Volcanoes of Java Trek
Indonesia, Trek & Walk, 16 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €2,120 (land only) - from $2,795 (land only)
- Through Indonesia`s Living Mountains
- The 4-day trek via the peak of Argopuro
- Climb as many as 5 active volcanoes
- Meet the sulphur miners of Kawah Ijen
- Chill out on a beach on the paradise island of Bali
Formed by volcanoes, the Indonesian island of Java has one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth. Journeying across the eastern part of the island of Java, this trekking holiday explores all of this great diversity, from tropical rainforest to dry savannah and from colourful wildlife to a vibrant cultural tapestry. Our unique and exciting walking holiday includes hiking as many as 5 of the biggest and most active volcanoes in Java. We start out on Semeru (3676m), the highest peak on the island and continue by way of spectacular Bromo, before making a continuous 4-day trek traversing the peaks of Argopuro (3088m) and Rengganis (3028m). We follow this with a 2-day trek to a high point on the caldera of Mount Raung (3332m) which has the largest crater in Java at 2 km in diameter. Travelling eastwards, we trek to the crater of Kawah Ijen where miners famously extract chunks of poisonous yellow sulphur from an acid lake. Crossing by ferry to the paradise island of Bali we end this volcano trekking holiday with two days to chill out and enjoy the beaches at Lovina and Jimbaran Bay. This superb Java trekking holiday will appeal to anyone who likes a mix of exotic culture, volcanoes and high adventure.
Please note that we are selling this trip in conjunction with our partners at Allibert (France's leading independent adventure travel operator). As a result, these groups, which are led by an English-speaking local guide, may have an interesting cosmopolitan mix.
Is this holiday for you?
This trip involves several days of trekking and a variety of underfoot terrain including jungle trails, village paths and steep and loose volcanic scree. There are a number of long days (8 to 9 hours of walking), with the 4-day hike via the summit of Argopuro being the most challenging part of the trip. The moderately high altitudes will have some effect on physical performance but there are no prolonged periods at high altitude. Group members should have a good level of physical fitness for this trip and equally a good sense of adventure.