Things To Do in Borobudur
Dine against a majestic backdrop of the Borobudur Temple. Take a hike or a jeep ride through the scenic countryside, exploring local villages. Tour the most magnificent temples of Central Java. Indulge your love for culture and adventure with river rafting, batik lessons, clay crafting or Javanese dance. Just some of the many personalised destination experiences that await you.
THE GLORY OF BOROBUDUR
Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, built in the 9th century, wondered by millions from all over the world. Prepared to be amazed as you walk through its five terraces, magnificent base-reliefs, and Buddha statues, which were previously buried under layers of volcanic ash for nearly a millennium before it was unearthed in the 19th century. Don’t miss out on the Pawon and Mendut temples, two additional temples located in the Borobudur Temple Compounds, to further immerse yourself into the art of Javanese Hindu and India. For those who seek to experience the spiritual peace at its best, reach the temple on time to catch the sunrise or sunset.
Borobudur, Pawon, Mendut, Ngawen Buddhist come to Java and growth among Borobudur. It is not only Borobudur which was built by them. Through this trip, we will bring you to another smaller temples which are in line to the Magnificent Borobudur. Small but important temples, Pawon temple, Mendut temple and Ngawen temple are awaiting your sojourn!
THE BEAUTY OF PRAMBANAN
Embark on a journey to discover the beauty of Prambanan, the most beautiful and largest Hindu temple complex in Java, built in the 8th century by the Sanjaya Dynasty. Our local concierge will guide you through this architectural and cultural national treasure that stands as one of the most outstanding examples of Hindu art in the world. Extend your cultural adventure by visiting Boko Temple and Yogyakarta city, or the Ramayana dance-theater*, for those taking the sunset tour. * Ramayana Ballet is available based on schedule.
FARMERS OF THE DAY
Encounter the daily routine of farmer in Indonesia in their own fields in Borobudur surrounding area, tucked in the shadow of Menoreh Hills. Participate and work alongside with the farmer and experience what a day feels like when you were a farmer. Learn how to grow rice or vegetables, taste the authentic traditional snacks and relax in their hut afterwards.
WALKING TOUR FOR BATIK
Experience the traditional process of creating batik in a region where it has reached its highest artistic expression. Understand and learn about the history, traditional uses, and the techniques applied to create this form of fine art.
WALKING VILLAGE TOUR FOR CASSAVA CHIPS
Venture out to visit unique local communities surrounding Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa to interact and experience the daily routine of locals, such as the process of cassava chips in many ways. Take home 1kg of freshly made cassava chips and share it with others.
POTTERY VILLAGE TOUR WITH ANDONG
Embrace your artistic side and create your very own pottery. Hop on an andong, a horse cart carriage, and head to tofu and glass noodle to see the local industries. End your trip, head to Klipoh village. The local potters will teach you the process of making pottery using traditional techniques with refreshment will be served for you to refuel.
POTTERY VILLAGE TOUR ON CYCLE
This refreshing bicycle tour winds down through 10 km of lush valleys, Javanese villages, and green rice fields. Our local tour guide will explain the history of the land, the culture, and its people throughout the tour for you to take back and share. Towards the end of the trip, stop by a local village to refresh with a coconut juice and light traditional snacks.
Java is undoubtedly one of the most culturally rich and captivating islands of Indonesia. Much of the culture here is built around music, dance and drama, with great variety and technical virtuosity on display. Challenge yourself by learning from an expert! Traditional small bites will included during your lesson.
- 1 (one) time coffee break
- Usage of Gamelan during activity
- Private Dance Class
- Story Teller
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF JOGJAKARTA CITY
Yogyakarta, a historical city of arts and the cradle of Javanese culture, has attracted many people from different walks of life. Discover the city’s ancient cultural heritage and beautiful crafts, as our local concierge guides you through the city. The city is full of cultural and historical treasures for you to explore - from the Grand Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, the palace of the Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family to year since the 18th century, to Taman Sari water castle. For lunch, stop by locals’ favorite spot and try the signature dish of Yogyakarta, ‘Gudeg’.
LAND & WATER ADVENTURES TEA WALK
Enjoy a ride through the scenic countryside until you arrive at the tea plantations resembling an emerald-green patchwork blanket. Learn more about the unique tea that grown in the area and pamper your taste buds with the delicious “mie tek-tek” cooked with a traditional Javanese stove.
MERAPI VOLCANO JEEP ADVENTURE
A unique adventure where you can understand the impacts of a volcanic eruption. During your jeep excursion from the Merapi mountain base to Kali Adem, you will witness the volcano footprint, volcanic stones and other marks from the eruption.
SELOGRIYO RICE VIEW
Small yet magnificient temple in the country yard. Surrounded by green terraces rice fields, this unique temple looks so amaze. Short walking through the ambience and feel the brezee before the temple will be great experience thoroughly.
HIGHLANDS OF DIENG PLATEAU
The volcanic plateau of Dieng consists shimmering colorful lakes, picturesque villages, green valleys, dramatic volcanic craters, 7th century temple complex, and tea plantation, making it a perfect destination for a complete journey of nature, adventure, culture, and culinary. Discover the surroundings, from the Hindu Temples at the Arjuna Temples Complex - where one of the oldest temples in Indonesia is located - to multi-colored lake and Sikidang Crater. On your trip back to the resort, stop by Tambi Tea Plantation for a plantation tour and delightful refreshments.
Saddle up and head out for an unforgettable horseback riding experience through local countryside with lush rice field surroundings.
JAMU MAKING LESSON
Roll up your sleeves to craft your very own jamu, a traditional herbal medicine made from natural ingredients, such as roots, leaves, barks, and fruits. With this in-depth workshop, you will learn the benefits of each ingredient and secrete tips on the best blends.
Embark on a culinary journey in a local flavor. Our Executive Chef will share his secret cooking techniques and recipes of his favorite Indonesian dishes as well as some insight knowledge on the world of spices and herbs. A beautiful meal you have crafted is all yours to enjoy after the class.
Pamper yourself and your loved one with a candlelit dinner under the sparkling stars of Borobudur. Choose the ultimate setting for your romantic dinner - in your villa for absolute privacy, at Patio Deck for themagnificent view of the Borobudur, or at Putri Dewi for an intimate moment over a view of the Menoreh Hills.