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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2014
Van service from AIR to D'omah Yogyakarta

WE are a party of six arriving into AiR mid October..Is there a van service
I can pre-arrange to take us to our hotel? ANd then return us on the 17th?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 22, 2013
I would like to visit Yogyakarta in early Feb 2014, coinciding with Chinese New Year holidays  (3 Answers)

Is it a good time to go? Will it be raining heavily?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2013
Around Yogyakarta  (3 Answers)

I have three days around New Year 2014 to see a few things outside Jogja (not nearby temples like Borobodur and Prambanan which I will see while staying in Jogja). I am willing to hire a car and driver and guide.
1. Which little trip could I make?
2. Do you know a reliable travel agent who could organize it?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2013
Renting for 6 months

Hi, I'm looking at studying at the University in Yogyakarta next year,
Does anybody know info on renting a furnished apartment for 6 months?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2013
Travelling alone in yogyakarta  (3 Answers)

Hi! I will be going over this weekend and would like to check if its safe for a girl to travel alone there? And also, given that i have only 4 days there, what the key attractions?

Plus, are there backpackers hostels there too? Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2013
Trains from Mt Bromo to Yogyakarta  (1 Answer)

Are there any trains that run from Mt Bromo to Yogyakarta or that are near by to there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2013
How is nightlife in Yogyakartha ,is there massage parlours or Indonesian massages around  (5 Answers)

i have heard of Indonesian and Balinese massage, is there massage parlous in Yogyakartha .
How many days is sufficient for basic touring and shopping ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2012
from Bali to Yogyakarta  (6 Answers)

We are a group of three, in June we'll visit Bali. During the last week we would like to go from Bali by ferry to Java and then to Yogyakarta to visit its wonderful temples. Is it tough by car? How long can it take? How are the road conditions in that area? Better to use public transport or a private car with a local driver? How much it costs more or less?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2012
Is independant travel possible in this area of Indonesia  (2 Answers)

We are looking at going into yogyakarta in August to see Borobudur and Prambanan and other sites and wish to find out if independant travel is possible in this area of Indonesia. We will be coming from Australia via Bali. Any information on how to get there and travel around and back overland to Bali would be greatly appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2011

Hi everyone,

This will be my first visit to Indonesia especially Jogyakarta.
I am anxious and excited to visit that place in 2 days.
So now I want to collect as many information as I can.
Anyone ever use to rent car from there? How the service?
How about UKHI, I read in the forum people says it's good. Is there anyone use him before can I have more recommendation about his service.
What are the culture there?
Do you think safe to get local guides just like that at terminal?
Any safe percaution advise as there's only 2 of us?
Any thing to recommend ...what we should and should not do there?
Please help me... to ease my fear. As this will be my first tyme travel alone with a friend. Please assist us. Thank you so much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2011
FOOD  (3 Answers)

1) What is the famous food in Yogya?
2) Is it easy to get Halal Food in Yogya?
3) Planning to stay in All Season Hotel Yogya... Is it a good hotel since I'm taking my kids there too...
4) Any good shopping compleks/factory outlet?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2011
Mountain-seeing  (4 Answers)

We're a group of 8 booked our flights to Yogyakarta come September. We're keen on visiting Mt.Bromo's crater. I've worked out an itinerary Yogyakarta-Solo-Bromo within 4 days! Also on our wish-list is to visit Mt.Ijen's crater and at least be able to enjoy 'seeing' the other mountains, especially the site of Merapi. We reckon driving to Bromo would be 10-14hrs from Yogyakarta. Can somebody please tell me if there is a better alternative? Mt. Bromo is the highlight of our tour, so we can't opt that out but in 3 days, are we crazy? And a bit of shopping plus city-site-seeing would also cheer the group members.
Thanks !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2011
Taxi from Airport to Ibis Hotel  (2 Answers)

Hi, I'm going to Yogja on 15th June. Is it easy to get taxis from the airport to go to Ibis Malioboro ? We have 4 adults and 3 children. How much is the taxi fare ?

