JOGJAKARTA ARRIVAL – BATIK COURSE – DINNER RAMAYANA DANCE (D)
Arrive at the Jogjakarta airport in the afternoon and meet with your guide. Before setting off for your afternoon excursion, enjoy some free time to refreshment. Have a chance to be introduced to one of Indonesia’s most famous crafts with a visit to a traditional batik factory. Here, you are not only getting a brief story about the ancient techniques of Batik and observe skilled craftsmen, but you also have the chance to create your own batik. Start from scratch, making a design, applying wax and mixing your own dye. Your creation will be delivered to your hotel after drying. Tonight, you will be treated by a performance of traditional Ramayana Dances while dining at a local restaurant.
PRAMBANAN – JOGJA CITYTOUR – BORDOBUDUR TEMPLE (B, L, D)
Today, explore one of the important temples in Java, which shows the domination of Hindu's culture amazingly significant in the past. Located not far from down town, Prambanan, an ancient Hindu temples, built in the 9th century features three main inner shrines dedicated to the Hindu trinity: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It is also listed as UNESCO Heritage Site since 1991. As you walk around, your guide explains the history and symbolism of the temples. Next, have the chance to learn more about Jogjakarta’s historic and cultural traditions with a half-day city tour. Start with a visit to the Keraton Jogjakarta or the sultan palace, it is a grand complex of fine examples of Javanese architecture. Walk through this living museum and learn more about Javanese heritage and culture and then continue to Taman Sari or Water palace. This palace was built by the first Sultan of Jogjakarta especially dedicated for his harem as a bathing pool. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Continue then to visit the Borobudur Temple. Discover the incredible history behind the construction of this massive temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The thousands of volcanic and river stone block was assembled entirely by human labour, took nearly hundreds years to complete. Visit also the nearby Mendut temple. Older than Borobudur, this pyramid-shaped temple houses three impressively carved stone statues. End your day with a visit of the Pawon temple, a simple yet beautiful monument known for its precise symmetry.
JOGJAKARTA DEPARTURE (B)
Depending on your flight schedule, you are transferred to the airport for your flight back home or onward journey.