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Hey there, adventure seekers!

Are you ready for an epic journey to the heart of Indonesia’s fiery natural wonder? Buckle up, ’cause we’re talking about the must-do Merapi Lava Tour in Yogyakarta. This is not your average sightseeing trip; it’s a thrilling ride through the rugged paths of Mount Merapi, one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. Imagine hopping into a 4×4 jeep, the cool Yogyakarta breeze on your face, as you zoom off to witness the aftermath of Mother Nature’s power. You’ll see the remnants of past eruptions, feel the volcanic ash beneath your feet, and maybe even catch a whiff of sulfur in the air. Don’t forget to snap a selfie with the smoldering peak in the background for that ultimate Insta-brag! This Merapi Lava Tour is a bucket-list-worthy experience that offers a unique blend of adrenaline and awe. So, if you’re in Yogyakarta and looking for an unforgettable adventure, be sure to add this lava-licious tour to your itinerary!


Yogyakarta, or Jogja as the locals call it, is this vibrant city in Indonesia that’s just brimming with culture, art, and history. But that’s not all – it’s got this wild side, thanks to the mighty Mount Merapi.

Mount Merapi, that’s not your everyday mountain. It’s one of the most active volcanoes on the planet! And what’s wilder than taking a tour around an active volcano, right? That’s exactly what the Merapi Lava Tour is all about.

This truly stands out. Imagine jumping into this hardcore jeep, and instead of cruising down the street, you’re rumbling over volcanic terrain, through valleys that were once flowing with lava. It’s like Mother Nature’s own roller coaster, with ash clouds and scorched earth adding to the drama. You’re literally driving through the history of Merapi’s eruptions, and it’s as thrilling as it is enlightening.

There are many different packages that can float anyone’s boat. You’ve got the Sunrise tour, which gets you up at the crack of dawn, but trust me, watching the sun peek over the horizon at Merapi is something you’ll be telling your grandkids about. Then there’s the Short, Medium, and Long track tours, each giving you more of that lunar-like landscape. And if you’re into history, the Bunker Kaliadem tour takes you to this bunker that’s got some pretty intense stories to tell.

Cost-wise, it’s not gonna break the bank. We’re talking about something in the ballpark of 300,000 to 500,000 Indonesian Rupiah, which is like 20 to 40 bucks. That’s a steal for the kind of adventure you’re signing up for. And this includes the jeep ride, driver, and fuel. Extras like entrance fees or food might add a bit more to the tab, but nothing too crazy.

Getting to Merapi isn’t tough either. If you’re staying in Jogja, you can grab a taxi, rent a scooter, or hop on a tour bus that’ll take you to the village of Selo, which is like the gateway to Merapi. It’s about an hour’s drive from the city center, give or take, depending on traffic.

Now, if you’re wondering if there are similar tours elsewhere in the world, sure thing! For instance, there’s the Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii, where you can witness Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world’s most active volcanoes. Then there’s the Thrihnukagigur volcano in Iceland where you can actually go inside a magma chamber – how insane is that? And let’s not forget Mount Etna in Italy, another active volcano where you can take a guided tour and get up close with the craters and old lava flows.

In short, Merapi Lava Tour is like this unique blend of nature’s power and beauty, with a dash of adrenaline and a sprinkle of education. It’s not just about the thrill, though that’s a huge part of it. It’s also about understanding the might of the earth and the resilience of the people who live in Merapi’s shadow. So if you’re in Jogja, or planning to go, definitely add the Merapi Lava Tour to your list. It’s an experience you won’t forget!

Salam Sehat Semangat Sukses

Bambang Purnomo , SS-BA, CSCA, CAVM Solution Consultant

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