Mount Batur

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Maku was the best guide I could’ve asked for. He spoke about the Balinese culture, told stories, and guided us to the top of the volcano at a great pace and always patient and happy to take a break with us. The group was really small (we were 2) making it more intimate and fun. It’s quite cold as soon as you arrive at the base, so I would recommend wearing something warm and bringing something warmer for the top while awaiting the sun rise. I wasn’t a fan of the motorbikes scooting people up and down. It polluted the air and made for a rather unpleasant experience. I was embarrassed for all the young people choosing that bike ride up simply due to laziness. The walk itself is completely doable, with just a bit of climbing at the top. If little children of 6 can do it, anyone can.

I booked this trip by myself thinking I might have been joined with another group. But it was just me and my guide Agus. I was happy with that because he didn’t push me and took breaks when he saw fit. Was really good at taking photos and knew all the best spots for it. He wasn’t feeling the best and communicated that with me so we were on the same page. Always tip your guides! They work hard. Will recommend him to anyone of my friends that books. Also the driver who picked me up was patient and called me when I slept through my alarms & messages. Appreciate that. I was also really tired after the whole hike. I didn’t book anything after and felt just doing the hike was the cheaper and healthier option.

My partner and I did the private sunrise trekking tour on the 10th of January and we couldn’t rate this experience more highly. From the tour guides, transportation and drivers, we are extremely happy with the service and would rate this experience as the highlight of our trip to Bali. Highly recommend our tour guide Agus, as he was supportive and happily stopped along the way for breaks. Our drivers also stopped at the local coffee plantation for tastings on the way home and happily offered to stop at any other destinations required. Quite a tough challenge physically, however one of the most rewarding things we have done!

My guide was great. He was knowledgeable and great at taking pictures. The hike itself is hard but definitely doable, just take breaks along the way. At the top, it rained so the sunrise was not great but the view was still amazing. So, regardless on if it rains or not, you should do it!

Being a new tour, we weren’t sure what to expect but we were so pleased we went. Our driver Gede was so lovely and answered all our questions and took great care of us throughout the day. The booking of the tour was seamless and the overall trip was really well organised.