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4D3N Tambora Expedition | Hike the Volcano that Changed History

Discover Mount Tambora's epic story & impact on world history!
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4 days 3 nights
Booking type
Join-in trip
Free pick-up
Group size
Up to 8 guests
Hike the epic Mt Tambora - truly unforgettable
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Mt Tambora, a volcano with a story so epic it rewrote history! This trip is a true explorer's journey, where every step feels like walking among the remnants of an ancient civilization. Think jaw-dropping landscapes, a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise at the crater rim of the world's largest eruption, and the chance to be part of something bigger.The Story of Tambora:Mt. Tambora's 1815 eruption wasn't just powerful, it was world-altering. The blast darkened skies across the globe, plunged Europe into a "year without a summer," and might have even inspired the chilling tale of Frankenstein! This is a volcano where history meets legend, a place for explorers who crave stories as grand as the landscape itself.The Story of Tambora:Mt. Tambora isn't just any volcano. Its 1815 eruption was the largest in recorded history, causing a global climate event nicknamed "the year without a summer"! This makes Tambora a truly special place, where you can literally feel the power of nature.Home to the Tambora caldera, a site as culturally significant as Asia's Pompeii, this volcano's blast wiped out a civilization and impacted weather patterns globally. Today, Tambora National Park is a UNESCO biosphere reserve facing new threats. Your visit is a powerful tool for conservation, supporting local communities who are finding sustainable alternatives to gold mining, a practice that once threatened this ecological marvel.Join Rik, a passionate archaeologist and Tambora expert, for an unforgettable adventure that combines breathtaking scenery with the chance to be a force for good.What to expect:A 4-day, 3-night adventure with 2 days of hikingA scenic car journey to Tambora on Day 1An overnight stay at Rik's cozy guesthouseA challenging but rewarding hike up to the rim of Mount TamboraWitnessing a stunning sunrise at the Tambora crater rimReturn transfer to Bima airport on Day 4Important tips:This adventure is closed from October 1st to April 31st due to weather conditions.Bring sturdy hiking shoes and layers for changing temperatures.National park fee is not included (to be paid in cash - approximately IDR 300-400K).Inclusions:Meals & snacksWaterPortersCamping equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, tent)
What You’ll be Doing
Day 1:
Today, you'll get to Tambora via a scenic car journey!
Day 2:
Today you'll make your way up to the rim of Mount Tambora
Day 3:
Today you'll get to enjoy a sunrise at the rim of Mount Tambora!
Day 4:
Today you'll be heading back home.
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What’s Included
Meals & Snacks
Camping Equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping matress, tent)
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Where You’ll Sleep
Next Available Dates
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Select Time for 23 Apr 2024
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Where we'll meet
Start Point
Free pick-up from Anywhere in Bima(Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)
  • Start time is flexible. Do let us know which time you prefer
  • Notes: It's a private car transfer so the timings are entirely flexible depending on your flights!
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End Point
  • End at Start Point(s)
Start & ends
  • If Pick-up from Anywhere in Bima
    You can choose any start time. Just let your host know after booking.
  • If Pick-up from Bima airport
    You can choose any start time. Just let your host know after booking.
Suitability / Accessibility
  • Child Friendly (No Minimum Age)
Cancellation & other policies
  • Cancellation
    Cancel 7 days before activity for a full refund
S$ 316.74/person
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Meet your host
Rik first came to Mount Tambora as an archaeologist, hoping to uncover the hidden treasures of the lost kingdom of Tambora. During his excavation work, he became captivated by the beauty and mystery of the volcano. He was fascinated by the stories of the long-lost volcano that caused the greatest eruption in history. When Rik realized that no one was hiking Mount Tambora, he decided to start Visit Tambora to share his passion for the volcano with others. He now leads guided hikes to the summit, where he shares his knowledge of the volcano's history and geology. He also offers cultural tours of the surrounding villages, where guests can learn about the local people and their way of life.
Experience: 8 years
Speaks: Basic English
Acceptance rate: 67%
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Helpful Questions

What should I pack?
Basic first aid supplies (e.g. bandaid, ibuprofen, antiseptic and gauze)
Hand gloves (useful for scrambling downhill)
Head torch
Hiking clothing (shirt, shorts/trousers)
IDR 300,000 for the park fee
Jacket/Wind breaker (if your jacket isn't waterproof, we would also recommend bringing a disposable raincoat)
Leech socks
Medium-thickness hiking socks
Personal toiletries
Small towel
Trekking or running shoe with good grip
Warm clothing to sleep in (as it gets cold at the crater rim)
Waterproof backpack to store your items
Wet wipes (as there is no shower on the mountain)
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