Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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clock-o10 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English

Overview

Traditional Javanese arts still thrive in Yogyakarta (Jogja) — including music, handicrafts, and dance — in the cultural heart of the Kraton, site of the Sultan's Palace. Spend a full day touring this must-see destination with your guide, from bustling markets to batik shops. You'll have lunch and browse for silver in the historic neighborhood of Kota Gede.
  • Full-day sightseeing tour in Yogyakarta
  • Visit the Sultan’s Palace and Sonobudoyo Museum
  • Observe silversmiths and batik artists in Kota Gede
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Depart in the morning with pickup from your centrally located hotel. You'll head straight for the Sultan's Palace, located in the Kraton of Yogyakarta (formally called Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat). Situated in the heart of the municipality, it still holds its function as a royal palace. Learn from your guide about Javanese palace architecture, which formed the blueprint for its construction in the 1970s. Pass by the market, shops, batik and silver studios, and mosques, all serving area residents and preserving Java's cultural heritage.

From here, your driver continues to the Sonobudoyo Museum, the region's most comprehensive exhibit of Javanese art. See the vast collection, including wayang kulit (shadow puppets), topeng (Javanese masks), kris (religious knives), and batik, with some items dating back centuries. (Closed on Mondays; alternative sightseeing provided.)

After lunch at a local restaurant, you're off to Kota Gede, a handicraft district of Yogyakarta with some interesting architecture and great bargains for anyone looking for high-quality goods. Stroll the narrow alleyways and dip into the silversmith shops that point to a lively silver industry established in the 1930s.

End the day at one of the leading batik studios where you'll find mostly women applying intricate designs to garments. After 10 hours of sightseeing, you're dropped off at your hotel.

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