The Exposure Of Central Java
  • Durations

    5Days  4Nights

  • Location

    Semarang, Magelang, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Semarang lies on the province’s northern coast. It is a bustling, growing mid-sized city with a population of over 1.5 million. More an administrative and business town rather than a tourist destination, it nevertheless has its own charm, with contrasting modern mid-rises, a significant set of Dutch colonial architecture, Chinatown, and “kampung” all jutting against each other.

Semarang’s topography is marked by a narrow coastal plain, rising sharply inland. The city sprawls up from the coast, and the higher areas see some of the highest rate of residential development, due to the slightly cooler climate. The sea is slowly reclaiming the coastal lowlands during the monthly rob or high tides, causing flooding up to more than a kilometer from the coast.

In the 15th century, Chinese emperor’s emissary Zheng He, otherwise known as Admiral Cheng Ho, set foot on Java. From the 17th century onwards, Semarang became an entrepot for spices, also a busy harbor for trade and passengers when travel was made predominantly by sea. The city of Semarang, capital of the province of Central Java, sits precisely in the center of the northern seaboard of the fertile and densely populated island of Java.

This strategic position of Semarang has made the city a melting pot of Chinese, Indian Arab, and European cultures. Wander around the Chinese quarters and the Dutch commercial district, you will see the influences of different cultures everywhere. In the older part of the city near harbor named Kota Lama, or the Oudstadt, stroll around to explore the historic old buildings in what was once the European commercial district.


Transfer – Magelang / Graharu or Rumah Dharma

Upon arrival at Yogyakarta airport or train station, we are ready to meet you. Then transfer to your accommodation in Magelang area.


Borobudur Sunrise – Salatiga / Kayu Arum

Early morning at about 04.00, we pick you up from your accommodation, then we will drive to Borobudur area. Arriving there we will slowly climb up to the temple and waiting the sunrise going up from the east. Accompanied by song of birds, cocks, the cool and fresh air make the morning a nice moment during your holiday (weather condition).
After the day break, we will explore the temple and its magnificence
After breakfast in your hotel then we proceed to Ambarawa train museum. It has old collection of locomotives.
Afternoon, visiting Gedong Songo temple complex. These temple complex is supposed to be built in around 8th – 9th century and represent also the old hindust temple in Java.


Semarang Tour / Kayu Arum

This morning, you go to Semarang town with first visiting the oldest temple in Semarang town called Sam Po Kong.
This temple was built by Chinese emperor called Zheng He or also known as Sanbo.
Continue the trip to Semarang Landmark, Lawang Sewu. Built as the headquarters of the Dutch Indies Railway Company, this building played an important role in the Dutch era.
Go further to Kota Lama where you can find a octagonal protestan church called gereja blenduk which was built on a stone foundation and with single-layer brick walls, has its ground floor at street level.


Salatiga – Yogyakarta / Puri Artha

Leaving from Salatiga town, then we proceed to Yogyakarta with first stop at Losari where you will make a walk in round coffee plantation and see the process of making coffee
Continue the trip to Prambanan. Prambanan temple complex which is supposed to be the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, and is the most beautiful Hindus temples in Southeast Asia.
It is characterized by its tall and pointed architecture, typical of Hindu temple architecture, and by the towering 47m high central building inside a large complex of individual temples.


Transfer Out

Transfer to the airport or train station of Yogyakarta for you to continue your trip to next destination