Exploration by Becak gives a new perspective when Yogyakarta is on your list of destinations to visit. The historical and cultural highlights are visited in half a day while your driver seamlessly navigates through traffic and to the city’s famed sights. • Travel around in a traditional pedicab through Yogyakarta • See how the silver business still thrives at Kota Gede • Find serenity at Yogyakarta’s The Royal Cemetery • Watch how life moves on in one of Java’s largest cities • An unmissable experience in hectic Yogyakarta!
A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide
Entry/Admission - Pasar Legi Kota Gede
Entry/Admission - Kota Gede
Javanese dress rental at the Royal Cemetery
All taxes and service fees included
All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
Use of Becak for half a day with driver
Entry/Admission - Jogjakarta Royal Family Cemetery
Drinking water, tea, coffee and snack en route
What to Expect
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Stop At: Kota Gede, Indonesia
Our tour commences at Kota Gede, one of the more upmarket areas of the city. It has been the beating heart of the sliver industry since the 1930s and still bears landmarks that refer to its former days as the capital of the Mataram Kingdom. The founding father of Kota Gede - Panembahan Senopati – places the first stone in 1582 and still has the feeling of a stand-alone community within greater Yogyakarta.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Jalan Kembang Waru, Jl. Kembang Waru, Upang Makmur, Kec. Makarti Jaya, Kab. Banyuasin, Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia
One of the interesting sights we will pass by the oldest mosque in the region, and the Bumen Village and Kembang Waru, where traditional techniques are used for baking bread.
Stop At: Pasar Legi Kota Gede, Jl. Mentaok Raya, 55173 Indonesia
A stop at the Pasar Gede (or Pasar Legi) local market cannot be skipped. The street is lined up with silver shops and ateliers, showcasing the craftsmanship of local artisans.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Jogjakarta Royal Family Cemetery, 39HW+CQP, Karang Kulon, Wukirsari, Kec. Imogiri, Kabupaten Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55782, Indonesia
From here, we head down to the Royal Cemetery (closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays). There are a few places that are considered sacred and one of these places is where the remains of the first King of Mataram and his family are laid to rest. Proper, Javanese dress code is compulsory but we will make sure that you will be dressed appropriately to enter this place of serenity, pilgrimage and where locals tend to find a moment of peace. The history behind the cemetery is rather interesting that has made an impact on the development of Yogyakarta nowadays so we would not like to skip this part.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Joglo, Kembangan, West Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia
Finally, our Becak driver for the morning makes a stop at a Joglo - a traditional, vernacular house that is a common design among Javanese families and still represents Javanese culture and its way of living. The word comes from the shape of the roof which represented in the older days the economic and social status of a family. Our day regretfully comes to an end and we drive you back to your downtown Yogyakarta hotel.