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DeJongAsia – Yogyakarta Driver / Yogyakarta Tour


  1. We spend four great days with Frans discovering Yogya surrounding and Dieng plateau. I have been travelling around Indonesia since 1995 and he was the best driver I have ever had. This time I was in Indonesia with my doughter and couple of friends and I wated to show them the best of Java island and thanks Frans I could.
    Thank you Frans.

  2. We are going to Yogjakarta in september for the first time, still 2 weeks to go. Untill know we received very nice emails from Frans. He is very helpfull in making a nice programm just as we wish! Looking very forward.

  3. I went to Jogja with Frans as our guide. Great guide. He brought us to places as we requested according to our convenience. Offered us a lot of local food choices to try. Definitely recommend to anyone who is going Jogja to sign up for his tour package.

  4. We just cam back form 23 day Indonesia, we were there for the first time. We had a wounderful holiday, thanks to our driver Frans! A great driver. . We never met such a nice and polite man ! He is not the kind of driver you will find at any corner of the street…shouting transport transport, taxi taxi…of course all these people, with all our respect, need to earn their living…..some of them charge incredible high prices. He gives lots of quality.
    Frans will never charge more then the ‘normal’ prices and will show you lots of interesting places. We saw also places were the locals are coming and no tourist. He speakes very well English because he studied in Australia!

    He went with also 3 days with us to Semarang where we visited the erevelden. He didn’t now where they were but he find out for us. Het took us to good and clean restaurants and the best loempia from Semarang, perhaps Java.

    He gives you a good itenary!

    He has free wifi in the car!

    We planned several days with him and he was always on time to pick us up at the hotel or any other place we wanted him to.

    You will not regret if you ask him as a driver!!
    If you have any questions you can mail

  5. We hired Frans for several days last november .
    He is a kind , honest , reliable person who drives safely . Speaks perfect english . Quick reply with email .
    Thinks with you to customise your tour to enjoy your holiday to the fullest .
    Always exact on time and whatever you ask ,he will try to fulfill your wishes .
    Brings you to the real Jogja : name it – good inexpensive local restaurants , spas , etc. -
    Can highly recommend his services .

    Thank you , Frans from the bottom of our heart ( G & MLM )

    When we visit Jogja again , will defintely contact you .

  6. We have just returned from a 3 -week vacation in Indonesia. We hired de Jong Asia tours for 12 days and we had a marvelous time! We felt very “senang” and all our wishes came through. We visited many places and villages, we really had a private tour. We planned it together with Frans, exactly the way we wanted and he gave very good advise for places we had to visit! We only choose for Java and Bali.
    We did a bit of island hopping, beginning with Yogyakarta in Java, continuing on to Tana Toraja and Sengkang in Sulawesi, and ending in Ubud and Sanur in Bali. Frans is eager to establish himself as someone who goes above and beyond the usual routine tourism .He always thinks on behalf of the guest! His driving was very quiet and we felt very safe!
    We visited the traditional Yogya-area sites but that we also wanted to veer off of the usual beaten (read “touristy”) track, both in sightseeing and in experiencing the culinary delights of Yogyakarta. We visited also traditional Indonesian Warungs (restaurants) where there were no tourist and we were among Indonesian People.
    We visited several interesting places in yogyakarta, the Borobudur, the Elephants at Borobudur, Prambanan and the ballet at Prambanam.Semarang, Surabaya, Malang. Frans is a true professional with the primary aim of pleasing his clients. He went out of his way to ensure our comfort and cater to our needs (and our whims). His car is very comfortable, roomy and comfortable, with air conditioning, complimentary water bottles, portable Wi-Fi, and, I found out when I forgot to charge the telephone battery one day he had, a portable camera- and mobile phone-charging unit.
    Because we didn’t want to use the hotel restaurant we had to walk 15 minutes to the mainstreet. Frans gave us 2 flashlight so we could see in the dark. He also gave his Mobile Phone, in case of emergency. We were very lucky that we find Frans Henry of De Jong Asia Holidays. He speakes very well English, really, his English is impeccable and he is an intelligent, educated, warm and overall wonderful person who went out of his way to ensure that we experienced Yogyakarta and environs in exactly the way we requested. He let us time we when need it for a rest or swim in the Hotel.
    He also new the best landry and cheep and good shops where we good bye our souvenirs. We can highly recommend The Jong Asia Tours. You see more from Java and you want regret it!