And how far is Ibis Malioboro to the Ramayana Ballet ? Is it advisable to go by taxi ? How much would the taxi fare be ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2010
Tour package Borobudur - Prambanan - Yogja tour  (7 Answers)

Hi, my husband and I already booked return tickets with Airasia: from Jakarta reach Jogja at 7am 31 jan 2010, from Jogja back to Jakarta at 14:10pm 01 feb 2011. We plan to book a tour to Borobudur - Prambanan for 02D/1N and we've email some tour agents and receive a feedback as below:

day 1: arrival at Yogyakarta airport transfer to visit Prambanan and transfer to Manohara Resort
day 2: Borobudur Sunrise tour and Yogyakarta city tour and transfer to Airport for flight back to Jakarta

Tour Including:
1. Hotel room at Manohara
2. Admission fees
3. Tour guide
4. Transport

Not including:
1. Tipping for tour guide and driver
2 Dinner and Lunch
3. Air Tickets

Total price is US 280 for 2 person

How do you think about the price of the tour package? Is it too expensive or reasonable? Hope somebody can help us.

Many thanks :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2010
Looking for itinerary suggestions - 4 night stay in Jogja  (2 Answers)

Hi all
I’m travelling to Jogja next month for a short family vacation and will be staying 5D/4N. I’m hoping that experienced travellers would be able to help me put together an itinerary.

There are 5 of us altogether – my parents-in-law, my wife, teenage daughter & I. We’ve already settled accommodation & am trying to book Ukhi as driver as there seems to be favourable feedback about his service on this forum.
Because my in-laws are elderly I intend to take things easy. So no packed tours where we leave the hotel in the morning and return only after dinner. I would like some flexibility so that should they wish we can return to the hotel for them to rest before venturing out again.

Having said all that, Borobodur & Prambanan are “must-sees” as far as we’re concerned. Everything else is optional.

Here are some questions which I need answers to in order to plan the trip:

1. We are arriving in the afternoon ETA about 2pm, check into hotel at about 3 or 4 by my estimate. What can we do in the later afternoon & evening, and any recommended eatery for dinner? What I was thinking of is to stroll around town at some interesting place, have dinner then return to hotel.

2. Borobodur: I’ve read that in order to avoid the crowds it’s best to get there at about 6 am when the gates are opened. How long would it take to drive there from Jogja, assuming we have a car + driver? How much time should we cater to view the place? Would 2 hours there be sufficient?

3. Similarly for Prambanan – how long is the drive there, and what is a reasonable amount of time to spend there?

4. For Borobodur and Prambanan, are there any other sights we could see along the way? A detour is ok so long as the time taken is reasonable.

5. Other sights that we are considering to visit, would appreciate some comments on whether it’s worth the time or “don’t bother”:

- Kraton palace
- Taman Sari
- Jalan Malioboro (is this a tourist trap?)
- Any museums of note?

6. My daughter might be interested in white water rafting. Are the tours here as professionally run as those in NZ (which I’ve been on before)?

7. Finally, what’s your advice if we wanted to do a day trip to Solo? Is it worth the time?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2010
Train from Nganjuk to Yogyakarta  (1 Answer)

I wish to stay in Nganjuk with my family for a few days. Is it possible to catch a train from Nganjuk to Yogya? If so, what time do the trains leave Nganjuk?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2010
bus from yogyakarta to denpasar  (2 Answers)

someone knows what time the bus leave from Yogya to denpasr? thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2010
Branded factory outlet ?  (2 Answers)

Hello vters,

have booked my ticket and now i wisht to find out more.
friend told me there are few branded factory outlet in yogya.
a goggle search told me the below address.


are these a long way from city area?
worth going there, been told a pair of real armani jeans can cost as cheap as30.
I am staying around duta gardens. how far is it from the 2 factory outlet and which one is worth going to/

Thanks for all advise

;) Lp

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 09, 2010
Sunrise tour  (2 Answers)

we will be in Yogya in a few weeks, and interested in Boroubudor sunrise tour. Should we stay near Boroubudor or in Yogya city to go for sunrise tour? I think Yogya to Boroubudor takes 1 to 2 hr. Please advise.
Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2010
Any Trusted Visa Agent?  (2 Answers)

