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Explore the wonders of the ancient city of Yogyakarta, in Central Java, Indonesia's cultural heart and soul.
Destinations > Indonesia > Highlights of Yogyakarta
Two nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified, transport by private vehicle and services of a local English-speaking guide
Delve into Java's rich culture with an insightful visit to Yogyakarta. Wander the Sultan's Palace and visit villages where traditions have stood the test of time.
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Tour the huge temple complex at Prambanan.
Explore the Sultan's Palace and Kauman Village
View a spectacular sunrise at Borobudur - the most mystical time to see the temple.
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Arrive and check-in to your hotel. Begin sightseeing in the afternoon at the huge temple complex at Prambanan, an impressive 9th century Hindu temple. Afterwards enjoy an early dinner before a traditional cultural performance. (L)(D)
Start with a visit to the Sultan’s Palace, also known as Kraton. Built between 1756 – 1790, is a fine example of traditional Javanese sultanate architecture. As you walk through the various rooms and chambers, you will learn more about this aspect of Javanese heritage and culture.
You’ll also visit the adjacent Taman Sari, water palace and garden. This addition to the royal complex was built over 200 years ago by the first Sultan with bathing pools for his harem. Then, visit a home batik factory where you will attend a short demonstration of Wayang Kulit, the famous Javanese leather puppet.
After your touring of Yogyakarta continue to Borobodur for overnight. (B) (L) (D)
Rise early for sunrise at the UNESCO World Heritage listed temple. Explore the idyllic countryside around the area before returning to Yogyakarta for your onward flight. (B) (L)
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