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Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day Tour

1. Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel and head to Setumbu Hill to witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift, the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. After sunrise, you have the option to explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. This is one of the world's greatest ancient monuments. Continue your tour on board a jeep to the Merapi volcano, one of the most popular volcanoes in the country. Snap your own momentous memories over the picturesque spots of the volcano. Finish the tour with a visit to one of the most beautiful Hindu temples, Prambanan. Built-in the tenth century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. See the three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma) and the animals who serve them. Once your tour is finished, sit back and relax while your driver escorts you back to your accommodation.

Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise & Prambanan Temple Guided Tour

2. Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise & Prambanan Temple Guided Tour

Be picked up from your hotel and head to Setumbu Hill to witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift, the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. After sunrise, explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. After visiting Borobudur, you will travel for 1.5 - 2 hours to Prambanan Temple. Spend 2 hours exploring Prambanan. This temple was built in the tenth century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. See the three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. You will also see three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them. After finishing exploring Prambanan, you can opt to choose to head back directly to the hotel, or stop for lunch on the journey back.

Borobudur Temple: Half Day Guided Tour From Yogyakarta

3. Borobudur Temple: Half Day Guided Tour From Yogyakarta

Be picked up from your hotel in Yogyakarta and head to Borobudur Temple. Explore the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. This is one of the world's greatest ancient monuments. As the world's largest Buddhist temple, Borobudur is listed as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Encounter 504 life-sized Buddha statues, each carved from a single stone. Discover seated Buddha statues beneath each bell-shaped spire. Admire its grandeur, beauty and uniqueness. See 2,672 relief panels and learn about Buddha’s teachings. Complete your journey by visiting the nearby Mendut and Pawon Temples (optional). These are positioned along a straight line with Borobudur for an unknown ritual process. Explore the wonder of the ancient world today! Once you have finished your trip, sit back and relax while your driver escort you back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta.

Borobudur Sunrise Half Day Guided Tour With Transfer

4. Borobudur Sunrise Half Day Guided Tour With Transfer

Be picked up from your hotel in Yogyakarta in the early morning and head to Setumbu Hill. Witness the breathtaking sunrise views overlooking Borobudur Temple. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. You will leave at dawn. After the sunrise on Setumbu Hill, you will enter the Borobudur Temple and explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth with a knowledgeable local guide. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. This is one of the world's greatest ancient monuments. Once you have finished exploring Borobudur Temple, ask your driver and do not miss the chance to stop for an optional visit to the nearby Mendut and Pawon Temples, which are positioned in a straight line with Borobudur for an unknown ritual process, before your friendly driver take you back to your hotel in Yogyakarta.

Yogyakarta: Prambanan Temple Afternoon Guided Tour

5. Yogyakarta: Prambanan Temple Afternoon Guided Tour

Be collected from your hotel or accommodation in Yogyakarta and head to Prambanan Temple. Visit Prambanan Temple (Loro Jonggrang), part of the Prambanan Temple compounds, and witness the magical afternoon view. You will have the opportunity to explore the largest Hindu temple complex in the country and learn about its history and folklore. The Prambanan Temple Complex was build in the 9th century and is located in Central Java around 17 kilometers from Yogyakarta. It was dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva) and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and one of the largest ones in Southeast Asia. Enjoy the afternoon view of Prambanan temple and explore the temple with a knowledgeable guide. Once you have finished exploring Prambanan Temple, enjoy a seamless transfer from the temple to your accommodation in Yogyakarta. 

Borobudur & Prambanan: Private Guided Tour From Yogyakarta

6. Borobudur & Prambanan: Private Guided Tour From Yogyakarta

Be picked up from your accommodation in Yogyakarta and choose to start with a visit to Prambanan Temple first or Borobudur Temple. As you have your own private driver and vehicle for the pick up, you are allowed to choose which one to be visited first according to your need. Visit the world's largest Buddhist legacy of Borobudur Temple. Encounter 504 life-sized Buddha statues, each carved from a single stone. Discover seated Buddha statues beneath each bell-shaped spire. Admire its grandeur, beauty and uniqueness. Complete your journey by visiting the nearby Mendut and Pawon Temples (optional). These are positioned along a straight line with Borobudur for an unknown ritual process. Explore the wonder of the ancient world today! Set out for Prambanan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built between the 8th and 10th centuries, this mighty temple complex celebrates both Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, and the scale is so impressive. It was dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu), and the Destroyer (Shiva). The largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia and one of the largest ones in Southeast Asia. Once you have finished your trip, sit back and relax while your private driver will escort you back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta.

