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Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi)

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Address: Bukittinggi, Indonesia

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The best place ever

love the jeep experience.. also can had a experience use a bike here... the view at the top of mount was so amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
Ipoh, Malaysia
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

love the jeep experience.. also can had a experience use a bike here... the view at the top of mount was so amazing.

Thank ahlifiqiredawat89
Lancashire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Walk up the mountain at night to arrive for sunset. You must take a local guide. Al Dava is excellent and can be found in Bukittinggi or via his Facebook page. You arrive just before dawn and watch the sun rise over the moutains to the east. The pink rays light up the plumes of volcanic smoke rising from the... More 

1 Thank TechnoPrisoners
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Since its still active, it was hard to get to water sources so make sure you packed up enough water supply. The view above worth the pain. The Edelweiss feild was a stand out. But the rubbish and vandalism were the major problem. But the best thing of hiking in West Sumatra mountains is you will meet the most hospitable... More 

2 Thank Dina R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We took the easy way out and took a ride in a 4-wheel drive jeep. When we arrived near the top there were several vendors there to help. We randomly chose one and took are beautiful drive throughout the area. I have to admit, it was rough, but well worth the experience. The ride was almost two hours long and... More 

1 Thank aerete
Rengat City ..Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

for those natural love... must go hiking at these place ... this place is so natural and the air is fresh... must bring local people

Thank Hendry E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Can only see from a distance cos this dormant volcano is close to the normal public. You need to make arrangement with serious mountain climbing group to climb this Mount Merapi. Even through it is still dormant but the surrounding area is extremely fertile for veggie farming.

Thank leopang
Padang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Been there for many times. mild breath-taking trek. the most climbed mountain in West Sumatera, the view is beautiful and really worth to see. Nothing's special actually if it's not your first climbing. so many people climbed it, but the trash is everywhere that made the way up there really dirty. If you want to feel crowded atmosphere, you should... More 

Thank looneyluna
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The best volcano inve been climbing, the crater is just breath taking! 4.5 hours climbing is hard but it s really worth it!!

1 Thank yves H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Mount Marapi is sorrounded by 3 cities Bukittinggi, Padang Panjang and Batusangkar. Is most beautiful view is from Bukitttinggi city and from the main Road Bukittinggi to Payakumbuh.

Thank Darnel-HDI
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nothing to dislike about this climb.You should expect to pay 20,000 return for transport to/from the mountain (1 GBP / 1.50 USD).The climb itself can be done in 5 hours return if your incredibly fast but realistically 7 hours up and down, plus an additional hour or so exploring the top is more normal.Also allow for a 30 minute walk... More 

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