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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: Tailor-Made Private Day Tour with Pickup

2. Yogyakarta: Tailor-Made Private Day Tour with Pickup

Discover Yogyakarta with a hassle-free, private tour complete with hotel pickup and drop-off. Tour the area with a local guide and enjoy the flexibility of a customizable experience as you select 3 to 4 attractions to explore. Choose your preferred combination of attractions, sticking to a single region to explore more individual sights. You can also choose to combine different regions, but time constraints will mean you'll see fewer attractions. Visit the North and see Borobudur Temple, Setumbu hill (Sunrise), Chicken Church, Pawon temple, Mendut Temple, 4x4 Merapi Lava Tour, Ullen Sentalu Museum, and more. Head to the West to discover Mudal Waterfall, Kembang Soka Waterfall, Kedung Pedut Waterfall, Pulepayung hill, Kalibiru View Point, Sermo Lake, or the Pronosutan Rice Field Views. In the East, attractions include the Prambanan Temple Complex, Kalasan Temple, Sambisari Temple, Ratu Boko Temple, Ijo Temple, Breccia Cliff, Bukit Bintang, Riyadi Spot, and others. Explore the city center with your guide and see Malioboro street, the Bringharjo Market, the Sultan Palace, the Vredeburg Fortress, Senobudoyo Museum, and Taman Sari Water Palace. Journey to the South to visit the Paragliding hills, Sari Mangunan Pine Forest, or the Songgo Langit Stone. Or make your way to Gunung Kidul (East-South) to see Jomblang Cave, Pindul Cave, Segoro Peak, Seruni beach, Pengilon hill, Watunene beach, and more. Feel free to combine any destinations you choose, even between regions. Good combination options include: 1. North+East. 2. North+West 3. West+South 4. East+Gunung Kidul 5. City+South 6. City+North 7. City+East.

Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise & Prambanan Temple Guided Tour

3. 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.

From Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise Half Day Tour with Pickup

4. From Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise Half Day Tour with Pickup

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.

Setumbu Sunrise Borobudur, and Prambanan, with lunch option

5. Setumbu Sunrise Borobudur, and Prambanan, with lunch option

Experience the sunrise from setumbu hills, with borobudur as panoramic background, envy the limited access for climbing up Borobudur temple, and Explore prambanan the largest hindu temple in Indonesia. As mentioned earlier, Setumbu Hill is a popular viewpoint near Borobudur, offering breathtaking views of the temple, especially during sunrise. Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world's largest Buddhist temple and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visitors come to admire its magnificent architecture and intricate stone carvings. Prambanan, also known as the Prambanan Temple Compounds, is another UNESCO World Heritage site in Central Java. It is a 9th-century Hindu temple complex and is renowned for its tall, slender stone spires and intricate reliefs. Prambanan is a significant cultural and historical site in Indonesia. If you plan to visit these sites, you can enjoy a combination of natural beauty, historical and cultural significance, and stunning architectural wonders in the region. Don't forget to explore the rich history and artistry of these sites during your visit.

From Yogyakarta: Borobudur and Prambanan Private Day Tour

6. From Yogyakarta: Borobudur and Prambanan Private Day Tour

Get picked up early from your hotel in Yogyakarta and head to Setumbu Hill for the sunrise. Climb up the hill and enjoy the vivid colors as the sky brightens. After the sun rises, admire views of the surrounding volcanoes and terraced fields. Next, drive to Borobudur Temple and enjoy a delicious breakfast at a restaurant nearby (not included). After breakfast, explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. Spend some time exploring the Temple with a local guide and climb to the top of the Temple for stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Continue your tour with a trip to the Mendut Buddhist Monastery. Explore this ancient monastery with a local guide and discover its rich history dating back to the 9th century. Next, stop to have a traditional Javanese lunch at Borobudur Silver Restaurant or Sekar Kedhaton Restaurant (not included) before heading to Prambanan Temple. Explore this 10th-century temple, the largest compound dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva in Indonesia. See the 3 temples that tell the story of Ramayana, dedicated to the 3 great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma) and the animals who serve them. Learn about the site from your local guide. If you wish, pay onsite to drive to the Sewu Buddhist Temple in an electric golf cart. After visiting the temple, return to your hotel in Yogyakarta.

yogyakarta: borobudur sunrise and prambanan temple

7. yogyakarta: borobudur sunrise and prambanan temple

sunrise on Punthuk Stumbu Hill is an extraordinary sunrise, the combination of the sunrise with the mountain merapi and Borobudur temple is very amazing, Enjoy Borobudur from the other side. After enjoying the extraordinary sunrise, you will be taken to Borobudur Temple to enjoy the largest Buddhist temple by climbing to the top. You will be explained the history of the temple in detail by a local expert guide. You will feel like you have been taken back to the 8th century. After enjoying the Buddha Temple, you will explore the highest Hindu temple, with an expert local guide who will explain in detail the history of the highest Hindu temple

