Hikers walking on the Bromo vulcano, Java
14-day adventure

Volcanic Adventures

Indonesia
  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Trekking peaks
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Our office in Indonesia is based in Denpasar on the island of Bali. Our experienced team will take care of all the logistics so you can focus on the adventure! We provide a range of activities from whitewater rafting to canyoning, mountain bike tours and cultural visits. Our highly trained guides can lead you to the summit of Mt Semeru at 3676m and below the waves to the coral reefs of the Java Sea. Our team of 12 staff in Indonesia are all...
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Kandoo's view

Visiting the islands of Java and Bali this Indonesian adventure is for those who want to do some challenging trekking but also get to know the people and culture of Indonesia. We will climb to the peaks of numerous volcanoes including Semeru, Ljen and Batukaru. As we travel across the islands we will see ancient temples, try the cuisine and spend time with local families. As well as scaling volcanoes, we will also be swimming and snorkeling, discovering dense jungles, waterfalls, coconut plantations and terraced rice fields.

Trip highlights

  • Climb the highest peak on the island of Java, Semeru 3676m
  • Discover the ancient Buddhist temple of Borobodur
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Jatiluwih ricefields

Experiences

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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    WELCOME TO INDONESIA

    On arrival at the airport in Yogyakarta you will be met by a member of our team and transferred to your hotel. For the remainder of the day you will have free time to explore the city. In the evening you will meet your guide and the rest of your group and there will be a pre-trek briefing.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Day 2

    PURBA VOCANO

    This morning we drive to Prambananan to discover a world famous Hindu temple. After the visit, we head towards the inactive Purba volcano for a leisurely walk in the rice fields and coconut plantations surrounding the peak. We return to Yogyakarta in the late afternoon.

    • Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours
    • Activity time: 3 - 4 hours
    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch
  • Day 3

    THE TEMPLE AT BOROBODUR

    Today we take the road towards the Suroloyo peak and enjoy a short hike to a traditional village. We will have an introduction to Gamelan (a traditional instrument) before pausing for lunch. In the afternoon a short transfer takes us to the Borobodur temple site.
    We tour the remains of one of the most impressive Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia before returning to Yogyakarta.

    • Hiking time: 3 - 4 hours
    • Activity time: 3 - 4 hours
    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch
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Trip information

Difficulty

This adventure is of moderate difficulty. The ascent of various volcanoes is mixed with cultural visits and other activities so there is time to recover before tackling the next big climb.
You will be required to walk for up to 8 hours a day with an ascent and descent of over 1000m. The terrain can sometimes be steep and difficult and care should be taken to avoid slips and trips. 
You need to be in good physical condition with recent experience of hiking for several days in a row in a mountainous environment.

To talk about your suitability for this trip, please feel free to give us a call. 

Food & drink

Indonesia food is delicious! Expect plenty of meat with Sate Padang (beef satay), Ayam Bakar Taliwang (grilled chicken in spices) and Ikan Bakar (grilled fish in Sambal sauce).  The cuisine is vibrant and colourfull with intense flavors thanks to the vast array of spices.


A typical meal will always include steamed rice along with one or two main dishes of Fish, meat or vegetables. Vegetarians can enjoy Tempe Goreng (Indonesian tofu), Nasi Goreng Lotus (rice with vegetables and egg cooked in a lotus leaf) or Gado Gado (green vegetables with tofu and peanut sauce).


We will take our breakfasts and evening meals either in our hotel or at local restaurants. Lunches will be picnics of fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese and cold meats.


If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know  when booking your trip.


Please be aware that tap water in Indonesia is not drinkable. Mineral water can be purchased in most towns and villages but we recommend you bring a water filter or purification tablets. Please see the equipment pages on our website.

Accommodation

On this adventure we will spend 8 nights in hotels, 2 nights camping, 2 nights with local families and 1 night in a hostel.


Hotels will be of 2 or 3 star standard with twin or double rooms and en-suite bathrooms. Hostel accommodation will be more basic with shared bathroom facilities.


Whilst camping you will be provided with a 3 man tent per 2 people. Mattresses and sleeping bags are also provided along with a communal dinning tent, tables chairs and eating utensils. You are welcome to bring your own sleeping bag if you wish.


On the two nights we stay with local families, the accommodation will be basic with dormitory style rooms and shared bathroom facilities. Although rustic, these nights are a great opportunity to get to know the local people and their way of life. It is a nice idea to bring something along for the family we will be staying with, maybe a local specialty from where you are from?

Luggage

Your main bag should be a flexible duffel bag or backpack of around 70-90 litres and not a rigid suitcase. Your luggage will be transported by vehicle whilst you are trekking. In addition you will need a daypack of roughly 40 litres to carry with you each day containing your water, spare clothing, lunch, medication etc. This can be used as hand luggage during your flight. We recommend also bringing a waterproof cover for your daypack.

