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The Tranquil and Thrilling Citumang River near Pangandaran West Java

Overview The Citumang River near Pangandaran with its clear blue water, runs through green thick forests deep in the Cijulang area along the south coast of West Java.  Its banks are decorated with beautiful boulders withbranches of trees and bushes picturesquely bending over the river. As the water flows on, it enters an astonishing cave. Here, tranquility greets visitors warmly. The only sounds heard ...

Green Canyon: Secret Paradise at Pangandaran West Java

Overview Green Canyon, yes, make no mistake it’s not America’s Grand Canyon, but it is Pangandaran’s Green Canyon on the southern coast of West Java.  Originallya called “Cukang Taneuh”- the local Sundanese meaning for Soil Bridge- Green Canyon has a 3 meter wide bridge made up of soil above the twin cliffs on both river banks. This natural wonder is surely a s ...

Saung Angklung Udjo Village: Nature and Culture in Perfect Harmony West Java

Overview A group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo Village in Bandung, West Java. Simply translated as Udjo’s House of Angklung, this one-stop cultural workshop offers a complete experience around angklung, Indonesia’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo. ...

Baturaden Central Java

Overview Baturraden. Central Java's most outstanding resort, approximately 14 kms north of Purwokerto, an administrative town in the southern of Java island. It is occupies a fine site on the slopes of Mount Slamet, 650 m above sea level, feel the coolness air, nice gardens, pines forest, hot springs, ponds and bungalow-style hotels. See on The Map

Tlogo Plantation Central Java

Overview Tlogo Plantation has cool air and beautiful view with various plantation such as coffee, rubber, nutmeg and cloves. It is located 6 kms or only 10 minutes drive from The Ambarawa Railway Museum. See on The Map

Dieng Plateau: Among the Gods at Dieng Plateau Central Java

Overview The name ‘dieng’ which literally translates as ‘abode of the Gods’ says all you need to know about this collection small ancient temples set in the  remarkable volcanic landscape of the Dieng Plateau. The misty location, sulphurous springs and colored lakes truly make this a place of natural wonder and cultural significance.   Come here and you will be tra ...

Relaxing in Wonosobo Central Java

Overview Located in the heart of Central Java, the small town of Wonosobo is in a picturesque mountain landscape with an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. The cool mountain air here provides a refreshing break from the heat and the impressive mountain terrain provides a perfect backdrop to relax and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Although it is only driving distance from Yogya, Solo and Semar ...

Wonosobo’s Stunning Mountain panorama, cool fresh air and tea plantations Central Java

Overview A unique combination of ancient temples, history, traditions, culture and amazing natural beauty make Wonosobo a very worthwhile place to visit. Sight-seeing here includes hot springs, a multi-colored lake, ancient temples and some impressive grand panoramic scenery from the peaks. The fresh air, beautiful greenery and serenity will help relieve your stress . So just relax and enjoy the experie ...

Tubing down the Elo River of Central Java Central Java

Overview After shopping in Malioboro, visiting the Sultan’s palace in Yogyakarta or exploring the magnificent Borobudur temple, it’s time for some tubing fun! Join this rough and winding journey down the Elo River in Magelang, in the province of Central Java, for an exhilarating experience, and an exciting story to share upon your return home. For those that love the wet and wild advent ...

Hunting for Salak Pondoh in Sleman Yogyakarta

Overview Salak is one of Indonesia’s traditional fruits. Covered with brownish-black scales, the flesh tends to be ivory in color. Salak pondoh is the sweetest variety. The flesh is firm and succulent. The taste is unique yet addictive. Visiting salak pondoh farm in Turi, Sleman regency, is truly a remarkable experience for you and your loved ones.

The Tantalizing Water Castle At Tamansari Yogyakarta

Overview When a traveler is browsing in Kraton, then she/he should not miss The Water Castle or known as Tamansari, less than 1 Km west of Kraton. Just west of the Kraton, are the ruins, pools, arches and underground passages of the former pleasure gardens. It was built in 1758 by Sultan Hamengkubuwono I as a rest house and pleasure park for the Royal family. Tamansari means beautiful ga ...

Beauty Kaliurang Resort: A Mountain Retreat Yogyakarta

Overview If you want to take a break from crowds and cities and immerse yourself in some natural beauty, then Kaliurang resort may be the place for you. Lying on the southern slopes of the majestic Mt Merapi, the quiet highland resort of Kaliurang is a peaceful escape from the heat and chaos of city life. This is a place to come to relax and rejuvenate and be energized by the fresh air. Visi ...

On the Edge of Merapi Volcano Yogyakarta

Overview Living in the shadows of an active volcano is like sitting on a time bomb, especially when one of them is called the Fire Mountain or Gunung Merapi, the volcano that dominates the center of the island of Java.  Mt Merapi, located near Yogyakarta, is one of the most active volcanoes on earth. It is one of some 500 volcanoes in Indonesia, from which at least 129 are active, aptly giving this ...

Caving Adventure in the deep Jomblang Vertical Cave Yogyakarta Yogyakarta

Overview Aside from rich and well preserved cultural heritages, the charming royal city of Yogyakarta is also surrounded by loads of natural splendors. From the majestic volcano of Mount Merapi to the shores of Parangtritis Beach on the mystical southern coast of Java, this lush area is decorated with various beautiful nature artworks. Secluded amongst the Sewu Karst Mountain range that stretche ...

Trekking up most active Merapi volcano from Selo village Yogyakarta

Overview While the sheer view of the majestic Mount Merapi  is already a splendor in itself, the thrill of conquering the most active volcano in Indonesia truly offers its own special sensation. Basically there are two routes leading to the summit, the Kaliurang track from the south and the Selo Village Track from the north. Although Kaliurang is only a short drive from the city of Yogyakarta, but ...

Mount Bromo: Witnessing The Fascinating Sunrise East Java

Overview Located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java, Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, the magnificent Mt Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. At 2392 meters tall, Mt Bromo is not ...

Ijen Crater East Java

Overview Ijen plateau or known as "Kawah Ijen" is highly recommended to mountain buffs and hikers. The Plateau was at one time a huge active crater, 134 sq km in area. Today, Ijen is a quiet but active volcano, and the landscape is dominated by the volcanic cones of Ijen (2,368 asl) and Merapi (2,800 asl) on the northeastern edge of the Plateau, and Raung (3,332 asl) on the southwe ...

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park East Java

Overview The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres in the centre of East Java. For anyone with an interest in volcanoes, a visit to the park is a must. This is the largest volcanic region in the province. Visit the park and see the plumes of smoke coming from Mt. Semeru, an active volcano which rises 3676 meters above sea level. Experience the remarkable T ...

BATU (Klein Switzerland), Vacation City in East Java’s Mountains East Java

Overview Fresh green apples, cool mountain air, stunning natural beauty, and a whole lot of fun, are among the many appealing features associated with the pleasant town of Batu in East Java. Located about 15 Km west of the city of Malang or approximately 100 Km from Surabaya, capital of East Java, the town of Batu was dubbed by the Dutch during the colonial era as Klein Switzerland, or little Sw ...

Sempu Island Nature Reserve and the beautiful Segara Anakan Secret Lagoon East Java

Overview Leave all the conveniences of the modern world behind, cross the strait between concrete structures and extraordinary woods, venture into a world of natural splendor, and gaze upon some of the most mystifying sceneries on the face of the earth :  those are what  the secluded Sempu Island has to offer. Situated on the south coast of Malang Regency ...