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Merapi Sunrise by Jeep & Jomblang Cave Tour

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    What to Expect
    Start your day with early pick-up from your Yogyakarta hotel & drive to Mt. Merapi, located about 17 miles north of Yogyakarta. The most active volcano in Indonesia with regular eruptions since 1548, Merapi emits smoke that can be seen emerging from the mountaintop at least 300 days a year. Enjoy a spectacular panoramic view as dawn breaks by 4WD jeep. Continue your adventure by descend 200 feet (60 meters) below ground to explore the subterranean cavern & enjoy your caving activities in Jomblang Cave.


    3.30 AM: Pick-up from your hotel in Yogyakarta area to Kaliadem Village

    4.00 AM: Hunting sunrise at Merapi’s slope by jeep (4X4)

    6.00 AM: Drive to Jomblang cave area

    8.00 AM: Arrive on cave location, a morning hot cofee or tea welcomes you

    9.00 AM: Amazing adventure activities to the vertical cave of Jomblang

    1.00 AM: Finish caving activity. Enjoy lunch box with a local taste.

    2.00 PM: Return to the Yogyakarta.

    3.30 PM: Drop off to your hotel

    Preparations to Jomblang Cave:
    • Please wear slippers so it is easy to change shoes.
    • Boots can be provided with a smallest size of 25
    • Cameras that shoot in low light are best for photography in the cave
    • Please bring extra clothes, towel & shower tools
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Yogyakarta City Area Hotel
    Departure Time
    3:30 AM
    Return Details
    To your departure location (Yogyakarta City Area Hotel)
    • Private air-conditioned car include English speaking driver
    • Fuel for tours
    • Return hotel transfers
    • Jeep for Merapi Lava Tour
    • Meal: 1x packed Lunch at location
    • Professional Caving guide
    • Equipments for Caving at Jomblang
    • Mineral water
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Personal Expenses
    • Food & Beverages other than mention above
    • Optional program
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • You will receive a confirmation email and voucher instantly after booking.
    • This voucher is valid only on the date specified.
    • Free hotel pick-up is available for accommodations in the Yogyakarta city area.
    • Hotel pick up in Kaliurang, Gunung Kidul, Prambanan, Kulon Progo, Parangtritis area will require an additional charge of IDR 25,000 to IDR 50,000 per person (please pay your driver directly)
    • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance. Please be patient in case of unforeseen delays along the pick-up route
    • Customer are encouraged to bring extra clothes, socks, shower cap, towels, sandal, insect repellent, camera, waterproof casing & other wet outdoor necessities.
    • Please be on time as the maximum waiting time for hotel pick up is 10-15 minutes.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Infants, pregnant women or people who have congenital disease, respiratory diseases, asthma, heart disease and high-blood pressure and experiencing back problems are advised against the activity.
    • If you cannot locate our guide or driver,please feel free to call our hotline no given on voucher.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour hasn't been reviewed quite yet; however, this tour's operator has 17 reviews.

