Indonesia has some traditional transportation that looks really unique. Indonesians like to use it because it is cheap and they can find it everywhere. The andong is a cart that needs a horse to pull it. It is similar to the Cinderella carriage but is a skinny cart. The andong can fit two or four people who face each other. The driver is sitting in front of the carriage to control the horse. In the past, the Andong was oftenly used by the family member of Keraton for travelling from one place to another. Andong in Borobudur are mostly two wheeled and single horse.
Enjoy the unique experience of fascinating and fantastic traditional views to the villages by these mean of transportations. Feel like home and fresh breathing air. We enjoy green views and meet easygoing local people in their clean and neat village.
Route A TRIPLE TEMPLE TOURS (2 hours)
This tour begins from pick up point (at the hotel) or Borobudur temple. After visiting Borobudur temple, we explore through very tranquil village roads. Along the way, we see green country side with villagers in their typical houses passing Wanurejo and Tingal village. We call on Pawon temple, the second temple prior to the Borobdurur temple that is used to purify the mind. Afterwards, we continue our village tour to Mendut temple crossing Pogo and Elo bridges. The tour ends at Mendota temple or we drop you back at the hotel (pick up point).
Route B HOMMYCULTURE TOURS (2 hours)
Some ancient and duct architect style house are still strongly stand in villages nearby the temple. This fantastic tour invites you to explore these unique traditional house through green countryside road to Jowahan village.
Afterwards, we visit centre home industry and other local handicraft as people said “rik rok” such as key holder, mask, wooden puppet, etc. in the villages named Tanjung Sari dan Tamanan. Having visiting these unique “rik rok”, we visit local people house to see typical food home industry such as brown sugar and fried sticky rice. We proceed to drop you at the hotel (pick up point).
Route C HOMMYCRAFT TOURS (2 hours)
There are many home industries and typical handicrafts around Borobudur temple. The villagers are very talent in their daily activity producing handicrafts and food home industry. The very well know is traditional pottery handicraft, located in Nglipoh Village, 4 km from Borobudur temple. Other industries are tofu, and fried sticky rice food industries that produce typical food to be sold in local market.
Route D CROSS COUNTRY TOURS (3 hours)
Apart from the Route A, B and C, the route D will bring you for little bit far trip to ancient temple of Ngawen. It located in Ngawen village, 5 km from Borobudur temple. The route will take you crossing Progo and Elo Brigde passing villages and rice field as well as farming & agriculture land. The very interesting things of this trip is visiting stone carving village where you can meet many talented carvers.