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7 Volcanoes In Indonesia You Should Add To Your Bucket List

If you’re planning your trip to Indonesia right now, you should also add some hiking trips to one of the 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia! To give you some inspiration on which volcanoes is a must see, here are 7 volcanoes you should add to your bucket list:

7 Volcanoes In Indonesia You Should Add To Your Bucket List

Indonesia is known for its beautiful nature, rich culture and delicious food. But did you know Indonesia has more volcanoes than anywhere else in the world? Because Indonesia is located on the ring of fire, the country has around 130 active volcanoes. Some are more active than others. Many of the volcanoes provide a spectacular view making it a perfect destination for the adventurous tourist! Here are 8 amazing volcanos you should add on your bucket list:

Mount Bromo

With a height of 2,329 meter Mount Bromo isn’t the highest peak in the region. But with the most impressive views in Indonesia it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in East Java. Named after the Hindu god of creation, Brahma, Mount Bromo is one of the most iconic mountains in Indonesia. On Mount Pananjakan, which lies across it, you’ll have a spectacular view of Mount Bromo and other volcanic peaks like Mount Semura, watching the sunrise there is an unforgettable experience and that’s why Mount Bromo should be on your bucket list!

Want to take the opportunity to see the volcanic activity of one of the most accessible volcanoes in Indonesia for yourself? Go directly to our Tours leading you to the beautiful views of Mount Bromo!  

Mount Ijen

Ijen Crater is another popular mountain of Java. Many travellers continue to travel here after Mount Bromo. This hike will not only reward visitors with stunning views of the turquoise crater lake, inside the crater you’ll see blue fire at night and smoky white during the day! Visitors can also buy sulphur sculptures as a souvenir, sold by the local miners on the mountain.

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Mount Rinjani

With 3,726 meters high, Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in the whole of Indonesia and can be found on the island of Lombok. Hiking to the mountain through valleys surrounding the mount, beautiful forest and sparkling waterfalls on display, Mount Rinjani is often referred to as the best mountain trekking in southeast Asia.

Nested in the bottom of the crater of Mount Rinjani, you get to see lake Segara Anak. With its turquoise water ringed by the volcano’s scenic and secluded caldera rim, the lake is without any doubt the highlight of this hike.

Unique from Mount Rinjani is the existence of Mount Barujari in the middle of the lake Segara Anak. Often referred to as Rinjani’s child.

Do you want to take the challenge and climb one of the highest mountains of Indonesia yourself? Check out our Tour to Mount Rinjani!

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Mount Agung

Maybe it’s not one of the highest volcanoes in Indonesia, but with an impressive height of 3,142 meters, Mount Agung is the highest mountain in Bali. On the top of the mountain visitors can see the surrounding area perfectly. Besides the beautiful natural scenery around mount Agung, mount Rinjani, the beauty of the Nusa Penida Islands, Sanur Beach and Lake Batur can also be seen from the top of the mountain.

Mount Agung is believed to be the abode of ancestral spirits of the Balinese Hindu community. It holds a spiritual significance to the Balinese as the Mother Temple of Besaki. On the way, you can visit the Pasar Agung temple and the Besakih Temple.

Mount Batur

Whether you are an adventure seeker or someone who wants to spend the day away from the crowded beaches in Bali, at sunrise the active volcano Mount Batur is the best place to be and drink your morning coffee or tea! With a height of 1,717 meters, reaching the top you’ll witness the impressive sunrise with majestic views of Lake Batur and Mount Agung.

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Mount Kelimutu

Mount Kelimutu is a 1,639 meter high volcano, located in Kelimutu National Park in Central Flores of Indonesia. Which people love to travel to! And that’s because of the famous tree-colored acid crater lakes.

The three lakes have their own names: Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (blue lake), Tiwu Ata Polo (red lake) and Tiwu Ata Mbupu (white lake).

The color of the water in those lakes sometimes also changes. from time to time, depending on the season and time, making it unique and worth the visit!

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Mount Merapi

Another Volcano in Indonesia you should consider visiting is located in northern Yogyakarta, is one of the most active volcanoes on earth: Merapi Volcano.

Despite its frequent eruptions, Mount Merapi is very important to the Javanese people. Because of the eruptions, the lava ash and minerals provide nutrients for the soil. Making it one of the most fertile areas in the world!

Climbing up its skirt, visitors can still see the remains of the 2010 eruption such as houses buried by ashes and a multitude of objects paralyzed by lava. In addition, an open-air tribute museum chaired by the clock that marks the time just as the lava passed by it has been improvised. Accompanied by photos of the rescues, it will make you feel very closely the experiences of that fateful day. Despite the unfortunate event, you will enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the volcano.



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Article author

Born in Valencia (Spain), his professional career has always revolved around the tourism sector. He studied tourism degree and later specialized in digital tourism marketing.

After working in various travel agencies. In 2018, he was a beneficiary of an Indonesian government scholarship to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the country. After specializing in the destination and having traveled and lived in various areas of Indonesia, he joined our team in early 2020.

Fernando is passionate about surfing and extreme sports. He’s the first to sign up for a trip, always looking for new adventures!

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