Java and Bali : Trekking the volcanoes

A trekking and cultural stay between Java and Bali for hiking lovers. You will visit the must-see sites of Java: Borobudur and Prambanan, hike a multitude of volcanoes: Semeru, Bromo, Ijen, Batukaru, Batur, discover Bali between snorkeling, waterfalls and rice fields. You will sleep in tents as you climb the Semeru Volcano and will also have a night with the locals in Bali for unforgettable encounters.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Welcome to Indonesia - Yogyakarta

    Welcome to Indonesia -  Yogyakarta Arrival at the airport in the middle of the afternoon, welcome by your English-speaking driver. You arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon, then free time to discover this charming city as you wish.

    - 30 min Transport
    - Adhistana Hotel

  • Day 2 Prambanan temple and Purba volcano (B-L)

    Prambanan temple and Purba volcano (B-L) Drive to Prambananan to discover this world famous Hindu temple. After the visit, you head towards the inactive Purba volcano for a nice walk in the rice fields and coconut plantations surrounding it. Return to Yogyakarta in the late afternoon.

    - 2h hiking
    - 2h Transport
    - Adhistana Hotel

  • Day 3 Hiking Suroloyo and Borobudur temple (B-L)

    Hiking  Suroloyo  and Borobudur temple (B-L) In the morning, you take the road towards the Suroloyo peak from where you take a nice walk and arrive at a traditional village. You have a short introduction to Gamelan ( traditional instrument) before lunch. Then short transfer to the Borobodur site. You visit the remains of one of the most impressive Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia before returning to Yogyakarta.

    - 2h hiking
    - 3h Transport
    - Adhistana Hotel

  • Day 4 From Yogyakarta to Ranupani (B-L-D)

    From Yogyakarta to Ranupani (B-L-D) In the morning, transfer to the station for the train to Jombang, you say goodbye to your driver. On arrival in Jombang, welcome and transfers via the cities of Pare, Kesamben and Batu before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant. You arrive, in the late afternoon, at Ranupani at the foot of the Semeru volcano. Dinner and briefing for the next day's trek in your guesthouse run by a local family.

    - 3h by Train
    - 3h30 Transport
    - Rani Homestay

  • Day 5 From Ranupani (2100m) to Kalimati (2700m) (B-L-D)

    From Ranupani (2100m) to Kalimati (2700m) (B-L-D) After breakfast you head towards Ranukumbolo (2400 m) and its beautiful lake. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the turquoise waters of the lake and its tranquility for lunch. You cross the Casuarina forest for 2 to 3 hours and arrive in Kalimati in the afternoon where you can rest. You spend the night in a camp.

    - 1h30 Transport
    - 5 à 6h hiking
    - + 600m
    - Overnight : Tent

  • Day 6 Semeru Summit (3676m) (B-L-D)

    Semeru Summit (3676m) (B-L-D) Shortly after midnight you set off to conquer Semeru, Java's highest volcano (3676 m). It is a night ascent that begins in the forest before the trail reaches a desert of rocks and volcanic ash. The last part is steeper but at the top, your efforts are rewarded with a spectacular view. The highest volcano on Java, expels volutes and volcanic bombs at a regular rate: a unique show! You go down to Kalimati for breakfast and continue your descent to Ranu Kumbolo Dinner and overnight at the camp.

    - 6 to 8h hiking
    - + 1000m, -1276m
    - Overnight : Tent

  • Day 7 End of the Trek - Cemorolawang (B-L)

    End of the Trek - Cemorolawang (B-L) In the morning, you wake up and admire the sunrise on Ranu Kumbolo Lake. You enjoy the last breakfast at the camp, then start going down to Ranupani. On arrival, road to Cemorolawang, lunch en route. Depending on your arrival time, it is possible this afternoon to discover the sandy sea and get as close as possible to the crater of the famous Mount Bromo, avoiding the highest traffic.

    - 3h and 1h hiking
    - -300m et +150m
    - 1h15 transport
    - Cafe Lava Hostel

  • Day 8 Sunrise over Bromo volcano (B-L)

    Sunrise over Bromo volcano (B-L) In the morning before sunrise, you take jeeps, then walk a little to reach a viewpoint on the Bromo, Batok, and Semeru volcanoes in the background, the scenery is beautiful in the early morning. Then, if you didn't have time the day before, you always go down by jeep into the sandy sea to get as close as possible to the smoking crater of Mount Bromo. Return to the hotel for breakfast and drive east of Java and Ketapang, on arrival free time to relax or enjoy the hotel pool.

