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Mount Batur

Mount Batur Epic Adventure: Hot Springs & Coffee Charm


Mount Batur is a magnificent active volcano that is renowned for its breathtaking beauty and alluring charm. It is situated within Bali’s beautiful sceneries. With hot springs and coffee charm at every corner, this is the start of an incredible journey to discover the beauties of Mount Batur.

The trek to Mount Batur

Mount Batur stands as one of Bali, Indonesia’s premier trekking destinations, offering an exhilarating outdoor adventure. For many, myself included, it marks a thrilling first-time hike in an international setting.

Hikers seen from above at Mount Batur
Hikers seen from above at Mount Batur

I believe that today was one of the most adventurous and exploratory days, especially with my husband, who has always been an avid hiker and nature enthusiast. He encouraged and guided me to embark on this activity, emphasizing the benefits of walking for both our physical and mental well-being. Exploring new areas and immersing ourselves in nature not only provides exercise but also boosts our adrenaline and invigorates the mind.

Aerial View of Mount Batur
Aerial View of Mount Batur

It’s important to note that Mount Batur is situated at the center of two concentric calderas northwest of Mount Agung on Bali Island. Despite its location, it remains a popular destination for visitors seeking breathtaking views of the clouds and glorious sunrise amidst the intermountain landscape. Additionally, the summit offers opportunities for aerial shots, allowing visitors to capture incredible videos and photos of the surrounding scenery.

Hikers at Mount Batur seen from above, waiting for sunrise
Hikers at Mount Batur seen from above, waiting for sunrise
Sunrise at Mount Batur
Sunrise at Mount Batur

And here it is! On the most thrilling day, we woke up bright and early at 3:00 in the morning to catch our service car, which arrived around 3:30. There are also Group Trekking Tour organizations and Local Trekking Operator Services in Bali, along with trekking guide sites managed by original Balinese people, offering a range of options for exploring Mount Batur.

Breakfast served at the summit of Mount Batur
Breakfast served at the summit of Mount Batur

My husband and I decided to opt for a private guided tour, considering I was a beginner and had never attempted any hiking activities, even in our own country. Mount Batur is known for its steep cliffs, making it one of the most challenging hiking spots in Indonesia.

We began our trek at 3:30 in the morning, joining numerous hikers from various nationalities who were also relishing this exhilarating adventure. Mount Batur is renowned for its natural beauty and is highly recommended for anyone vacationing in Bali.

Silhouette of a couple at the summit of Mt Batur
Silhouette shot

We’d like to recount our experience that hiking Mount Batur isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Preparation is key; the day before, you should familiarize yourself with every aspect of the trekking journey. Understanding Mount Batur’s challenges and knowing the best practices to avoid potential issues is crucial for a successful hiking excursion.

Couple at Mount Batur
Nathaniel and Joanna at Mount Batur

Exploring the Hot Springs

As part of our trekking package, we included a visit to the Batur Natural Hot Spring, offering a refreshing break during our day tour. Nestled near Lake Batur, we indulged in a relaxing soak, surrounded by pristine surroundings. The soothing hot water worked wonders on our tired muscles, providing much-needed relief after the challenging climb up Mount Batur.

Tourists relaxing at Batur Natural Hot Spring
Batur Natural Hot Spring
Tourists enjoying a dip in the pool at Batur Natural Hot Spring
Batur Natural Hot Spring
Batur Natural Hot Spring
Batur Natural Hot Spring

The staff at the Batur Natural Hot Spring were incredibly friendly and accommodating throughout our visit. As part of the tour package, we were greeted with welcome drinks and provided with towels and lockers for our convenience. The pools offered a range of temperatures, from warm to hot, catering to different preferences. It was fascinating to observe how the water from these springs flows into the nearby lake, providing a mesmerizing backdrop of the volcanic landscape from the poolside.

Tourist relaxing by the pool at Batur Natural Hot Spring
Joanna at Batur Natural Hot Spring

When planning your trip to Bali, it’s wise to explore the various travel tour options available. Take some time to review the packages offered by different tour operators and compare their prices before making a decision.

Couple enjoying at Batur Natural Hot Spring
Joanna and Nathaniel at Batur Natural Hot Spring

Coffee Charm in the Highlands

If you’re an avid coffee enthusiast, make sure to include a visit to Santi Agro Wisata coffee plantation in your Bali itinerary. Here, you’ll discover the intricacies of the local coffee-making process and have the opportunity to taste the famed Luwak coffee, renowned as one of the world’s most expensive varieties. Luwak coffee is sourced from the feces of the palm civet, resulting in distinct flavors that coffee connoisseurs appreciate. Many tour operators recommend adding this coffee plantation to your Bali tour for an unforgettable experience.

