Volcano trekking holiday in Indonesia

“17 day small group trek with plenty of steep climbs, solid distances and early starts ensuring fortune favours the brave as you experience an authentic side to Indonesia unbeknown to casual backpackers.”

Highlights

Yogyakarta | Selogryo region | Central Java | Dieng Plateau | Mount Sikunir | Tambi Organic Tea Plantation | Borobudur | Kenteng Songo | Merapo | Mount Lawu | Jombang | Mount Bromo | Malang | Lombok | Mount Rinjani | Sembalun | Segara Anak Crater Lake | Senaru Village | Optional day trip to the Gili Islands possible on Day 16 |

Description of Volcano trekking holiday in Indonesia

If you’re looking for images of Indonesia that aren’t beach and Bali based then this 17 day trekking holiday on the islands of Java and Lombok certainly fits the bill. Indonesia, as a country, has been built from a series of eruptions and there’s nowhere else on earth that can boast more active volcanoes than this awesome archipelago which sits on the edge of three of the world’s most significant tectonic plates in an area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.

With lava flows and volcanic activity comes a rich and fertile soil which, in turn, helps to feed the islands' beautiful luscious green foliage as well as the steaming fumaroles and thermal springs found on a steep trek to any of the incredible calderas.

Trekking in this sort of dynamic environment places travellers at the centre of a unique and exciting experience with treks to ancient temples, rural villages and to the top of high plateaux, allowing for some exceptional excuses to watch the sun rise and set as you stretch your legs and soak up the scenery.

The areas of Java and Lombok where this trekking holiday take places are not part of the typical tourist trail over Indonesia and, as such, travellers should prepare to see an authentic side to the archipelago where time has stood still and early starts signal a series of long and short treks in some stunning surrounds.

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Responsible tourism: Volcano trekking holiday in Indonesia

Community:
We are big advocators of projects involving local groups and try to coordinate our tour to support them.We spend three days trekking Mt. Rinjani and here, local people have been re-trained as guides for groups going around the Rinjani volcano. By taking this tour, we are supporting the development of employment and income opportunities for this community.

Accommodation & Meals:
Much of our accommodation is locally owned and locally staffed and we try on this tour to spread our commerce to a variety of hotels so that several communitites benefit. We spend some time camping as well, which is the least environmentally disruptive form of accommodation. All breakfasts are provided, but where meals are not included, your tour leader will be happy to recommend the best local restaurants and some authentic, traditional dishes. For example, at Yogyakarta, the tour leader might point out a local market where you can try the local specialty ‘Gudeg’ , which is a sweet stew made from jack fruit.

Activity:
Few holidays have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a trekking trip. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem in certain places and therefore our trip leaders encourage clients to stick to advised routes in order to minimise this. We do believe in leaving no more than footprints, although this tour actively encourages guests to talk to local people and leave an impression of positive cultural exchange.

Water:
Water is a really important issue with trekking trips and whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital that we have a system for providing clean water without causing lots of waste with plastic bottles. Lack of recycling is already a problem in Indonesia, so we suggest that instead of repeatedly buying bottled water, guests should re-fill a singular bottle at their accommodation.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.

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