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From Yogyakarta: Cetho, Sukuh Erotic Temple and Solo City

From Yogyakarta: Cetho, Sukuh Erotic Temple and Solo City

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Explore the intriguing and controversial temples located in the slope of Lawu Mountain, Karanganyar Region, Central Java. Visit Cetho and Sukuh Temples, Mangkunegaran Palace, and Batik Museum.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
Your accommodation in Yogyakarta.
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Visit Cetho Temple
  • Explore the controversial Sukuh Temple
  • Experience the Javanese princely state of Mangkunegaran Palace
  • Discover the ancient Batik Museum
Full description
Be collected at your accommodation in Yogyakarta then travel for three hours to Cetho and Sukuh Temples. Pass by the slope of Mount Lawu, the surrounding area provides an impressive view of the expansive tea plantations and rice fields against the backdrop of hills and towering mountains.  From these neighboring temples, head to Mangkunegaran Palace. After an hour and a half, arrive in the heart of Solo City, which is well-known as the sister city of Yogyakarta. Explore this Javanese legacy at your own pace or hire a local guide to learn about the history of this city. Enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant in Solo.  Last but not least, explore the ancient Batik Museum in Solo City. Find collections of artefacts from times before the colonization and about five years after the Indonesian independence in 1950. Once you've finished your trip, sit back and relax as your driver escorts you back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta, you will return to your hotel approximately at 6:00 PM. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry fees
  • Driver as your guide
  • Parking, toll, & donation fees
  • Food & drink
  • Driver tips

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that your driver-guide will not enter any of the attractions with you, there is a local guide at the attractions you can hire if you need it
  • Please prepare for the 105 km journey
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5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Wonderful tour - reliable, enjoyable and knowledgable

As a veteran traveler who spend 8 months on the road a year, I tend to be critical on tours. Yet I have to at this tour meets my expectations- Ivan, the tour guide, definitely earns his credit. First of all, Ivan speaks excellent English, thus being able to give me good info. He knows where to go, especially in the mountain region in Central Java. He is a safe driver which, forgive me saying this, makes him a minority in a country with “exotic traffic conditions”. Besides, he also shared with me places where I should buy or where I should NOT buy. This is what a tour guide’s value comes from - and I think that’s why I have high regards on this Ivan and this tour as a whole. As a tourist, I am looking for good local knowledge and hassle-free vacation. This one, as I say, I would have no reservations giving an excellent comment. Thanks a lot!

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February 24, 2019

My 3rd thour in 3 days, today also with the lovely guide Ivan! First we went to Solo City to visit the sultans palace there and a batik museum. Didn‘t know that it takes so much time to finish ONE piece of batik if its handmade and costs this amount of money! Then we went to Cetho and Sukuh, 2 hindu temples. The ride over there is a bit extreme, but you have a great view of the landscape there! My guide Ivan follows me also into this temples and explain everything. After that we had lunch at a nice restaurant. If your guide is Ivan, please invite him to something sweet, esp chocolate . Ivan is such a great guide! Highly recommend this tour as well!

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September 29, 2019


Great trip

May 7, 2019

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