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One-Day Yogyakarta Borobudur Tour

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Duration

7-8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

50 people

Languages

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Overview

One-Day Yogyakarta Borobudur Tour: Unveiling Wonders of Central Java

Our One-Day Yogyakarta Borobudur Tour is a curated experience that seamlessly blends the rich cultural tapestry of Yogyakarta City with the awe-inspiring grandeur of Borobudur and Prambanan Temples. Your adventure begins with a complimentary pick-up service from your hotel in Yogyakarta or the airport. We will set the stage for a day filled with exploration and discovery.

Indulge in the beauty of Yogyakarta City as our experienced tour guide navigates you through its vibrant streets. They will provide insights into the city’s history, art, and traditions. The journey continues to the iconic Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Marvel at its intricate carvings and serene surroundings, immersing yourself in the spiritual ambience of this ancient marvel. The tour then unfolds to visit Mendut Temple, Kota Gede, and Prambanan Temple. This temple is a masterpiece of Hindu architecture, and you’ll witness the majesty of its towering structures.

This comprehensive tour package ensures a hassle-free experience, including lunch, entrance tickets, transportation, and the expertise of our knowledgeable guides. We invite you to enjoy the rich cultural tapestry of Yogyakarta and witness the architectural marvels of Borobudur and Prambanan Temples. So, it will create memories that will last a lifetime.

About One-Day Yogyakarta Borobudur Tour

The one-day Yogyakarta Borobudur tour begins in the morning and departs from the Yogyakarta hotel areas. Your journey starts with a visit to Borobudur Temple, where you’ll explore the intricate details of this ancient masterpiece. Subsequently, delve into the heart of Yogyakarta, experiencing the lively downtown area and observing residents’ daily lives.

The tour continues with a visit to the grand Sultan Palace, a testament to Yogyakarta’s regal history. Explore the art of batik at a local workshop, witness the mesmerizing silverwork in Kotagede, and indulge in the vibrant cultural atmosphere.

After a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, your exploration extends to the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, Prambanan Temple. Marvel at the impressive architecture and immerse yourself in the historical significance of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

This tour concludes with visits to local industries, providing a glimpse into the traditional crafts of batik and silverwork. Your memorable journey ends as you fly back to Bali, where we ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel.

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Trip Agenda

  • 08:00: Meet with our tour guide at the hotel lobby
  • 09:30: Visit Borobudur Temple
  • 11:00: Visit Mendut as well as Pawon Temple
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 13:00: Visit Sultan Palace
  • 14:00: Visit Water Castle
  • 15:00: Visit Batik home industry as well as a silversmith at Kotagede
  • 16:00: Visit Prambanan Temple
  • 17:30: drive back to the hotel

What to Bring on the Tour:

  1. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
  2. Sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.
  3. Camera to capture the stunning landscapes and cultural moments.
  4. Refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  5. A small backpack to carry essentials.

Highlights

  • Borobudur Temple Exploration: Begin your day with a visit to Borobudur, the most significant Buddhist monument globally, built in the 8th century. Unravel the history, art, and philosophy encapsulated within this awe-inspiring structure.
  • Yogyakarta City Tour: Immerse yourself in the charm of Yogyakarta by exploring its vibrant downtown area and witnessing local people's daily activities.
  • Sultan Palace (Kraton): Visit the magnificent Sultan Palace, a symbol of Yogyakarta's royal heritage, and explore its cultural significance.
  • Kotagede Silverwork: Witness the intricate artistry of silver craftsmanship in Kotagede, home to skilled silversmiths creating beautiful works of art.
  • Batik Lesson: Discover the art of Indonesian batik paintings, experiencing the intricate process of creating this traditional fabric.
  • Prambanan Temple: Explore the majestic Prambanan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia.
  • Local Restaurant Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, savouring the authentic flavours of Yogyakarta.
  • Cultural Workshops: Visit local industries, including a Batik workshop and the silversmiths of Kotagede, to gain insights into traditional crafts.

Itinerary

BOROBUDUR TEMPLE
BOROBUDUR TEMPLE

We begin this journey by picking you up from your hotel or the airport in Yogyakarta. Our knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you to the Magelang area in Central Java to visit the awe-inspiring Borobudur Temple. As the largest Buddhist temple in Asia, Borobudur is adorned with ancient reliefs depicting profound stories of human life. The temple's majesty and the fine details on its walls will enthral you. Our expedition will proceed to the serene Mendut Temple after our visit to Borobudur.

MENDUT TEMPLE
MENDUT TEMPLE

We continue our Yogyakarta Tour to visit Mendut Temple, an exquisite Buddhist sanctuary near Borobudur. Marvel at its intricate carvings depicting Buddhist teachings and mythological stories while our knowledgeable guide unveils its rich history. Delve into the spiritual significance of this sacred site, set amidst lush greenery and tranquillity. You can witness the towering statues of Buddha inside the temple and the serene atmosphere that envelops the surroundings. Additionally, you can admire the ancient relief on the temple's walls, offering glimpses into the past. Afterwards, we will go to the heart of the city of Yogyakarta.

SULTAN PALACE AND WATER CASTLE
SULTAN PALACE AND WATER CASTLE

We continue our Yogyakarta City Tour to visit the magnificent Yogyakarta Sultan Palace, a symbol of Javanese heritage and royal culture. Explore its grand halls, adorned with intricate carvings and traditional architecture, while learning about the illustrious history of the sultans who once ruled from here. Next, delve into the mystique of the Yogyakarta Water Castle, an enchanting complex of pools, gardens, and pavilions once used for royal leisure and rituals. Marvel at the unique blend of Javanese and European architectural styles as you wander through the maze-like passages and discover hidden chambers. Guests can witness the majestic beauty of the Sultan Palace's main pavilion and audience hall and the serene tranquillity of the Water Castle's bathing pools and underground tunnels.

BATIK HOME INDUSTRY AND SILVERSMITH AT KOTAGEDE
BATIK HOME INDUSTRY AND SILVERSMITH AT KOTAGEDE

Experience the vibrant culture of Yogyakarta on our Yogyakarta City Tour, where you'll visit the renowned Batik Home Industry and Silversmith at Kota Gede. Dive into traditional Indonesian craftsmanship as you witness skilled artisans creating intricate batik designs and exquisite silverware. Explore the Batik Home Industry to learn about the complex process of batik-making, from wax application to dyeing, and marvel at the stunning array of patterns and colours. Then, venture into the heart of Kota Gede to discover the artistry of Yogyakarta Silversmiths, where silver is meticulously crafted into intricate jewellery and decorative items. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Yogyakarta as you witness these time-honoured crafts firsthand and even have the opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs to commemorate your visit.

PRAMBANAN TEMPLE
PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

We continue our Yogyakarta City Tour to visit Prambanan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the grandeur of this ancient Hindu temple complex, marvelling at its towering spires and intricate stone carvings that tell tales of ancient mythology and religious devotion. Wander through the vast temple grounds, where you can admire the impressive architecture and soak in the serene atmosphere. Discover the rich history and cultural significance of Prambanan Temple as our knowledgeable guide shares fascinating insights into its construction and significance.

Included/Excluded

  • 21% Government tax and service charge
  • Air Conditioning private car
  • English speaking guide
  • 1 x lunch at a local restaurant
  • Entrance fee at all tourist destinations as per itinerary
  • Note: other language-speaking guides are available with an additional charge and we will inform you upon the confirmation made
  • Own expenses
  • Insurance (we suggest you purchase your own travel insurance)
  • Tipping

Tour's Location

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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