Welcome to Dieng Plateau


These squat, simple temples, while of great archaeological importance, can be slightly underwhelming for non-experts. Rather, Dieng’s striking scenery, which comes into its own during and just after the rainy season, is the main reason to make the long journey to this region.

A word of warning: the area has become popular with local coach tours and unfortunately this has contributed to the despoliation of some sights, particularly Kawah Sikidang. Those who have seen active crater lakes elsewhere may want to give Kuwah Sikidang a miss.


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$198 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2D1N Dieng Plateau Trekking Tour

Itinerary: DAY 01. PICK UP SERVICE YOGYAKARTA – DIENG PLATEAU AREA (LD) - Pick up service at airport or hotel or other selected location in Yogyakarta area (Morning or afternoon). - Direct drive to to Dieng Plateau Area. Dieng itis self located in the Central Java’s hinterland on 2.000 m elevation. The area is dotted with Hindu-Buddhist temple ruins and several calderas of an extinct volcano. Surrounded by jagged, mist shrouded mountains and local potato plantation, Dieng provides travelers more refreshing look of Central Java. Lunch served at local restaurant on the way to Dieng area. - Arrive at Dieng Plateau area, check in at guesthouse / homestay. - Afternoon free and easy at your leisure. Dinner served at local restaurant in Dieng area. - Stay overnight. DAY 02. DIENG PLATEAU LIGHT TREKKING – SUNRISE SIKUNIR HILL – YOGYAKARTA (BL) - Early morning at 4 AM wake up call. From homestay start the trip on foot or drive by car to get to the Sikunir hill (the highest hill in Dieng plateau area 2.600 ASL). - Arrive at the Sikunir foothill, start trekking up to reach the peak of of the Sikunir hill to enjoy the surrounding misty atmosphere while waiting for the sunrise. If the weather permits, being at the top of the hill you will be able to see the view of at least 4 high mountains in Central Java eg Mt. Merbabu, Mt. Sindoro, Mt. Sumbing and Mt. Slamet. - Next proceed trekking down the hill, pass through villages, local potato field and other crops. On the way to homestay make stop at Sikidang bubbling mud craters, Telaga Warna volcanic lake with meditation caves and several old Hindu temples. - Arrive back at homestay, have simple breakfast and relax. - Around 9 am, check out from home stay in Dieng area and drive back to Yogyakarta. - Drop off at airport or hotel or other selected location in Yogyakarta area. - End of services.

$44.11 Day Trips & Excursions

Discover Dieng Plateau Tour from Yogyakarta

We bring you to Wonosobo where you will be able to see dramatic mountain scenery as we travel through Sindoro - Sumbing Valley, passing through tobacco & tea plantations. We will visit the popular crater (kawah) around Dieng Plateau which is the Sikidang Crater (Kawah Sikidang) then move on to Arjuna Temples Complex. Candi-candi (ancient temples) dotted around, the most famous being the Arjuna complex not because of its magnificence, what not with the likes of Borobudur and Prambanan not too far off but for its really old age. Here you can find Candi Arjuna, Candi Setiyaki and Candi Bima. They are one of the oldest temples in Indonesia, dating back to 8th century built by the Sanjaya dynasty. It had stood the test of time for a long, long time. Last but not least, the must visit attraction is to Telaga Warna (colored lake). The name stands as the lake hues of blue and maybe some slight green. Try to walk up the hill beside it to catch a top view of the lake which can be quite beautiful if you caught it during the right light of day.Itinerary:7.00 AM: Pick up at your hotel to go Wonosobo District11.00 AM: Visit Sikidang active crater12.00 PM: Visit Arjuna Temple Complex1.30 PM: Visit stone view of the beautiful charm of Color Lake2.30 PM: Transfer to your hotel in Yogyakarta city5.00 PM: Drop off at your hotel 

$58.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Dieng Plateau Tour with Sikunir Sunrise from Yogyakarta

