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Borobudur Sunrise or Sunset Half Day Private Tour

4.7 / 5

67 reviews

Borobudur Sunrise or Sunset Half Day Private Tour

From US$ 79 per person

Beat the crowds and witness the stunning sunrise or sunset over the UNESCO listed Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist monument in the world.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Witness the stunning sunrise or sunset over Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world
  • Beat the crowds during daytime and enjoy the magical sunrise or sunset view
  • Relax with the included hotel pick-up and drop-off
Full description
Be picked up from your hotel and head to the Borobudur temple which is the largest single Buddhist monument in the Southern Hemisphere. The journey will take about 1.5 hours and you can choose  to go at either sunrise or sunset for a truly enlightening experience.  For the sunrise tour, leave at dawn when the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift, the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields, highlighting the stone reliefs and the many faces of Buddha. For the sunset tour, you will leave in the afternoon. Entering the temple after closing time means that you will have the temple mostly to yourself as you will enter the temple. During this time you will feel how the atmosphere becomes serene, peaceful and quiet while witnessing the sunset from this magical temple. After this trip, your friendly driver will take you back to your hotel in Yogyakarta.
  • 6-hour private transportation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Borobudur sunrise or sunset entrance ticket
  • Parking
  • Guide inside the temple
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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  • Please note there will be an extra fee should you hire a local temple guide from the attraction, as your driver/guide will not enter the temple (or any attractions)
  • The Borobudur sunrise tour can be done on the same day with the Prambanan sunset tour
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4.7 /5

based on 67 reviews

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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 9, 2020

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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October 22, 2019

Great sites, not really a guided tour though

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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August 13, 2019

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