Refreshing Countryside Walks in Central Java and Borobudur

- A Secret Retreats journey -
5 days / 4 nights
from 840 USD /person

 

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“Pak Sugeng, Manager at Mesastila Resort, organizes every year a challenge trail for all public from 13km to Ultra 60km) with the Finish Line at Mesastila. His team of experts know all the trails around the region”.


Highlights of the Journey:

  • Incredible views of 8 awe-inspiring Volcanoes from your hotel
  • Sunrise visit to a Wonder of the World, the Borobudur Buddhist Temple
  • Stay in a wonderful heritage boutique hotel set in the heart of a coffee plantation

Central Java is home to one of the wonders of the world, Borobudur Temple, and is the base for this 5 day holiday itinerary staying in a wonderful heritage boutique hotel in the heart of a coffee plantation – your morning cup of Java will never taste as fresh as it does here. For your first full day’s activities learn all about what it takes to make that morning cup of Java on a plantation tour and after lunch take a guided cycling tour around nearby valleys of rice fields and local villages. On day 2 prepare to be wowed. The best time to see Borobudur Temple is at sunrise, so an early start fueled by the freshest coffee is the order of the day. The world’s largest Buddhist temple, it was built in the 9th century and its unique construction houses 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues placing Borobudur alongside the temples of Angkor and Bagan in terms of historical and archeological importance. Enjoy sessions at the resort spa, practice yoga and meditation and further guided walks including a morning trek up Mount Andong to enjoy incredible views of the surrounding volcanoes from its summit. This itinerary is superlative in every sense, from incredible monuments to breathtaking scenery and all the while staying in the height of luxury in the pick of Java’s heritage boutique hotels replete with one of the best spas in the region, and certainly the freshest cup of Java you’ll ever enjoy.

Best time: April to October


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Your Journey Day by Day

5 days / 4 nights from 840 USD /person

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room

 
Day 1 : Airport – Magelang (-/-/-)
Welcome upon arrival at any of the 3 nearby airports (Semarang, Solo or Yogyakarta) where your driver will be waiting for you and transfer you to the hotel – (between 1 and 2 hrs drive depending on the airport and traffic conditions). Mesastila Resort is located in the middle of the Losari Coffee Plantation, with all villas, restaurant, reception and lounge scattered around. You will check in your villa. At 3pm, if you are in the mood, you can join a jungle gym session: a hands-on exercise session customized to your needs and using a variety of exercise modes to motivate, educate, inspire confidence and help you realize your fitness goals. You can rest with an afternoon tea will be offered at the clubhouse... and rest at leisure until the end of the day No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Mesastila Resort & Spa (Arum Villa)
Day 2 : Magelang (B/L/-)
You can join a yoga session at 8am for one hour, then a healthy energizing breakfast will be served. Meeting point at 10am at the heritage 1928 Club House Lobby for a visit of the plantation: learn everything you need to know about coffee, from growing to grinding. Walking through the patchwork of terraces, you will see our organic coffee being grown, picked and sundried. At the coffee shed, you will discover our plantation worker roasting and grinding the coffee beans following traditional Javanese processing techniques using traditional equipment. A stop at the wooden coffee bar in the heart of the plantation is an excuse to enjoy the traditional Javanese coffee and other herbal concoctions. After a while, the tour will be continued to our mushroom breeding house and concluded at the vegetable organic gardens.
For lunch today, a picnic will be prepared the Chef (3 courses) and set in the gardens, with the spectacular view over 8 Central Java Mountains. A wonderful culinary experience.
At 2pm, departure from the resort for a 3-hours guided cycling tour: downhill through 10 km of lush valleys, Javanese villages, train tracks and rich green rice fields. While cycling your guide will the history of the land, the culture and its people, making it an even more unforgettable experience. Back to the resort, you can enjoy the pool or read a book on a terrace. Afternoon tea will be served at the club.
Free time for the rest of the day No arrangement for dinner.
HOTEL: Mesastila Resort & Spa (Arum Villa)
Day 3 : Borobudur (B/-/-)
Today, departure before sunrise (45mn drive) to catch the Sunrise at the world’s largest Buddhist temple: the world heritage Borobudur Temple. Scrolling through six terraces, magnificent bas-reliefs, which were previously buried under layers of volcanic ash for nearly a millennium before it was unearthed in the 19th century. The excursion also includes a tour to Pawon and Mendut Temples, smaller yet important Buddhist temples, and a visit to surrounding handicraft villages. This is the best time to visit Borobudur as there are hardly no other visitors at that time.
Back to the resort midday. Lunch at leisure and free time for the afternoon. Enjoy the facilities of the hotel and join the afternoon tea at the Clubhouse. Before dinner, you will be offered a relaxing time with 1hr traditional Javanese massage at the Spa (a vigorous yet restorative therapy, helping to release muscle tension and initiate detoxification). The therapist will concentrate on neglected areas leaving you feeling warm and restored. Try also the Hammam Steam room for 30mn after the massage for a complete relaxation: body exfoliation, soapy cleanse, hair wash, rose water splash and refreshments.
No meal included.
HOTEL: Mesastila Resort & Spa (Arum Villa)
Day 4 : Mount Andong (B/-/-)
Before breakfast, touch your inner space, with a guided meditation session for 30 minutes in one of the best appointed venues to believe in the basic goodness of what you have and who you are, and realize that whatever wisdom exists, is in what you already have, restoring you to have more energy throughout the day to increase feelings of happiness and health.
After breakfast, exercise continues with the hiking of Mount Andong - a nearby mountain surrounded by upland farming. The total height of Andong is 1,726 above sea level. It offers excellent views of other surrounding volcanoes of Merbabu, Merapi, Telomoyo, Ungaran, Sumbing and Sindoro. The surrounding regions are famous for farming - it is where many of fruits and vegetables come from, for the MesaStila kitchens. Andong was charming little mountain with jaw dropping scenery, the trek is easy, simple and suit for beginners - it only took an hour to reach the peak of this mountain.
Back to the resort for lunch (not included), then the rest of the day is yours. Another massage will be organized for you: a sport massage, designed to enhance athletic performance and focuses on muscles in preparation for strenuous sport activity. Using a variety of techniques on muscles; it is not only good in preparing the muscles for a strenuous sport activity but also post activity to loosen up the muscles.
No meal included.
HOTEL: Mesastila Resort & Spa (Arum Villa)
Day 5 : Magelang - Airport (B/-/-)
After breakfast and check out, transfer to airport in time to catch your flight to your next destination.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary


Refreshing Countryside Walks in Central Java and Borobudur

5 days / 4 nights
from 840 USD /person

based on 2 people traveling together and sharing the same room

 


The total price includes:
Accommodation for 4 nights
Daily healthy energizing Breakfasts and one picnic lunch are the only meals included
Daily free afternoon tea
Daily acticities such as Yoga, Coffee Plantation Tour, Fitness activity
Airport return transfers (Semarang/Solo/Yogyakarta)
1x Mindful Meditation (30 minutes).
2x Spa Treatments (60 minutes): Javanese and Sport Massage +30 minutes Hammam Steam Bath.
1x Cycling (3 hours)
1x Hiking to Mt. Andong.
Borobudur Sunrise (half day).
All Taxes

The total price does no include:
International and Domestic flights to and from Central Java
Visa to Indonesia (if required)
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Travel insurance


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

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