Trekking & Excursions
Ijen Crater Trip
We invite you to an unforgettable trip to the Volcano “Kawah Ijen“ in East Java. Departure at 4AM. A driver will bring you to the park where the Ijen Crater is situated passing the Bali strait by Ferry to Ketapang in Java. Lush vegetations, clove and coffee plantations precede the rainforest where humidity, wildlife, giant ferns and big trees cover this 2.468 ha nature reserve.
From the Park Ranger post a 90-minute hike to Ijen Crater will start. On your way to the top you will meet sulphur miners carrying up to 80 kilos of ores in bamboo baskets on their shoulders. Please allow them sufficient space when passing by.
At 2.383 meters altitude, the stunning crater unveils. The lake´s eerie color and some wafting from bright yellow sulphur deposits give the landscape both a desolate and barren appearance and at the same time vibrantly alive. Deep below you will see the workers climbing their way up from the crater along treacherous paths with their heavy load. On your descend you can enjoy the marvelous views othe surrounding lush green landsca- pes. From our resort to the Ijen Crater, it takes an around 3½ hours drive.
Difficulty: You do not need to be an experienced trekker, but there are some short parts of the climb, which can be tiring. Clothing: The mornings can be chilly, so bring a sweater. Good walking shoes are recommended. On request: we are also able to arrange a trip to see the blue fire in the early morning.
Ijen Crater Trip
We invite you to an unforgettable trip to the
Volcano “Kawah Ijen“ in East Java.
Price: US$ 325 for 2 Persons
Including return transfer, tickets (Ferry + Trekking), Park ranger, mineral water and traditional Javanese lunch (beverages for lunch are not included).
Buleleng: The North of Bali is the world on the other side of the mountains, the large regency of Buleleng, overlooking the radiant and gentle Java Sea. This is a region of geographical superlatives. It boasts the wildest mountains and more waterfalls than in any other region in Bali. The economy of the north is based primarily on agriculture. It has rich plantations of coffee, cloves and fruit trees and some of the finest strains of Bali rice. A short trip of approximately 4 km from Singaraja to Sambangan takes you to the departure point. Our park ranger will show you a magnificent path snaking upward through rice terraces, plantations of cloves and coffee.
Trekking: Along the trail there are many spots that afford splendid views of the north of Bali. After passing secluded farms and rivers, discover the glory of several lovely waterfalls where you can take a refreshing bath in a natural “bath tub”. The Balinese are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. Visitors of the villages are always welcomed by farmers who will be pleased to show you their traditional homes. The end of your trekking day will be a pleasant break at the “Shanti” Resort. Enjoy the magic athmosphere and the view over the valley, before we bring you back to the Matahari Beach Resort & Spa.
The Secret Garden Tour
1 Person: US$ 98
2 Persons: US$ 143
3 Persons: US$ 188
4 Persons: US$ 233
The tour is guided by a park ranger. Including soft drinks.
Lunch is not included.
Pasar – Market
A “pasar“ is a traditional market where you can find a great variety of daily needs, groceries, various exotic fruits and spices and also offerings.
Air Panas – Hot springs
The sulphur hot spring of Banjar has a public bathing area with changing rooms and a restaurant. The average water temperature is about 37° C, and its sulphur content is known to be therapeutic.
Brahma - Ashrama Vihara
This Buddhist monastery founded in 1958 by one of Bali’s few Buddhist monks, the late Bhikku Giri Rakhita is set into a hillside a few miles inland from Banjar and offers spectacular view over the valley. Inside the temple, you can see a miniature of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Candi Borobudur - the biggest Buddhist temple in Indonesia, situated in central Java near the city of Yogyakarta. Visitors can participate in a meditation session called Vipassana, which focuses on breathing and mental peacefulness.
Village of Pedawa
Pedawa is a “Bali Age – older village”, the inhabitants claim them selves as “old Balinese”. Here palm sugar – which is called gula sari - is still made the traditional way: several slits are made into the bud of a coconut tree and the sap collected, to be boiled until it thickens. This thickened substance is poured into bamboo tubes between 3-5 inches in length, and left to solidify to form cylindrical cake blocks.
The traditional way of processing coffee is to allow freshly handpicked beans to be laid out to dry in the sun. After up to two weeks the outer shells turn dark brown and brittle. The beans are pounded by hand to remove the dried husks. They are then kept in a warehouse for at least a year to allow time for maturing. The villagers of Munduk still use traditional methods to produce their own powdered coffee. Bali coffee is famous because the coffee beans do not lose their unique aroma during the process.
Price US$ 174 per car – Maximum 4 persons per car
including entrance tickets and donation for the temple.
Extra hour will be charged US$ 29 / hour.
Lunch is not included.
All rates are subject to 21% service charge & government tax.