Last Minute Booking: If you want to do the Batik Workshop tomorrow and it’s after 3 pm we can’t help. Please make other travel arrangements or you can book for the following day.

Sorry to scare you like that…

That message was just for people booking last minute 🙂 What I meant to say is, thanks for ordering through Discover Your Indonesia. Your email is flying through cyberspace and will arrive in our inbox shortly. We’ve sent you an automated response about our community cycle tour. By the time you’ve finished reading this it will be in your inbox.

Sometimes the automated email we send you will look a bit funny. If that happened to you we’re sorry. It’s an issue with the auto-responder. Our computer technician explained the problem, but our eyes glazed over. Then he told us it was the electronic fairies. This makes sense. We’re working on removing them from our computers.

Here’s what’s going to happen next:

Within the next 12 hours (our average response time on weekdays is within 2 hours) one of our team will send you an email confirming the tour. To do this we need these three things, which we already asked from you:

  1. The name of your hotel.
  2. The day you want to do the batik workshop.
  3. The number of participants.

If you haven’t given us this information already it’s ok.

You can send us a follow up email with the missing details by just clicking on the link here. We have some hotel suggestions further down if you want them. Just in case you missed it you can find the price for the tour in the table below.

Number Of People Cost Of Batik Workshop Cost of Batik Workshop + Bicycle Tour
1 Rp 300,000  Rp 500,000*
2 Rp 500,000 Rp 900,000
3** Rp 600,000 Rp 1,200,000
4 Rp 850,000 Rp 1,650,000
5 Rp 1,100,000 Rp 2,100,000
6*** Rp 1,200,000 Rp 2,400,000

Price for bicycle tour is Rp 200,000 when booked with batik workshop. Usual Price Rp 250,000.    ** Rp 150,000 provided to cover taxi fees.    *** Rp 300,000 provided to cover taxi fees.

Once we’ve answered your questions we will provide you with the contact details for the tour guide. If you have up to two participants in your group we will give you the pickup time. If your group has 3 or more participants we will give you the address for the meeting point that you can give to the taxi driver. You can make the payment to the person who will lead the batik workshop when you see him.

Super simple.

Before I get into some of the most frequently asked questions (did you know FAQ stands for Foire Aux Questions in French. Now you do) I’d like to share some useful resources with you.

Important Things You'll Want to Know

Best Part Of the city: The South without a doubt. This is where the nice cafes, delicious restaurants and art scene is. I’d recommend it over every other part of the city.

Best Hotels: To help you choose where to stay I shortlisted my three favourite hotels in Yogya. For budget travel try Kampoeng Djawa. If you like a bit of luxury try Greenhost Boutique Hotel. And finally for luxury travel I recommend The Phoenix Hotel. I’ll give you the link again later, so stick with me until the end.

Best Restaurants: There’s a lot of great places in Yogya for food. If you want Indonesian food try the street stalls. Try Gudeg Pawon (horrible queues, but delicious food), Gudeg Permata and Warung Handayani (Alkid). For European food visit Mediterranea and Nanamia Pizzeria. All these places are around the South.

Ok. That’s the friendly advice sorted. So let’s cover the Foire Aux Questions quickly 😉 These are the most common questions we receive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have a talent for art to do the workshop: No. The batik workshop is just a fun chance to learn about batik production. Then you can make your own.

What happens in the workshop: First your instructor will show you how batik is created. Then he’ll give you the materials, the fabric etc. and you get to make your own designs.

And do I get to keep the design: Yes. You can take your batik home with you at the end of the class.

When should I pay: You can pay the instructor when you meet him on the day of the tour.

So the tour… What time do we get picked up: You can do the workshop any time during the day.

How do I get picked up: If there are just two of you we will either pick you up by motorcycle or we will offer a reduction of Rp 100,000 towards the cost of the taxi. For 3 or more participants we offer a reduction of Rp 150,000 per vehicle to cover transport costs.

And if we want to do the bicycle tour as well: There are two start times. If you do the sunrise bicycle tour you’ll  be picked up at 6 am and do the batik workshop afterwards. If you want to do the bicycle tour in the afternoon you start the workshop around 11 am.

And what will the weather be like: From October to January it’s raining season. In the wet season it normally rains in the morning and is dry in the afternoon. If you want to know the weather for your travel date we suggest you Google “Weather+Yogya+Your Travel Date”. That’s what we always do.

But what happens if it’s raining: We hope it’s a nice day for your tour, but we can’t control the weather (we tried, but it started raining heavily in Brazil and so now we’re banned). You should be fine though as it almost never rains in the morning.

Anything else I should know: Think that’s it. If you have any more questions just let us know.

I hope we’ve managed to answer your questions about our Community Batik Workshop. We’ll be sending you that confirmation email soon so keep an eye out for it in your inbox.

My 3 Favorite Hotels In Yogya Just as Promised 😉

Best Hotels: If you haven’t booked your hotel yet I recommend you check out my three favourite hotels in Yogya (I think you’ll like them). For budget travel try Kampoeng Djawa. If you want a good mid-range hotel try Greenhost Boutique Hotel. And finally for luxury travel I recommend The Phoenix Hotel.  Hope that helps 🙂

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