Untouched beauty, with a dash of adventure. From Volcanoes to Komodo Dragons to wonderful cups of coffee to thriving rainforest to virgin beaches. The civilization is there, modern everything has caught up, but there are immense parts of the country that are untouched by the man-made troubles like pollution.
It’s a compelling place to be. Let’s go check out those volcanoes and dragons!
Reach Jakarta International Airport, meet and greet with our tour guide who will then take you to your hotel.
Rest of the day is free at your leisure.
We start of exploration of the Indonesian capital with Sunda Kelapa, located at the mouth of the Ciliwung River. This 500-year- old harbor area was a vital link to markets of the outside world for the 15th century kingdom of Pajajaran. Hire a dugout canoe and paddlers and enjoy the waterside scenery. The boats also go to the nearby old fish market, which can be reached easily by foot from the port and is free to enter.
We then move on to the neo-Gothic Catholic Cathedral, consecrated in 1901. We continue across the street to enormous Istiqlal Mosque, capped with a spherical dome. It opened in 1978 as the national mosque of Indonesia, its now the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia.
The Jakarta History Museum, also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum that displays objects from the prehistory period of the city region, the founding of Jayakarta in 1527, and through the Dutch colonization period from the 16th century until Indonesia’s Independence in 1948.
We close the day with a short stop at Wayang Museum and Fine Art and Ceramic Museum.
Take the morning to explore "Jkt" at your leisure until the time for your next flight to Yogyakarta.
On arriving in Yogyakarta, meet your tour guide who will help you settle in your hotel at Borobudur area.
Wake up early to witness the sun rise on the world famous Borobudur temple. This temple took almost 100 years to be completed. The top level is dotted with 72 small, latticework stupas, each with a statue of Buddha inside, visible through the grates. At the same times you will see stunning sunrise image of majestic Merapi Montain high.
Candirejo Village, a traditional Javanese village rich in its natural surrounding showcases traditional Javanese culture and day life through traditional houses, plantation resources, art performances, farming and local food. You can participate in daily social activities to feel their real traditional village atmosphere, their culture and lifestyle. Enjoy the traditional transportation Andong surrounding the village.
Early in the morning we leave for Javanese Village of Citran located 45 minutes away to the north of Borobudur on the Gianti hill. Start the walk through rain forest jungle, rice terraces and little streams of crystal-clear water river on the foot of Sumbing Mountain.
Enjoy stunning view rice terraced with coconuts tress backdrop, hiking through villager’s gardens to see various plantation of cassava, sweet potato and long beans. Views of valleys with Majestic mountain in the background tease you as you walk on. The hike will end at the sacred Selogriyo temple, a small Hindu structure located on the hill. It’s a beautiful place, like a hidden secret that’s just perfect and graceful in its natural environment.
After the hike, you can either rest or explore Borobudur on your own.
Today we discover secrets of Yogjakarta. We start with a visit to Ijo Temple. A cozy, cute temple located on top of the hill about 410 meter elevation. It offers beautiful scenery overlooking rice paddies and village. It's part of a large main temple facing west and three Perwara Temple, was meant Trimurti, the three highest gods in Hinduism, Brahma, Visnu and Shiva.
We then set off on a cycle to explore the villages nearby and the magnificent Prambanan temple.
See the rest of Yogyakarta starting with Taman Sari Complex, also known as Water Castle, built in 1758. It’s an elaborate retreat with two-story mansion built on an elevated mound arising out of an artificial lake. It also has underwater tunnel, sunken bathing pools, meditation chambers and 18 lavish tropical gardens. Pretty place!
We then move on to Kraton, the Sultan Palace that is a splendid example of traditional Javanese court architecture. The Keraton is also constructed as a miniature model of Javanese-Hindu Kingdom. Each gateway, pavilion, courtyard, trees and fields carry different meanings.
From art and architecture, we move on to a colourful and noisy menagerie of exotic birds at the Bird Market. You can find budgies, parakeets, song birds, hens, turtledoves and a huge quantity of pigeons. There are also further creatures sold at this unusual market, including reptiles and small cuddly animals. This brings us to the close of our Javanese Adventure. Tomorrow we take off!
It's time to say good bye and head back home!
- Accommodation as per Itinerary (Based on regular / low season)
- Private tour and transfer using Toyota Innova, Commuter or Hyundai H1.
- Qualified English speaking guide.
- Meals as per itinerary
- Entrance Fee as per itinerary.
- Gratuity for driver and guide
- High Season Surcharge
- Airfare Domestic / International flight
- Personal expense
- VIP Airport Handling on Departure at USD 35 / Person
- Service that is not mention on itinerary list