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Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day Tour

1. Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day Tour

After being picked up from your hotel and head to Setumbu Hill to witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift, the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. After sunrise, you have the option to explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. This is one of the world's greatest ancient monuments. Continue your tour on board a jeep to the Merapi volcano, one of the most popular volcanoes in the country. Snap your own momentous memories over the picturesque spots of the volcano. Finish the tour with a visit to one of the most beautiful Hindu temples, Prambanan. Built-in the tenth century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. See the three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma) and the animals who serve them. Once your tour is finished, sit back and relax while your driver escorts you back to your accommodation.

From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

2. From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

Day 1 Start your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta in the morning and travel to Mount Bromo. Enjoy beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious Indonesian traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation in Bromo, enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise tomorrow. Day 2 Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience as you witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, head back to the hotel to enjoy the breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 3 Today, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater on a 90 to 120-minute hike, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring the crater, you will be dropped off at Ketapang Harbor and you are pleased to continue your journey to Bali.

Yogyakarta: Mount Merapi Jeep Safari with Guide & Transfer

3. Yogyakarta: Mount Merapi Jeep Safari with Guide & Transfer

Leave Yogyakarta and explore Mount Merapi on this private guided Jeep Safari. Feel the thrill of driving on one of the world's most active volcanoes, visit the museum and learn all about the devastating 2010 eruption, which took the lives of 353 people. Start your trip with a pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta. Jump in the car and marvel at the passing views while your guide fills you in on the region's history.  Drive up the epic Mount Merapi volcano and feel the endorphins rush through your body as you enjoy the ride. Stop at several viewpoints, such as the Bunker, to get Instagram-perfect pictures of the active volcano. Visit the Mini Museum with your guide, and learn about the 2010 eruption that affected 350,000 people who had to be evacuated from the area. See pictures of the sacred mountain and find out why this eruption was the largest since the 1870s. End your day with memories and photos that will last a lifetime on this unforgettable tour.

Yogyakarta: Jomblang Cave and Timang Beach Day Tour

4. Yogyakarta: Jomblang Cave and Timang Beach Day Tour

Descend into Jomblang Cave with abseiling equipment and see the famous light enter the cave. Eat lunch and then gaze at the blue ocean at Timang Beach. Sit back and relax on a 2-hour drive to Jomblang Cave. Meet your driver at your hotel and sit back as you are taken through the streets of Yogyakarta to Jomblang Cave. Put on your rappelling harness and enter the cave vertically by rope. Walk 270 meters through a dark, muddy tunnel and reach the spot where the rays of sunlight enter the cave from above. Eat lunch then continue your tour at Timang Beach. Marvel at the blue waters, huge waves, and tall cliffs. Walk across to the island by rope bridge or take the hand-drawn gondola over the sea. Do not miss the experience to have a typical fresh lobster dish, the local fishermen catch directly from Timang Beach. Relax as you are driven back to your hotel.

From Yogyakarta: Dieng Plateau Golden Sunrise Guided Trip

5. From Yogyakarta: Dieng Plateau Golden Sunrise Guided Trip

Following pick-up from your hotel in Yogyakarta at midnight, the journey to Dieng Plateau will take about 3 hours by car. The hike to the Dieng Plateau sunrise viewpoint at the top of Sikunir Hill takes 20-30 minutes from the foot of the path that leads you to the top. On a clear day, you can see up to 8 volcanoes from the top of this hill.  From the top of Sikunir Hill, you will head to Telaga Warna Lake via Batu Pandang Hill after the Dieng Plateau sunrise. Telaga Warna Lake, or ‘Colourful Lake’, contains water that can change in fluctuating colors. At times it can be green, purple, yellow or even taking the colors of the rainbow! This phenomenon occurs when the sun hits the water due to its high sulfur content. From Telaga Warna Lake, you will next visit Sikidang Crater, which is an open sulfur crater with angry bubbling mud and bellowing steam. It’s set among a bumpy and dusty landscape that will make you feel like you arrived on another planet. Not far from the crater, you can also visit the Arjuna Temple Complex which houses eight small Hindu temples that date back to the seventh century. Once you've finished your trip, your friendly guide will escort you back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta.

