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Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta provided by Java Bali Trips

Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta

Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta
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Tour snapshot
Watch the sunrise from the top of Borobudur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Duration:
9–11 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Watching the sun rise behind the 72 bell-shaped stupas atop Borobudur is a signature Java experience. Enjoy this and more with the convenience of your own private driver, who’ll collect and drop off at most Yogyakarta locations. Besides Borobudur, admire two smaller temples—Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple—and race across the lava slopes of Mt. Merapi in a 4WD. Entrance fees and 4WD tickets are at your own expense.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Race across the rugged lava fields of Mt. Merapi, an active volcano
  • Discover local produce and local lifestyles at a typical country market
  • More time in bed: Travel direct from your door with no other pickup stops
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Race across the rugged lava fields of Mt. Merapi, an active volcano
  • Discover local produce and local lifestyles at a typical country market
  • More time in bed: Travel direct from your door with no other pickup stops
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13904P13
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned car / minivan
  • English speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Bottled water/cold mineral waters
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee
  • Jeep's ride fee
  • Entry/Admission - Borobudur Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Merapi Park
  • Entry/Admission - Candi Pawon
  • Entry/Admission - Candi Mendut (Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Borobudur
Duration
9–11 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • other pick up points in Borobudur temple's area
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Please ask your receptionist a take away breakfast if entitled
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions (during the rainy season Nov-March) If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
  • Please bring your passport to register on the ticket box (new regulation when entering the ancient's heritage out of the public hours)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned car / minivan
  • English speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Bottled water/cold mineral waters
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee
  • Jeep's ride fee
  • Entry/Admission - Borobudur Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Merapi Park
  • Entry/Admission - Candi Pawon
  • Entry/Admission - Candi Mendut (Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Borobudur
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • other pick up points in Borobudur temple's area
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–11 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please ask your receptionist a take away breakfast if entitled
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions (during the rainy season Nov-March) If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date.
  • Please bring your passport to register on the ticket box (new regulation when entering the ancient's heritage out of the public hours)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta
HotLine to Local Hospitals if somethings happen urgently. All Products in JavaBaliTrips are Private tour (not sharing to others, except travelers know each other)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Borobudur Temple
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Merapi Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Candi Pawon
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Candi Mendut (Temple)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Borobudur Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
22 reviews
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17
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Ségolène
Carmel, CA1 contribution
Couples
Special visit to watch the sun rise over Borobudur temple. Breakfast was included but not necessary Guide didn’t accompany us up the temple but was otherwise great ! Stopped for coffee afterwards — with civets choosing the beans. Guide was very accommodating
Written 13 March 2020
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Kelly Y
22 contributions
Friends
It was my first visit to Yogyakarta and we took on this tour on the second day of our itinerary. Ari, our friendly and knowledgeable driver/tour guide came to pick us at 3.30am (very on time and responsive!) at our hotel. Sunrise at Borobudur Temple is a must-visit for first timers. It was astonishing and breath-taking. The view, the zen, the history lesson that Ari provided, just get the day started very right. Merapi volcano jeep ride was a very bumpy but exciting journey! we barely can hear each other properly with the bumping here and there. But it was fun! Jeep driver took us on a less travelled route (by foot) after we reached the bunker, which was about 4km to the peak. Great view on the channel of the lava that reached 17km downwards during the massive explosive years ago. Overall, the whole tour was not very rush.
Written 17 March 2019
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appy to hear your great experience with Ardi & team in Yogyakarta. Really appreciate for the best review and let everybody knows about Java Bali Trips company. Thank you so much....
Written 24 March 2019
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Mauricio N
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
This was an awesome experience for all of us. Java Bali Trips takes good care of you. The itinerary is very flexible so no rush going through the site. Ardi is a professional tour guide and he speaks English very well. He describes everything about the temple. The jeep ride is a lot of fun, more so if you have children. I highly recommend booking this package.
Written 14 October 2019
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Emma J
Thank you so much to give a best review which will help our team to be always improve and develop our tour products and service. Thanks for sharing to the world, as well.
Written 16 October 2019
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Katherine K
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Couples
The initial price paid through TripAdvisor for this tour is only to hire a private driver. We were under the impression that the person picking us up would also accompany us to the various sites and tell us about their history and significance. This was not the case.