    By: Lovely Borobudur Tours By Asni
    17 Reviews
    Very nice driver
    Our Tour was very cool. The Sunrise was beautiful but you have to Be early to get a good seat with a good view. Because a lot of People want to watch the sunrise. The breakfast was suprising yummy and they had fresh cooked eggs and omelett, fruits and traditional Indonesian Food. After that we went to 2 little temple also really beautiful, BUT be careful! On the Street there are a lot of women selling souvenirs and clothes. They are really annoying and persistent. And they want to force you buying something. The Jeep Tour was ok and the driver Wants to take hundreds of Photos of us but that was very Sweet and funny. All in all everthing was Fine and interesting and its worth it to book this Tour. But only the sunrise Borobudur would be enough. Our driver of the hole Tour was pretty amazing and he told us a lot about the culture.
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    Sunset tour
    Great. Dutch speaking guide. Tempels are beautiful. Pick up on private tour. Airco car pick up. Enjoyed the tour.
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    Friendly, professional tour.
    Anang was my driver for this trip. The entire tour was about 15 hours. He was very helpful and took his time to show me around Borobudur and Dieng. I really appreciated that he showed me around a local village near the Borobudur temple— I was able to see the home of an elderly woman and had tea with coconut sugar she made. Anang also took me to some unplanned sites—like the Dieng volcanic complex and Telaga Warna lake. Be sure to wear warm clothing to see the sunrise at Borobudur and pack some snacks. There were minor language barriers but nothing major. All in all, I had a great time seeing the great sites—thanks, Anang!
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    Because of Merapi activity, they change with Merbabu which is higher. this is not so easy to go on the top. But the sunrise is wonderful, the panaroma amazing. The guide was very nice. We arrive at 4AM on the top, he prepare a small fire for coffee. Honnestly, very good tour.
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    Makati, Philippines
    Worth it
    It was a worth it option. We were up and running by 3:30am and came back at 3pm. Action packed but still with enough breathing room to relax halfway the tour. I recommend this tour as it has highlights of the yogyakarta experience.
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    Borobodur was magnificant, the elephants in chains were shocking
    Borobodur temple is stunning, but I was stunned to find that 5 chained elephants are available for tourists to ride them and take photo's with them. Nowadays it's all over the news and social media that this is a severe form of exploitation of these animals and we should all refrain from stimulating that. Please enjoy the beauty of the temple and please, don't go riding on the elephants or take photo's with them.
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    Natasha C
    Very good!
    We had a great time, our driver was really nice and took us to a few extra things along the way such as a buddhist monastery and a place where they make Luwak coffee which was really interesting. The day was smooth and everything ran on time and as expected. Would recommend!!
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    A 100% must when you visit Yogyakarta
    Our driver/guide Doro (Sorry if I spelled it incorrectly), picked us up from the hotel and we went on a long drive to Dieng Plateau. The drive wasn't boring, as the scenery along the way was breathtaking and we would look left and right amazed at how beautiful and magical the place is. We took a short stop at a place going up and we took so many pictures and stayed there for over an hour, and Doro never rushed us and encouraged us to take more and he took some of them for us when we requested. We left there and went straight for the top. Arriving there we were blown away at how big and awe inspiring the place is. Even thought they were some tourists there, we basically had the place for ourselves and took pictures and videos till we were tired. Doro helped us take pictures and walked with us through all the good places. This tour is one of the best if not the best tour for Dieng Plateau, I would recommend this to everyone, the only downside is the drive which is 3 hours from the center of Yogyakarta , and so much worth it in my opinion.
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    We visit four temples with galih as a guide and it was a wonderful experience. He was very nice and make the explanations very interesting and it was also nice our conversations during the trip. I totally recommend the tour and Galih!!
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    Good company!
    My guide was wonderful! He was a good source of information on the details and the history of Borobudur and surrounding temples. As a solo traveler, he was also a good source of conversation! He went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable and doing what I wanted to do to get the most out of the experience.
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    Excellent tour of Borobudur and two other local temples!
    This was a great tour at a good price! We knew we didn't need a whole day to see Borobudur, so this half day looked perfect, and it was. We were picked up early at 8 by our driver, who took us to Borobudur. It wasn't too busy - Monday is a good day to go. The tour had arranged for an English-speaking guide, who met us once we had passed inside. The guide was extremely informative and took us on a fascinating hour-long winding walk up to the top of the temple, then left us to enjoy the rest of our time. Once we were done, we met up with our driver again and we were off to two smaller temples nearby, Pawon, then Mendut. Right next to Mendut temple is a Buddhist monastery which I highly recommend stopping by. All in all a well-scheduled and organized tour.
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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Awesome experience
    Our driver picked us up at 9am and the journey was quite winding and long. Be prepared with some motion sickness medication for those who are not too use to it. It was a 2hrs plus journey from Ibis Malioboro. We reached the place around 12pm due to some stops. We decided to have our lunch first at the Lobster place. Price was reasonable and food was ok. Next we need to go on a modified Jeep to get to the top. It was a bumpy ride but adventurous. But as you reach the destination it was really worth it. The view was breathtaking. After encouraging each other to conquer our fear of heights we decided to take the Gondola ride. We need to pay Idr200k each for the ride. And yes we made it. Overall an awesome experience.
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    Chad R
    the caves are great, but this is a slow paced group tour.
    we loved the caves that were included in this tour, but you end up waiting for a big group to be lowered into the cave at a set time. this whole day could have been about 6-7 hours total, but it ended up closer to 10. i felt that it was a lot of waiting around with a group that i didn't anticipate being attached to, but worth it regardless. that said, this tour was overpriced for Indonesia, considering how inexpensive everything else is. prepare to get dirty! it is muddy down there, you will not stay clean. our tour guide was nice, the car was fine and the small prepared lunches were good too.
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    Yokohama, Japan
    Good Experiences!!
    Accompied by Galih as our driver and guide and had a wonderful trip. He is knowledgable about the story of everything, even old chinesse history. I have learnt many things about Borobudur, and another small temples, Recommend to visit Borobudur and Jogja as well with him, and this company.
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    Excellente journée
    Excellente journée passé avec notre chauffeur Dudu, qui nous à laisser entre les mains d'un guide exceptionnel à Borobudur, qui a su nous raconter l'histoire du site et de la culture bouddhiste, avec un peu d'histoire du pays et tout ça mêler à de l'humour. Comme tous les guides il a su nous positionner au mieux pour faire de magnifique photos, de plus il nous à facilité l'échange avec des locaux. Bref cette visite était parfaite. Les autres temples sont à faire mais sans plus pour ma part, après tout dépends de vos intérêts pour les temples. La suite de la visite se passe à Merapi, c'est assez particulier surtout pour le premier arrêt dans le village qui a subit les éruptions volcanique de 2006 et 2010 (entre autres), endroit assez glauque pour le coup, puisqu'ils en ont fait un musé avec pas mal d'objet récupéré après l'incident. Le reste de la visite est toutefois plus fun et je ne sais pas si tous les guides sont aussi bon photographe que le notre (Agus) mais nous repartons avec des photos exceptionnelles.
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