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Tambora Hiking by VISITTAMBORA

Tambora Plantation St. 1 | Oi Bura, Bima, Sumbawa 84191, Indonesia
+62 813-5337-0951
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Great experience and organization

We arrived to Tambora from Moyo island. We asked Rik about a boat transfer from Moyo and he... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MarinaRini
The "Nat Geo" adventure I dreamed of as a kid

Let's get this out of the way: Rik and Nurul were great people, the homestay (especially... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
624asiansky
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Helsinki, Finland
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Mount Tambora, before the year 1815 it was the highest volcano in Indonesia and after the largest eruption in written history in 1815 it now has the deepest caldera in the world. We are Tambora's hiking organisation. We pick you up from the airport, provide meals and accommodation, porters and camping equipment and show you the stunning views from the rim of the crater. Like it more extreme? We can lead you down to the base of the caldera.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“guest house” (3 reviews)
“few days” (3 reviews)
“rainy season” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tambora Plantation St. 1 | Oi Bura, Bima, Sumbawa 84191, Indonesia
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+62 813-5337-0951
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to Tambora from Moyo island. We asked Rik about a boat transfer from Moyo and he organized everything for us. He offered us a pick up in a fisherman's vessel to keep the costs low. So the fun adventure already started when crossing...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Let's get this out of the way: Rik and Nurul were great people, the homestay (especially considering Sumbawa standards) was very comfortable and the trek felt safe, well organized and paced (the food was the best food I've ever had hiking and I've been to...More

Thank 624asiansky
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We climbed Tambora in april 2018, perfectly organised by Rik and Nurul. They did everything to make this experience at Tambora unforgettable and unique. We stayed at their home for 2 nights and felt very welcome and it even felt like home for us. Nurul...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

I became captivated with Tambora reading about the impact of it's eruption in 1815 and its importance to human history I decided to make my way there as soon as I could. Contacting VISITTAMBORA I received a very quick response from Rik (even though the...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

For the past 15 years, I hike volcanoes across Indonesia from Aceh to the Maluku’s and “almost” always returned with incredible memories. Unfortunately, our latest trip to Gunung Tambora will be in our memories for very different reasons. Living and loving on Bali for the...More

2  Thank HeinzvonHolzen
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visittambora, Owner at Tambora Hiking by VISITTAMBORA, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Please note that you are writing your experiences on our business page and that we have NOTHING to do with this. We have had hundreds of people who loved hiking Tambora with us.and we work very hard to keep up our five star rating. Our...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Well we met this guy at the bottom of the village called Bento, he was suppose to bring us to Erika Guesthouse, but he was not there. After that Bento has arranged some porters to carry one bag each to the top, to cut a...More

1  Thank isabelacinta
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visittambora, Owner at Tambora Hiking by VISITTAMBORA, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Sorry to hear this and if only you had contacted us prior to your arrival this would not have happened. Email and phone number are clearly stated on our website etc. and from our reviews you can see how everybody else here was treated. We...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

I can't start this review any other way than thanking Rik and his family for their help and hospitality. My girlfriend and I arrived somewhat unannounced (we were supposed to arrived a few days later) at sundown. We scootered all the way from Lakey and...More

1  Thank Onno v
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Was out traveling alone and knew that i wanted to do Tambora. So contacted Rik and asked him if it was possible. He was so helpful! With in 1 day emailing everything was organized. Even that i was alone he fixed the tripp, witch i...More

1  Thank Wille H
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

For me this has been best hike up a vocano in indonesia yet. I did merapi, bromo, Ijen and Inerie but this one was a different adventure. It's not only the incredible views you get on the summit but the story/history of tambora that makes...More

1  Thank olemey
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

We had a fantastic hike up Tambora, and could not thank Rik more for helping us to arrange everything. Very professional, sympathic and reliable. An exciting and truly authentic experience! The nature is spectacular, real in all its facets. The view and breathtaking sunrise are...More

1  Thank Amanda N
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Ravi R
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Wille H | Reviewed this property |
Depens how if you go into the caldera. But i paid 3million is for 2d/1n and 1n at riks place. You should do it! Just contact him.
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Betty C
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Thom39 | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, the trek to the rim of the Tambora caldera is NOT suitable for children in their early teens. The first day is a long, though not strenuous, hike through forest on a good trail, to reach the campsite. You... More
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