The Mt. Batur Sunrise Hiking was amazing, just like everyone is saying it is. There was ALOT of people hiking up this thing who should not have been there. You, in the keds sneakers and the older woman with the bad knee, not to mention the 28 year old who had a hangover and vomitted after the 1st ascent was reached. These are the people you have to manuver around in the dark of night on a slippery small pebble foot path. You want to reach the summit for the sunrise but you have to go around these numbskulls to reach it in time so your patience might wear thin after the 1st hour or so.
Make sure to pack a warm layer and a windproof layer for the top which can be windy and chilly while waiting for the sun to rise.
Amazing!! Our guide was great and took us up a quieter route, then found a place we could sit to watch the sunrise. We then trekked around to view the other lesser craters and cooked bananas in a steam hole. The view was incredible, probably one of the best days we had on our trip. The visit to the coffee plantation afterwards was also nice, a big selection of tea/coffee to taste.
Wow. Just fantastic. Our guides Wayan and Ayu were fully focused on making this a special experience and it was. So worth the early start and climb. Breakfast cooked over the steam vents atop Mt Batur and then sharing with the monkey group at sunrise was a real highlight.
Excellent activity well worth doing, just make sure that you have a reasonable level of fitness as many sections of the hike are very steep and rocky to climb over but the views are worth the effort of the early rise and hike in the dark
This tour was amazing!
Wow wow wow. Great driver, showed up on time (1:30 a.m.) He was very professional and a lot of fun. the guide for the hike was wonderful, he made a delicious breakfast in the caldera. The hike is rugged but the sunrise is not to be missed. One of the coolest things I and #39;ve done.
I highly recommend using this service if you want to go on a tour of Mt Batur. Our tour guide and driver for the day, Gusti Bawana from Tour Bali Driver made all the arrangements for us, including picking us up from and returning us to our hotel. Not only did they make all the arrangements for us to climb the mountain, but Gusti also drove us to a coffee plantation afterwards and to a temple. He was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide to have along the way.
The climb up Mt Batur itself was amazing. It's a bit of a distance but well worth the view you won't be disappointed. There were even monkeys hanging around as we all made our way back down the mountain so we stopped to take pictures with them and feed them. The next time I visit Bali I intend on using this same tour service and requesting Gusti as my tour guide.
We had an amazing experience with the guide (Margot), and the boss of him was also very helpful and professional. They really care about their customers and we highly recommend this tour package and the guide, we sure you and #39;ll have a good time.
The experience was amazing! Waking up super early and trekking up this huge mountain in complete darkness was definitely a test of my physical and mental strength. I would not recommend this to anyone who is not in good shape or physically active. It took 3 hours of trekking to get to the top and the panoramic view was like no other, simply beautiful. Our driver was really nice and easy to talk to. He provided tons of information about Bali culture and we had several qualities in common. He also took us to the nearby coffee plantation. The plantation was beautiful as they grow all of their ingredients on their land. This place definitely had a peaceful ambience. However my only concern is with the quality of the tea that we purchased at the plantation- it was likely heavily concentrated with palm sugar instead of the actual herbal team ingredients. Other than that, we really enjoyed this trip and were completely exhausted when all was done.
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