Ease aching muscles in cooling plunge pools and waterfalls.
Walk along crater rims, with active volcanoes smouldering away below.
Watch the dawn of a new day, as the first rays of light illuminate volcanic landscapes.
An immersive, two-week adventure on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. Climb active volcanoes, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jatiluwih and explore ancient temples. A fully guided trip, with plenty of exhilarating hiking, whilst also offering incredible snorkelling and wild swimming opportunities in the superb jungle environment.
Hike to the highest peak on Java at 3676m.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit the atmospheric Borobudur temple complex on Java.
Yogyakarta International Airport
Fly to Yogyakarta, take a transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore the city of Yogyakarta, before a pre-trek briefing with guides and the group in the evening.
Drive to Prambanan to explore the famed Hindu temple. A gentle hike in the afternoon, exploring the area around the Purba volcano, a tapestry of rice paddies and coconut plantations, returning to Yogyakarta in the late afternoon.
Take a transfer to towards Suroloyo Peak, to enjoy a short hike to a traditional village, learning about the customs and culture on Java. After lunch, take a further transfer to the temple site of Borobudur, one of the most impressive temple complexes in South East Asia.
Take a train to Jombang, to continue the journey by private transfer, passing the towns of Pare, Kesamben and Batu before taking lunch. Continue the drive to arrive at the foot of Mount Semeru, an impressive active volcano. Overnight in a family run guesthouse, with a briefing on the following days trek.
Start the climb to the highest peak on Java. Hike to Ranu Kumbolo, a large freshwater lake to take lunch, before crossing through the Casuarina forest to arrive at Kalimati, to set up the overnight camp.
Starting shortly before midnight, begin the final ascent to the summit of Mount Semeru. Under the light of headtorches, hike through the forest, before entering a desert of rocks and volcanic ash. The route steepens severely on the approach to the summit, before arrriving at the top and celebrating whilst admiring the sensational views. Descend to Kalimati to take breakfast, before continuing downhill to Rana Kumbolo to camp overnight.
Wake up to the sun rising over the lake, taking breakfast before descending to Ranupani. Take a transfer to Cemorolawang, with time in the afternoon to potentially explore the 'sandy sea' and glimpse the first views of Mount Bromo.
Take a short transfer by jeep to a superb viewpoint over the Semeru, Bromo and Batok volcanoes, to watch the sun rise over this spectacular volcanic landscape. Return to the hostel for breakfast, before taking a transfer to Ketapang on the eastern side of Java. Free time in the afternoon to explore and relax by the hotel pool.
An early start to take a jeep transfer to explore the volcano of Kawa Ijen. Arrive at the base of the peak at sunrise to climb before the heat of the day. Take a two hour hike to arrive at the edge of the crater. Time to enjoy the spectacular views, before returning, via the pretty Jagir waterfall en route to the town of Banyuwangi. Take a late ferry to Bali, saying farewell to Java.
A relaxing day, as an introduction to the island of Bali. Take a fishing boat to the island of Menjangan. Plenty of opportunity to enjoy snorkelling through waters rich with marine life. Take a picnic lunch on the island before returning to Pemuteran in the afternoon, with an option to climb Bukit Kursi hill for the more adventurous.
Transfer to the village of Sambangan, to take a gentle hike to the Aling Aling waterfalls. In the afternoon take a transfer along mountainous roads to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jatiluwih rice fields. Plenty of time to explore the site, before continuing to Wongaya Gede.
Take a short transfer to the trail head, embarking on a challenging ascent to the summit of Mount Batukaru. Climb through densely forested slopes, breaking through the treeline to tackle the final 200m ascent to the summit. Enjoy the views from the summit, before descending via a different route, with chance to visit the temple of Batukaru, before taking a transfer to the charming town of Ubud.
Starting around 2am to travel to the Kintamani region to climb the final volcano of the adventure. Aim to reach the summit in time to watch the sunrise. Enjoy a walk around the crater rim, before descending to the hot springs to take a relaxing swim. Remainder of the day in Ubud to relax and explore.
Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home.
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