Discover the top thirteen sites that Yogyakarta has to offer including the glorious sunrise over the Borobudur Temple, majestic Merapi Volcano and the powerful landscape of Timang Beach.
Day 1: Yogyakarta Airport, Prambanan Temple and Parangtritis Beach
Get picked up from either Yogyakarta Airport or your hotel in Yogyakarta. 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. Start your adventure to the Prambanan Temple, known as Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple complex. Continue your journey with a visit to the Candi Ijo Temple which is the perfect high place to capture the panoramic views of Yogyakarta city. Wrap up your first day by visiting the exotic sand dunes of Parangkusumo and relax in nature’s beauty as you witness the sunset at Parangtritis Beach. Return to your accommodation in comfort as you are escorted back by your local guide.
Day 2: Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano and Bringharjo Market
Make an early start to your second day to witness the mesmerizing sunrise view in the backdrop of the Borobudur Temple which makes for a truly special experience. After discovering the temple, you’ll make a stop for breakfast before visiting Gereja Ayam (also known as “Chicken Church”), a popular destination for pictures. Continue your tour by reaching the Merapi Volcano and explore its full grandeur through a 4WD jeep adventure around the surrounding areas. You will have plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures are the very best locations. End the second day with a visit to the well-loved and vibrant Beringharjo Market, the perfect place to learn of its history and the local produce. Again, relax as you are escorted back to your accommodation.
Day 3: Jurang Tembelan, Pinus Pengger and Timang Beach
Begin your third day at 6:00AM to visit Jurang Tembelan, famous for its bamboo ship platform. Take pictures from the tip of the platform whilst taking in the beauty of the green valley and the clouds which the platform overlooks. Continue your journey to the picturesque “Pinus Pengger”, found inside a pine forest where you can enjoy fresh air and the aroma of pine trees. Finally, complete your third day by visiting Timang Beach to ride in 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 being escorted back to your accommodation.
Day 4: Tamansari Water Castle, Batik Experience and Airport Transfer
Start your final day with a visit 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. Continue your journey to witness locals preparing “Batik”, a well-known traditional outfit which is definitely worth treasuring as a souvenir and memory of your Yogyakarta visit. Relax as your guide organizes your transfer to Yogyakarta Airport.