Yogyakarta is well known as the heart of classical Javanese fine arts and culture, such as batik (traditional fabric), ballet, drama, gamelan orchestras and traditional shadow puppet shows. This tour will take you deep into Java to explore its diversity, starting with a visit to the Ullen Sentalu museum to discover the history of batik traditions related to two ancient Javanese sultanates; Yogyakarta and Surakarta.
- UNESCO- Intangible World Heritage
- Dedicated guide with extensive knowledge in art, history and culture
- Ramayana ballet performance
- Jewelry workshop with the experts
- Get in touch with local people
The tour starts in the morning, with pick up at the hotel and journey to your first destination, the Ullen Sentalu museum. It is a private museum, and the best in town for its unique architecture and collection relating to Javanese culture. Learn about Javanese art and history, batik fabrics, masks, dance and music etc. Continue to Kotagede to create your own jewelry, by attending a short silver jewelry-making workshop. Lunch is included in a local restaurant, before visiting the famous art village at Nitiprayan. Visit some art spaces which exist there, and get to know some of the artists and local people who live there. Dinner is at local restaurant, followed by the Ramayana ballet performance. Back to the hotel around 22:00.