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Merapi Volcano, Yogyakarta

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Trek up Merapi Volcano, an active volcano of grand proportions. Not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced, the walk up represents a challenge for even the most seasoned of hikers but, once at the top, the extensive views of the surrounding volcanic landscape make up for the energy expenditure. Book a guide to learn about the myths and history surrounding the volcano (and a well-timed pep talk when the hiking gets tough). Arrange your visit to Merapi Volcano and discover more family-friendly attractions in Yogyakarta using our Yogyakarta family vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Yogyakarta

The area just south of the main train station in Yogyakarta offers a cluster of decent accommodations, with both budget hostels and luxury hotels available. Jalan Jendrai Sudirman offers reliable chain hotel options offering comfortable rooms, with more budget options scattered across the side streets of the northern districts.
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  • The day trip to the slopes of Mt Merapi was am excellent adventure to take a group of visiting Australians on. We were able to view first and the results of the 2010 eruption as well as get an excelle...  more »
  • This active volcano is sure shot to be visited, not to be missed if you travel to Yogyakarta. There are various jeep tours that will take you close to the eruption site. You can see smoke emanating fr...  more »
  • Nothing to see, a trip in a 4 x 4 over a very bumpy road, no real view on the volcano, they tried to restitute a village like Pompei but we are far from that experience. A guide that speaks no English...  more »