No trip to Mount Batur should be complete without a tour of the lunar-like landscape of the black lava fields, and one of the most exciting and easiest ways to see this natural phenomenon is on a Black Lava Jeep Tour. Hop on a custom-made 4WD vehicle to traverse the rugged terrain leading up the volcano and learn about the fascinating history and geology of Mount Batur and the Kintamani area.
Your adventure begins at the Geopark Village where you will meet your experienced guide and driver. Then you climb aboard a powerful SUV vehicle specially modified to handle the steep and rocky terrain. Your guide will power through the lava fields and up the side of the volcano, stopping at various points like the Lava Ball holy lava cave, the 1964 eruption site, and scenic spots where you can take in panoramic views of Kintamani laid out below and local farmers tending their fields.
Throughout the journey, your English-speaking guide will explain various features of the landscape, the history of the volcano and its eruptions, and the spiritual significance of the volcano and sacred spots on its slopes for the Balinese Hindu community. Be sure to bring your camera because the scenery here is simply spectacular!
Rough Itinerary and estimated time schedule
Pick up time: We pick you up at your hotel and transport you directly to the starting point at Geopark Village at the base of Mount Batur.
8:30 – 9:00 AM: Arrival at Geopark Village starting point, and briefing / orientation.
9:00 – 9:15 AM: Boarding Jeep and begin tour.
9:15 – 9:45 AM: Jeep tour through villages & tropical plantations. Exploring the active volcano, black sand & lava fields. Spectacular views of the lake, mountains, and surroundings.
10:00 – 10:30 AM: Arrival at the black sand hills (one of the best photo spots in the Mount Batur Area). The tour then continues to the black lava field, where we can enjoy the black lava landscape and the panoramic view of the Batur volcano.
11:00-12:00 : Tour continues on return trip to Geopark Village.
12:00 PM: Arrival at Geopark Village and boarding transport back to you hotel.
Black Lava Jeep Tour
- Kintamani Guide
- Mineral Water
- Tour with 4WD vehicles
- Parking Fee