Discover the rich traditions of Javanese handicrafts and meet friendly artists on this insightful Yogyakarta half day tour. Create a batik at a local workshop, visit a museum brimming with crafts and artefacts and watch the skilled hands of shadow puppeteers for a better appreciation of the island’s fascinating heritage.
Crafts of Java - Full Day
Awake early this morning to capture Yogyakarta’s arts and crafts scene at its most vibrant.
Set off with a local guide for Beringharjo traditional market. Functioning as a market place since the late 1700s, Beringharjo is one of Yogyakarta’s four poles which are believed to symbolize the elements of the local economy. Explore the bustling stalls with the guide, learning about the local crafts, exotic fruits and fresh spices used in traditional Indonesian cooking.
After this introduction to Java’s handicrafts, take a walk down Malioboro Street to the Sonobudoyo Museum for a closer look at the island’s traditions. Admire the exhibitions of relics and artefacts, such as traditional instruments, textiles and costumes. Listen as the guide explains about cultural shows and musical performances that are beloved by generations of Indonesians. Take a closer look at Sonobudoyo’s extensive collection of keris, traditional swords, for a glimpse of the country’s military traditions.
Following the visit, travel past the Sultan Palace neighbourhood to a local restaurant for lunch. Then continue along Yogyakarta’s arts trail with a visit to Putro Wayang. Explore this magnificent puppet workshop, witnessing skilled artisans as they craft beautiful wooden puppets as well as leather shadow puppets.
Continue to another workshop, this one making batik prints, Indonesia’s most famous traditional craft. Learn the ancient techniques used by the craftsmen then work alongside of them to create a personalized design from scratch. This handmade creation is the perfect souvenir and a long-lasting memory of this insightful Java day tour.
Having gained better insight into the traditions of Java’s artisans, return to the hotel for a rest. (L)
- Our rates are nets and quoted in American dollars (USD), however some services (like transportation, guide fees, entrance fees, some activities, meals, air tickets and train tickets and sometimes accommodations) are based on local prices in
Indonesian Rupiah in (IDR). In the case of a major change in the exchange rate (5% or more) between the Indonesian Rupiah
and the American dollar (USD), we reserve the right to correct our quotes to align our rates and revise the value of the American dollar (USD).
- All rates are based on the current gasoline price. Should the gasoline price increase by more than 10% we would readjust transfer rates with a 30 days prior notice
- Children aged between 2 and 12 years at the time of travel will receive a 15% discount off the Adult Price.
- All language guides other than English subject to availability during high season July until September.
- During the important religious festival of Idul Fitri, which falls on 5-Jun until 6-Jun-19, intense travel across the country,
especially in Java, has to be expected with the consequence of long traffic jams. Overland travel is not advised during the two
weeks from 29-May-19 to 13-Jun-19. Service availability during that time may be limited, tour guides may be travelling home,
and restaurants may be closed.
Pick up and drop off timings from alternate destinations
- Pick up from Borobudur 07:30 / 17:00
- Pick up fromYogyakarta 09:00 / 16:00
- Pick up other area is not possible
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