The trip starts by flying into Bali, with a one night stop in Legian. The next day we fly into famous Yogyakarta for two nights – the city of magnificent temples and unending cultural attractions, with day trips…. We are staying in an area called Malioboro in Yogyakarta which has lots of night markets, shops and street stalls within a short walk from the hotel.
We then move onto Surakarta where the fun begins. Making 50 metres of your own batik fabric – you can break this down to 5m lots. You will be choosing colours and tjaps (stamps for making batik) to make up your own range and working alongside the staff in a batik factory.
We have 4 nights in Surakarta and the hotel is in one of the larger shopping precincts in the city. Apart from making our Batik, we will be visiting a Tjap maker, famous batik lane, antique market to buy tjaps and batik factories where you can purchase batik at cheap prices.
After our intensive 4 days in Surakarta, we will be heading to a lovely country town in the mountains for 2 nights (spending one day enjoying the sights and a bit of down time). On day 10 we fly back to Bali and head by bus back to Candidasa. The next 4 nights will be spent there and you’ll have time to chill out after a huge 10 days travelling.