ACTIVITIES   /   ECO WALKS, DAY HIKES AND BIKING

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VILLAGE TOUR 1/2D

This circular route from Kaliandra takes you at an easy-going pace via villages and farmland with crops and occasional livestock pens. It can be extended to include lunch in the village or an organic picknic at a scenic spot. Throughout the walk you’ll see crops including cassava and pineapples, or perhaps farmers working their fields with oxen and wooden ploughs. You'll also see some wildlife, including beautiful butterflies and birds.
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VILLAGE TOUR WITH BIKE 1/2D

This circular route from Kaliandra takes you through villages and farmland with crops and occasional livestock pens. It can be extended to include lunch in the village or an organic picknic at a scenic spot. Throughout the walk you’ll see crops including cassava and pineapples, or perhaps farmers working their fields with oxen and wooden ploughs. You'll also see some wildlife, including beautiful butterflies and birds. Keep in mind that roads are steep around Kaliandra and that you might have to push your bike at some places.
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BIRD WATCHING 1/2D

Being situated on the scenic slopes of Mount Arjuna, Kaliandra has good access to a variety of bird watching treks on the Arjuna, Welirang and Sulphur mountain, featuring a wide array of Java’s endemic birds. We can tailor the bird watching for you and also offer night bird watching.
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TEA PLANTATION WITH BIKE 1/2D

This half-day trip starts at the picturesque Wonosari tea plantation, located at an altitude of 950-1250m above sea level. We start the day with a tour of the tea plantation, where you learn about green, black and white tea and how it’s processed and get a chance to sample the tea. Thereafter we cycle through the tea plantation, where you get to soak in the natural beauty of the panorama. The trip takes us through interesting landscapes and forest and ends when we reach to Kaliandra grounds after approximately 3 hours of cycling.
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ARJUNA HORSE RIDING 1/2D

We offer horse-riding excursion in our own 40 hectares estate and in the forests and villages beyond. Depending on your comfort level, the horse can be guided or you can ride it freely. These rides are perfect to explore our organic farming activity and get to know the charming villagers nearby.
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TAMPUWONO SHRINES 1D

This exciting full-day hike starts from the Tambak Watu village, where the first historical shrine can be found. The Tampuwono shrine is a route of pilgrimage for those who embrace ‘Kebatinan’ belief, it a mixture of Islam, Hindu and animism. The shrines were left by Majapahit Empire, the last Empire in the area. This program will end in the highest shrine, the ‘Sepilar’, from there you will enjoy the beautiful scenery while enjoying traditional Javanese snack.
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ARJUNA DAY HIKE 1D

There are a variety of day hikes around Kaliandra: One of our gentler hikes takes you through woodland, farms and pine woods. Our guides will share their knowledge of local farming techniques. After about 3 hours you reach the village of Tambak Sari to take lunch in a local house, giving you the chance to experience Javanese hospitality and home-grown coffee at first hand. You then visit two local shrines, with the option of a more challenging hike to two more. The return to Kaliandra is by car via tiny lanes with views of sweeping rice terraces.
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MYSTICAL INDROKILO 1D

A challenging and exciting hike, clearing your own paths at times and extremely steep in places. Indrokilo is a pilgrimage site for people who adhere to Javanese mysticism, a blend of pre-Islamic beliefs related to Hinduism and animism. At certain times of the day you may see the black leaf-monkeys which inhabit densely wooded areas. After visiting the shrine, you walk via easier paths down to the Café Hortensia for a welcome cool drink, then return to Kaliandra via woods, farms and villages.