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Address: Yogyakarta 55133, Indonesia
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A must see in Jogja

This active volcano is magnificent, particularly when paired with an offroad tour in a vintage jeep. The higher you go, the more fantastic the views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This active volcano is magnificent, particularly when paired with an offroad tour in a vintage jeep. The higher you go, the more fantastic the views.

Thank ChrisThomas1991
East Java, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best site to birding in Merapi Volcano is around southern slope at Goa Jepang, Turgo hill and Telogo Putri. I've got some various Javan montane endemic birds such as Javan Fulvetta, Javan Tesia, Javan Hawk-eagle, Pink-headed Fruit Dove, Black-banded Barbet, and more. Don't forget to bring your hiking shoes, mineral water, camera, umbrella or rain cover. Some advice if... More 

Thank Waskito W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You would love it! Tip #1 : We did not buy it online and we just took the jeep ride from one of the shops/houses at the foot of the mountain. It was rainy, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. And it is super cheap! None like the ones mentioned above. If u love to get more thrills, get the scrambler... More 

Thank Hilmi A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting more to see about the mountains. But what's the locals gives us is more selling what artificial things rather than preserve the nature beauty.

Thank SonyaHan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The family and myself enjoyed this place very much. Walking around after the jeep tour was fun. The bunker is also fun to go inside.

Thank Lucy S
Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We didn't plan on visiting Mount Merapi, but while doing a day trip to visit the temples, our driver suggested to do a Mount Merapi Lava Tour. We had enough time to fit this unscheduled tour into our day, and I am very glad we did. Although Mount Merapi was covered by cloud for the duration of out trip, the... More 

Thank Mari B
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two words, hypnotizing beauty. If you love mountains, you should climb Merapi as well. From New Selo, the hike is almost vertical for 4 hours (New Selo - Gerbang - Post 1 - Post 2 - Pasar Bubrah), some flat-ish area at Pasar Bubrah - at the foot of Merapi. We began our ascent fron NS at 1500hrs. Arrived at... More 

Thank Meena B
Usa, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Going here and enjoying jeep volcano tour, best for sunset if not raining guys. For jeep you should pay 350.000 rupiah.

Thank rubyzoe
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was not plan to go Merapi because I thought it has nothing to offer but our driver suggested that we should go. Wow! No regrets. It's so different from the volcano place that I've visited. We had a ride on a jeep which is so thrilling if u stand thru the bumpy road. Took so many pics and enjoy the... More 

Thank Angel b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like an offroad experience riding a jeep you must try this. There's a few option you can choose whether it's a short trip (1.5hrs) up to sunrise trip (3-4hrs). Of course you will pass by a bumpy road up and down but it's fun anyway. The driver will take you to a mini museum, bunker and some famous... More 

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