Borobudur And Prambanan Temple Tour 2 Days

Yogyakarta itinerary 2 days : Borobudur temple and Prambanan sunset tour

With a lot of interesting places to visit in Yogyakarta, there will be many tour options you can arrange while you are in the city. To help you narrow down your choices, you can consider arranging a two-day Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Sunset Tour. This is one of the most popular tours conducted by most visitors in Yogyakarta. Being the largest Buddhist temple, Borobodur temple is the most iconic temple in Indonesia, if not to say in the world. Meanwhile, Prambanan Temple with its beautiful structure has attracted thousands of tourists to visit it. On your way from and to those two temples, there will be many interesting tourist spots you can visit.

Day 01 : Keraton & Tamansari Yogyakarta – Prambanan temple – Candi Ijo Sunset

On your first day of your Borobudur Temple and Prambanan sunset tour, a driver will pick you up at your hotel in Yogyakarta at 8.30 am. You will be taken to visit Keraton Yogyakarta. This is the palace where the reigning Sultan (King of Yogyakarta) and the royal family live. You will be guided by an “abdidalem” – a palace staff – to explore the wonderful architecture of the palace. Keraton Yogyakarta will be an ideal place where you can learn Javanese heritage, culture, and history in the first place.

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From the traditional palace of Yogyakarta, your journey will continue to Tamansari. Located just nearby Keraton Yogyakarta, Tamansari was formerly a bathing area specially designed for the royal daughters and wives of the reigning Sultan. Tamansari Palace is now not used as a royal bathing area anymore. However, the beauty and the design of the place still attract thousands of people to visit it.

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The next tourist destination to visit after lunch is Hijau Temple (Ijo/ Green Temple). Located just a one-hour drive from Yogyakarta, the temple will be a perfect retreat after spending time in the crowded city. This is a sacred Hindu temple located 420 meters above the sea level that overlooks the city of Yogyakarta. Along the way to Hijau Temple, you will find beautiful scenery views and refreshing green rice fields. The unique location of Hijau Temple will make it an ideal place for you to escape from your daily routine for a while.

After an enjoyable visit to Hijau Temple, your tour will continue to Prambanan Temple. Being located just 15 minutes from Hijau Temple, you will be amazed by the construction of the Prambanan Temple even if you see it from distance. Being constructed during the reign Isyana Dynasty in the 9th century, Prambanan Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Indonesia. It is actually a complex consist of 240 temples in different sizes and presented to Wishnu, Siwa, and Brahma. They are three main Gods worshipped by Hindu people. Among the temples, Siwa Temple is the largest one you can find in the complex.

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Visiting Prambanan Temple, you will be able to learn about the epic story of Ramayana through its reliefs. It is a story based on Hinduism cultures with the root of history that can be dated back over centuries ago. You can also see impressive sculptures and statues in every temple. There will be a professional and certified local tour accompany you to explore Prambanan. Additionally, your late visit to Prambanan Temple will make it possible for you to enjoy a breathtaking sunset view from there. Just imagine yourself enjoying the sunset with the background of the magnificent Prambanan Temple.

You will Prambanan Temple in the evening. The driver will take you back to your hotel for dinner and take a rest. This would be the end of your first-day tour in Yogyakarta.

Day 02: Borobudur temple– Lava tour Merapi

Your second-day tour in Yogyakarta will be started at 7.30 am with the driver pick you up at your hotel. In this tour, Borobudur Temple will be your first destination to visit. If Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu Temple, Borobudur is the biggest Buddhist Temple on the planet. As one of the world’s heritages, Borobudur is now protected by UNESCO.

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Being established during the reigning of the Syailendra Dynasty in the 9th century, Borobudur has been abandoned and not recognized for hundreds of years. After the reinvention of the temple, UNESCO took the lead to renovate it. With its grandeur structure, Borobudur Temple has attracted thousands of tourists across the world to visit it every year. The construction of the temple is divided into three main parts, they are Kamadatu, Rupadatu, and Arupadatu. Each part of the temple’s structure represents a human’s life cycle in the world. The construction of Borobudur Temple also consists of thousands of Buddha statues and stupas, with the largest one place on the top of the temple. Meanwhile, the walls of the temple are carved with reliefs that show the teaching of Buddha Mahayana.

After visiting Borobudur Temple, you will continue the tour to Merapi Mountain on the northern side of Yogyakarta. Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia with the last largest eruption occurred in 2010.

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You will be taken to a Merapi lava tour on a 4WD car. The tour will bring you closer to the villages and areas around Mount Merapi that affected by the large eruption in 2010. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off on a location of your choice.


Day 01 : Keraton & Tamansari – Prambanan temple – Candi Ijo

– Pick up at hotel / requested location
– Visit keraton & Tamansari Yogyakarta
– Lunch
– Transfer to Prambanan temple
– Explore Prambanan temple
– Visit Candi Ijo for sunset sightseeing
– Transfer back to hotel
– Check in hotel & free leisure

Day 02 : Prambanan temple – Lava tour Merapi

– Breakfast at hotel
– Visit Borobudur temple
– Lunch
– Drive to Merapi view
– Lava tour Merapi by 4WD car
– Drive to Yogyakarta city
– Drop off service


– Private car (Full AC) during tour
– English speaking driver
– Petrol, parking, donation
– Mineral water during tour
– Entrance tickets ALL destination on program
– Temple Tour Guide (Borobudur & Prambanan)
– Local tour guide at Keraton
– 4WD car + driver to explore Merapi (lava tour)
– Pick up and drop off service


– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance
– Meals (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
– Accommodation

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Borobudur And Prambanan Temple Tour 2 Days