Bandung, capital of West Java , is a great place to visit any time of the year as it’s not only renowned for its picturesque open vista, but the town also offers many attractions well worth a visit.
Surrounded by green fertile mountains, Bandung today is Indonesia’s center for learning and creativity. Here is the wellknown, Institut Tekonologi Bandung (ITB) established since 1920, the university that has produced many of Indonesia’s top scientists from engineers, geologists to leaders in business management. Bandung is also the center of Indonesia’s burgeoning ICT technology, at the same time it is a center of arts and artists. Every weekend and long holidays the city is filled with young people from Jakarta who flock to Bandung to enjoy its youthful creative atmosphere in music, painting, fashion, and the culinary arts.
Originally established in the late 19th century as a colonial garrison town, Bandung soon grew into a town for wealthy planters who owned the miles and miles of tea, coffee and cinchona plantations, fruit orchards and vegetable gardens in the cool and fertile hills of West Java. Bandung thus became the town of the European elite. And since this was the era of art deco, Bandung has a rich heritage of buildings in examplary art deco architecture. They include the beautiful Villa Isola, – now housing the University for Education-, the Concordia, the presentAsian-African Museum, which was then the Society’s Clubhouse- , the main Braga shopping center, where the Dutch colonial elite went to shop, and the Savoy-Homann and Preanger hotels, where they would overnight and hold grand balls.
While along the present Jalan Juanda, then known as Dago Boulevard, were the houses of the elite with their green lawns and flower gardens fronting opulent homes. In those colonial heydays in the early 20th century, Bandung became known as “Parijs van Java”, or the Paris of Java, where Dutch planters and ladies paraded and flaunted their wealth and beauty along the boulevards and Bragaweg, then the Champs Elysees of the East.
Later Bandung also became the center for textile mills producing much of Indonesia’s textiles for fashion wear, linen and upholstery.
For Bandung offers trendy fashion wear at reasonable prices at its myriad factory outlets, a wide range of delicious local and international cuisines, and a distinct colonial European-style atmosphere combined with captivating traditional arts.
Tangkuban perahu is an active volcano, situated 30 km north of the city of Bandung in the direction of Lembang. It is the only crater in Indonesia that you can drive up to its very rim. Mount Tangkuban Perahu has a distinctive shape, and looks like an “overturned boat”. The huge crater is an astonishing view and you can walk around and explore this for around two hours. Here you will be greeted by sulfur fumes which the crater continues to emit although the volcano is not active.
Like so many of Java’s unusual geographical features, there is an interesting legend behind this fascinating mountain as expressed in the local legend of Sangkuriang.
Tangkuban Perahu has definitely a significant role especially in the development of the surrounding Parahyangan (land of God) Highlands. Its eruption contributed immensely to the formation and fertility of the hills north of Bandung when through its flow of lava carrying large boulders into the valleys, these formed huge cliffs over which waterfalls leapt to form the lake that today covers the Bandung plain.
Located at the highland just at the outskirt of Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu Crater is surely a perfect place to enjoy cool air and relaxing sceneries after a series of shopping activities in some of the city’s factory outlets or the popular Pasar Baru Trade Center. For a rejuvenating sensation, visitors can continue their journey to the nearby Ciater’s Revitalizing Hot Springs.
Travelling south from Bandung, capital city of West Java you will find yourself surrounded by mountains with magnificent sceneries, a rolling evergreen landscape of neatly cropped tea bushes, clumps of tropical forests, and misty hilltops. Amidst this fascinating setting, a surreal beauty radiates from an enchanting crater lake known as Kawah Putih or literary translated means the White Crafter.
Kawah Putih is located near the charming little market town of Ciwidey, approximately 50 Kilometers south of Bandung. The Crater Lake is one of two craters of Mount Patuha, with the dry Kawah Patuha or the Patuha Crater located 600 meters to its northwest, being the other.
Stepping into Kawah Putih is like entering a different realm. As the name suggests, the Crater Lake and its surroundings are dominated by a pale white color which radiates a rather hypnotizing ambience. The vast dormant volcanic crater is filled with surreal turquoise-colored water. On sunny days, the color of the lake is stark and bright, while on cloudy days, the entire crater can be shrouded in mist, which presents its own mystical beauty. The tree-clad cliffs surrounding the crater reach around 2,500 meters above sea level and make for a stunning backdrop, especially when the clouds start to roll in. The altitude here brings with it chilly temperatures, which in a way, will add to the magical splendor of Kawah Putih.
