Day trip

Borobudur Sunrise Half Day Guided Tour With Transfer

Day trip

Borobudur Sunrise Half Day Guided Tour With Transfer

From US$ 40 per person

Beat the crowds and witness the stunning Borobudur Sunrise on Setumbu Hill and explore the UNESCO listed Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist monument in the world with a knowledgeable local guide.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Yogyakarta
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Witness the stunning Borobudur Sunrise on Setumbu Hill
  • Enjoy the sunrise view on Setumbu Hill overlooking Borobudur Temple
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Borobudur Temple with a knowledgeable guide
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide at Borobudur Temple
  • Setumbu Hill Sunrise entry fee
  • Parking & toll fees
  • Temple entry fee USD25 or IDR375,000 per person
  • Expenses for optional visit to Mendut & Pawon Temples
  • Food and drinks
  • Driver tips

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Important information

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  • Temple entry fees is payable on the day of the tour. Cash or cards are accepted.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

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Great Guide ! Wedi was a true professional ! Very articulate and clear in his explanations of history Of the area, he was helpful in all ways ! Consequently The tour was made complete , the sunrise was incredible , the timing was perfect , there was only 18 other people so it was majestic !

March 27, 2023

I took the sunrise option for Borobudur. My guide, Widi, was really great - he gave me loads of background about the history of Java and the temple on the way there, and some really useful tips about how to tour the temple itself. Borobudur itself is nothing short of astonishing - beautiful and huge - and I had plenty of time to look round before taking breakfast at the end of the tour. It was an early start (03:30) but I was back at the hotel by 10, so got a decent rest before taking in both Prambanan and the Ramayana ballet later the same day. I’d recommend the tour and absolutely recommend Widi as a guide too.

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March 27, 2023

We did the Borobudur Sunrise and Prambanan Sunset tours in the same day with the same driver. Overall was good, he got us to and from our destinations and dealt w the tickets. Didn’t really get any extra commentary or context though which we expected based on other reviews and that we were booking a “guide”. Also made us stop at a touristy coffee place on the way back after we had explicitly said we didn’t want to, which I did not appreciate.

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March 27, 2023

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