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Borobudur and Prambanan Tour in One Day: yes or no?
Sunday, August 27, 2017

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Are you looking to find something about Borobudur and Prambanan tour? Buddhist temple Borobudur and Hindu temple Prambanan, even though both of them are different kind of temple, these two sites are drawing a lot of people to visit them as they are the most popular temple in Indonesia. Both of Borobudur and Prambanan are located in Java, near to each other. That is why local and foreign tourist often asking “can I visit Borobudur and Prambanan in one day?”. The answer is yes, you can do Borobudur and Prambanan tour in one day. You can but please notice that the both sites, Borobudur and Prambanan, are not so close. Borobudur temple is on the Northwest side 45 km away from the center of Yogyakarta while Prambanan is around 17 km away to the east from the center of Yogyakarta. It might be tricky to for you to find a right travel agent or it sounds tiring to do it, but when you get a hold of it, it is not that complicated. So, if you want to visit both sites in one day, you have to consider several things like budget (of course), and time. Because you will need a quite long time to go from the first site to another one, you will need to start your trip early in the morning. Beside that, it will have plus and negatives on doing this tour in one day, and you might need to consider it.

Tips and trick

It is very easy to arrange this one day trip because the travel agents here are highly advertised or you can go outside from your hotel and find the travel agent’s offices lining in neighborhood. Yogyakarta-Magelang is a tourism city after all. A lot of packages are offered but one day tour from Borobudur to Prambanan is the most popular one. Once again, choosing the packet will depends on your budget. You might want to note that the travel agent availability depends on the quantity of the passengers. So, it is best to book the tour several days prior. Another trick is to not choosing the travel right away. Be smart at negotiating the prices. Don’t be afraid, the local people are nice and laidback so they won’t be annoying when persuading you.

‘Yes’ or ‘no’

If you only stay for short amount of time in the town then doing the tour in one day might be the answer for you. The tour usually including a breakfast because the travel agent will pick you up early in the morning around 5 am/4 am. Some tour packages also offer you the opportunity to see the sunrise, yet you need to get ready earlier. The other plus side is, buying the ticket for both Borobudur and Prambanan will be cheaper if you do the one day tour instead of touring in separated days.

Here comes the negatives. For your information, Borobudur and Prambanan are huge sites or complex. choosing to do the one day tour will give you about 2 hours to explore each sites and believe me it is not enough to explore all of them and it will drain your energy. Thus, if you want to actually enjoy through and until the detail, it is advised to do the tour in separated days.

In the end of the days, despite all the pros, contrast, and all the consideration, the choice to do Borobudur and Prambanan Tour in one day is in your hand.


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