Stupas Borobudur temple
Merapi and Merbabu – the view from Villa Diponegoro
Go hiking in this beautiful area discover Merapi Sumbing Merbabu
Nature the incredible beauty of central Java
Selogriyo Temple 8th Century Hindu Temple
Experience the beauty of flora, fauna and culture of Central Java. You will be amazed by the richness and variety of options offered. The list of interesting sites and things to do in the Borobudur – Yogyakarta – Central Java seems endless therefor we made an extensive overview in our activities list which you can download below
You as our guest, whether traveling alone as a couple in a group or with children as a family will have your own preferences and needs. Below an short overview, for more extensive information download the activities list in the link below. Our staff will gladly advise and assist you in designing your ideal itinerary from a day to a fortnight.
Immerse yourself in the spiritual heart of Java and its history. Of course you will not miss visiting Borobudur, the famous and breathtaking Buddhist Unesco heritage site, often named as one of the seven wonders of the world. Borobudur is not the only Unesco site in the area, Central Java is scattered by ancient Hindu temples, such as the magnificent Prambanan, Mendut and Pawon or the small temple of Selogriyo, beautifully located in a hidden valley with rice paddies.
Would you prefer to look at the art or create your own? Learn crafts like the traditional process of Batik, palm leaf braiding or pottery making. You can also chose to visit museums and art galleries . You can easily bring your own made art home and if you are interested in taking art or handicraft home we offer a good selection paintings, silk, silver and batik items, statues and puppets in our boutique Toko Nusantara.
Enjoy the magnificent views from your villa and explore the surroundings there is plenty choice. Decide how active you want it to be. Explore surrounding villages on a walk, cycling or on a horse carriage.Slow down to the pace of local live on a horse carriage ride and spot amazing tropical birds along the way. See live along the river while rafting, or discover live on a very active volcano during the Merapi jeep safari or cycle tour. And there are many more activities to enjoy. We gladly advise you according to your interests.
Due to the peaceful fusion of several religions and cultures, Central Java is a source of inspiration for artists and art lovers. Experience and enjoy the kind and friendly neighbors from the villages and explore local markets and factories, by car or horse carriage. Visit one of the bird markets or be amazed by all the different items made from the black Merapi stone. Discover some of our chefs’ ‘secrets’ and get a taste of the local cuisine with a hands-on cooking class with your private chef.
Our peaceful and restful atmosphere together with the breathtaking and tranquil view makes Villa Borobudur the perfect setting to relax and restore. As our hotel is in the neighborhood of some small villages the regular calls for prayer will contribute to the sense of spirituality and mysticism. Try some Jamus, Javan herbal drinks, from our menu to promote your wellbeing. Yoga and meditation classes and retreats on the most beautiful locations and a Spa treatment at the end of a day will have you feeling calm and restored.
Whether you are traveling with small children, teenagers or grandparents, we can customize an experience that the entire family will enjoy. You and your little ones will discover new sights and culture in a meaningful and fun way at the Borobudur, Pawon and Mendut, Merapi, during a horse carriage ride or exploring rice paddies in the area or in Selogriyo. Crafting activities like duck painting and palm leaf braiding are children’s favorite. And if you like some adult time, we have care services available so you can also enjoy a spa treatment in the comfort of your villa or room.
We do not have set excursions, as we want you to make the most out of your stay and have the activities, excursions and trips exactly the way you like. At historic sited for example we believe a local guide can offer you the best information and has more knowledge than an all-round general guide. Therefore we offer you the car with driver to travel to the sites where you pay for the entrance, guide or other things needed. Of course our driver or service assistant will assist you in these matters. In case we prepay your entrance fees or shopping bills we apply a 5% bank and administration fee to the charges on your invoice.