3 Day 2 Night

Cultural & Local Life

Palace Myth: The Imaginary Line Of Yogyakarta

As the city of heritage, Yogyakarta possesses abundant charms. This is a city where centuries old traditions and modernization work together in a perfect harmony. This time we invite you to reveal the philosophy behind myths of the imaginary line that connected the Southern Ocean, the palace (Kraton Yogyakarta), Tugu and lastly Mount Merapi on north-south axis. We are about to bring you a unique experience that you have never encountered before. Accompanied with a seasoned Javanese philosopher, we give you nothing but a complete story of each place you are going to visit.

Tour Highlights

  • Embrace wisdoms of nature at Mount Merapi
  • Experience a thrilling adventure in Merapi Lava tour
  • Walk through some iconic sites of Yogyakarta Sultanate's palace
  • Witness a mesmerizing sunset view at Parangtritis Beach
  • A Javanese philosophy comes along with you to explain in depth about the Javanese myths
  • Stay in the peaceful resort away from the hustle and bustle city

Itinerary Preview

Welcome to Yogyakarta! Our representative will pick you up in the airport/train station and take you directly to the Mount Merapi in Sleman Regency since the hunt for legends should be started from the north. Merapi, literally “mountain of fire”, is an active stratovolcano located on the border between the province of Central Java and Yogyakarta City. Villagers believe there is a palace lies underneath Merapi, a spiritual counterpart to the Yogyakarta Sultanate, Therefore, the villagers hold a annual ceremonies and bring offerings to appease the spirits. In order to bring peace between the two realms, spirit's and human's.

Afterwards, you will experience Merapi Lava tour and we suggest you to bring hat, sunglass, comfortable shoes suitable for the track. Mount Merapi, which has erupted regularly since 1548, is known as the most active volcano in Indonesia. Lava tour offers a memorable adventure in wide range area of Mount Merapi. You will be driven off-road by experienced jeep driver to witness heart-wrenching evidences from the lates eruption in 2010 in some locations. This journey is going to be the most thrilling experience imaginable.

Overnight at the Adhistana Hotel (Superior Room – Mid Floor)
In the morning, we will go south by following the imaginary line to the core of cultures and traditions. The route allows us to see Tugu Monument, a popular landmark in Yogyakarta as well as a symbol of the city.

Only 2 kilometers south within the ground of Keraton, embedded with combination of Javanese and Portuguese architecture, glorious of the earliest era of Yogyakarta Sultanate is depicted in the layouts of Taman Sari Water Castle. Based on rumors, there is a secret tunnel in this area, connecting the palace with the South Sea (refers to The Indian Ocean) where Nyai Roro Kidul rules the spritual realm of deities and demons.

Next, you will visit Kereta Kencana Museum where you can see collections of carts, owned by the palace. Some of the carts are believed as sacred heirlooms, hence the palace regularly performs ritual ceremony to purity them.

You will visit Kraton Yogyakarta, the palace from where those myths were begun. Kraton Yogyakarta is the central of the imaginary line connecting Prangtritis Beach in the south with Mount Merapi in the north. Here, not only you will get a chance to observe well-preserved Javanese culture from the displays of royal heirlooms and artifacts, but you will also enjoy live cultural performances and watch the daily activity of the courtiers.

Still inside wall of Kraton Yogyakarta, you will enjoy cuisines of royalty for lunch in Bale Raos. In the late afternoon, we are heading to east to Parangtritis Beach. Parangtritis is a popular beach on the southern coast of Java, which is about 30 km south of the city of Yogyakarta. The legend mentions the Queen of Southern Ocean (Nyai Roro Kidul) as the protector and spiritual consort of the kings of Mataram Sultanate. Because of her supernatural power, the land is safe from the fierce waves of Indian Ocean. The myths will last forever as well as the recollection of mesmerizing sunset at the horizon's edge.

Overnight at the Adhistana Hotel (Superior Room – Mid Floor)
On the last day, you can walk around and enjoy the ambience can only be found in Yogyakarta. There are numerous monumental buildings all around the city. There are massive several gallery arts where you can find paintings and batik. There are distinctive silver arts and handicrafts that can be found in the historic neighborhood Kotagede. Spending some time in those incredible sites and galleries will bring joy to your last day in the city. You can also spend the day based on your own arrangement.

This will be the end of your program, you'll be transferred back to Adisucipto International Airport for your flight back home.


Price Details

Price per person based on double / twin-sharing in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR):
palace myth


  • Accommodation including breakfast (double / twin-sharing)
  • Transportation by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Meals (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
  • Jeep Merapi Lava Tour
  • Local tour guide
  Not Included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Early check in/ late check-out.
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional

Terms & Conditions

  • Package rates are quoted net & non-commissionable.
  • Hotel standard check-in time is at 1400 hours and check-out time is at 1200 hours. For request any early check-in or late check-out will be subject to room availability.
  • All services / accommodations are subject to availability upon confirmation.
  • Brother and Travelhood reserves the right to change prices in event the fuel prices change.