We are traveling to Jogya, how can we get our Visa before we fly to Indonesia?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 30, 2009
Carhire- package tour  (1 Answer)

I want to book with JOGJATRANS from Yogjakarta Java overland tour . Does anybody know this company?
Thank you for your information!
Leo G.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2009
Help needed - taking sights of Borobudur  (8 Answers)

Hi fellow travellers,

We will be travelling to Yogyakarta in March 2010. We are travelling free and easy and will depart from CGK airport to Yogyakarta in the evening. We need your help:
(a)On arrival, we get a taxi to bring us to Manohara Hotel for checkin and visit the Prambanan Theatre for a show. After the show we return to the hotel to spend the night and early next morning, climb Borobudur for the sunrise. After that we check out of hotel and proceed to another hotel, perhaps Hotel Bhinneka and spend the afternoon patrolling the streets of Malioboro. Is my plan doable?
b)What Chinese restaurants can you recommend. What dinner can Aman offer?
c)What tours would you recommend beside Borobudur and Pramanan site?
Thank you very much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2009
tembi house of culture  (1 Answer)

anyone have been there?
how to get there from jogja?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2009
Planned itinerary  (5 Answers)

Dear all,

I am going to Yogja in mid Oct for about 6 days. Please take a look at my planned itinerary and would appreciate any feedback. Do let me know if i have missed out any must see, must do. I think I have quite a few days in Yogja so I would want to explore as much as possible.

1. Any recommended eating places within Yogja city. Street food is fine.
2. any local market to explore in yogja?
3. any good spa to recommend?

Thank you.

Day One
Est arrival time – 1220hrs
Taxi to Manohara Hotel
Sunset at Borobodur

Day Two
Sunrise at Borobodur (can we do that our own without paying the hotel extra for the guide?)
travel to yogja city and check in to hotel

Day Three

Day Four
Day trip to Merapi

Day Five
Day trip to Parangtritis

Day Six
Departure Time 0735 hrs

Thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2009
mid of june  (2 Answers)

anyone coming to jogja or maybe VT meeting on june 13th-15th?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2009
My itinerary 9 August Arrive 4pm - 11 August Depart 5pm

Hello Vters,

I plan to go to Yogyakarta on the above mentioned date, do you think is a good time? any raining risk?

My plan is to go around the streets on 9th August, Visit Borobudor on 10th August, and Mt Merapi on 11 August Morning.

How many hours does borobudor visit takes? anything i can add in to my itinerary? thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2009
Rumah Makan/Restaurant in Yogja  (1 Answer)

Hi Vts,

Going to Yogja and Solo this coming weekend.
1 day in solo and 4 days in yogja
Can anyone recommend good places to eat at solo and yogja?
Authentic indonesia food (not nasi padang) and chinese food restaurant that must go?
Please advice if got any interesting night market to visit at solo and yogja.

Please recommend also good javanese spa/massage in Yogja...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2008
When is the best time to go to Yogyakarta?  (4 Answers)


I need to know what is the best time to go to this place? Where is the best place to stay? Any itenery that you can suggest to us a group of approx 7 persons.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2008
Help on accommodation and travel agency provide Bromo-Yogya transportation  (1 Answer)

Hello, we are traveling during the holiday after Ramadan. I couldn't book budget accommodation on line as all are fully booked for Oct 3-4. Anybody can provide some budget accommodation info (we can afford up to US$40, through US$20 is the best range for us)?
Also is there any travel agency provide Bromo-Yogya transportation and what is the rate for that period?
Thanks all!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2008
Need some info on prices of leather bag in Yogjakarta  (3 Answers)

Hi all,

Need some information on the average prices of buying a leather beg in yogjakarta, as my aunt's (note that it's not singular) and mom are asking me to buy them the leather bag there.. Currently doing some claculation on my budget, on how much to bring.

And another thing, anyone heard of "AS JAVA LEATHER" shop in Yogjakarta. Do they cater to single purchases or need to order and buy in bulk? and is their bag is price expensive or affordable?

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