Yogyakarta and Solo Tour

Trip Highlights

  • The Old Town Kota Gede
  • Kasongan the Pottery village
  • Bringharjo Traditional Market
  • Kelewer The Batik Market
  • Borobudur Temple
  • Taman Sari Water Castle

Descriptions

On this tour will discover two city Yogyakarta and Solo which both known as the remaining Java Kingdom existing. on a fully organized tour package for 4 days 3 nights.

Yogya is a city of history. In the 18th. and 19th centuries, it was the seat of the re-emerged Mataram kingdom. Today many of the Mataram traditions live on and are a part of the city’s daily life. Yogya is a place to come to connect with the centuries’ old traditions, culture and the history of Java as well as bask in the friendliness of the local people. It is a place with a unique charm which seldom fails to captivate visitors.

From natural wonders, local art and traditions, examples of Javanese heritage to delicious culinary delights, Yogya is a city with numerous attractions. This is why Yogya is the second most visited destination in Indonesia after Bali.

Overshadowed in the north by the smoldering Mt Merapi volcano and bordered to the south by the pounding Indian Ocean, the graceful old city of Yogya has a mild climate making it easy for visitors to plan activities without worrying about intense heat. The beautiful green landscape of this central part of Java makes merely traveling from one destination to another an experience.

Solo Surakarta
Famous as a city that is fiercely proud of its Javanese traditions, the regal city of Solo or Surakarta is known throughout Indonesia as a strong upholder of Javanese culture. A visit here is a chance to connect with and take in the sights and sounds of ancient Javanese culture. You’ll need at least a few days to explore the city to wander around and discover all the vibrant old markets, busy street life and ancient buildings.

Historically, Solo has been a center of power in Central Java. In 1745 the Mataram court was transferred here from Kota Gede, and, since then, the city has built on its reputation as a cultural hub. From Solonese dance, wayang puppetry through to hand-crafted batik Solo remains a city that prides itself on its artistic traditions of elegance and refinement. Today, Solo is part of the province of Central Java.

While you are here pay a visit to the many cultural attractions of the city such as the two keratons or palaces, of the Sunan of Surakarta and the Prince of Mangkunegara. Take a load off your feet and ride a pushcart along the maze of white palace walls.

Known as the city that never sleeps, there is always something going on in Solo. Warung’s operate almost around the clock so there is no danger of going hungry.

With a population of over 550,000 people, Solo is a densely populated city. But while people may live close together there are no high rise buildings, so this city has a community atmosphere that is difficult to find in any other city in Indonesia.

Compared to Java’s other ‘court’ city, Yogyakarta, fewer travelers journey to Solo. Come here and explore the refined and aristocratic Javanese traditions that you won’t find anywhere else.

Trip Itinerary

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Grade: Easy – Moderate
Starts/Ends: Yogyakarta

Day 1: Arrival Yogyakarta – Kasongan – Kota Gede – Bring Harjo Market – Hotel ( L D )
Meet and greet with our guide at Yogyakarta airport, before transfer to Hotel visit a traditional Batik and silverware at Kotagede, than Manding, the central of leather home industry and Kasongan village for see the making pottery from clay. shopping any kind of traditional goods at Beringharjo traditional market lunch and dinner at local rest

Day 2: Yogyakarta City Tour – Borobudur temple (B, L ,D)
After breakfast, tour begin by visiting “SULTAN PALACE” – the magnificent palace of Kraton of Yogyakarta. Proceed to TAMANSARI / WATER CASTLE, lunch at local restaurant. continued visit to Borobudur temple included Mendut & Pawon temples. Back to Yogyakarta city on the way back can stop buy sweet Salak Pondoh known as snake fruit. Malioboro street – known as shopping center in Yogyakarta, dinner will be provide at local restaurant

Day 3: Solo City Tour – Malioboro (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer direct to Solo City for visiting Mangkunegaran Palace, Triwindu flea market, and shopping to the biggest batik market in INDONESIA know as PASAR KLEWER, lunch will be provide at local restaurant. Back to Yogyakarta for shopping at Rumah Mode/Cosmos Factory Outlet/Karita Muslim Square take lunch at local restaurant than Check in Hotel, free program. Dinner will be provide at local restaurant

Day 4: Departure – Trip Conclude (B)
After breakfast transfer to Yogyakarta airport for your next destination.

What to Carry During The Trekking
  • Backpack /day backpack
  • Rain clothes
  • Long pants, shorts
  • T-shirts, shirts
  • Underwear, socks
  • Comfortable trekking boots, good socks for the trekking.
  • Sunscreen, hat to protect from the sun
  • Personal medicine
  • Swimsuit
  • Passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Camera
What’s Included
  • Medical Kit
  • Comfortable Well located Accommodation area
  • Expert Bilingual Local Guide
  • Entrance fee, Parking fee, Guide and Driver Fee
  • Meals as stated on the trip Itinerary
  • Private air conditioned vehicle
  • Stay at Comfortable Accommodation

What’s not Included

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages, etc
  • Meals before and after tour
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Visa fee
  • Departure Taxes
  • Tips and Gratitude