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3D2N Yogyakarta, Indonesia (11-13 November 2016)
11th November 2016,11th November 2016 - 13th November 2016,13th November 2016 SGT
Embark on a short retreat to Yogyakarta to visit the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Borobudur (Buddhist) and Prambanan (Hindu) temples where you can immerse in the rich cultural heritage of Java. You will also get to explore Kaliadem (1,100m above sea level) in 4WD for a close up view of Mount Merapi.
Date: 11 to 13 November 2016
Meeting Time and Venue: Yogyakarta Airport (we will let you know the suggested flights)
Expected Group Size: 4-6 pax
Price : $415 per pax
Day 1 – Fri
Fly direct from Singapore Changi Airport to Adisucipto International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our friendly driver to your hotel in Yogyakarta.
Enjoy a leisurely one-hour drive through scenic villages and padi fields to Borobudur – the biggest Buddhist monument in the world. From a bird’s eye view, Borobudur which sits on a square base with four entry points supporting a hemispheric body and a crowning spire forms a mandala, a geometric aid for meditation. The structure in the form of a stepped pyramid consists of 10 levels – six rectangular storeys, three circular terraces and a central stupa forming the summit – which represents the ten levels of a Bodhisattva’s life which he or she must develop to become a Buddha or the awakened one. The rectangular storeys contain galleries of carved stone reliefs depicting moralistic fables and Buddha’s life from the Jataka tales. The top level terraces contain circles of mini stupas of Buddha statues in various mudras (meditative hand gestures) facing outward from the temple.
At night, visit the shopping district of Jalan Maliboro for souvenirs, handicrafts and street foods.
Day 2 – Sat
Explore Kaliadem (1,100m above sea level) in 4WD which is located only 5km from the peak of Mount Merapi for a close up view of the volcano. The recent 2010 eruptions had completely transformed Kaliadem‘s landscape from lush greenery to a barren treeless wilderness and covered it with layers of grey volcanic sands and rocks. The highlights include a small Pompeii-liked museum with display of burnt artifacts and an underground bunker for emergency shelter during eruption.
In the afternoon, you will visit Prambanan, a Hindu temple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built around AD 856 to commemorate a major battle victory. The complex which is situated inside a large, pleasant and visitor friendly park consists of 224 temples (many are in ruined state); the most important of which are the three restored temples Candi Siva, Candi Brahma and Candi Vishnu, each dedicated to the three principal Hindu gods of trimurti.
At night, you can visit Jalan Maliboro again for more walkabout and last minute shopping.
Day 3 – Sun
Morning – Early transfer to airport for flight home
- All local land transfers including airport transfers
- All accommodations in Yogyakarta on twin sharing basis (Ibis Hotel or similar)
- All accommodations’ breakfasts (except last day when you might have to depart very early for your flight)
- English speaking guide for the whole trip (driver is separate person)
- Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned in above itinerary
- 4WD for Kaliadem tours
- Return international air tickets
- Travel insurance
- Indonesian VISA (ASEAN citizens are VISA-free up to 30 days)
- All meals except breakfasts
- Tips for guides
- All expenses of a personal nature
Due to the small group size, registration confirmation will be on a first come first served basis.
Deadline to join the trip is 15 Oct 2016.