Volcanic Adventures
Yogyakarta, Indonesia 13 nights from £2,149

Volcanic Adventures

Explore the incredible volcanic landscapes of Java and Bali, climbing active volcanoes, tackling challenging treks and learning about the people and culture of Indonesia.

  • 9 days trekking


Soothing swims

Soothing swims

Ease aching muscles in cooling plunge pools and waterfalls.

Hike volcanic craters

Hike volcanic craters

Walk along crater rims, with active volcanoes smouldering away below.

Sensational sunrises

Sensational sunrises

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.

Route Highlights

  • Climb Mount Semeru

    Hike to the highest peak on Java at 3676m.

  • Jatiluwih Ricefields

    Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Buddhist Temples

    Visit the atmospheric Borobudur temple complex on Java.

  • Newcomers
  • Forest
  • Superfit only
  • Solo
  • Groups
  • Couples

Degree of difficulty

  • Considered a moderately difficult adventure, expect challenging climbs over difficult terrain. 
  • Participants should be in good physical condition with experience of hiking for several consecutive days in mountainous terrain. 
  • Expect to hike for up to 8 hours per day, with ascent and descent of over 1000m each day. 

Indonesian menus

  • Included in the adventure are 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Breakfasts and evening meals are taken in the hotel, or local restaurants. 
  • Lunches are presented in a picnic style, with fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese and cold meats. 
  • Indonesian food is a delight. Typical main meals will include steamed rice, with one or two main dishes of fish, meat or vegetables. 

Accommodation in Indonesia

  • Accommodation will be taken in a mix of hotels, homestays, campsites and a night in a hostel
  • Hotels will be of 2* or 3* standard, with double or twin rooms with en suite facilities. 
  • Hostel accommodation with be more basic, with shared bathroom facilities. 
  • Whilst camping a 3 man tent is provided per two people. Mattresses and sleeping bags are provided, and a separate communal tent is set up for taking meals.
  • While staying with local families, accommodation will be basic, with dorm style accommodation and shared bathroom facilities. 


  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

  • Transfers

Meeting point

Yogyakarta International Airport

Getting to Indonesia

  • Fly to Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Most flights will require a connection through Jakarta. 
  • From the UK, the most convenient flights are serviced by Qatar Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
  • Return flights will need to be organised from Denpasar Airport on Bali. 
  • A representative will meet travellers at the airport to organise transfers to the hotel.

  • Hill
  • Forest
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Bus
  • Minibus
  • Ferry

Volcanic Adventures Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival in Indonesia

    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.

  • Day 2 | Purba Volcano

    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. 

  • Day 3 | Borobudur

    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. 

  • Day 4 | Ranupani

    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.

  • Day 5 | Ranupani to Kalimati

    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. 

  • Day 6 | Mount Semeru

    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. 

  • Day 7 | Cemorolawang

    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. 

  • Day 8 | 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.

  • Day 9 | Kawa Ijen

    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.

  • Day 10 | Menjangan Island

    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.

  • Day 11 | Jatiluwih

    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.

  • Day 12 | Mount Batukaru

    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.

  • Day 13 | Mount Batur

    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. 

  • Day 14 | Departure

    Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home. 

  • Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Meals
  • Transfers

What's Included

  • All accommodation (camping, home stays, hotels)
  • All ground transportation
  • 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Entrance fees to National parks and sites
  • An expert guide
  • Local guides
  • Camping equipment
  • Airport transfers

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance

  • Carbon offset
  • Plastic bottle free

This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.

Central to this is

  • Caring for the crew
  • Caring for the local environment
  • Caring for the local communities

All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.

This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.

Key values of this trip

  • Leave nothing behind
  • We’re the visitors, let’s be respectful at all times
  • Deliver a breathtaking experience
  • Let’s benefit local communities and environments

Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.

Porters and crew

All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.

Friends of Conservation

Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.

Travellers Against Plastic

This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Between 2-10 in group
  • Private group option
  • ABTA
  • ATOL




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