Yogyakarta: Malioboro Free Walking Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on May 10, 2021

Hello and Good Day! My name is Gagat, living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. I have been guiding since 2009. Since I was young, I have a great interest in hospitality industry. My experiences in this industry started with a post at a travel agency as their tour planner, then became an instructor at tourism school, guiding and leading a group tour. I also had a blessing when I worked for an international organization, that was an eye-opener for me. From my interactions with colleagues from all over the world, I learned a lot. Not only developed my English, but also gain a better understanding about respect and commitment. I like having ice coffee and chat over various topics. Above all, I love to share the beauty of my people and country with you. Ah ya... I am a train and plane spotter. So, if during our journey, I automatically look up to the sky when I hear the roaring engines, or waiting at the train crossing excitedly, please forgive me for that :) Let's live our dreams... one journey at a time

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Learning about the people, their culture and tradition, can be done easily by being amongst them with the right Guru. This tour is a good introduction to the city and it's culture, tradition and the heritage of Javanese, especially for those who just arrived in the city.

We will walk along the famous Malioboro area from north to the south. Along the way, we will pass some heritage buildings with stories of their own.

Some point of interests along our journey:
1. White Pal
2. Tugu Train Station
3. Chinese influence architectures
4. Governor's Office
5. Chinatown
6. Central Market
7. Vredeburg Fort
8. Presidential Palace
9. Ground Zero of Yogyakarta City
10. North Square (Alun-alun Utara)

Beside those, we will also make some stops so you can enjoy local food and drink, among others are: kopi joss (coffee with burning charcoal), bakpia (sweet pies), lunpia (spring rolls), and jamu (herbal drink). Please come with empty stomach :)

Please note that this tour is one-way route from the north to the south. If you are taking motorcycle or scooter and park near the Tugu Monument, you will need to find your own way to go back there.

Please also kindly note that this tour runs with a minimum of 4 participants. If by two hours before the tour starts the minimum number of the participants has not been reached, it is with regret that the tour will be cancelled. Thank you for your kind understanding.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.2a, Gowongan, K...
    Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.2a, Gowongan, Kec. Jetis, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55233, Indonesia
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    I will be at the south-east corner of the intersection by the replica of Tugu Golong Gilig

  • 1
    Outside visit

    this is the tour starting point, where I will welcome you and share the basic information of the city and it's cosmological axis that is now a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

  • 2
    Outside visit
    kopi joss

    let's try our famous kopi joss (the charcoal coffee)

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Malioboro Yogyakarta

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Andrea 12 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Excelente tour! La pasamos super, comimos cosas locales y tuvimos explicaciones de la zona, lo recomiendo 100%
Ingrid 06 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Gagat was friendly and took care of us including buying us street food. Thank you Gagat for sharing information about Jajia.
Arnold 02 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The guid was very goog. He gold us a Lot of thearea but also the little things. What he also did, is tasting the special local food on several places. It was for us a total pleseant surprise.
Firoz 01 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very well guided tour Explained in depth the famous buildings of Malioboro area...very learned and intelligent philosophical aspects of this historical area He went out of his way and took us to many specialty food and drink places and even paid for all the items He also helped me book a local car and driver for our Borobudur temple visit Will be happy to give his name to friends for regular tour guide for the day when needed
martina 30 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Esperienza bellissima, molto tipica! Assolutamente consigliato!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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