This 5-day tour package, the “Amazing Yogyakarta With Locals Tour,” provides a comprehensive exploration of Yogyakarta and its surrounding areas, combining cultural, historical, and natural experiences. Here is a breakdown of the itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Yogyakarta
- You will be greeted by a tour guide upon your arrival at the airport or train station.
- The guide will transfer you to your hotel for check-in, allowing you to settle in and relax.
Day 2: Dieng Plateau Tour
- After breakfast, you will embark on a journey to the beautiful Dieng Plateau, which is about 116km from Yogyakarta.
- Explore various attractions, including the Arjuna Temple Complex, Sikidang Crater, Telaga Warna, and Pengilon Lake, each offering unique experiences.
- Witness the “dreadlocks child” phenomenon, believed to be descendants of the founding ancestor.
- Enjoy lunch and return to Magelang.
Day 3: Borobudur Tour
- Visit the Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the grandest Buddhist monument complex in the world.
- Explore the temple’s intricate design and walls adorned with 2,672 relief statues.
- Visit Candirejo Village to experience traditional Javanese customs and daily activities, including cassava chip making and gamelan playing.
- The option to explore the village by horse-drawn carriage is available.
- Enjoy lunch, and then visit Kaliadem to witness the majesty of nearby Mount Merapi.
Day 4: Jomblang Cave and Prambanan Temple
- Detailed information about this day’s activities is not provided, but it likely includes a visit to Jomblang Cave and Prambanan Temple, two significant attractions in the region.
Day 5: Yogyakarta City Tour and Departure
- After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, you will visit the Yogyakarta Palace, the residence of the King and his family.
- A rickshaw (pedicab) will take you to Taman Sari Water Castle, a historical site with swimming baths for the King’s daughters and concubines.
- Continue your journey to the Bird Market and enjoy lunch.
- Explore Kotagede Mataram, the capital of the Old Kingdom and the center of silver craftsmanship in Yogyakarta.
- Visit Malioboro, a popular shopping destination for souvenirs.
- Your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport for your departure.
This tour package offers a diverse range of experiences, from exploring ancient temples to witnessing local traditions, natural wonders, and shopping opportunities in Yogyakarta and its surroundings. It promises an enriching and culturally immersive journey through Indonesia.
- Private transportation with AC minivan
- Hotel Yogyakarta or similar (twin/double share)
- Entrance fees to all places mentioned in itinerary
- Tripperhood’s Guide to the Whole Trip (English Speaking)
- English-speaking guide fee
- A local guide in Ijen
- Daily mineral water and seasonal fruit
- Airport/station/hotel transfer
- Guide and driver expenses
- Personal expenses
- Flight ticket