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Bali Hiking - Day Tours

Denpasar, Indonesia
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About Bali Hiking - Day Tours
Bali Trekking & Hiking - Private Day Tours is a professional managed and run trekking and day tours in Bali. Guided and escorted by knowledgeable local guides managed by Yon Ariono, a senior Indonesian Trekking Guide (Native Balinese who is also the member of Rescue and Search of Republic Indonesia).Join us for Bali amazing Trekking and memorable day tour experience.
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Michelle W wrote a review Jun 2018
8 contributions7 helpful votes
I did the sunset/sunrise tour as a private tour to give me plenty of time to tackle Mt Batur, without the 1,000s of tourists that go for sunrise. Personally I was unsure as to how I would go, I had climbed a few mountains here in Australia but nothing as big as Batur. I wanted to do it in daylight with plenty of time, this was a perfect solution for me. Sure it isn’t the cheapest way to climb Mt Batur, but the levels of support and service that I received were absolutely worth the money. My private guide I Gede Redip was amazing! He was encouraging and supportive, there when I needed him and really made the experience a great one for me. He was always ready in case of a slip and instinctively knew when I needed a break (sure the breathing probably gave it away). He was always checking in with me to see if I needed a break or to keep going, reassuring me I could do it.His English was very good and he was a really lovely guy in general. The company balihiking.com was very professionally run. I had many questions and was very nervous about this climb. All my questions (and there were a lot) were answered promptly and thoroughly, thankyou Nyoman! Everything happened exactly as they said it would. My driver picked me up from my hotel in Ubud when she was suppose to. Everything was exactly as described, which was wonderful. Back to the actual trek. As I said I was concerned about my ability to do this climb and it was important to me as I am planning on hiking the Inca trail in late November. I found the hike fairly easy, not super easy, but not too hard either. If you are of reasonable fitness you should be able to do this Trek, if you have mobility issues you will find it difficult. We started at about 3.30pm, I actually found the first quarter hard as I hadn’t accounted for the heat and humidity. Once I had “accepted” that I was OK. Sure I got puffed at times and the last quarter is hard and in some places steep, but overall it is do-able. Once we got to half way I knew I was going to make it! After a quick break we headed off again. Slowly but surely over the last half. The track itself is pretty unremarkable, some pretty scenery at the beginning, a type of semi-forest, but after that it is nothing special. The views however are spectacular! Along the track you get to glimpse these stunning vistas of the valley below! We arrived at the top 1,770 metres before sunset, only to discover that a family had gone up earlier that day to set up my tent and prepare for me. After a quick break at the “cabin” we made the last ascent to the summit just in time to see the most amazing sunset. From the valley floor I could hear chanting of the monks in afternoon prayers. The photos I got are truely stunning, with plumes of steam rising from volcanic fissures set against this glorious sunset. Here Gede demonstrated his amazing photography skills and captured some beautiful photos of/and for me! We then headed back to the very basic but adequate cabin just below the summit for a delicious and filling dinner. A family had come up to the campsite earlier that day to prepare for my arrival and had cooked my dinner for me. It was incredible that all this was just for me. After dinner Gede built a campfire near my tent and we sat talking and looking at the stars. It was a magical experience! The tent was small but comfortable. There are no amenities on the mountain and you really are camping out. The only thing I would suggest is a bit softer bed mat, for my weary body, it was a little thin. It was a very cold night, so I was grateful for the fire and warm sleeping bag. That night I slept on a volcano! The next morning I was awoken in time for sunrise. With a hot drink and delicious breakfast. Unfortunately it was a very cloudy morning and you really couldn’t see anything except an orange glow. It was at this stage I was very grateful for having been on Batur for sunset the previous evening. I would have been very disappointed if I had come up to see the sunrise and not seen anything. The climb down was relatively easy, and really it was only the first steep bit that was a bit difficult. I can honestly say it was a worthwhile and rewarding experience and definitely something that not everyone does. The views from the top are spectacular and will take your breath away and certainly make the effort worthwhile. Gede was amazing and I can highly recommend him, especially if you are a bit nervous or need a bit of encouragement. He loves his job and it clearly shows. The company is well run, professional and everything went exactly as the company said it would. I was delighted with the level of service I got from them. Would I do this again? Yes in a heartbeat! It was a absolutely memorable experience and one I will cherish. In fact I am planning to go back in September and will definitely use Balihiking.com again for my next adventure.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Rob W wrote a review Oct 2017
