About This Tour

Two days on the road among rural Javanese scenery. Climb to the top of Borobudur Temple for magical sunset. Explore the hilly neighbourhood in open car: majestic sunrise from Setumbu hill, tea plantations, surprising Chicken Church and the Buddhist Monastery by the ancient Mendut Temple.

It’s all about the famous Borobudur Temple and it’s rural neighbourhood. On the first day you will have enough time to explore the temple when there are less people around - at dusk, after the public closing time - with a magical sunset as a bonus. The second day is for reconnaissance - with the first brisk of morning light you will hop on an open roof car to survey the Borobudur neighbourhood. During this adventurous ride you will explore the pristine Javanese landscapes - villages, hills, tea plantations, smaller temples, elevated observation points plus a handful of very local attractions.

This is a relaxed tour with a elements of local adventure.


  • Adventurous trip in comfortable, open roof car
  • Experience Borobudur Temple during its best hours – at sunset
  • Misty morning at Setumbu hill – the landscape view on Borobudur and Merapi volcano
  • Chicken Church – an unexpected structure hidden in the forest
  • A ride through forested hills on a steepy, serpentined roads
  • A breeze of cool mountain air at Nglinggo tea plantation
  • Tasting local Javanese coffee at Suroloyo hill
  • Ancient Mendut Temple and the Buddhist Monastery

2 days

Min 4 Pax

Sigthseeing, Adventure, Outing

Borobudur and Around

Customise This Tour


We will pick you up at the hotel in Yogyakarta (or any other place previously agreed upon) to head to Borobudur and its monumental Mahayana Buddhist temple. You will have an opportunity to admire this UNESCO-listed structure at dusk, after the public closing time - which means a more private atmosphere and a spectacular sunset experience.

Dinner at the Manohara restaurant located the Borobudur Temple complex. After dinner, we will take you to a picturesque boutique hotel nearby, where you can enjoy free time in a rural environment of Borobudur village.

  • 14.30 – 16.00 Pick up and transport to Borobudur village
  • 16.00 – 18.30 Borobudur Temple Sunset
  • 18.30 – 20.00 Dinner at Manohara restaurant
  • 20.00 Transport to hotel, free time

DAY 2 Setumbu Sunrise – Chicken Church – Nglinggo Tea Plantation – Suroloyo Peak – Mendut Temple – Buddhist MonasteryB-L-D

This will be a long but rewarding day, "on the road" style. We will start at 4 AM to be picked up by your driver and your mean of transportation for today - an open roof car. Ideal for sightseeing, it will make sure you don't miss a thing during this busy day.

First destination: A sunrise at Punthuk Setumbu - top of a hill observation point with a breathtaking panoramic landscape with its central point - Borobudur Temple. Just imagine this majestic structure submerged in a sea of fog with the magnificent Merapi and Merbabu volcanoes in the distance! Nearby there is the Chicken Church - a mysterious and surprising building hidden in the middle of a Javanese forest. Raised by Daniel Alamsjah who has received its vision of dove-like shape in his dream, the church welcomes prays from people of all religions. We will climb to the top of the bird’s head for amazing 360-degree views.

After breakfast served at your hotel we will head to the Nglinggo Tea Plantation, traversing forested hills with a steepy serpentined roads. Coffee break at Suroloyo Peak and another amazing scenery to admire. The last destination is Mendut Temple (we will arrive at the sunset) and the Buddhist Monastery nearby.
That's the end of the tour - time to go back to Yogyakarta.

  • 04:30-06.30 : Sunrise at Punthuk Setumbu
  • 06:30-08.00: Chicken Church
  • 08:00-10.00: Breakfast at the hotel and check out
  • 10.00-13.00: Ngllinggo tea plantation
  • 13.00-15.00: Suroloyo Peak - lunch and coffee break
  • 15.00-17.30: Mendut Temple sunset and Buddhist Monastery
  • 18.00-19.00: Dinner and Transfer to Yogyakarta

Price Includes

  • Transportation from/to airport/bus/train station
  • Private cars, drivers, petrol and parking fees
  • 3 stars hotel or similar
  • Tour Leader
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Entrance fees to all attractions based on itinerary
  • Mineral water (1 bottle/person/day)

Price Does Not Include

  • Flight / train tickets to Yogyakarta
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips and expenses of personal nature
  • Any other items not mentioned in the intinerary


Please check the section below for upgrade options (flight tickets, hotel upgrades, drone photography, etc.).

Additional information

140, 135, 126, 140, 126, 125


4-6 Pax, 7-10 Pax, 11-16 Pax, 17-24 Pax, 25-29 Pax, 30 Pax

From USD 125


Please contact us for the price of this tour.

  1. Guiding prices for low season. During the high season (July - August, end of December, some regional holidays, etc) prices may increase 10-20%. Please contact us for the final price if you intend to travel during the high season.
  2. Shown prices apply to foreign tourists. Indonesian Ministry of Tourism sets different levels of entrance fees at many tourist attractions (foreigners often pay significantly more comparing to Indonesians). If you are an Indonesian, please check the adjusted prices on the Bahasa Indonesia version of this page.


This tour is fully customizable. It can be booked in its original form and price, or we can personalize it just for you. Customization includes itinerary modifications, hotel or transportation upgrades and flight ticket reservations. You can also choose any of the add-ons we offer:

Photo-Video Drone
We will send a small team that will document your trip

Culinary Experience
Tasting unique local dishes throughout the tour

Travel insurance
Mandatory during our tours - if you don't have one, we will arrange it for your group

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