East Java Volcanoes - Azimuth Adventure Travel Ltd
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East Java Volcanoes

This “adventure”trek is an ode to the living gods of Indonesia: the volcanoes… No other place in the world can boast of having such a concentration of active volcanoes, which is why gentle Java remains a unique destination ! Your steps lead you one by one towards the summit of the most beautiful peaks in East Java: Mt Merapi, Mt Bromo, Mt Semeru, Mount Ijen.

Each of them is the subject of popular legends, and most are revered by the surrounding populations. It is in the heart of the Tengger-Bromo-Semeru National Park

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Day 1Welcome and free day in Yogyakarta

Day 1Welcome and free day in Yogyakarta

  • Welcome at Yogyakarta airport by your guide and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

  • In the evening, welcome dinner. The opportunity to get to know your support team.

    Night at the hotel

Meal and accommodations

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2Visit the Prambanan Temple

Day 2Visit the Prambanan Temple

  • The morning is devoted to visiting Yogyakarta the cultural capital of Java, and particularly the surroundings of the Sultan's Palace built in 1756, where life is good.

    Our city stroll takes us to Taman Sari, known during the Dutch colonial empire as the “Aquatic Palace”, then to the puppet and batik workshops.

  • We are going to visit the Prambanan temple complex and more particularly Loro Jonggrang, a sumptuous 47 meter high temple dedicated to the goddess Siva. It is considered the most elegant and stunning Hindu temple on the island of Java.

  • Return to Yogyakarta at the end of the afternoon, where we spend the rest of our time strolling along Malioboro Avenue, Yogya's main shopping street.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

1h 20m-30km
30m-10km
1h-25km

Day 3Flanks of the Merapi volcano

Day 3Flanks of the Merapi volcano

  • This morning we reach the southern slopes of the Merapi volcano, where we begin a walk of 2 to 3 hours. This walk allows us to get as close as possible to Mount Merapi, and to see the devastating effects of the eruption of October-November 2010. The region was indeed hit hard by the eruption, and is indeed suffering from it. the after-effects.

     

    From the top of a viewpoint located at an altitude of 1200m, we admire an idyllic and grandiose panorama in front of Merapi, but nevertheless marked by the destructive effects of the eruption, resulting from a chain of catastrophic factors. We then approach the Gendol river, where the fiery clouds rushed in during the eruption, hurtling down the slopes of Merapi at nearly 200km/h, before reaching the surrounding villages. At the end of our walk, we have a picnic on the slopes of the mountain.

  • Then, we head to the fascinating Merapi Museum, where we learn a lot about volcanology in general and that of the region in particular, notably through an interesting documentary.

  • Return to Yogyakarta and night in the same hotel.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Warung (small local restaurant)

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

1h 30m-40km
Suroloyo
1h-30km

Day 4Walk to Borobudur

Day 4Walk to Borobudur

  • Early this morning we leave for the Menoreh Hills, located about 25 km west of Yogyakarta and overlooking the Borobudur plain.

  • We then begin an original walk through superb landscapes, also along some ridges, which offer us an extraordinary panorama of green rice fields below and the volcanoes that rise on the horizon (Mt Sumbing, Mt Merapi and Mt Merbabu)…

  • Then, in the middle of the valley, the imposing sanctuary of @Borobudur emerges, which we visit at the end of our walk.

  • At the end of the visit to this monumental Buddhist sanctuary, short transfer to the slopes of the Sumbing volcano, and check-in at the hotel.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5Through the rice fields

Day 5Through the rice fields

  • In the morning we begin a hike through superb rice terraces towards the lost temple of @Selogryo, discovered late by the natives (1835) in the middle of lush nature. The panorama of rice terraces that awaits us is proof that Bali is not the only island to offer such idyllic landscapes. We continue our walk through a thin high altitude forest, during which we also cross traditional villages and plantations then we return to our starting point on foot, through the rice fields.
    Return to the villa, rest of the day at leisure.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Picnic

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

2h 30m
Selo
3h
Sukuh Temple

Day 6Ascent of the Merapi volcano

Day 6Ascent of the Merapi volcano

  • In the middle of the night, short transfer to Babadan on the western flanks of Merapi volcano (2911 m), where we will begin our ascent. This unprecedented ascent, via the western flanks, is carried out during the day in order to be able to observe the 1998 flows, which we follow in complete safety. security. From the top, we enjoy a fantastic view of the volcanoes of Java, the Indian Ocean, Yogyakarta.

  • After having a picnic, we begin the descent via the northern slopes to reach Selo.

  • Then transfer to your hotel near the Sukuh temple, on the slopes of Mount Lawu, near Solo.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

Sukuh Temple
7h-290km
Tumpang

Day 7On the slopes of the Lawu volcano lies an ancient erotic temple!

Day 7On the slopes of the Lawu volcano lies an ancient erotic temple!