  7. Frans professionally provided us the itinerary that we requested and responded fast upon any email inquiries.
    His colleague did a really great job in driving us from Surabaya to Mount Bromo and finally back to Yogyarkarta in a 4 days trip. Apart from that, Frans found us a professional tour guide as requested.
    We really had a great tour with De Jong Asia and highly recommended for anyone who is interested in going to Yogyarkarta in the future.
    Thank you so much for giving us a memorable trip in Java.

  8. While we are waiting for Frans to come and pick us up from our hotel in Borobudur and take us to Yogya airport it seems fitting to join the very positive reviews on his services and personality! It is all true and we highly recommend anyone interested in finding out about Indonesia and its people to hire him. His most distinguishing asset is that having lived in Australia for some four years he understands what western visitors may be interested in “experiencing” while touring Indonesia, Whether that be temples, food, natural landscapes and of course markets, he can deliver these “experiences” in a very gentlemanly and patient fashion.

  9. Me and my family like to thank De Jong Asia Holidays especially Frans who was our driver for the good and quality service provided during our 4 days tripped to Jogja in March 2014. Frans not only brought us to places according to our itineraries and convenience but also went the extra miles in bringing us to places in order just for us to get the items we looking for. Frans will always be on time during pick up for our outing. Me and family was supposed to be allocated with Suzuki APV or Toyota Avanza vehicle for our package but instead we were surprised when Frans using Nissan Evilia for our package without additional charges. With Frans good local knowledge, he able to recommend us places to find good and nice food to try and also places to shop with good deals and places in which mostly the local frequent with no tourist. Frans also shared with us information during our stay which will not be available from website. Frans is an honest and trustworthy person different from a typical Tour Operator whom usually bring tourists to places where they able to earn commission from. Frans also able to understand and meet the expectation of his clients rather then taking advantage. Will definitely recommend DeJong Asia Holidays especially Frans to others who intend to visit Jogja.

  10. My husband and I just visited Yogyakarta two weekends ago and were privileged to have Frans take us around during our stay. He was very punctual and patient in seeing to our needs. We got to enjoy some really nice local food, thanks to Frans’ recommendations. Frans is the sort of person that will go the extra mile to keep his clients happy and this is evident from the time you meet him. He’s also very flexible and will try his best to advise on how to maximise your time in Yogyakarta, which was very helpful for us as we only had 2 full days. He speaks good English, his vehicle has wifi and will provide you with mineral water throughout your journey. And Frans, thank you for the layered cake you sent us back with…it’s definitely one of the best we’ve eaten. We’re still craving brownies kukus – couldn’t find it anywhere in Bali. We will definitely recommend De Jong Asia to any of our family or friends who are visiting.

  11. Thank you Frans!
    Thou it’s my second time to Yogyakarta but there are still much to see and explore. Thanks to Frans recommendations and planning, we were packed with temple sightseeing to scaling a mountain (ok ok.. more like walk up the hill) to breakfast with locals to potato harvesting to exploring waterfalls. :)
    It was indeed a trip to remember. Great job Frans, thank you for the memorable trip.

  12. Pak Frans and Pak Alex were very good drivers and tour guides. We had a really good time touring Central Java and this was largely due to them.

  13. Frans and De Jong Asia’s staff are superb!!

    My husband and I went to Yogyakarta on May 31 – June 6, 2015. Frans helped arrange airport transfer for us, as well as a 2-day customized tour that included several ancient temples, Dieng Plateau and Parangtritis beach. Thanks to Fran’s recommendations and hospitality, we really had a great time. Frans even took us to local bookshops, though it was not included in our itinerary, so that my husband can get some books on Javanese language. Before we left Yogyakarta, Eko, his cousin, came to see us at our hotel and gave us a box of Lapis layer-cake, which we took home and shared with our family members.

    We’d like to thank Frans, Eko and De Jong Asia for making our first trip to Yogya so memorable. For other tourists, if you are planing a trip to Java, this is the travel agency you can trust. :)

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