First opened for visitors in 1987, nowadays Kawah Putih is a favorite destination for tourists and day trippers who are simply stunned by its mesmerizing ambience. On weekends and on holidays, quite large numbers of visitors frequently visit the area just to immerse themselves in the mystical beauty of nature.
The cool highlands of Subang in West Java provide an idyllic setting for an unforgettable personal experience where the crisp mountain air and the refreshing sounds of bubbling mountain streams soothe the soul.
The town of Ciater is known for its natural hot springs with their healing qualities which promote physical well being. Here the Ciater Hot-Springs Spa makes the most of nature’s rich rehabilitative resources, by pampering its guests in tranquil surroundings, delivering professional care through therapies and treatments that revitalize both the body and mind.
From Juanda Surabaya airport, we will right away go to Blawan Ijen. From Surabaya to Blawan, Ijen will takes around 7 hours drive. We will arrive in Blawan, Ijen at night and go straight to your Ijen homestay accommodation for check in. Dinner will ready at Homestay (Buffet)
The early morning call (midnight) will mark the start of your trip to Ijen Crater. From homestay Ijen driving for 30 minute to Poltuding Post. Start trekking to Ijen Crater takes around 2 hours hiking. Before the sun rises, you get to see the Blue Fire flaming magnificently bright — a real treat for our human and camera eyes. Spoil yourselves with the spectacular views of Ijen Crater before returning to the lodging for your breakfast.
In the afternoon we will checking out Ijen Homestay, and straight go back to Malang. You will check in Hotel Malang where rooms have been reserved for you.
Klayap prepares for each of you a horse for the trip up the crater. Once we reach the bottom of the staircase, we need to walk 130 steps up to our viewing spot at the caldera rim. Down from the crater, refill your energy supply with meals for breakfast provided by Klayap.
Next is a trip to the third spot: Padang Pasir Berbisik (Whispering Sandy Desert). The ‘as-seen-on-TV’ green Teletubbies Hills Savannah will be our last destination. After explore Bromo we will take you straight to Probolinggo. Rafting Time! After rafting , we will go back to Hotel Malang and rest. In the night we will go out for Dinner.
After breakfast at Hotel, you will checking out hotel. Semeru Jeep will ready to takes you go to Ranupane. Arrive at Ranupane, you will continued trekking to Ranu Kumbolo. And having lunch there. Then, you will continued trekking to Kalimati. You will overnight there
Early morning (02.00 AM), we will trekking to reach the summit of Mount Semeru. It will takes around 3 hours trekking. After enjoy the sunrise we will go back to Kalimati Camp for breakfast. Then re-pack your bags, because we will go back to Ranu Kumbolo and stay overnight there,
After breakfast and enjoying the view of Ranu Kumbolo Lake, you will re-pack your bags and trekking to Ranupane. From Ranupane you will go to Malang by Jeep. You will check in Hotel Malang where rooms have been reserved for you.
Once you finish your breakfast (B) at the hotel, enjoy your free time. After checking-out Hotel, you will go to Juanda International Airport (Surabaya).
• 3 N at 3* star hotel in Malang
• 1 N Homestay at Blawan, Ijen
• 2 N camping in Semeru (2 night)
Inclusive of fuel costs, parking & toll fees, and drivers’ expenses
• Explore Malang
• Explore Ijen Mountain
• Explore Bromo Mountain
• Explore Semeru Mountain
• Semeru & Bromo Jeep (4×4 Drive)
• Outdoor Gear (Camping & Trekking Equipment)
Dome tent, matrass, sleeping bag, gas stove, nesting
• Semeru Hiking Guide
• Semeru Porter for group
• Rafting Pekalen River
• Meals as stated in the itinerary
• All permits, entry fees and activities stated in the itinerary
• Mineral water during the trip
• Guide and/or Tour Leader
The temperature in the early morning will be around 5ºC-10ºC.
It is level 3 to 4.
• Temperature at Gede Mountain is around 10-15 celcius. In the night will be below 10 degrees.
• Ecosystem at Gede Mountain is a tropical rainforest.
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