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While being home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Yogyakarta reflects the rich culture of Javanese through many aspects; ancient temples, authentic Batiks, warm welcoming people. In this day tour, we will introduce you to the largest Buddhist monument in the world, Borobudur Temple and experience the traditional life of Javanese in Candirejo Village.
At the appointed time, we will pick you up at the hotel and right away we will this wonderful day!
we drive to Magelang district to visit the Borobudur temple. It is the largest Buddhist monument in the world and one of the seven wonders. We will observe the hundreds and centuries-old Buddha statues and see dozens of Buddhists come to preach from all over the world.
Borobudur comprises of many stupas and is nine floors high. The biggest stupa is on top of the temple is a symbol for Nirvana (the highest state a human being can reach in Buddhism). The stupas underneath it represent the path a Buddhist has to take to reach Nirvana.
Historically, it was made during the relatively brief Shailendra dynasty of Central Java between 778 and 856 BC. It is under constant restoration due to the breaks that the tremors of the neighboring Merapi volcano have produced during its history. After visiting Borobudur, you will continue the trip to Mendut and Pawon temple. They are also Buddhist temples.
After that, you will visit Candirejo village by andong (traditional transport with horse and carriage) about 3 KM from Borobudur. Candirejo is a traditional village where ancient traditions are still followed. The village is best known for how it has maintained their original traditions. The word “Candi” means stones or rocks, while “Rejo” means fertile, therefore Candirejo means a fertile rocky village.
The village sits amidst lush green fields and tropical rain forests, and is home to friendly people. Locals would say that Candirejo is a symbol of Javanese culture where visitors can experience and participate in a variety of cultural attractions and activities.
At the end of the tour, we return to your hotel.
Direct flights to Yogyakarta are available from Jakarta (CGK) and Denpasar, Bali (DPS). There are also some direct international flights from Singapore by Lion Air, AirAsia and SilkAir.
Our favourite time for travel in Indonesia is between April to October, although Indonesia is a great year-round destination, offering memorable experiences for all kinds of adventures. July to August are the peak summer months.
In West to Central part of the weather is delightfully warm and it’s a popular time for travellers to visit for holidays, whilst if you wish to travel from October to April, the Eastern part Indonesia, like Banda and Raja Ampat, would be the best option.
If you wish to have a relaxing journey in Indonesia with less crowds, the shoulder months of April to June and September to October are ideal and slightly more economic. If you must travel in ‘high season’ but want to avoid the crowd, worry not, there are numbered of unbeaten track in Indonesia ready to be explored.
Tropical areas are usually warm and often sweaty places, especially if you have Borneo or Sulawesi included in your travel. Check out our suggestions on What to Wear:
Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:
Land tours and trekking:
We have classified our tours in 3 different classes. Always check which one suitable for your condition. If you have any doubt, you may consult to our travel expert.
Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips can include short walk for days with around 2–3 hours in good paths and at low altitudes.
Medium: A reasonable level of fitness or technique is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels as the trip may include longer days of approximately 5-6 hours of activity or/and in higher altitudes, or snorkelling in strong current.
Hard: These trips are physically demanding and best suited for people with a high endurance level, good level of fitness and exercise regularly. Days can be long around 7-8 hours of activity, often at high altitudes, in remote regions and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travellers may be required to carry their backpack, trip with trekking overnights without access to normal toilets or accommodations.