Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Custom Tour Driver Team

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Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Tour Driver Team was out of my first plan actually. I had planned to make a travel blog as guidance for traveler in Yogyakarta (Jogja). But, along the way i found so many traveler asked about car rental and requested speak english driver. So, the Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Tour Driver Team was started by me = Roni ‘Kunz’ Kuncoro, my elder brother Wahyu ‘Alex’ Kuncoro and my neighbor Krisna ‘Kris’. Along the time we shared our knowledge and shared the tips how to serve our customer better and better.

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After time by time, the Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Tour Driver Team growing and growing which is mean we can not handle all the guests by our small team, then I decided to add more driver and training the new driver with our standard services. Also i focus on accepting order from Whatsapp and email. I help our customer to make their itinerary. So, it will be effective and efficient trip, not rush and tiring trip for our guest and the driver as well.

YOGYA-BACKPACKER (YBP) STANDARD SERVICES:

In order to fulfill customer satisfaction, here our rules that must be fulfilled by all (YBP) drivers for safety and comfort reason:

  1. No calling or texting when driving.
  2. No smoking when driving.
  3. No lifting up price of the entrance fee
  4. No drop off at Souvenirs shop, except requested by the customer
  5. No taking pictures of the customer, except they don’t mind.
  6. Not remove the destination from the itinerary, except the actual condition not permitted
  7. Prohibited drunk while on duty, even when our customer invite him to join
  8. Not join in one table with the customer while eating, except requested by the customer
  9. No driving in the high speed, except permitted by the customer for catching sunrise/sunset

I am known to be very strict to these rules. Some of driver got warning letter and some of them i fired them already. These rules must be applied in order to achieve international safety standard & international standard driving manners.

You can see our customer feedback on the driver’s profile. Here the ultimate driver in “Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Driver Team”:

1. WAHYU “ALEX” KUNCORO.

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Born: 1977
Education: Law faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Excellent
  • Time management: Excellent (Always on time)
  • Response: Excellent (Quick)
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Cheerful, knowledgeable, honest, smart –> brilliant πŸ˜‰

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

2. KRISNA “KRIS”.

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Born: 1994
Education: Tourism faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Very good
  • Spoke english: Excellent
  • Time management: Very good
  • Response: Excellent
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Cheerful, very kind, humble, polite, helpful πŸ™‚

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

3. HERU SUTOPO.

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Born: 1974
Education: Tourism faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Excellent
  • Time management: Excellent
  • Response: Excellent (Quick)
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Very friendly, humble, polite, helpful, flexible, patient, responsible πŸ™‚

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

4. YULIANTO “YULI”.

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Born: 1980
Education: Economic faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Excellent
  • Time management: Excellent
  • Response: Excellent
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Cheerful, very kind, humble, polite, helpful, super funny πŸ˜‰

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

5. ISKANDAR “IS”.

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Born: 1979
Education: Tourism academic
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Excellent
  • Time management: Excellent
  • Response: Excellent
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Cheerful, very kind, humble, polite, helpful, funny πŸ˜‰

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

6. PURNOMO “NOMOX” 

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Born: 19
Education: ? faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Excellent
  • Time management: Excellent
  • Response: Excellent (Quick)
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Very friendly, humble, polite, helpful, flexible, patient, responsible πŸ™‚

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

7. JAYA

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Born: 19
Education: ? faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Very good
  • Time management: Excellent
  • Response: Excellent (Quick)
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Very friendly, chatty, humble, polite, helpful, flexible, patient, πŸ™‚

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

8. DEDY “DODIT” TAUFIQ.

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Born: 19
Education: ? faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Excellent
  • Time management: Excellent
  • Response: Excellent
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Cheerful, kind, humble, polite, helpful, πŸ˜‰

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

9. ZIKRULLAH “IRUL”.

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Born: 19
Education: ? faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Very good
  • Time management: Excellent
  • Response: Excellent (Quick)
  • Manners: Excellent (Good attitudes)
  • Character: Very kind, helpful, humble, polite, knowledgeable πŸ™‚

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here...

