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Mount Merapi Volcano Hiking Sunrise Tour from Yogyakarta

Java, Indonesia
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Watch the sunrise from the top of Indonesia’s most active volcano on this 16-hour overnight tour from Yogyakarta, including hotel pick-up and drop-off. Journey to Selo village at the foot of the volcano, then rise early to embark on a 3-hour trek, accompanied by your private guide. After a challenging hike, arrive at the 9,550-foot (2,911-meter) summit of Merapi volcano in time to watch the dazzling sunrise over Java island. 
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free drinks included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Had a great time with Ardi!

Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta | Feb 2020
Ardi was a great guide. Specifically this tour only includes the driving. But, we hired him to guide us at Borobudur (not included in the cost), and he regaled us with tales about the relief panels that line all 4 stories of the temple. There were a lot of other tourists there, but we found a nice spot to watch the sun rise over Mt. Merapi. He was also nice enough to offer to snap a few wonderful photos of us - really patiently I might add. Note, the sunrise ticket comes with a nice buffet breakfast! We ended up not doing the Merapi Jeep Tour on account of bad weather conditions and how tired we were.
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Worth every penny!

Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta | Nov 2019
Amazing value for money, real VIP treatment. My driver ardi was amazing, polite and knowledgable. See everything quickly and comfortably. Worth every penny!
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Great Tour

Borobudur Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta | Nov 2019
This tour does a great job of packaging many of the key sites of the area into a convenient day. We felt like we made great use of our time in Yogyakarta. Great information and nice pace. Be sure to bring along some snacks/food as it may be a long stretch between mealtimes.
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A great tour but really pricey

Yogyakarta Cultural Tour: Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple and Merapi Volcano | Oct 2019
This is an excellent tour provided by a very professional travel agency. Our driver was punctual in meeting us, friendly and attentive. Unfortunately his English was not very good and we didn't always understood what he was saying at the minor sights. Do note that the fee does not include a guide at Borobudur or Prambanan. But you can engage one for RP150,000 per hour at both places. Given how inexpensive things are in Yogjarkarta, I found what I paid for the tour to be pricey and I suspect that one can find much cheaper alternatives.
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Good service and wonderful experience

star-5Benjamin T
Airport Shuttle | Oct 2019
Our guide Ardi was really helpful, knowledgeable. Ardi (and Dani the driver) was there waiting for us when we arrived, they showed us around Jogja and both of us really enjoyed the day tour. Ardi was also very accommodating and customise the itinerary for us, we had a great experience overall.
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Amazing Borobodur

star-5Kim H
Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta | Oct 2019
Ardi picked me up at my hotel at 3.30am, as scheduled, for the drive to Borobodur. I appointed him as my guide (not included in tour price) so he purchased the ticket for me and led me to a good spot to watch the sunrise. We were fortunate to see the sun (sometimes hidden by haze) and glimpse Mt Merapi. Ardi then guided me round the site, pointing out good angles for photographs and explaining many interesting structural and cultural aspects of Borobodur. Having recently read "Buddha" by Deepak Chopra, I especially appreciated the explanations of the relief panels depicting the buddha's life. After breakfast (included in entrance ticket price) we visited two small temples nearby and I tried some luwak coffee. We were scheduled to drive to Mt Merapi where I could take a jeep tour of the mountain. However, since the mountain was no longer visible (completely obscured by haze) and I was exhausted (after morning and afternoon tours and the Ramayana ballet the previous day), I decided to forego the jeep tour and head back to my hotel. I was very happy to see Borobodur (simply amazing) and very happy with the service provided by Ardi.
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Superb trip. Highly enthusiastic team...

star-5ASOK B
Lava Tour Sunset by Jeep | Mar 2018

Superb trip. Highly enthusiastic team gave a lasting memory that we will cherish forever

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Confirmation for the tour came down...

Merapi Volcano and Pindul Cave Tour from Yogyakarta | Jan 2018

Confirmation for the tour came down to the last day which was stressful. Was meant to include beach picnic but didnt. Asked tour guide and he had no idea what I was talking about. Viator offered a small refund after several weeks. Unlikely to use them again.