How do I get there?

Your international flights will need to arrive at Yogyakarta (JOG), Java on day 1 and depart from Denpasar (DPS), Bali on day 14.

Most people will need to stop at Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, before continuing to Yogyakarta. However, many airlines offer flights from Denpasar on Bali without the need to stop in Jakarta again on your return.

From the UK, airlines that offer the most convenient flights include Qatar Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.

From the US, the airlines with the most convenient flights are Cathay Pacific, All Nippon Airways and Qatar.

On arrival in Yogyakarta, after clearing immigration and collecting your luggage, please look out for a member of our team in the arrivals area. They will be holding a large “KANDOO” sign.

Budget & change

The currency in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). You can withdraw local currency from ATMs in the country or exchange cash at exchange offices in the airport and larger towns.

For the latest exchange rates please see www.xe.com


The cost of an average meal in Java is between $3 and $8. On Bali that increases to $4 to $11. When purchasing souvenirs, we ask our guests to respect the Species Protection Agreements (CITES) which protects 2,500 species of animals by prohibiting the trade of hides, scales, corals, shells and live animals.

Tips

Tipping when you are satisfied with the service you have received is customary in Indonesia. However, it is not mandatory and should be left to the discretion of each individual. We recommend a budget of $3 to $4 per person per day for tips. 

Formalities & health

Passport

As soon as possible after booking your tour, please provide Kandoo Adventures with your passport details (first name, last name, date of birth, passport number, issue date, expiry date) along with a photocopy of the photo page. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your departure date.

Visa

United States and UK passport holders do not require a visa to enter Indonesia for a period of less than 30 days. On arrival you will be granted a maximum 30 day stay in the country.

This information may be subject to change, without notice, by the local authorities. It is your responsibility to check the latest travel requirements and information before departure.

Vaccinations

Recommended vaccinations include Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis and Tetanus. It is your responsibility to check the latest health information before travel.

Insurance

Before you can join any of Kandoo’s treks, you’ll need to insure yourself against accident, injury, and illness.

Your insurance must cover the cost of helicopter evacuation and repatriation if necessary. Make sure your insurer knows of your travel plans, and verify that your policy fully covers your trek, climb, and any other activities you will participate in. Specifically, for all our adventures in Indonesia, you need to be covered for trekking above 3000 metres. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions and destinations in your itinerary are included in your travel insurance policy, in addition to your regular cover for cancellation and medical expenses.

We ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and the emergency contact number for your insurer) in your day sack at all times, so that we can access this information should we need to contact the insurer on your behalf. You will also need to bring details of your insurance cover to the pre-trek briefing.

We recommend the global supplier of travel insurance, World Nomads. Make sure to choose the correct policy for the altitude you are trekking to. Be sure to read the small print carefully for any policy you are considering - different policies provide different levels of cover, so make sure you understand what is and isn't included in your policy.

Health

Malaria prophylaxis are not required for travel to Java and Bali but are required in other parts of Indonesia.

Medication

Your guide carries a first aid kit at all times. However, we recommend bringing any medicine you feel you may need. This could include:
- Painkillers
- Anti-diarrhoea tablets
- High factor sunscreen for lips and skin
- Moisturising cream (for sunburn)
- Elastic bandage, regular bandages and Blister bandages
- Sanitary products
- Water purifying tablets or filters
- Mosquito repellent

Equipment & clothing

Equipment supplied by Kandoo Adventures

  • 3-man dome tent per 2 people
  • Comfortable sleeping map
  • Sleeping bag
  • Toilet tent
  • Eating utensils 

Clothing to bring

  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Buff / gaiter
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirts (short and long sleeve)
  • Thermal long sleeve shirt
  • Thermal leggings in case of cold nights
  • 2 sweaters - 1 light/1 warm
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof hard shell jacket
  • Breathable fast drying underwear
  • Comfortable long trousers (fast drying)
  • Shorts for trekking in warm weather
  • Comfy trainers/shoes for evenings
  • Wool and cotton socks
  • Hiking boots (with ankle support and a slightly ridged sole)
  • Toiletries (including wet wipes)

Equipment to bring

  • 2 water bottles (minimum 1 litre or a water bladder)
  • Walking poles (recommended)
  • 1 head torch with spare batteries and bulb
  • 1 duffel bag - 70 to 90 litres (flexible and water resistant)
  • 1 daypack - 30 to 40 liters to carry with you each day
  • Water purification system (charcoal filter, chlorine tablets or similar)
  • Quick drying towel
  • Dry bags – for packing your kit into if your bag is not waterproof

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Price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • 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 Kandoo Adventures guide
  • Local guides
  • Camping equipment

Price does not include

  • International flights and Visas
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Options

  • Additional hotel nights before after your tour