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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 Bali: 24-Hour Trip to Ijen Crater & Javanese Breakfast

2. From Bali: 24-Hour Trip to Ijen Crater & Javanese Breakfast

A professional guide will lead your trip. The guide's passion and knowledge of the terrain will give you access to the best views and most spectacular sights as well as inform you about the geography and history of the volcano. Depart from Bali at 1:00 PM to begin your journey to the active volcano of Kawah Ijen in East Java. You will arrive in the early evening and enjoy a local dinner and a rest in your room. You will climb to the rim of the 2370-meter volcano, before descending to the crater floor. This is the only place where you can see the ethereal blue sulfur fires and watch the Javanese workers harvesting sulfur. As dawn breaks and the light changes, your dramatic surroundings will reveal themselves from your position beside the largest acid lake in the world. Before returning to Bali, you will stop to enjoy a hearty home-cooked Javanese breakfast. Please come along for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your professional guides and careful planning will assure you have a safe and memorable trip to the heart of Kawah Ijen.

Yogyakarta: Tailor-Made Private Day Tour with Pickup

3. Yogyakarta: Tailor-Made Private Day Tour with Pickup

Explore Yogyakarta hassle-free with a 10-hours private tour service, with hotel pick-up and drop-off services. with a goal that can be customized according to your wishes. Guided by a reliable English-speaking driver who knows the local area. The following is a choice of destinations according to the area. You can visit three to four tourist attractions if you are still in one area. Here are some tourist attractions according to the region. North Borobudur Temple, Setumbu hill (Sunrise), Chicken Church, Pawon temple, Mendut Temple, 4x4 Merapi Lava Tour, Ullen Sentalu Museum etc. West Mudal Waterfall, Kembang Soka Waterfall, Kedung Pedut Waterfall, Pulepayung hill, Kalibiru View Point, Sermo Lake, Pronosutan Rice Field Views. East Prambanan Temple Complex, Kalasan Temple, Sambisari Temple, Ratu Boko Temple, Ijo Temple, Breccia Cliff, Bukit Bintang, Riyadi Spot, etc. City Centre Malioboro street, Bringharjo Market, Sultan Palace, Vredeburg Fortress, Senobudoyo Museum, Taman Sari Water Palace. South Paragliding hills, Sari Mangunan Pine Forest, Songgo Langit Stone, etc. Gunung Kidul (East-South) Jomblang Cave, Pindul Cave, Segoro Peak, Seruni beach, Pengilon hill, Watunene beach, etc. You can combine all destinations even between regions, but fewer destinations will be obtained, it will take more time on the road. Combination Options: 1. North+East. 2. North+West 3. West+South 4. East+Gunung Kidul 5. City+South 6. City+North 7. City+East.

From Surabaya or Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip

4. From Surabaya or Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip

The trip will start around midnight as your guide will pick you up directly from your desired pick up location. Feel free to take a nap in the car as you drive towards Mount Bromo. From there, you will continue the journey in a 4WD Jeep, going through a bumpy road to get to Mount Penanjakan. Accompanied by a sip of coffee to warm the night while waiting for the sun to emerge from its hideout. Your guide will keep you entertained so expect great stories about the history of the region and interesting information about the features of the landscape, all with a great sense of humor. Nothing could describe once you witness the astonishing Sunrise at the top of Mount Penanjakan summit and revealed the hidden landscape of Mount Bromo surrounding. Your guide will act as your personal photographer for the day and help you to get some great insta-worthy shots in the unrivaled Mount Bromo Landscape. A truly sight to behold Driving down the hill, you will pass the vast sea of sand, resulting from the eruption of Mount Bromo, in a 30 minute-easy track all the way to the peak. From the crater rim, you can see the active Bromo crater, caldera and the mountainous views of Mount Batok and the highest mountain on Java Island, Mount Semeru. Also, you can find the Hindu temple reflecting the Majapahit Kingdom's history. To complete the day, you will be driven to the best Lava view restaurant and have yourself a delicious buffet-breakfast before returning to Surabaya or Malang

Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise & Prambanan Temple Guided Tour

5. Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise & Prambanan Temple Guided Tour

Be 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, 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. After visiting Borobudur, you will travel for 1.5 - 2 hours to Prambanan Temple. Spend 2 hours exploring Prambanan. This temple was 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 of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. You will also see three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them. After finishing exploring Prambanan, you can opt to choose to head back directly to the hotel, or stop for lunch on the journey back.