We bring you to Wonosobo where you will pass mountain scenery as we travel through Sindoro - Sumbing Valley, passing through tobacco & tea plantations. Then, be ready to pick up your gear in hiking up to reach the peak of the Sikunir hill to enjoy the surrounding misty atmosphere while waiting for the sunrise. At the top of the hill you will be able to see the view of at least 4 high mountains in Central Java which are Mt. Merbabu, Mt. Sindoro, Mt. Sumbing and Mt. Slamet if the weather permits. Next, we will visit the popular crater (kawah) around Dieng Plateau which is the Sikidang Crater (Kawah Sikidang) then move on to Arjuna Temples Complex. Candi-candi (ancient temples) dotted around, the most famous being the Arjuna complex not because of its magnificence, what not with the likes of Borobudur and Prambanan not too far off but for its really old age. Here you can find Candi Arjuna, Candi Setiyaki and Candi Bima. They are one of the oldest temples in Indonesia, dating back to 8th century built by the Sanjaya dynasty. It had stood the test of time for a long, long time. Last but not least, the must visit attraction is to Telaga Warna (colored lake). The name stands as the lake hues of blue and maybe some slight green. Try to walk up the hill beside it to catch a top view of the lake which can be quite beautiful if you caught it during the right light of day.Itinerary:1.00 AM: Pick up at your hotel to go Wonosobo District3.00 AM: Arrive at Sembungan Village and enjoy hot tea/coffee3.30 AM: Start hiking to Sikunir Hill to enjoy the most beautiful golden sunrise7.30 AM: Drive to visit Sikidang active crater9.00 AM: Visit Arjuna Temple Complex10.30 AM: Visit stone view of the beautiful charm of Color Lake12.30 PM: Drive back to Yogyakarta city3.00 PM: Drop off at your hotel 

$700 Cultural & Theme Tours

Luxury Travel : Superb Yogyakarta Tour 4 Day

ItineraryDay 1: Pick up airport and Village TourStop At: Borobudur Temple, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, JavaOur Tour guide pick up you at airport then visit Candirejo village sustains the old customs of Javanese community. Explore the traditional village life by taking part in locals’ everyday activities, such as making cassava chips, learning to play gamelan, and strolling around their vegetable garden. You can choose to explore the village by a horse carriage then transfer to hotel for leisureDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: shankara Hotel or similiar hotelDay 2: borobudur SunriseStop At: Borobudur Temple, Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, JavaBorobudur sunrise tour Visiting Dieng Plateau which is known for her beauty is the third day tour agenda. Having finished breakfast, the vehicle will take you to the Dieng within 116km of Yogyakarta. Located at an altitude of 2093 meters above sea level, Dieng promising charm. Starting from Arjuna Temple Complex which is one of the oldest temple in Java, Crater Sikidang, Telaga Warna and Telaga Pengilon which have a unique individual.Another thing that can be witnessed in Dieng is the phenomenon of child dreads believed to be descended from the ancestral founder pepunden or Dieng. After seeing all the beauty of it, you’ll be invited to back hotelDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: hotel Harper or similiar hotel 4 starDay 3: City Tour YogyakartaStop At: Water Castle (Tamansari), Yogyakarta Region, Javavisit Sultan Palace which is the home for the King and his family. Out of the palace, a pedicab is waiting and ready to take you to Taman Sari Water Castle which was the King’s dwelling place and swimming baths for the princess and King’s concubines. Leaving Taman Sari, the journey continues to the Pasar Burung and lunch.The journey then continues to Kotagede Mataram, the capital of the Old Kingdom as well as the silver center in Yogyakart. Then visit Prambanan temple and back to hotelDuration: 10 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: hotel harper or similiar hotel 4 starDay 4: Transfer to airportStop At: Yogyakarta Palace, Yogyakarta Region, JavaFree program till time to airportDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$181.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Trip: Java Highlander Tour from Semarang

Depart from Semarang City to Wonosobo city. On the way there we will make a stop at Banaran Coffe for Toilet stop and enjoy coffee break. Arrived at Wonosobo City, lunch will be served at Dieng Restaurant.After lunch continue to Dieng Plateau you will be invited to see the enshrinement of Hinduism temple named Candi Arjuna, The main temples compound clustered around the Arjuna temple in the plain surrounded by mountains and hills. Arjuna cluster located in the central area of Dieng plateau, consisting of four temples that lined elongated in north-south direction. Arjuna temple is located at the north end, then successively to the south is the Srikandi, Puntadewa and Sembadra temple. Right in front of Arjuna temple stands Semar temple. The four temples in this cluster are facing west, except for Semar temple that facing east right in the opposite of Arjuna temple. This temple compound is the most intact compared to the other temple group clustered in the Dieng area.Continue the exploration by visiting Telaga warna, or Color Lake. The lake appears to be a water-filled caldera with several active gas vents below the water's surface, and signs there are sometimes some active vents around the shore. There are usually two lakes, but the smaller one was just a grassy marsh when I visited at the end of the dry season. The smaller lake is usually clear, while the larger one will display bands of color from pale yellow to emerald green, depending on the proximity to the vents. Transfer back to Semarang city.