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

1. Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Ijen: 4-Day Tour from Yogyakarta

You will begin your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta in the early morning to marvel at the stunning sunrise over Borobudur Temple, one of the world’s most ancient monuments. Following sunrise, you will explore the temple and admire the symbolic Buddhist statues around. Once you’ve seen the temple, you can choose to head back to your accommodation, or visit more of the landmarks surrounding Yogyakarta City, such as the Merapi Volcano, the Prambanan Temple, or Tamansari Watercastle. On the second day, you will travel to Mount Bromo and enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious traffic. Upon arriving at Mount Bromo, be sure to visit Madakaripura Waterfall to marvel at this spectacular show of nature. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation there, you can enjoy some free-time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise on the next day. You will wake up early on day three 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 Banyuwangi City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. 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. You will 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 head back to your hotel, or Ketapang Harbor for those continuing onto Bali, Surabaya City, or another destination.

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From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

2. From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

Day 1 Start your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta in the morning and travel to Mount Bromo. Enjoy beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious Indonesian traffic. Upon arriving at Mount Bromo, be sure to visit Madakaripura Waterfall to marvel at this spectacular show of nature. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation there, enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise tomorrow. Day 2 Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience as you witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, head back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious breakfast before traveling to Banyuwangi City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 3 Today, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater on a 90 to 120-minute hike, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring the crater, get dropped off back at the hotel or at Ketapang Harbor if you are continuing on to Bali.

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From Yogyakarta: Dieng Plateau Golden Sunrise Trip

3. From Yogyakarta: Dieng Plateau Golden Sunrise Trip

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.

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What people are saying about Yogyakarta

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17 reviews

this trip is really worth to go! Start at 1am Driver - Widi pick up me from hotel on time and arrive the Dieng at about 3am, but poor that is traffic jam and driver took me go to the entrance by motor bike in order to catch the sunrise. This is an extra exciting experiences, amazing! I spend about 45mins to climb on the hill and waiting for Sunrise. Although a lot of peoples, but the atmosphere is really high when the sunrise start till the whole sun on the sky. more is several mountains hide in the cloud and full of cloud of sea around the mountains, what a beautiful picture. Later on we drive to the lake and spring point and the old temple. That is not easy found this natural view from other places. This trip is spectacular and full of amazing. and i think everyone been jogja must visit this place.

We had a great day with our guide and driver Widi. we choosed to go to borobodur in the early morning to see the sunrise there and going to dieng plateau afterwards which was a good decision in the rainy season as there were too many clouds to see the mountains. Borobodur wasn't too crowded and we had enough time and space to explore. It is a long trip to the plateau but Widi brought us safe to the best spots and told us many things about the sights and the Indonesian culture. His English is very good and we talked and laughed a lot. We recommend this trip especially in the rainy season because there are fewer tourists and more time to experience it for yourself.

I had an excellent tour! Everything was very well organized by the tour company and the very reliable and knowledgeable driver and guide. All the sites we visited were fabulous, starting from the Buddhist and Hindu temples around Yogjakarta to the impressive volcanoes in East Java. Yogjakarta has a lot to offer and I feel I could have spent a day or two more there. Consider arriving a few days before starting the tour to explore the city. The way from Yogjakarta to the volcanoes is quite long, but it gives you a chance to sit back in the car, observe local life and learn about the country and its culture from the local guide.

It is a bit early to get up but it‘s def worth it! You will walk on the top of the plateau which takes you about 30 mins from your parking spot. Be quick and you can get a good spot for the sunrise(pics) . After sunrise it‘s just magical to see all the other vulcanos around the area. You also visit some boiling waterholes and a temple before you‘re getting back to your stay and maybe catch a bit sleep ☺️. Also the guide Ivan is outstanding. He knows so much about the area and his driver also (forgot the name sorry ). So get up early and climb on the plateau, its def worth it!

The tour was great! It was more than we expected. Our guide Widi told us a lot about the country and the people and also showed us. Through him we were able to sip tea with the locals and see places we would not otherwise have come. He was extremely committed and was able to provide us with everything in excellent English. Many thanks dear Widi! The tour has a lot to offer, so be prepared for the cold temperatures at Bromo! We would recommend the tour at any time!