Explore the fourteen favorite places to visit in Yogyakarta on a 4-day private tour covering at the majestic Merapi Volcano viewed during sunrise, the beautiful Timang Beach and all of the best shopping places in Yogyakarta.
Day 1: Yogyakarta Airport, Prambanan Temple and Manding Leather Industry
Get picked up from Yogyakarta airport or your hotel. If you choose to be picked up from the airport, you will be met by a friendly local guide at the arrival gate holding a sign with your name. Then, commence your journey to the Prambanan Temple, known as Indonesia’s largest Hindus Temple complex. Then proceed to visit the Manding Village, which is known as the center of Yogyakarta’s leather industry. See for yourself the exceptional quality animal leather goods that the village showcases. Finish your first day by visiting the sand dunes of Parangkusumo and relax as you take in the beauty of sunset at Parangtritis Beach. Return to your accommodation in comfort as you are escorted back by your local guide.
Day 2: Mt. Merapi Sunrise, Borobudur Temple and Tirtodipuran Batik Industry
Make an early start to your day and travel to Mt. Merapi where you will enjoy an unforgettable sunrise over the mountain as you travel by a 4WD jeep. Take incredible photos at the very best view points where the jeep will stop. Continue your journey to the Borobudur Temple, the great 9th century UNESCO heritage listed site. Wrap up your second day by visiting Kampong Tirtodipuran, the best place to witness locals making “Batik”, a well-known traditional outfit worth securing as a souvenir for your visit of Yogyakarta. Again, relax and return in comfort as you are escorted back to your accommodation.
Day 3: Pinus Pengger, Timang Beach and Malioboro Street
Begin your day early to journey to the picturesque “Pinus Pengger”, which is found inside a pine forest where you can enjoy fresh air and the aroma of pine trees. Continue your journey by reaching Timang Beach to attempt riding the exhilarating hand-drawn gondola and soak in its breath-taking landscape. Try a delicious meal of fresh lobsters caught by local fishermen from Timang Beach before continuing to your next destination. Finish your day with an evening visit to Malioboro Street, the most iconic shopping street in Yogyakarta. Relax as you are escorted back to your accommodation in comfort.
Day 4: Sultan Palace, Tamansari Water Castle and Airport Transfer
Discover the Sultan's palace, dating back to the 17th century, which resembles a gilded music box filled with jewels. The palace is still home to the current Sultan. Continue your journey to the historic royal baths of Taman Sari Water Castle, built in the 18th century primarily as the royal family’s bathing house and resting place. Before your transfer back to Yogyakarta Airport, be sure to visit a local animal coffee factory where you can learn about coffee made through the animal digestion process and even see and feed the animals involved in that process.