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Guided Tour of Merapi Volcano, Borobudur Temple, and Prambanan Temple

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Embark on a guided tour of Yogyakarta and discover Indonesian history amid surreal landscapes.

Highlights

  • Witness breathtaking views of Merapi Volcano, and experience the grandeur of Borobudur and Prambanan Temple on a guided tour with hotel transfers included.

  • Embark on a journey to Mount Merapi, stand in awe of the active volcano at sunrise, and examine artifacts from previous eruptions.

  • Revel in enchanting landscapes on the way to Borobudur Temple and unravel its background, delicate carvings, and philosophy.

  • Discover the fascinating history at Prambanan Temple and traverse the grounds independently in the allotted free time.

  • Fun Fact: Back when the Borobudur Temple was built, evidence suggests that it was once colorful until its colors were lost due to volcanic ash.

Inclusions

  • English-speaking driver/tour guide

  • Hotel transfers

  • Merapi Volcano entry tickets

  • Bottled water

  • Transportation to Merapi in a 4x4 Jeep

Exclusions

  • Borobudur and Prambanan entry ticket

  • Meal inclusions

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

On this comprehensive tour of Yogyakarta, visitors can dive into the city’s wonders for a well-rounded understanding of its nature, culture, and past.

Sunrise at Merapi Volcano

Sit back and relax as you enjoy hotel transfers to head to your first destination, Indonesia’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi. Drive from here to the sunrise point and observe the fast-changing hues in the early morning sky over the towering volcano. Move on to the mini museum to survey a post-eruption collection of melted artifacts. Next, change vehicles and continue towards Borobudur.

Borobudur Temple & Prambanan Temple

On the one-hour-long journey to Borobudur Temple, notice the surrounding villages and local salak (“snake fruit”) plantations. At the temple, follow the guide to different parts of the complex and hear of the temple’s origin stories, its reconstruction, and foundational principles.

Last but not least, take a 90-minute drive to Prambanan. Walk around the temple with the guide and gain insights into historical influences, passed-down tales, and more. Venture through the temple in your free time and note its architectural intricacies. After the visit to the two World Heritage Sites, return to the city with a heightened appreciation for Indonesia.

Itinerary

  • 3:30am to 4am: Hotel Pickups

  • 5am: Reach the jeep departure point (Merapi)

  • 8am: Reach the Borobudur Temples

  • 11:30am: Reach the Prambanan Temples

  • 2pm: Arrive back at the hotel

Important Information

  • The entrance fee for the Borobudur and Prambanan temples is $25 per person, with two-person tickets available for $45.

  • Visitors must wear modest clothing, avoiding short pants or skirts while entering the temples.

  • Carry your passport or ID card.

  • Tour timings may be subject to external factors such as traffic.

  • Please note that a daily quota on the number of visitors may apply on certain dates.

Restrictions

  • The tour is not suitable for pregnant women.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs within the city.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • If your hotel is not in the pick-up zone, you will be provided with the nearest pick-up location.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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