From Yogyakarta: Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Ijen 4-Day Tour

6. From Yogyakarta: Borobudur, Mount Bromo, and Ijen 4-Day Tour

Join this 4-day trip from Yogyakarta and discover Java Island. Visit important temples, explore beautiful landscapes, hike to waterfalls, and taste delicious local cuisine. Day 1 Begin your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta and head to Setumbu Hill to witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift, the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. After sunrise, explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the single largest Buddhist structure on earth. 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’ve seen the temple, you can choose to head back to your accommodation in Yogyakarta, or visit more of the landmarks surrounding Yogyakarta City, such as the Merapi Volcano, the Prambanan Temple, or Tamansari Water castle. Day 2 On the second day, travel from your accommodation in Yogyakrta to Mount Bromo, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation in Bromo, you can enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise on the next day. Day 3 Wake up early on day 3 to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience. You will be able to witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo as you explore the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, you will head back to the hotel to enjoy a delicious breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 4 On the final day, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater, which takes around 2 hours. Hike up to the Ijen Crater for about 90 to 120 minutes, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up. After exploring the crater, you can opt to be dropped off in Bali, Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi, or Surabaya.

From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo, Ijen, and Tumpak Sewu 3-Day Tour

7. From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo, Ijen, and Tumpak Sewu 3-Day Tour

Discover highlights like the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, Mount Bromo, and the Ijen Crater on this 3-day trip from Surabaya. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Bromo and Bondowoso. Choose from tour options with drop-off at your accommodation in Banyuwangi, Bali, or Surabaya.  Day 1:  After early morning pickup in Surabaya, travel in a climate-controlled car to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. Explore this tiered waterfall surrounded by lush jungle and go around the corner to visit the Tetes Cave.  Take in beautiful landscapes on the drive to your accommodation in Mount Bromo. Settle in to your accommodation in the late afternoon and have some free time to rest or explore the local area.  Day 2:  Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience: watching the magical sunrise over Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. Take the time to see the highlights of Mount Bromo before heading back to the hotel for breakfast.  Kick back and take in the scenery on your way to check-in to your accommodation in Bondowoso. Enjoy free time to rest and relax before your the last day of your trip.  Day 3:  Start your tour to the Ijen Crater in the middle of the night. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater to witness the blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring the crater, you can opt to be dropped off in Banyuwangi, Bali, or Surabaya. 

From Jakarta: Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Bromo, Ijen & Bali Tour

8. From Jakarta: Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Bromo, Ijen & Bali Tour

Discover the full beauty and variety of Java Island on this guided multi-day trip from Jakarta. Visit important temples, explore beautiful landscapes, hike to volcanoes and taste delicious local cuisine. Over 7 days, travel to highlights such as; Yogyakarta, Borobudur, Bromo and Ijen alongside lesser-known gems. Day 1 Your adventure starts at Jakarta Airport, where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, sit back, and enjoy the ride to your accommodation in Jakarta. Once you've arrived at the hotel, you’ll have time to rest and prepare for the tour on the next day. Day 2 Explore the many highlights that Jakarta has to offer. Visit museums, traditional markets and neighborhoods such as Chinatown. Once you've finished your trip, you will be returned to the hotel. Day 3 Travel by train from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, a city regarded as an important center for Javanese arts and culture. Enjoy the beautiful sights and scenery while you are in the train. Once you've arrived in Yogyakarta, head to your accommodation to get settled in. Day 4 Start your day early, heading to Setumbu Hill to witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise. After, explore the UNESCO-listed Borobudur Temple, the largest Buddhist structure on earth. After this, you can choose to head back to the hotel and relax, or visit more Yogyakarta's landmarks. Day 5 Travel from Yogyakarta to Mount Bromo by car. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation there, you can enjoy some free time to explore the area and get some rest in preparation for another stunning sunrise the next day. Day 6 Wake up early and get ready for truly magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo as you explore the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After, head back to the hotel to enjoy a breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 7 Your final day starts with a midnight hike to the Ijen Crater. It will take around 90 to 120 minutes to reach the top, where you'll witness blue flames streaming up from the crater. After this, you'll be dropped off at your accommodation in Bali where the tour will come to an end.

