Java is the most populous island in the world and home to over 50% of Indonesia’s people. From the chaotic capital of Jakarta, to the ancient temples of Prambanan and Borobudur, to the many volcanoes and national parks, Java is a fascinating place to say the very least. Explore this amazing island with us, as we show you how to travel from Jakarta to Bali overland, what to do with a week in Yogyakarta, and how to have a DIY Mt. Bromo adventure. Our Java travel guide is just what you need to make the most of your trip there.
Hike up active volcanoes, stand atop the world’s largest Buddhist temple, dive into Indonesian culture, and see the amazing blue fire inside a crater as you travel from Jakarta to Bali overland.
The cultural heart of Java and a vibrant, exciting city with lots to offer, Yogyakarta should be high atop your list if traveling to Indonesia. Plan your trip there with our Gypsy Guide full of tips, photos, videos, and so much more.
Rather than take a packaged tour, we like to do things the hard way. Our insane DIY Mt. Bromo adventure is the perfect example – staying in the highest village in Java, flying across the sea of sand on the back of motorbikes, and staring down into an active volcano.