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1D Mt Batur Caldera Trek + Balinese Melukat Ceremony **Authentic Cultural Experience

By Bali Yok

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At a Glance

At a Glance

Hike up the Batur Caldera where you can enjoy sights of Mt Rinjani and Mt Agung at sunrise. This is the less-touristed route than the usual Mt Batur route and enables you to see similar views but without the crowds for a more intimate experience. You will still be able to enjoy beautiful sunrise views via this Caldera route and it is a less smokey route with a better view (you get to see Mt. Batur from this viewpoint!) After the hike, take a boat ride in the Caldera lake and enjoy the tranquil views. You will also get the chance to experience the Melukat or traditional Balinese Purification Bath/ Ceremony, which is a unique ritual to cleanse the body.

Details

1 day
Private trip
Up to 6 persons
Strict Cancellation

Activities

Hiking - Volcano, Mountain

Suitable For

Backpackers
Solo Travellers
Couples
Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Batur Caldera
Melukat

Choose this if...

You're looking for an off-the-beaten-path hiking experience and to experience a Balinese traditional ceremony!

What's included

What's included

  • Return Transfer from Kuta / Canggu / Seminyak / Ubud
  • Ticket to Caldera Batur
  • Ticket to Holy Water Temple for purification
  • Breakfast & Hot Drink at caldera
  • English speaking local guide and driver
  • Flashlight
  • Boat ticket + Safety Equipment
  • Sarong to use in the temple
  • Offering to use for purification
  • The sacred Tridatu Bracelet after purification ceremony
  • Donation for every temple we visit
  • Tips for guide and driver
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Anywhere in Kuta: 03:00am Details
  • Anywhere in Canggu: 03:00am Details
  • Anywhere in Seminyak: 03:00am Details
  • Anywhere in Ubud: 03:00am Details

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Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Batur Caldera - Melukat
Batur Caldera - Melukat

Today you will be doing a sunrise trek followed by a purification ceremony.

  • 03:00am - Pick-up at Anywhere in Ubud
  • 0:500 Start of the sunrise hike (about 1hr)
  • 07:00 Boat ride
  • 10:00 Purification Ceremony
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00pm - Drop-off at Anywhere in Ubud

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Bali Yok

Bali Yok! was founded by a team of passionate travellers who love their culture. They aim to give visitors the best tours and experiences outside of normal packaged tour groups, which is why they've made most of their tours customisable. They are a small, tight knit group of young, educated locals who are fluent in English and are known to be fun and yet reliable too. They have lots to share about local culture and traditions, so buckle up for an authentic experience! Highly rated on Tripadvisor, you can look forward to great memories (and awesome views)!
3 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa

What others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 12 helpful reviews
Doro W
13 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
The tour was incredibly beautiful and I am still so happy that I booked the tour via Baliyok. The day was one of my best on Bali and I've been travelling for over 5 weeks now. Through Justin and Anto I learned more about Bali, life and people in one day than I did the weeks before. Many thanks for that. Only today I could pass on insider knowledge. The tour was super organized and we started at 3am, direction Caldera Mount Batur. The ascent was exhausting but completely feasible (I am untrained and a smoker) and we were already up at 5:30 a.m.. Just in time for sunrise we had coffee and breakfast and then this incredible view!! But the best: there were only two of us and we had felt the mountain for ourselves. After the descent we went by boat to the village "Terunyan". Who is interested in the original Bali, should visit this magic grave place absolutely. In the place I could still talk with local ones (Marti - I come again in 2 years and then I am happy if you teach me Indonesian) and afterwards it went to relax to the hot springs. The day was perfect all around and I can fully recommend the tour. I would book it again as well! Thank you Justin, for this great day.
louiserose1994
31 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
Me and a few friends had the opportunity to do the Caldera Batur Volcano sunrise trekking tour with Bali Yok! and it was an absolutely incredible experience. We had three locals accompany us on our trek and they made the whole trip comfortable each step of the way. Along the journey we were given insight into the surrounding nature, land and culture too! One of the best parts about our tour was that it was off the beaten track and way less touristy than doing the popular Mount Batur volcano climb. At the top of the mountain, there were only 10 other climbers. It made the whole experience more intimate and unique. While we were witnessing the magical sunrise, we were offered delicious tea and coffee, with sandwiches and other snacks. Our guides were the perfect mix of professional and fun and made the tour such an easygoing and pleasant experience. Anytime we grabbed our phones to take a photo, they offered to take it for us so we could enjoy the view. What I also really loved about the trek was that we got to climb up from one side but then decend from another track so we could experience a whole other view of the mountain. To top off our amazing hike, we then ventured back to our starting place by boat which was the perfect way to end the journey. I can’t recommend Bali Yok! enough. If you’re looking for a unique experience that is different to the typical tourist attraction, you’re in for an amazing adventure. Thank you Justin for organising everything - can’t wait to do another tour :)
Josie M
31 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
An amazing day, would recommend this hike to anyone, Justin and the other guys were so good they new everything so could answer all our questions. Would say this is the best place ever the views were incredible, wasn't full of tourists so was peaceful for us, tea coffee and breakfast was supplied for us. We had boat ride which was so nice. The whole day was just amazing thank you so much guys!!!
conscioussunshi
20 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
I went on a waterfall tour with Justin and went to a local village nearby. The waterfalls were absolutely beautiful, some of the best I’ve seen, and much less touristy than most in Bali. You can swim in the waterfalls so be sure to bring your swimmers. I had a home cooked meal in the local village and got to meet some of Justin’s friends. Justin is very knowledgeable and reliable, he can teach you about Indonesian culture and traditions. He is very easy going and funny. This is one of the best tours in Bali for a local and AUTHENTIC experience! You also don’t have to worry about being overcharged or scams. Thankyou for the great memories Justin, I will be back!
Orsi B, Denpasar, Indonesia
10 Mar 2019 on TripAdvisor
We went to do the Batur sunrise treck with Justin. I really recommend you to go there with Baliyok. He is really friendly and positive and him and Denis (local guide) will share their knowledge about their culture and country. Thank you again for everything.

Bali Yok Policies

Bali Yok Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Bali Yok pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

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