Discover the Rich Culture and Luxury in Yogyakarta with our 4-Day Halal Tour
As evening descends, Yogyakarta transforms into a hotspot for affordable and satisfying street food as vendors set up their stalls and customers seek out classic recipes. The heart of this activity can be found on Jalan Malioboro, a major hub for local Halal dining experiences. Experienced chefs such as Mr. Armin serve up their renowned Tongseng Jamur (fried rice with mushroom soup), using fresh ingredients and benefiting from healthy competition between the abundance of food traders. This area offers an array of dishes served under the stars and against a backdrop of activity.
Yogyakarta offers a culturally-enriching experience from dawn till dusk. Our meticulously-planned 4-day itinerary provides guests with the opportunity to explore the city's culinary offerings while staying at Amanjiwo, Aman's pride of Java. The resort's design, inspired by the nearby Borobudur, the Menoreh Hills, and the lush vegetation of Central Java, perfectly complements the culinary experience.
Upon arrival at Yogyakarta International Airport, guests will receive a warm welcome from our representative before being guided to their air-conditioned vehicle. Express immigration is arranged when necessary, ensuring a swift transfer to the awaiting vehicle. The comfortable drive to Magelang, home of Amanjiwo, takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Amanjiwo overlooks the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, drawing inspiration from its iconic surroundings. The suites feature king-sized beds on raised terrazzo platforms, garden terraces, private pools, lounging pavilions, and open-air bathrooms. Guests can enjoy views of lush, terraced farmland, the Menoreh Hills, and Borobudur. The resort offers an elegant Halal restaurant in a stone rotunda, a gym, a 40-metre outdoor pool, tennis courts, arts and crafts classes, yoga, and spa treatments.
Aside from its well-known service standards, the award-winning Amanjiwo provides an oasis for those seeking relaxation and the finer side of life. The resort embraces Javanese hospitality and incorporates Indonesian Halal cuisine throughout its operation.
Day 1 is a time for acclimatization, allowing guests to embrace the Amanjiwo spirit of relaxation. The Halal restaurant options may be limited, but the quality of the cuisine, respect for traditions, and authenticity in preparation promise an elegant dining experience. Overnight is spent in one of Amanjiwo's well-appointed suites.
On Day 2, as the sun rises in the East, the Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, emerges along with the soothing sounds of gamelan music, adding to the peaceful atmosphere. The stunning view of the rice paddy fields, the Menoreh Mountains with their characteristic volcanoes, and the lush green Javanese inlands further enhance the morning experience. Yogyakarta, one of Indonesia's largest cities, is known as the cultural hub of the country due to its proximity to the impressive temple complexes of Borobudur and Prambanan, which are attractions for avid explorers. Additionally, the Sultan of Yogyakarta empowers and supports the city's inhabitants to experience the artistic and bustling life of the city, making it a captivating experience for visitors. The mighty Borobudur, once buried under volcanic ash for centuries, is now a must-see attraction. The day ends at the serene Amanjiwo resort's Garden Suites, designed to offer the best of both worlds.
On Day 3, the day begins with a delectable breakfast, served amidst the lush green scenery of Magelang, complemented by the design similarities of the Borobudur. The resort offers a range of extraordinary experiences, from spa and wellness therapies to enriching morning activities. The evening is filled with authenticity and local delicacies, with a leisurely drive to the heart of Yogyakarta, Tugu. The street comes alive at night, and visitors can indulge in local favourites, including nasi campur and Bakmie, served like the locals, with stories and explanations, before retiring to the comfort of the Garden Suites.
On Day 4, the day ends with a delicious breakfast and departure from Amanjiwo to the next destination. The resort offers a deluxe vehicle accompanied by a representative for comfortable travel back to Yogyakarta's International Airport. Amanjiwo, named 'Peaceful Soul,' overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur, offering cultural immersion, nature treks, wellness retreats, and more. The resort's design reflects Borobudur's nine tiers and includes a swimming pool amid rice paddies and two restaurants serving Indonesian and Western cuisines. Please note that prayers can be arranged to the nearest mosque or at the resort, and the tour in Yogyakarta was approved by eHalal Group Germany.
