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Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day Tour

1. Borobudur Sunrise, Merapi Volcano & Prambanan Full Day 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, 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 or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

2. 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

3. 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.

From Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise on Setumbu Hill

4. From Yogyakarta: Borobudur Sunrise on Setumbu Hill

Be collected at your accommodation by your friendly driver and travel to Setumbu Hill for 5:00 AM. Witness the breathtaking Borobudur sunrise views. When the air is fresh and as the mist begins to lift the sun will surround the volcanoes and terraced fields. You will leave at dawn.  Choose the additional option to explore the UNESCO listed Borobudur Temple, just 4 kilometers from Setumbu Hill. Be the first of the day to enter the gates as they open. Borobudur is one of the world's truly great ancient monuments and is the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth. You can continue your journey and visit the nearby Mendut and Pawon Temples, which are positioned in a straight line with Barabudur for an unknown ritual process. 

Yogyakarta: Private Car Charter with Driver

5. Yogyakarta: Private Car Charter with Driver

There is much to see in Yogyakarta, a large city with limited public transportation options for visitors. Hire a private vehicle and experience all the city has to offer. The driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you wherever you would like to go on this 10-hour program. Check out the ancient Hindu temples of Prambanan that look like hand-drizzled sand castles or explore the Sultan's palace which is reminiscent of a gilded music box filled with jewels. The city is also well known for its arts and handicrafts, a nerve center for traditional and modern puppetry. Your knowledgeable driver will take you to your favorite spots, explain everything you need to know about the attractions, and will wait for you. If you love having freedom of choice and having fun at your own pace, this is the best way to discover Yogyakarta.

From Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip

6. From Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip

Following pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Malang City at 00.30 AM, travel to Mt Bromo in a air-conditioned car. Upon your arrival at Cemoro Lawang - the meeting point for the sunrise attraction - climb aboard a 4WD vehicle to start the adventure. Drive along a bumpy road to the sunrise viewpoint called Penanjakan. Walk for about 10 minutes from the parking area to the sunrise viewpoint and witness the magical Bromo sunrise view. After the sunrise is over, return to the parking area and travel to the sea of sand. Hike for 15 minutes to the peak of Mt Bromo. Take in the views of the crater, a temple, caldera and surrounding mountains including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. After you have finished exploring Mt Bromo, enjoy a breakfast at a local restaurant. Choose the optional tour to Madakaripura waterfall, before journeying back to Malang city.

Bandung: Private Car or Minivan Charter with Driver

7. Bandung: Private Car or Minivan Charter with Driver

Open up a world of possibilities for your holiday with a private car or minibus charter with an English-speaking driver. Explore Bandung at your own pace during your own 10-hour itinerary. Tick things off your bucket list as you go, and feel safe in the hands of your experienced driver throughout the journey. Check out the white crater of Kawah Putih, discover the active volcano of Tangkuban Perahu, and eat and drink at all of the city's latest hot spots. Your driver will take you anywhere you want to go and will wait for you at every stop. If you love having freedom of choice and having fun at your own pace, this is the best way to discover Bandung.

Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

8. Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

Benefit from pick-up from your hotel in Bali, and then travel to the westernmost tip to catch the ferry to Java from Gilimanuk. Upon arrival at Ketapang port in Banyuwangi, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Licin and drive through a rainforest of giant ferns and trees on the slopes of Mount Ijen.  Ascend to the summit to look into the crater and marvel at the blue fires of the volcano under a canopy of stars. Get a panoramic view of the sulfur lake and surrounding landscape in the first light of day. Then, return to the base of the mountain to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before the drive back to the Bali.

From Malang or Surabaya: Private Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

9. From Malang or Surabaya: Private Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

Begin with a pick-up from your hotel in Malang or Surabaya City and travel to Lumajang Regency where the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is located. Make a stop on the first viewpoint and witness a curtain of dewy white waters cascading down the rock face. Continue your adventure to the lower valley viewpoint of Tumpak Sewu waterfall. Hike down through path that intricately decorated with peppering’s of lush green moss. Enjoy amazing views from the bottom of the towering cliffs stand at impressive heights and just water coming out of everywhere. After Tumpak Sewu, be sure to visit another collection of smaller streams that fall off a cavernous section of rocks called Tetes Cave. Spend some time and enjoy a refreshing dip under this Tetes Waterfall. Then trek back to the starting point and return to your hotel in Malang or Surabaya City.

From Bali: Private Mount Ijen Crater Volcano Midnight Trek

10. From Bali: Private Mount Ijen Crater Volcano Midnight Trek

Embark on an exciting and unforgettable midnight hike up Ijen Volcano leaving from Bali and trust that this 24-hour adventure is worth the time. Begin your trek in pitch-black darkness and reach the crater in time to see the world's largest blue flame area, rising up to 16 ft. Hike back down as the sun rises and take in panoramic views of the magnificent natural surroundings.  The trip begins with pickup from your hotel and then a 4-hour drive to Gilimanuk Port, where the ferry for Java departs. Arrive at Ketapang, and go out for dinner to get energy for the hike. After your meal, set off for Mount Ijen’s blue fire, and arrive an hour and a half later at the base of the mountain. By midnight, the trek to the summit will start. The trek up will take around two hours. At the first stop, enjoy a spectacular view of the night sky and a photographer will teach you how to take photos of the stars. Head down to the Ijen Crater, which will take another 40 minutes. After a rocky path down to the bottom of the crater, see from a distance the mesmerizing electric blue fire from the volcano’s lava. Going back to the crater’s rim, be greeted by the breathtaking view of the sunrise overlooking the surrounding scenery. The trek will end at a local warung to eat breakfast before returning to Bali and your hotel.

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Amazing tour, Borobudur and Prambanan were spectacular, Merapi was also very interesting and also worth seeing and understanding the impact of the previous eruptions. In hindsight I would have booked Prambanan as a seperate tour. I think it merits more time spent and there are also interesting cultural activities such as archery of the evening dance that I think would have been worth seeing

This tour was amazing. It was incredible seeing the rice terraces and the local community working there. It really is stunning, we even got to see eagles flying around. The temple itself is nice but unfortunately it has been vandalized however the scenery makes up for it. Our guide Praja was also great and provided us with interesting information about the area

Anang is amazing! He was so friendly and knowledgeable! He easily adapted the schedule to suit our needs and made sure he was a friend over a guide. Highly professional and personable. We enjoyed our day thoroughly and it was all thanks to Anang!

Great experience! Bagus, was not only an excellent driver but also a great guide for this trip; comprehensive history & local cultural knowledge…

Excellent tour!!! Our guide Cokey did an excellent job and explained so much. It was an unforgettable experience for us! Highly recommended!!!