up at 04.30 for hiking Mt Bromo by 4 wheel and horse riding to enjoy beautiful and eery sunset on the top of the caldera. Return back down to have breakfast then drive to Ketapang ferry port for travelling to Bali or Surabaya airport for next flight.
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Hotels are rich within Jakarta from cheap to luxury five star hotels are available in almost all parts of the city including hotels which are located close to the international airport of Cengkareng. For travellers who has not good flight connection can use some hotels available near airport.
National monument is the symbol of the independence standing proudly in the center of the city. See the city from the top See more
Sunda Kelapa is ancient port which is still well preserved with now special port for phinisi tradisional ships. This reminds us about the sea trade in the course of early Christian Era See more
Old Batavia town is the oldest area of the city founded in the year of 1700 by Dutch VOC preserving the European middle and modern age architectures See more
Shopping Paradise ! Jakarta city is well known for its' shopping travel. Giant shopping centers such as Mangga Dua and Tanah Abang are among the most famous places, besides cheap prices, also variation of goods and services available both retails and groceries are among the most complete.
See general map of Jakarta city with complete information on the places of interest indicated on the map within government administrative border.
Hotel Reservation in all areas of Jakara city starting from budget hotels Central Jakarta - South Jakarta - North Jakarta - West Jakarta - Jakarta Airport. Within the administration of greater Jakarta city are known many areas with its' specific character of location, type of business, certain trend of development, history, and level of advancement. One can find what is the area and hotel factility on those areas such as Ancol, China Town, Mangga Dua, Kemang and others. Short description of these areas with travel facilities can be seen here
Exploring historic part or modern life style of Jakarta city, one can now choose some type of packages which are the most efficient way or relaxing manner if time more permitting. Starting from only hiring a vehicle with driver up to fully organized all inclusive tour packages.
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