Peaceful Go For Either the Sunset or Sunrise Tour – We stayed at Manohara Hotel which is located in the compound of Borobudur. If you want to visit Borobudur, I really recommend to stay at least for a night here and do the sunset or Sunrise entry for :
1. sunrise or sunset entry
2. Free 40 mins video on Borobudur. It explains the history and tells the carvings which makes what you see come alive
3. Peace and quiet without the crowd during sunset or Sunrise entry
4. It’s free entry to Borobudur for as long as you stay here. We stayed 1 night and got entries for 2 days.
5. Separate entry so you don’t get hassled by too many vendors.
We went for the sunset entry but we went earlier at 4.30pm. The crowd especially at the top where the stupas are, were noisy and it was quite crowded. But come 5.15pm, sudden calm descends with only 5 of us there.
The difference in the atmosphere was amazing. Definitely worth paying the extra. We were allowed to stay in until 6.20pm.
Our mistake. …we should have watched the video or visit the library before going in to pick up on the stories as we walked around it. The video is shown over and over again from 5pm-9pm, pretty much on demand basis.
But we are going in again to check out the carvings and see if we can spot what the video has shown us.
Unfortunately it was cloudy today so the sunset wasn’t as spectacular but still beautiful especially when you are in such peaceful environment.
Sunset or Sunrise Tour – This is one place that you should not miss.
Do note that this is not recommended for those who has problem climbing steep stairs and strollers (it is really steep, some steps are slight slightly more than a foot high).
We walked out from the hotel turn left towards town. After the main Borobudur entrance, take a left. You will see a Juice Bar on the right. Really really good and cheap. Go get some. It’s worth it.Prices stated on the wall so you won’t get fleeced.
Keep going straight, you will see a BNI signage, right beside it, there is a stall selling fried duck and chicken. Really good. Not that cheap but reasonable. Make sure you taste the sambal (chilli paste)!
Best driver to take you around for your sightseeing in Jogja!Also gives the best advice if you’re unsure of what to do first.Thank you for accompanying me on my adventure!
It was easy to get hold of Agus, the owner and tour operator, he was recommended to us by a friend of ours, this is our second trip with his tour guides. Giarto, our tour guide arrived on time on all three days. He went...More
Overall im very satisfied with java heritage tour service for a memorable tour experience at jogja. Special thanks to our tour guide Pak Budi and also to pak agus for a prompt response when needed. Keep up the good work and ill definately recommend this...More
We are a family with young children (toddler) from Malaysia. we have been in Jogja for 2 nights and our driver / guide / friend / photographer from this company was mas Adi. we are very happy and satisfied with his service. he was very...More
Nama driver: Pak Tugi Kami di Jogja selama 4 hari dan Pak Tugi layan kami dengan sungguh baik! Kemana-mana kami hendak pergi, walaupun jauh, dia hantar kami dgn senyuman. Dia membawa kami ke warung makan local yg sedap dan tidak ada ramai tourist. Layanan Pak...Selengkapnya
For four days, I traveled around with Mas Agus from Java Heritage Tours. He took me to see the temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, explore vulcanic craters, see the Dieng plateau, and visit various sights in the city of Yogyakarta. I even got a cooking class at his place (which was delicious).
I was traveling through Indonesia by myself, but Agus made me feel very safe and took great care of me. He was super friendly and very knowledgeable. I had an absolutely fantastic time, and I can recommend Java Heritage Tours to anyone! More
I got Pak Agus' number after reading his team's good review online. We were a party of 6; 5 adults and my 5-year old son travelling to Jogja for 6 days & 5 nights leisure trip. We were greeted by Mas Adi; albeit slighy misscomm...More
kunjungan saya ke yogjakarta bersama driver mas budi adalah yang terbaik dan best sekali.. maybe next time boleh berkunjung lg bersama dgn java heritage tour..
Percutian yg menyeronokkan. Tempat² yang menarik. Pemandu yg baik, peramah, penyabar. Tq mas Adi dan pak Agus. Semoga ketemu lg di lain waktu.
- one word to describe our whole jogja trip is "SUPERB" - excellent service by Pak Agus and our driver@tourist guide, adi saputra - comfortable homestay - a great package with affordable price - prayer time given (good for muslim traveller, the mosque/musolla is everywhere)...More