Java Tour

We do not currently have a trip scheduled for the island of Java.  If you are interested in scheduling a trip, please call 612-801-5827 for more information, pricing and scheduling.  The 10 day tour will run approximately $1700.

Java is the most populous island in the world housing a population of 135 million.  It is home to 60% of Indonesia’s population.  Jakarta, on the west end of the island is its capital.  Much of Indonesian history occurred on Java with powerful Hindu-Buddhist empires, Islamic sultanates and the core of the colonial Dutch East Indies.  The island contains 38 mountains forming an east west spine that are either currently active or dormant volcanoes.  Mt. Merapi in Central Java is the most active.   The fertile soil of the lush landscape in central Java is due to significant volcanic activity depositing ash on the island and providing nutrient rich soil for the teraced rice fields, coffee and tea plantations in the mountains and palm groves on the coastal plains of Java.

Central Java is known as the cultural heart and soul of Java having been the seat of the sultanates operating in courts of Jogyakarta and Surakarta since late 16th century.  Below are some of the experiences you will have on this tour.

  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prambanan Temple complex, an 8th century Hindu temple
  • Watch epic performance of the Ramayana Ballet under the moon and stars with a backdrop of the sacred Prambanan Temple
  • Visit Sonobudoyo Museum to see archeology and collections of artistic heritage including carved wooden masks, wayang (puppets), statues, textiles, weapons and gamelan instruments
  • visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Java Man excavations on the Solo river
  • Enjoy shopping in a traditional open market
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Borobudur, 8th century Buddhist temple

Activities listed below are a la carte and can be added.  Price of activities vary from $30 to $100 based on the activity.

  • Ride in a Becak (2 person cycle rickshaw)
  • Ride in an Andong (horse drawn carriage
  • Watch artisans craft beautiful silver jewelry
  • Take a tour of Mount Merapi, an active volcano near Jogjakarta
  • Take a day trip to the coast and some beautiful beaches
  • Go to the Kraton, the palace of the sultans
  • See Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet play)