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What is the best way to discover Mount Batur?

Bali has some amazingly beautiful natural sights and scenes. There are endless beaches, vibrant rolling meadows and volcanic mountains.

Mount Batur is the most active volcano in Bali and is a place of stunning rugged landscapes and sights. The caldera, which came to be 29,300 years ago during an eruption, its lake and the surrounding forests and trails have become popular attractions for travellers visiting from all over the world.

Visit the volcano

For a once in a lifetime experience, hike to the top of this volcano.

A sunrise trek is something truly special. Head up with Bali Eco Trekking and you'll get a friendly guide to help you along the way. A guide is essential as you'll be navigating in the dark, using torches and hiking sticks, and your guide will know the terrain and path like the back of their hand. If it's raining, you'll also be given wet weather gear.

The whole walk takes from one to two hours, depending on the conditions, fitness levels of your group and how quickly you want to go. When you get to the top, you'll settle in and watch the world come alive as the sun begins to rise. In this utterly incredible location, you'll enjoy a breakfast of juice, fruit, eggs, bread and a hot drink.

This tour company is unique in that it offers the opportunity to walk around the whole rim of the volcano, as opposed to one section. You'll see troops of monkeys, steam fissures, the caldera and craters. On your way back, you'll also have the opportunity to learn about Balinese plants and herbs at a plantation.

Bali Trekking Tours also offers a sunrise hike, and will take you to a Balinese coffee plantation.

While the walk is relatively easy, it's best enjoyed by those who have a good level of fitness - it's a great activity if you're travelling with your older kids.