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From Yogyakarta: Dieng Plateau Golden Sunrise Guided Trip

From Yogyakarta: Dieng Plateau Golden Sunrise Guided Trip

From US$ 81 per person

Join a day trip from the royal city of Yogyakarta to Dieng Plateau to witness the golden sunrise from Sikunir. The misty location, sulfurous springs, ancient temples and colored lakes truly make this a place of natural wonder and cultural significance.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Yogyakarta.
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Witness the sunrise from the top of Sikunir Hill
  • Visit the home to sparkling turquoise lakes, craters spewing sulfuric gases and some of the oldest Hindu architecture in Indonesia
  • Enjoy the view along the way of the rows of rice fields, the sweeping vistas and the picture-perfect villages clinging to the terraced hillsides
  • Travel through the picturesque mountain villages of the Dieng Plateau and experience an off-the-beaten-path journey
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel in Yogyakarta at midnight, the journey to Dieng Plateau will take about 3 hours by car. The hike to the Dieng Plateau sunrise viewpoint at the top of Sikunir Hill takes 20-30 minutes from the foot of the path that leads you to the top. On a clear day, you can see up to 8 volcanoes from the top of this hill.  From the top of Sikunir Hill, you will head to Telaga Warna Lake via Batu Pandang Hill after the Dieng Plateau sunrise. Telaga Warna Lake, or ‘Colourful Lake’, contains water that can change in fluctuating colors. At times it can be green, purple, yellow or even taking the colors of the rainbow! This phenomenon occurs when the sun hits the water due to its high sulfur content. From Telaga Warna Lake, you will next visit Sikidang Crater, which is an open sulfur crater with angry bubbling mud and bellowing steam. It’s set among a bumpy and dusty landscape that will make you feel like you arrived on another planet. Not far from the crater, you can also visit the Arjuna Temple Complex which houses eight small Hindu temples that date back to the seventh century. Once you've finished your trip, your friendly guide will escort you back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta.
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking and donation fees
  • Food & drinks
  • Tour guide tips

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring a jacket and shoes with good grip
  • Please bring light snacks or sandwiches for breakfast as there are not many food option at the plateau
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Well worth the long journey!

Driving from Yogyakarta to Dieng at 1 am for 3 plus hours just to see the sunrise may seem troublesome but it is well worth the effort! The sunrise is out of this world!! Woro (I hope I got her name right!) is a knowledgeable and patient guide. And our driver (I forgot his name!) is a safe and careful driver. The trip was well organised and we really enjoyed ourselves! Highly recommended!

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March 14, 2019

I think the trip is amazing, but only with good weather. Otherwise you can’t see much and it gets really cold up there. With good weather the stops are just amazing. I had bad luck and it was really foggy, rainy and cloudy, so I only got to see the temple and the hot springs. But my guide and the driver did their very best to make me enjoy it, they even drove me to a cute cafe where I tasted the famous Luwak coffee and they explained how the coffee is produced. That was really cool! The Guide’s English was perfect and he was a really nice and funny guy. These two made my trip amazing, even though the weather was bad!!! It was just a little bi

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January 3, 2019

Excellent guide!!

Our guide, Indra is a knowledgeable and experienced mountain guide who is also familiar with Yogyakarta city. He explained to us about the history and culture of the city as well as lifestyle of the people and recommended us on places where we can have good food and other places of interests. We are very fortunate to have him as our guide for Dieng Plateau and our driver for the private car charter as well. Also wish to thank Heru for the coordination and promptness in answering our queries over WhatsApp. My girlfriend and I had an amazing experience in Yogyakarta. Thank you!!

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October 17, 2018

Product ID: 139962