Yogyakarta is a city which has much to offer. During this 3D2N tour we combine culture and nature with an adventure touch. During this trip we are going to visit some unique places in Yogyakarta and surroundings.
Yogyakarta is living in the shadow of a still active volcano called Merapi. Its last eruption was in November. The combination of the eruption in November 2010 and the fact that it was raining season made the Merapi to cough out again a flow of rain and rocks in February 2011. The first eruption and this rock flow left behind a lot of damage. Although became green again, even till now you can still see clearly de devastation it has left behind. The people around the Merapi have made a change in their lives and turned this negative in something positive. Now a day you can join 4 wheel drive jeep tours, Off-road exploration where you can see the damage from close by.
Next to Yogyakarta you can find a small village called Kotagede. Mainly know for her silver jewellery handicraft. Visit this little village to see the process of how this silver is produced.
The most known street of Yogyakarta is called Malioboro. This street has recently been renovated. They made it more comfortable to wander around surrounded by locals. This street is mainly popular under the domestic tourists for buying there souvenirs and traditional street food. At the end of this street you can find a traditional market called Bringharjo, where you can buy souvenirs, but also traditional snacks and herbs.
Yogyakarta is surrounded by several beautiful regions, one of them is Gunung Kidul. Gunung Kidul is known for her white sandy beaches and many caves and other beautiful natural sceneries such as waterfalls. The most unique and must visit place in this region is Jomblang cave. Enter this beautiful cave and witness the light of heaven. In the same region you can also find Sri Gethuk waterfall. To be able to reach this waterfall you join a small boat ride through a little green canyon. At arrival you can take a refreshing jump in the water. After this refreshment you will continue to small cave nearby. This cave is from karst rocks and is dominated by a high tree at the entrance.
In the same district you can find Nglanggaran hill. Here you can find a wonderful panoramic view, especially for sunrise. See the sun coming up and give a golden glow to its beautiful surroundings.