Merapi Lava Tour and Sunset at Candi Ijo



Taking an off road jeep on a Merapi Lava tour is one of the most fun thing to do in Yogyakarta.  Visiting   a modest museum that was established by a small family (Mr. Kimin and Mrs. Wati). Museum Sisa Hartaku can be translated to My Remaining Treasure Museum. The museum is actually within their house. This house was affected by the Merapi eruption in 2010.

During the tour you will pass through several villages that were affected by the Merapi eruption. In these villages you will see abandoned buildings in the middle of these fields. Visiting  here is one big stone that is called Alien stone (Batu Alien) that was hurled out of the volcano during the eruption. This unique big stone resembles a human face. If you see the stone from a different side, you can see another face. The surroundings here are picturesque. During the Merapi Lava Tour you will come to the edge of a cliff where you can see one of the massive rivers around Merapi.

The next stop will be at the bunker, which  is located in Kaliadem and is no longer used anymore. Two people were found dead inside this bunker in 2006 (eruption). They tried to save themselves by entering the bunker and were trapped by debris from the eruption of Mount Merapi. They were covered with up to 6 feet of debris. The ash was as hot as 572 degrees Fahrenheit. If you walk up a bit from the bunker and you can see such a beautiful view.


Visit the most impressive Hindu shrine in Java built in the 9th century and now listed in UNESCO world heritage site. Prambanan temple is also known as Roro jonggrang or the “slender virgin” temple. Prambanan temple is the largest and beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia. This temple is famous after Borobudur Temple. It is a religious site with momentous historical significance. It’s actually a complex consisting of hundreds of temples but most of them have collapsed over time. Only the major ones, six of them, are rebuilt. These astonishingly beautiful temples were built in the ninth century when Java flourished under the rule of Mataram Kingdom, a powerful Hindu kingdom.

In addition to its epic history, the architecture itself is admirable. The astounding building of Prambanan reveals the sophistication of the architecture that was built centuries ago. The structural design consists of huge stones skillfully and brilliantly carved and put together in artistic construction. Although the technology to build the temple is still a mystery, the carving on the temple itself tells stories. In fact, they are not just artistic carvings on stones, but more than that, they are reliefs revealing the tale of Ramayana, the well-known love story of Rama and Shinta, the Hindu God and Goddess. To ‘read’ the complete story of Ramayana, you have to walk around the temple clockwise since the tale of how Rama heroically rescued Shinta was carved on the outer walls of the temple. The tale revolves around Rama’s attempts to rescue his beautiful wife, Shinta, who was abducted by a demon king, Ravana. With the help of Hanuman, his monkey-general, Rama managed to bring back his loved one.


Direct visiting Tebing Breksi or Breksi Cliff. Breksi Cliff is located south of Prambanan Temple. In the past, this location was natural stone mining and in 2014 the mining was closed by the government. Then the former rock breccia mining becomes an attraction because it has a unique shape. Continou to Ijo Temple. This temple located at the highest place in Yogyakarta that presents natural and cultural enchantment with additional view of taking off and landing airplane from Adisucipto International Airport.


The show that tells the love triangle Rama, Shinta, and Rahwana is a performance that is a pity to miss. Ramayana Ballet is a show that combines dance and drama without dialogue, based on the Ramayana story. Based on an epic Hindu history, the story of model king Rama was adapted to become an important local dance, encompassing the Javanese style, culture, and music. Whilst the story originated in India, the Javanese version is truly representative of the local art and culture.

Professional dancers and gamelan musicians participated in this Ramayana Ballet which took place on an open stage with Prambanan Temple as a backdrop. Ramayana Ballet is also based on the bas-relief at Shiva Temple, Prambanan. The dancers' movements look very attractive. The scenes exhibited by the dancers did not escape the applause of the tourists who watched the show. Not only the movements that can amaze the audience but also the costumes become other unique sights. The Javanese puppet costumes worn by dancers are certainly no longer strange for local tourists. However, for foreign tourists, costumes like this look very unique and attractive.

Time Distribution

09.30 am           : Pick up at the hotel in Yogyakarta area

09.30 – 10.30 am : Transfer to Kaliadem, Merapi

10.30 am - 12.30 pm: Merapi Lava Tour

12.30 – 01.30 pm : Transfer to Prambanan area

01.30 – 02.30 pm : Lunch at Prambanan area

02.30 – 03.30 pm : Visit Prambanan Hindu Temple

03.30 – 04.00 pm : Transfer to Breksi Cliff

04.00 – 04.30 pm : Visit breksi

04.30 – 04.45 pm : Transfer to Ijo Temple

04.45 – 05.45 pm : Visit Ijo Temple

05.45 – 06.15 pm : Transfer to Prambanan area

06.15 – 07.00 pm : Dinner

07.00 – 07.30 pm : Transfer to Prambanan area / Purawisata*

07.30 – 09.30 pm : Ramayana Ballet Performance

09.30 - 10.00 pm : Transfer to the hotel

*depends on the schedule


Can be done by every body

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Please note there will be an extra fee should you hire a local guide from the attraction as your driver will not enter the attraction

There will be extra charge for pick up outside Yogyakarta area (ex : Borobudur, Solo, etc)

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✔ Private Tour

✔ Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles

✔ Mineral water provided

✔ English speaking driver

✔ Jeep

✔ Entrance ticket

✔ Ramayana Ballet performance only

✔ Parking

✖ Meals

✖ Local guide

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Yogyakarta is a city where traditional and modern merge into one. On one side there are many city hotels and other high buildings, but on the other side you can feel the magnificent atmosphere of the ancient buildings by visiting Borobudur and Prambanan Temples. The combination between modern and history blends perfectly well and allows tourists to enjoy both.

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