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About Java- Java Island is one of five biggest islands in Indonesia and the 13th biggest Island in the world, and known as the most densely populated one in this archipelago country. Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia is located at the western part of Java. This island evolved as the center of economic, social, politics and culture. This island was where the Hindu-Buddhist Kingdoms, Islam Empires and Dutch Colonial ever reigned powerfully. Java has become the melting pot where almost every ethnic of Indonesia you can find here. Javanese is the dominant language among other local languages, and Bahasa Indonesia is spoken by them. Majority of the inhabitants are Muslim, and has diverse of beliefs and cultures. Java was very fertile and surplus of rice production in the ancient time. It is rich of major volcanoes such as Mt Merapi, Mt Slamet, Mt Kelud, Mt Bromo, Mt Semeru. Major tourist attractions in Java are Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta (Jogja), Bandung, Mt Bromo and Ijen Crater.
East Java in a Glance – East Java is srategically located between Bali and Jogja (Yogyakarta) that are known as the major tourist destination in Indonesia. It has ease of access from Jakarta, Denpasar, Jogja and other domestic flight routes and also daily flight to/fro Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. From Jogja can be reached by landline and from Bali to East Java can be accessed overland via Bali Strait by Ferry. East Java is rich of natural attractions. You can explore active volcano, acid crater lake, lush national forrest, wildlife, awesome barrels to surf, caves and pristine islands. Cultural attractions in East Java are also abundant from Majapahit Empire site, historical colonial buildings in Surabaya, traditional event such as Bull Race, and festival event like Jember Fashion carnaval. With few etnics living in this area, such as Javanese, Madurese, Osing, Chinese, Tenggerese, and Balinese, making cultural richness of East Java colorful.
Brief about Central o Java –Central Java is the center of Javanese culture especially Jogja. It has long history of date back in 7th Century from Kalingga Kingdom to Mataram, and now still monarchy still exists in Jogja and Solo. Javanese is known as polite people, they speak Javanese with various accents. Jogja is the second most popular destination in Indonesia after Bali. It is popular for its cultural attractions from its past history ranges from sultan palace, traditional batik painting, other old buildings and many more. Mt Merapi, considered as the most active and dangerous volcano in the world is located in Jogja. Central Java has the magnificent Borobudur Temple, Karimunjawa Marine National Park and Dieng Plateau. Solo is known as batik center where batik painter can be found easily in villages. There are 3 major gates in Central part of Java, Adi Sumarmo Airport in Solo, Adi Sucipto Airport in Jogja and Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang.
Getaway Tours serves as travel agent and tour operator based in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, and specializing in tours to East and Central Java. Getaway Tours as subsidiary is under the umbrella of Koperasi Kanugoro Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Satya Widya Surabaya that is licensed by The Department of Tourism, Art, and Culture of East Java 64/HK.503/IX/556/2000. We have representatives in Jogja and Bali. We are an expert to assist you to discover Mt Bromo with its wonderful sunrise and spectacular crater,Ijen Crater, and also other parts of East Java from white sandy beaches, green forest, and its culture. We also organize tours to Borobudur temple, Dieng Plateau, Jogja and Bali.