DAY ONE ARRIVAL JOGJA
‘SUGENG RAWUH !’, a greeting of your guide with full of smile welcome you upon arrival in Yogyakarta airport. Meeting service, then transfer to your unique accommdation which is still inside Kraton area (the sultan’s palace) for overnight stay, named nDalem Gamelan. You will stay in an original Javanese House (with international standard air conditioned bed room and standard bath room). Feel 100% JOGJA in nDALEM GAMELAN (a house called gamelan). In the evening drive to local restaurant for dinner, continued with watching ‘wayang kulit’ / puppet show at sonobudoyo museum. The show takes about 1,5 hour. After the show back to your ‘house’ for rest. Before back to your ‘ home’ (D)
DAY TWO JOGJA CITY
Breakfast will be served in your ‘home’. After breakfast – start your journey to explore JOGJA with antique bicycle. First, visit the center ‘power’ of javanese culture – Kraton Yogyakarta. where the Sultan’s of Ngayogyakarta hadiningrat stay in. Javanese culture is full of symbolized philosophy. Knowing more learn Javanese culture. And the center of the culture is in this palace. On certain day and certain time you could see the royal traditonal performance such as dance, puppet show, gamelan music etc. You can see and learn more inside. From Kraton, visit Taman Sari – a ruin of water castle, where it used as leisure park for king’s family. Ngasem Bird market is your next destination after Taman Sari. A short break for refreshment. Continued to the great mosque of Yogyakarta where moslem take a pray daily in this old mosque. See the uniqueness of this mosque. Then, ride your bicycle to local food stall that sell local specialty of Yogyakarta called gudeg. As told before, you will get 100% JOGJA. Taste the local food – and you will get riil experience. Back to your ‘home’ nearby for a short rest. 3PM continue your trip by visiting the most beautiful Hindu temple - Prambanan. Drive to prambanan by your private ac car. From prmbanan – continued to Ratu Boko Hill with Ratu boko temple for admiring the beautiful sunset. Then, direct drive to maliboro street – the busiest and most famous street in Jogja, for having dinner at ‘lesehan’ food stall where the menu is like local fried / grilled chichken and etc. You will get 100% JOGJA in malioboro street at night. Enjoy your dinner while local street artist sing songs for you. Back to your ‘home’ for overnight stay. (BLD)
DAY THREE JOGJA KAMPONG & VILLAGE
Early morning call will be made by your assistant. A hot coffee or tea will be served before going to pasar gede or the big central market called Beringharjo in malioboro street for buying your breakfast food material with your assistant (nDalem Gamelan assistant). Get 100% JOGJA – you will get more experience inside the market with full of local daily activity. Learn more about JOGJA here – in the market. Back to your ‘home’, and today you will get simple express cooking class by cooking together with your assistant in nDalem gamelan (of course your guide always accompany you). Cook simple Javanese food for your breakfast and ready to serve. Take a shower and then enjoy your breakfast together with your ‘new’ family (your guide, your assistant nDlaem Gamelan). Today, your morning is 100% JOGJA ! After a short break, continued the trip to Kotagede – Our morning tour explores Kota Gede's cultural and monumental heritages. We enjoy a leisurely walking tour through this old capital city, marvel at Kota Gede's finest example of unique 'between two gates community' of Atmo Suprobo family, wander amid kampong houses to the monolith throne of Panembahan Senopati, the founder of the second Mataram Dynasty. Later, we se see the ruins of the palace wall. From Masjid Besar (the great mosque) we may be lucky to do a pilgrimage to Kota Gede's Royal Tombs before wandering through its unique kampong which still retain its original character. Walk between high walls that seems to lead nowhere. Then join to one of the local home industry to practising making your own silver accecorries. The short course will take about 4 hours. You will get new experience buy doing yourself. Back to your home for free program. At 3 pm drive to the southern part of yogyakarta for explore the only sand dunes at parangkusumo beach, admiring the beach with huge waves. Exploring the villages is possible to be done with its local handicraft center. then closing with sunset at of the hill nearby. Back to your hotel.
DAY FOUR AND ETC BEYOND JOGJA
Morning free program. PM direct transfer to Manohara Hotel via Godean Village or other area (rice fields view, villages, etc). It will take about 1,5 hours on drive. Check In MANOHARA
DAY FIVE BOROBUDUR SUNRISE – MERAPI/MERBABU VALLEY
You at +_ 04.00 AM - on the dark of morning, climb up the temple of Borobudur till the top of Arupadhatu. Wait and see a dramatic and exotic sunrise. Take a deep breath of fresh morning air, admire the beautiful panorama of ‘thousand hills’. Then, with your guide learning the Buddha philosophy by exploring the relieves on Borobudur temple. Back to your hotel for breakfast. 10.00 Am, check out time and drive to Mendut and Plaosan temple nearby. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Drive to Solo via Selo – Boyolali, passing through Mt. Merapi and Mt. Merbabu valley with full of nice view. Some stops are possibly to be made. Arrival in Solo city, direct check in to ROEMAHKOE
DAY SIX SUKUH – CETHO – TAWANGMANGU WATERFALL
Morning, we travel on through lovely countryside to discover the mystery of the 14th century Sukuh temple. Next, we go on up scenic, Winding Mountain road to another 14th century Hindu temple at Cetho to enjoy the beauty of its peaceful surroundings. We rejoin the coach, retrace to road to Tawangmangu for visit the waterfall ‘grojogan sewu’ and its beautiful view surrounds. Back to your hotel
DAY SEVEN SOLO
Proceed Solo sightseeing with visit Kraton Mangkunegaran, Triwindhu Antique Market, and Radya Pustaka Museum. Local Home inudtsry of GOng (gong maker) and local Kampong of Batik Indu\tsry in Laweyan. Transfer to airport for flight your RIIL HOME !