Exploration of the Borobudur and Candi Rejo

Exploration of the Borobudur
and Candi Rejo

Images and stories don’t even come close once you stand eye to eye with the Borobudur, South-East
Asia’s largest Buddhist temple. With the morning admiring this site from all angles,
the afternoon is reserved for an authentic look and taste of Java.


Where culture meets religion; Yogyakarta has topped the list as one of the more diverse destinations in Indonesia for its variety of tour options and local representation of Javanese life. Its centre boasts numerous regions and districts that remind visitors of its rich past, outside the city borders, culture and religion buffs are treated by some of the country’s most astounding sites around.

Long covered in mud and dust, being the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia and UNESCO protected, one feels tiny when gazing up, walking around and admire the dozes of Buddha images at the Borobudur. Nearby Candi Rejo Village adds an adventure element to this full-day excursion, an authentic experience that fills in the afternoon before moving back to Yogyakarta.


Exploration of the Borobudur and Candi Rejo

08:30 - 17:00

Your English speaking guide and driver welcome you at around 08:30 hrs at your hotel in Yogyakarta before we leave via the most efficient route the city and enter the countryside around this Javanese city.

First stop of the day is the world-renowned Borobudur: dating back to 800 A.D., this huge temple complex once felt into total decline when the influences of Buddhism start to decline, and power shifts took place in East Java. The temple was abandoned for many centuries, right after its completion, the excavation of this now UNESCO-protected site of importance laureled in a new era for the Borobudur, making it one of the most sought-after sights for Java explorers.

In the afternoon, we head over to lesser-known temples in the area. The Pawon and Mendut temple complex is assumed to have some form of correlation with the Borobudur yet this has never been fully proven. After lunch (not included, own arrangement) we arrive at Candi Rejo, a local village that transcends its lineage of what Java used to be. You will be exploring the town and its residents by “Andong” (horse-drawn carriage) and bear witness of traditions that have withstood the test of time.

The afternoon is further enriched with handicraft demonstrations, tasting local health drinks, and meet the farmer that stay true to authentic means to work their fields and plant / harvest their crop. Nothing is more as Indonesian as the Gamelan: a bamboo and wood-made instrument, synonymously with the sounds and culture of Indonesia. Guests will get a fast-track instruction on how to master this instrument under the guidance of a local master. Once the last sounds echo through the air, it is time to head back to Yogyakarta.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Lunch at a local restaurant (own arrangement)
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in downtown Yogyakarta. Transfers outside these areas, including the Borobudur and Prambanan regions, and Yogyakarta’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24hours may be on request.
  • We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes


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