Yogyakarta: Private Guided Bike Tour
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- Duration options: 1.5 - 3 hours
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This activity was excellent!! Ivan was my driver, and he is such a nice person who was very knowledgeable about the region and was just great to talk with. He was able to help set me up with tour guides at Borobudur and Prambanan as well as a driver who spoke English for the Jeep excursion. After we finished at Prambanan, he offered to take me to Kota Gede, the area where silver is made, since it was on the way back to my hotel. He was very accommodating and I would highly recommend anyone request him if you are doing this activity. The only issue I had was that although I was told I would receive an email or call the day before the activity, I received neither. Thankfully Ivan was there on time, but I would have appreciated receiving some type of confirmation from the company as had been stated on the initial booking email I received.
I took the sunset tour of Prambanan (same day as I did sunrise at Borobudur). My guide Widi picked me up from my hotel mid-afternoon and we took the relatively short journey to the temple. Widi was really helpful, giving plenty of background on the history of the temple and the story its carvings told, plus plenty of background on Java and Indonesia. Prambanan itself is nothing short of stunning, and the light at sunset was beautiful. For me, here and Borobudur are on a par with any man-made sight I’ve seen - huge, awe-inspiring and beautiful. I stayed on for the Ramayana ballet afterwards, so Widi drove me to a local restaurant inbetween the two tours, where I got some great fish. Highly recommended tour and Widi is a highly recommended guide.
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.
Beautiful area about a scenic 2 hours drive from Yogyakarta. Locals are friendly and have installed paths and viewing platforms for visitors from the entry funds. Consider giving an extra donation for them to continue the great work. The temple itself is small but this tour is about the amazing views along the 30 minute hike up to the temple from the village. The walk is steep and slippery in some parts so have good hiking shoes. My guide was very knowledgeable and had good relationships with the locals villagers.
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 !