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Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

1. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

Hike up the stunning Mount Batur on an early sunrise trek to its summit. Follow your guide up the mountain, enjoying a well-earned breakfast at the top while you watch the brilliant colors of the sunrise. Top off your active morning with a soak in a natural hot spring and an invigorating coffee plantation visit. Get an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart between 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (depending on the location of your hotel), and then journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival at Mount Batur, get a short introduction and safety briefing from your private guide. All the guides are locals with experience of climbing Mount Batur since they were children. Benefit from their extensive knowledge and passion for the region before you embark on your 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali in time to watch the sunrise. Upon arrival at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area at the break of day. After sunrise, enjoy some time to walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Trek back down the mountain, and then soothe away your aches and pains at a natural hot spring at 9 AM. Visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation, and get dropped off by approximately 1 PM at the end of an amazing morning.

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Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

2. Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

Your own private driver will pick you up bright and early in your classic VW all terrain jeep for a day of adventure at Bali’s Mount Batur volcano. Drive through the scenic beauty of Bali’s rice terraces and lush vegetation. Stop at Penelokan, where you will reach the rim of a huge caldera, 14 kilometers across, with a breathtaking view of Mount Batur. Continue your safari via the truck route into the old crater, where you will encounter huge lava flows which have covered most of the vegetation. On the edge of the caldera there are big trees which are inhabited by wild monkeys. From here you will climb up a lava dune with a beautiful view of the mountain and the black lava. Your guide will explain about the thirty million years of history that formed this area and surroundings. After an adventurous drive around the mountain, you will stop to meet the local famers on your way to the natural hot springs. Soothe away all your aches and pains at the natural hot springs of Batur. You will have a buffet lunch before continuing the trip. Follow the road to a coffee plantation, where you will learn all about the production of coffee. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.

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Mount Batur: Private Sunrise Jeep Tour & Natural Hot Spring

3. Mount Batur: Private Sunrise Jeep Tour & Natural Hot Spring

Meet your own private tour guide, a trained 4WD specialist, and climb aboard a custom-built, four-wheel drive vehicle. Your private guide is also a certified member of the Mount Batur Guide Association, so expect great stories about the history of the region, interesting information about the features of the landscape, all with a great sense of humor. You are in safe hands on this off-road adventure. You will first visit Perapen Temple located south of Mount Batur then continue to explore Lava Ball Point. Hop out of the vehicle and feel the incredible Kintamani landscape surround you. You will find a large cave formed from a lava flow and you will wonder if you are on a different planet. Ask your guide why it is called a holy cave? The second stop is the volcanic lava flow of 1964. How did it happen? Your tour guide has the answer. As the guide navigates the four-wheel drive vehicle through the lava fields to get there, you will witness the local farmers working in their small fields and vegetable gardens. Be surrounded by world famous black Lava formations and witness the extraordinary view of an active volcano in the distance. Incredible photo opportunities await. To complete your day, enjoy a long soak in the healing waters of Batur Natural Hot Spring. Enjoy the photographic panorama of beautiful Lake Batur from a completely different angle.

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Mount Batur: Sunrise Trekking Tour

4. Mount Batur: Sunrise Trekking Tour

The sunrise trek to Mount Batur volcano is considered an essential Bali experience. The famous volcano stands at 1,717 m (5,633 ft) above sea level, overlooking spectacular scenery with views of the crater lake, black lava landscape, and the massive peak of Gunung Agung, Bali’s holiest mountain and the highest point on the island. It takes around 2 hours to reach the summit (1.5 if you're fast); the total hiking duration is usually 4 hours. Before light, you will be walking at cooler climes under an awe-inspiring blanket of stars. At the top, you will witness the sun come up over a sea of clouds before continuing to trek around the crater lake and summit ridge. You'll be given a hot beverage and a sandwich and egg to revive your spirits. After exploring recent lava flows and younger craters, you will head down to loop back to the starting point through a unique volcanic landscape full of native flora and fauna (watch out for the tall grass with purple blooms), encountering mischievous Balinese long-tailed macaques along the way. You must be up and early to begin their trek to make it in time for the break of dawn. You will arrive at the starting point at 3:30am and will begin with a short briefing. Arriving at the top of Mt. Batur takes 1.5-2 hours (3.5km); the total distance of the trail is around 11km.