  • Morning transfer to the Sukuh temple, the last bastion of Hinduism in central Java in the face of the spread of Islam. This temple presents an original iconography, such as the phallic figures and the large tables in the shape of turtles, which would reveal the existence of initiatory, even orgiastic, rituals.

  • Then we begin a walk towards the village of Tawangmangu, on the slopes of lawu volcano. This walk is an opportunity to discover certain plant species present in this region but also to admire superb panoramas of the pine forest and the surrounding high-altitude plantations. We will end our walk by crossing the Tawangmangu park. Our first steps in the park lead us to a superb waterfall (Grojogan Sewu) in the middle of a tropical forest inhabited by a large community of monkeys.
    4 hours of walking – Positive elevation: 400m / Negative elevation: 300m

  • In the afternoon, transfer to Tumpang, near Malang, at the western foot of the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru massif. Night in a homestay.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Hotel

Accommodation: Hotel

Tumpang
2h-30km
Ranupani
5h 30m-14km
Kalimati

Day 8In the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park

Day 8In the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park

  • Early in the morning, 4x4s take us to the Tengger region, where the famous Mt Bromo (2,329 m) lies. Our route runs through the forests of the Tengger-Bromo-Semeru National Park, along the crests of the caldera before going up to Ranupani, the last inhabited bastion, on the edge of the Semeru volcano massif.

  • From Ranupani, we begin our approach walk. We cross hills and forests to arrive on the banks of the Ranu Kumbolo lake (where we take the opportunity to have a pleasant picnic). In the afternoon, we continue our hike towards the Kalimati plateau, located at the foot of Semeru, the highest volcano in Java (3676 m). A very active volcano, it is not uncommon for the eruptions of Semeru to line its sides with lava flows, which then reach the ocean, covering the beaches with black sand and sparkling crystals.

    Night in a tent.

     

    Positive elevation gain = 600 m

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Made by your team

Accommodation: Tent camping

Kalimati
5h
Mt Semeru
4h
Ranupani

Day 9Ascent of the “Cradle of the Gods”

Day 9Ascent of the “Cradle of the Gods”

  • At night, we adjust our headlamps to climb the steep slopes of Semeru. We first cross a relatively dense forest. Around 3,000 meters the greenery gives way to a Spartan decor of volcanic rocks: we let's begin the final ascent of the highest volcano in Java. At the summit, a grandiose spectacle of sunrise and successive eruptions… About a hundred meters from us, the Semeru crater releases its volutes of ash and dust from time to time. Depending on the intensity of volcanic activity, a plume of ash may actually be thrown into the air, accompanied by a rumbling sound from the crater. This sensation of witnessing live the manifestations of the bowels of the earth will remain as one of the highlights of our tour…

    Positive elevation = 1000 m

  • With images in our heads, we then go back down towards the camp, and let's take the path to Ranupani.

    Night in dormitories.

    Negative altitude difference: 1600 m

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Made by your team

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Dormitories

Ranupani
1h 30m-17km
Cemorolawang
Cemorolawang

Day 10Ascent of the Bromo volcano

Day 10Ascent of the Bromo volcano

  • Morning transfer by 4x4 to Cemorolawang, a village located on the edge of the caldera of the famous Bromo volcano (2329 m). Mt Bromo is the most revered by the Hindu Tengger people who live in the region.

  • Ascent of the Bromo volcano in the afternoon, with the possibility of hiking around the crater. We can thus admire its crater resembling a smoking cauldron. It is then easy to understand why the Javanese once considered this place as the entrance to purgatory.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Made by your team

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

Cemorolawang
1h
Mt Penanjakan

Day 11Superb panorama at sunrise!

Day 11Superb panorama at sunrise!

  • In 4x4, we reach the summit of Mt very early Pananjakan (2,775m) to witness a fabulous show. We are indeed witnesses of waking up the world in a lunar setting, with a breathtaking view of Mount Bromo, its sea of sand, and the Semeru volcano, both letting out fumaroles. Unique!

    2 hours of walking approximately

  • Late morning transfer to Ketapang at the eastern foot of Kawah Ijen.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 12Discovery of Kawah Ijen and road to Bali

Day 12Discovery of Kawah Ijen and road to Bali

  • At the end of the night, we leave in 4x4 towards the slopes of Kawah Ijen. In the early morning, walk towards the edges of Kawah Ijen (meaning the “green crater”) where men extract sulfur on the edge of the largest acidic lake in the world. These real sulfur convicts transport nearly 100 kg of ore on their backs approximately 15 km to the processing plant! We then attend the weighing and the various employment contracts. Very strong and striking image of our trip.

  • At the end of the morning, transfer to Bali, by car and ferry. Night at the hotel.

  • In the evening, farewell dinner by the sea.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Included

Dinner: Included

Accommodation: Puri Saron Seminyak

45m-10km
Denpasar airport
Departure

Day 13End of stay

Day 13End of stay

  • Free morning until transfer to Denpasar airport for your next flight.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Puri Saron Seminyak

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