Java – the land of volcanoes photography tour, 28 June – 5 July 2022

Welcome to the land of volcanoes – Java island. This photography tour is devoted to the highlights of the central Java – from mighty Bromo volcano to tall and beautiful Merapi volcano. A lot of waterfalls, ancient temples and even practising the seascape photography and use of filters in-fileds – this tour has the most concentration of spectacular Indonesia landscape. We will explore Central Java for entire week with the following itinerary, and you will be able to get similar and better images than from my recent scouting trip:

Day 1, JUNE 28

Arrival to Java, Surabaya airport on any flight before 7 p.m. Our driver will pick you up and transfer to our hotel in Trawas (1.5 h transfer). In the evening we have welcome dinner together. It is just a meeting day so you can relax after your flight to Java.

Day 8, 5 July

We’ll photograph Borobudur temple from the distance using telephoto lens.

Located on the island of Java, the magnificent Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument.

The temple sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. Built between AD 780 and 840 during the reign of Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India’s influence on the region. However, there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. It is no wonder that Borobudur is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

After sunrise at the viewpoint to the temple we go back to hotel to check out. Transfer to Yogyakarta is included. Here we say goodbye to each other. Please do not plan your flight our of Yogyakarta airport earlier than 4 p.m.


Total price: 4200 USD per person twin share
Single supplement:
750 USD
Maximum Number of Participants: 10

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation double/twin rooms sharing (singles available upon request with single supplement),
  • all meals (three per day) and non-alchohol drinks,
  • all transportation during the tour, including local flight Surabaya to Yogyakarta
  • photography tuition,
  • entrance fees and all local taxes, except entrance to Borobudur temple.

Not included in the price:

– Airfare to Java
– Visas (if applicable)
– Single supplement
– Entrance to Borobudur temple

What to bring

– DSLR camera with tripod and remote shutter release
– A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40. Best lens for use in wide-angle scenes or architecture photography
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm.  Be sure to have additional tripod mount to this lens.
– Set of filters for seascape photography: ND 3, 6, 10 stop and CPL filters

Tour leaders



Daniel Kordan

Landscape and travel photographer based in Bali, Indonesia. Partner with Iceland photo tours, instagram @Danielkordan with 1.8 Million followers, Nikon and Gitzo ambassador.


Agung Odi

Travel and Landscape photographer, local guide from Bali.

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