Welcome to North Coast

Merchants brought more than just material wealth to the region and in fact Islam entered Java through the north coast in the 15th and 16th centuries, as evidenced by the tombs of the country’s great saints, which are located here.

Central Java’s capital is not Yogya as many assume but Semarang, a rapidly growing metropolis and major shipping centre. This often-overlooked city has lots of interesting sights and an old quarter that is currently being renovated.

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$139 Private & Custom Tours

The Spring Rolls Town

This tour provides a wonderful opportunity to see some of Semarang's most popular attractions while allowing time to shop for locally crafted souvenirs. Starting from the pier, you will first travel to Central Java Grand Mosque ( MAJT ). MAJT was built in area of approximately of 10 hectare, with mains building broad 7.669 m2, and can accomodate 15.000 pilgrim. While the width platform of 7.500 m2 provided with six giant umbrella which can open and close automatically like the one in Nabawi Mosque in Madinah town.Next Visit to Sam Po Kong (Gedung Batu), a unique temple built in honor of the famous Chinese Admiral, Zheng He. Inside the Temple are many outstanding stone carvings and sculptures as well as several shrines and tombs.Other sites seen on your tour include Lawang Sewu Building, is an old building in Semarang, Central Java, which is the office of the Nederlands-Indische Maatschappij or NIS Spoorweg. Built in 1904 and completed in 1907. The monument is located on the roundabout that used to be called Wilhelminaplein Young. Local people call it Lawang Sewu (Thousand Doors) because the building has a door that very much. In fact, the doors are not up to a thousand. The building has many windows high and wide, so people often think of it as the door (mace).Leaving here, your next stop is at. Toko Oen Restaurant for Learn how to make Loenpia a traditional snack from Semarang and enjoy the coffee break at the same time.Before returning to Hotel/Airport you will stop at Greja Blenduk, the oldest church in central Java, dating back to 1753. Built in the shape of a Greek cross, the interior of this imposing protestant Dutch church is dominated by an enormous baroque organ and pulpit. Although the organ was never able to be restored and is no longer working, it stands as a quiet reminder of the Church's glorious past.Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

$300 Multi-day & Extended Tours

TOP Orang Utan Klotok & Dayak Tour 3 Days 2 Nites

Day 1 Sekonyer River - Upon arrival at Pangkalan Bun Airport you will be picked up by our local staff and take you to Kumai to board on the boat.The boat is a traditional Klotok wooden river boat with a roof which forms the upper deck where you can view the rain forest as it glides by. The guide's team includes the boatman, a cook and expert guide. In the peaceful afternoon we will slowly explore the quite river by the klotok while observe the monkeys along the riverside. Dinner on the boat and overnight on the boat or lodge. While overnight on the boat we serve thin mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled "mineral" water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on boat besides the familiar - helpful guides and boatmen . DAY 02 : ORANGUTAN TOUR - EXPLORATION After breakfast board the klotok to travel up river for about 2 hours boating and then up a side creek to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. En route stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans. At Camp Leakey you will have opportunity to trek into the rain forest with your expert guide and the forestry rangers to appreciate the flora as well as perhaps sighting wild orangutans, gibbons, macaques, and birds. Lunch provided on boat. Afternoon visit the feeding station to see rehabilitate orangutans are given additional foods. We will then sail back down the river to overnight on the boat . Half day Dayak Tour . 3rd day after breakfast we return to Kumai and by car to continue the city tour, with the first destination is Yellow Palace( Istana Kuning )  the residence of the ancient king, proceed to the traditonal market at the Arut Riverside in Pangkalan Bun City, while walking on a wooden bridge to see the dayak people 's life with the river ( optional getek arut cruise)  and stop by for lunch at the Dayak wooden house in the village with a local menu. After Lunch the tour stops when you will take you to the airport or to the hotel. The tour is complete

$57 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer Airport Ahmad Yani Semarang

the driver waiting your flight with name sign your name  , Meet and greet with our driver at Ahmad Yani International Airport. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Please ensure that you print a copy of your travel voucher before you travel – you will be required to hand this to your driver on arrival at the airport.It is the clients’ responsibility to carry full directions on how to locate their accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be found within 15 minutes of arriving in resort then SIMPLY TRANSFERS reserves the right to drop off the party at the local Tourist Information Office.

$35.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Semarang Trip from Yogyakarta: Three Cultures in One City

This trip will take about 10-12 hours from Yogyakarta, depends on the traffic and the activity you do. Start at 06:00 from your hotel, you will drive about 3 hours to Semarang, the capital of Central Java. The city is located on the north coast of Java. First you will visit the Sam Po Kong temple. Enough strolling this beautiful temple, you will continue the trip to Lawang Sewu, an old building with its mystery. Semarang is rich with delicious food, ask your driver suggestion. After lunch you will visit Gereja Blenduk, also a historical building which is still used until present time. Before drive back to Yogyakarta, you'll stop at Banaran Coffee Plantation for afternoon snack.

$222.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Smiling Buddha

Leave the Hotel/Airport for your fullday Borobudur Temple tour but first make a stop at Candi Rejo Village, using “Andong” visiting the site of manufacture of traditional crafts, and traditional arts in the tourist village. Along the way, you will be presented with views of rice fields, as well as traditional housing.From the tourist village, continue to Manohara Restaurant Borobudur located in the slope of the temple. After lunch, continue to Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddist temple in Indonesia and it is considered as one of the world wonders. Built in the 8th century by the Cailendra Dynasty. The mane Borobudur is believed to have been derived from the sanskrit words that means the Buddhist monastery on the hill. This Temple was abandoned for centuries and lay hidden under layers of volcanic ash. When it was constructed in the 9th century, its overall height was 138 feet. It was rediscovered in the early 19th century by English military engineers. A massive restoration took place from 1973 to 1984, during which each of temple 1,300,232 blocks was restored.After completed the Borobudur Temple program, drive back to Semarang city.

$161.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Pyramid in the Heart of Java Dwipa

Depart Hotel/Airport to Solo City, visit Mangkunegaran Palace, which is one of the Javanese cultural sites that still standing firmly as a monument of glory of the old Javanese culture with a charming touch of Europe.Next stop is Sukuh Temple, is one of the most interesting temple in South East Asia. It is full of erotic ornaments. It Was built in 15th-century Javanese-Hindu temple that is located on the western slope of Mount Lawu (elevation 910 metres (2,990 ft)) on the border between Central and East Java provinces.Sukuh temple has a distinctive thematic reliefs from other candi where life before birth and sexual education are its main theme. Its main monument is a simple pyramid structure with reliefs and statues in front of it, including three tortoises with flattened shells and a male figure grasping his penis. A giant 1.82 m (6 ft) high of lingga(phallus) with four balls, representing penile incisions,[1] was one of the statues that has been relocated to theNational Museum of Indonesia.Lunch will be served at Sukuh Cottage.After Lunch, drive to Cetho Temple is a fifteenth-century Javanese-Hindu temple that is located on the western slope of Mount Lawu (elev. 1495 m above sea level) on the border between Central and East Java provinces. Cetho is one of several temples built on the northwest slopes of Mount Lawu in the fifteenth century. By this time, Javanese religion and art had diverged from Indian precepts that had been so influential on temples styles during the 8-10th century. This area was the last significant area of temple building in Java before the island's courts were converted to Islam in the 16th century. The temples' distinctiveness and the lack of records of Javanese ceremonies and beliefs of the era make it difficult for historians to interpret the significance of these antiquities.Drive back to Semarang City.