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BALI

WHERE?

Bali
Indonesian Paradise

WHAT TO DO?

Culture, cuisine, nature and much more!

FOR WHOM?

Both experienced and unexperienced travellers, families

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There is no denying that Bali has been perceived as the most popular tourist destination of Indonesia for many years. Nowadays this thriving island seems to be even one of the most important tourist destinations in Asia. This position will be probably even stronger owing to the latest TripAdvisor award (2016) for Bali as the most popular island in Asia. The significance of Bali is mainly caused by its unique culture based on Balinese Hinduism. However, despite its amazing religious ceremonies, colorful clothing of the inhabitants as well as original architecture Bali is primarily famous owing to the natural environment, white-sand beaches, national parks full of wild animals, water sports as well as exceptional landscapes of never-ending rice fields and the highest mountain of the island – Mount Agung.

 

Despite its huge popularity Bali is still a great option for budget travelers as well as those looking for a wide range of attractions. There is no doubting the Balinese offer is a great deal for both families with children and single tourists. It seems certain that everybody can find something exceptional among attractions such as surfing, snorkeling, hiking or just observing local tradition, Hindu ceremonies and customs in countless villages located in the heart of this beautiful island.

BOROBUDUR

WHERE?

Borobudur
Central Java

WHAT TO DO?

Observe amazing sunsets and sunrises
from the biggest Buddist temple in Java!

FOR WHOM?

For everybody who loves
unique architecture and wonderful views

Candi Borobudur is the biggest Buddhist temple in the world, which was constructed in the 9th century by Syailendra Dynasty. Its architecture and three main levels of the temple reflect Buddhist cosmology: Kamadhatu, the phenomenal world, the world of desire; Rupadhatu, the transitional sphere where human beings are released from their corporeal form and worldly concerns; and Arupadhatu, the sphere of Gods, the sphere of perfection and enlightenment. Thousands reliefs depict mysterious and majestic atmosphere of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death, as well as Buddha’s way to achieve Nirvana.

 

Surrounded by volcanoes and stunningly beautiful landscape of ever-green rice fields Borobudur temple is certainly a must-see for everybody visiting Java island. There is no doubt that Borobudur’s beauty and magnificence can work on visitors’ imagination about the power and development of ancient Javanese civilisations. Consequently exploring Borobudur temple can be not only a travelling experience but also a chance to understand the spirituality of ancient Javanese people. An important advantage of the temple is its location. The temple is located in the heart of the island, a stone’s throw from two the most important Javanese cities: Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo).

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BROMO

WHERE?

Bromo National Park
East Java

WHAT TO DO?

Explore the most famous volcanic
complex in Indonesia!

FOR WHOM?

Everybody who is not afraid
of volcanic eruptions ;)

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Mount Bromo is one of the peaks of huge volcanic complex known  as Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park located nearby three Javanese cities: Probolinggo, Malang and Pasuruan. The mountain is especially famous among local and foreign tourists because of its beautiful sunrise view. However, to experience the beauty of this amazing landscape it is neccessary to start hiking before dawe, usually at 3 a.m. There is no denying that the best spot to watch the sunrise in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park is Penanjakan. The mysterious atmosphere of this amazing places is even stronger because of the religious significance of the volcanic complex for a local Tengger tribe, which still follows ancient Hindu ceremonies in various spots located in the National Park including Pura Poten temple. Certainly the view of vast caldera as well as spirituality of this unique place will provide you one of the most unforgettable experience in your life.

 

Once a year the people of Tengger tribe hold Yadna Kasada ceremony every 14th night on Kasada month (full moon). This ceremony is aimed to pray for wealthy and peace to God (Sang Hyang Widi). During the ceremony, Tengger people gather at the peak of Mount Bromo carrying various offerings for the Supreme God Sang Hyang Widi and pray together for peace and wealth in their life. It is worth emphasising that all ceremonies can be observed by tourists who wish to understand local tradition and experience transcendental significance of this amazing place.

KARIMUNJAWA

WHERE?

