Explore the famous Merapi volcano in Yogyakarta in ‘American Willy’s’ during this Merapi Yogyakarta tour. Apart from Mount Merapi, you also visit the impressive temples of Prambanan and Borobudur, the Sultan Palace, the Tamansari Watercastle and its nearby underground mosque. This two-day Merapi tour is a perfect blend of adventure and culture!
Pick-up at your hotel or at the airport. After the initial meet and greet, you drive in a so-called ‘American Willy’ to the temple of Prambanan, built in the 9th century and Java’s most famous Hindu temple.
After this temple visit, you drive to the base of Mount Merapi. You can witness the consequences of this volcano’s last big eruption in 2010.
From Mount Merapi, you drive to Manohara Hotel for check-in.
Dinner is served at a local restaurant and overnight stay is at the hotel.
From Borobudur, you are transferred to your hotel in Yogyakarta or to the airport.
Day 2: Mount Merapi – Yogyakarta
Rise and shine early in the morning for admiring the magical sunrise at the temple of Borobudur. You can also stroll the Budha Gautama walk; this is a walk along the temple’s different levels.
Return to your hotel for breakfast and return to Yogyakarta, where you visit the Sultan Palace, the Tamansari Watercastle, a batik home industry and a local silversmith.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant. You can try some of the local dishes, such as Yogya and Gudeg.
After lunch, you are transferred back to your hotel or the airport.
Before this trip I didn't even know what an 'American Willy' was, but oh my, driving around in that jeep was so much fun. This is the ideal means of transport for the rough area around the Merapi volcano. We could really see the effects van the volcano on the surroundings, very interesting. The cultural aspect of this trip, Borobodur, the Sultan palace and the watercastle were great places to visit too. The overall experience of these 2 days: memorable! Thank you Mundooz!