    - 5/6h transport
    -Ketapang Indah

  • Day 9 Hiking Kawa Ijen Volcano (2883m) (B-L)

    Hiking  Kawa Ijen Volcano  (2883m) (B-L) Once again very early in the morning (4am), you leave by jeep to discover the Ijen volcano (1h30 drive). You reach the starting car park for the hike at sunrise to climb in the cooler hours, and already you cross the path of the sulphur carriers who descend from the crater their first load of the day. After about 2 hours of climbing you arrive at the edge of the crater and enjoy a lunar landscape and the view of the lake. You go down to the car park and follow the direction of the pretty Jagir waterfall before reaching Banyuwangi. You cross in the direction of Bali and reach the village of Pemuteran where you settle for 2 nights.

    - 3 / 4h hiking
    - +400m -400m
    - boat : 1h
    - 4h transport
    - Kubuku Ecolodge

  • Day 10 Snorkeling Menjangan island(B-L)

    Snorkeling Menjangan island(B-L) You reach Labuan Lalang harbour from where you board fishing boats to reach the island of Menjangan. This island is mainly known for its superb coral reefs that you can discover by snorkeling. You then have lunch (picnic) and may have the chance to see the deer that live there. Return to Pemuteran in the afternoon and short ascent of the bukit Kursi hill to have a beautiful view of Menjangan, but also Java. End of the day free

    - 3 / 4h snorkeling
    - 30 min transport
    - 45 min walking
    - Kubuku Ecolodge

  • Day 11 Sambangan waterfalls and Jatiluwih ricefields (B-L-D)

    Sambangan waterfalls and  Jatiluwih ricefields (B-L-D) This morning you take the road to the pretty village of Sambangan, near Lovina. Accompanied by a local guide you make a nice hike through fields of flowers and rice fields before stopping at a Balinese family for a short break. Then you reach the Aling Aling waterfall for a refreshing swim, and a multitude of waterfalls even lower for a more fun swim: natural jumps and slides on the program. You take the mountainous road to reach the Jatiluwih rice fields, classified as a UNESCO heritage site, before arriving in Wongayagede at Ibu Sastra'house for an evening in a local family.

    - 3h hiking
    - 2h30 transport
    - Night in Local house

  • Day 12 Summit of Batukaru volcano ( 2276m) (B-L)

    Summit of Batukaru volcano ( 2276m) (B-L) This morning, you will climb Mount Batukaru, Bali's second highest peak, reaching 2,276m. After a short transfer to the starting point of Pura Luhur Bhujangga Waisnawa (908m), you start the hike through a beautiful forest. After 2,000m, the vegetation is clearer and you start to have a view of the surrounding valley. You go down another path, to finish at the pretty temple of Batukaru. Your driver is waiting for you and you leave for Ubud where you settle for your last 2 nights.

    - 8h hiking
    - + 1370m/- 1370m
    -1h45 transport
    - Agung Raka

  • Day 13 Summit of Batur Volcano and hot springs (B-L)

    Summit of Batur Volcano and hot springs (B-L) Departure before dawn (around 2 am) to reach the Kintamani region and climb Mount Batur. You climb up the front, and at the top, watch the magnificent sunrise over the lake. You walk around the crater and observe the snokes before going down again. Swimming in the hot springs, by the lake after the hike. You then return to Ubud at the end of the morning for a free end of the day

    - 4h hiking
    - + 700m -700m
    - 2h30 transport
    - Agung Raka

  • Day 14 Ubud - International flight back (B)

    Ubud - International flight back (B) Depending on your flight schedule, transfer back to Denpasar airport. You say goodbye to your Balinese driver.

    - 2h transport

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

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

Price

From 1270 euros

The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.

Included

-  English-speaking driver for the duration of the stay
- Local guides for hiking and activities ( Purba - Semeru - Ijen - Menjangan - Sambangan - Batukaru - Batur)
- Transfers and internal transport
- Accommodation for 13 nights in double/twin rooms in the hotels ( or tents or homestays) mentioned or similar with breakfasts
- Activities as planned in the program
- Entrances fees to national parks and sites in the program 
- Meals as indicated in each day per day ( Lunch, Dinner)

Not included

- International flights
- Meals not mentioned in the program (about 5€/ meal)
- Optional drinks and activities
- Tips for guides and drivers

Notes

Hotels are indicated for information only and are subject to availability.

Depending on the season and the size of your group, it is possible to make a tour accompanied by a local French/english/spanish -speaking guide. Please ask us for a personalized quote.

Terms and conditions

Inscription

Booking a trip with Altaï Indonesia implies acceptance of the terms and conditions of sale. Each customer is required to complete a registration form and, subject to availability at the time of registration, travellers are expected to pay a deposit of 30% of the total price to complete their booking. Payments can be made online or by bank transfer. You will receive an e-mail with your booking confirmation.

Facturation

Once your booking is confirmed you will receive an invoice by e-mail. The full balance of the trip must be received at least 30 days before your departure date. Altaï Indonesia reserve the right to cancel your booking, free of charge, if this deadline is not respected.

