Java Heritage- A Secret Retreats journey -
This journey has been personally designed by Sugeng Sugiantoro
is Javanese and has been manager of Losari Coffee Plantation, now Mesastila, from the very first day. He knows Central Java Culture and traditions and their integration to the daily life of the resort, surrounded by small villages, forest and 8 volcanoes. He is sharing his home province with us here.
Highlights of the Journey:
An itinerary through the rich heritage of Javanese Culture,
- Borobudur Temple
- Yogyakarta and Solo
- Mount Bromo
This itinerary has been prepared to make you discover in depth the Cultural Heritage of Central and East Java in 9 days from Borobudur Temple (the World largest Buddhist Temple built in the IX century) to Mount Bromo, via Yogyakarta, Solo, Malang and Surabaya. The characteristics of the Javanese culture are complex, as the island of Java has a wide range of cultures: primitive, traditional and modern, and each area has its own culture and traditional art. This is this rich and diverse culture that we propose to explore in 9 days.
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Dinner, at leisure.
Dinner at leisure.
Continuation with the visit of the small surrounding temples: Candi Pawon, and Candi Mendut, whose bas-reliefs constitute one of the most brilliant masterpieces of Indo-Javanese art. We reach Yogyakarta in the late afternoon, and you will check-in for 2 nights at the Dusun Jogja Villa Inn, probably the most stylish hotel inside the city of Jogja, ideally located near the old town.
In the afternoon, excursion to the Hindu temple of PRAMBANAN, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a Hindu sanctuary with 224 shrines and eight monuments of greater importance. You will take a bike around the temples and through the villages to immerse yourself in Javanese daily life. On the way, you will stop at the small temples of Sewu, Plaosan and Kalasan.
At sunset, the light covers the stones of the temples with a beautiful pink color. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant facing the illuminated temple. Then you will attend a sound and light show on the theme of the Hindu epic Ramayana, involving hundreds of dancers and musicians, with Prambanan Temple in backdrop.
(Note: the program may be modified according to the schedule of the show).
Back to your hotel for the night.
Continuing with the visit of the temples of Cetoh and Sukuh dating from the 13th and 14th century and located on the slopes of Mount Lawu, surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Back to SOLO at the end of the day.
Dinner at leisure.
Hotel: Hotel Jiwa Java (Executive Room) Surakarta Heritage (Junior Suite)
based on 2 person sharing the same room
(Valid for travel before 31 March 2020)
The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
All transfers from/to airport and between destination and during excursions (private car)
A jeep for Mount Bromo
Bike trip in Prambanan Temple
Ramayana show and dinner at Prambanan
All excursions and visits listed in the program
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program
Local English/French-speaking guide (other languages possible when required) for all tours mentioned in the program.
The total price does not include:
VISA – Most country do not need visa for Indonesia, but we recommend you to check when you issue airtickets. Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date.
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
Options and other activities not included in the program.