Island Java

Java Island – the most populated Island of Indonesia, political and business center of the country. 50% of the country’s residents live on Java, the capital of Indonesia is located here – Jakarta. Despite this, and maybe even because of this, Java remains one of the most interesting tourist destinations of Indonesia.

Java ; These are large cities, unique culture, harsh volcanoes, huge waterfalls, rice terraces, coffee plantations, a magnificent coast with high waves, secluded bays and beaches, friendly inhabitants and delicious food.

Destinations for travel

Bromo Volcano, one of the most magnificent and easily accessible volcanoes of the world, and charming Jokyakarta with two Buddhist temples Borobudur and Prambanan ; Most often included in traveler routes. Classic route along Java Island from Jakarta to Bali includes usually stops in Bogor, Bandung, Jokyakarta, Solo, Volcanoes Bromo and Indhen.


Jakarta ; The capital of Indonesia, a large modern megapolis, which is often the primary and / or final point of travel on the island of Java and Indonesia. Many travelers try to escape from Jakarta immediately upon arrival, but those who have time and a desire to spend a day or two in Jakarta, will take themselves ; Going through the old city of Kota and in the port area, ride on local urban transport, visit the open-air museum Taman Mini Indonesia, buying up in local huge shopping mollas and arrange a tasting of local dishes.

Where to live in Jakarta: hotels and hotels
How to get: by plane to Jakarta (CGK) from all major cities in Indonesia, as well as many cities of Asia and Europe, booking a hotel Request airport transfer.

Panorama Jakarta, Java Island. Photo Credit: Adri Syahfril, Flickr

Beaches Anern and Charita, Volcano Krakataau

(ANYER) and Charita (Carita) on the west coast of Java Island more often included in travel routes with the sole purpose ; Volcano Krakatao. It is from here from here by the island of Java all tours to Krakatao start ; The volcano famous for its aggressiveness, located between Java and Sumatra Islands. Anern and Charita ; Cute beaches themselves, popular among residents of Jakarta as a weekend direction, a pretty good option for a beach stop for a couple of days upon arrival in Jakarta.

Local tour operators offer different tours to Krakatao ; From a boat trip and lifting to the volcano, up to two day trekking with overnight stay in a tent on one of the islands. Ujung Kulon National Park, in which you can meet a very rare view of the rhinos alone is also located at a day distance from Anira and Charita. Visiting the park is often combined with a trip to Krakatao.

Where to live: Annieres, Charita
How to get: the easiest way to get on a taxi, rented car or car with a driver from Jakarta (about 2-4 hours, taxi costs in the area of ​​40-50 $ / car); By bus from Jakarta, you can get through Labuan (Labuan), from where minibuses run to the beaches.

On the beach anern. Photo Credit: ENRICO DJAKMAN, FLICKR

Krakatau eruption. Photo Credit: mindblowingstories


Bogor (Bogor) is actually a satellite city Jakarta, there is a Bogor 60 km from the capital, at an altitude of 290 m above sea level. The climate here is much cooler than the Jakarta climate, the atmosphere ; calmly and much more pleasant. The main attraction of Bogor is a huge Botanical Garden, founded in 1811 during the period of the British occupation of Java.

Where to live: Bogor
How to get: from Jakarta Airport by bus (Damri Buses, about 1.5 hours on the way, sending every half an hour) or by taxi (about 25-30 $); bus from Jakarta, Jokyakarta, Bandung and Malanga; By train of Jakarta from the station Kota Station.

In the Botanical Garden of Bogor. Photo Credit: Muhammad Ihsan, Flickr


Bandung (Bandung) ; The third largest city of Java, with a pretty colonial architecture and semi-bohemian atmosphere. In the city, the mass of excellent cafes, restaurants and bars. Bandung is the cultural center of the nationality of the Sunda ; inhabitants of Western Java, there are many Sandy restaurants in which you can try local culinary hurry. In the Bandung markets you can buy fresh strawberries and local tea. Boutiques, Shopping Moles and Outlet, Most of which are located along the Jeans Street Street, ; Perhaps the main value of the city, for which it is worth going here)

Bandung is located on a huge plateau surrounded by mountains and tea plantations. Highlight the day, take the car with the driver and get acquainted with local attractions ; Tangkuban Perahu volcano, to the top of which can be on the car and then stroll around the crater, hot springs, tea plantations, Bosscha Observatory and Crater Lake Kawah Putih.

