Tours in Borobudur

THE 10 BEST Borobudur Tours & Excursions

Tours in Borobudur

Product Categories
Product categories and sub-categories are ranked based on revenue made by Tripadvisor, popularity of tours and activities, and seasonal trends.
Price
AU$0 - AU$800 +
Duration
Traveller rating
Languages
Filter to see tours in the language(s) you’re looking for.
Special offers
147 places sorted by featured
  • The ranking of tours, activities, and experiences available on Tripadvisor is determined by several factors including the revenue generated by Tripadvisor from these bookings, the frequency of user clicks, and the volume and quality of customer reviews. Occasionally, newly listed offerings may be prioritized and appear higher in the list. The specific placement of these new listings may vary.
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Showing results 1-30 of 147
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travellers are saying

  • Karl M
    barbourman8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went on Borobudur temple and Prambanan tour today and it was absolutely fantastic..!!
    Aditya was our guide and what a guide!
    Great communication and picked us up spot on time at our hotel for a trip to sembu hill top for the sunrise over Merapi volcano… Lively conversation and great knowledge on the bus! Onto Borobodur… Everything taken into consideration, food options, water and so cheery!! Even took us to a bonus temple and walked us around! 4 wheel drive up Merapi volcano, everything was provided.. Finally onto Prambanan for our final tour of the day..
    Aditya was a pleasure..! He Really looked after our family and I would say he made our day very special.. Thank you Aditya, thank you Asmaradhana.. A tour we will not forget any time soon!!!!
    Karl Mainey & family x
    Written 23 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Caroline B
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour was really lovely! So much included for what you get - really the best of the best in Yogyakarta. Going up before 04 am just to see the sunset was the loveliest part of the day. Truly memorable! Our tour guide Dani really was a gem too. He even bought us local fruit in the afternoon and gave us many insight in local culture and history. I would definitely recommend this tour, everything was conveniently planned and everyone was friendly!
    Written 27 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • CHEE KONG C
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Today we start our tour to Borobudur and Prambanan .Is was an amazing experience for our days, especially we have a very good and friendly tour guide who is helpful also arrange everything for us so smoothly. thumbs up to him we will looking for him again. Thank You Mr YEPikaye👍👍👍
    Written 28 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Clara K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rio our guide for 3day ensured we had a smooth and safe holiday for my 82 year old dad and I.
    His recommendations of places to visit, food to eat were on point. His internal GPS was simply amazing, knowing the ins and outs, avoiding traffic.
    He Planned our trips, ensuring a relaxing one, with consideration of my dad’s age. Rio was patient, never rushing us and flexible with time too.
    Rio shared as much as he could on the history of Java, the migration of religions. Shared as much local culinary as time
    permits, even brought us snacks:kuih to be consumed along the way. He’ll sneak in a short detour to bring you to unknown temples, churches, to admire the paddy fields and cattle along the way.
    We covered Borobudur, Mt Merapi, Prambanan, Jomblang Cave, Tanding Cave, Pantai Limang.. all in my to go list.

    Written 28 September 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Ramon
    Essen, Belgium7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour and Yust was the best guide. He even made sure I was the first to enter Borobudur that day so I had to privilege to walk around privately and take pictures with no other people in it. Very unique!
    Written 1 October 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • siddeshwar v
    London, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The sites are stunning no doubt and you will have a magical experience but this tour group makes it happen for you. The communication and coordination was excellent. Ari was helpful and friendly. He made me very comfortable and was kind, he looked after me really well. I would recommend to go with them.
    Written 14 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Adam T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent day tour with Ipung, was picked up directly from the hotel, all very easy and relaxed.

    Very enjoyable, would recommend!
    Written 28 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Sebastian
    Nuremberg, Germany1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend! I was alone and the driver (Arma) was amazing and did everything to make the day as good as possible for me. The rice terraces were absolutely beautiful and we had a lot of time. Bring good shoes and something against heavy rain. Arma also suggested a really good traditional lunch which was very good.
    Written 1 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Discover630498
    Rostock, Germany1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a fabulous tour the the temple was an amazing experience. The driver was prompt and courteous. I would recommend this
    Written 11 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Chetan H
    Bengaluru, India1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tony was cool and friendly guide cum driver for us in jogja for 2 days, we felt safe and comfortable.
    Written 17 November 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Marsha G
    Germantown, MD22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a great day with Uke. They kept the pace lively and interesting and the tour surpassed information. It was a full immersion in a cultural experience which we thoroughly enjoyed.
    Written 13 August 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Aissabc
    Vancouver, Canada20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent service, punctual and courteous. Yugi was very helpful. Good time to start the tour of Borobudur Temple and enough time to visit Prambanan.
    Written 28 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • stephen m
    Astoria, NY4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour and more!

    This trip was booked last minute and our driver Eko was more than willing to go above and beyond to help us and take us to where we needed to go and even made stops after the tour was over and stayed few hours later than required!

    Started super early at around 345am pick up to go watch the sunrise over the temples and went cycling around town stopping at AMAZING sugar plantation, made pottery, and went to a bee farm all with our very knowledgeable and friendly guide Mat.

    After we had a great guide named Dwi who took us through the prambanan temple for the sunset and was very helpful with the history of the place.

    5/5 stars!
    Written 10 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Nannini C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was amazing with some temples, beautiful sceneries and beach !
    Yudha was a great driver, always trying to help us with translations, showing us around the best places and restaurants ! Thank you for everything Yudha :)
    Written 1 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Shuyu H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    After browsing through a lot of options for the Tumpak Sewu/Bromo/Ijen tour, I ended up deciding on this one since it's a longer tour that also covers Borobudur and Prambanan. My overall experience with my guide, Yovi, and the tour company, was positive, and I would not hesitate to book with them again. That being said, I do think there were some details that weren't clear in the descriptions and didn't match with my expectations.

