Yogyakarta Special Region (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, DIY) is officially one of Indonesia's 32 provinces. Yogyakarta is one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. This region is located at the foot of the active Merapi volcano, Yogyakarta was in the 16th and 17th centuries the seat of the mighty Javanese empire of Mataram from which present day Yogyakarta has the best inherited of traditions. The city itself has a special charm, which seldom fails to captivate the visitor.
This province is one of the most densely populated areas of Indonesia. The city came into being in 1755, after the Mataram division into the Sultanates of Yogyakarta and Surakarta (Solo). Gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese dances, wayang kulit (leather puppet), theater and other expressions of traditional art will keep the visitor spellbound. Local craftsmen excel in arts such batiks, silver and leather works. Next to the traditional, contemporary art has found fertile soil in Yogya's culture oriented society. ASRI, the Academy of Fine Arts is the center of arts and Yogyakarta itself has given its name to an important school of modern painting in Indonesia, perhaps best personified by the famed Indonesian impressionist, the late Affandi.
Yogyakarta is often called the main gateway to the Central Java as where it is geographically located. It stretches from Mount Merapi to the Indian Ocean. There is daily air service to Yogya from Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali as well as regular train service and easy accessibility by road. Yogyakarta is commonly considered as the modern cultural of Central Java. Although some may prefer Solo as a good runner up, Yogyakarta remains the clear front-runner for traditional dance, Wayang (traditional puppetry) and music.
Day 1 : ARRIVE AT JOGYA, CITY TOUR, MALIOBORO (D)
Arrival at Yogyakarta airport, Meet and greet with our guide and Starting to Yogyakarta City Tour by visiting Sultan Palace, Watercastle, Afterward continue to visit a traditional batik home industry and Kotagede well known as silversmith. After Dinner at local restaurant, transfer to Hotel for check in. Lunch will serve at local restaurant.
Day 2 : LAVA TOUR, BOROBUDUR TOUR (B, L ,D)
After breakfast, pick up from at your hotel and proceed to Cangkringan – a village in the slope of Mt Merapi that is totally destroyed after the last great eruption of Merapi in November 4th and 5th, 2010. The hot cloud (pyroclastic flow) hit this village. During the last eruption Merapi has spewed more than 1 million cubic meter volcanic materials and covered this village – including visit the Museum Gunung Merapi or Merapi Volcano Museum which was built by supporting cost of the Department of Energy, Mining and Natural Resources and opened at October 1st, 2009. Afterward visit Borobudur Temple and Mendut & Pawon temples. Back to Yogyakarta city on the way can stop buy sweet Salak Pondoh known as snake fruit, Lunch and dinner at local restaurant.
Day 3 : TRANSFER OUT (B)
After breakfast, Last minute shopping at Malioboro Street before transfer to airport for next flight.
- Meal according to description
- Entrance ticket
- Ship Cost
- Tipping for Guides
- Personal expenses
- Minimal 2 adults per booking
- Tour packages are applied only for Foreign Tourist
- Compulsory tipping for driver & tour guide: $3/pax/Day (English Speaking Guide)
- Hotel rooms are subject to availability. If selected hotel unavailable, others similar accommodation will be provided
- English speaking guide provided
- 50% deposit upon booking confirmation
- Non-refundable deposit of 50%/pax upon booking confirmation
- Peak Season Surcharge apply 5-10%