Alternative Project, Good Leisure Program

What is Alternative Project?

GoodWater Company works in partnership with ‘Alternative Project’, founded by a Japanese lady, to explore global cultures and issues through close interaction with local citizens while collaborating on short-term projects to benefit local people in a fun and casual environment.

The program will impart participants with ‘global perspectives’ and fresh new ideas to improve the local communities in their home countries. Participants will also gain a sense of satisfaction from having helped people across the world and making new friends in the process.

The Program

Alternative Project invites you to see things beyond tourist attractions and learn more about various aspects in life such as environmental and social issues through unique activities. The theme Environment and Poverty shows participants solutions that resolve environmental challenges and overcome poverty in the society at the same time.

Moreover, participants will get the experience to explore the Indonesian culture by visiting Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, and the villages around. Participants may also join art activities that will heighten a sense of appreciation for local values and beliefs to see how people appreciate and develop art as one important aspect in life.

Day 1**

Upon arrival, meet & greet by our local representative and transfer to hotel. Free at own leisure to explore the Malioboro Street. The street is the centre of Yogyakarta’s largest tourist district surrounded with many hotels,restaurants, and shops nearby. Sidewalks on both sides of the street are crowded with small stalls selling a variety of goods. In the evening several open-air street side restaurants, called Lesehan, operate along the street. This is the street of the artists. Street musicians, painters, and other artists exhibit their creations on this road. Less obvious to the tourist, but more for the local population, side streets, lanes and structures that lead on to Malioboro are as important as the street itself. You will have yourself a whole good day!

Day 2 a.m.

Code River Walk

As the densest populated area in Yogyakarta City, the riverbank of Code River has to face environmental problems. The people there have adapted in less feasible condition. With this walk, we will learn how people strive to get better life while keeping their awareness regarding environmental sustainability.

Day 2 p.m.

Recycle or Reuse?

Sukunan Village is an Eco Village.  They have succeeded to improve their environment and economic condition by reusing waste and making it into something useful. Sukunan has been visited by a number of researchers and other village people who want to conduct research on wastes management. It became a pilot village combined Eco-tourism and educational recreation.  We will see what made this village different from others.

Day 3 a.m.

Visit Trash Bank

There’s a society-based program called: Trash Bank in some villages in Yogyakarta where there is no collecting garbage system by government. With this program, one family should sort their trash and deliver to the Trash Bank and get money depends on the amount of their trash. You will see how effective the program is to motivate people to keep their village clean.

Day 3 p.m.

Yogyakarta’s Art and Culture Charm 

Many types of art like dance, music, puppet and paintings are easily found in Yogyakarta. Some of these are traditional -crystallization of ancestor’s belief- and the other is contemporary, unconventional and improvisational.  We will try one of them and give you hands-on experience to feel the charm of Yogyakarta’s Art and Culture.

Day 4 a.m.

Discreet Side of Borobudur Temple

Beyond the popularity of Borobudur temple and great attention of international tourist, people who live in Borobudur area constantly maintain its original values by living simply according Javanese values. You will learn traditional way of life and see how local people spend their day.

Day 4 p.m.

Sunset in Borobudur Temple

Borobudur is the biggest Buddhist temple in the world. As one of the tourist destinations, this temple has already applied renewable energy as its power sources (solar panels). You will enjoy the majestic scenery as the sun sets.

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For land tour package (without flight ticket), the prices are:

Inna Garuda 4* Along Malloboro Street S$665.00 per pax S$890.00 per pax
Manohara Hotel Borodudur 4* Near Malloboro Street
Whiz Hotel Yogyakarta 2* Near Malloboro Street S$530.00 per pax S$620.00 per pax
Amaris Hotel Diponegora 2* Near Malloboro street

*Terms & Conditions

Confirmation must be made 2 weeks prior to tour start date for FINAL reservation.

Price will be the same for low season and high season, but all prices quoted subject to change without prior notices. Availabilities based on first come first serve basis.  The GoodWater Company reserves the right to change the price at any time.

For customized programmes, please contact us for a discussion.


**Day 1 is an option for you, if day 1 is not chosen, you will arrival Yogyakarta at ‘Day 2’ morning as a 3D2N trip. The price for the 3D2N trip is as below:

Inna Garuda 4* Along Malloboro Street S$885.00 per pax S$1,035.00 per pax
Manohara Hotel Borodudur 4* Near Malloboro Street
Whiz Hotel Yogyakarta 2* Near Malloboro Street S$785.00 per pax S$845.00 per pax
Amaris Hotel Diponegora 2* Near Malloboro street