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Overview

Escape on a truly once-in-a-lifetime cultural immersion experience for a homestay with a typical Yogyakarta family. On the outskirts of the city, experience true hospitality, traditions and culture of local village life by taking part in daily activities.

Trip Highlights

Family and Village Life in Jogja

Learn all about Javanese culture

Be immersed in Javanese culture from learning to speak the local language to exploring the nearby villages by bicycle.

Enjoy home cooked meals with the family

Help to  prepare traditional local dishes and enjoy meal time with the host family.

Take part in typical village activities

According to the season, take part in harvesting kombucha, fishing, or making accessories from stone beads or tapestry.

Itinerary

1

Arrival

Yogyakarta – Wedomartani (13Km): 35 minutes

This afternoon, be transferred to a suburb of Yogyakarta and be welcomed by a local family who will be the hosts!

Get to know a little about them while enjoying the special welcome drinks and snacks. After settling in, take a moment to get to know the home and village.

The Agung’s family lives in a village in the Wedomartan sub-district - 13 kilometres north of Yogyakarta. They’ve named their home ‘Rembati’ which means ‘Delicate Heart’. The home is  located close to ‘Pesantren’ a classic Islamic boarding school where the religion of Islam and Javanese culture is seen in everyday life. 

Return to the house and freshen up before dinner.

Dinner served at home.

Overnight in Yogyakarta.

2

Yogyakata

This morning, take part in a morning yoga session hosted by the wife, Nita. Held on the the bale/patio in the back garden, stretch and meditate for an hour before freshening up for breakfast together. 

After breakfast, join the daily morning routine in the house and choose to either learn about permaculture gardening or go fishing for fresh fish from the pond, which can be part of the lunch today.

Before noon, take a bicycle to explore the villages. Pedal through the paddy fields and a typical Javanese village. Stop at an ancient mosque built in 1724 and chit chat with the villagers if desired before continuing on the journey.

Lunch will be served at the house.

Following lunch, take a rest or join Nita on her hobbies of making accessories from the stone beads, macramé and tapestry or harvesting kombucha tea when the time for harvest comes.

When the sun is about to set, take a short walk around the village. Learn the local language, first from Agung and then practice how to greet in Javanese when passing by the neighbours.

Help to prepare tonight’s dinner before enjoying the meal together with the family at home.

Overnight in Yogyakarta.

3

Departure

This morning is the last chance to take a walk in the village.  If lucky, visit the neighbour who makes stuffed tofu in the morning and discover some of the favourite snacks at the local market.

Enjoy breakfast together and then bid farewell to the family and local village life experience. Be picked up by the guide and driver and transferred 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 possibility of daily 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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