Karimunjawa
Jepara Regency

WHAT TO DO?

Swimming with dolphins,
water sports and much more!

FOR WHOM?

Watersports lovers

Have you ever had a dream about holidays in a tropical paradise? No people, no infrastructure, just you, an emerald sea, an equatorial evergreen forest and never-ending beaches. This is what you can find in the Karimunjawa archipelago, 27 islands located in the north of Java. Most of them compose the Karimunjawa National Park. These islands are especially famous among water sports lovers because of a diverse offer including snorkeling, diving and much more. But don’t judge a book by its cover! If you expect a developed resort in a paradise you will be surely surprised. The infrastructure of the archipelago is extremely limited and it is necessary to emphasize that a trip to these islands can be a bit tricky, especially in the rainy season. Actually the only way to get there are ferries from Jepara, other option are private air charters from Semarang.

 

Explore Solo Community offers adventurous packages to explore the beauty of Karimunjawa islands. Don’t waste your time for thinking; just join us exploring the exotic Karimunjawa islands.

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KAWAH IJEN

WHERE?

Ijen Plateau
East Java

WHAT TO DO?

Hiking at dawn to experience
mysterious blue fire of Ijen crater

FOR WHOM?

Everybody able to face
a moderate hiking trail

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Ijen is an active volcano situated between three regencies in East Java: Banyuwangi, Situbondo and Bondowoso. Ijen crater is a popular destination for a night hike in order to experience a phenomenon of mysterious blue fire. Apart from wonderful landscapes, emerald lake and stunning mountains located around Ijen tourists are usually impressed by an opportunity to see a traditional way of sulphur exploitation. Every day dozens of sulphur miners pass the way to Ijen crater while carrying extremely heavy loads of sulphur stones. Difficulties in their daily-life concern not only harsh climate of Ijen Plateau and the burden of their job. Most of them work in danger of toxic fumes emanating directly from the crater.

 

Ijen Plataeu is also famous because of its huge coffee plantations. Owing to its climate you will experience a unique taste of local coffee beans, which are famous all over the country. Certainly its taste is even better if you just look around and see amazing montainous landscape, fresh air and ever-green fields of coffee plantations.

LOMBOK

WHERE?

Lombok

WHAT TO DO?

Water sports, hiking,
culture and sunbathing!

FOR WHOM?

Wide range of attractions should meet expectations of all travellers!

Lombok Island is administratively a city in West Nusa Tenggara province. The island is located in a transition of imaginary line of Wallace which sets apart the Indonesian west and east area. Thus, there are various unique floras and fauna can be found. No need to wonder of the natural beauty consisting of beaches, mountains, islands and underwater. The tourism attractions in Lombok are beaches with their mostly long coastal line beautified with uniquely flora. Beaches in the southern part such as Kuta Lombok, Gerupuk, etc., are beaches before Indian Ocean with big waves crashing the coral stones. Some of them are surfing spots for tourists who mostly come from foreign countries. In the west part of Lombok which is alongside Senggigi to the north part are located white sandy beaches with stretched coastal line, coconut forest ashore, as we can see Coco Beach from Malimbu hill. Sea tourism can be enjoyed in the three Gilis located in the west part of Lombok Island by going across the sea from Bangsal port. Snorkeling, diving and exploring these Gilis will be an unforgettable moment.

 

The mountainous Lombok landscape is a special exotism. For example, from Malimbu hill, the tourists can witness the beauty of western Lombok coastal line, Mount Rinjani and the three Gilis; Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno all at one. The magnificence of the slope of Mount Rinjani can be explored by visiting Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfall in Senaru village which is an entrance gate to the area of Mount Rinjani National Park. The splendor and greeny forest like Baun Pusuk forest in which loads of monkeys inhabit is worthy to be explored.

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MERAPI

WHERE?

Mount Merapi
Central Java

WHAT TO DO?

Unique hiking experience
Reach the peak of an active volcano!

FOR WHOM?

