Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brorbudur, surrounded by lush vegetation and towering volcanos. Enjoy Indonesian specialties while entertained by a local group.
Journey into the dramatic landscape of central Java en route to the incredible site of Borobudur. You’ll be simply amazed at this man-made marvel that is nothing short of being spectacular. The world's largest Buddhist monument, Borobudur was constructed between 778 and 856 and built with over two million cubic feet of stone. This massive building project exhausted five generations of central Java's population, yet within little more than a century of its completion, was mysteriously abandoned. A subsequent eruption of neighboring Mount Merapi completely covered the site in ash and it wasn't rediscovered until 1814. The painstaking excavation and restoration of Borobudur was accomplished at a cost of $25 million, but has given us today an unquestionably remarkable monument that stands as a symbol to an ancient and glorious heritage.
Following your exploration of the temple, you'll be treated to a buffet lunch of Indonesian specialties and a performance by local entertainers before proceeding on to a silver and batik factory. Central Java is well known for its high quality Batik fabric and silver ware, and this stop will afford you time to browse for some souvenirs to take home.
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Note: Travel time to/from Borobudur is approximately 3-hours, with a comfort stop along the way. There are approximately 100 steps to reach the site. Participants must be 12 years of age or older.