Seattle, Washington54 contributions9 helpful votes
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Without a doubt the best thing we did while visiting Bali. We did the Mount Batur sunrise hike and were picked up at our hotel at 2:30 AM. We arrived at the base around 3:45 and started heading up just after 4. Headlamps, poles, water, and food were all provided. We had a small pack with us, but really there was no need as our guide took great care of us. For simplicity in packing we left our hiking boots at home and just brought sneakers - this worked totally fine for us on this hike. We are regular hikers at home in Seattle, but by no means rugged adventurers. We were able to get up the mountain by 5:30, about 20 minutes before the crowds started to arrive. It gets crowded up at the top so we especially appreciated that our guide knew where to go for the best photos and made sure we didn't linger too long and get stuck behind the masses. When we got back down they gave us the option of doing the hot springs. They looked nice but small and we were feeling pretty tired so we opted to just head back to our villa. The photos speak for themselves; this experience is fantastic and was the highlight of our Bali trip.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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joris188 wrote a review Sep 2017
Hasselt, Belgium2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at the excellent Volcano terrace and booked the sunrise tour, after a short night ( we got up at 3:30am) we climbed the mountain in about 2 hours with our excellent guide Adnyana, and witnessed a magnificent sunrise from the top of the mountain. After a small breakfast Adnyana showed us the crater, talked about the history of the volcano and the rituals that are performed by the Balinese people. all in all very nice tour and an excellent guide! 10/10!!!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Tom M wrote a review Aug 2017
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A great group of guides and porters took us along the easy uphill trails except for a few minor spots you need to maneuver around (and the guides help out ALOT). At the top, we checked out the steam vents and the novel water collection system. Camp was already set up for us with clean tents and sleeping pads/bags. There were only two other tourists camping at the top and we never saw them after sunset. Oh the sunset...was spectacular and kept getting better and then the STARS. And we had it to ourselves. We had grilled fish and vegetables for dinner prepared by our guides and Dero played us some guitar and sang while we drank our Bintangs. All of the guides and porters were friendly as could be and helpful on the trail. In the morning darkness, we could hear the hoards of people hiking up for sunrise, but we were able to keep some space between us. Our guides handily set up a small fire to guard our space and delivered hot coffee in glass mugs and breakfast ON AN ACTIVE VOLCANO! A great sunrise with views of Gunung Agung and the huge Gunung Ranjani on Lombok looming over the clouds. To top it off, we got passes to the Natural Hot Springs after the hike down. Highly recommended for hikers and campers. A unique experience delivered by balihiking.com!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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TravellingFamily09 wrote a review Aug 2017
Hansville, WA18 contributions19 helpful votes
Our group of 5 (all in our 50s to give you a sense of who we are) booked the Sunset and Sunrise Camping trek to Mt Batur and every part of it was incredible. We were picked up in the early afternoon as promised in Ubed and taken to the base camp where we were met by our fabulous guides Jaro and Kadek (or maybe it was Ketut--sorry) who expertly, patiently, and with good humor guided us up the to-be-taken-seriously, but not technical (or impossible) trail to our camp where Duro and Ketut (or maybe Kadek :)) had our tents all set up. Jaro then took us to feel the steam of the volcano and then view the incredible sunset-almost entirely by our selves. After that, the crew made us a delicious meal which we ate in a little hut that BaliHiking has set up and enjoyed the awesome site of the night sky and the sound of the always in good-humor Jaro playing the guitar and singing. We arose the next morning on our very own ledge where we could see the awe inspiring sunrise, and all to our self--barely aware of the hoards of people who flock to the mountain for sunrise. Some of us stayed in our tents and some of us downed the coffee provided by the great crew around a fire they had started for us. After that it was breakfast and then a hike back down with more stunning views. I highly recommend this outfit!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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