Discover Borobudur and Yogyakarta

- A Secret Retreats journey -
4 Days / 3 Nights
from 725 USD /person

 

ITINERARY BOOK
 


This journey has been personally designed by Sugeng Sugiantoro who is Javanese and has been the 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 exploration of Borobudur Temple
  • Yogyakarta and a stay in a Coffee Plantation

Located in Magelang, both Borobudur Temple (the World largest Buddhist Temple built in the IX century) and Losari Coffee Plantation and its magic surrounding are worth a visit at least once in your life. A short drive north of Yogyakarta, Central Java, Borobudur is decorated with over 2,600 reliefs and 500 Buddha statues, the main one being seated in perforated stupas. Central Java played an important role during the Dutch Colonial period and is the heart of Javanese culture. Losari Coffee Plantation is a 22ha coffee plantation, planted by the Dutch, abandoned after the independence and restored twenty years ago by an Italian Lady (Ibu Gaby) passionate about Javanese traditions, cultures, architecture, art and artisans.


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Your Journey Day by Day

4 Days / 3 Nights from 725 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 
Day 1 : Airport to Mesastila ( - / - /-)
After welcoming you on arrival at Yogyakarta or Semarang Airport Drive from airport to Mesastila Losari Plantation (2 hrs) and check in for 3 nights Follow your host through a visit of the Plantation and organic gardens to be more familiar with the surroundings.
Dinner, at leisure.
HOTEL: Mesastila (Arum Villa)
Day 2 : Borobudur –Yogyakarta (B / - / -)
Leave early to reach Borobudur and experience the sunrise atop one of the temples. Follow your guide and learn about this impressive holy monument in the early hours of the morning, before the arrival of the daily stream of visitors. Stroll through Borobudur's six terraces and glance at its magnificent bas-reliefs and statues, which were buried under layers of volcanic ash for over ten centuries. After the visit, rest at Borobudur's base where you can enjoy a traditional local breakfast.
Continue the day with 2 options:
- Visit Yogyakarta City: the center of Javanese culture and crafts. Visit the Hamengkubuwono kraton (which today remains the palace of the Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family), the Taman Sari baths (an eighteenth century complex of pools and waterways built in Portuguese style for the Sultan and his harem), and stroll through the center of Yogyakarta's silver industry in the deco neighborhood of Kota Gede.
- Visit Prambanan Temple: the largest Hindu temple complex in Java and one of the most outstanding examples of Hindu art in the world.
Back to the hotel for the rest of the day... and enjoy your evening.
HOTEL: Mesastila (Arum Villa)
Day 3 : Around Mesastila (B / - /-)
After Breakfast and a glass of traditional “Jamu” (herbal medicine from Java), choose to hike, bike or simply by car, to reach Candil Umbul (Royal Bath). Follow the tracks of the old plantation trains through rice fields and sleepy villages, crossing rivers and abandoned bridges along the way until you reach – hidden away in a quiet and beautiful valley – these Majapahit baths, constructed in the tenth century. The Royal Baths, continuously replenished by spring water, is the perfect place for a dip, so be sure to bring along your sarong or bathing suit. 2 options to continue the excursions:
- Sekar Langit and Seloprojo Waterfall: walk through bamboo groves to reach the waterfalls of Sekar Langit or Seloprojo where you can swim in a natural pool of cold mountain waters.
-Horse cart tour: discover the spectacular scenery around the Grabag Village and experience the distinctive way of life of the villagers by visiting the traditional market and home industries with the horse cart.
Back to the hotel enjoy your afternoon tea and other activities offered at the property
HOTEL: Mesastila (Arum Villa)
Day 4 : Airport- Departure (B / - / -)
After breakfast and depending on your flight time, a driver will drop you at the airport.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary


Discover Borobudur and Yogyakarta

4 Days / 3 Nights
from 725 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room

 


The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at Mesastila.
All transportation from/to airport and during the excursions (private car)
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program
Local English-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.


This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Sugeng and Mesastila Resorts.

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