Add dates

Yogyakarta Walking tours

Our most recommended Yogyakarta Walking tours

Yogyakarta: Night Walking and Street Food Tasting Tour

1. Yogyakarta: Night Walking and Street Food Tasting Tour

Discover the beauty of Yogyakarta by night, and visit sites that most tourists only see during the daytime. Zip thorugh the streets of Yogyakarta in the front of a "becak" and stop to try some delicious food and drinks. Take in some of the city's most important local landmarks as your guide shows you around. Stop to sample some of the best food in the city, whether that be random snacks in a market, some of the city’s best cuisine, or dessert. You certainly won’t go hungry, so there’s no need to eat beforehand! Try traditional games and enjoy fairground rides at Alun-Alun Kidul. Your trip will end for approxiamately 3 hour.

Borobudur Temple & Candirejo Village Private Guided Day Tour

2. Borobudur Temple & Candirejo Village Private Guided Day Tour

Be picked up from your accommodation in the morning in Yogyakarta and head to Borobudur Temple. Explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. Encounter 504 life-sized Buddha statues, each carved from a single stone. Discover seated Buddha statues beneath each bell-shaped spire. Admire its grandeur, beauty, and uniqueness. Explore the largest Buddhist temple in the world with your local guide who will explain more about the site. After visiting Borobudur, take a riding on a bike through the village nearby and witness traditional village life by joining the locals in their everyday activities, such as making cassava chips (Manihot Esculenta), learning to play the local music instrument of Gamelan, and strolling through local vegetable gardens. You can choose to experience the tour by a Horse-Cart or by bike. At the end of your tour you can finish your day wit a bite to eat and some delicious tea. You will end your day of exploration with a relaxing transfer back to your accommodation through your private driver.

1811-1949 Yogyakarta Historical Walking Tour

3. 1811-1949 Yogyakarta Historical Walking Tour

Explore Malioboro Street from north to south, and learn about its history for 2.5 hours, with an English-speaking guide who is an expert in Indonesian history, delivered in a relaxed, interactive, and neutral perspective. Malioboro street holds many historical stories, especially in 1811 when the British began to enter Indonesia, until 1949, when the Dutch ended in Indonesia. You will stop at a memorial stone called Tetengger. A boundary location for the withdrawal of Dutch troops from Yogyakarta, which was then the capital of Indonesia. Then shifted to the Grand Hotel De Djokdja, which is currently the Grand inna hotel. The hotel which was built during the Dutch East Indies government in 1908. Then head to Taman Joewana, a housing complex with old architecture, formerly a housing complex for Dutch East Indies officials. Walking south, we will head to the Kampong Ketandan, a place where Tan Jin Sing lives, he is the bridge man between Yogyakarta sultan, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono 3 and Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles in British era 1811. Then headed for Pasar Beringharjo, a market that the Sultan of Yogyakarta began building in 1925, commissioning Nederlansch Indisch Beton Maatschappij, a Dutch construction company at that time. Across from the market there is a Ngejaman monument, formerly called Stadsklok. The clock monument was erected as a gift from the Dutch people to the Dutch East Indies government which came to power again in Java in the early 19th century, having previously been controlled by the British government in 1811–1816. Then moving towards the Gedung Agung, this building began construction in 1824 which was initiated by Anthony Hendriks Smissaerat, a palace for the Dutch East Indies goverment, and is now one of Indonesia's 6 state palaces. Across from it, is the Vredeburg Fort, formerly called Rustenburg. This place was an administrative building, a soldier's dormitory, an armory, a logistics warehouse for the Dutch East Indies government. This place changed hands several times to British, Japan and the Republic of Indonesia after the general attack on March 1, 1949, And now it is a museum. The tour will end at the monument of Serangan Umum 1 Maret 1949.

Frequently asked questions about Yogyakarta

What top attractions are a must-see in Yogyakarta?

Other Sightseeing Options in Yogyakarta

Want to discover all there is to do in Yogyakarta? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Yogyakarta

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 19 reviews

We had a wonderful trip with Atok. The guided tour to Borobudur was great. Then atok brought us to the nearest village around Borobudur temple. We took horsecart riding, it was fun. We meet with the locals and interact with them, what an amazing experience. We definitely would recommend this tour to everyone!

Had an amazing time with our driver Dedhy! He made sure we had anything we needed at all times - Even took us to some extra places! Local guides at Borobudur and Prambanan were great too and the views were amazing! One in a lifetime tour, especially in low season with fewer tourists!

Very good trip to visiting Borobudur and Prambanan Temples. The guide was really friendly and very good to explain the history of these places. It was really funny day ! Do not hesistate to book, you will be not disapointed.

very friendly and resourceful tour guide. had a great experience even with the heavy rain

very knowledgeable tour guide! I also learned about local politics in the process