Annulation

If for any reason you have to cancel your trip, Altaï Indonesia require written confirmation of your decision. The money you have paid will then be refunded according to the following deductions:

  • Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the departure date: a sum of €50 per person will be retained
  • Cancellation received 30 to 21 days before the departure date: your deposit, 30% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received 20 to 14 days before the departure date: 50% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received 13 to 7 days before the departure date: 75% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days before the departure date: 100% of the total trip price will be retained

Special cases:
Please note that, regardless of the date of cancellation or modification if you have agreed to pay for services such as hotel reservations, flights or additional activities, these services are usually non-refundable so additional fees may apply.
  • Fixed airfares: if your airline ticket was issued in advance, often done to avoid significant surcharges, you will be charged 100% of any non-refundable fees if you wish to change or cancel your flight plan.
  • Fixed in-country costs: early charges for firm bookings will be charged if you cancel or modify your trip.
  • Insurance costs: if you have taken out comprehensive or cancellation insurance, the cost of insurance is due and cannot be refunded.

Please note that fees apply according to the date Altaï Indonesia receive your cancellation or modification request in writing.

If we have to cancel a departure due to an insufficient number of participants, you will be informed no later than 21 days before departure and a full refund will be issued, you will not be entitled to further compensation. We reserve the rights to cancel departures due to exceptional circumstances which may impact the safety of participants. Such circumstances include those amounting to 'force majeure' in which case participants will receive a full refund but they will not be entitled to any compensation.

Modification du contrat

If you wish to make a change to your booking please contact Altaï Indonesia in writing; you will be expected to pay any fee which might arise from this change. In the event of unforeseen external events, Altaï Indonesia may change some aspects of the travel contract. If any changes are necessary you will be informed as quickly as possible.

Prix et révision des prix

The prices on our website are updated regularly and all of the prices we advertise are accurate when published. We reserve the rights to make changes to any of these prices. Before you make a booking we will give you the up-to-date price of your chosen holiday including any supplements, upgrades or additional activities you may have requested. If the number of travellers is fewer than the indicated number of participants on the website, a small group surcharge may be applied. For all of our trips we include details of services, prices and what is/is not included but please be aware that changes to the prices may be necessary in accordance with exchange rates or price changes of various components of the journey.

Cession du contrat

If you are unable to travel for any reason, you can transfer your booking to another person in which case our modification conditions apply. Both the transferor and transferee will be jointly and severally liable for payment of the total holiday price and other associated expenses. Some airline carriers treat name changes as cancellations and you may be required to pay for the cost of a new ticket.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out personal travel insurance for your trip with Altaï Indonesia as soon as your booking is confirmed. We advice you to purchase a travel insurance policy which covers flight cancellations, luggage loss and emergency health care. Please look carefully at which activities are covered by your insurer and do not forget to bring all necessary documents and information with you (name of the company, name of the contract, insurance policy number, telephone number...)

Practical info

Food

Dinners, lunches and breakfasts are taken in restaurants or at the hotel. Please be aware that the tap water in Indonesia is not drinkable.

Please let us know about any dietary requirements when you book the trip and we will work with you to cater for your needs.

Accommodation

- In hotels in a double / twin room (standard equivalent to 2 or 3 * French). Private sanitary facilities.

- In losmen some nights (equivalent to hostels or local guest house held by locals), simpler comfort.

- Homestay: basic comfort, sleeping can be common, sanitary to share. These accommodations, although more rustic, allow you to immerse yourself in local life.
 If you wish, to promote the exchange and sharing, you can provide a little attention for our guests (eg local specialty of your region, ...)

* Hot water is sometimes not available in all rooms.

Transportation

Transportation by air-conditioned private minibus. Bali is a particularly privileged destination: its island character and its small size make it a relaxing destination, with short transfers.

You only carry your belongings for the day, your big luggage stays in the bus during the day and your activities.

Budget & exchange

The currency in Indonesia is the Indonisian Rupiah, Rp (IDR)
Visit http://www.xe.com for the latest currency converter and exchange rates. You can withdraw Indonesian Rupiahs from in-country ATMs or exchange money at the airport/local currency exchange offices. ATMs and exchange desks are only found on bigger islands like Bali (Denpasar, Ubud, Sanur). The cost of an average meal in Java is around 3€ to 8€; in Bali it is 4€ to 11€.

When purchasing souvenirs, we ask that our travellers resist the tempatation to buy traditional items which are part of local families/the countries heritage. We also ask our travellers to respect the Species Protection Agreements (CITES) which aims to protect more than 2,500 species of animals and 30,000 species of threatened plants by prohibiting the trade of hides, ivory, scales, corals, shells, and the import of live exotic animals.

Tips

Tipping is not an obligation and must be left to everyone's discretion.

