Plataran Silk Trails
During the last few years, Indonesia has embarked on aggressive infrastructure development projects, including in telecommunications and toll road connectivity, linking and eliminating the gap between various cities and destinations in Indonesia. These new telecommunications support and toll road interconnectivity made travel by land in Indonesia more efficient, fast, and safe, while at the same time showcasing Indonesia’s beautiful countryside scenery.
With the “new normal” imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we now have the privilege and luxury of working virtually from anywhere 24 hour around the clock with the ability to connect and e-meet with everyone through internet supported applications such as Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams from the comfort of our homes or even while traveling & relaxing in various leisure and holiday destinations.
Plataran, being the True Indonesia Icon, has taken the lead in putting together various creative and customer friendly hospitality products, and has recently launched its Plataran Silk Trail Program which aims to facilitate land-based travel for people who wish to explore and visit Plataran’s iconic and magical properties all over Indonesia, as an alternative to the usual air-based journeys.
The Plataran Silk Trails Program offers travelers the chance to embark on a whole new adventure and exciting experience of exploring Indonesia’s varied countryside sceneries from the toll roads (including mountains, paddy fields, cities, and rivers) while traversing Indonesia’s new toll roads. Land-based travel also allows travelers to fully immerse themselves in the diversity of cultures and culinary feasts of each town that they pass. All these experiences are made easier, safer and more convenient with the support of good telecommunications infrastructure, which keeps travelers constantly connected and able to continue with their daily routines while on the road and at Plataran’s properties, thereby guaranteeing travelers a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience which Plataran’s unique nature encounters is well known for.
In Plataran Silk Trails, you can opt for “Java Trails” to stay at Plataran Borobudur and Plataran Bromo or the more comprehensive “Java-Bali Trails,” which covers Plataran Borobudur, Plataran Bromo, and Plataran Menjangan, with the option to extend to Plataran Ubud and Plataran Canggu. For those wishing to return by air travel, we have a Garuda Indonesia Premium City Check-in facility in the resorts by Plataran, which will provide you safe and hassle-free check-in. We can also arrange for your vehicle to be sent back by our Towing Car Agent Service. For those who wish to rent a luxury van, Plataran can also arrange for this service through several reputable third-party van and taxi providers, or by using the Plataran Limousine Service.
The memorable driving journey starts from Jakarta and will traverse West and Central Java via the Cikampek - Semarang Toll road Connection. The trip covers around 440 km of distance for a minimum of five-hour journey on normal condition. Take a quick break, stretch out and re-fuel at Cirebon or Tegal and taste their local mouthwatering delicacies. Should you drive out early in the morning, you should arrive just in time for lunch at Semarang, the capital and largest city of the Central Java province. It is famous for its historical landmark Lawang Sewu and an array of culinary indulgences such as lumpia Semarang, wingko babat, soto bangkong, and garang asem to name a few street food tastings.
From Semarang, you will continue your travel to the south heading to Jogyakarta on Bawen Toll Road, cruising through scenic Ambarawa - Magelang outer ring road for a short two-hour drive before arriving at Plataran Borobudur.
After a long drive, indulge in a sublime, soul-soothing spa pampering, and exquisite gastronomical experience with an unparalleled view of Borobudur Temple at every turn. And the next day early morning, take your time to take a beautiful sunrise photo at Plataran Mata Langit overlooking six mountains, the Progo River, two cities, and the Borobudur Temple from above the clouds.
Spend a couple of nights at this enchanting hideaway set against the backdrop of magnificent Borobudur Temple and the picturesque Menoreh Hills. Enjoy Plataran’s well-known cuisine and various encounters such as Borobudur Temple hiking, village visits, horse riding and deers feeding at our mini zoo. If you wish to stay connected with your routine business, feel free to use our good and reliable internet system inside your villa and throughout the resort.