Selogriyo Temple Tour and Trek Through Java's Rice Terraces

7. Selogriyo Temple Tour and Trek Through Java's Rice Terraces

Visit the beautiful and remote Selogriyo Temple and trek through the surrounding rice terraces. Choose from a range of interesting sites to visit afterwards. Travel with your friendly driver from your accommodation in Yogyakarta or Borobudur to the peaceful Selogriyo Temple. Your journey will take about two hours from Yogyakarta, and one hour from Borobudur. Admire the fairytale scenery as you approach the secluded hilltop temple by foot. Hike through the iconic rice terraces, which grow paddy, beans, corn, and more. Enjoy the majestic landscape and the quiet of the countryside. Admire the Hindu temple's distinctive structure and explore the lush gardens surrounding it. Gaze out upon the verdant greenery of the volcanic hillside. Meet the kind and friendly local people, discover their stories and learn from their wisdom.  For those who wish to visit other iconic sites in the area, there are several options you can choose from: you can visit Selogriyo Temple and Borobudur Temple during the daytime or at sunrise. You can visit Selogriyo Temple and Prambanan Temple during the daytime or at sunset. You can visit Selogriyo Temple, Borobudur and Prambanan Temple in the daytime. After your trip, sit back and relax while your driver escorts you back to your accommodation.

Yogyakarta: Private Customized Guided Tour

8. Yogyakarta: Private Customized Guided Tour

Discover Yogyakarta alongside a local and see the best of the city on a private customizable full-day tour. Get insider tips from your knowledgeable tour guide on visiting the most important attractions of the city. Benefit from an itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests. Take in some cultural museums and art galleries. Explore historic landmarks such as the Sultan's Palace, Water Castle, and The Great UNESCO sites of Borobudur and Prambanan Temple. Browse the oldest vibrant market of Beringharjo in one of Yogyakarta’s fascinating neighborhoods. If hunger strikes, let your tour guide provide top tips on a local eatery for an authentic taste of Yogyakarta’s cuisine. If you love having the opportunity to choose from a wide range of times to start, sites to visit, and create a personalized one, two, or three-day tour with the help of your tour guide at your own pace, then this is the best way to discover Yogyakarta and the surrounding areas.

From Yogyakarta: Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Ijen 4-Day Tour

9. From Yogyakarta: Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Ijen 4-Day Tour

Join this 4-day trip from Yogyakarta and discover Java Island. Visit important temples, explore beautiful landscapes, hike to waterfalls, and taste delicious local cuisine. Day 1 Begin your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta and head to Setumbu Hill to witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift, the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. After sunrise, explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. This is one of the world's greatest ancient monuments. Once you’ve seen the temple, you can choose to head back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta, or visit more of the landmarks surrounding Yogyakarta City, such as the Merapi Volcano, the Prambanan Temple, or Tamansari Water castle. Day 2 On the second day, travel from your accommodation in Yogyakrta to Mount Bromo, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation in Bromo, you can enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise on the next day. Day 3 Wake up early on day 3 to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience. You will be able to witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo as you explore the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, you will head back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 4 On the final day, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater, which takes around 2 hours. Hike up to the Ijen Crater for about 90 to 120 minutes, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up. After exploring the crater, you can opt to be dropped off in Bali, Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi, or Surabaya.

From Semarang Port: Borobudur Temple Private Shore Excursion

10. From Semarang Port: Borobudur Temple Private Shore Excursion

Start your Borobudur Temple shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your professional driver/guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights as your driver negotiates the journey from Semarang Port to Borobudur Temple. Learn some local stories from your guide while in the vehicle. Once you have arrived at Borobudur Temple, explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover seated Buddha statues beneath each bell-shaped spire. Admire its grandeur and beauty and benefit from the knowledge of your experienced guide. When your visiting time at Borobudur Temple is completed, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal before your ship departs, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

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4.6 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Tour Amazing worthwhile 4 day tour Pros: All activities are a must in Java - all guides were knowledgeable, good English, considerate which was great & reassuring as I was a solo female traveller. Bromo was an absolute highlight - breath taking Ijen was incredible - face masks provided & an absolute must! Sunrise at Borobudur was disappointing but only due to the weather Accommodation in Yogyakarta was nice. Cons: There is a lot of driving between locations which is tiring but the only way to see all of these locations in the timeframe. Very early starts (2am) which is fine if you’re a morning person Accommodation at Bromo - below average best location for view of Bromo & the early start. Driver: My driver for the whole trip was called Anang. He was polite, accommodating & considerate noting that I was happy to try local food he stopped along the routes to try new foods. He also helped arrange local taxis when I returned to Bali. Good English - highly recommend!

For Yuni. Although alot of both these temples had limited access Yuni covered alot of the history behind it. Both temples were not very busy and plus it was raining hard. Overall a great day, however wish access to these historical sites would open up more if the entrance fees stay the same. As a call out the drive between temples is far (Over 1.5 hrs). We made some great conversations with Yuni and he gave us some recommendations as well as some background of Java and Yogikarta. Very much appreciated.

Tour very nice ! The temple is simply amazing. They don't let you climb to the top, but just around the temple and is much better like this as we need to leave it for next generations also. What is to be seen can be seen from around, but must have a guide to explain.

Great tour and fun experience with our driver and tour guides. The temples were one of a kind and seeing Yogyakarta was and unbelievable experience. Thank you Arif and the rest of the team.

Youss was a great driver and a great company. He has a wide-spreaded knowledge about Indonasian history and culture, shared a lot of interesting infos. Recommend him.