5 DAYS BOROBUDUR ANCIENT CANDIS TOUR

The largest Mahayana structure in the world is located deep in the middle of South East Asia! Join us on a trip to Borobudur and be regaled by stories of the Buddha’s life (and previous lives) and Sudhana’s journeys (as depicted in the Lalitavistara, the Jataka Tales and the Avatamsaka Sutra).

ITINERARY

Day 01 Day 02 Day 03 Day 04 Day 05

Day 01 – ARRIVAL IN YOGYAKARTA

(Lunch & dinner included)

 

We will gather at the Singapore Changi Airport before boarding our flight to Yogyakarta. 

After clearing customs at the Adisutjipto International Airport, we will be greeted by the local guide and will proceed to board the tour bus. 

Lunch will be our first activity in Yogyakarta.

 

Afternoon

After lunch, we will make our way to UNESCO World Heritage site - Prambanan Temple Compounds. The first stop inside the Compounds is the Prambanan Temple. Built in the 8th century, this majestic temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and is decorated with reliefs illustrating the Ramayana epic. 

 

After viewing Prambanan Temple, we will take a stroll to Candi Bubrah, Candi Lumbung and Candi Sewu. Unlike the Prambanan Temple, these three candi are Buddhist temples.

 

After visiting the Prambanan Temple Compounds, we will leave Yogyakarta and embarked on a two hour car ride to Magelang where Borobudur is located.  We will reach in the evening and check into our hotel.  There will be a briefing on Borobudur before dinner.

 

Night

 After dinner, we will have an early rest as we will be waking up early the next day for Sunrise at Borobudur.

Day 02 – CANDI BOROBUDUR

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Morning

We will wake up early to prepare to leave for Borobudur at around 4am.  We will reach the Borobudur Park, go in and then make our way to the top of Borobudur and wait for sunrise. 

After taking in the beautiful sunrise, we will have breakfast before going back to Borobudur to view the reliefs on the Life of the Buddha.

 

Afternoon

There will be a lunch break and noon rest before going back to Borobudur to look at the reliefs on the Jataka Tales and Journeys of Sudhana.

 

 

Night

After a rewarding day understanding the life of the Buddha and also related Buddhist arts, history and cultures, we will return to our hotel for rest. 

Before dinner, there will be a period of reflection where we will be sharing our thoughts on Borobudur.

Day 03 – CANDI PAWON & CANDI MENDUT

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Morning

We will wake up for a hearty breakfast before leaving to visit Candi Pawon and Candi Mendut.

Candi Pawon and Candi Mendut, though much smaller than Candi Borobudur, are integral to Borobudur with all three temples located on a straight line. 

We will visit Candi Pawon first to visit the temple and going to Candi Mendut.

 

After visiting Candi Mendut, we will walk over to Mendut Vihara to visit this functioning Buddhist temple. 

If the Venerable is around, we will visit him to pay our respects to him. 

We will have a short meditation session at Mendut Vihara before leaving for lunch.

 

Afternoon

After lunch, we will go to a café where we will have an introduction to Buddhism with discussion while enjoying locally produced coffee. 

The barista will brew different types of coffee and allow us to sample the coffee. Light snacks will also be served.

 

Night

Rest for the day, free & easy

Day 04 – VISIT TO MOUNT MERAPI

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Morning

After breakfast, we will assemble for a jeep ride to Mount Merapi where we can see the aftermath of eruptions in the past. The jeep ride will be exciting and it will be a fun morning spent in Magelang. 

After the jeep ride, we will return to the hotel where we will proceed to check out and prepare to return to Yogyakarta.

 

Afternoon

We will have lunch at Yogyakarta after checking into our hotel. 

There will be a free and easy walking along the busy Malioboro Road for some shopping.

In the evening, we will gather for dinner before going off to watch a traditional wayang performance.

 

Night

After the traditional wayang performance, rest for the day

 

Day 05 – HOME SWEET HOME

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Hotel check-out, depart from hotel to airport

From SGD 899/pax

(6-to-go)

Includes

  • Private guided tour
  • Airport pickup & drop-off
  • Transfers between places
  • Guides and entrance fees
  • Excursions as listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in indicated hotels or equivalent

 

Excludes

  • International flights*
  • Travel Insurance*
  • Visas*
  • Optional Excursions
  • Tips (guides and drivers)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal Expenses

* Can be arranged through us upon request

* All travellers are strongly encouraged to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance before departure.