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Volcanic conditions allowing, there may be the opportunity to take an optional excursion to climb the crater of Mount Ijen early this morning.
The trek up to the highest point (2300 m) is undertaken in the early hours to see sunrise across the stunning sulphuric crater lake, its milky green waters surrounded by steep natural dams of craggy rock.
We must change our vehicle for the last part of our journey as we head off the main road.
We arrive in time for a late lunch break, after which our tour leader will take us for a three hour trek through the Sand Sea towards Mount Bromo.
Maximum group size ranges from between 6 to 20 people, depending on the type of trip, the transport and accommodation used and activities included.
We rarely have groups that are smaller than five or six people and the average is 12 people plus an Explore leader. Situated almost exactly halfway along the length of Java, in an area considered to be the heartland of the Javanese, Yogakarta is home to some of the island's oldest traditions and blessed with a rich, fertile soil from the volcanic ash.
Substantial work has been carried out to salvage the exquisite carvings and designs that adorn the structure and we can wander through the site today and marvel at the incredible detail of its narrative panels, which detail everything from Buddhist doctrines to the daily life of the Javanese. There is the opportunity to view a performance of Ramayana Ballet, an adaptation of the Hindu epic in the evening.
Leaving Yogyakarta this morning we drive east stopping to visit the palace of Puri Mangkunegaran, which has the largest pavilion in Indonesia, a cavernous structure with a vividly decorated ceiling depicting figures of the Javanese zodiac.
This morning we head west to Borobodur, the largest and most impressive Buddhist monument in the southern hemisphere.
On Bali we walk through rice paddies, enjoy the Bohemian charm of Ubud and spend time on both black and white sand beaches.
There is also the opportunity to take an early morning dolphin safari by boat.
Our standard, mid-range accommodation offers a good level of service, often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool.
Generally rooms will be comfortable with en suite facilities.