Mount Merapi Sunrise, Jomblang Cave, & Timang Beach Day Tour

9. Mount Merapi Sunrise, Jomblang Cave, & Timang Beach Day Tour

Discover the breathtaking natural landscape of Yogyakarta, on the island of Java, on a guided tour. Experience the imposing Mount Merapi at sunrise and descend to the magical Jomblang Cave. Visit the unique Timang Beach, with an incredible gondola linking it to a nearby island. Be collected from your accommodation in Yogyakarta early in the morning and travel to Mount Merapi to see the sunrise. Feel the thrill of driving on an active volcano, explore the museum, and learn about the devastating 2010 eruption, which took the lives of 353 people. After witnessing the colorful sunrise, continue your trip toward Jomblang Cave, on the southern side of Yogyakarta. Use rappelling gear to descend around 59 meters to the bottom of the cave, then walk about 270 meters through a muddy tunnel to the spot where you'll catch a spectacular ray of light. End your journey at Timang Beach, known for its crystal blue waters, huge waves, tall cliffs, and iconic hand-drawn gondola. Choose to take the manual gondola ride or a rope bridge to the island nearby at an extra cost. Before taken back to your accommodation, do not miss the experience to have a typical fresh lobster dish, the local fishermen catch directly from Timang Beach.

Selogriyo Temple Tour and Trek Through Java's Rice Terraces

10. Selogriyo Temple Tour and Trek Through Java's Rice Terraces

Visit the beautiful and remote Selogriyo Temple and trek through the surrounding rice terraces. Choose from a range of interesting sites to visit afterwards. Travel with your friendly driver from your accommodation in Yogyakarta or Borobudur to the peaceful Selogriyo Temple. Your journey will take about two hours from Yogyakarta, and one hour from Borobudur. Admire the fairytale scenery as you approach the secluded hilltop temple by foot. Hike through the iconic rice terraces, which grow paddy, beans, corn, and more. Enjoy the majestic landscape and the quiet of the countryside. Admire the Hindu temple's distinctive structure and explore the lush gardens surrounding it. Gaze out upon the verdant greenery of the volcanic hillside. Meet the kind and friendly local people, discover their stories and learn from their wisdom.  For those who wish to visit other iconic sites in the area, there are several options you can choose from: you can visit Selogriyo Temple and Borobudur Temple during the daytime or at sunrise. You can visit Selogriyo Temple and Prambanan Temple during the daytime or at sunset. You can visit Selogriyo Temple, Borobudur and Prambanan Temple in the daytime. After your trip, sit back and relax while your driver escorts you back to your accommodation.

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4.7 / 5

based on 30 reviews

The trip is quite demanding in terms of travel. Lots of long distance travel. Especially taxing considering we have 3 early rises. The hotel is Jakarta is definitely a bit small considering it is for 2 days. The rest of the hotel arrangements are fine. Prambanan should definitely be included in this tour. Tipping information should have been included for clarity and benefits to the travellers.

I had an amazing morning with Yuni and Boim. Yuni is so funny and fun to hang out with, and I learned a lot about Merapi and Yogyakarta. Boim was a great guide around the volcano, I learned a lot about the 2010 eruption, and riding in the jeep was so much fun. Perfect way to start 2023

The driver Yos did a good job with the commutation. He also went an extra mile to make sure some photos were taken when I'm unable to capture them and took me to some delicious roadside meal.

The experience was indeed very good and smooth. Anang is a great guide. Very enthusiastic and helpful.

Thank tO our tour guide pak Yoyokk very informative and friendly