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What to Expect

Java – is the historical epicentre of Indonesia; a magical and storied island, steeped in culture and shrouded in mysticism. A powerhouse on the modern stage, Java traces its influence back through the centuries in its artistry, traditions and architecture. This is a land of fire, stone and spices; home to volcanoes, palaces and Hindu-Buddhist relics that have witnessed the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, sultanates and empires. Temples of Java tour takes you deep into the historical heartland of the region, linking each of the major architectural sites - Hindu-Buddhist temples that were once the spiritual centrepiece of the island. From the world’s largest Buddhist monument, to ancient fertitilty shrines shrouded by mist and jungle on Java’s mysterious mountain slopes; several temples continue to serve as places of worship and pilgrimage right up to the present day. During this illuminating and immersive trip, you will visit monuments to each of Java’s most impressive ancient civilizations, whilst also discovering the mystic power such places continue to hold over the modern Javanese population in their daily lives. You will stay in hotels that have been specifically chosen for their historical significance, their architectural design and their proximity to areas of interest.

What You Will Do

Day 1

Arrival Solo

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Upon arrival at Adi Sumarmo International Airport, meet and greet with your assigned guide, then transfer directly to your hotel, located in the downtown area of the small and charming city of Solo. Dinner is served at the hotel, and then you can enjoy the rest of the evening free at leisure.

Overnight at Royal Heritage Solo or other similar

Day 2

Solo – Prambanan Temple – Yogyakarta

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Following breakfast at the hotel, check out and prepare to embark on today’s tour by air-conditioned vehicle, with which you will be driven to the foot of Mount Lawu, belonging to Karanganyar Regency. Take a winding road through Kemuning Village, surrounded by beautiful tea plantations. At the top of the mountain you will explore the Cetho Temple. Drive back down the mountain to Berjo Village to enjoy the extraordinary monument of Sukuh Temple, featuring many fascinating reliefs, statues and a pyramid sructure that’s reminiscent of the Aztec temples in South America. Head back to Solo and continue to Prambanan on the main road connecting Jogja and Solo. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant, then uncover the ancient Ramayana reliefs of the Syiwa and Brahma Temple at Prambanan Temple Complex. At Wisnu Temple, you will see a detailed depiction of Krisna’s life carved into the stonework. Proceed driving for 2 km to see Plaosan Temple. Then drive to Yogyakarta for overnight accommodation. After checked-in and short rest, on board for dinner at genuine traditional house-restaurant in town.

Overnight at Royal Ambarukmo or other similar

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Day 3

Yogyakarta City Tour – Candirejo Village – Borobudur Sunset

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After breakfast, embark on tour to Kraton (or Sultan Palace), built in 1755 by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I after the splitting of New Mataram Kingdom due to internal conflicts relating to succession. Explore Taman Sari - or water castle - built especially for the Royal Family. Proceed to Kampung Tirtodipuran - home of Batik making; a famous style and method of textile production unique to Indonesia. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then continue by car to visit Candirejo Village, where you will take a ride in a traditional Andong horse cart and get an insight into the working lives of local people. Proceed to Borobudur Temple; a masterpiece of ancient architecture that features a comprehensive display of the Buddha’s life and ascention to Nirvana. Here you can experience an amazing sunset from the top of the monument. Drive back to your hotel for overnight accommodation.

Overnight at Plataran Heritage Borobudur or other similar

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Day 4

Plataran Sunrise – Selogriyo Adventure

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Wake up before the break of dawn to see the sun rising over the jungles and the green plateau of Central Java. Enjoy an envigorating coffee and breakfast at your hotel, then set off by car for a short drive to Mendut and Pawon Temple. A huge Buddha statue is flanked by two Bodhysatwas - Avalokitesvara and Vajrapani; a great place to take a picture. Proceed to drive for around an hour, then continue by motorcycle and a short trek to reach Selogriyo Temple, located off the beaten track. Your efforts will be rewarded by astonishing views of the rice terraces. Head back to Magelang for lunch and continue driving to Losari for overnight accommodation. Upon check-in at your hotel, you can take the option to arrange spa treatments, at extra expense.

Overnight at Mesastila Hotel or other similar

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Day 5

Cycling Tour

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Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then get ready for an exhilarating cycling tour today. Accompanied by a professional guide, peddle through the panoramic surroundings of the villa and get a closer look at the activities of villagers behind the compound. Observe the coffee plantation and visit the old bathing pool at Candi Umbul. You can discuss with our guide if you’d like to add a little extra distance to your cycling trip, or head back to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon is free at your own leisure.

