Set your alarm for an early start, as your day begins with pick-up from your hotel in Ubud (extra charge for pickup from Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak or Nusa Dua) between 1am and 2am by private vehicle. On arrival at the base of Mount Batur, meet your guide and set out on the around 2-hour climb by twilight. After a challenging uphill hike, arrive at the summit between 5.30am and 6am, and reward yourself with a delicious breakfast and hot coffee as you await the sunrise.
Make sure you have your camera ready as you watch the spectacular sunrise over the sacred volcano and admire dazzling views of Lake Batur and the caldera below. After soaking up the scenery, set out on the around 1.5-hour return trek.
Make one final stop before you return to your hotel – at a Luwak coffee plantation, where you can learn the secrets of the world’s most expensive coffee, and sample a range of Balinese teas and coffees.