Photographic Journey To The World Of Jogja’s Pilgrims (5D4N)

 

Suitable Months:

July – September

 

Trip Type:

This is a photography trip Photography

 

 

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Yogyakarta, also known as Jogja or Jogjakarta, is renowned as a centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture such as batik, ballet, drama, music, poetry and puppet shows. Besides these, it is also home to a couple of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temple. Borobudur Temple alone is Indonesia’s single biggest tourist attraction. Enshrouded under a curse, which was deeply etched in the Javanese belief, it was thanks to Sir Stamford Raffles that Borobudur finally got to see the light and was presented to the world and many generations to come.

In this photographic journey, you will get to capture the grandeur of these ancient temples in their best light and marvel at the fine workmanship that has last for centuries. Dieng Plateau is another highlight of this tour that has a lot to offer too. Catch the golden and silver sunrise within a day as well as visit the Sikidang Crater, Colored and Mirror Lakes. The intricate beauty of the landscape will leave you in awe for long. Should you feel an over dosage of temple visiting, we have also arranged a break for you at the famous Parangtritis beach as well as viewing of Mt Merapi’s sunrise, the most active volcano in Indonesia, how does it sound? Lastly, you get to wrap up this tour with amazing shopping at Jalan Malioboro where you can get fascinating souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones.

With such a comprehensive tour, are you sure you are not tempted?

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Yogyakarta – Transfer to Dieng Plateau Area

Arrival in Yogyakarta Airport, meet up with your guide and direct transfer to Dieng Plateau area for hotel check in and overnight.

Meals provided: -

Day 2: Dieng Plateau Sunrise Trekking – Transfer to Borobudur Village – Borobudur Sunset Tour

Very early in the morning, trek up to the highest hill in Dieng Plateau area (2,600m above sea level). Find for yourself a sensation of being on the misty hilltop waiting for the sun rising on the east horizon. You won’t think of another more appropriate word to name this rare experience. After which, head back to the hotel through local potato field and other agricultural plantations. Stop by at the bubbling Sikidang crater, Arjuna and Bima temples, volcanic lakes, Colored and Mirror Lake with meditation caves nearby.

After the Dieng Plateau Sunrise Tour, we will transfer you to Borobudur Village, check in at hotel, and have a short break. Around 5pm, we will take you to explore the Borobudur Temple and see the sunset from the top of the temple. Marvel at the magical light cast over this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  After which, you will be transferred back to the hotel to rest for the night.

Meals provided: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Borobudur Temple – Prambanan Temple – Sunset at Parangtritis Beach

After breakfast at hotel and check out, we will transfer back to Yogyakarta. Along the way, we will stop by Pawon & Mendut Temples which are near the Borobudur Temple and have a close relation to the main temple. On arrival in Yogyakarta, proceeds transfer to Prambanan Temple. Prambanan is the Hindu counterpart of Borobudur built by the 10th century Mataram Kingdom, a mighty empire covering a large part of Indonesia. The remains of a complex of a dozen candis spread over the Prambanan Plain still exist but the focus of restoration has been on the central complex originally fortified by a series of walled enclosures containing 232 temples.

In the afternoon around 4pm, we will take you to one of the famous beaches in Yogyakarta, Parangtritis Beach, which has a close relation with Mt. Merapi. We will stay there to see the beautiful sunset to relax your soul. Lastly, transfer to your hotel, check in and rest for the night.

Meals provided: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Merapi Lava Tour – Yogyakarta City Tour – Free time Shopping at Jalan Malioboro

Early morning at 3am, leave the hotel to start your Merapi Lava Tour via Kaliurang village. Explore the depths of Kaliurang tropical rainforest. A five-hour return walk through the rainforest, valley, gorge and river to meet Mt Merapi.  You will also get to see authentic and real village life, where people carry their loads on their back while at work. Experience a variety of tropical plants and fruits, birds, giant spider, unique vegetables and beautiful landscape in the cool mountain air. Breakfast will be served in the small bamboo hut outside the village with splendid views overlooking the mountain. Packed breakfast will be prepared prior the trek.

After breakfast, we will proceed back to Kaliurang Village and continue today’s program with Yogyakarta city tour featuring: Kraton Palace (Sultan Palace), Taman Sari (Water Castle), Beringharjo Market, Batik and Silversmith at Kota Gede. After which, free and easy at your own leisure around Jalan Malioboro for last minute shopping.

Meals provided: Breakfast

Day 5: Departure

After an early breakfast (breakfast will be packed in box), check out at 5am and depart for Yogyakarta’s Airport for your return flight home. The Javanese memories are going to linger on for a while.

Meals provided: Breakfast (packed)
Note: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants, etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well-being by informing the principal agent and with their approval.

 

Tour Price

Please contact us for pricing.

** Prices quoted are for LAND TOUR only. Please refer to package exclusions for more details.

Highlights

  • Capture the golden and silver sunrise at Dieng Plateau
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Borobudur and Prambanan temples
  • Relax and view amazing sunset at Parangtritis Beach
  • Get up close and personal with Mt Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano
  • Enrich yourself with Yogyakarta City Tour
  • Shop till you drop at Jalan Malioboro

Package Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation based on Twin/Double/ Triple sharing room with daily breakfast at 3-star or 4-star hotels
  • Meals as mentioned in above itinerary
  • English speaking professional local guide
  • Transportation on a private car/bus with fully licensed driver
  • Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites which the group attends together, as listed in above itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water during the tour

Package Exclusions

  • International airfare (Singapore – Yogyakarta – Singapore) and airport tax
  • Visa fee (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (e.g. Drinks, laundry, shopping and etc.)
  • Additional meals not mentioned in above itinerary (lunch & dinner)
  • Tipping or gratitudes for driver/guide
  • Optional tours

Flight Recommendations

Important Note: Please note that flight information is purely for information purposes. We do recommend our customers who signed up with us to take the same flight though.

 

Singapore to Yogyakarta:

AirAsia (QZ8103) 1115hrs – 1225Hrs

 

Yogyakarta to Singapore

AirAsia (QZ8102) 0735hrs – 1045hrs

 

 

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