Explore all that Yogyakarta offers on this well-planned five-day tour which includes a journey to the Dieng Plateau, a sunrise experience at Borobudur and the Jomblang Cave.
Day 1: Yogyakarta Airport and Prambanan Temple
Get picked up from Yogyakarta Airport or your hotel. If you choose to be picked up from the airport, you will be met at the arrival gate by a friendly local guide holding a sign with your name. Try an authentic cuisine for your lunch before travelling to the Prambanan Temple, undoubtedly Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple complex. Learn about all the unknown stories of this site through your local guide. Return to your accommodation as you are escorted in comfort.
Day 2: Dieng Plateau Golden Sunrise
Commence your journey at midnight and travel for around 3 hours to reach the Dieng Plateau. Trek to the top of Sikunir Hill to witness the most beautiful golden sunrise. Continue your journey by visiting Batu Pandang Hill, which is the perfect point to gaze upon the Telaga Warna (also known as the ‘Colorful Lake’). Then, travel to the Sikidang Crater, an open sulphur crater filled with bubbling mud and constantly bellowing clouds of steam. Finish your journey by exploring the Arjuna Temple complex, followed by lunch, before being returned in comfort to your hotel.
Day 3: Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano and Bringharjo Market
Make an early start to your third day and to experience the breath-taking sun rising over the Borobudur Temple, the biggest Buddhist monument of the world. Go on a 4WD jeep adventure to get up close with Mt Merapi, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Maximize the opportunity capture amazing natural scenery with the help of your local guide. After exploring Mt. Merapi, try some authentic cuisine for lunch at the very unique local restaurant overlooking the rice fields. Wrap up your day with a visit to the well-loved and vibrant Beringharjo Market, the perfect place to learn of its history and the local produce. Return to your hotel in comfort as you are escorted back by your local guide when you feel you’ve had enough for the day.
Day 4: Jomblang Cave, Timang Beach and Pinus Pengger
Start the fourth day with an adventure trip to the Jomblang Cave and witness the natural phenomenon of divine light seeping into the cave through its sinkhole roof. Continue your journey with a visit to Timang Beach, where you can try riding the exhilarating hand-drawn gondola and enjoy the breath-taking beach landscape. Try a delicious meal of fresh lobsters caught by local fishermen directly from Timang Beach. Complete your day with a visit to Pinus Pengger, which is found in a pine forest where you can find both tranquility and inspiration through its awe-inspiring views. The view from this site at night is especially captivating, with full view of Yogyakarta’s shimmering nightscape. Sit back and relieve your stress, while your local guide escorts you back in comfort to your accommodation.
Day 5: Sultan’s Palace, Tamansari Water Castle and Airport Transfer
Visit the Sultan’s palace, known as the cultural heart and soul of Yogyakarat since the mid-1700s. Continue your final day with a visit to the Taman Sari Water Castle, established as a religious site as well as a set of recreation and bathing for Sultan’s royal family. Enjoy your last lunch in Yogyakarta before a seamless transfer to the airport. On your way to the airport, pick up some souvenirs from places such as the batik shop, animal coffee factory, and the Kotagede Knick-knacks Center, an area well-known for its silver industry.