Sunrise is the best time to see Borobudur. You’ll arrive at the viewpoint overlooking the temple while it’s still dark. From Barede Hill you’ll see Borobudur emerging from the early morning mist as the sun rises up over the hills behind the valley. After sunrise you get to explore Borobudur, before a relaxed breakfast at a restaurant on the temple grounds. If you still have energy you get the chance to visit Prambanan Temple in the afternoon, before you get dropped off.

There are two Barede Hill Sunrise Trips available. There’s the Barede Hill Sunrise + Borobudur Tour and the Barede Sunrise, Borobudur and Prambanan Tour. The tours are a cheap and hassle free way of visiting Borobudur or Borobudur and Prambanan in a day. All you have to do is get out of bed a little bit before 4 am for your hotel for pickup. There are also regular tours leaving at 5 am and 8 am (obviously you’ll not visit the hill and miss sunrise with these options). We’ve provided information about the two packages. Review the table below before booking your tour.

Barede Hill Sunrise and Borobudur
Tour is Rp 140,000 per person
– You get picked up around 4:00 am
– Watch a (hopefully) beautiful sunrise from Barede Hill
– Explore Borobudur Temple for 2-3 hours
– Return to Yogyakarta around 10:00 am
Barede Hill Sunrise, Borobudur and Prambanan
Tour is Rp 190,000 per person
– You get picked up at around 4:00 am
– Watch a (hopefully) beautiful sunrise from Barede Hill
– Explore Borobudur Temple for 2-3 hours
– Explore Prambanan Temple for 2-3 hours
– Return to Yogyakarta at 2:00 pm
Barede Hill Private Car Rental
– Cost for private car rental Rp 600,000. Includes gasoline. If you want the parking fees to be included, there is an additional cost Rp 15,000
– 12 hour car rental
– English speaking driver
– We will help you arrange your itinerary
Tour Includes
– Pick up from your hotel or arranged meeting point
– Shared transport to and from Borobudur (and to Prambanan if you decide to join the Barede Sunrise, Borobudur and Prambanan)
Tour Excludes
– Ticket to Barede Hill (Rp 30,000 per person)
– Ticket to Borobudur (USD 25 for adult USD 15 for student/ child. Student needs to present a valid student ID)
– Ticket to Prambanan is an additional USD 25 for adult USD 15 for student/ child
*A combination ticket for Borobudur and Prambanan is USD 45 (instead of USD 50 for both temples). Combination ticket for student is USD 27. Payment is in Rupiah, on the spot
– Tour guide

You’ll Always Remember

  • Sunrise from Barede Hill with Borobudur in the distance
  • Borobudur temple in the early morning as the mist hangs over the ground
  • The ancient temple complex of Prambanan


View of Sunrise from Setumbu Hill
After watching sunrise you visit Borobudur Temple
You can also visit Prambanan. This is optional.

The Key Information

The Barede Hill Borobudur Tour is one of our most popular tours. You’ll get picked up from your hotel in a minivan (shared transport) taken to the temple and dropped off again at the end back at your hotel. The tour is Rp 140,000 per person for the Borobudur Package and Rp 190,000 per person for the Borobudur and Prambanan package.testimonial-alzinda

If you’re struggling to decide what tour to book, we recommend the Barede Hill Borobudur Package. Visiting two temples in one day is tiring. If you don’t have much time in Yogya do both. To give you that extra energy to visit the temples we recommend getting the breakfast (buffet breakfast). It’s costs Rp100,000 per person.

Unfortunately some parts of Yogyakarta are not in our pickup range. If you’re hotel is outside the Yogyakarta Ring Road we can’t pick you up (we’re sorry). Sheraton, which is by the airport, is also outside of the pickup range. We’ll tell you where the nearest pickup point is when you book. We also cover this and all the FAQ in the fact sheet you’re redirected to after you booked.

The Barede Hill Borobudur Tour is a cheap and easy way to visit two of the cultural highlights of Yogyakarta. Fill out the form below to book the tour. Remember to give us the name of your hotel and choose which tour you want to join. We’ll get back to you as as soon as you’ve submitted with a confirmation.

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