From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

6. From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

Start your tour with pickup from either Bali or Banyuwangi and take in the beautiful sunrise over Ijen Crater. For those traveling from Bali, start your tour in the evening by making your way to Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi. Once you have arrived at Ketapang Port, relax at the lounge before getting picked up by your team and continue to Ijen Volcano. For those traveling from Banyuwangi, enjoy pickup from your accommodations at 12:30 AM and travel to Ijen Volcano to start your hike. Take in the scenery during your 1.5-2-hour hike to the Ijen Crater viewpoint and admire the views from the top. On a clear day, you can see the volcano's mystical blue fire, which is a truly unique experience. Catch the sunrise over the largest acid lake on Java Island and appreciate the local miners carrying sulfur rock as part of their daily life to provide for their families. After exploring the volcano, trek down and back to the parking lot. For those staying in Banyuwangi, you will return to your hotel around 9:00 AM. Those traveling back to Bali will return to their accommodations in the afternoon.

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

7. 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. From the crater’s rim, be greeted by the breathtaking views overlooking the surrounding scenery. On a lucky day, you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring Ijen, you can opt to be dropped off at Ketapang Harbor, Banyuwangi or to your accommodation in Bali Island.

South Bandung: Volcano, Hot Spring, Mud Bathing, & Lake Tour

8. South Bandung: Volcano, Hot Spring, Mud Bathing, & Lake Tour

Bandung is a City in Indonesia, 3hrs from Jakarta. We are gonna make a trip to Ciwidey, It’s actually located in Rancabali district but Indonesian People known it as Ciwidey. Ciwidey is a district on on the way to rancabali. It will takes about 90mins from Bandung city. Ciwidey is a highland where many natural beauty places in there. Volcano, crater, waterfall, lake and tea plantation are interesting places to go. We are provide bandung tour(ciwidey) to make your vacation easier. Pick up/Start at Hotel/Station/Airport/Anywhere in the Bandung City Area. Visiting Kawah Putih. Lunch at Local Resto. Visiting Kawah Rengganis. Visiting Glamping Lakeside. Photo stop Tea Plantation. Sightseeing in town and can take you to place to dinner. Return to Hotel/Station/Airport/Anywhere in the Bandung City area *not valid for districts. Bandung. Finished.

Yogyakarta: Borobudur Temple Entry Ticket

9. Yogyakarta: Borobudur Temple Entry Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to the magnificent Borobudur Temple, the world's biggest Buddhist monument. Marvel at the architecture and stonework of this unique temple that sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. Discover a monument that is a marvel of design, covering a total surface area of around 2,500 square meters, decorated with 2,672 relief panels and originally featuring 504 Buddha statues. See the stone carvings attached to the temple that display legends and stories with great philosophical significance. Choose to walk through Green Park from the entrance. As you walk through the area, spot vendors who will offer you souvenirs and other knick-knacks (there are regulations to prevent them from disturbing visitors). Built between AD 780 and 840 during the reign of the Sailendra dynasty, the temple's design in Gupta architecture reflects India's influence on the region. However, there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian. The temple has remained strong even through ten centuries of neglect. In the 1970s, the Indonesian Government and UNESCO worked together to restore Borobudur to its former majesty. The restoration took eight years to complete, making Borobudur one of Indonesia’s most valuable treasures.

From Surabaya: Bromo Sunrise & Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

10. From Surabaya: Bromo Sunrise & Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Surabaya at midnight and travel to Mount Bromo for about 3 hours. Upon your arrival at Mount Bromo, climb aboard a 4WD vehicle to start the adventure. Drive along a bumpy road to the sunrise viewpoint. Witness the magical Bromo sunrise view. Take in the views of the crater, temple, caldera, and surrounding mountains, including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. After you have finished exploring Mount Bromo, enjoy a breakfast at a local restaurant. Once your breakfast at Bromo is finished, continue on the adventure to Lumajang Regency, where the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is located. From the entrance gate of Tumpak Sewu, hike down through a path intricately decorated with lush green moss. Enjoy amazing views from the bottom of the towering cliffs. After your trip to Tumpak Sewu, trek back to the starting point and return to your hotel in Surabaya.

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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.

Yuni was our driver and also tour guide. He was amazing, friendly and passionate. We started the tour at 4am. Managed to catch the sunrise at Setumba Hill, Borobudur Temple, Jeep Tour at Merapi and had Kopi Luwak with lunch. Even extended our day trip with him because it was too short..

A very good option for me, but it's good before you know how much internet traffic you need. I had enough 5 GB for 11 days (1.5 GB google maps, 1 GB Safari, 500 MB whatsapp...).

It was easy to install, just needed to scan the QRcode from the ticket. It worked well most of the time, with a good connection. Very good-value pricing.

Great visit with Yuni our knowledgeable guide who made it interesting.