10. DEDY.

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Born: 19
Education: ? faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Very good
  • Time management: Very good
  • Response: Excellent
  • Manners: Very good
  • Character: Very funny, helpful, humble, polite, friendly, enthusiast, responsible πŸ™‚

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

11. PRIE.

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Born: 19
Education: ? faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Poor
  • Time management: Very good
  • Response: Excellent
  • Manners: Very good
  • Character: Very funny, helpful, humble, polite, friendly, enthusiast, responsible πŸ™‚

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

12. IQBAL “ABENK”.

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Born: 1994
Education: Engineering faculty
Customer review:

  • Driving skills: Excellent
  • Spoke english: Poor
  • Time management: Very good
  • Response: Excellent
  • Manners: Very good
  • Character: Very funny, helpful, humble, polite, friendly, enthusiast, responsible πŸ™‚

See more his pictures, profile and feedback from our customer here

Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Driver Team priorities to provide services beyond your expectation. Providing pleasure trip, international safety standard and hospitality to our customers. It is our honor to provide you happy tours and unforgettable memories in Yogyakarta. We are focus on the customer satisfaction from the beginning of the reservation, during the trip until the end.

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*) You will see this logo on the uniform or t-shirt of our drivers.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ):
HOW MUCH THE TOUR PRICE?

THE TOUR COST:
IDR 550K-600K per car per day.

*) Our price around IDR 550K-600K per day per car, not per person price. The price is for Yogyakarta city tour and around.

**) If the destination is far on the distance, the price could be different. It depend on the location elevation, kilometer and the total hours, not per hour charges. For example: Dieng plateau tour, Sukuh temple tour and custom tour.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

DURATION OF THE TOUR:
8-12 hours.

*) Normally it will take 8-12 hours. But, on the some situation maximum tours period is 14 hours trip a day (daily tours). We prefer avoid 14 hours trip since it’s tiring for the driver. Otherwise, you can give a tips to the driver for the overtime as the compensation.

WHAT IS THE INCLUSION & EXCLUSION?

INCLUDE:

  • Car
  • Petrol (Gasoline)
  • Spoke english driver
  • Pick up & drop off hotel
  • Car parking fee

EXCLUDE:

  • Entrance fee
  • Meals
  • Water/Drink
  • Hotel
WHAT IS THE TYPE OF THE CAR?

MULTI PURPOSE VEHICLE (MPV) / MINIVAN:
Toyota Avanza

*) The car can be fit for 7 person, but for comfort reason maximum is 5 person.

Toyota Avanza

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MULTI PURPOSE VEHICLE (MPV) / MINIVAN:
Toyota Innova

*) The car can be fit for 7 person. The price is IDR 750K per 12 hours.

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VAN (MICRO BUS):
Toyota Hiace

*) For big group we use Toyota Hiace that can be fit for 14 person. The price is IDR 1200K per 12 hours.

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WHAT IS THE OFFER?

TOUR PACKAGE:

  • Heritage Tour (Borobudur sunrise, optional destination, Prambanan sunset)
  • Adrenaline Tour (Jomblang cave, optional destination)
  • Custom Tour

1. HERITAGE TOUR:
Borobudur sunrise, Merapi Jeep Lava Tour, Prambanan sunset

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OTHER OPTION OF HERITAGE TOUR:
Borobudur sunrise, Sultan palace, Tamansari (Water castle), Prambanan sunset

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*) The first package, Heritage Tour available to combine with adrenaline tour such as Merapi Jeep Lava Tour. Also it can be combined with cultural tour as well e.g. Sultan palace & Tamansari (Water castle).

