Day 01: Arrival in Yogyakarta, city tour (No Meals)
Upon arrival at Yogyakarta Airport, your English speaking Driver will be waiting for you at the main gate, holding the sign board with your name. After a warm welcome you will have time to explore one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, the biggest Hindu Complex in Indonesia, known as the Prambanan Temples, locally called as “Slender Maiden Temple”. Partly renovated after the last strong earthquake in 2006, this elegant temple complex was built in the 9th century dedicated to the ultimate worship to the Trinity of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Later on you will visit the famous Sultan’s Palace, still inhabited by the Sultan and his family. Proceed to the partly renovated ruins of the former Water Palace of the 1st Sultan of Yogyakarta, the Taman Sari complex, and stroll through the tiny lanes of the palace inner city with hundreds of little shops, restaurants and Batik and Wayang Kulit home industry. Afterwards you will be transferred to your hotel. Check-in at your hotel and remainder of the day free for your own leisure. Depending on your arrival time, you might still be able to join one of the scheduled in-house activities at your resort:
- Daily Yoga class from 8-9 am / daily coffee plantation tour from 10-11 am
- Aqua-fit/Jungle Gym & TRX/Circuit training
- Core stability/Stretching/Power walk
- Pencak Silat (Traditional martial art)
- Javanese Cultural Activities (Dance / Gamelan / Batik / Janur making lesson)
- Accommodation at Mesa Stila
Day 02: The spirit of Java (Breakfast)
In a world where pollution, noise, crowds, unhealthy diets and stress are the norm, Mesa Stila offers an accommodation to escape from the demanding daily grind. We believe that whatever form it takes, to care for your wellbeing now means a more vibrant life, greater energy and an all-round better you. The essence of the retreat is defined through the calming and powerful environment in which MesaStila sits – encircled by eight magnificent volcanoes and set within fifty-five acres of gardens, plantation and tropical jungle.
In the morning you will be pampered with a 2-hours “Spirit of Java” package.
This treatment uses traditional Jamu; a blend of natural ingredients that helps to encourage a feeling of wellness throughout the body. The Lulur mixture uses Turmeric and other ingredients to create a cleansing skin scrub, which is followed by an invigorating Javanese massage and a calming herbal bath, where you can reflect on the great, wonderful and magnificent things in life. In the afternoon you will take part at a guided Coffee plantation tour around the retreat to see the different processes of coffee production in Java. Taste a fresh-brewed coffee afterwards and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
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Day 03: Temple wonder (Breakfast)
Wake up early today to visit the cultural highlights of Central Java.
Borobudur is best seen at dawn, when the air is fresh and full of birdsong. As the mist begins to lift, the sun scales the surrounding volcanoes and terraced fields and highlights the stone reliefs and the many faces of Buddha. Glimpsing Borobudur for the first time is often a deeply felt emotional experience. Personal guides will bring to life the knowledge contained within the reliefs and you will appreciate the historic and cultural context of this enduring monument. Buddha’s shrine and pilgrimage destination, was built in six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 1.460 stone relief panels and 504 life-size Buddha statues, each sculpted from a single stone. The monument occupies a modest plateau and from the top gallery, beautiful views of Central Java are revealed. The view has changed little over the centuries, embracing the Kedu Plain and its surrounding villages, looming Mount Sumbing, the twin volcanic mountains of Merbabu and Merapi and the Menoreh Hills. Return to MesaStila and take part in a Javanese Cultural Activity at the resort. Depending on the daily schedule, you will have the option of joining either a Batik, Janur, Gamelan or Javanese Dance Class. Rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation at MesaStila
Day 04: Arabian Nights (Breakfast / Dinner)
This morning you will enjoy another Spa package “Arabian Nights” for 110 minutes, which includes a steam session, body exfoliation, soapy cleanse, hair wash & scalp treatment, rose water splash, Traditional Javanese Massage and refreshments. Enjoy an intensive Hammam ritual, followed by a full body massage with warm oil. After an exhilarating scrub and cleanse in the warm Tepidarium you will be escorted into a private suite for a deeply relaxing massage. Soak up a natural nourishing hair treatment as it is massaged into your cleansed scalp, leaving your hair feeling radiant and your whole body warm and calm. The afternoon is free for your own leisure or to join some of the daily scheduled activities offered by MesaStila. In the evening we invite you to a farewell dinner at the resort.
Accommodation at MesaStila
Day 05: Departure (Breakfast)
If you wish, you can join the daily Yoga class at the retreat or start your day directly with another healthy breakfast. Depending on your departure flight, you might still be able to take part at the resort’s daily activities before it’s time to say good-bye. Your English speaking driver will meet you at the resort’s lobby for your transfer to the airport to catch your flight to your next destination.