East Java has many hidden treasures for those who want to go off the beaten path. At many places you will get unforgettable impressions of Javanese villages, tranquil in time. Beautiful rice fields, for centuries processed in an eternal same rhythm, surround the mighty volcanoes. Some of those mountains are easy to climb. The fantastic views from their peak are incomparable. Numerous plantations, remains of the colonial period, are idyllic situated in the rainforest. A small strait of nearly one and a half kilometer separates Bali from Java - but between the two islands there is a world of difference.