Textiles and Temples in Yogyakarta
Join Amanda and Drea from Oh Dear Drea on an adventure through Java exploring ancient temples and the traditions of weaving and batik.
After a successful career as an event planner, Amanda left it all behind in 2015 moving to Central Java, Indonesia with her husband Joel. For the next two years she connected with artisans around the region specializing in batik and woven textiles. After starting the brand Raya Exchange, they returned to the US settling on Camano Island in Western Washington.
Amanda has long dreamed of sharing her experiences with like-minded travel companions. She’s excited to curate this amazing adventure for you.
Andrea Duclos & family
We’ll be joined by Andrea, Alex and Marlowe from Oh Dear Drea. Andrea’s known for her blog and social media presence that focuses on travel, wellness and creating a sustainable lifestyle in South Florida.
Drawing on Andrea’s passions, we’ll stay at an eco-conscious hotel with a rooftop garden, tour a weaving studio working with natural dyed fibers on manual looms and visit charitable organizations that work to empower women and foster compassion for animals.
Trip package to include:
2 day Batik workshop
Weaving studio tour
Visit to a village specializing in batik production
Borobudur Buddhist Temple- UNESCO World Heritage Site
Prambanan Hindu Temple- UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ramayana Ballet on Prambanan grounds
Full Service Planning
Lodging at eco-friendly hotel
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners included except where noted in itinerary
July 28-August 6
Book before March 31, 2019: $2995
After April 1, 2019: $3295
$1800 deposit to reserve your spot
final balance payment due on May 18, 2019
10 days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
9 nights in double occupancy room at eco-friendly hotel (pictured left)
9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
airport pick up and transportation to activities
2 day batik workshop
organized tour of Animal Friends Jogja
Borobudur & Prambanan temple tours including entrance fees
Guide to all activities (Amanda + local translator)
Sample Itinerary: activities may change without notice due to weather, schedules and availability
Day 1- guests arrive at Adisutjipto International Airport, airport pick up included, group welcome dinner
Day 2- get to know the neighborhood, Batik workshop part 1, group dinner
Day 3- Batik workshop part 2, tour Sultan’s Palace and Water Castle, wayang puppet show and group dinner
Day 4- Borobudur Temple, Chicken Church, dinner on your own
Day 5- Weaving studio tour, Prambanan Temple and Ramayana Ballet, group dinner
Day 6- tour Animal Friends Jogja an animal outreach organization, group dinner, visit Alun Alun (town square) and cruise the strip in light up cars
Day 7- Drive to Surakarta, Triwindu Antique Market, Batik Village shopping, dinner on your own
Day 8- Tropical fruit tasting, Kota Gede/Silver Market, group dinner
Day 9- Optional spa day (services to be paid for by travelers), Malioboro shopping, group dinner
Day 10- farewell brunch, airport shuttles
Insurance & Refunds
Travel insurance is required for participation in this trip. We’re happy to offer suggestions on companies offering travel insurance.
Due to the nature of the trip and international logistics, no refunds provided under any circumstances. While we’re happy to discuss any aspect of the trip with you prior to booking, travelers are encouraged to research traveling to Indonesia before booking.
Passport & Visa
Passports are required by law to be valid for six months after your arrival in Indonesia and have at least two blank pages.
Visas are not required for American travelers staying in Indonesia less than 30 days. Travelers from other countries may be required to purchase a 90 day tourist visa.
Airfare- trip begins and ends at Adisutjipto International Airport in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
immigration fees & visas
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