Nevertheless, in Indonesia it is customary to leave one when you are satisfied with the service rendered. Its amount depends on the appreciation of it and must take into account the local economy.

Tips too important, given the general standard of living of the country visited, destabilize local economic balances. As a reminder, the tip is a supplement and does not replace their remuneration. Indeed, anyone acting on our trips being paid elsewhere.

We recommend a budget of 3€ to 4€ per person per day for tips.

Vital equipment

We recommend packing:
For your head:
  • A cap or sunhat
  • A good pair of sunglasses (level 3 or 4, glacier)
For your core:
  • 1 or 2 sets of thermals: long-sleeved thermal tops and full-length long johns
  • Long sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, appropriate for hiking in
  • 1 fleece or equivalent
  • A breathable wind proof, waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex...)
  • A rain cape or protective waterproof bag for your daybag
For your legs:
  • 1 or 2 pairs of long shorts
  • 1 pair of walking trousers
For your feet and hands:
  • Your hiking boots (high-cut, thick soles...)
  • A pair of trainers
  • A pair of sandals for wearing in the sea
  • Thick walking socks
To keep you hydrated:
  • A good water bottle (min. 1.5 l)
For snorkeling:
  • A swimsuit
  • A long-sleeved rash vest to protect you
And do not forget:
  • A good sun-cream (SPF 50+, water resistant, biodegradable...)
  • Insect repellent
  • Towel(s)
  • A wash bag - your personal toiletries

Helpful equipment

You may also want to bring:
  • A camera and spare batteries/portable charger
  • A power plug travel adapter
  • A head torch and spare batteries
  • A pocket knife
  • A fast drying micro-fibre beach towel
  • A bath towel
  • Blister plasters
  • A small personal first aid kit
  • Zip lock bags to protect your important documents and electronics
  • A laundry bag/bin bag for your dirty clothes
  • Tissues
  • Earplugs

Luggage

Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the airplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a rucksack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of wet weather.

Medicine

Your guide is a trained first-aider and will carry a full first aid kit at all times during the trip. We recommend that you bring a small personal first aid kit containing any medication you may need such as inhalers, plasters, antiseptic and painkillers.

Passport

To go to Indonesia travellers need a passport which is valid for at least six months after the date of entry. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and proof of onwards travel is required.

Visa

Travelers staying in Indonesia for less than 30 days do not need to obtain a visa. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific visa requirements.

Health information & recommendations

It is your responsibility to check that your personal insurance covers everything in this trip. A consultation with your doctor is a prerequisite for any trip. Malaria prophylaxis is advised if your trip goes to Flores, Komodo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Sundra Islands or Kalimatan. Anti-malaria treatments are not necessary in Bali, Java or Lombok. Avoid contact with mosquitoes as much as possible: apply repellents, wear long trousers/sleeves and sleep with a mosquito net. The World Health Organisation can provide further details of the latest health news and medical advice.

Weather

Indonesia is positioned on both sides of the equator making it subject to a similar climate year round. As a rule the South is generally drier and less hot. The average temperature ranges between 24°C and 35°C (75°F and 95°F). We cannot guarantee no rain but we can suggest that the best season to visit Indonesia is the dry season, from mid-April to October/November.

Electricity

Indonesia uses European-style plugs with two round pins. Voltage is normally 220 V 50 Hz except in a few places where it is 110 V.

Local time

Indonesia is spread across three time zones. The Lesser Sunda Islands use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/ Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +8.  Indonesia does not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Sustainable tourism

As adventure and wilderness travel experts who run trips to some of the most remote parts of the world, we take responsible tourism very seriously.

We respect the ‘Leave No Trace’ outdoor ethical code and try to explore this beautiful location whilst causing minimal environmental damage.

The Leave No Trace policy can be summarized in 7 simple steps which we hope you will follow during our trip...

  1. Be prepared
  2. Stick to trails and camp overnight right
  3. Stash your trash and pick up waste
  4. Leave it as you find it
  5. Be careful with fire
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Over the years we have built up good relations with our local suppliers and we are keen to support local businesses as much as possible. We are a small company and we pay our local partners and suppliers directly insuring fair rates.

Our small group sizes not only provide a more intimate adventure but also cause less impact on the environment and local communities.

We expect all who travel with us to support and uphold our Sustainable Tourism philosophies.
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Candice

My local agent
Candice

  • Lives in Bali
  • Passion for Hiking
  • Customized Trip
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Region
Bali Java
Activity
Local living Trek & Hiking
Duration
14 days
Code
ALINJAVBA
Price
From €1,360
Level
3/5
Comfort
2/5

Strengths

-The ascent of the Semeru Volcano
-Borobudur and Prambanan temples
-A night in a local family
-A snorkeling excursion on Menjangan
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