Kopi Jawa, meaning ‘Java coffee’, is the star of this Javanese show. Start and end this coffee romance in Jogjakarta, the smallest but most commonly visited province in Java, and the only province in Indonesia still governed by its pre-colonial monarchy. Jogjakarta offers many cultural attractions, such as the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, Prambanan, built in the ninth century, and also the Borobudur, a ninth-century Buddhist temple located nearby. Explore the Losari Plantation to enjoy a full day learning about tasty Java coffee on a plantation tour and savour a special menu created with coffee as the star ingredient.
Arrive at the Jogjakarta Adisucipto International Airport where your guide awaits to transfer you to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and settling in to your fine hotel.
Begin your day bright and early in the morning (around 05:00 hrs) and catch a short transfer to Manohara for privileged access to the Borobudur Temple through the VIP lane. Ascend hundreds of stairs to the highest point of the temple where the golden colour of the sunrise is sure to amaze you, and bask in the views of the five distant volcanoes and the entire scope of the Borobudur Temple, a truly unforgettable experience. On the way down, discover the incredible history behind the construction of this massive ninth-century temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the world. The thousands of volcanic and river stone blocks were assembled entirely using manpower alone, and its construction took around 75 years to complete. Admire this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s full glory with its magnificent carvings and an unusual layout. Transfer back to your hotel for breakfast and day at leisure. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, a scenic road leads you to Losari, in Central Java, to an incredible Javanese boutique resort surrounded by outstanding natural beauty with lush, tropical gardens.
After enjoying a nice breakfast, in the morning around 10:00 hrs, join a tour around Losari Coffee Plantation to learn more about growing, harvesting and producing coffee. A brief tour through this authentic plantation includes a coffee tasting at the warung, a small local café or restaurant. Return to your hotel and enjoy time free at leisure.
Optional afternoon activities: You may join other activities in the afternoon such as Batik lessons, a Jamu class (herbal medicines) or Gamelan, typical music from Indonesia. Afterwards, enjoy a 50-minute coffee scrub, a unique blend of organic grown robusta and arabica coffee beans from the plantation, which are ground and blended with coconut milk, yogurt and cinnamon. This yummy and energizing body scrub will leave you feeling invigorated and smelling delightful.
In the evening, we serve you with a beautifully created three-course set menu featuring coffee as the star ingredient.
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the morning free at leisure. Before leaving for Jogjakarta, join a 30-minute class with the friendly hotel barman to create your own coffee blend. Transfer back to Jogjakarta with visit to the UNESCO-listed temple located not far from the city centre, Prambanan, an ancient ninth-century Hindu temple that features three main shrines dedicated to the Hindu trinity - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. As you walk around the premises, your guide will explain the history and symbolism of the temples. After, continue on to check in at your hotel in Jogjakarta and have the remainder of the day at leisure.
Breakfast at hotel. Today you will have a chance to discover more about Jogjakarta's cultural traditions with a day tour in this beautiful big city. First, visit Keraton Jogjakarta, the sultan’s palace, a grand complex of fine examples of authentic Javanese architecture. Walk through this living museum and learn more about Javanese heritage and culture.
As you exit the Keraton, a pedicab, known locally as a becak, awaits you for your short transfer to Taman Sari or the Water Palace. This palace was built by the first Sultan of Jogjakarta, dedicated to his harem as a bathing pool. Next, savour a tasty lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, drive to Jalan Kaliurang to a unique coffee shop made of bamboo where you can lay down and relax as you sip on your freshly brewed coffee. Converse freely with the barista about Indonesian coffee, as he is a coffee guru! Sugar and milk won’t be found here, as for the locals, pure black coffee is the best way to delight in the coffee’s top-notch taste. Transfer back to your hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy the morning at leisure until your transfer to Jogjakarta airport to catch your flight on to your next destination.