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Islandwide Pick-Up: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek & Hot Springs

5. Islandwide Pick-Up: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek & Hot Springs

On this 8-hour journey you’ll arrive at Mount Batur by 03:30. Head up the mountain along a less-crowded hiking trail that follows the volcano’s eastern slope. During the ascent, you’ll trek along a 3-kilometer-long trail. The trail is of moderate difficulty, and passes through lush tropical jungles. On reaching the top you’ll enjoy breakfast cooked by steam from the volcano. Sip hot tea or coffee at leisure while watching the magical sunrise. Afterwards, your trek continues to the main crater rim of the volcano, at 1,717 meters above sea level. Take a different route down the mountain, starting from the southwestern crater rim. The journey ends with a chance to soak in the crystal-clear waters of a hot spring to soothe away any aches and pains you may have.

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Mount Batur: Black Lava Cycling Tour w/ Natural Hot Spring

6. Mount Batur: Black Lava Cycling Tour w/ Natural Hot Spring

Head away from the regular tourist itinerary and get off the beaten track on this 2-hour cycling tour through the black lava stones of Mount Batur. Ride for 11 kilometers (almost 7 miles) along a track surrounded by fantastic views of both the ocean and mountains. Experience the altogether different thrill of cycling around this sacred volcano's rim, whether you've already hiked up it or not. Following pickup from your accommodation, enjoy breakfast at a restaurant before the transfer to Bungklambu on the west of the largest lake in Bali, Lake Batur. Pass by the recent volcanic area on the way then hop on to your mountain bike to begin your cycling tour. Ride through rocky black lava left over from past eruptions on the most challenging track that Mount Batur can offer. Follow your local guide through Batur UNESCO Global Geopark, unique for being a “caldera within a caldera”. The two craters present a complete volcanic landscape with walls, cones, geothermal phenomena, a lake, lava flows, and more. Stop at one of the hot springs that fall under this unique terrain to soothe your muscles after the adventure. Next, make your way to Toya Bungkah Village and enjoy the beauty and fresh air of the mountain and the lake. Conclude this journey at a natural hot spring where you can just relax and admire the clear blue water of the spring.

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Bali: Mount Batur Quad Bike Tour and Natural Hot Springs

7. Bali: Mount Batur Quad Bike Tour and Natural Hot Springs

Break out of the typical tourist mold and explore Bali's stunning natural environs by quad bike. Enjoy the convenience of a complimentary pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle between 6 AM-6:30 AM (dependent on your location). Drive to Kintamani where you can have breakfast while taking in views of Mount Batur, an active volcano surrounded by black lava fields and sand.  Greet your guide at Latengaya Guesthouse for an informative safety briefing and get outfitted with protective equipment. Your semi-automatic quad bike is easy to use even for less experienced drivers. On a 2.5-hour quad bike tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the diverse scenery surrounding Mount Batur, traveling down jungle trails, through villages, and across the characteristic black sand of the volcano. Pass the site of the volcano's most recent eruption where you can see the largest black lava stone located on the mountain. After your quad adventure, continue on to a natural hot spring where you can have a refreshing swim and head to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Get a last glimpse of Mount Batur before driving to a Balinese coffee plantation to sample an important local product and learn about the coffee production process before your driver takes you back to your accommodation.

