Toeristeninformatie

Gaat u op vakantie of op zakenreis naar AziŽ? Maak er iets sportiefs en ontspannends van met een verfrissende onderbreking bij Havana Horses! Kies een van onze hieronder vermelde toeristenpakketen of volg een intensieve cursus in Salatiga.
Als u op reis bent met uw partner of familie, kunt u natuurlijk ook bij ons terecht. Wij verwelkomen groepen met maximaal vier ruiters. Als slechts enkelen van u willen paardrijden is dat ook geen probleem. Wij regelen graag comfortabele uitstapjes voor de andere reisgenoten.

Toeristenpakketten

Pakket van 3 dagen
U verblijft de 2 nachten in Salatiga in het Resort Kayu Arum, een groen en rustig resort met spa en zwembad in een groene omgeving (www.kayuarum.com). U wordt door het hotel om 8.30 naar Havana Horses gebracht, waar we om 9 uur beginnen. Om 16 uur wordt u weer naar het hotel teruggebracht.

In de ochtend krijgt u les in de natuurlijke verzorging van het paard, communicatie met het paard, de basis principes van het grondwerk en at liberty of vrijheidstraining, alsook natuurlijk rijden.

Tussen de middag kunt u heerlijk ontspannen op onze veranda en genieten van een Javaanse lunch. Mocht u daar behoefte aan hebben dan kunt u voordat we verdergaan met de middagsessie een douche nemen of een verfrissende mandi, de Indonesische manier van baden!

In de middag maken we een buitenrit om de omgeving te verkennen. We rijden door ons authentieke dorp (kampung) en we rijden door prachtige rijstvelden (sawah) met uitzicht op de Merbabu berg en de slapende vulkaan Merapi. We kunnen ook naar de dichtbijzijnde renbaan gaan om te ervaren wat het is om een jockey te zijn! Laat je paard lekker losgaan, voel de kracht en de snelheid! (Alleen voor gevorderde ruiters.)

village life (kampung)

The program will be adapted to your level and is therefore suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.

This 3-days package includes 3 lesson sessions (of 2 to 3 hours), 3 trails on horseback (of 2 to 3 hours), 2 nights and 2x breakfast at the hotel and 3x lunch at our Veranda; excludes transfer from the airport (Semarang or Solo) or station (train or bus), and other foods and drinks.

Price indication: between € 100,00 and € 150,00 per day. Please note that prices are subject to change. Contact us for more information, exact prices and your individual wishes.

1-Week Package (8 days)
You arrive on Saturday and leave on Sunday. You will stay the (7) nights in Spa and Resort Kayu Arum, a green and tranquil resort with spa and swimming pool (www.kayuarum.com). You will be picked up from your hotel at 8.30 a.m. The program starts at 9 a.m. At 4 p.m. you will be brought back to your hotel.

In the mornings you have lessons in natural horse care, communication with your horse, groundwork and freestyle training, and riding skills (natural riding, dressage and jumping on a loose rein).

After the morning session you can relax on our verandaand enjoy a Javanese lunch. Before starting the afternoon session you can refresh yourself by taking a shower or a mandi, the Indonesian way of taking a bath!

In the afternoons we will go on different trails on horseback to explore the environment of authentic village (kampung) life and the beautiful rice fields (sawah) with a view of the mountain Merbabu and the dangerously beautiful volcano Merapi. Depending on the time of year we will witness either the harvesting or the planting of the rice, Indonesians’ principal daily food. We will visit one of the home industries in the kampung that harvest and produce madu asli, genuine bees’ honey, or traditional gula Jawa, Javanese palm sugar – so typical for the Javanese spicy-and-sweet kitchen. Of course you will get the opportunity to ask all the questions you want to ask and you can buy the products for the local price.

ricefields (sawah)

We go hacking to the nearby official race track to feel what it is like to be a jockey! (Only for advanced riders.)

Halfway the week we take a break and you can plan the day as you wish. We can help you with arranging your day trip. Tips: Discover Central Java from Slatiaga.

The program will be adapted to your level and is therefore suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.

This 1-week package includes 7 lesson sessions (of 2 to 3 hours), 7 trails (of 2 to 3 hours), 7 nights and 7x breakfast at the hotel and 7x lunch at our veranda; excludes transfer from the airport (Semarang or Solo) or station (train or bus), other foods and drinks.

Price indication: between € 100,00 and € 150,00 per day. Please note that prices are subject to change. Contact us for more information, exact prices and your individual wishes.

2-Weeks Package (15 days)
We offer a Package of 15 days with an attractive program including all activities as listed for the 1-Week Package above. Beside that, you will visit the impressive Borubudur temple complex, travel by train through the villages and swamps around Ambarawa and visit the Railway Museum, ride a local horse to the ninth temple on top of the Bandungan Mountain at the Gedong Songo ('Nine Temples') temple complex, and more!

The program will be adapted to your level and is therefore suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.

This 2-Weeks Package includes 11 lesson sessions (of 2 to 3 hours each), 11 trails (2 to 3 hours), 14 nights and 14x breakfast at the hotel and 14x lunch at our terrace; excludes transfer from the airport (Semarang or Solo) or station (train or bus), other foods and drinks.

Price indication: between € 100,00 and € 150,00 per day. Please note that prices are subject to change. Contact us for more information, exact prices and your individual wishes.

Discover Central Java from Salatiga

borobudur

Salatiga is an excellent base for discovering Central Java. Close enough to the cities Semarang, Solo and Yogyakarta for a daytrip. But less hot because of Salatiga’s higher altitude. There is a choice of budget and luxury hotels, as well as food stalls and restaurants.
Average travel times to popular destinations from Salatiga by car:

Day-trips
We can help you with planning your day trips and arrange your ‘travel’, that is, a deluxe car with air conditioning and private driver who will take you comfortably to one of the above destinations. Prices are moderate, for instance, you can go and see the Borobudur on a relaxed day trip from Salatiga for about € 30,00 for transport (2 -4 persons).
Please note that prices are subject to change and depend on the season, the exchange and tax rates and inflation in Indonesia. Please Contact us for more information and exact prices.

Climate

In Indonesia there is a tropical climate, with a dry season of more or less six months and a rainy season of six months. The dry season starts in April and lasts till October. Then rain will start to fall frequently and this will last until April.

dry season

Dry season (above) and rainy season (below) at Havana Horses.

rainy season

At Havana Horses, situated in a mountainous area, the fresh air and moderate temperatures are comfortable for horses as well as for people. With an altitude of about 700 meters, Salatiga is relatively cool. The average rainfall is 118 mm (145 rainy days) with the highest temperature in October (31.8°C) and the lowest in July (23.9°C). Although tropical, in the cool nights you will need warm clothes and a blanket!

Vaccinations

Necessary vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Diphtheria Tetanus Polio (DTP), and Typhoid. Malaria pills are not necessary. Ask your Health Centre for the latest recommendations.
We advice you to buy mosquito repellent in Indonesia since the local products have the best results (and are cheaper). You can buy good quality mosquito repellent and sun screen in Havana Tack Shop.