Candirejo Village Life

Delve into Javanese life with an immersive Candirejo village tour. Spend a day like a local, traveling by horse cart to observe daily activities and explore timeless customs. Learn to play traditional music and prepare lunch with a local chef, getting an insider’s perspective of Indonesian authentic culture.


This morning leave the bustling streets of Yogyakarta behind for this Candirejo village tour to experience the charming rural atmosphere of Java’s countryside. Get an introduction to village life with a ride in a dokar, a local horse cart. Enjoy the passing scenes of daily life while slowly traveling on small lanes. Stop often for photos and to mingle with the locals. Take a peek inside a traditional house and see, up close, typical activities such as making cassava crackers or harvesting seasonal crops. There may even be a chance to learn to play the gamelan, a unique Indonesian instrument.


  • -Transportation with driver by private air conditioned vehicle with water provided in the car.
  • Service of English speaking local guide.
  • All entrance fees and activities as mentioned.
  • Meals as specified (L for Lunch).

While exploring the village, stop to buy vegetables, herbs and other ingredients. Then join a chef in a local kitchen for a fun hands on cooking class. The guide and chef will share useful insights on Java’s typical cuisine and the role of food in the local culture. Join them to prepare a selection of dishes, using traditional techniques and family recipes. Then sit down to enjoy the freshly cooked lunch. Following this insightful Candirejo village tour, it is time to bid farewell to the locals and return to Yogyakarta.