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Review of Mount Batur

Mount Batur
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Mount Batur Sunrise Hiking and Coffee Plantation Tour
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$57.00*
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Mount Batur Volcano - Sunrise Trekking Tour with Breakfast
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$65.00*
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Private Ubud and Volcano Day Trip
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Kintamani
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hikers will enjoy climbing this volcano, and the rewards of the views into the crater and of the crystal clear waters of Lake Batur. (Note: visibility may be limited during the rainy season, Dec.-March.)
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed June 23, 2013

The hike up Mt. Batur was exhausting especially for someone who has bad cardio, like me. Lol. But I wouldn't say it was a hard hike. Just make sure you to arrive at the top in time for the breathtaking view of the sunrise. And I mean at the VERY top 1700m at the lip of the crater, not the 1500m checkpoint where most people stop at because it can be very crowded down there and plus, you've come all the way up here so you definitely have to make it to the top. =) Just a mere 200m climb more through the ashes and soft volcano sand. ;)
I would definitely come here again.

Most people would take the tour package. But if you're feeling adventurous, you can go on your own.

1  Thank wnlaila
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

I booked this last minute through my hotel in Ubud and was lucky enough that a few other people must have joined the tour as well and we could go. The driver picked me up at 3:30am from my hotel foyer. We got to the bottom of the mountain around 4:15am and started our walk up the mountain in darkness with our guide who was assigned to the three of us. It was colder there than i thought it would be and i hired a jacket for 50,000 RP from some locals at the start of the walk. I didn't even end up using it though as you warm up fairly quickly on the walk and my light jumper was enough in the end.
We made good time going up as we all seemed fairly fit and the guide wasn't even puffing. It was a medium to hard walk, you need good shoes for this. We had a full moon going up and the weather was very changeable. When we started it didn't look like we would be able to see the sunset for all the clouds. As we went up the clouds cleared.
The last part of the climb is hardest but luckily it doesn't drag on for too long. We were up the top with a lot of other groups with around 30-40 minutes before sunset.
There are people up the top selling coke and coffee and as the early morning light came through we could see clouds and fog lower down the mountain covering ti like a blanket. From the top you can see Mt Agung and further over from there Lombok, which is the direction the sun comes up.
It wasn't a perfect sunrise as there was still some cloud about (this was in late May) but we were lucky we got a sunset at all. Took some great pictures and was great to get another perspective on Bali, as you could see over to the coast, and to Lombok.
Our guide then said he could take us over to where the last active volcanic crater is (this was optional). We all decided to do the extra walking to see the active part of the mountain. There is steam coming up through the ground all over the place, on the way around he cooked some eggs (hardboiled) in one of the holes after covering it over and leaving them for around 10 minutes. We came back down the mountain a different way, in one part bolting full bore down the mountain where the volcanic sand was very soft, which was fun.
Because we did the extra tour we were the third last group back to the car park, where our driver was waiting. We tipped the tour guide and made our way back to Ubud.

3  Thank Flyfarflungaway
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Hired a car for the day specifically to go here. Car hire cost US$28 for the day plus petrol. If your not fussed on driving yourself get a car plus driver for the day at a cost of around US$40 Including petrol and waiting around for you.

The roads in Bali are not fantastic, very busy, mopeds coming at you at evey angle.

From the coastal town of Sanur up to Kintamani volcano took about 2 hours as traffic is slow. The traffic eases after Ubud. We went up early morning to avoid the coach trips and the clouds which cover the top of the volcano.
On the way up to the Volcano there are coffee vendors offering free tasting of Kopi Luwak coffee, which is considered to be the most expensive in the world. The coffee beans are eaten by civet cats and then ex created and collected. Not too sure if I fancy tasting second hand coffee!

Plenty of places en route to take photos, the view from the top offers fantastic views over the lake, the caldera and neighbouring volcano. There is a small information centre at the top with the history of all the eruptions, the last being in 2000.

Lots of stalls selling gifts, coffee shops and toilets.

Well worth a visit

2  Thank Ashley C
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Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Drive up to kintamani one morning. We were advised to leave around 9 am, earlier the sun is not up so viewing the mountain is not great and later becomes too hot. It turned out to be a pleasant morning so the drive was good. A small ticket price per person has to be paid to go up ahead on the road. The car parks on the main road from where one can see the volcano and a lake. A few photograph and that's it.
We did not drive down to the lake but it is possible if one wants to.
No good place around to have a coffee. And hordes of vendors trying to sell cheap Ts.
Definitely not a high point of our trip.

Thank R N
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

You have to go to kintamani as your tour destination when you come to Bali. Very nice view, volcano mountain, lake, green landscape, and enjoy the fresh air there...
But too many pushy hawkers, every time you will have someone approaching you & trying to sell something. They have to be arranged by the government...

1  Thank Gkaz_13
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