We were picked up promptly at 3:30am, driven to the Borobudur site, where we had to pay an additional IDR 450,000 per person for sunrise entry into the temple. We were told to go off on our own while the driver waited for us in the parking lot. The temple was very impressive, however, the experience was soured by the sight of chained elephants swaying and looking distressed in a small enclosure by the exit. Apparently visitors can pay to ride them. We were appalled to know that our money is going to support this kind of disgusting animal treatment.
When we met up with our driver again, he offered to take us to Prambanan for an extra IDR 100,000, which did not include the entry fee to the temple. We declined.
The next stop on the excursion was Mt. Merapi, where we were dropped off in a parking lot again, to hire a jeep for IDR 350,000 (minimum, depending on the package you choose), to drive up to various sites along the volcano to see the aftermath of its activity in 2014. The ride is very bumpy and we suggest considering leaving any sophisticated camera gear in your private car in case lens optics might get damaged with all the shaking. We chose the short package and were taken to three spots: a museum, which was a former resident's home that was engulfed by hot smoke; a viewpoint; and a bunker. This took about an hour and was enough for us.
It was disappointing to see that we ended up paying triple what we budgeted for, and instead of the tour guide we thought we were hiring, we just hired a driver.
Written 10 April 2019
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As mentioned in the voucher's detail that all inclusions and exclusions are written. We do a private service for 5 persons maximum with the same price. It means, you would have to pay the same even one person, because we dont share with other travelers in the tour. Your advice is considerably and will be discussed in our team to meet the guests needs. We did sharing tour before, but we must change to this type for some guests comments & advise. The difference is; by this private service, management let our drivers to be flexible and communicate to clients closely. Some guests would skip some objects to visit and change to another, or the timing will be very flexible based on guests needs, while we are not able to do this in a sharing service. Regarding the Elephant, which is very sad to say :( we always give feedback to the company (Borobudur Park company) to let them free or whatever which we dont need to 'abuse' the animal's impressions. For sure, we are happy to forward this massage to them (again). We thank you so much for your feedback and will follow it up to improve our products with our company partner "TripAdvisor" and "Viator".
Written 18 April 2019
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Anthony M
38 contributions
Great itinerary and guide/driver with sunrise over Borobudur and 4wd trek afterwards and many other old Hindu temples
Written 10 October 2019
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Emma J
We are grateful to have your best review. Thanks for letting the world know about java Bali Trips and team.
Written 16 October 2019
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Roy PJJ
Singapore, Singapore133 contributions
Solo
Was picked up by Bambang who was well on time (before 3.30am). Brought me to all the sights as agreed and told me about the history of each. Trustworthy and speaks decent English, definitely engaging his services the next time I'm back in Yogyakarta.
Written 17 May 2018
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Thank you so much to give an excellent review, really happy and appreciate to have it. Java Bali Trips company will keep update and maintain the quality forever. Thanks&Best Regards, Emma and Team
Written 5 June 2018
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anarverissimo
Leicester, UK28 contributions
The journey started at 3:30 am and we made it to the top on time for the sunrise. However, it was too misty and we could not see it. After the day got brighter, we spent time exploring the magnificent temple and then went down for breakfast, that was included in the tour. This tour includes the driver and breakfast only. Any tickets to temples are paid in addition.
After Borobudur, we went to see it from below, on the way back through some other small temples (also paid separately). Near one of them, we got to visit a place where they produce luwak coffee and we sat down to try it.
The tour also included going up to a mountain on a jeep (paid separately), but it was too misty for that, so we just headed back to the hotel for a rest.
Even though we did not see the sunrise from the postcards, the temple is still worth visiting.
Written 1 September 2019
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Thanks for your best review and feedback to Java Bali Trips company, a local reliable tour company in Yogyakarta. In fact, Java Bali Trips provides a various tour packages with inclusions and exclusions, so that our customers may choose best options for them.
Written 20 October 2019
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Lex S
7 contributions
Couples
Ardi picked us up @ 3:30 sharp to bring us to the Borobudur to see the sunrise.
On the way he told us all kind of things about borobudur, living in Indonesia, and all other stuff.
After Borobudur to the two most important other temples belonging to the borobudur complex. After drinking coffee we went to the Agung Merapti. A vert bumpy road to the mountain, when you have backpain or another uncomfort it is not advisiable to do. But once up a beautiful view of the vulcano.
Ardi is a wonderfull guy and great guide.

Absolute recommender to do.

Price does not invlude entry fees, but this is clearly mentioned when booking
Written 10 July 2019
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Thank you so much for sharing your best genuine experience with JavaBaliTrips company. One day isn't enough! :) :) really appreciate for your time sharing here.
