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Overview

Escape to a one-of-kind hospitality experience at Cicadas’ Residence in Yogyakarta. Called Omah Garengpoeng in the local language get to meet a lovely couple who runs this place. Visit the local market and learn to cook typical Java dishes from the friendly hosts and get to know their culture, life and personalities over meals.

Trip Highlights

Experience at The Cicadas’ Residence

Stay at unique Cicadas’ Residence

Escape on a short trip to Cicadas’ Residence run by a lovely couple who will promise an authentic Java hospitality experience.

Learn to cook from the skilled hosts

Take a trip to a local market to learn about ingredients from the region then try cooking some dishes and enjoy mealtime with the local hosts.

Bike around Borobudur

Cycle around Wanurejo Village, passing paddy fields, an art house before waiting for the sun to set.

Itinerary

1

Arrival

Yogyakarta – Borobudur (42Km): 1hour 35 minutes

This afternoon, be transferred to Omah Garengpoeng in Borobudur area and be welcomed by Abang Erwin and Mrs. Lily.

Abang Erwin and Mrs. Lily are two lovebirds who love to travel and share the same interest in the culinary world. From their fond childhood memory of cicadas, they built a house called Omah Garengpoeng (Cicadas’ residence) where they can present their own unique hospitality which will surely be enjoyed and remembered! 

Get to know the couple while sipping on a welcome drink before settling in the room to freshen up.

After getting refreshed, head to the pendopo, a Javanese hall or room in the house to learn batik. Start from scratch, line the hot wax on the design and choose colours for dyeing and finally make a personal hand-made handkerchief to be taken home!

Take a break for the rest of the afternoon and in the evening it’ll be time for dinner.

Overnight in Borobudur.

2

Borobudur

After breakfast, be accompanied by Mrs. Lily to the traditional market. Join her by riding the horse cart and chit-chat along the way. Learn the local food and famous spices of Indonesia, which is normally used in local cuisine.

On the way back to the house, stop by at a home-industry where Rengginang or sticky rice crackers are made. Discover how it’s traditionally made and enjoy making and tasting a personal creation! 

Upon arrival for the morning stroll, prepare for a cooking class supervised by Mrs. Lily, who is a culinary book writer and an excellent cook.

Prepare three healthy and fresh traditional dishes, such as vegetables and coconut milk soup, mushroom satay and potato croquette, a Dutch influenced dish. Learn how to fine tune the food by using herbs and spices from the Indonesian archipelago.

Enjoy a delicious self-cooked lunch.

In the afternoon, prepare to cycle around Wanurejo Village, passing paddy fields, an art house before taking an afternoon break while waiting for the sun to set at a typical sunset lookout.

Return to the house where dinner is set. Indulge in a lively conversation that will certainly happen during the meal!

Overnight in Borobudur.

3

Departure

Join a yoga class in the morning at the garden of the house which will be led by a yoga instructor living in the neighbourhood. Refresh and rejuvenate after an hour of yoga before getting ready for breakfast.

Following breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to Abang Erwin and Mrs. Lily. Be picked up the guide and driver to the next destination

Important Information

Our Services Include:

  • Accommodation in half-twin/double room with daily breakfast.
  • Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles with English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • English speaking family member
  • Yoga matrass
  • Bicycle
  • All activity mentioned in the itinerary

Our Services Do Not Include:

  • Visa arrangements
  • International and domestic flights
  • International and domestic departure tax
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).
  • Travel insurance 
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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