Java, Indonesia’s fifth largest and most populous island, is the cultural and economic heartland of the country. Situated in between Sumatra to the east and Bali to the west, Java is a geographically remarkable island, with 121 currently active volcanoes and a large number of varied and unique national parks. This, combined with a rich cultural heritage, provides any visitor with a truly fascinating and unique holiday.
The capital, Jakarta, is developing at a rapid pace and the urban sprawl continues to spread. It is a giant mega city and is the centre of modern Indonesia. Feed your inquisitive side in the central region, while immersing yourself in history, archaeology and art. Here you’ll find the largest Buddhist structure on Earth, the magnificent Borobudur, which cannot be missed. Yogyakarta is the soulful centre of the island, bursting with history, culture and delicious Indonesian cuisine, where nearby lies the most active volcano in the country, the towering Mount Merapi. For the most extreme and scenic locations, head to the east where trekking and surfing opportunities are a plenty, and the scenery and cuisine are set to assault the senses. You’ll also come in close contact to nature experiencing the unparalleled biodiversity of Ujung Kulon and Baluran National Parks. For those seeking the ultimate hiking adventures, the mystical and extraordinary Mount Bromo and Ijen volcanoes will reward you with out-of-this-world landscapes.
Java Holiday Ideas:
Essential Java with Paradise Island Beach
Experience the scenery, culture and history of Java before relaxing at your chosen tropical beach paradise.
Explore Java's scenery, temples and a tropical island whilst staying in some of Indonesia's very best accommodation.
Journey East Across Java & Bali
Travel overland through Java to Bali taking in the contrasting cultures and scenery of the exotic neighbouring islands.
Essential Java and Bali
The best of Bali's the culture, scenery and beaches along with the magical temples and history of Java.