Fit travellers waiting for an experience of slightly more challenging trail

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Mount Merapi, the most active volcano in Indonesia, is standing in the border of two provinces: Yogyakarta and Central Java with the elevation of 2,930 m above the sea level. The stratovolcano often blows smoke out of its mountaintop which is always worth on camera capture.  It has regularly erupted for centuries, the last big eruption happened in October 2010 which has reshaped the caldera.

 

Located about 28 kms north of Yogyakarta city, the mountain is a place of many villages which the highest is only 2 kms from the top (about 1,700 m above the sea level). Thousands of people inhabiting the flank of the mountain scattered in many villages. They have strong life tradition and myth related to the mountain which affects their cultural life. Their life philosophy is closely related to the way they view the mountain for both bringing bless for the fertile land for farming and harm when the disaster comes due to the eruption. To climb Mt. Merapi, it needs averagely six hours via Selo point, which is located between Mount Merapi and Merbabu at Boyolali municipality. Mount climbers can reach the peak by passing through stony steep trek covered by bank of volcanic materials. At the peak, the stunning view of  Mount Merbabu, the neighbor mountain, will pay back any effort to conquer the trek.

SOLO

WHERE?

Solo (Surakarta)
Central Java

WHAT TO DO?

Explore Javanese culture, cuisine, music, batik and much more!

FOR WHOM?

For everybody looking for
a new cultural experience

Solo, which is also known as Surakarta, is undoubtedly one of the most important cities in Javanese history, therefore the city is today perceived as the cultural capital of Central Java. The significance of Surakarta is based on traditional Javanese culture preserved in all aspects of local community’s life. Among the most important tourist spots in the city you can find Keraton Surakarta–the palace of Sultans of Surakarta from Kasunanan family, numerous traditional markets such as Pasar Gede, antiques market Triwndhu, museums and factories of traditional batik clothes. Despite its moderate size the city offers a lot of cultural performances organised by local communities and students from the biggest universities of Surakarta. In places such as fort Vastenburg or Teman Budaya Jawa Tengah tourists can experience real Javanese culture e.g. gamelan music, traditional dances, Wayang and much more.

 

There is no doubt that in Solo area it is easy to find unique places, among the most significant tourist attractions it is worth emphasising Sangiran, which is an archaeological excavation site and museum famous of a vast collection of human fossils. However for most of Javanese living in Solo the most popular tourist destination is Tawangmangu, the town located on the slope of Mount Lawu, which is also a border with the province of East Java. Tawangmangu is a great option for travellers looking for both wonderful Indonesian nature and unique local culture. In Tawangmangu you will find ancient temples, evergreen tea plantations and amazing waterfalls.

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The history of ExploreSolo.com begins in 2010 in Surakarta (Indonesia), the city which is perceived as the cultural capital of Central Java. The significance of Surakarta is based on traditional Javanese culture preserved in all aspects of local community’s life. Having a deep understanding of unique values of Javanese culture as well as its heritage we would like to offer you something more than just a tour. Our goal is to extend your knowledge by a travel and experience, provide you as much information as possible and show you authentic Indonesia with its miracles of nature, culture, life of common people, and much more. 

 

We offer both tours and packages, however we will be glad to help you organise a tailor-made tour. Furthermore, we can help you arrange a guide in most destinations as well as rent a car or motorbike. It is worth emphasising that the advantages of travelling with us are based on our experience with both foreign and domestic customers, our international staff as well as our love and attitude to travels. Do not hesitate and be the part of ExploreSolo.com family! An adventure is waiting for you!

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Couple days ago, I went to a Bromo and Ijen tour with Explore Solo and I must admit that it was one of the best trips I have ever done in my life! I can definitely recommend Explore Solo to anyone! Actually I am thinking about going to another tour with this company in a couple of days now :)

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We had a great time in Surabaya last January 2014. Thanks to our tour guide for making our Bromo trip a very memorable one. Even though it was raining that morning, we were still able to capture amazing views and we were so happy to see a double rainbow! I can highly recommend ExploreSolo to everyone who wishes to visit Mount Bromo. Thank again!

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