Visitors to Indonesia are drawn by the sun, sand, world-class surf, and Instagram photos. But this large nation provides so much more than just the well-traveled tourist route. Volcanoes, tropical islands with surreal views, thick carpets of lush greenery, and stunning lakes that nearly tempt you to jump right in and more.
But you will have to add one more activity to your travel bucket list for your Bali tour package. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned climber or trekker, volcanic trekking is highly recommended. After taking in the beaches and the local culture, a stunning hike up one of Bali’s famous Gunung is in store.
Do you want to try your luck at climbing one of Bali’s volcanoes? Here are the top volcano treks in Bali.
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How does climbing to the top of an active volcano sound if you are seeking adventures in Bali that will really get your heart pumping? We really believe that the sunrise climb up Mount Batur is worthwhile, and not just for the sumptuous meal; that awaits you there. Almost anyone can complete the short, easy hike as it only takes a few hours. Well, it does need a 3 am start to catch the sunrise, isn’t it all part of the adventure? In any case, it’s well worth the early start because Mount Batur is a member of UNESCO’s Global Geopark Network.
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Trying to climb Bali’s highest peak? You can do just that at 3,031 meters! The Balinese people hold Mount Agung, situated in the Karangasem area, in high esteem as a sacred volcano because they believe it to be the residence of the gods. Unlike Mount Batur, trekking to Mount Agung is a strenuous activity that is not for those who need a few moments to catch their breath after climbing a flight of stairs. Hikers frequently set out for the walk before midnight to watch the dawn from the volcanoes’ peak. Climbers are often taken aback by the colorful sky that awaits them at the summit. It offers views of Bali, Lombok, and Nusa Penida in the distance once the sun has fully risen.
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An extinct volcano Mount Catur is in Bali’s northwest Bratan Caldera. With a height of 2096 meters, Mount Catur, or Pucak Mangu as it is known locally, is Bali’s fourth-highest volcano. The trip offers beautiful scenery and is dotted with peaceful shrines and places of historical significance. The hike takes you through lovely woodlands in around 3 to 4 hours on average to reach the summit, so take your time and savor the scenery. The view from the top makes it one of the best places to visit in Bali.
The second highest volcano – the dormant Mount Batukaru is in the Tabanan regency of Bali. The trail up Mount Batukaru is marked by deep tropical rainforests, which is a striking difference between this trek and the others. The Batukaru volcano hike is a must-do if you want a break from the busy treks and locations in Bali. During the five-hour trek, you might observe some local wildlife, such as pangolins, macaque monkeys, and many small deer species. The view from the top is breathtaking, with views of the Bedugal lakes, Mount Agung, and the island of Java, all while immersed in the peace of Gunung’s rainforest.
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It is known as Mount Rinjani, the second-highest volcano in Indonesia, and it towers above the island of Lombok at an elevation of 3,726 meters. A climb to the peak is the most exciting volcano trekking experience in Indonesia. It is not advised that amateur hikers or casual tourists take a Mount Rinjani trekking tour. The first day of a hike will find hikers beginning in a tropical jungle and ending in a lush savannah and rolling meadows. Although the trek is not easy, it is worthwhile because the view from the top is considered to be one of the best in the country.
So, what could be better than including Bali Volcano Treks in your Bali tour package? For all those who seek adventure, climbing a volcano in Bali is a must. The stunning views from the top, especially if you get there in time to watch the sunrise over the lakes, valleys, and coasts below.
Prepare to take on these incredible treks that will leave an eternal mark on your soul while also burning some calories and having an epic trip to Bali. And for a hassle-free tour – let Flamingo Transworld plan a customized Bali vacation for you!
Nikita Karia has eleven years of experience working in the B2B travel trade, focusing on international destinations. Thus, writing tourism content comes naturally to her. She has traveled across countries- like Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and South Africa.
Additionally, she has a flair for writing about healthcare, technology, mental health, education, and e-commerce. Her purpose of the write-up is to simplify the contents in a way that resonates with the reader. When she is not writing, she enjoys tweaking her gardening skills
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