Where to live in Bandung: Hotels and Guest Howses Bandung
How to get: Bandung Airport (BDO) receives flights from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Denpasar (Bali Island), as well as large towns of Java Island (Jakarta, Surabaya, Malanga, Jokyakarta); Bus to Bandung can be reached from Jakarta, Bogor (3-4 h) and Pangandaran (6-7 h); Train from Jakarta, Surabai, Solo, Jokyakarta and Malanga)

Picturesque Bandung, Java Island. Photo Credit: SIMON LONG, FLICKR

View of Caldera Volcanana Tangkuban Perahu. Photo Credit: Sayf, Flickr


Pangandaran (Pangandaran) ; The main beach resort of Java, located on the southern coast of the island. Here a dark brown wide sandy beach, excellent surfing, a lot of accommodation, cheap food, a pleasant relaxed atmosphere and very picturesque neighborhood (nearby ; National Park). Getting to Pangandaran pretty problematic, so it is worth going to at least 4-5 days.

Where to live in Pangandaran: Hotels and Guest Howses
How to get: From Bandung by bus (6-7 hours), on a minibus from Jokyakarta (7-8 hours) or by bus through the seaside town of Cilacap.

Beach on Pangandran. Photo Credit: Jean-Marie Prival, Flickr


Jokyakarta (Yogyakarta) or just Jokia ; Soul of the island of Java and Javanese culture. Here, the Sultan is still ruled, whose Palace is open for visits, the best artists and Master Java live here, there are many places where you can see the famous Java dance – Vajang (Wayang) and Ballet Ramayana (Ramayana). This is a completely charming and pleasant city, with alive traditions, a special atmosphere, a huge market, Ricksham as a city taxi, souvenir shops and boutiques selling handmade batik products, silver products and antiques.

Jokia ; The most popular tourist destination of the island of Java, not far from the city there are two main historical sights of Java ; Magnificent temple of Borobudur and the ancient complex of Prambanan.

Where to live in Jokyakarta: Hotels and Guest Howses
How to get: Jokyakarta Airport (JOG) receives flights from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Denpasar (Bali Island), as well as large towns of Java Island (Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, etc.); train from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabai and Solo; bus from Jakarta (12 hours), Bandung (10 hours), Surabai (8 h); on tourist mini vein with bromo.

On the streets of Jokyakarta. Photo Credit: Pacam70, Flickr

Dawn in the temple of Borobudur, the island of Java. Photo Credit: Natalie Belikova, 5Steps-PHOTOBLOG.Com

Temple Complex Prambanan. Photo Credit: Natalie Belikova, 5Steps-PHOTOBLOG.Com

Plateau Diegen

Plateau Dieneg is located in the central part of Java Island in a huge caldera at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level. Travelers rarely come here, since the Dieneg Plateau is a pretty remote area with a minimum of infrastructure. But, landscapes are delightful here ; Mountains whose hills are covered with agricultural fields, tea and tobacco plantations, large colored lakes, hot springs, smoking volcanic crater. In addition, many ancient very atmospheric Hindu temples have been preserved here.

Main base for dating from Plateau Dieneg ; Wonosobo village, there are several guest-houses here, in which you can spend the night, eat and rent a motorbike or take an individual daytime tour of the plateau. From IntoBo to Plateau, the Diege can also be reached on the minibus and walk along the plateau on foot (option ; For lovers of long walks).

Where to live in the area of ​​Plateau Diege: input
How to get: Local buses from Pangandaran, Semarang (Semarang) and Jokyakarta through Magelang; Alternative to taxi from Pangandaran or Djokyakarta.

