Destination

Java Holidays

Rainforests, volcanoes, cities and temples

Discover one of the most beautiful Indonesian islands, lined with vibrant rice fields and dotted with volcanoes - many of which are still active today. Head to East Java to see the huge mountain range of Gunung Bromo, which stands in a sea of ashen, volcanic sand and surrounded by towering cliffs of the crater's edge. In Central Java don't miss the UNESCO World Heritage site and 9th century Buddhist temple of Borobudur. Despite it's natural beauty, Java is the most populated island on earth and home to 140 million people with 10 million living in the capital Jakarta

With a wide variety of sights and attractions, Indonesia is perfect for a multi-centre holiday.

Destination Highlights
  • Borobudur Temple
  • Prambanan Temple
  • Yogyakarta Sultan’s Palace
  • Mount Bromo
  • Ijen crater
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT+8 hours
  • Currency IDR - Indonesian Rupiah
  • Visa Information British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days
  • Language Indonesian, but English is widely spoken in the main tourist areas
  • Flight Time Approx 14 hours; direct flights to Jakarta from the UK are available
  • Health Information No specific vaccinations required

Top Tips from our Experts

Gary

Destination Specialist

For incredible photos make sure to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur just before sunrise. Nothing can prepare you for the experience as the sun begins to rise over the temple it's simply breathtaking.

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