Borobudur Temple Tour

The Complete Experience with Guide & Sunrise

Wishlist
$12.00 per guest
1 - 20 guests 2 hours

Highlights

  • A unique opportunity to catch the sunrise over the majestic Borobudur Temple
  • A professionally guided tour of this grand UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the 'largest Buddhist temple in the world' set against a backdrop of lush green landscapes of surrounding villages
  • With the help of your guide, understand the story and meaning behind the beautifully carved bas reliefs that adorn the temple walls
  • Gain insight into Javanese Buddhism architecture

Inclusive of:

  • Professional guided tour by one of our hand-picked guides
  • Guides fluent in multiple languages (English, Dutch, German & Japanese)

Not Inclusive of:

  • Entrance fee (IDR 450,000)
  • Meals
  • Pick-up and drop-off service within Yogyakarta (can be included at additional cost)
  • Pawon and Mendut Temple entrance fees (optional to visit)
5 Out of 5
22 Reviews
Deborah Krish Singapore
5
28 Aug, 2019

This tour is perfect for budding photographers (or those seeking an Insta perfect post) as Budi is passionate about phot...

Kelly Chu Australia
5
25 Aug, 2019

We opted to skip the sunrise tour cause there are literally hundreds of people and we were glad. We left Yogyakarta at 6...

$US 12.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 20 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

'Borobudur is Borobudur' as one historian famously said, conveying simply that there is nothing quite like the Borobudur experience! At dawn, as you witness the mist shrouded plains and hear the first call of the birds, it becomes effortless to imagine yourself time travel to that ancient era of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms when magnificent monuments were raised to the heavens in expression of their cultural and religious devotions. And as the mist slowly begins to lift with the rising sun to reveal the totality of Borobudur's architectural masterpiece, it sets the perfect backdrop for a morning exploring this timeless monument of Javanese history. Often times, as travelers we find ourselves in a city dashing through must-see sights and attractions without really immersing ourselves wholly, and that's fine. Not all attractions warrant such in-depth exploration, and after all, it comes down to individual preferences. Other times however, despite our best efforts to explore a place earnestly, it's difficult to arrange something reliable. As travelers we're perpetually wary and defensive toward pushy guides who offer their services and naturally so, how are we to know if they're any good? Understanding that a rich experience of Borobudur cannot be done without a guided tour and that the lack of proper information for reliable tours to Borobudur may prevent some of us from having a "complete' experience, we put together this tour for our guests.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: Guide will meet you at the lobby of Manohara Hotel for the sunrise tour
  • If you have selected to be picked up at your hotel, please be at the hotel lobby or entrance of your accommodation 10 minutes before pick up time
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended as there will be a fair bit of walking
  • Sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • Water is provided upon purchase of ticket. Bring extra if you will need more than 500ml
  • Guests are advised to dress appropriately as this is a place of worship
  • Guests are required to bring their passports which will be required for purchase of entrance ticket
  • You can additionally include a bicycle tour of the surrounding villages of Borobudur from the add-on section
  • You can also additionally add to go to Prambanan Temple, Merapi, Ullen Sentalu Museum and Ratu Boko Temple

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Your Local Host

Budi Lelono and team

Our team of guides specialize in Borobudur and is headed by Mr Budi who has been guiding people from over the world at the Borobudur for over 15 years. Even in his 40s, he has immense energy and has cultivated thro...

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22 reviews from people who took this experience

Deborah Krish Singapore
5
28 Aug, 2019

This tour is perfect for budding photographers (or those seeking an Insta perfect post) as Budi is passionate about photography himself and will point out the best spots and angles for pictures. He also has a unique brand of humour and will use this when sharing anecdotes about the history of Borobudur. Really appreciated that he even came to look for us in the parking lot upon arrival bearing raincoats as we had been caught off guard by the rain.

Kelly Chu Australia
5
25 Aug, 2019

We opted to skip the sunrise tour cause there are literally hundreds of people and we were glad. We left Yogyakarta at 6am to start our tour before the heat set in and it was great, not many people at the temple and we got to take our time with photos.  We were picked up on time from the hotel and met Budi at the temple. Budi did a great job explaining the history and how the temple was built. He also explained a the stories and teachings of the reliefs which was super interesting. Budi also knew how to take all the great photo shots which was super helpful!  Borobodur took about 1.5hours and then visited Mendut which took about half an hour.  The drive up from Yogyakarta was very comfortable and easier (and cheaper) than organising it ourselves.

Ainslee Asokan Singapore
5
27 Mar, 2019

Everything was prompt from the pickup service to the actual tour of the temple

Dario Savalli Italy
5
26 Aug, 2018

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Bjoern Ostertag Germany
5
23 Jun, 2018

We were well taken care from pick-up until being brought back to our hotel. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere during sunrise at Borobudur and the hustle and bustle at Prambanan. Seeing these examples of architecture and learning about the circumstances of their creating makes you humble and starts a thinking process.

US$12.00
22 Reviews
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