15 Days Volcanoes Trekking

15 DAY VOLCANOES TREKKING
Duration ; 16 days
Start / Finish : Jakarta / Bali
Grade : Moderate

Depending on weather, volcanic activity, preferences of the group etc. small variations on the actual itinerary could be necessary.

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN JAKARTA
Arrival in Jakarta, transfer to downtown hotel and group dinner.Acc.: good mid-class hotel in Jakarta (D)

Day 2: JAKARTA - 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)

Day 3: SAIL TO KRAKATOA 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)

Day 4: 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

Day 5: 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)

Day 6-7: Papandayan - Galunggung - Cipanas hot springs
Two full days in the beautiful volcanic area to explore hot springs & volcanic craters (Papandayan and/or Galunggung volcano).
Acc.: as before (Garut)

Day 8: Scenic train ride to Yogyakarta
Acc.: very good mid-class hotel in downtown Yogya(B, L)

Day 9: Free day in Yogya
Opportunity to explore downtown Yogya (Sultan's Palace, water castle, museums, markets etc.). Optional fun city-tour on becak (rickshaws). Option to attend a Ramayana ballet performance in the evening.
Acc.: as before (Yogya) (B)

Day 10: Borobodur temple and Merapi volcano
Acc.: as before (Yogya) (B, L, D)

Day 11: Fly or train ride to East Java, Tengger volcano
Short and scenic flight (alternatively train) to Surabaya, transfer to Malang town, lunch. Enter into the Tengger caldera via an impressive route on open jeeps to enjoy the dramatic landscape of deep valleys and steep cliffs.
Acc.: hotel or bungalows on the rim of the Tengger caldera overlooking Bromo volcano (B, L, D)

Day 12: Bromo volcano
Relaxed day to explore Bromo volcano and the Tengger caldera
Acc.: as before (Bromo) (B, D)

Day 13: Sunrise excursion to overview of Bromo - rainforest of the National Park - observation of Semeru volcano
Sunrise from the famous viewpoint overlooking the Bromo-Tengger caldera. Jeep ride to Semeru's south side and observation camp (Semeru volcano).
Acc.: camp near Semeru volcano (B, L, D)

Day 14:Transfer to Ijen volcano
Transfer to Ijen Plateau, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs.
Acc.: guesthouse at coffee plantation near Ijen (B, L, D)

Day 15: 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)

             

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