Smoking Gunungs 14 days

Journey to some of Indonesia’s rawest volcanic landscapes and most ancient temples, travelling between two of Java’s mighty peaks, on our intrepid Smoking Gunungs holiday. Enjoy panoramic mountain views, stroll through Yogyakarta’s historic highlights, hike to see spectacular sunrises, and kick back on Bali’s blissful beaches.

At a glance

  • Follow ancient paths past temple ruins to the top of Mt Ungaran
  • Learn the secrets of coffee production at a mountainside plantation
  • Marvel at sunrise over Borobudur, and Mount Bromo’s volcanic landscape
  • Cycle a rural landscape to Prambanan’s impressive temples
  • Trek to the sulphurous summit of an active volcano
  • Unwind in the unspoilt beauty of north west Bali’s idyllic beaches

Our tailor-made service costs you no extra

This itinerary is designed to work straight off the peg, but we'll happily tailor it until it's a perfect fit for you, to ensure we’re making the absolute best of your time and funds. All you need to do is ask...

Your own private guides & drivers

You'll typically have your own private guides & drivers throughout your trip. When you will be sharing a service (eg a boat cruise) with others, we'll always let you know. 

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3-45-6
First Class£1,649£1,399£1,270

Kayu Arum Resort

Surrounded by peaceful forest, the Kayu Arum Resort is a relaxing retreat with traditional Indonesian style, just a short drive from the centre of Salatiga…
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Rumah Dharma

A village-style hotel about a mile and a half from the Borobudur temple complex, Rumah Dharma is good value, well presented and ideal if you’d rather stay off the beaten track...

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Excellent value hotel conveniently located in central Yogyakarta, the Eclipse is comfortable and very nicely presented...
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Bromo Cottages

Providing comfortable accommodation in a spectacular mountainside location overlooking Mount Bromo and Java’s Tengger Massif, the Bromo Cottages are modest but very nicely presented...
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Ketapang Indah

Situated in 12 acres of tranquil tropical gardens in Java’s spectacular Ijen region, the Ketapang Indah offers pleasant accommodation with lovely views over the Bali Strait...
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Adi Assri Beach Resort & Spa

Offering simple but very pleasant accommodation by Pemuteran Bay in North Bali, Adi Assri is very close to great diving and thriving nature of West Bali National Park...
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Situated on a 200 year old Dutch coffee estate that still produces a superb cup of Java, MesaStila is a luxurious healthy-living retreat in an absolutely stunning location...
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Plataran Heritage Borobudur

Nestling between rice terraces in sight of the Borobudur temple and the Menoreh Hills, the Plataran Heritage Borobudur is an oasis of old-world elegance...
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Dusun Jogja Village Inn

With its excellent location in the peaceful neighbourhood of Prawirotaman, not far from the Sultan's Palace, Dusun Jogja is a convenient and cosy hotel with good...
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Jiwa Jawa, Bromo

For those seeking proximity to Mount Bromo without compromising on creature comforts, Jiwa Jawa offers lovely lodge-based accommodation with just a short drive to some of the most spectacular views...
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Jiwa Jawa Resort, Ijen

Set deep in the forested foothills of the Ijen plateau, the Jiwa Jawa Resort displays its collection of intriguing artwork against a stunning natural background...
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Amertha Bali Villas

Not far from beautiful diving around Menjangan Island and great nature-spotting in West Bali National Park, the Amertha Villas sit in tropical gardens alongside tranquil Pemuteran Bay...
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Situated on a 200 year old Dutch coffee estate that still produces a superb cup of Java, MesaStila is a luxurious healthy-living retreat in an absolutely stunning location...
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Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa

Set on a hillside with fantastic views overlooking Borobudur and the valley beyond, the Plataran is not the closest hotel to the temple complex, but it is one of the most luxurious in the area...
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Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta

A truly stand-out heritage hotel in central Yogyakarta, the Phoenix was built in 1918 as the private residence of a wealthy merchant, and its timeless elegance is unmistakable...
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Plataran Bromo

The recently expanded Plataran Bromo resort provides chic, chalet-style accommodation with a warm family-friendly vibe...
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Jiwa Jawa Resort, Ijen

Set deep in the forested foothills of the Ijen plateau, the Jiwa Jawa Resort displays its collection of intriguing artwork against a stunning natural background...
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Matahari Beach Resort & Spa

A luxurious resort nestled discreetly in lush tropical foliage on the Eastern tip of Pemuteran Bay, the Matahari is a stunning spot to enjoy North Bali’s natural delights...
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Solo travellers are always welcome - please contact us for a tailored quote.

These prices are shown in GBP.
Selective Asia is a UK-registered company, but our client-base spans the globe, so we bank in both GBP and USD and can therefore provide a fixed price in either currency.
We also have payment facilities in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the EU, and can typically offer better-than-bank exchange rates on the date of payment in these currencies (against a booking priced in GBP).

  • If two volcanoes are simply not enough then you have come to the right place as Indonesia is a volcanologists utopia. A sunrise trek to the summit of Mount Batur on the island of Bali is an easy addition.
  • Boasting one of the world’s richest eco-systems and more than 10 national parks, the island of Sumatra is all about nature and wildlife. It’s just a short flight from Java, making it an easy combination and will offer a complete contrast to your Javanese experience. Ask your Selective Asia consultant for more information.
At Selective Asia we specialise in creating unique, tailor-made experiences. The holiday itineraries provided on this website are intended to help you visualise what is achievable in your destinations of choice, over a given period of time and at an intended budget.
Whilst many clients are happy with of our recommended itineraries in the current form (and at the price quoted), there are those that wish to personalise their holiday in some way, whether it be a change of hotel, an additional destination or even start from scratch. This is when our tailor-made specialists come into their own; with many years of experience both living and working in the region they are ideally equipped to advise on alternatives and to facilitate any necessary changes.
Please note: During high season periods (such as July - September and Christmas) hotels often levy a surcharge, and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.


  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation.


  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination.
  • Entry visas
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.


Flights We will provide any internal flights used within our itineraries. We are a fully ATOL bonded operator and can therefore also provide discounted flights from all UK airports. If you would like us to arrange your flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form. If you do not live in the UK then you will need to contact your local travel agent.

Visa You will require a visa for this holiday. For full visa details and up-to-date information please click here

Passport Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting. Ensure that you take a photocopy or scanned image of the key pages and any visas when you travel.

Insurance On all our holidays you must have comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria prevention You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your holiday. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking procedure Once you have selected your ideal holiday we will ask you to complete a booking form. We do not ask for any kind of payment at this stage and you are in no way committed to booking. Only once you are completely happy with all the holiday details will we ask for payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we will usually require a deposit of 20% with full payment due no later than 10 weeks before departure.

Changes to this itinerary If any of our holidays aren't quite right for you then we will amend the itinerary to your exact needs. Complete the enquiry form taking care to include any changes you would like us to introduce.

Travelling responsibly We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Further Information on our approach to responsible travel can be found here.

Make it yours! Call an Indonesia Specialist on 01273 670 001

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Karl - Selective Asia consultant

'Sunrises will never be the same again.'

Karl - Indonesia tailor-made specialist
Smoking Gunungs