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3 Day Trunyan Village and Mount Batur Trek, Bali

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Highlights

  • Learn about the peculiar burial customs of Trunyan village
  • Scale the exacting hills of Mount Batur
  • Walk around the rim of a sleeping volcano

Overview

This three day Indonesian excursion takes you to the Trunyan village, known for its unique customs, and to the active Batur volcano. Learn about the peculiar tradition of leaving dead-bodies to decompose in a special cemetery at the Trunyan village. You will come across a huge collection of skulls and bones on the stone platform.

The laborious uphill trek to the peak of Mount Batur is worth the effort as you get to walk around the rim of the volcano cone. Enjoy the feel as you descend from the crater to the vast expanse of black sands which was originally hot flowing lava. Catch the magnificent sight of the red sky and a spectacular sunrise from the top of the volcano.

This great value 3 day tour includes a local guide, delicious meals and 2 nights stay in a lake view hotel.

Itinerary

Day 1: South Bali - Kintamani

You will be picked up at 1300h (1:00pm) in an air conditioned car from your hotel in south Bali. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken on a 2-hour drive to Kintamani . Enjoy the stunning scenery en route.

Stop in Tampak Siring at the holy springs at Tirta Empul. The springs are believed to have magical healing powers.

Afterwards, proceed to Lake View Hotel in Kintamani and spend the night. The hotel comprises of Superior and Deluxe Rooms, perched on the edge of a massive volcanic caldera, looking out over the smoking volcano and its deep crater lake. It also has a gift shop, bar, restaurant serving international cuisine, bicycle rental and all modern amenities.

Day 2: Kintamani

0930h (09:30am): After breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven down to the edge of Lake Batur to Toyabongkah where your trekking tour starts.

Take a boat ride (approximately half an hour) across the calm waters to a village called Trunyan. Instead of cremating the dead, as Balinese do throughout most of the island, the Trunyan community leaves the bodies to decompose naturally in a special cemetery. A collection of skulls and bones lies on the stone platform and the surrounding areas.

After exploring the village and learning about its unique traditions, cross the lake back to Toyabongkah and enjoy a delicious lunch before driving back to your hotel. Spend the night at your hotel.

Day 3: Kintamani - South Bali

0300h (03:00am): After an early breakfast, depart from the hotel by car to the edge of Lake Batur where your trek begins.

Mount Batur is situated a height of 1,717 meters above sea level. Climb up the peak of Mount Batur (approximately 2 hours) and walk around the rim of volcanic cone.

Continue to the second crater that last erupted in 1926, the third crater that erupted in 1963 and the youngest crater that erupted in 1974 and again in 1994. Descending from the crater you will land on a black sandy ground that was originally lava that flowed out during the eruption. From here, enjoy a beautiful sunrise and the views of three nearby mountains, Mount Abang, Mount Agung and Mount Rinjani in Lombok.

After hiking, take a dip in the hot mineral springs pool.

Further on, you will be transferred back to your hotel in south Bali.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

3 Days/2 Nights

Start time

Start time: 1300h (1:00pm)
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Meeting point

Your hotel in South Bali.
(Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in South Bali

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Inclusions

  • Transfers with private air-conditioned car
  • Guide assistance
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Excursion to Trunyan Village
  • Trekking on Mount Batur
  • Continental breakfast with a special volcanic steamed eggs
  • Mineral water
  • Coffee break on Top of Mt. Batur
  • Safety equipment
  • Torch
  • One time buffet lunch
  • All entrance fees and donations
  • Local tax/VAT

Exclusions

  • Optional tour
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Other personal expenses
  • Gratuities for driver and guide

Do/Dont's

Bring along your sports shoes Wear long pants Carry your coat

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Please note

Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

Please note that compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Based on twin-sharing in double rooms.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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