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Things To Do In Yogyakarta

You're keen to point your compass in a new direction. Perpetually prepared for broadening your horizons and inventive ways to get your kicks, you're eager to check out a new city like the savvy traveller you are. Next stop: Yogyakarta! It's not difficult to fill an itinerary, because Expedia can hook you up with loads of things to do. Find and book your activities now, and all that's left to do is count the days until your getaway and get excited.

  • The things to do in Yogyakarta are not only top-notch, but they won't break the bank. We have 52 things to do here, and you can get them beginning at £11. Book your favourite adventures on Expedia for a great price, and you might still have money for a top hotel or upscale meal while you are travelling.
  • Yogyakarta is a favourite among adventurers like yourself. In fact, a lot of travellers have been visiting to learn about local history and explore the best things to do, and many are already thinking of come back. The top activities can get the attention of even experienced globetrotters, and that includes savvy visitors like you. Our activities includes a wide range of historically themed excursions and excitement. From epicurean adventures like Private Beringharjo Traditional Market Tour & Jamu Medicine Workshop to Yogyakarta's most talked about spots to stay entertained like the Private Borobudur Sunrise Tour, there are loads of active options to choose from when you review the top-quality tours and excursions here at Expedia.

Our activities are the ideal way to organise your getaway. It takes an expert itinerary to really get the most out of Yogyakarta, particularly when you want to schedule in a lot of exciting activities. And we realise you don't want to hunker down in your hotel room遥ou are excited to get out and take it all in. You want to scope out the best activities around, and an exploration of historic city neighbourhoods is an adventure all its own. Book group tours on Expedia, and you'll learn all about the city's history along the way.

Things to Do in Yogyakarta

Java’s most popular tourist destination, Yogyakarta - or simply Jogja as it is frequently called - is a lively city of culture. A renowned education destination with a vibrant arts scene, Yogyakarta boasts a youthful exuberance that never fails to captivate anyone looking for new sights and sounds to experience. And for those of you looking for adventure, its central location makes it the perfect place from which to explore further afield with daily flights to Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali, as well as extensive train and road connections reaching far and wide.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Yogyakarta

Malioboro Street — If you’re looking to sample street-food culture Yogyakarta’s main road offers an absolute smorgasbord of treats to try and truly comes to life at night. Here you’ll also discover plenty of tourist shops where you can pick up a souvenir for your friends back home, as well as a range of affordable accommodation.

Kraton — Yogyakarta’s most flamboyant attraction is the Sultan’s Palace, or Kraton. More than just a palace, the Kraton is in fact a walled city in which the current Sultan still lives amongst a plethora of fabulous pavilions first built in the 18th century. The Kraton remains the heart of the traditional and cultural aspect of Yogyakarta’s personality.

The Sultan's Square — Since its opening to the public, the Sultan’s Square has evolved from its original purpose as an area used primarily by the Sultan’s army for military training to become the venue for a host of parades, fairs and festivals that take place throughout the year.

Kotabaru — Historically an area occupied largely by Dutch officials and designed as a garden city, Kotabaru is distinguished from the rest of Yogyakarta by its colourful flora and wide tree-lined boulevards. And with a colonial style church and monastery, you’ll experience a very real sense of the region’s rich international heritage.

Things to See in Yogyakarta

As one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta has plenty of sites of heritage to captivate your imagination. From Kotagede, an untouched example of ancient Javanese architecture and now home to a bustling marketplace, to the Dutch-colonial quarter of Kotabaru and a whole host of modern shopping malls, visiting Yogyakarta is like a trip through time.

Things to Do in Yogyakarta

As you might expect from a university city and regional hub there is no shortage of things to do in Yogyakarta. Perhaps you’d like to join in with the Sunday morning workout at Boulevard UGM where you can take part in a run or practice your martial arts before sampling one of the many foods available at the stalls there. Maybe you’d prefer to go rafting on the Elo or Progo river, indulge in yoga and meditation, or play a round or two on one of the scenic city golf courses. Or why not play it by ear as you take a tour of the city in a traditional rickshaw, one of the few places left in the world where they still operate.