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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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  • August 18, 2017
    I started to climb the Merapi volcano at 1AM with a group. It was a really hard and steep hike of 4,5 hours in the dark, but when you reach the top and watch the sunrise it is all worth it! Amazing vi...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Went as part of jeep tour where they take you to various viewing points on southern side of peak. It's active volcano with smoke continuously coming out. Also few people trek close to the peak. The je...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Tempat yang wajib dikunjungi kalau mampir ke yogyakarta..kami naik jeep naik ke merapi mengunjungi museum tempat dimana ada barang bekas dulu terkena letusan gunung merapi..kami juga melewati kuburan ...  more »

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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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