[su_note]Last Minute Booking: If you are ordering a tour for tomorrow morning and it is after 3 pm we can’t help. Please make other travel arrangements! I’m sure you will find someone to take you.[/su_note]
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. 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:
- The name of your hotel.
- Your travel date.
- 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.
If everything is correct we’ll forward your order, with you cc’d, to our local agent on the ground. I feel like I’m introducing you to an old friend. My first travel partnership was with this company and even after all this time I’m still friends with the owner. He’s like a brother to me. The company is reliable and they offer a good service to some of Yogya’s tourist highlights for a competitive price.
When they reply they will update you on the pickup time, where you will be picked up and everything else you need to know. 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.
[su_box title=”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.[/su_box]
Ok. That’s the friendly advice sorted. So let’s cover the Foire Aux Questions quickly 😉 I’m going to highlight this section in yellow. These are the most common questions we receive.
Frequently Asked Questions
[su_note]How do I pay for the tour: You pay the driver on the day of the tour after you’ve been picked up. Payment should be made in cash in Rupiah.[/su_note]
[su_note]What’s included in the tour: The only thing included in the Borobudur Setumbu Hill tour is the transport. The cost for a shared Borobudur and Prambanan ticket is USD 32. Transport and the Borobudur ticket are included in the cost of the Manohara Borobudur tour. The cost of a single Prambanan ticket is USD 18 for adults and USD 9 for students and children. Payment can be made in Rupiah.[/su_note]
[su_note]So a guide’s not included: No. A guide is not included in the tour. There are official guides that you can hire at both Borobudur and Prambanan temples.[/su_note]
[su_note]You mentioned a pickup area: We have a pickup area for the shared tours. The pickup area covers most hotels within the Yogyakarta ring road. We don’t really cover hotels in the North of Yogyakarta or hotels close to the airport. We will let you know if your hotel is outside of the pickup area.[/su_note]
[su_note]Give me some examples of hotels outside the pickup area: If your hotel is near Eastparc or Sheraton it is probably outside of the pickup zone. We’ll update you about the nearest pickup point.[/su_note]
[su_note]Oh. I’m staying outside the pickup area: If you’re hotel is outside of the pickup area you will need to take a taxi or walk to the nearest pickup point. This is going to be a hassle. We get it, but because this is a shared tour we need some rules about where we can pick people up otherwise everyone will miss the sunrise.[/su_note]
[su_note]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.[/su_note]
[su_note]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). If you are taking a morning tour and you want to cancel due to the weather, please contact us the day before the tour by 5pm at the latest.[/su_note]
[su_note]Ok. Let’s be positive. You mentioned breakfast: For the sunrise tours you can order breakfast. The breakfast costs Rp 30,000. You get Toast and jam + fruit platter + coffee/ tea or a pancake + fruit platter + coffee/ tea. It’s good value for money. We recommend it.[/su_note]
That’s it. I hope we’ve managed to answer your questions about the tour. We’ll be sending you that confirmation email soon so keep an eye out for it in your inbox.
[su_box title=”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 :)[/su_box]