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Arrival & meeting in Jakarta
Arrival in Jakarta, transfer to downtown hotel and group dinner.
Acc.: good mid-class hotel in Jakarta (D)
Jakarta - transfer to the West coast
Transfer to Carita on W coast, visit of the Krakatoa volcano observatory, preparation of the expedition to Krakatau, swimming/ relaxation on beach.
Acc.: comfortable hotel / bungalows on beach (B, L, D)
Sail to Krakatau volcano
Boat trip to Krakatoa, camp on beach on Anak Krakatoa or neighboring island, climb Anak Kraktau (if conditions allowing).
Acc.: camp on Krakatau (B, L, D)
2nd day on Krakatau - return to coast
Second day on Krakatau for observation / visit of Anak Krakatau. After a snorkeling break at a coral reef near Rakata Island return to West coast.
Acc.: hotel or bungalow on West Coast beach
Transfer to Garut in West Java
Transfer day: drive through West Java to the small university town Garut in West Java
Acc.: good mid-class hotel (B, L, D)
Papandayan - Cipanas hot springs
A full day in the beautiful volcanic area to explore hot springs & volcanic craters (Papandayan or Galunggung volcano).
Acc.: as before (Garut) (B, L, D)
Scenic train ride to Yogyakarta
An early train (first class) brings us comfortably directly to the beautiful, lively city of Yogyakarta, Central Java's capital. The ride is very scenic and takes about 7-8 hrs. In the evening, opportunity to assist a Ramayana Ballet performance.
Acc.: very good mid-class hotel in downtown Yogya(B, L)
Borobodur Temple - Merapi volcano and its surroundings
Visit of Borobodur Temple - Further excursions / observation of Merapi volcano depending on activity
Acc.: as before (Yogya) (B, D)
Climb Merapi volcano for sunrise - Transfer to Kelud
Climb Merapi starting at around midnight to reach the top at sunrise. After descending and lunch back at the base, transfer a simple guesthouse near Kelud volcano in East Java.
Acc.: guesthouse near Kelud (B, L, D)
Full day to observe the active lava dome of Kelud volcano.
Acc.: as before (Kelud area) (B, L, D)
Transfer from Kelud to Semeru
Scenic drive from the Kelud area into the Tengger caldera via an impressive route to a village at the base of Semeru.
Acc.: guesthouse near Semeru volcano (B, L, D)
First etappe on the trek to Semeru
Accompanied by porters and well-equipped with food, cooking and camping gear, we will start a long (ca. 8-10 hrs), but in most parts easy trek across hills and forests to the beginning of the volcanic rocks and ash wilderness. Finally, we reach a basic campsite below the summit cone of Semeru at around 3000 m elevation. Lunch snacks on the way, and a fully cooked warm dinner at the campsite will keep our energy high.
Acc.: Camping (B, L, D)
Climb to Semeru's summit
Strenous climb up the steep cone of Semeru for sunrise, descend and hike to second camp at a lake.
Acc.: camping (B, L, D)
Hike back to Ranu Pani and 4WD transfer to Bromo
We hike back to Ranu Pani, where we have lunch; afterwards, an adventurous jeep drive will bring us to the village of Cemoro Lawang, crossing the sand sea of the Tengger caldera. In Cemoro Lawang we will take our rooms in a comfortable family-run hotel, located right on the edge of the caldera with spectacular views on Bromo volcano. The rest of the day is free.
Acc.: comfortable hotel bungalows at the rim of the Bromo-Tengger caldera (B, L)
Bromo volcano & Tengger caldera
Relaxed day to explore Bromo volcano and the Tengger caldera. Visit of the local volcano observatory and introduction to monitoring techniques of the volcano.
Acc.: as before (Bromo) (B)
Sunrise over the Tengger Kaldera - Transfer to Ijen volcano
Jeep (or hike) to sunrise viewpoint - transfer to Ijen Plateau, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs.
Acc.: guesthouse at coffee plantation near Ijen (B, L, D)
Kawah Ijen volcano - transfer to Bali
Climb and visit of Ijen's crater, descend to the sulphur mining area and the turquoise acid crater lake. In the afternoon transfer to Bali.
Acc.: excellent beach hotel on Bali (B, L, D)
End of tour or extension program on Bali
The tour ends on Bali, for some with an extension on Bali with its paradise beaches, for some already with transport to the airport of Denpasar and connecting flight back to Jakarta airport.
Acc.: none (B)