As night falls, Yogyakarta becomes a haven for cheap and satisfying street food as hawkers set up stalls and customers emerge in search of time-honoured recipes. The centre of action is Jalan Malioboro, a major hub for local Halal dining experiences. Seasoned chefs such as Mr. Armin cook up his renowned Tongseng Jamur (fried rice with mushroom soup). Fresh ingredients are the order of the day and healthy competition between the abundance of food traders ensures standards are consistently high. This is an area that provides diners with abundant dishes, served under the stars and set against a backdrop of activity.
Culturally-enthralling from sunrise until sunset, Yogyakarta truly has it all. Our balanced and well-designed 4 days exploration of, particularly, the culinary senses of our guests intertwine in synch with an impeccable stay at Aman’s pride of Java – the Amanjiwo. Meticulously constructed in line with the nearby Borobudur, the surrounding Menoreh Hills, and the natural beauty of Central Java’s lush vegetation, your taste palette will be pleasingly surprised during these coming days.
4 Days Exquisite Experiences at Yogyakarta
Guests will be warmly welcomed upon their arrival at Yogyakarta’s International Airport our own representative before guided to their air-conditioned vehicle. Assuring that your transfer to your awaiting, cooled down vehicle will be swift, we arrange express immigration (when needed) all the way to the luggage carrousel. The comfortable drive from the airport to Magelang, the home of the Amanjiwo, takes approximately 1, 5 hours.
Surrounded by abundant tropical rainforest and rice terraces, Amanjiwo overlooks the iconic UNESCO-listed heritage site of Borobudur Temple – from which it draws its inspiration. The suites feature four-poster king-sized beds on raised terrazzo platforms, spacious garden terraces, private pools, lounging pavilions and open-air bathrooms. Views include lush, terraced farmland, the Menoreh Hills and the 9th-century Buddhist sanctuary of Borobudur – the world’s largest Buddhist monument. An elegant Halal restaurant in a stone rotunda. Other amenities include a gym, a 40-metre outdoor pool and tennis courts. Guests can also partake in arts and craft classes, yoga and spa treatments.
Aside for its well-known and renowned service standards, the award-winning Amanjiwo is an oasis for those seeking a cool, calm and chilled-out place to unwind and appreciate the finer side of life. The team behind this Javanese hideaway embraces the Javanese hospitality and the eye for details throughout its operation, from its on-sight spa and treatment facilities to introduce you to the art of Indonesian Halal cuisine.
Today, a moment for acclimatization, get into the Amanjiwo spirit of worriless relaxation as the day comes to an end. The Halal restaurant options may be limited, the quality of its Halal cuisine, its respect for traditions and authenticity in preparing your starter, main course and dessert with its flair of elegance, are bound to lure you into a well-rested first night at one of the sanctuary’s suites.
Overnight is booked at one of Amanjiwo’s well-appointed suites.
With the arrival of the first sun rays, rising in the East, so do the contours of the Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, and all this is served with our compliments with your breakfast. It is the quietness, aside from the sounds of soothing gamelan music that will elevate your morning experience to new heights. Rice paddy fields, the Menoreh Mountains with its characteristic volcanoes and the verdant green Javanese inlands spice up your morning even further.
Once entering one of Indonesia’s largest cities, it comes as no surprise why Yogyakarta is dubbed as the cultural hub for Indonesia. With the astounding temple complexes of the Borobudur and the Prambanan within a short distance from the beating heart of Java, the attractiveness for avid explorers is found around almost every corner. Besides its priceless architecture monuments, the atmosphere of Yogyakarta is partly due to the fact that the Sultan of Yogyakarta empowers its inhabitants, being supportive and attracting Indonesians from all over the archipelago, to experience the artistic and bustling life of the city. A Javanese lifestyle will captivate you right away, whether you wander around the compound of the Sultan’s Palace or navigate through the hustle and bustle of the Taman Sari.
Unearthed after being covered in ashes for years, the mighty Borobudur signals something on the Amanjiwo horizon that demands to be explored, whether it be very early in the morning or during the day. Looming out of a patchwork of bottle-green paddies and swaying palm tops, this colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent’s marvels. After the decline of Buddhism and the shift of power to East Java, the monument was abandoned soon after its completion. For centuries the complex laid forgotten, buried under layers of volcanic ash. Climb up to the top and enjoy a wonderful view on the Menoreh Mountains.
