Cultural Heart of Java

Overview

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Overview

NOTE - we can organise a departure on any date for a minimum of two people. Use the dates (right) as a guide and let us know if you'd like to travel on alternate dates. 

This awe-inspiring monument, Borobudur temple (pictured above), is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument. It’s widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. It was built in the 9th century and reflects India's influence on the region, combined with indigenous scenes that make it uniquely Indonesian.

Prambanan (right) consists of Prambanan Temple (also called Loro Jonggrang), Sewu Temple, Bubrah Temple and Lumbung Temple. The complex comprises 240 temples that form the Prambanan Archaeological Park. They were built during Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the 8th century AD. 

Sample itinerary

Day 1: Bali to Yogyakarta - Prambanan - Yogyakarta Palace
This morning you will be transferred to the airport to meet your flights to Yogyakarta. On arrival you will start the day with a visit Prambanan Temple; a Hindu complex made up of a series of individual temples set on a huge open plain. Here, you will learn about the history of the temples and the massive rebuilding effort that is currently underway. You will then stop for an early lunch in a nearby restaurant before visiting the Yogyyakarta Palace. At the palace you will learn about the Javanese culture and how it continues to play a large role in the lives of the local people. On your way back to your hotel you will stop for a short visit to the water temple, also known as Taman Sari. You will then be transferred to the Swiss BelBoutique Yogyakarta for your overnight accommodation.  (B,L)

Day 2: Mount Merapi Lava Tour – City Tour

This morning you will be transferred to the Mount Merapi region about 28 kilometres north of Yogyarkarta to board 4WD vehicles to visit the volcano lava fields. This will be followed by a Yogyakarta city tour where you will see the local craft of batik and silver making. This evening you have free time to spend the evening relaxing by the pool or take a stroll down Jalan Malioboro for some shopping. (B,L)

Optional extra: You have the option of watching the Ramayana Ballet on one of your nights in Yogyakarta. The Hindu love story is performed by hundreds of dancers with the remarkable backdrop of Prambanan in the background.

Day 3: Borobudur - Semarang
This morning you will wake early to transfer to Borobudur to view the magnificent sunset over the biggest Buddhist temple in the world. As the sun rises you will take in the peaceful temple and the beauty of the surrounding hills. After your visit to Borobudur you will visit two other nearby Buddhist temples; Mendut Temple and Pawon. You will have lunch in a local restaurant then transfer by car to Yogyakarta airport for your onward flight. (B,L)


Style of travel

This trip is suitable for any age. You need a basic level of fitness (no more than about 2km walk).  

Inclusions

  • Flights Bali/Jakarta to Yogyajakarta rtn
  • Private vehicle transfers
  • Private tour vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • 3 b/fasts, 3 lunch
  • 2 night hotel Yogyakarta and Borobudur
  • 1 night hotel Bali/Jakarta
  • Mineral water
  • All entrance fees

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