On this tour, enjoy your transport by private vehicle while you explore the city; visiting many different historical and interesting places in Yogyakarta. On this 10-hour tour, your driver will take you to various different place including the museum, Sultan's Palace, Taman Sari, to some of this countries ancient temples and enjoy some cultural activities. Enjoy learning about the making of batik, chocolate and silver crafting. Yogyakarta is the city where we can see how the culture stays alive from one era to another. You will see the different influences from the different eras of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and their independence from them and beyond. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included in this tour.
Starting at 7:00 am from your hotel. You will drive to Sonobudoyo museum where you can learn about the nation’s decades of heritage by viewing ancient sculptures, fabrics, old ornaments, inscriptions and so much more. There, you can learn about all the history of Indonesia. Afterwards, you will visit Sultan's Palace, Taman Sari water castle and Pakualaman Palace ('The Small Palace’); which are the special parts of the Mataram Kingdom’s history you will learn about. Next, you will be shown the great cultural activities of Batik and the silver craft factories where you can see how skillful the artists there are. Watch the passion in their craft which helps them to create perfect results. After your cultural visit and activities, you will visit the Sambisari Temple, an ancient temple which was found 8 meters deep below the soil. The temple was rediscovered under the rice fields, which kept the temple well preserved in nature. After the first temple visit, stop for an hour to have lunch and drinks (at own expense) to avoid the sun heat. Then, enjoy a brief leather shadow puppet performance. Next, move on to the largest and most beautiful Hindu temple complex, called Prambanan. You can explore the ancient Hindu temple complex where beautiful sculptures, legends and history are well kept. The last stop on your visit is the Green temple, where you will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets. Afterwards, begin your drive back to your hotel.