Visit the top of Mt. Merapi, an active stratovolcano on Java, and explore Jomblang Cave on this adventure from Yogyakarta. Enjoy a full day of natural wonders with a guide, from breathtaking mountain views at sunrise to the amazing pit cave adventure. Hotel pick-up and drop-off and lunch are included.
Begin your day with early pick-up from your Yogyakarta hotel trip and drive to Mt. Merapi, located about 17 miles (28 km) north of Yogyakarta.
The most active volcano in Indonesia with regular eruptions since 1548, Merapi emits smoke that can be seen emerging from the mountaintop at least 300 days a year. As dawn breaks, enjoy a panoramic view, and hear about the geology of the volcano and its history of eruptions. You'll also see a damaged house, evidence of Merapi's destructive power.
Next, proceed to Jomblang Cave, stopping by a traditional market along the way. Upon arrival at the vertical cave, a guide briefs you on the safety measures and what to expect during this activity. Then begin your 200-foot (60-meter) descent to explore the cave, followed by walking another 984 feet (300 meters) to the second cave to see an underground river and the light from above.
Afterward, head to the beach for a provided boxed lunch and free time to relax until sunset. Your tour then ends with return to hotels.