Plateau Diege, Java Island. Photo Credit: MANUEL SECHER, FLICKR

Volcanic lakes on Plateau Dieeng, Java Island Photo Credit: Ali Trisno Pranoto, Flickr

Islands Karimundjawa

Karimunjawa Islands (Karimunjawa) ; Archipelago of 27 islands, located 90 km from the north coast of Java Island in Javanese Sea. This is a place for those who are looking for an island paradise not spoiled by tourists. Beaches here with white sand, sea calm, corals and reefs ; Beautiful, accommodation ; Miscellaneous, residents ; Friendly, seafood ; cheap. The main tourist infrastructure is located on the largest island of the archipelago. From ways to spend time ; Motobike Trips, Tracking, Sea Walks, Fishing, Snorkling and Diving.

Where to live on Karimundjava: Hotels, Bungalow, Homster
How to get: airplane to Dewandaru Airport from Surabai and Semarang (Semarang); On the ferry from Jepara (about 5 hours) or on a high-speed ferry from Jepara (about 2 hours), to / from the Jepara port on the velaiks to the bus station, from where they run buses to Semarang, Surabai, Jokyakarta and Jakarta. Specify current schedules for ferries in advance, booking a hotel, tickets can be bought through Semarang tour agencies, Surabai and Jokyakarta or in place before shipment.

Karimundzava Islands, Java Island Photo Credit: Aditi Das Patnaik, Flickr

Solo is often called sister of jockey. The city is located 60 km from Dzhokyakarta, close to the Prambanan complex. Travelers often make a stop on the way of Jokyakarta to Bromo, in order to feel the authentic atmosphere of Java, try local food, buy cheaper products from batik and relax in local traditional spa.

Where to live in solo: hotels and guest houses
How to get: train or bus from Jokyakarta, Bandung, Surabai and Jakarta; on tourist mini vein with bromo.

Baltic Museum in Solo, Java Island. Photo Credit: Stuart McDonald, Flickr

Volcano Bromo

Volcano Bromo ; Probably the most photographed and certainly, the most visited volcano planet. It is obliged to bromo its popularity, primarily the viewing sites from which free-sized views of the volcano. In addition, the rise to the crater is quite simple ; SUV jeep drives travelers pretty close to the top, moreover, the rise to the crater is equipped with steps.

Main base for visiting Bromo ; Cemoro Lawang village, there are several very ascetic guest houses and hamterev, in which tourists tourists will usually settle down both independent travelers and tourists will be seen. Jeep tours on Bromo can be booked in any of the local guests. Tours on Bromo can also be booking from Surabai, Jokyakarta and Solo (Popular option 3-day Tours of Jokyakarta Bali with stops on Bromo and near the volcano Izen), Alternative to Turam ; Rent a car with driver.

Where to live near Bromo: Guest-Howes and Homeste
How to get: on a tourist mini-vein with Jokyakarta and Solo; By bus with Surabai or by train from the village of Banyuwangi (Vulcan Izden) before TitingGo (Probolinggo), from there in Miniva to Cemoro Lawang; until in Miniva with Malanga; C tours or rented transportation of Surabiai, Jokyakarta, Solo or Bali Island.

Volcano Bromo. Island Java, Indonesia. Photo Credit: Natalie Belikova, FiveStepsPhotoBlog


Surabaya ; The second largest city of Java and the main transport center in the eastern part of the island. Most travelers stop in Surabaya on the way to Bromo, in any of the guest-houses or tourist agencies of the city, you can book a 2-day tour with overnight in the National Park Bromo and interesting stops on the way, 3-day rounds with a visit to Bromo and Ijen; Some city agencies also offer 3-day batch tours with a visit to bromo and camping on the island of semi.

Where to live: Surabai Hotels and Guest
How to get: Surabai Airport (SUB) adopts international and domestic flights from almost all major cities in Indonesia; train from Jakarta, Bandung, and Jokyakarta; By bus from Malanga, Triculinggo, Jakarta and Denpasar (Bali Island).

Surabaya. Photo Credit: Razlan (RAZLAN79), Flickr

Malang and Silma Island

Malang ; A charming city with a colonial architecture and a pleasant atmosphere can be a decent alternative to Surabia as a start-up point of travel in the region, especially if you consider Malanga 100 km closer to bromo and selema than Surabaya. In Malanga, you can find a good accommodation, rent a motorbike and ride around the neighborhood, to book through local tour agencies to bromo and / or semi camping agencies. The only minus, he is the plus Malanga ; his ; non-unrest ;, Selection as an alternative to Surabiai ; Almost adventure itself)

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SEM island ; A tiny island is 15 minutes by boat from the village of Sendang Biru, located 70 km from Malanga, with Emerald Lagoon and a picturesque beach, which can be reached only on foot through the jungle (about 1.5-2 hours) and only accompanied by a local guide.

