Becak tour

Becak tour

BecakDuring this excursion you will explore the city in a traditional becak.

A trip in the becak cannot be missed during your holiday in Indonesia. In a becak, you visit the nicest places in the city. With this popular pedicab you can see everything in a relatively short time.
Do you like to visit a shop? No problem, your becak driver will wait patiently for you to return.

Becak tours are especially popular in Yogyakarta, but the becak is also a fun way to get to know the city, in other cities such as Pekalongan, Cirebon and Malang.

An impression of a becak tour in Pekalongan, at the moment the mosque calls to prayer:


With the bajaj crossing Jakarta

Becaks are no longer allowed in Jakarta. Here it is nice to take a trip in a Bajaj (motorized vehicle where the passengers sit behind the driver).

bajaj Jakarta

Cooking Class

kooklessen in indonesie

A great cooking experience! (All food is included)

After having hosted many visiters during virtual cooking workshops the past years, we are more than happy to welcome you in real life in our beautiful city of Jogjakarta, the cultural centre of Java and the city famous for its hospitality.


On the menu ?

kurkuma uit de natuur✔ First we visit the local market which is located around the corner. We walk around and will choose the best fresh ingredients for our meal. Learn where the most important ingredients come from. All the tastes, spices and herbs you will find processed in jars and cans in the food chain around the world you will find them fresh and straight from the farmer at our local market. Enjoy the organised chaos, friendly people and learn how to bargain with a smile.

✔ Together we will prepare a meal. Learn tricks and tips on how to prepare the best Indonesian meal. Because we use fresh ingredients which can differ throughout the year we do a lot of tasting during cooking to make sure the meal will taste the best. Can you recognise the different tastes of the ingredients? Learn how to blend them to the perfect meal. We love to cook with passion.

gado gado cooking class✔ Next to the meal, you can try snacks and drinks which are local favorites. Ask about all the inside information you like to know about Indonesia and Yogyakarta

✔ Share our stories. Like most parts of daily life on Java food can have a spiritual meaning and ingredients and special dishes are connected to the cultural heritage of Java.

✔ And most important: together we relax and enjoy our own prepared fresh and traditional Indonesian food.


A great experience; 3.5 hours full of food and Javanese hospitality.
Shop, cook and eat like a local !


Good to know

local market Indonesia

  • We welcome you in our home in Yogyakarta
  • Vegetarians are more than welcome
  • No additional costs, food, snacks and drinks are included
  • We start at 16.30 and finish our meal around 20.00
  • You dont have to help with the dishes 😉
  • Private class
  • You take the authentic recipe home, so you can cook the same meal at home for your family and friends
  • If you have allergies or special wishes, please let me know in advance

Practical information

Availability: Every day
Starting time: 16.30
Duration: 3,5  hours.
Language: English
Limited places: check availability


What to bring ✔

  • Good appetite

What this cooking tour is about ✔

– Great food
– A nice tour on a local market
– See how locals live
– Meet Javanese hospitality
– Learn the secrets of Javanese cooking
– Try new things
– Share our passion
– Lots of fun and smiles
– Ask everything you like to know
– Pictures and memories

Historical and Heritage tour Yogyakarta

historical heritage tour yogyakarta

Djokjakarta, 100 years ago

Travel back in time

Do you remember Jogjakarta from the stories you heard in your family? Do you have pictures from years and years ago? Now it is time to travel back in time and find the traces of the past. We are more than happy to show you Jogja around 100 years ago and tell you the stories that are still connected to the streets we walk in.

Are you ready to meet the past? You will walk the old streets where you will recognise the old buildings from the past. Sometimes still proud and beautiful, sometimes hidden and old and wrinkled. For the longer distances we will travel by becak.


What is the plan?

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Societeit De Vereeniging (met de drie puntdaken) en daarachter het gebouw van de Nederlandsch-Indische Levensverzekering en Lijfrente-Maatschappij (Nillmij) te Jogjakarta (Foto Zindler, Jogjakarta) (Creative Commons CC BY License)

We start in the centre of Jogja and walk through the old streets looking for traces from the past. The city is busy and alive, but still tells us the stories from years and years ago.