Best Price: Yogyakarta Sunrise Tour, Borobudur and Prambanan

8. Best Price: Yogyakarta Sunrise Tour, Borobudur and Prambanan

Starting this tour, we provide by seeing sunrise from Barede/Setumbu Hill that sunrise emerging from behind the volcano. But for minimum order 2 pax, you can request see the sunrise from Merapi Volcano but you must pay jeep car fee by yourself to the jeep driver IDR 600k for a maximum of 3 people, not paying IDR 600k per person. To see sunrise from the Barede/Setumbu Hill, it needs walking from parking area around 200m. In here the entrance fee is IDR 50k pay on the spot. If you choose see sunrise from Volcano, you will transfer to sunrise spot area with jeep car, and then visit the museum of eruption that shown what happen when volcano eruption. The jeep driver will be your guide to explain everything about eruption also help you take your picture. After finish see the sunrise, we do the Borobudur Tour, we will take you to the largest Buddhist temple in the world, named Borobudur Temple. On this tour, we will help direct you to the front entrance so you can quickly enjoy the splendor of Borobudur Temple. There are 2 option of entrance the Borobudur, that is Temple Ground and Climb Structure ticket. For Climb Structure ticket is limited only 150 ticket per hour start at 8.30, after you book our tour, you can directly book the climb structure ticket by online by yourself for 8.30 session. Finally, we do a Prambanan Tour in which we will take you to a very famous Hindu temple, namely Prambanan Temple, where this temple area consists of 3 main temples namely Hindu gods, named Shiva temple, Vishnu temple, and Brahma temple, as well as several small temples located in around 3 main temples. For Prambanan ticket is no limited, so you can buy later by card on the spot. There are many option for our tour that you can choose, that is: 1) Sunrise Group Tour 2) Temple Group Tour 3) Sunrise Private Tour 4) Temple Private Tour On the way, you can ask us to stop for lunch and we will give you the best restaurant suggestions with local taste.

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

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

Day 1 Begin your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Bali in the evening. Then travel to Gilimanuk Port to take a ferry to Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi. From there, wait for about an hour before continuing to the Ijen Volcano on the next day which will begin on just few minutes. Day 2 On this second day, your tour starts from Ketapang Port and travel to the starting point of Ijen Volcano. Hike up to the Ijen Crater, and witness the fascinating blue flames rise up. After exploring the crater, you will travel to Mount Bromo and enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the way while your 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 On day three, wake up early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience. Witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo as you explore the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, head back to the hotel to enjoy your breakfast before traveling to Yogyakarta City, where your accommodation for the Borobudur Temple is located. Once you have arrived into your accommodation in Yogyakarta City, enjoy some free time to explore or rest at your hotel, and prepare for the Borobudur tour on the next day. Day 4 On the final day, begin your tour with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta in the early morning and head to Setumbu Hill to witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise. Following sunrise, you will explore the Borobudur temple and admire the Buddhist statues. After exploring Borobudur Temple, continue to the Hindu Prambanan Temple. After visiting Prambanan, you can choose to; head back to your accommodation, visit more of the landmarks surrounding Yogyakarta, be dropped off at Yogyakarta Airport if you already have your flight scheduled, or even extend your stay in Yogyakarta.

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

10. 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.

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I can highly recommend this trip! Might not be the cheapest but it is a day packed with experience and guaranteed you will take loads of great memories home! So defo worth it! After the sunrise, our driver, Youss took us to another Buddhist temple before we headed to Borobudur. The volcano Jeep ride was great, and our driver was a professional photographer so we have loads of amazing pics! Last stop was the Prambanan temple then we headed back to the hotel. It is a long and tiring day so make sure you are well rested the day before. Youss was very attentive and knowledgeable. Thank you, Youss for an amazing day!

The tour with Rian was amazing. We did so much more than just visiting the temples and it definitely exceeded our expectations. He adapted the tour according to our needs and interests by taking us to a lovely restaurant for a late breakfast and to a special Kopi Luwak place where we could try that famous coffee. He is very knowledgeable and we had a great time. Would definitely recommend booking his tour!

The entire day was absolutely amazing! The temples were absolutely breathtaking! The best part of this entire experience was our guide Arief Rahman. He was amazing at explaining everything we could possibly think to ask him! He stopped at multiple places that weren't on the description just to make it the perfect day! He was just absolutely amazing!

what an epic day was awesome seeing all the temples and the history about the volcano our driver Arief made sure we were comfortable and well looked after and really made the travel between attractions 10 times better can't thank him enough 10/10 Arief James from new Zealand

The activities are well chosen and super enriching. Imam our guide/driver was great! Very attentive and attentive, he was happy to share his culture and advice with us. Many thanks again!