Refreshed and rested, you will continue the on-land adventure to Plataran Bromo in East Java through 312KM of Kartosuro (Solo) – Mojokerto – Purwodadi (Pasuruan) Toll Road connections. Formed mostly of volcanic origins, Java island contains thirty-eight mountains forming an east-west spine that have at one time or another been active volcanoes, which will create magnificent views to drive from Borobudur to Bromo. You will encounter vistas encompassed of Mount Merapi, Mount Lawu, and Mount Arjuna in this popular trail.
Borobudur-Bromo trail has a shorter distance than Jakarta-Borobudur; hence there is spare time for you and your loved ones. Make a detour to go sightseeing at cultural heritage sites like Candi Prambanan along the way, fueled up with Solo’s favorite soto tengkleng before traversing the Purwodadi, Pasuruan - East Java bracket toll road. As soon as you take an exit from the highway, visit the Indonesia Safari Park in Prigen to introduce plenty of faunas to the little members of your family. With only an hour left to drive before arriving at Plataran Bromo, you will be welcomed by a cold climate in the “Switzerland of Java,” just in time for a cozy moment inside our comfortable beds.
Nestled on the highlands of Bromo, Plataran Bromo offers sublime views of the rural beauty of agricultural plantations woven into the surrounding hills overlooking Surabaya and the Mount Bromo. Plataran Bromo is strategically located at the gateway of the biosphere reserve – Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Surrounding nature and wilderness lure visitors to get off the beaten track for a couple of nights of unforgettable retreat including to visit the whispering sands in Mount Bromo and the magnificent Penanjakan Hill to view the world-acknowledged best sunrise. When leaving Plataran Bromo, as in Plataran Borobudur, you also have the option to fly back by air from Surabaya or Malang and enjoy our Garuda Indonesia Premium City Check-in by Plataran right from your room and leave your car to be sent back by our Car Towing Service Agent.
If you wish to extend your trip to Bali Trail, then pack up delicious meal boxes from Plataran Bromo before you head off to the next destination of Plataran Menjangan - The Getaway Planet - Nature Unleashed. Plataran Menjangan located at the closest proximity to the Java Island, and lies at Plataran L’Harmonie - God’s Secret Courtyard which is consists of 382 hectares of forests, mangroves and 7 kilometer beach shore stretch off the West Bali National Park.
Take the adventure to the shorter distance of 280 kilometers roadway or the north or midland trails to Ketapang Harbour, and continue with the unforgettable experience of crossing the Bali strait. The north trails will pamper travelers who are a fan of the coastal environment, allowing them to make a pit-stop at the white sandy beach of Situbondo, gazing at Baluran National Park, where its vast savannah landscape, famously known as The Africa of Java, is located.
For the true adventurers, you may take longer midland trails to observe the magical craters that lie in passage, the lush Wurung crater, or hike uphill to witness the famous blue fire of the Ijen crater mountain. Take a pause from driving and hop onboard with options to traverse by way of a ferry ride from Ketapang Port to Gilimanuk Harbour or order a sea voyage with Plataran Private Cruises from Watudodol Pier straight to an excursion and snorkeling to Menjangan Island for a day trip. Shortly, you will arrive at our last destination, Plataran Menjangan.
Be at one with the natural habitat of the surrounding forest and glimmering ocean, making this destination the ultimate getaway planet and meeting our various wild floras and faunas, including the world endangered Bali Starling Bird (Jalak Bali) and sunset cruise at our Bay. As other Plataran Silk Trail destinations, you also have the option to end your road trip in Plataran Menjangan and return by air through Banyuwangi airport.
When you have more energy to spend while keeping your daily business activities through the telecommunication supports, you may want to extend your trip a bit further. Hop on Plataran Ubud and Plataran Canggu before going back to Jakarta by air travels and leave your car with us to handle.
Imagine the shared memories you will have on this unforgettable land journey with your loved ones whilst paying your respects to the rich Indonesian cultures, nature, and people.
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