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Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Jeep Adventure with Breakfast

8. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Jeep Adventure with Breakfast

Enjoy a unique off-road volcano Batur Sunrise tour in a 4WD drive jeep. Choose this option if you do not wish to hike the volcano, but still wish to enjoy one of Bali's most spectacular sunrises. After getting picked up from your hotel, hop in the jeep and head to the best location to watch the sunrise from Mount Batur, which is inaccessible by standard vehicles.  Marvel at the breathtaking sunrise as you enjoy your light breakfast. Afterward, cruise along the famous lava flow known locally as Batur Black Lava on the west side of the volcano. On your way back to the hotel, pass by Prapen Temple, a favorite religious site of the Pande Family and stop to take some photos.

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Bali: Lake Batur Hot Springs and Water Sports Experience

9. Bali: Lake Batur Hot Springs and Water Sports Experience

After being picked up from your hotel in the morning, the driver will take you to Lake Batur, a scenic crater lake in the North East of Bali. Start with a relaxing soak at the hot springs to warm yourself up. Calm your body and mind by soaking in the natural hot springs located next to the lake.  Next, head out onto Lake Batur on a banana boat for 15 minutes. Feel the adrenaline as you cling on tight to the inflatable banana while you tackle tight bends and bumpy water. You will then jump on a jet ski to explore the lake some more, taking in the stunning views of Mt. Abang & Mt. Batur. To complete the experience, you will stop at the famous Kumulilir Coffee Plantation, where you can sample their renowned Luwak Coffee. You will then be dropped back to your hotel.

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North Bali: Guided 4x4, Cycling & Hot Spring Day Trip

10. North Bali: Guided 4x4, Cycling & Hot Spring Day Trip

Visit the tranquil and beautiful North of Bali for a day of sightseeing and adventure. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel in the morning and head to your first stop, the small mountain village of Munduk which will serve as your basecamp. Once there, choose your mountain bike and listen to a short safety briefing provided by your instructor. Mount your bike on the Land Rover, hop into the car and continue to Asah Munduk, where you'll stop to take in the views. Next, head to the starting point for your downhill mountain bike ride. Enjoy the thrill of a 4x4 ride through the rougher countryside terrain to reach a mountain village near Pandawa. Travel by bike from here, admiring the beautiful views over the coast. Take the back roads and traverse narrow tracks through coves and coffee plantations until you reach your next stop, a Buddhist monastery tucked away on a hillside overlooking the Indian Ocean. Explore the monastery and its meditation chambers before enjoying a picnic lunch. Your island adventure continues with a 4x4 ride to the natural hot springs at Banjar Singaraja. Swim in the springs or unwind in the jacuzzi. Embark on the last leg of your tour as you hop back into the Land Rover to head back uphill towards the base camp. Enjoy breathtaking views as you travel along a different route, making several stops at viewpoints along the way. Your day ends with a three-course meal served at the basecamp restaurant with views of the valley and coast below.

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What people are saying about Bali

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,658 reviews

Our guide and driver Gede Raka arrived on time to pick up us, he was very helpful, and knowledgeable. Both guides were creative and patient taking our pictures! My children and I loved the trip, it’s a great alternative to see the sunrise at Mt Batur without having to hike which can be tiresome for children. And with the Jeep you can visit places otherwise inaccesible like the black lava field (it’s like another planet!).

The tour was well managed. Pak Putu, our driver and our guide also was a helpful person. He knows a lot about Bali and could answer our questions well. We did enjoy our trip so much. One of our memorable trip. The caldera is really amazing,, and nice hot spring pool, the food was good and the restaurant also has great view. We are amazed by the car. Everything is so smooth. Love it..

We had a great Trip with the Team. Putu, Patra and Koma were so kind and professional drivers/guides. Patra took us up Mt Batur, and he was always making sure we were doing well, he knows the area perfectly and was able to give us a lot of information. He definitely made our sunrise hike a success :)

Quite challenging but rewarding. I was lucky enough to have nice weather, but in 15 after sunrise everything was covered in clouds. Monkey stole my breakfast chocolate. Guide and driver were very helpful and knowledgeable. Make sure you take spare set of clothes apart from jacket.

It was beautiful , a great fun way to get to see mount Batur sunrise which was beautiful, a bonus also with the guide who took some amazing photos of my husband and me