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Very good tour! Nice and helpful guide...

Merapi Volcano and Pindul Cave Tour from Yogyakarta | Jan 2018

Very good tour! Nice and helpful guide and nice spots to visit

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A must-see for anyone visiting Java...

star-4Antony Stubbs
Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta | Jan 2018

A must-see for anyone visiting Java. Outstanding value-for-money considering the extent of the trip, as it starts real early to beat the crowds. My driver, Mega, was very kind and considerate given it took up his whole day, and was willing to join me for dinner and take me to the airport afterwards!

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Early rising was worth it. Great...

star-5Kathy W
Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta | Oct 2017

Early rising was worth it. Great guide, fantastic tour, saw everything, did everything and more. Sun may not have appeared at the temple due to cloud but still worth going. Temples were great and if you like Kopi Luwak, tell the guide. There's a Kopi Luwak shop with civets in the backyard!! Best coffee I have ever tasted!!! And the Mt Merapi volcano and museum were a highlight. Love volcanos!!! Thank you heaps :

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Great tour, really good seeing some...

star-5Adam B
Sukuh and Cetho Temple Tour from Yogyakarta | Oct 2017

Great tour, really good seeing some of the lesser known temples. This is a LONG day however with many hours travelling in the car. We felt it was worth it. But just be aware of that.

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Tour guide was very friendly, prompt...

star-5Catriona C
Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta | Sep 2017

Tour guide was very friendly, prompt and knowledgeable. Spoke very good English.

The private tour started early in the morning in a very clean air conditioned car. We were picked up from our hotel in Yogyakarta and taken directly to Borobudur temple with plentiful time to get to the top of the temple and see sunrise. Our guide gave us time to enjoy the sunrise, then walked us around the temple pointing out the most interesting and pertinent carvings. Although witnessing a spectacular sunrise is weather condition dependent, it is well worth paying more to enter Borobudur early in the morning before the big crowds arrive and queues build to get in. Ensure good foot wear and prepare to climb lots of steep steps. There was some spare time to enjoy the complimentary coffee and snack that came with the entrance fee to the temple.

We were then driven to a local authentic market. Top tips were given by our tour guide and explanations to features of the market. We then drove to two other Buddhist temples via a coffee roasting enterprise. It was insightful learning about the Luwak coffee and seeing the animals involved in the coffee making process. There was no pressure to buy the coffee or try it, although it is very much worth a cup to try! remember - it is the most expensive coffee in the world so expect prices to reflect that.

The two Buddhist temples were much quieter and smaller compared to Borobudur, but very calm and beautiful. One entrance fee covers both temples.

The afternoon involved driving approximately 60 minutes to the base camp of Merapi volcano. A jeep ride around the volcano and points of interest from eruption destruction is approximately 90 minutes, and very insightful. The cost of this is not included. There are minimal facilities and viewing points otherwise on Merapi, so a jeep ride is the only interesting thing to do.

We were then given the option to visit Prambanan temple Hindu for an additional cost of 150,000Rdp. However, we opted out as we were tired! We were driven directly back to our hotel.

All these activities and sights involve additional fees but well worth it for an action packed memorable day. Remember your camera and be prepared for locals to try and sell you their wares pestering tourists!

All in all, very good value for money. Thank you Bambang!

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Highly highly recommended!! they...

star-5Yuheng J
Sunrise and Temples Tour from Yogyakarta | Aug 2017

Highly highly recommended!! they event prepared cool tower and cold bottled water throughout the trip. The guide was knowledgable and tried to make the experience quite personal.

Only note is that this is private tour, meaning that if they are setting up a private tour for your booking.

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Our guide was very friendly and...

star-5Klaus K
Java Village and Temple Tour from Borobudur | Aug 2017

Our guide was very friendly and funny...Did the tour as we asked. The car was in perfect condition and very comfortable. They were 2 full days with excellent attention..I recommend 100

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