Guest what? Can I do Borobudur and Prambanan in one day tour?

However, this is the most populer of questions that I usually get from my readers. To ensure this is possible or not so I’ll be pleasure to help you by offering you for all inclusive tour then pickup from airport or your hotel.

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First, things twice for the tour. Between Borobudur and Prambanan temple are not close. Check it out to your map as well. You will see the locations of their places.

As you have seen they both are located is in different directions from Yogyakarta city. Borobudur temple is located on the north west of Yogya and the Prambanan temple is closer on the east part of Yogya. For the distance both temples, Borobudur is about 45 km from the city center, while Prambanan is 16 km away from Yogya town. The different distance of them involved make for a very long day.

If you eager to do a one day tour for Borobudur and Prambanan, there are two options here. Let me share you the itinerary.

*One day tour borobudur and prambanan temple

The best time for the Borobudur and Prambanan one day tour is first thought in the early morning. Book a shared tour for the cheap price here. The shared one day tour of both Borobudur and Prambanan  temple starts very early in the morning. If you join a one day tour Borobudur Prambanan most likely, you will be picked up from your hotel between 6 am. You will be arrived in Borobudur at 7.30 am and explore the temple for three hours.

After exploring Borobudur you have a 1,5 or 2 hours trip from Borobudur to Prambanan temple. At 12 pm usually you will get lunch in local restaurant near Prambanan temple. 1pm You will arrive and have 2 hours to explore Prambanan temple. At 3 or 4 pm you will go back to Yogyakarta city. It sounds very easy, isn’t it? But believe me you will be drained.

* Example of Borobudur and Prambanan one day tour with sunrise

This tour is for people who like to wake up so early and want to see a beautiful sunrise in the temple. The  tour itinerary is almost identical to the shared tour of Borobudur and Prambanan in one day, but you must readyto go from your hotel at 3.30am to get Sunrise Borobudur. If you want to get sunrise with a cheap price than Borobudur tickets is you can visit Setumbu Hill. At least you must go at 4am. From the top of the hill you see a beautiful view of Borobudur wrapped in the mist. It’s an amazing experience and you can get the transportation  both sunrise Borobudur or Setumbu hill here.

*Things to consider Both Borobudur and Prambanan temple are huge! Visiting and exploring around of the temples are fun, but quite a lot of walk.

However Prambanan temple tour can be a lot of the part to see. Related to Wikipedia there are 240 temples standing in Prambanan complex. It’s so big! I’ve visited place many times and I still haven’t seen  for Sewu temple. The temple is located inside of Prambanan temple area, but little bit far from main temples of Prambanan.

*Budgeting for your day trip

For my blog readers, a one day group tour of Borobudur and Prambanan is including for breakfast. The price also covers  to pick up and drop off you at your hotel. The vehicle that takes you is comfort with a driver. Even, you will get a good speaking english guide.

The price of entrance ticket to Prambanan and Borobudur temple are updated every year. Entrance for International visitors to the temple are higher than for Indonesian citizens and Kitas holders. Especially for Children below five will enter for free. It is different to the entrance fee for Setumbu Hill sunrise. The price is the similar for domestic and international tourists.

On the other side, you don’t have to join a group tour. It is possible for you to hire a private car with a driver and a guide who will take you to visit both temples or more temples around Yogyakarta city. A one day tour to Borobudur and Prambanan can be arranged. You can click here to get more info.


There are additional optional price to the tour. If you do not want to get our guide but you only want to get more insights about Borobudur and Prambanan during your visit then you can consider to hire a guide in there. A local tour guide price Rp100,000 per hour and Rp 200.000 for Sunrise.

A tour guide is not essential one, but they are so helpful. Even you used a tour guide while visiting temple. I said frangkly that one hour isn’t enough to explain everything! Especially if you are interested to the subject. Many interesting things to learn and to discuss.

Although you need more energy to explore around the city but I believe that the experience is worth it. Both Borobudur and Prambanan temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offfer a wonderful insight into the history of Indonesian country.

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There are some options to do Prambanan and Borobudur temples in one day tour. How ever, the big issue is that how tiring it is. My suggestion to you is: if you have more time, you can visit Borobudur and Prambanan on different days. Then you add more attractive places to visit like Merapi lava or sultan palace in yogyakarta city.

Whatever you want it is your decision. If you only have two days for staying in this lovely city then oke, do both temples in one day does make sense as well.

Everything you decide to make in the end then I can help. I have good staffs and legal guide with high skilled on the ground in yogyakarta. The best tour to Borobodur and Prambanan with reasoable price.

Note: Price of Borobudur, Prambanan or Sunrise tickets always change every year because of Indonesia rupiah value and rate.

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