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 : ARRIVAL JOGJAKARTA - TOUR (D)
arrival at Adisucipto airport of Jogyakarta, our guide will standby an hour before the arrival time, and then meet and greet with our guide then we will start our tour to introduce about yogyakarta, the city with unique culture and then visit Kota Gede the centre of luxurious silver handmade, after that Lunch at local restaurant. Continue to southern part of Jogja, Kasongan Village (ceramics home industries centre), Manding Village (leather home industries centre), and ending to Parangtritis Beach to see sunset. Finish tour transfer to Hotel for check-in. Dinner will serve at local restaurant.
DAY 2 : LAVA TOUR, BOROBUDUR TEMPLE (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, our guide and driver will standby at hotel an hour before the tour will start 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. After that visit the Museum Gunung Merapi or Merapi Volcano Museum. Afterward visit Borobudur Temple. Back to Yogyakarta on the way can stop buy sweet Salak Pondoh known as snake fruit.
DAY 03 : JOGYAKARTA EXCURSIONS & SHOPPING (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will start for Jogja City tours by visiting Sultan palace, Taman Sari Water Castle, Bird Market and Batik home industry. After lunch and depart Enjoying shopping experience, hunting exclusive souvenirs of Jogja, tourists may walk on foot along the arcades of Malioboro Street, to buy all types of handicrafts: Batik, Wooden Crafts, Souvenirs, food (Bakpia Pathok). Dinner will be served at local restaurant.
Day 4 : TRANSFER OUT (B)
After breakfast, free with own leisure time, after that 4 hour before the flight will transfer to Yogyakarta airport , hope all run according to plan , see on the next destination, and it will be end of our service.
- 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%