Written 1 August 2019
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Boby B
Sofia, Bulgaria2 contributions
Business
Although, I was on a business trip, I had one day-off to spend around Yoguakarta. Therefore, I chose to start early at the morning with the Sunrise at the Borobudur temple and finish with a jeep ride to Merapi volcano.
Great timing by my guide Ardi, who picked me up at 3:30am. Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the nice ride around the area.
Ardi did a great job of showing me around and I've been able to experience the true spirit of Indonesia and the villages around Yogyakarta.
Just one recommendations regarding the Jeep ride. Check what are the options, since they provide three different trips and I would certainly recommend choosing the long ride.
Written 10 September 2018
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Thank you so much to have your best review, we are very glad to hear your best day with ardi. Again, thanks for sharing and looking forward to welcoming everybody in Yogyakarta only with Java Bali Trips company. Cheers, JavaBaliTrips Team
Written 10 September 2018
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Christine O
Washington DC, DC23 contributions
Couples
We had the opportunity to spend an entire day with our wonderful guide, Bambang, exploring everything Yogyakarta has to offer. We only had one day, and I couldn't imagine a better way to make the most of our time. Bambang was waiting at our hotel at 3:30 am (yes, AM) to take us on a sunrise tour of Borobudur. Based on what we were interested in, he also took us to tour a local village and market, and sample Kopi Luwak coffee. We did an awesome Jeep ride up the Merapi volcano, and ended the day with lunch and Prambanan. Bambang was amazing - he made sure we felt attended to, but also gave us our space to explore. We ended up spending over 15 hours today that day, and he maintained a positive attitude the whole time. Highly recommend Java Bali trips!
Written 4 November 2017
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Thanks for sharing to everybody. This will really help us to improve our quality service and products. We do understand if you have a limited time in Yogyakarta and we try hard and do the best to make it effective and worth.
Written 23 November 2017
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YiXiuL24
YiXiuL24
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Great English-speaking guide/driver
I went with Ardi on a half-day return trip to Prambanan Temple. He drove safely and was highly conversational - we
Guojj
Guojj
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Three places in one day tour
Visit Merapi to experience the after effects of a volcanic eruption. Prambanan and Borobudur are great cultural sit
Mörten H
Mörten H
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Amazing
Really a place worth visiting. Daily trip with Grab-driver. Museums inside was not the best, but temple was amazing
MeilingChow
MeilingChow
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Vacation in Borobudur and Jogja
Borobudur is certainly worth visiting. The view was majestic and awesome. Recommended to be there early as it gets
Culture801600
Culture801600
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Early but worth it
Borobudur was beautiful and the breakfast after was good! The other two temples were interesting, as well. The addi
soonhuat27
soonhuat27
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Historical places of worship
First start with waiting for the Rising Sun, so many keen and interested visitors. Early start 3.30am. Set up for
altynbaev
altynbaev
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Great private tour
I had a great time during this private tour around the temples and Merapi Park. The tour is self paced and can be d
SanjayP931
SanjayP931
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A unique experience to remember
Made a 4 day private tour plan with JavaBali trips and I can assure you that it was the best decision I've made. I'
LightPacker164902
LightPacker164902
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Nice attraction to visit in Indonesia!
Borobodur is part of Asian History and we are lucky to have seen it! The tour guide was very knowledgeable.
jrcussiol
jrcussiol
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Worth the price!
I highly recommend this trip! Once we book the trip, the guide (his name is Bang Bang) contact us by email and What
Sher1ock
Sher1ock
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Full day trip with amazing views and a spectacular driver
We started our tour with a hotel pick up right on time with no delays whatsoever, even though it was very early in
beijingtaylor
beijingtaylor
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Borobudur & Prambanan are excellent
First to say that our driver, who we then hired as a guide Ardi was fantastic and made the difference between "anot
amarkoul
amarkoul
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Extremely professional!
The driver was waiting for me at the International Airport terminal when I landed. Clear sign & communication. Vehi
wenyukela
wenyukela
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Worth the cost and the early start!
When I first booked this tour I didn't realise that, despite it bring very clear on the listing, the cost doesn't i
OnthegokidintowO
OnthegokidintowO
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Perfect for those after ease and convenience without having to sort out logistics
The ideal tour if you aren’t one for large groups yet want the ease and convenience of not having to sort out the l
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