Today would be a perfect time to discover what lies beyond the crescent walls of the Amanjiwo, wander around its massive stone base and perhaps sample a local-prepared delicacy, together with your guide.
It will be again pure bliss from early morning until the very last rays of the sun warm up the rice paddies, the surrounding jungle, wrapped around the Amanjiwo like an envelope while dining at the sight that tomorrow will yet be another day among the hospitable Javanese.
The resort’s Garden Suites with its ample amenities, serene location and designed in such a way that it brings out the best of both worlds (Indonesian and western) assures a worriless night sleep.
Overnight is booked at one of Amanjiwo’s well-appointed suites.
Waking up and smelling the fresh air, complemented by the similarities in design of the Borobudur a mere stone’s throw away, your daily breakfast will once again set the tone for another day in Javanese paradise. From the serving team to the back office kitchen cooking experts, breakfast amidst the green scenery of Magelang is a wondrous treat.
The experiences at Amanjiwo do not stop with its delectable choices for breakfast and possibly lunch for the day. The basking, almost tangible serenity has captivated the rich, famous and discerned from all across the globe. From its spa and wellness therapists to its activity centre with ideas and tips to enrich your morning and early afternoon, ample moments of an extraordinary level fill the day in no time.
As another day comes to an end, your evening filled with authenticity and local delicacies just started. Warmly welcomed by your guide for the evening, a leisurely drive brings you deep in the heart of Yogyakarta, and in particular, the cradle of food – Tugu. It may not fit exactly in the definition of a 100% market concept but it definitely does not lack in local shopping, local food and great times. As soon as night falls, the street turns into a place of pure magnificence where street side vendors set up shop selling local delicacies as they wiggle their carts between local handicraft vendors and local malls. It is really at night that this Jalan (street) comes to life and visitors often find that an evening here complements a full day of fabulous sightseeing perfectly. Picking only the local favourites, the dining pleasures, served just like the locals, slowly fill your stomach with an explosion of local flavours.
Digging in to exquisite specialities and time-honoured favourites such as nasi campur to Bakmie are complemented with stories, explanations and smiles and fulfilled moments before heading back in all comfort to the comfort of your garden suite for the final night.
Overnight is booked at one of Amanjiwo’s well-appointed suites.
Matching breakfast with your scheduled departure time from Amanjiwo to our next destination will be something worth considering on the final day of this culinary package. Following the resort’s check-out times and conditions, the deluxe vehicle, accompanied by our representative, will be waiting for you at the resort to bring you in comfort back to Yogyakarta’s International Airport.
ABOUT AMANJIWO (AMAN RESORT)
- Just 2km from the Unesco site of Borobudur, the iconic 9th-century Buddhist sanctuary
- Panoramic views of the Kedu Plain, its distant volcanoes and Borobudur, a 25-minute walk away
- Graceful architecture reflecting Borobudur’s nine tiers, with a swimming pool amid rice paddies
- Two restaurants serving Indonesian and Western cuisines, tennis onsite and golf nearby
- Ideal for cultural immersion, nature treks, and wellness retreats, with babysitting and playroom
- 75 minutes by car from Yogyakarta Airport, or two hours from Solo Airporrt
- Named ‘Peaceful Soul’ for the serenity, privacy and beauty of its setting in Central Java’s cultural heartland, Amanjiwo overlooks the Unesco World Heritage Site of Borobudur, one of Buddhism’s most sacred Mahayana temples. Perfectly placed for exploring the region’s historic, artistic and cultural highlights, or for simply relaxing in blissful surroundings, the Ed Tuttle-designed resort lies at the foot of the Menoreh Hills, cascading gracefully from a lofty rotunda down the hillside to a magnificent swimming pool.
- From sunrise at Borobudur, temple treks and painterly picnics, to holistic wellness, fine dining and simply relaxing by the pool, discover all that Amanjiwo has to offer
1) Please note that throughout your stay, prayers can be arranged to the nearest mosque or you may pray at your room in the resort.
2) Our guide on your tour is Muslim and knows the best Halal restaurants.
3) No alcoholic beverages and only Halal snacks in your room during your stay.
4) This tour in Yogyakarta was approved by eHalal Group Germany