    The tour starts in Yogyakarta instead of Surabaya. This is in the descriptions but a detail that I overlooked because most trips to Bromo/Ijen start in Surabaya. This tour option seemed to be pretty unique and I didn't find anything similar elsewhere. While it's a 5 day tour, the hotel on the first night (in Yogyakarta) isn't actually included. Again, I believe this is in the descriptions but I overlooked it & simply assumed that hotel would be covered for all the nights during the tour.

    I really like the fact that the tour company and my tour guide Yovi were very flexible in helping me adjust my itinerary. I had booked the tour to start on a Monday, but Borobudur and Prambana are closed on Mondays. Because of that, we modified my itinerary slightly to fit Borobudur on the day before and Prambana on the morning after. Yovi took great care of me and picked me up from the airport. I was a little nervous about the tour because I was traveling solo, but he really went above and beyond to help me (e.g. took me to get a phone SIM card) and to provide an amazing experience for me.

    Now, some clarifying details about the trip. My guide Yovi was my driver and provided helpful information for most questions I had. He spoke amazing English and I had no problem conversing with him, even on non-daily topics. I thought that a guide would be traveling with us, but actually, it did not turn out to be the case. At most of the attractions we had local guides, but not all of them were private (or 1-1). At Borobudur I was in a group tour organized by the temple. At Prambanan and Kampung Pelangi (rainbow village) I did not have a tour guide, but Yovi walked me around Kampung Pelangi (and to be honest there really wasn't that big of an attraction, so I think not having a guide here made sense). At Tumpak Sewu I had a private tour guide. At Bromo I had a private Jeep for the sunrise tour but no tour guide for the actual climbing of Mount Bromo (to the crater). And lastly, at Ijen, I had a group tour (this one happened to be small and only had 4 people that day including me).

    I had mostly positive experiences with all the tours, but this was just something that wasn't clear to me when I signed up for this trip. Even at the attractions where I did not a guide, Yovi did his best to make sure that I had a good experience and did not get lost. The only one that was difficult for me to navigate was Prambanan. I happened to have gone on a day when there were a lot of student groups doing field trips, so it was extremely crowded and I kept getting asked to get photos with them (which was super weird to me at first, but I later realized that they generally had friendly intentions). I think someone local accompanying me would've helped the experience, because 1) I felt so weird about everyone asking me for photos because I had no idea why and 2) I really wasn't able to explore freely with a crowd following behind me the entire time. I also think it would've helped if someone explained the details and the intricacies of the culture and history of the temples there.

    My local guide at Tumpak Sewu and Ijen were both amazing. There were some adjustments that we had to make to my itinerary, but the tour operator informed me ahead of time and I was okay with these changes. I do feel that they could have provided more information on what I needed to bring. I asked ahead of time if there was anything I needed to bring, but didn't really get much of an answer besides a windbreaker for hiking, and by the time I got that answer, I was already overseas. So this information didn't really help me. For Tumpak Sewu, I would highly recommend wearing a bathing suit underneath in case you decide to swim or go into the cave. I was wet head to toe after this and sitting in wet clothes really wasn't pleasant.

    I like that the tour company had scheduled me for very early tours in order to avoid the crowd and to make sure that I got the complete experience. We were one of the first groups to reach the Ijen blue fires as well as the waterfalls at Tumpak Sewu. This made such a difference! Getting up 1-2 hours earlier for me was 100% worth it. By the time we were finished with photos, the places were beginning to get very crowded. As we were climbing back up from the Ijen blue fires, there were so many people trying to get down in a rush (because you can only see the blue fires before daylight) and struggling.

    Lastly, I called Viator ahead of time to confirm where this trip ends, because it simply said "Bali" in the descriptions. They had told me "anywhere in Bali". This turned out to not be the case and the trip ends at the ferry port and you ride the ferry by yourself to Bali. If you have some other itinerary planned in Bali or need to get to the airport, you would need to arrange transportation yourself and it's actually a pretty long drive (around 4 hours).

    The accommodations were comfortable and pleasant. Also, Yovi had to do so much driving over the 5 days, especially early in the morning (there were days where we had to leave at 1am or 12pm), and I'm incredibly grateful for that. I was able to take naps in the car mostly and I can't imagine how he was able to do all of that.

    In regard to the itinerary itself, I think it really depends on what you want to see. I came for Mount Bromo and that was the one thing that I HAD TO do, but I ended up also doing Borobudur and Prambanan because I wasn't sure if and when I will have another opportunity for them. The rainbow village itself was not that exciting, but you probably wouldn't be going for the rainbow village anyway. Borobudur and Prambanan are very interesting from both a cultural and historical perspective if you have an interest in that, and for me it was okay that I am not necessarily religious. Yogyakarta itself is also a less "touristy" city (it's popular among domestic tourists but not international tourists) where you can experience more "real" Indonesian culture if that's something on your list. I ended up having a lot of fun at Tumpak Sewu and Ijen was such a beautiful surprise that exceeded all my expectations, and I would 100% say that Tumpak Sewu/Bromo/Ijen are worth going.

    The package is a little pricey for one person, and I would recommend booking with more people if you want to bring down the cost.
    Written 11 January 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Borobudur: Tours Information

Tours

148

Tours Prices From

AU$3

Tours Reviews

1,762

Tours Photos

4,622