Yogyakarta: Malioboro Street Free Walking Tour

Duration: 1h and 30min
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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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Learning about the people, their culture and tradition, can be done easily by being amongst them with the right Guru.

In this free tour, I will introduce to you the culture, tradition, heritage of Javanese (Yogyakartans) people by going along the north-south main street of Yogyakarta.
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
5. Chinese influence architectures
6. Governor's Office
7. Chinatown
8. Central Market
9. Vredeburg Fort
10. Presidential Palace
11. Ground Zero of Yogyakarta City

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

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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

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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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Gaurav 24 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Gagat was great, all what I expect from a free tour, some local info, some personal stories related to the place, some historical info, humor, and get to try a lot of local food and drinks that otherwise I would not. Beside all this I kept asking questions and he answered all of them with kindness and patience. Totally recommend it.
MARK 22 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
He did a good job of explaining the history and politics of Yogyakarta and is quite jovial.
László 16 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Was a great experience a lot of information we have tried also local snacks. Feel free to ask questions. Unfortunately our trip didn't go until the end as there was heavy rain. I very much encourage everyone to take this tour as you can get information also for other activities in Yogyakarta. Thanks Gagat for a great afternoon/evening.
Anne-Sophie 02 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Great Time with Gagat! He showed us details in the street (like the trees, the lamps, the houses) and explained a lot about the history of Yogyakarta. Through his explications a total new side of the city appeared to us ! Also he showed us many different dishes and drinks, typical from Java, he paid attention to our eating habitudes, because half of the group was vegetarian, we discovered so tasty vegetarian food ! The tour took 3h and Gagat was always looking after us and arranging things without that we could notice (like ordering food). Very special evening, it was amazing to stay with a local and to learn from him. Thank you !
Elena 01 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
El tour con Gaga ha sido mucho mejor de lo que esperabamos. Ademas del recorrido y toda la informacion y datos interesantes que nos ha ido contando, me encanto que nos ofreciera la opcion de descubrir comidas y bebidas tipicas de Yogyakarta. Respondio a todas nuestras dudas y se nos hizo super ameno.
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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