Yogyakarta and Dieng Plateau Tour

Trip Highlights

  • The Awesome Sumbing Valley
  • The Dieng Crater Lake and Plateau
  • Borobudur Temple The Biggest Buddhist Temple
  • Yogyakarta Sultan Palace
  • BringHarjo Traditional Market

Descriptions

Yogya is a city of history. In the 18th. and 19th centuries, it was the seat of the re-emerged Mataram kingdom. Today many of the Mataram traditions live on and are a part of the city’s daily life. Yogya is a place to come to connect with the centuries’ old traditions, culture and the history of Java as well as bask in the friendliness of the local people. It is a place with a unique charm which seldom fails to captivate visitors.

From natural wonders, local art and traditions, examples of Javanese heritage to delicious culinary delights, Yogya is a city with numerous attractions. This is why Yogya is the second most visited destination in Indonesia after Bali.

Overshadowed in the north by the smoldering Mt Merapi volcano and bordered to the south by the pounding Indian Ocean, the graceful old city of Yogya has a mild climate making it easy for visitors to plan activities without worrying about intense heat. The beautiful green landscape of this central part of Java makes merely traveling from one destination to another an experience.

Dieng Plateau
The name ‘Dieng’ which literally translates as ‘abode of the Gods’ says all you need to know about this collection small ancient temples set in the remarkable volcanic landscape of the Dieng Plateau. The misty location, sulphurous springs and colored lakes truly make this a place of natural wonder and cultural significance.

Come here and you will be transported back to ancient times. The temples are remnants from the glorious period of the Hindu empire in Java dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries. Standing on a plateau 2,000 meters (6,500 ft) above sea level, it is the extraordinary setting of these temples which make them most remarkable. It is believed that this place was chosen as the sacred location because of the spectacular landscape.

From the bubbling mudholes, brightly colored sulphur lakes and thick mist surrounding the plateau, visitors will easily understand why the ancient Javanese considered this place to be the seat of supernatural powers. Modern visitors to the plateau are enthralled by the unearthly beauty of this spot, with many finding it quite eerie.

Each of the small temples is named after figures in the epic tale of the Mahabarata such as Bima, Gatutkaca, Arjuna and Srikandi. It is believed that these temples used to serve as residences of Hindu priests who would spread Hindu teachings.

The natural splendors of this location are fascinating. From lakes with green and yellow hues to the pristine waters of the reflective ‘mirror’ lake, the natural beauty of this spot is superb. The mirror lake is particularly impressive as it offers a perfectly reflective image of the landscape. While sadly, the impact of logging can be seen as many of the trees surrounding the lake have been cut down, it still remains an impressive natural phenomenon.

Once you’ve walked to the top of the Dieng plateau you will feel like you are on top of the world. It will be difficult to know just where to look as the view from the plateau takes in steaming and colorful lakes, ancient temples and lush green landscape.

For a truly amazing spectacle, arrive at the plateau at sunrise and you will be spoiled with not one, but two amazing views of the sunrise, a ‘golden’ and a ‘silver’ sunrise. This double sunrise is a unique natural phenomenon. Visitors take in the first ‘golden’ sunrise from a watch tower while the second ‘silver’ sunrise can be seen from the temples.

Even the drive to the plateau offers impressive sights. On the way up, visitors will pass through tobacco plantations and beautiful mountain scenery.

The Dieng people are used to visitors and warmly welcome travelers to the region.

Private Group
We only take small group of minimum of two persons and maximum 10 persons to maximize safety and service to all participants. The package are private only for your group, if you want to share with other group please contact us. The tour package are fully organized combine ecotourism, adventure, leisure, and safety.

Why Travel With Us,
We are specialize in personalized tours. This tours package are run in house, we don’t on sale, to ensure your holiday tour will be professionally run and safe. You will be fully serve by our local contact staff. We are at Adventure Lombok Tour are ready to chat to anyone regarding your dream trip to Indonesia Islands. We believe we offer the best service and the best tours on the island.

 

Trip Itinerary

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Grade: Easy – Moderate
Starts/Ends: Yogyakarta

Day 1: Arrival Yogyakarta – Hotel
Meet and greet with our guide at Yogyakarta airport, transfer to hotel, Check in hotel, Free Program.

Day 2: Borobudur Temple – Dieng Plateau ( B, L, D)
An early morning departure to drive via Magelang – home of the National Army Academy – and Temanggung. Enjoy dramatic scenery as we drive through the tea and tobacco plantations of the Sindoro – Sumbing valley – some of the most spectacular countryside you will ever see. See the active volcanic craters or take in the beauty of the Warna (colored) and Pengilon (mirror) lakes. On the way back to Yogyakarta visit Borobudur temple to admiring the magnificent architecture and exploring Buddhism in relief, then continue to visiting small temples Pawon & Mendut temples. Arrive at hotel for overnight. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 3: Yogyakarta City tour – Kasongan Pottery Village – Parang Tritis (B, L, D)
After breakfast, tour begin by visiting “Sultanate Palace” – the magnificent palace of Kraton of Yogyakarta. Proceed to Tamansari – Watercastle, then visit a traditional batik home industry and Kotagede well known as silversmith, lunch at local restaurant., Shopping at Beringharjo Tradtional market and Malioboro shopping center, then proceed to visit Kasongan village and having sunset at parangtritis beach. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 4: Departure – Trip Conclude (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport,Yogyakarta airport for your next destination. re used to visitors and warmly welcome travelers to the region.

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Backpack /day backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit
  • Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • Medical Kit
  • Comfortable Well located Accommodation area
  • Expert Bilingual Local Guide
  • Entrance fee, Parking fee, Guide and Driver Fee
  • Meals as stated on Trip Itinerary
  • Private air conditioned vehicle During Tour
  • Stay at Comfortable accommodation

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after tour
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude