Gain insight into Hindu influences in Java by our hand picked professional guides
Understand the beautifully carved bas-reliefs on the walls of the temple that illustrate the epic of the Ramayana
Explore the the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. The towering temples dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities - Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma
Professional guided tour by one of our hand-picked guides
Guides fluent in multiple languages (English, French & German)
Not Inclusive of:
Entrance fee (IDR362,500)
Pick-up and drop-off service within Yogyakarta (can be included at additional cost)
$US 14.00per guest
1 - 10 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, Prambanan (and Borobudur among other temples) are a testament to the many religious influences Java underwent throughout its history. As a result one can't help but wonder the effect of this on the people of Java. Upon closer examination it becomes clearer that Javanese traditions and cultures are indeed a result of a mix of between Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic influences. Exploring the Prambanan complex gives one a better understanding particularly of the Hindu influences surrounding present day Java. Apart from it being an architectural masterpiece there are many lessons in both anthropology and history to be learnt from a guided tour of the Prambanan temple, thus we have prepared this guided tour to give more context to your visit, rather than leaving Prambanan with only a visual impression.
There are many ways one could explore the temple complex of Prambanan and the nearby ruins of Ratu Boko's Palace. Whether you decide to do a quick stop over, or a guided tour or spend an entire day in the Prambanan area exploring the nearby villages and cottage industries, we have all the options available for you. We've put together this tour in partnership with a local resident and your host, Mr Suriyadi. A guide whom we have come to know closely, Mr Suriyadi and his team are the best people to show you Prambanan and the area.
You can customize your tour by selecting various options from the add-on section
Pick-up location: Guide will meet you at the ticketing booth for international visitors
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 on the day of the tour. Bring extra if you will need more than 500ml
You can additionally include a guided tour of Ratu Boko and/or watch the Ramayana Ballet performance (select from the add-on section)
The Ramayana ballet is available only every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The seat availability is upon pre-order with the following types: VIP, special, Class 1, and Class 2.
The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.
Hi, my name is Suriyadi, I am live a stone's throw away from the Prambanan temple complex and have lived here all my life. Growing up in such close proximity to the now UNESCO world heritage site has had a big infl...