2. ADRENALINE TOUR:
Jomblang cave, Ratu Boko

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OTHER OPTION OF ADRENALINE TOUR:
Jomblang cave, Kotagede Silver Craft

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*) The second package, Adrenaline Tour available to combine with heritage tour such as Ratu Boko. Also it can be combined with cultural tour as well e.g. Kotagede silver craft.

3. CUSTOM TOUR:
You can combine with the destination nearby or on the way destination . Here some sample of the Custom tour:

(Mangunan fruit garden sunrise, Jomblang cave & Timang beach):

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(Borobudur temple, Elo or Progo rafting):

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(Tamansari (Water castle), Gumuk Pasir sandboarding, Parangtritis beach, Parangendog sunset):

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For more option of custom tour you can check or copy it from our schedule:

Schedule Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Tours 2016.

Schedule Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Tours 2017.

Schedule Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Tours 2018.

HOW IS THE ITINERARY?

TOUR ITINERARY:

1. HERITAGE TOUR:
(Borobudur sunrise, Merapi Jeep Lava Tour, Prambanan sunset):

03.30 am  – Pick up from the hotel (Yogyakarta) and go to Borobudur area
04.20 am  – Borobudur Sunrise Tour and explore the Borobudur temple
07.30 am  – Enjoy light meal breakfast, coffee / tea
08.00 am  – Visit Pawon temple, Luwak coffee and  Mendut temple (inclusive)
09.30 am  – Breakfast + relax
10.30 am  – Go to Merapi Lava Tour area
11.30 am –  Merapi Jeep activity
01.00 pm  – Lunch + relax
02.30 pm  – Go to Prambanan temple
03.30 pm  – Explore the Prambanan temple and Sewu temple
05.20 pm  – Watch the Prambanan sunset
06.00 pm  – Return back to your hotel
06.30 pm  – Drop you to your hotel

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2. ADRENALINE TOUR:
(Jomblang cave, Kotagede silver carft):

07.00 am  – Pick up from the hotel (Yogyakarta) and go to Jomblang cave
07.30 am  – Short stop at 7 Eleven shop and enjoy light meal breakfast, coffee / tea
07.45 am  – Continue to Jomblang cave
08.15 am  – Register, pay the entrance fee and take the queue number for Jomblang caving
09.00 am  – Welcome drink (coffee / tea), Choose your boots & helmet, Safety talk
10.00 am  – Start rappelling down into the bottom of the Jomblang cave
11.30 am  – Watch the ancient forest, Underground river and the Heaven light
12.30 pm  – Start climb up the cave, clean up, change the dress and have a free lunch
01.30 pm  – Go to Kotagede silver craft
02.30 pm  – Watch the silver making process and the gallery
04.00 pm  – Return back to your hotel
04.30 pm  – Drop you to your hotel

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3. CUSTOM TOUR:

This itinerary depend on your destination list.

NOTES:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

*) Our price around IDR 550K-600K per car per day, not per person price. The car is Toyota Avanza that can be fit for 7 person, but for comfort reason maximum is 5 person. The price include: rent car cost, petrol (gasoline), spoke english driver, parking fee, pick up & drop off hotel. Exclude: entrance fee, meals & water. Maximum tours period is 14 hours trip a day (daily tours).

**) The payment should be paid after the daily tour. Just give the payment to our driver.

***) No down payment (deposit) needed. If you insist to pay a deposit or online payment method, then you can pay through Paypal.

HOW TO CONTACT OR BOOK?

CONTACT US:
Whatsapp number: +628122770029
Email: [email protected]

*) If you have your own destination list and would like to make your custom itinerary with our tours, we can arrange and give you advice where or which palace should be combined. It will be feasible to do for one day tour. So, it will be effective & efficient trip, not tiring and rush tours.

**) For easy contact or any question or need advice or last minutes order, you can text me via Whatsapp to my number or through my email above. I will make sure you will get reply soon. Moreover, i guarantee the Yogya-Backpacker (YBP) Driver Team will provide you happy tours and unforgettable memories in Yogyakarta.

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