Yogyakarta – The Real Indonesia

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                      Yogyakarta – The Real Indonesia
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                      Yogyakarta – The Real Indonesia
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                      Yogyakarta – The Real Indonesia

The Concept

Experience Yogyakarta, a fascinating city with deep artistic and spiritual traditions and a bold modern edge. This 8-day tour offers a taste of Javanese culture with visits to iconic sites and workshops introducing local art and culture. Highlights include a visit to the World Heritage Borobudur Temple, a Javanese traditional dance class, a visit to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Kulon Progo and attending a Javanese ballet, an art-form close to local’s hearts. There’s also plenty of time for students to explore this wonderful city and experience Javanese food, culture and shopping up close. The final two nights of the tour are spent in relaxing Bali.

This tour is aimed at primary and secondary Indonesian language students who will improve language skills, gain a better understanding of and more respect for other cultures, gain confidence and improve team bonding.

Itinerary Day By Day

DAY 1 AUSTRALIA – DENPASAR – YOGYAKARTA – MAGELANG (D)

Depart Australia on your flight to Denpasar. On arrival, transfer to a domestic flight to Yogyakarta. You will meet your guide upon arrival in Yogyakarta, and take a 1-hour drive by coach to Magelang. Check in to your hotel, (Atria Hotel or similar). Dinner tonight will be at your hotel before participating in a Gamelan lesson in the village of Candi Rijo.

DAY 2 MAGELANG – YOGYAKARTA (B, D)

After an early breakfast, depart by coach to see the sunrise over Borobudur Temple, listed as a World Heritage Site. Explore the nearby village, with insights into traditions, handicrafts and agriculture. Afterwards, meet your coach and travel to Yogyakarta. Accommodation will be at Puri Artha Hotel for four nights. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 3 YOGYAKARTA (B)

Following breakfast, you will depart at 8:00am on a coach tour of the city. The tour features a drive past the Sultan’s Palace, entrance to Taman Sari, visit Beringharjo Market and watching a Wayang puppet performance at the Leatherworks. This afternoon, enjoy a batik lesson which will include designing, drawing and finishing by removing the wax in boiling water. Your batik piece can be taken home. A snack will be provided. Return to your accommodation and make your own arrangements for dinner.

DAY 4 DANCE CLASS/PRAMBANAN (B, D)

After breakfast, visit the Cultural School for a Javanese traditional dance class. In the afternoon, you will visit to Prambanan Hindu Temple. Dinner is included at a local restaurant. This evening, enjoy a Ramayana ballet performance at Prambanan Temple before returning to Yogyakarta.

DAY 5 ORANGUTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE (B)

After breakfast, travel to the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Kulon Progo, to see the animal rescue and rehabilitation programs helping this endangered species. Return to Yogyakarta and enjoy a becak ride, with time to shop and bargain at the markets in Jalan Malioboro. Dinner at your own expense.

DAY 6 YOGYAKARTA – SANUR (B)

Check out after breakfast, then transfer to the airport for your flight to Denpasar. On arrival transfer to the Bumi Ayu Bungalows (or similar). Own arrangements for dinner.

DAY 7 SANUR (B)

Following breakfast, the day is set aside for activities as directed by your teachers. (You will have day-use of a room until 6:00 pm). In the evening transfer to the airport for your flight to Australia.

DAY 8 AUSTRALIA

Morning arrival in Australia.

Optionals

at additional cost

Gembira Loka Zoo

Located near downtown Yogyakarta the Gembira Loka Zoo is a favourite place for tourists and locals alike. Amongst the variety of animals you will see is the world’s largest lizard- the Komodo Dragon often reaching 3 metres in length and 70 kgs in weight!

Dressing up in traditional costume for group photo

Enjoy dressing up in traditional Balinese costume for an exclusive group photo. A fabulous way to remember your trip!

Inclusions
  • Return international economy airfares, including pre-paid taxes and charges
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation (hotel and guesthouse)'
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 dinners
  • Tours and transfers by private coach (air-conditioned vehicle) as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide