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Best of Yogyakarta
3 Amazing Days

Starts at

$250 USD / person

Private car

3 Days - 9-12 hours / day

Entrance tickets included

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Best of Yogyakarta in 3 Amazing Days

Get the most ‘bang for your buck’ during this 3 day tour. It hits all the major spots that tourists come from across the world to see and a few more.
Borobudur & Prambanan temples, Mount Merapi, Malioboro Street, the Sultan’s Palace, the Water Castle, Mangunan Fruit Garden, a Hobbit House, and a Pine Tree Forest.

Great Holiday

With three days in Yogyakarta, you will get to know the city and its wonderful people.

Hassle-Free Trip

All entrance tickets, parking fees, and petrol included. Door-to-door service from your hotel and back. No waiting in line or struggling with language barriers at the ticket box.

Stops for Meals

Enjoy delicious meals on the way. Meal prices are not included, so you can choose and pay only for what you want. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

Day 1

  • Sultan’s Palace (also called Keraton or Kraton)
  • Water Castle (also called Taman Sari)
  • Malioboro Street 
  • Stop for Lunch (optional)
  • Prambanan Temple
  • Stop for Dinner (optional)

Day 2

  • Borobudur Sunrise
  • Mount Merapi by 1 h jeep ride

Day 3

  • Mangunan Fruit Garden
  • Pine Tree Forest
  • Rumah Hobbit

In this 3 day tour, you will see all the greatest sites in Yogyakarta so no FOMO here!

Day 1

Watch a beautiful sunrise at Borobudur Temple, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, then take a 1 hour ride a jeep around the base of Mount Merapi to see a museum, an alien rock, a viewpoint and a supposedly haunted bunker. Learn about the tragedy of past explosions to this community and how it was rebuilt from ashes. The jeep ride is quite bumpy but also very fun! 

Day 2 

Visit the Sultan’s Palace, the famous Malioboro Street for souvenir shopping, and the Water Castle of Yogyakarta. Then continue on to Prambanan Temple, a Hindu Temple dedicated to three Hindu deities- Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Stops for lunch and dinner can be made at traditional Indonesian restaurants (meal prices not included). Vegan and vegetarian options available.

Day 3 

Enjoy the view, overlooking the Mangunan Fruit Gardens then visit a unique Hobbit House and a Pine Tree forest –  unexpected, cute and refreshing sites.

Day 1

  • 9:00 AM

      Our driver will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby to start your tour

  • 9-12 PM

      Visit Yogyakarta’s Sultan’s Palace, the famous Malioboro Street, and the Water Castle.

  • 12-1 PM

      Drive to Prambanan area

  • 1-2 PM

      Lunch at a recommended restaurant (Kaliopak or Sekar Kedathon). Meal price is not included.

  • 2-4 PM

      Visit the Prambanan Complex including Sewu Temple which can be reached on foot or by tram.

  • 4-5 PM

      Driven back to Yogyakarta hotel

  • 5:00 PM

      Return to Yogyakarta Hotel


Day 2 

  • 3:30 AM

      Our driver will be waiting for you in yor hotel lobby to take you to Borobudur. Very early morning start!

  • 3:30-4:30 AM

      Drive to Borobudur

  • 4:30-7 AM

      Enter Borobudur through the exclusive Manohara Hotel entrance. Climb the stairs to Borobudur and watch the sun rise. Return back to Manohara Hotel (do not go out the public exit).

  • 7-7:30 AM

      Enjoy a free coffee/tea break with Indonesian cakes, sitting in the pretty garden at the Manohara Hotel.

  • 7:30-9 AM

      Drive to Mount Merapi area

  • 9-10:30 AM

      Prepare and ride jeep for 1 hour tour to see alien rock, museum, viewpoint and bunker. Hold on!

  • 10:30-12 PM

     Driven back to Yogyakarta hotel

  • 12:00 PM

      Return to Yogyakarta hotel

Day 3 

  • 7:00 AM

      Our driver will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby to start your tour.

  • 7-8 AM

      Drive to Mangunan area

  • 8-9 AM

      Enjoy Mangunan Fruit Garden and view

  • 9-9:30 AM

      Drive to Hobbit House

  • 9:30-11:30

      Enjoy Hobbit House

  • 11:30-12 PM

      Drive to Pine Tree Forest

  • 12-2 PM

      Enjoy Pine Tree Forest

  • 2-3 PM

      Driven back to Yogyakarta

  • 08:00 – 08:30 PM – Driven back to your hotel

      20 – 30 min. drive back to your hotel

  • 3:00 PM

      Return to Yogyakarta Hotel

  • A private car with driver, petrol, and parking fees paid
  • Door-to-door service from your Yogyakarta hotel lobby
  • Entrance tickets to all sites for the tour. Specifically :
  • Borobudur Sunrise
  • 1 hour Jeep ride around the base of Mount Merapi to see an alien-shaped rock, a museum with artifacts from past explosions, a viewpoint of Mount Merapi and a supposedly haunted bunker (given free disposable dust mask)
  • Yogyakarta’s Malioboro Street, Sultan’s Palace, and Water Castle
  • Prambanan Temple
  • Mangunan Fruit Gardens, Hobbit House and a Pine Tree Forest
  • With each Borobudur Sunrise ticket, you will also receive :
    • exclusive resort hotel entrance to Borobudur
    • complimentary map
    • use of flashlight/torch
    • free coffee/tea break with Indonesian cakes
    • free beautiful souvenir
  • On Day 2, optional stops for lunch and dinner at recommended restaurants 
  • Hotel 
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Price of Meals (but driver can stop at places to eat along the way and you pay yourself)
  • A Tour Guide within the temples [However, a guide can be pre-arranged for an extra fee. Multiple languages available. Please let us know in advance].

To consider bringing

  • light jacket for chilly morning
  • good walking shoes
  • hat
  • sunblock
  • water, snacks
  • cash for consummables
  • umbrella or rain gear w/ waterproof shoes during rainy season. Rainy season, October – February.

Be sure to return to the Manohara Hotel immediately after Borobudur for your coffee/tea break. Some tourists have gotten confused and followed others to the public gate which is the wrong exit. Because of this, it is advisable not to remove the Borobudur Sunrise sticker you will receive from your shirt because this identifies you to Borobudur security as a sunrise guest.

The Mount Merapi jeep ride can be quite bumpy so it is not suitable for very small children (<10 years old), the elderly or those with musculoskeletal problems. Ride at your own risk.

Your bag will be searched at Borobudur and Prambanan.

Please note weapons, spray paint, and drones are prohibited inside the sites.

Artha Tours is not responsible for the weather, unforeseeable and/or unpredictable events.

No refunds. Any changes to schedule will try to be accomodated but cannot be guaranteed.

Please see full Terms and Conditions here.

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