Tour to Yogyakarta

Welcome to Yogyakarta
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.

Yogyakarta has more than just culture though. It is a very lively city and a shopper’s delight. The main road, Malioboro Street, is always crowded and famous for its night street food-culture and street vendors. Many tourist shops and cheap hotels are concentrated along this street or in the adjoining tourist area such Sosrowijayan Street.

The key attraction of Yogyakarta is ‘Kraton’ (the Sultan’s Palace). The Sultan’s palace is the centre of Yogya’s traditional life and despite the advance of modernity; it still emanates the spirit of refinement, which has been the hallmark of Yogya’s art for centuries. This vast complex of decaying buildings was built in the 18th century, and is actually a walled city within the city with luxurious pavilions and in which the current Sultan still resides. Yogyakarta is also the only major city, which still has traditional ‘Becak’ (rickshaw-style) transport.

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2 days  YOGYAKARTA  Tour

Day 01 : JAKARTA – YOGYAKARTA      [L/D]
On arrival at Yogyakarta Adisucipto airport,  you will be met and escorted to have a city tour visiting Kraton “The Sultan’s Palace”,  then on toTaman Sari Water Castle and Kota Gede “silver craft centre”.  After lunch at local restaurant continue to Borobudur Temple was ever been the seventh world of wonders, the only temple that crafting the story of Buddha from his birth until enlighten into Buddha. Back to the hotel for overnight stay..
Day 02 : PRAMBANAN – DEPART           [B/L]
After breakfast at Hotel. Enjoy the half-day tour to MERAPI  – Kinahredjo Village to view merapi volcano  (subject to weather condition) and take 4wd jeep to explore the ruins of the last erupted on 2010, continue to Prambanan temple “ know as the most beautiful Hindus temple at their time” was built in the 8th century. Then you will be transferred to airport for your onward flight.
Tour price per person :  USD. 250.00   
Minimum of 2 (two) person traveling together
Tour Price includes :
–         Accommodation at Eastparc hotel ***** or Similar based on Twin share (Single Occupancy USD.325)
–         Air-conditioned private car,
–         English speaking guide
–         Entrance Fee
–         Jeep for Merapi tour
–         meals mention on the program
–         Mineral Water (1 bottle per person per day)

Price Exclude:
–         Airfare at USD. 200 by economy class Garuda  Jakarta – Yogyakarta vv
–         Personal Expenses such as: Telephone, Mini Bar, Laundry, tipping
–         travel insurance
–      optional tour  :  Borobudur Sunrise Tour  :  USD. 42 per person