All of Jogya - Full Day Tour: Really get to grips with the deep religious roots of Jogjakarta which is also known as Jogya and Yogyakarta on this all-encompassing day out which endeavours to let you see religion from ample angles. Trek around the temples and get to know the ins and outs of these harmonious heritage sites that live so dearly in the hearts of the millions.
* Venture round the regal Sultan Palace and the terrific Taman Sari Castle
* Explore the biggest Buddhist Temple in the world: Borobudur
* Peruse the prestigious Hindu temples of Prambanan
In the morning, explore the old city of Jogjakarta by visiting the Sultan palace and Taman Sari castle. You will learn all about how the royal family impacted the Javanese people. This is deemed as the cultural core in the vicinity. Many an amazing artefact can be found in the museum which is situated right inside the palace. Whilst walking around the grounds of the Taman Sari castle you shall learn about how this castle was the jack of all trades as it was the hub for a whole host of activities including meditation, defence, relaxation and even hiding.
We cruise down to Borobudur which is set 42 kilometres west of Jogjakarta. Saunter and sashay your way around this beautiful Buddhist temple. This temple is made up of thousands upon thousands of volcanic and river stone blocks and took over 75 years to build from start to finish. Built solely by human hands, it really is a marvel! It stands in all its glory with its delicate and exquisite carvings whilst simultaneously being so big you will have your breath taken away by it all. Slip inside and be wowed by more than 500 Buddha statues!
You shall get the chance to sit back and relax as you devour a late lunch at a traditional local restaurant set in the heart of some recherché rice fields. You get to taste some local cuisine whilst breathing in that rich ambience that is ever so abundant in this serene and pretty place.
Once you’re full up, it’s time to head to the ancient Hindu temples at Prambanan which are located a little out of town; you’ll make your way 17 kilometres away from Jogjakarta. Named as a Heritage Site by UNESCO way back in 1991, these 9th century pointed and jagged looking temples are comprised of three main inner shrines which pay homage to the Hindu trinity: Brahma, Vishnu and last but by no means least: Shiva. You’ll be filled in on everything important there is to know from the humble beginnings all the way up to the present day.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel in Yogyakarta city.
Duration: 11 hours.
Start/opening time: At 7am. Please wait our tour guide at the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the tour start.
End/closing time: At 6pm.