Yogyakarta & Merapi Tour
- 4 Days
Upon arrival at Yogyakarta, pick up by our guide. Then proceed to Prambanan Temple. one of the most beautiful Hindu temples in Indonesia. The local people also call the temple as the Roro Jonggrang, meaning the temple of the slender virgin. According to the local belief, the temple was a beautiful virgin, who was cursed after ignoring her promise.
From the temple, we drive to the north to Magelang Town, app 55 km from the temple. Magelang is the home of the National Army Academy Stay overnight in Magelang.
Hotel plan : Sarasvati Borobudur or similar
VERY EARLY in the morning, we visit Borobudur Temple (sunrise trip), the most famous of Indonesia's temples. This huge Buddhist pyramid is a Buddhism's largest shrine in Indonesia, built in the 9th century. Located north west of Jogyakarta, Borobudur was completed in the second half of the ninth century. Borobudur was unknown and neglected for almost a thousand years, covered under thick layers of volcanic ash. From a far Borobudur looks like a huge but ordinary stone construction. But from nearby we can see that it consists of hundreds of wonderfully detailed statues and sculptures, representing Buddhist teachings mixed with images of Javanese life of a thousand years ago.
Back to hotel for breakfast.
Then drive to Kaliurang, the slope of Merapi and visit Kaliadem area to enjoy the Merapi Volcano from closest distance (Jeep tour). If it is permitted, we will make a pleasant walk to the higher point of this still active volcano Back to Magelang before lunch time, then proceed to Candirejo Village, riding Dokar horse carriage and taking a walk exploring the richness of Candirejo village to gain insight of daily local community either in custom, tradition, the agriculture system of inter cropping. Having direct experience with the local people in the field of planting, preparing the ground for cultivation, picking many kinds of the seasonal fruits is memorable chance young coconut water freshly pick up from the coco tree make a complete decoration.
Then, we head to the downtown of Jogjakarta.
Hotel plan :
Our tour of this historical city starts with a visit to the King Palace located in the city center. The palace was the center of the government of Mataram Islam kingdom and is now a center of the Javanese art and culture. Then we take you to witness how the locals make their wonderful batik and the craftsmen at work in a silver handicraft factory.
Then, we drive to the west of Jogjakarta, to Banguncipto village. We may need approximately 1.5 hr drive through the smooth road of Jogjakarta.
Even though the village is close to Jogjakarta, we still can enjoy the very typical life of the locals. You can hire bicycle and ride through the village, passing farm land, rice field, stops at some interesting places, meet the locals at work, observe their daily work (making Gamelan music instrument, or making soya bean, making salted egg, etc).
In the evening, we take you for a dinner while watching Ramayana Dance performance at Purawisata in downtown.
After breakfast, we can take you for shopping before transfer to the airport.
Transfer to the new airport of Yogjakarta then fly to your next destination
- Tailor Made Program
- Flexible Departure Date
- Private Trip