Java Beyond Lava (TAI54)

Country Visited: Indonesia
Days Grading Style Activities Price from
  • Trekking
  • Multi-activity
  • Local & Cultural
  • Camping
$ 819 (₹55,283) Basic


Home to the maximum number of volcanoes in the world, Indonesia offers a unique opportunity for personal adventures with mountains spewing white smoke that is visible from far distances. On this trip you will encounter iconic, active volcanoes of Mount Bromo and take in ethereal landscapes that offer spectacular photo opportunities; especially during the sunrise. Your cheerful local team will set up your tents during nights in the jungles and you always have the opportunity to learn some Indonesian cooking with them. Most of the hiking is moderate with a bit of an adventure opportunity every now and then. This trip is also a great way to get an insight into the local culture and experience some of the cultural highlights of this wonderful island. 
Minimum Child Age: 15 Years
  • 3 days of trekking to view the best of Java's Volcanic Islands - Mt Semeru, Mt Bromo, Mt Ayek- Ayek & Mt Pananjakan
  • One night with a local family in a home stay in Ranu Pani
  • Local train travel from Mojokerto to Jogyakarta 
  • Full day tour of Jogyakarta including the famous Prambanan temples 
  • Local culinary experience in one of the most famous restaurants of Jogyakarta 
  • Fully guided small group tour 


Day 1
Surabaya – Malang – Ranu Pani Open or Close

You will need to arrive on an early flight at Surabaya to join this tour. At 10.30 am, our group will leave for Malang, one of the largest cities in East Java and onwards to Tumpang. Finally your four wheel drive gets you to Ranu Pani where you will stay with a local family. After some sightseeing around the area, there is ample time to explore on your own and take in the atmosphere. Enjoy a homemade dinner.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2
Ranu Pani – Ranu Kumbolo – Kalimati; Mt. Semeru Open or Close

Today, you will start your journey through the tropical rain forest that is home to Mt. Semeru, the highest mountain in this part of Java and one with an active volcano. A 3-4 hours walk will lead you to Ranu Kumbolo with its mountainous lake. After lunch, trek for another 3-4 hours reaching Kalimati Camp - the Summit Camp of Mt. Semeru. Your support team will get working .on your dinner while you relax and enjoy the place. You will stay overnight in a tent or at the Kalimati Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3
Mt. Semeru - Ranu Kumbolo – Cemoro Lawang; Walk & Trek Open or Close

A very early start is slotted in to begin your journey to the summit of Mount Semeru (12,060 ft above sea level). About two and a half hours of walking will lead you to the crater's rim from where, if you get there early enough, you'll be able to take in the sunrise. Spend some time taking in the beauty that surrounds you, before heading back to the base camp in time for breakfast. Trek back to Ranu Pani Village via Mount Ayek-Ayek - this route will take 2-3 hours, reaching just after lunch. Take the jeep to Cemoro Lawang village where you will stay overnight at a lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4
Cemoro Lawang – Mt. Bromo – Jogyakarta Open or Close

Another day with a very early start. Enjoy your coffee before jumping into the four-wheel drive to witness Mt. Pananjakan, an active volcano. After enjoying spectacular sunrise views of the mountains, head back to the lodge in time for breakfast. You will have time to rest before heading to Mojokerto train station for the train to Jogyakarta. On arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel .You are free to explore dinner options on your own.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 5
Jogyakarta Open or Close

After a couple of days with early starts, enjoy an easy start. The fine arts, handiwork such as batik and music that this city of Jogyakarta has to offer make it a culture capital as well and today you will explore many of these on the full day tour. We visit the Prambanan Temple built in the 8th century and then stop for lunch at a lovely local restaurant. We continue to Kraton, the 'Sultan's Palace' to admire a collection of old batiks and continue to Taman Sari Water Castle and on to Kota Gede Centre of Luxurious Silver Craft. Dinner is at the well known Kesuma Restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 6
Jogyakarta - Day Free / Optional Tour to Borobudur Open or Close

Today is a relaxing day and you are free to rest or explore on your own. Those interested in visiting the 8th Century Borobudur temples can sign up for our optional excursion today. The tour includes lunch and a batik making class.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7
Departure from Jogyakarta Open or Close

Another day with a late wake up and free time to get those last minute souvenirs before you head to the airport for the end of your tour.
Meals: Breakfast.

Dates & Prices

Start Date

End Date

Price per person

01st Oct 2016

07th Oct 2016

USD 819

  • The above prices are per person on twin share basis.
  • Minimum child age is 15 years.
  • This tour operation is subject to minimum 3 participants. We reserve the right to cancel the trip up to 30 days before departure if we do not have the minimum number of participants.
  • Please carry your own sleeping bags for this trip. On trekkingdaysyou will leave behind your luggage and carry your own backpacks with the essentials needed for the overnight trips.
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers.
  • The prices exclude 4.50% service tax applicable to Indian Travellers.

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Visit Mount Semeru, Mount Bromo, Mount Ayek- Ayek,
  • Full day tour of Jogjakarta
  • 1 Night accommodation in a home stay in Ranu Pani
  • 3 Nights accommodation at a hotel as per the itinerary.
  • 1 Night in a tent / camp during trekking
  • 1 Night accommodation at a village lodge
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners & Mineral Water throughout the trip  
  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfers
  • All land transportation as detailed in the itinerary
  • Services of an expert English-speaking Local Guide
  • Camping gear (Sharing dome tent & Kitchen equipment) for Mt.Semeru Trekking
  • Camping equipment  with porter team (please carry your own sleeping bag)
  • Permits, donations and admission fees where applicable
  • Train travel from Surabaya to Jogjakarta


  • Airfare, Visa, Insurance, Excess Baggage.
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Single room and hotel upgrade supplement.
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tips for hotel or restaurant staff, local guides and tour crew.
  • Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone bill, minibar, shopping)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Extra Nights at the beginning or the end of the trip.
  • Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge.
  • Service Tax of 4.50% applicable for Indian tours and Indian Residents.
  • Optional Tours.


Please carry your own sleeping bags for this trip. On trekking days you will leave behind your luggage and carry your own backpacks with the essentials needed for the overnight trips.

Please note that most hotel check in timings are post 2 pm in the afternoon and checkout timing is 10 am.
Should you want to secure your room upon arrival earlier than this, we recommend that you take an extra night or check on early check-in or late check-out charges with us.

Terms & Conditions

Detailed Registration Form is required to confirm services. Full payment is needed for travel documents to be sent.  Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Group travel is subject to minimum participants. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of booking. Active Holiday Company and supplier terms and conditions apply, as applicable. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with our conditions as these are deemed accepted by you when you book a tour with us. Please read our detailed conditions here.


6 Nights Accommodation: 
1 Night accommodation in a home stay in Ranu Pani
3 Nights accommodation at a hotel
1 Night in a tent / camp during trekking
1 Night accommodation at a village lodge

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