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Duration
4 Day 3 Night
Experiences

Weekend Citybreak

Jogja and Borobudur in A Weekend


As the second most visited region by tourists in Indonesia, Yogyakarta has a long list of tourist attractions. Yogyakarta offers everything from exotic natural features to historical sites, but what differentiate it to another tourist destinations in Indonesia is the fact the two world-famous majestic temples that located only an hour from the city. Witnessing those incredible cultural heritages is a must. Your extended journey will feel complete with some time you’ll spend by enjoying the exquisite local tradition, foods and bit adventure. Be ready for an unforgettable weekend!


Tour Highlights

  • Fun evening walk with our guide on the center of Yogyakarta by trying masangin game between two banyan tress
  • Indulge yourself on the local foods in the morning
  • Experience the cultural city of Yogyakarta by becak (rickshaw)
  • Getaway to the north of Yogyakarta with lava tour by jeep and a visit to gorgeous museum
  • Wake up early for a sunrise trip at Setumbu Hill where you can see fog layers over the temple and hills

Itinerary Preview

Arrival at the Yogyakarta airport or train station. Upon arrival, meet our representative and you’ll be transferred to your hotel located at Malioboro, the center of hustle and bustle of Yogyakarta city. Settle in and enjoy the relaxing time.

This evening, meet our representative for a visit to the famous square called Alun Alun Kidul offering the various activities that perfectly to turn up your evening into a fun one. You will try the local fun games called masangin, a myth game. With your eyes blindfolded you have to walk along around 50m to pass between the two banyan trees. During the walk you may wish something then if you’re succeed to pass the two banyan trees then your wish may come true.

There are still some things to do there if you want. Maybe trying the grilled corn cob or take a riding of the lightly four wheel becak will be fun ones. After finish the activity, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight at Adhistana Hotel (Superior Room – Mid. Floor)

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This morning you will be away of the hotel-style breakfast and try the local food for a breakfast is truly nice experience. With your guide, get a bit away to Beringharjo market and you’ll be taken at the third floor where you will have the turmeric soup with slow-cooked stewed beef. It’s very delicious and afterwards you’ll continue to explore the traditional market. The 1st floor is center of batik and lurik, strip pattern of traditional Yogyakarta-typical cloth where you can buy with very reasonable price for souvenirs for the lovely ones.

This morning you will be away of the hotel-style breakfast and try the local food for a breakfast is truly nice experience. With your guide, get a bit away to Beringharjo market and you’ll be taken at the third floor where you will have the turmeric soup with slow-cooked stewed beef. It’s very delicious and afterwards you’ll continue to explore the traditional market. The 1st floor is center of batik and lurik, strip pattern of traditional Yogyakarta-typical cloth where you can buy with very reasonable price for souvenirs for the lovely ones.

Only 2 kilometers south within the ground of Keraton, the glorious of the earliest era of Yogyakarta Sultanate is depicted in the layouts of Taman Sari Water Castle. While you are savoring the combination of Javanese and Portuguese architecture, a knowledgeable guide will overflow your mind with the history and the original usage of these wonderful sites.

Afterwards you’ll then transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight at Adhistana Hotel (Superior Room – Mid. Floor)

Becak_in_Yogyakarta
This morning, once again you will not get the hotel-style food but try a local specialty dish called gudeg (traditionally slow cooked in a claypot for hours until all the liquid and spices have been absorbed by the jackfruit). You still have time to amble around the Malioboro.

Around 10.00am after check out, you'll head north to Kaliurang to visit Ullen Sentalu Museum. Constructed to follow its natural landform on the slope of Mount Merapi, Ullen Sentalu museum will broaden your understanding of Javanese culture. The museum has exceptional collections of the intangible heritages, which include storytelling, folklore and ancient wisdom of Mataram royalties. The story is strengthened by unique relics, such as photographs, handwritten letters and personal belongings of the princesses. This is the right place where you can get extensive knowledge about batik and its tradition in Javanese royalty.

You’ll then continue for an adrenaline rush. Merapi Lava tour, your next adventure, will be such a complete experience. In this tour you'll be driven by a professional jeep driver, allowed you to explore some villages on the hillside of Mount Merapi after the eruption in 2010. You'll not only see the breathtaking panoramic view surrounds it, but you'll also witness the impact that caused by the fury of mother nature.

You’ll then drive west to continue the experience of Borobudur on sunset time. Borobudur is Buddhist temple which built by Sailendra Dynasty of Mataram Kingdom in the 9th century. Enlisted as the world's largest Buddhist archaeological site in the Guinness Book of World Records you definitely don’t want to miss it. There is no better time to appreciate the magnificent Borobudur temple together with the surrounding nature than in the morning, when you can savor its beauty in tranquility. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight at Villa Cempaka (Superior Room)

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Today you’ll up very early for a sunrise trip. Meet our representative and depart to Setumbu hill or as local say Punthuk Setumbu to witness a beautiful sunrise rising through the mountains and also chance to see the Borobudur from the distance. You will walk up around 300m to get the platform for sunrise viewing. This location is perfect for a photograph where the layers of foggy morning lie between the greens and the hills. Enjoy the God’s creation.

Finish the visit at Setumbu Hill, walking down to the meeting point and you’ll be transferred back to Yogyakarta airport for your flight back home.

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Price Details


Price per person based on double / twin-sharing in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR):
jogja and borobudur

Inclusions


Included
  • Accommodation including breakfast (double / twin-sharing)
  • Transportation by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Meals (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • Jeep Lava Tour Merapi
  Not Included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tour guide
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Early check in/ late check-out.
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional

Terms & Conditions


  • Package rates are quoted net & non-commissionable.
  • Hotel standard check-in time is at 1400 hours and check-out time is at 1200 hours. For request any early check-in or late check-out will be subject to room availability.
  • All services / accommodations are subject to availability upon confirmation.
  • Brother and Travelhood reserves the right to change prices in event the fuel prices change.