Overnight at Mesastila Hotel or other similar

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Day 6

Losari – Gedong Songo – Ambarawa – Semarang

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Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant of your hotel, then embark on an excursion to Gedongsongo at Bandungan Village. Explore the 8th-century Hindu temples on horseback. Proceed to Ambarawa to visit Museum Kereta Api (train museum). Join the lori tour, which uses an old diesel locomotive, taking you along a 25km (v.v) stretch of track that winds through spectacular landscapes. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Proceed to Semarang for overnight accommodation.

Overnight at Novotel Hotel or other similar

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Day 7

Departure Semarang

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Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then make the most of some free time before being collected and driven to Ahmad Yani Airport to catch a flight to your next destination.

Accommodation

Royal Heritage Hotel

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the city, Royal Heritage Hotel is situated in Ansan in the Gyeonggi-do Region, 30 km from Seoul. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Royal Ambarrukmo

The imperial legend lives on at Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta. What once served as the Yogyakarta Royal palace and gardens stand today as one of the city’s finest 5-star luxury hotels. A prestigious sanctuary for the discerning business and holiday traveller, the award-winning hotel offers a gateway to a grander era with architecture, charm and charisma befitting its regal heritage.

Located in Sleman, this luxury hotel has always been a part of the city and offers effortless access to the top business, shopping and nightlife destinations in Jogja, Indonesia. It is steps to Plaza Ambarrukmo, a ten-minute walk to Affandi Museum as well as under two miles to International Adisucipto Airport and five miles to Malioboro Street.Meticulously renovated, Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta infuses authentic royal tradition, glamour and grace with 21st century modernity and sophistication.

Plataran Heritage Borobudur

Cultivated elegance meets colonial charm for a uniquely enchanting stay at Plataran Heritage Borobudur Hotel & Convention Center, set amid the rice terraces of Kretek village in Magelang, Central Java, with Borobudur Temple at your doorstep and the legendary Menoreh Hills as your backdrop.

As the only hotel in Borobudur with integrated facilities, adjacent to the renowned Stupa Restaurant and The Heritage Convention Center, the hotel is a discerning choice for leisure and business travellers, infused with the serenity of a tropical garden and the mystical Borobudur ambience.

Mesastila Hotel

MesaStila (previously known as Losari Coffee Plantation) is a luxury five star resort & spa that incorporates an unparalleled collection of remarkable antiques and enchanting buildings; including Central Java icons such as a Colonial railway station and historic Joglo-villas.

At MesaStila the focus is on luxury yet keeping the traditional, local and wholesome experiences intact, which accentuate the magnificence of the environment, the people, the culture and facilitate a healthy lifestyle- full of wonderful experience.

Novotel Semarang

deally located in the center of Semarang right across Paragon mall, the hotel features spacious and cozy rooms. Fine local cuisine and international dishes are served in the two restaurants to entertain your palate. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The eight meeting rooms and the ballroom are ideal to host your meetings, events and weddings. As a family or solo, on vacation or for work, Novotel Semarang's teams, known for their attention to detail, are expecting you!

Our ‘Temples of Java’ package includes:

  • • 6 nights accommodation at hotel of choice, based on twin-sharing (2 persons per room)
  • • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • • Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
  • • Bottled drinking water during transfers
  • • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • • Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language-speaking guide)
  • • All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
  • • Public Liability Insurance
  • • 11% local government tax and 10% service charge

Our ‘Temples of Java’ package does NOT include:

  • • Visa fee / arrangements if applicable
  • • Any domestic or international flights
  • • Any alcoholic beverages
  • • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
  • • Personal health and travel insurance
  • • Gratuities/ tipping for driver and/or guide and porterage
  • • Any applicable High Season and Peak /festive Season surcharge
  • • Any additional excursion/optional tours/activites that are not mentioned in the itinerary

Good to know

  • • Suitable for FITs with minimum of 2 persons or small group
  • • Private basis only (no seat in coach available)
  • • Operated daily, with 48-hours’ advanced reservation required (subject to availability of the hotels/resorts)
  • • Compulsory New Year’s Eve dinner (price varies depending on hotel policy – to be advised)
  • • It is strongly advised to avoid travelling overland (by car or by train) prior, during, and post peak season - Christmas, New Year, and Eid al-Fitr celebration - due to the high traffic congestion

Terms & Condition

  • • Minimum 2 persons per booking
  • • Additional charges apply during high season and peak/festive season period
  • • Price and booking confirmation are subject to room availability