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With a name that means 'mountain of fire,' it’s no surprise that Mount Merapi is Indonesia’s most active volcano. Its treacherous peaks, impossible views and steeply graded trails have made it a destination for travelers looking to explore the outdoors and taste some high-altitude adventure. 

While climbing with a guide isn’t required, experts say it’s highly recommended. Trail markings can be difficult to see, particularly in early and late hours, making navigation particularly difficult. Several shelters exist along the path for hikers who need to wait out storms or take lunch in the shade. The most popular time to start climbing is 1 a.m., since the 5:30 a.m. view of sunrise from the mountain’s peak is said to be spectacular. 

Practical Info

Travelers can hire a taxi from Yogyakarta to Selo, a village just outside Merapi. From there, it’s possible to hire a scooter or some other transport to reach Merapi. Almost any vehicle in the villages around Merapi can provide local transportation for a small fee. It’s best to avoid Mount Merapi during rainy season (between October and early April) since cold temperatures and slippery slopes make for less than favorable visits. 

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Mt. Merapi Slopes Hiking Day Trip from Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, null
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Mt. Merapi Slopes Hiking Day Trip from Yogyakarta

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Feeling adventurous? Hiking the world famous volcano Mt. Merapi surely is a great choice. There will be a guide for this soft hike, and later on you will be ...  Read more

Location: Yogyakarta City, Indonesia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Day Trip to Merapi and Temples from Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Merapi and Temples from Yogyakarta

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Explore the Island of Java on this full day tour. Enjoy the convenience of pick-up from your home by jeep and professional driver. Visit Merapi Volcano, see ...  Read more

Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Merapi Volcano and Jomblang Cave Tour from Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Day Trips
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Merapi Volcano and Jomblang Cave Tour from Yogyakarta

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Visit the top of Mt. Merapi, an active stratovolcano on Java, and explore Jomblang Cave on this adventure from Yogyakarta. Enjoy a full day of natural wonders ...  Read more

Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.60
Mount Merapi Volcano Hiking Sunrise Tour from Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Climbing
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Mount Merapi Volcano Hiking Sunrise Tour from Yogyakarta

Experience the once in a lifetime opportunity of hiking up Mount Merapi, an active stratovolcano! Allow your adventurous side to take over as your hike through ...  Read more

Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Mount Merapi Small-Group Sunrise Climb from Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Climbing
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Mount Merapi Small-Group Sunrise Climb from Yogyakarta

If you have ever dreamed to climb an active volcano, Merapi trekking is an experience you shouldn't miss. We are used to talk about Yogyakarta as the cultural ...  Read more

Location: Yogyakarta City, Indonesia
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

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