A two-night tour that covers the most beautiful and historical aspects of the city of Yogyakarta. Day one will take in the stunning Sultan’s Palace. This hub of traditional life is where the Sultan still resides, and visitors can explore museums, shops and markets before visiting the culturally and historically significant Water Palace. On day two, get ready to take in the impossibly iconic Borobudur Temple. Rising impressively from the thick foliage, this monument is the largest Buddhist temple in the world and will be the perfect place to spend a day of exploration.
Where ancient civilizations meet urban modernity, you’ll find Yogyakarta and this whistle-stop, three-day tour is the perfect way to take in this thriving city.
- Explore the Sultan’s Palace and view the shops, markets and impressive architecture of this walled city.
- Visit the turquoise lagoon of the Water Palace and see the place where sultans came to find potential wives.
- Watch a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Borobudur Temple, the biggest Buddhist temple in the world.
- Meals as mentioned
- English-speaking guide
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle
- Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
- Service charge and current government VAT tax
DAY 1 YOGYAKARTA
On day one, visit the extraordinary Sultan’s Palace or Keraton. Still the hub of traditional life in Yogyakarta, this unique walled city is home to its own market as well as shops, batik and silver industries, museums and much more. One of the most impressive pieces of Javanese architecture, it was created to reflect the Javanese cosmos and visitors can expect to see expansive courtyards, decorated roofs and intricately carved pavilions. Take in the gloriously turquoise lagoon that is the Water Palace and see the place where local women once came to swim under the watchful eye of the Sultan in the hopes of being chosen for a wife.
After a packed morning, have chance to explore the city’s offerings independently.
DAY 2 BOROBUDUR
Day two begins at the break of dawn. Rise early to witness the misty sunrise over the iconic Borobudur Temple. Towering dramatically over impossibly lush green foliage, this magnificent Buddhist monument is one of South East Asia’s most spectacular attractions. Built around 850AD from two million lava-stone blocks, this is the world’s largest Buddhist temple. Visitors are welcome to climb the steps and explore the numerous Buddhist statues and story panels. Enjoy breakfast gazing over this awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DAY 3 YOGYAKARTA
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before the local guide takes you back to the airport and onwards to your next adventure.