Where is it
How to get there
- Rent a motorbike – This is by far the cheapest option. However, make sure that you are comfortable on a motorbike. The drive takes about an hour and getting there won’t be a problem early in the morning when the roads are quieter, but the journey back to the city during the day can be quite intimidating if you are not used to Indonesian (and Yogya) traffic.
- Rent a car/driver – This is the option I chose and I definitely think I could have gotten a better price if I had looked around. There were 2 of us and we rented a car for 400,000 IDR. The driver was knowledgable of the surrounding areas and answered all the questions we had about Yogya which was really nice! He also took us to get Kopi Lawuk, the coffee where a cat eats and poops out the coffee bean. The plantations are in this area, so it is worth it to stop for a coffee after seeing Borobudur. He also dropped off the other girl I was with at Prambanan (see post here). I went there the day before by bus, so he dropped me back at the hostel.
- Organized tour group – This is the most expensive and less personal of the options. This is also almost always a sunrise tour, so you will be waking up around 2 or 3 am. Most tour groups will be on a bus and will take you to see the sunrise at Borobudur. The sunrise ticket entrance is more expensive than normal hours (after 6AM), so you will have to pay extra for the sunrise that.
How long to spend there
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