Exploring Yogyakarta : The Wonders of Mount Merapi and Borobudur
Yogyakarta – Borobudur – Prambanan – Merapi
The Fiery Mountain And Its Treasures
Yogyakarta, a city also known colloquially as “Jogja” and pronounced as such, is a fantastic place for a weekend or a 3-4 day trip.
Yogyakarta as the base by itself has enough to satisfy you. A long shopping street, many fantastic eateries and local delicacies, as well as a buzzing young and cultural vibe to it. From there on, you can explore the double UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the cultural wonders of Borobudur and Prambanan, as well as one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, “The Mountain Of Fire” Mount Merapi ( 2,911 m) cue background eruption noise. The best part, the cost of food and transport in Yogya is very cheap relative to many other cities. This is applicable to the hike to Merapi, which is cheap compared to some hikes in Indonesia. You only need 1 night for Mount Merapi. During the day you can go to Borobudur and Prambanan and leave the other day to explore the city of Jogja itself.
Flights there from Singapore are also extremely cheap and common. Just make sure to get the flight deals. The range of cost for the flight can range from 100SGD (return) to 300 SGD (Return).
Shoutout to Yip and Mark for coming on this trip with me, as well as Farhan who dropped by for Merapi. They provided most of this content actually.
This can all be done in 3-4 days, with a total budget including flights of 200 SGD or less! Click on the following links to read up on my detailed write-ups on the Mount Merapi Trek, Borobudur and Prambanan.
Essential Trip Expenses :
Estimated Total Budget: SGD 200
Flight: SGD 114
1-Way Tiger Air from Singapore to Yogyakarta: SGD 45
1 Way Air Asia from Yogyakarta to Singapore: Rp 668,000 (~ SGD 69 )
Accommodation : RP 140,000 (~SGD 14)
EDU hostel: 70,000 IDR per night X 2
Transport : RP 6,000(~SGD 6)
Jogja Bus 3A from Airport: 3,000 IDR
Bus to Airport: 3,000 IDR
Package Trips : RP 480,000 (~SGD 48)
Borobudur: Rp 125,000 per person
Prambanan: RP 130,000 per person
Merapi Hike: RP 225,000 per person
Airport Tax: RP 100,000