Where to live: hotels and guest houses Malang
How to get: Malang Airport (MLG) receives flights from Jakarta and Denpasar; By car, Malang can be reached from Jakarta, Bandung and Jokyakarta.

Small residents of Malanga. Photo Credit: Tablinumcarlson, Flickr

Lagoon islands sempt. Photo Credit: Natalie Belikova, 5Steps-PHOTOBLOG.Com

Banyuvangi, Volcano Ident and LG Surf

Banyuwangi (Banyuwangi) ; The most east region of Java, bordering the island of Bali.

Volcano Inthen is located on the plateau and is notable for its emerald crater lake ; the largest acid lake in the world. Locals mined in Crater Ijen sulfur and raise prey on shoulders in large baskets. You can go down to the crater, go through dear miners, come pretty close to the lake. At night you can see blue fire ; Sulfur-burning lake.

The main base for visiting IMEN is the village of Banyuwangi, moreover, you can choose both options in the village itself and options closer to the volcano (it makes sense if the night track is planned).

60 km from the village of Banyuwangi on the territory of Alas Purwo National Park is one of the best surf beaches of Indonesia G-Land (Plengkung Beach), from the beach infrastructure ; Only a few surf cammps.

Where to live: Village Banyuwangi, Guest-houses near Izden, G-Land Joyo&# 8217; S Surf Camp
How to get: by train to Banyuwangi with Surabai and Triculing (Bromo Volcano); by bus from Surabai (6 hours); On the ferry from the island of Bali (Port Gilimanuk in the West Bali)

Volcano Ident, Java Island. Photo Credit: Paul Cowell, Flickr

Schoolchildren from the village of Banuvanhibitions, Java Island. Photo Credit: Shahreen Amri, Flickr

LG Surf, Plengkung Beach, Java Island. Photo Credit: Brian Howell, Flickr

How to get to the island

Large airports of Java Island are located in Jakarta (Jakarta CGK) and Bandung (Bandung BDO) in the western Java, Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Jog) ; In the central part, and Surabaya (SURABAYA) in the east of the island.

Most international flights from Europe arrive in Jakarta. Java is also convenient to get through Kuala Lumpur or Singapore (see the schedule and cost of tickets), with an additional domestic flight of low cost airlines to one of the major airports of the island.

Sea to the island of Java can be reached from Bali Island (Ferry Crossing Gilimanuk ; Banyuwangi) and from the island of Sumatra (Bakauheni, Lampung ; MERAK, BANTEN).

From Denpasar (Bali Island) to Surabai (East Java) and back can be bought Connect tickets bus-train (available for booking online (EN).

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Transport connection

Planning a trip to the island of Java, it should be noted that the island is one of the most dense-inhabited on the planet, which naturally reflects on traffic. Of the fastest and most convenient ways of movement in the island ; Domestic flights and trains. The cost of internal budget flights is often comparable to the cost of train tickets, check the options. Airports are in all major cities of Java Island. Tickets and friendlocks.

Railway is laid through the whole island, the train can be reached almost to any of the major cities of the island. Trains on routes run high-speed and pretty comfortable (in business and exclusive classes). Book a train tickets in advance, see timetables and timetable here.

Intercity buses and minivans run both far distances and short. Buses and minibuses on Java are not the fastest and most secure type of transport, so buses should be obtained only to those directions to which it is impossible to get by train.

Car rental with driver ; Pretty popular movement format in the region. Machine with drivers can be rented in major cities, in any of the tourist agencies and / or with the help of hotel / guesthouse staff. The cost of renting a day will be around 50-60 $, taxi for long distances can also be booked by the same principle. Rent a car on your own only if you are a very confident driver and chaotic traffic. You do not hindle (rent a car on Java. See here).

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