Discover Borobudur and Yogyakarta- A Secret Retreats journey -
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
based on 2 person sharing the same room
Dinner, at leisure.
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.
- 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
Discover Borobudur and Yogyakarta
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.
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