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Bali's Best Kept Secret: Unique Mt Batur Trek and Lake Batur Boat Ride

Embark on Bali's Best Kept Secret Trek with the most heartfelt guide
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10 hours
Booking type
Private trip
Free pick-up
Group size
Up to 10 guests
Enjoy Bali's most popular trek, but without the crowds.
Forget the shoulder-to-shoulder scramble and tourist-swarmed crater. This isn't your average Mt Batur experience. Here, you'll embark on a unique adventure led by the coolest, most genuine guide you'll ever meet (check out the reviews, they speak for themselves!).Ditch the steep climb and opt for a gentle trek, perfect for adventurers of all levels. You'll still reach a jaw-dropping caldera rim, but with breathtaking views without the crowds. As dawn paints the sky, you'll witness Mt Batur, Agung, and even Rinjani bathed in golden light – an unforgettable panorama that rivals any summit.But the magic doesn't stop there. Glide across the glassy surface of Lake Batur on a serene boat ride, the stars twinkling above and the cool air whispering promises of adventure. Feeling energized? Skip the touristy hot springs and immerse yourself in the ancient village of Trunyan. Witness their unique "magic tree" burial traditions and get a glimpse into a way of life untouched by modern times.Here's what awaits you:Pick up: Convenient hotel pickup from Ubud or South Bali.Boat ride: Cross the tranquil Lake Batur as the stars fade and dawn approaches.Gentle trek: Conquer the caldera rim with ease, suitable for most fitness levels.Epic sunrise: Witness breathtaking views of volcanic peaks bathed in golden light.Optional add-ons: Explore Trunyan Village's unique culture or relax in a cozy hot spring.Local guide: Connect with a passionate Balinese who shares stories and insider tips, making your experience truly special.Private group: Enjoy a peaceful and intimate atmosphere, far from the crowded trails.Important reminders:Pack warm clothes for the early morning chill.Wear comfortable shoes with good traction.An open mind and sense of adventure are key!
What You’ll be Doing
We’ll hike the local trekking route of Batur only known to locals. We also contribute to the village around by donating some of your spendings to local people there. So indirectly, you contribute to the local economy of the villages and the lives of the people around there. :)
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What’s Included
Round trip transportation from your hotel in Bali (Kuta, Seminiyak, Canggu and Ubud area only)
Ticket to Caldera Batur
Breakfast & Hot Drink In Caldera Batur
English-speaking local guide and driver
Boat Ticket + Safety Equipment
Donation for every temple visited
Hiking Stick
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Select Time for 23 Apr 2024
Additional Information
Where we'll meet
Start Point
Free pick-up from Anywhere in Kuta(Kuta Beach, Indonesia)
  • 2h before selected timeslot
+3 other options
End Point
  • End at Start Point(s)
Start & ends
03:00AM - 01:00PM
Suitability / Accessibility
  • Child Friendly (Recommended Age: 10+)
Cancellation & other policies
  • Cancellation
    Cancel 3 days before activity for a full refund
  • Bad Weather Policy
    Reschedule the activity, if it's heavy rain or a thunderstorm on the summit.
S$ 40.8/person
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Meet your host
Justin and his friends are Bali through and through. They grew up exploring hidden trails and finding the tastiest local eats (ask them about their secret Babi Guling spot!). Now, they're all about sharing that insider knowledge with visitors. With Justin and his team, it's less about being a guide and more about being a mate showing you their favourite spots.
Experience: 7 years
Speaks: Fluent English, Bahasa
Acceptance rate: 100%
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Helpful Questions

What should I pack?
Hiking Shoes
Warm Jacket
Hi! Is the climb up steep, and how much are we covering in terms of distance? I was considering bringing my parents (early 50s, early 60s). They're moderately fit, and comfortable with beginner level walks and activites. Would this activity be harsh on the knees, or is there a lot of pressure exerted while climbing up?
RM, 19 Mar 2024
The climb up Mount Batur is considered moderate and can be steep in some areas. The trek usually covers a distance of about 5-7 kilometers round trip.'s great to hear that your parents are moderately fit and comfortable with beginner level walks and activities. However, it's important to note that the terrain can be rocky and uneven some parts, which might exert some pressure on the knees during the climb. We recommend wearing good hiking shoes for better grip and support.
We would like to add on the Trunyan Village, but we are just 2 people. Is this possible or do we need to join a group for this add on part of the tour?
Paula, 06 Feb 2024
Hello Paula, could you please share these details and include the date you're looking at to ? :)
We would like to add on the Trunyan Village, but we are just 2 people. Is this possible or do we need to join a group for this add on part of the tour?
Paula, 06 Feb 2024
Hi Paula, Yes, processing the booking for 2 people is fine since this is a private tour.
Is the Caldera hike different from the Mt Batur summit hike? We do not want to do the summit hike but something more easy.
Manoranjan, 19 Nov 2023
The Caldera hike is different from the Mount Batur summit hike. The Caldera hike is considered less strenuous and less crowded compared to the summit hike. It offers a unique view of Mount Batur, Lake Batur, Mount Agung, and even Mount Rinjani in the distance. This trek is mostly known only to locals and is one of Bali’s hidden gems. If you're looking for an easier trekking experience, the Caldera hike would be a great choice.
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