Variety of coffee and tea flavors
variety of coffee and tea flavors
Luwak poop at the top
Luwak poop at the top

At Santi Agro Wisata coffee plantation, you’ll encounter not only coffee but also cocoa, coconut, and various tropical plants like medicinal herbs. It’s fascinating to witness the entire coffee-making process unfold, from raw materials to the finished product. Additionally, you can enjoy the picturesque landscape while savoring a complimentary cup of coffee provided by the plantation. It’s a delightful experience that offers insights into Bali’s rich agricultural heritage.

A man in a black shirt drinking coffee
Nathaniel drinking coffee

At their store, you’ll find a variety of coffee packages, hot chocolates, and herbal teas available for purchase. Prices vary depending on the flavor you prefer. During our visit, we opted for the Avocado coffee, which offers a unique taste with ingredients like coconut milk, pandan, and coffee. It’s a delightful blend that captures the essence of Bali’s tropical flavors.

Couple drinking coffee
Joanna and Nathaniel at Coffee Plantation


As we wrap up our epic adventure of hiking Mount Batur, soaking in the hot springs, and savoring delicious Balinese coffee, let’s hold onto the wonderful memories we’ve created. From the stunning views to the soothing warmth of the springs and the delightful taste of coffee, this journey has been truly special. Let’s carry this spirit of adventure and relaxation with us as we return home, and may the magic of Mount Batur stay with us always.

Feeling inspired? Share your own adventure stories with us! Whether it’s a hike in your local park, a dip in a nearby hot spring, or trying a new coffee blend, we want to hear about it

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29 Responses

  1. Wow, such a beautiful place to visit and enjoy.! Love hiking but it’s very rare for me to read blogs about places to hike. I never been to Indonesia but after readiing your blog post, I will definately include it on my bucket list once COVID 19 is over!

  2. That’s a beautiful sight. I think the only hiking I did was when I went to Buscalan. I bet that was very tiring but worth it

  3. omg! I also want to try hiking in a different country!! I love the silhouette shot you took. It looks so sweet <3 I'm sure you saw such an awesome view in this place.

  4. Always wanted to go to bali indonesia and this sounds like one of those perfect places to visit!! I am a coffee lover too and super curious to have a taste of their coffee as well!

  5. blair villanueva says:

    I’m not into hiking but seems this place isn’t that steep so maybe I could try 🙂
    But definitely, you will see me spending more time at Batur Natural Hot Spring, and enjoying their coffee.

  6. Mikhaela says:

    Would love to try that natural hot spring! I’m sure iit was really relaxing and fun after a hiking for long hours.

  7. WanderWoMom says:

    this is such a wonderful experience for you both. I especially loved the hot spring break as well as the coffee. it is a one of a kind experience that we will always remember. glad merong tour package para sa mga hindi sanay mag trek.beautiful view talaga!

  8. Hazel says:

    I’ve never been to Bali! How many days would you recommend if a trip to Mount Batur will be included in the itinerary? Not really a professional hiker but I love the outdoors and it would be nice to experience hiking overseas. And that hot spring sold me hahaha!

    • Hi There Hazel!
      Its okay if you not really professional hiker were in the same boat 🙂 But this is the great experience. You will love the beauty and explore the nature site.Ganda ng Bali maraming activities indoor and outdoor na pedeng gawin. I will recommend you if you want to go Bali do some activities like trek in Mt. Batur cguro mga 7 days or more than. The Hot spring is calm , relax and neutral. You will enjoy and appreciate the places in Bali. You can add this in your bucket list sis 🙂 Thank you and keep safe!

  9. Aaliziyah says:

    I really enjoyed reading this a lot. Thank you so much for sharing this escapade. I hope the pandemic ends soon to be able for us to visit places like this again with our family

  10. Thea Octavo says:

    Wow that view is one in a million! I love it! I would love to visit soon! I bet you and your husband really had a great time here!

  11. pia says:

    Wow! Sorry, are you working in Indonesia?? Cool! Indonesia is actually one in my top list to go to after this pandemic! Will surely add this mountain to my list. How much is the tour?

  12. Tina P says:

    Definitely on my bucket list when I revisit Bali! I was there 2 years ago and I Prioritized relaxation hehe. So next time I come around, I’ll make sure my to do includes this and other natural adventures.

  13. Pooja says:

    Wow …bali is going to my next trip and you have really shared a wonderful place… Wil definitely visit it

  14. Robbin says:

    It is going to be an amazing trip. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Chin chin says:

    Just looking at the photos reminds me of how wonderful it is to go outdoors. It’s been a long time since my family had gone on an adventure because of the current situation.

  16. Erica says:

    Wow! Thats quite the hike with some beautiful views.

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