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Yogyakarta: Borobudur and Prambanan Temple Tour with Climb

1. Yogyakarta: Borobudur and Prambanan Temple Tour with Climb

Experience the full wonder of Borobudur and Prambanan on a guided trip from Yogyakarta with skip-the-line entry privileges. Immerse yourself in the beauty of ancient architecture and rich history while learning about the philosophies and stories behind the sites you explore. Start your trip from the meeting point or choose the hotel pickup option. Along the way to Borobudur, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of lush green paddy fields and majestic mountains, creating a serene atmosphere that sets the tone for your adventure. Upon arrival at Borobudur, receive a special entry ticket that grants you exclusive access to explore the temple's structure and witness the intricate reliefs up close (cost not included). Ascend the temple, step foot on its ancient steps, and be awestruck by the panoramic views from the top. Learn about the history, culture, and philosophical meanings behind the temple's intricate reliefs and statues with the help of your local guide. After immersing yourself in the wonders of Borobudur, continue the journey to Prambanan Temple. With a skip-the-line ticket (cost not included), you'll bypass the long queues and gain direct access to this awe-inspiring Hindu temple complex. Admire the grandeur of Prambanan's towering structures, adorned with intricate carvings and reliefs that depict legendary tales. Discover how these architectural marvels have endured time and learn about their significance in Indonesian culture and history.

Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day Tour

2. 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: Mount Merapi Guided Jeep Safari with Pickup

3. Yogyakarta: Mount Merapi Guided Jeep Safari with Pickup

Leave Yogyakarta and explore Mount Merapi on this private guided Jeep Safari. Feel the thrill of driving on one of the world's most active volcanoes, visit the museum and learn all about the devastating 2010 eruption, which took the lives of 353 people. Start your trip with a pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta. Jump in the car and marvel at the passing views while your guide fills you in on the region's history.  Drive up the epic Mount Merapi volcano and feel the endorphins rush through your body as you enjoy the ride. Stop at several viewpoints, such as the Bunker, to get Instagram-perfect pictures of the active volcano. Visit the Mini Museum with your guide, and learn about the 2010 eruption that affected 350,000 people who had to be evacuated from the area. See pictures of the sacred mountain and find out why this eruption was the largest since the 1870s. End your day with memories and photos that will last a lifetime on this unforgettable tour.

Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise & Prambanan Temple Guided Tour

4. 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.

Yogyakarta: Tailor-Made Private Day Tour with Pickup

5. 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: Private Car Charter with Driver

6. Yogyakarta: Private Car Charter with Driver

There is much to see in Yogyakarta, a large city with limited public transportation options for visitors. Hire a private vehicle and experience all the city has to offer. The driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you wherever you would like to go on this 10-hour program. Check out the ancient Hindu temples of Prambanan that look like hand-drizzled sand castles or explore the Sultan's palace which is reminiscent of a gilded music box filled with jewels. The city is also well known for its arts and handicrafts, a nerve center for traditional and modern puppetry. Your knowledgeable driver will take you to your favorite spots, explain everything you need to know about the attractions, and will wait for you. If you love having freedom of choice and having fun at your own pace, this is the best way to discover Yogyakarta.

Yogyakarta: Borobudur Climb to the Top and Prambanan Tour

7. Yogyakarta: Borobudur Climb to the Top and Prambanan Tour

Discover the most popular temples in Java on a trip from Yogyakarta. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Borobudur and Prambanan Temple, and climb to the top of Borobudur. Visit the Pawon Temple and Mendut Buddhist Monastery with included entry tickets. After pickup, head to the Magelang District to visit the Buddhist temple of Borobudur. Step into a masterpiece of Javanese ancestors from the 9th century. Follow your tour guide through the interior to get to know more about this iconic symbol of the Buddhist dynasty. Climb 100 steps up the temple and learn the sight's history and philosophy. Discover the story carved on the relief carving of the temple and admire the stupa at the top of Borobudur. You can see a sitting Buddha statue in human-scale size inside each of the 72 stupas. After Borobudur, continue to the other two smaller temples near Borobudur named Pawon and Mendut Temple. Seen from above, they are built in one straight line. Inside Mendut temple, discover a 3-meter-tall ancient Buddha statue. Continue your trip past rice fields and a salak fruit plantation to the Hindu temple of Prambanan (1.5-hour drive). Go back in time to the Hindu dynasty on a guided walk through the temple. Explore the rooms of Prambanan, where statues of Hindu gods such as Brahma, Shiva, and Wisnu sit. After your tour, sit back and relax while your driver drives you back to your hotel.

From Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise Half Day Tour with Pickup

8. 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.

Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

9. Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

Explore the island of Java by visiting the famous volcanoes on the island of Java, Bromo and Ijen. Depart from Yogyakarta by private mini van/van, accompanied by an experienced English-speaking tour manager. And explore Mount Bromo using a 4x4 vehicle to see the sunrise, and climb the crater rim. Then head to Ijen to see the famous blue fire. And watch the sunrise from the crater rim with a charming turquoise lake. The tour will end at Ketapang Ferry Terminal, Banyuwangi, and you can continue your journey to Bali. Day 1 You will be picked up and heading directly to your accommodation in Bromo. Day 2 Picked up by a 4x4 vehicle and head to the sunrise point, enjoy the sunrise and head to sand area for a photo session with the background of the Widodaren hill, then hiking to bromo begins towards the crater rim. Then return back to accommodation for breakfast and continue the journey to Ijen. Day 3 Hiking to ijen starts at 2 am, and hiking for 2 hours to the blue fire point. Then back to the crater rim to see the sunrise. then back to starting point and continue driving to get to the ferry terminal. You will be at Ferry terminal at 9am apprx.

Yogyakarta: Borobudur & Prambanan Guided Tour w/ Entry Fees

10. Yogyakarta: Borobudur & Prambanan Guided Tour w/ Entry Fees

Be picked up from your accommodation in Yogyakarta and visit two unmissable World Class Unesco Sites of Borobudur and Prambanan Temples with knowledgeable tour guide and entry fees included. 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 driver escorts you back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta.

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Youss is a good driver, he make sure we are comfortable and recommend good food. The fish near Prambanan temple is 👍 And the guide he arrange for Prambanan temple, Eddy is a very knowledgeable guide. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 👍👍👍

We had a nice tour, our guide could tell us a lot and always had answers to our questions. Nice to spend a day exploring Yogyakarta and surrounding areas with such an enthusiastic local.

Lovely people (especially our driver) and really impressive sights! Great day trip activity I would recommend to anyone

The guide was very friendly, informative and helpful. Would recommend this package for ease of mind and experience.

The tour was also absolutely worth it. Both our driver and our guides were very cool and nice.