The Merapi volcano tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the region surrounding the volcano. Sitting in a 4×4 jeep you are driven across bumpy roads around the countryside of Java. The landscape of the region is like a moonscape. The area still bears the scars of the Merapi volcanic eruption in 2010. On the Mt Merapi tour you visit some of the abandoned villages that were destroyed by the volcano. The outline of destroyed buildings can still be seen more than six years on. The tour takes you through the countryside and offers you stunning views of the volcano.
The Mount Merapi volcano tour lasts for a total of 2 hours. The tour includes 12 hour private car rental with driver and 2 hour jeep rental. Up to 4 passengers can go in one jeep. We recommend taking the tour early in the morning or just before sunset and can help you arrange an itinerary so you can make the most of your car rental. Review the table below for more information about the Merapi Lava Tour before making a booking.
– 2 hour 4×4 jeep adventure around the slopes of Mt Merapi.
– 1 hour journey back to Yogyakarta
– 2 hour jeep rental with driver. Cost is Rp 350,000 per jeep (maximum 4 passengers per jeep).
– Help arranging itinerary for the one day car rental.
– Waterproof coat and/ or windbreaker.
– A sun hat.
– Snack or energy bar.
– Ullen Sentanu Museum: Rp 50,000 per person.
– Taman Sari Water Palace: Rp 20,000 per person.
- An off road jeep adventure around Mount Merapi volcano.
- Visit villages devastated by the Mount Merapi eruption in 2010.
- Learn what life is like living under the shadow of a volcano.
- Discover the beauty of the Javanese countryside.
What to Expect
The driver for your car rental picks you up from your hotel and drives you to Merapi National Park. It is a one hour drive from Yogyakarta to the meeting area. When you arrive at Merapi National Park you transfer from the rental car to the off road jeep, which will be waiting for you. Up to four passengers can fit in the jeep.
The Merapi lava tour lasts two hours. At the start of the tour the jeep passes by several villages that were destroyed by the Mount Merapi volcano eruption in 2010. In one of the villages you visit Museum Sisa Hartaku. The museum offers a chance to learn about the impacts that the Mount Merapi eruption had on the area.
After visiting Museum Sisa Hartaku you are driven to the Alien Stone. The stone was hurled out of the volcano during the eruption in 2010. There’s a viewpoint nearby which offers panoramic views of Mount Merapi. The final stop on the tour is you the evacuation bunker in Kaliadan. The Merapi Volcano Tour ends at the meeting point. After the tour you can go to a local restaurant to have some food or return directly to Yogyakarta.
The Merapi Volcano Tour offers you the chance to visit the slopes of Mount Merapi and experience an off road adventure in a 4×4 jeep. The tour lasts 2 hours. The private car rental is for up to 12 hours so you can combine a visit to the Mt Merapi tour with other activities. We can help you arrange a one day Yogya itinerary so you can make the most of your car rental. To book the Merapi Lava Tour fill in the form below.