On our way we will tell you the stories that are connected to the buildings and places around us. Nowadays Jogja is known as the only city in Indonesia that is still ruled by a sultan, and is an import centre of art, education and culture.
What did Jogja look like 100 years ago? Can you imagine?

In this tour we focus on Jogjakarta around 1920. The Dutch where the colonial power. We look for the old buildings that were import in that time. Where was the centre of power? What about the churches, schools and hospital?  What were the places the upper class could be seen?

Try snacks and drinks which were already the favorites of our ancestors. You will be surprised to learn these snacks are still made in the same way as in the old days.

Afraid of getting too tired? Don’t worry, we will not only walk, but also travel by becak. A great way see everything, without getting too tired or hot.


A great experience; 3  hours full of history and culture
Move, snack and wander as they did a 100 years ago!


 

Good to know ✔

  • We welcome you in our beautiful city of Yogyakarta
  • No additional costs, the becak tour, snacks and drinks are included
  • By doing the tour you will meet the past, and better understand the presence 😉
  • Private tour
  • If you have allergies or special wishes, please let me know in advance
  • For all ages

Practical information

Availability: Every day
We can start any time you like
Duration: 3 hours.
Included: becak, guide, snacks, drink and water.
Languages: English
Limited places: check availability


What to bring ✔

Comfortable Clothes and shoes

Sun screen/ a hat or cap


What this history tour is about ✔

– A nice tour in the city centre

– Interesting stories

– Meet the past

– Learn about history and culture

– Try new things

– Share our passion

– Lots of fun and smiles

– Ask everything you like to know

– Pictures and memories

Bike tour Yogyakarta

fietstour Yogyakarta door de sawah

A great cycling tour! (the real local experience)

local drink yogyakartaHave you seen the must-sees on Java? Now it is time to experience the real Javanese life away from the tourist spots.
We are more than happy to welcome you in the countryside close to our beautiful city of Jogjakarta, famous for its hospitality.

Are you ready for a new experience?
You will ride on small backstreet roads where you feel the magic of the Javanese village life and learn about the daily life with numerous stops on the way.

cycling tour jogjakarta

What is the plan?

✔ On our mountain bike we go around the village and fields. We use the small back roads which are safe to cycle. Away from the crazy chaos on the main roads. We will get moving and feel the wind in our hair.

✔ On our way we will be surprised how many products we normally find in the shop have their origin in trees, plants and nature.

✔ The people we meet are more than happy to show us around and let us taste the fresh fruit which grows in their back yard or on the side of the road.
Do you know the names of the fruit?

lokale tour per fiets

✔  When passing the roads in Indonesia you always see people busy with their activities and small businesses. Everybody contributes and works together to provide for their families. Learn more about how the home industry is organised in the villages.

✔ Ask everything you like to know about village life. People welcome you in their homes and if you like you can join in.

✔ Try snacks and drinks which are local favorites. You will learn how the local snacks are made. Witness the people, culture and society and explore the fantastic tastes, sounds and smells that Yogyakarta has to offer.

✔ And most important: we share our stories. A great way to spend time together and enjoy life.


fruit vers van de boom

A great experience; 3  hours full of Javanese hospitality.
Move, snack and smile like a local !

 


banana tree

Good to know

  • We welcome you in our home in Yogyakarta
  • No additional costs, the rent of the bikes, snacks, water and drinks are included
  • By doing the tour you support the village 😉
  • Private tour
  • If you have allergies or special wishes, please let me know in advance
  • Safe route, child friendly
  • For all ages

 

rijstvelden jogjakarta

Practical information

Availability: Every day
Starting time: in the morning 9.00 ‘o clock
Duration: 3 hours.
Language: English
Limited places: check availability and book in advance


What to bring ✔

  • Comfortable Clothes
  • Sun screen/ a hat or cap

cycling tour Jogjakarta What this cycling tour is about

A nice tour in the village

– get moving

– See how locals live

– Meet Javanese hospitality

– Learn about nature, people and village life

– Try new things

– Share our passion

– Lots of smiles

– Pictures and memories