Sunday ~ Day 1: Airport Jogjakarta – Hotel in Jogjakarta (-)
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our experience guide in the arrivals hall and privately transferred to your hotel.
Monday ~ Day 2: FD Tour Imogiri (B)
Early wake up, bring your jacket and leave the hotel early to catch the perfect time for visit the Mangunan Fruit gardens. Arrive in Mangunan, the visitor will do a short hike to the top, the guest will reach a terrace right on top of the hill – with a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding hills and the Oyo River at the bottom of valleys. When you arrive at the right time, you will see the clouds below your standing position, this will make you feel like flying over the clouds. When the rising sun shoots beams of light through cracks and holes in the clouds, this is the best time for you to take pictures, post in instagram and write #MangunanFruitGarden. Next destination is visit the Hidden Beauty of south Jogjakarta namely Imogiri Pine Forest. In here you can see an exotic beauty of hundreds of towering pine tree. This forest will become famous reddish brown color of the soil, the air is fresh, cool wind, and the sun peeking in between tree clawing the sky. Renowned for its romantic scenery, the forest became one spot of interest as a place to take pictures. The third place for visit is the cemetry of the kings in Imogiri. This cemetery was built in 1645; Everyday many people visit Imogiri and step up on 345 stairs to reach the top, which the place where the kings are buried. The visitors must wear the traditional Javanese dress prepared by our guide. (The cemetery only can be visited on Monday 09.00 – 12.00 and Friday 13.00 – 16.00, the cemetery is closed during the Moslem month of Ramadhan). From the cemetry we will move to Watu Lumbung Village for your last destination. Watu Lumbung was transformed a barren land neglected for many years into an exotic place for enjoying the evening and watching the sunset and sunrise. The area has also become a bird conservation zone, so you will hear birdsong. Very peaceful and calming! Don’t imagine that Watu Lumbung is built with luxurious materials like other attractions. At Watu Lumbung, you will be asked to plant a tree, available onsite in a polybag. If you are willing to participate, your effort will be valued at Rp 2,500. This credit can be redeemed when ordering food and drink. In Wedangan Café which is part of Watu Lumbung tourism village, you can exchange three books for a free set menu. These books will fill a library which can be accessed by local residents. By donating books, you are showing your compassion and tangible action to help the owner in establishing the library. Afterward, drive back to Jogjakarta for your accommodation.
Tuesday ~ Day 3: FD Tour Gunung Kidul (B)
Breakfast and then leave hotel for visit a several place in Gunung Kidul. First place that we would visit is Sri Gethuk waterfall; you can bring your change clothes and the towel if you want swim activity. Surrounded by green rice fields sits a legendary waterfall believed to be the home of the Kethuk, a traditional instrument owned by spirits that guard the area and still heard occasionally by a few selected people to this day. From the parking area, which also serves as a fishing area, there are two ways to catch Sri Gethuk Waterfall. The first option is walk through a jungle trek surrounded by Jati woods, paddy fields and palms trees, and the second is raft against the river currents up the Oya River. Due to our limited time, we will choose the second option. Upon reaching the waterfall, the silence shrouding the wilderness is broken by gushing water pouring down onto beautiful rock formations. Take a leap off the boulders into the clear waters for a refreshing dip! Our next destibation is Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran (Ancient Volcano), the active volcano around 60 million years ago. Gunung Api Purba Nglanggeran is one of the oldest volcanoes in the Central Java region. Its unusual shape may be due to the fact that it was once an undersea rock which emerged above the surface from a volcanic eruption. Standing 700 metres above the Gunungkidul countryside, this two-peaked mountain surprisingly only requires about 60 to 90 minutes of trekking past exotic rock formations, native inhabitants and narrow stone walls, just like a scene out of 127 Hours. Enough with daytime attractions, there are many more sights to see in Yogyakarta after sundown. One spot you shouldn’t miss is Bukit Bintang at Gunung kidul’s Pathuk Hills. In spite of the name Bukit Bintang (meaning ‘Star Hill’), you may not be able to see so many stars, as you’d need to go further away from the city to do so. Instead of the see a real star, the visitors can admire thousands of specs of light scattered across the horizon as if they were stars in the night sky. Afterward, drive back to Jogjakarta for your accommodation.
Wednesday ~ Day 4: FD Tour Jogjakarta (B)
Breakfast and then leave hotel for visit a several place inside of Jogjakarta. Do you like painting? If yes, Affandi Museum is the most perfect place to start your journey in Jogjakarta. If you are not, please come to visit and I’m sure you will not be disappointed with this place. Affandi Museum is located on the west bank of Gajah Wong River, they will give an opportunity for you to trace all meaningful parts of Affandi’s life. You can see the great works when he was alive, the works of other painters that he kept, the vehicles that he used in the past, the house where he used to live and a gallery that now functions as a place to educate gifted children in painting (Closed on Sunday and national holiday). The next activity that we can do is Merapi Jeep Tour. You will see the real and the most exotic side of Mount Merapi!! Taking an off road jeep on a Merapi Lava tour is one of the most fun things to do in Yogyakarta. This is the different way how to explore the wonders of adventure volcano tour with 4WD Legendary Jeep Willys, Our driver will show you the real and the most exotic part volcano mountain. After rush your adrenalin in jeep, we will cooling down at Warung Kopi Klotok (A traditional food stall) to drink a coffe and simple meals. Warung Kopi Klotok is located around Pakem area (before Kaliurang). First of all, you don’t go here and expect something fancy, the coffee shop is very “ndeso”-humble style, technically a Joglo house transformed to this relatively spacious house and positioned around the rice fields. The name of the shop might be “warung kopi” or “coffee shop” in English, but it’s actually an eating house too (because referring this to restaurant is way too fancy) and they’re highly popular for their homemade Nasi Megono that you can pair with various vegetable toppings, and the classic banana fritters. After Kaliurang, thw program continue with 1 hour drive to Ratu Boko Temple and get your chance to see a charming sunset. Arrive in Ratu Boko Temple, get the ticket and climb up to enjoy the Ratu Boko temple and catch the sunset. See the magnificent panoramic view around the Ratu Boko Temple and see Prambanan Temple from the Ratu Boko. During the sunset you can enjoy the coffee and tea from the restaurant at Ratu Boko area. After the sunset, we will arrange the transfer to Jogjakarta hotel for your accommodation.
Thursday ~ Day 5: Jogjakarta – Out (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free at your own leisure, until it’s time to pick up and transfer to Airport for your flight home.