Yogyakarta Capital Of Arts

Discover the unique artistry of Java

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. Batik is registered as a UNESCO intangible world heritage, easily recognizable from its intricate patterns, each instilled with their own cultural significance. A tradition of making batik has existed since the 12th century, and the designs are essentially used for ceremonial costume. Batik developed wholesale as an industry at the beginning of 19th century, and now it has become a proud banner of national identity for Indonesians. So much in fact, that October 2nd is celebrated nationwide as National Batik Day.

In addition, you will attend a jewelry-making workshop on this tour. The location is in Kotagede, the evocative old town district of Yogyakarta, well known internationally for its fine silver craftsmanship. The traditional silver industry in this area grew steadily alongside the establishment and expansion of the town itself; at the beginning it was only to fulfill the needs of households and ceremonial equipment for the royal family, but then grew into a financially lucrative industry during Dutch colonization.

Join the local artist community in the village of Nitiprayan, home to many successful and noted artists. Various events, such as art festivals and cultural performances, are often held in this village. Visit some art galleries to admire the finest Indonesian contemporary artworks. Shortly after there will be a chance to potter around the village, which is still home to traditional values and preserved houses, despite being located relatively close to the downtown area of the city.

Enjoy the night with dinner followed by a performance of the legendary Ramayana ballet at Purawisata. Depicting the story of the epic Ramayana saga, this ballet combines traditional Javanese dance, drama and music (gamelan). A captivating blend of arts that gives you an authentic experience and unforgettable memories of Java.


  • 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

What will you do

  • 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.


48 Hours
Full Day
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Operating Hours

Departure Time: 08:00am

What You Get


  • Return transfer from/to hotel using a mini van (joined transfer)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Ramayana ballet performance
  • Silver jewelry workshop
  • Entrance fee
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Insurance
  • Prevailing government tax & service charge


  • Alcoholic beverages, tipping for driver/guide
What To Wear
  • Comfortable clothing, comfortable walking shoes (sneakers) or sport shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
Additional Information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pick-up & Drop-off within Yogyakarta
  • A minimum of 2 person required for the tour to operate
  • Children (4 – 11 years old) must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the guide to verify
  • This tour is only valid on the date specified
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  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg
    • Name of Hotel

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  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
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