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by: Sunny , 1 month ago

because it is so calm and peaceful andWe just returned from a magical SEA trip. Last minute we decided to cut days  off of Vietnam and reroute to Myanmar. And then we were encouraged to visit Bagan. What GREAT advice.  Bagan is  stepping back in time .. or rather riding an E-bike back in time. We got the name of Win, +95 9 402680435, our remarkable tour guide and spent the next 3 days exploring the 3,000+pagodas and stupas with him. A guide is Critical. there are so many stories and so many different historical figures and such rich lore it would be impossible to create a comparable experience on your own.We were tempted to stay a 4th day  because it is so peaceful and relaxing words you don't typically use to describe SEA  . But we went on to Mandalay .. and that is also  extraordinary . Win arranged a guide and driver for us in Mandalay too. He is the best.

Judith Mbanda

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Balitrekkingservice Batur Sunrise Trekking is a popular adventure activity mostly enjoyed by the foreign tourists. Mount Batur with altitude of 1717m above sea level offers a wonderful natural phenomenon. The mountain is classified as an active volcano with its recent eruption in 2000. However, smoke is yet emitted a lot from its crater, thus enables us doing a very fun activity like cooking at the crater such as boiling eggs and bananas for your breakfast, this is different style breakfast not like in restaurant.

Mount Batur sunrise trekking is very busy every morning more than two hundred visitor every morning. Mount Batur sunrise trekking need to start early in the morning that is 1.30 am from your hotel around Seminyak, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and 2.30 am around Ubud, as it must arrive at the starting point of Toya Bungkah at 03.30 am. So that’s why you have to get up early. But all your struggles will be paid by the beautiful scenery and sunrise that you can see from the top of Mount Batur (1717 mdpl).

When you do for mount Batur Sunrise Trekking, you will get amazing view surrounding of the Batur volcano like; Volcano of Rinjani (3.726 mdpl) in Lombok island, Agung volcano (3.142 mdpl) highest mountains in Bali, Mount Batu Karu (2.276 mdpl), Mount Abang (2.152 mdpl), Batur lake (biggest lake in Bali), Trunyan village/Bali Aga Village, Caldera of Batur and spectacular sunrise coming from beside of Rinjani.

After hike of mount Batur sunrise trekking, further we have prepared a very strategically site to visit coffee plantation (Luwak Coffee) at which on our way to the hotel we can take some time to see how the process of traditional Balinese coffee producing and take a sip of it.

Luwak coffee / civit coffee comes from the Indonesian island an are well known for its excellent coffee. Also native to the area is the small civit like animal called a Paradoxurus the local called them Luwaks. These litte mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite food is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the litte guys stomach, it undergoes chemical treatment and fermentation. The bean finishes it journey through the digestive system and exits. The still in tech beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee. The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. Is has a rich, heavy, flavor with hints of caramel or chocolate.  Other terms used to describe it are earthy, must and exotic, the body is almost syrupy and it’s very smooth.

Summary of mount Batur sunrise trekking, you will get up early morning and your driver will be waiting in your Resort, Hotel, Villa or Home Stay (depends where you staying) as per the agreed promise before, at 03.30am you will arrive at starting point of Toya Bungkah. Than the local guide waiting for you in starting point and give you information of your trip. You will hike about 2 hours to get the summit, 1 hour you will walk in the jungle then in the rock of volcano until the summit. On the summit you having the breakfast and  enjoying the views. After that continue your trip to the rim craters to get the finish point. At the finish point your driver will be waiting to continue your trip to the coffee organic farm than drive back hotel.

What Should You Bring :

Hiking shoes, warm jacket, long pants, camera, backpack (suggested).

Facilities Included :

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  • Mineral water and breakfast.
  • Entrance fee of mount Batur and Kintamani area.
  • Flashlights

Itinerary Sunrise Trekking:

  • li style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; list-style: disc outside;">00.00 – 02.00 am : Pick up hotel and drive directly to starting point of mount Batur hike (depend location of your hotel)
  • 03.30 am : Arrival at starting point of mount Batur hike.
  • 03.30 – 05.30 am : You will walking about 2 hour from bottom to summit.
  • 05.30 am : On the summit of mount Batur 1.717 mdpl.
  • 08.30 am : Arrival at finish point, you will be drive to coffee plantation / Luwak coffee then drive back to your hotel.

Pick up time : Sunrise Trekking

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  • Seminyak, Legian, Canggu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Candidasa : 01.30 am.
  • Sanur : 02.00 am
  • Ubud : 02.30 am
  • Kintamani : 03.00 am

Activities Details :

  • li style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; list-style: disc outside;">Activity level : Moderate
  • Hike duration : 4 hours up and down.
  • Temperature : 15 – 25° Celsius (on the summit)


Reservation :

  • li style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; list-style: disc outside;">Email : 

info@balitrekkingservice.comWhatsApp / LINE / Call / Text : +62 821 4555 1551

Price : Start $ 45 USD/Pax Minimum 2 Pax ( Depend Location Of Your Hotel )

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Virunga Programs

By Virunga Community Programs

When Popular American Comedian-turned-Presenter Ellen DeGeneres and herpartner, Portia De Rossi landed in Rwanda on 27 May 2018, they didn’t just come as an adventure tourist who wanted to trek the famous mountain gorillas. They came as part of a legacy that wants to save the primates.

 In her childhood, DeGeneres says she was an admirer of Dian Fossey. And she had always wanted to follow her footprints and settle in Africa to conserve the gorillas.

 But now, she’s doing something different that will immortalize her role model, Dian Fossey. She came to oversee the construction of Ellen DeGeneres Campus that will support the conservation of the mountain gorillas.

The campus is dedicated to the late Dian Fossey’s work in Rwanda, and will be based in Musanze.


Dian Fossey was an American primatologist and conservationist who studied gorillas in Rwanda and the wider Virunga region from 1966 until her death in 1985.


The campus was a surprise gift presented to her by her husband on her “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” during her 60 birthday.


According to the information from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, the campus will help expand science, research and conservation activities, enhance educational programmes, and engage people from Rwanda and the rest of the world to join the conservation effort.


Its design will include laboratories, classrooms, meeting space, an interactive exhibit focusing on Fossey’s work, and housing for visiting researchers and students.


The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund was founded 50 years ago to ensure the survival of the mountain gorillas. According to information from the Fund, they work in four ways to achieve this: providing daily boots-on-the-ground protection to individual gorilla families, cutting-edge scientific study on the gorillas and their ecosystems, training the next generation of African conservationists, and helping with basic needs for people living near the gorillas’ habitats.


And their efforts appear to be bearing fruits, as the increasing population of the mountain gorilla shows. The Volcanoes National Park now has 20 gorilla families while the number in 2008 was a paltry 7 gorilla families. Rampant poaching of the mountain gorillas threatened the existence of these primates, and this even led to Dian Fossey’s mysterious murder.


In the mid 1990, there were only 320 mountain gorillas living in Rwanda. The population today is more than 640.


0?e=2127081600&v=beta&t=3kiGHoblWLeVZl7Ep>Even though tourism is an important source of revenue for Rwanda, the conservation of the mountain gorillas has seen the government very closely regulate it.  For instance, only a limited number of permits are available each day for visitors to trek to see the gorillas.


Tourism also pays for the protection not only of Volcanoes National Park but also the nation’s three other national parks. In addition, 10 percent of tourism money is shared with the local communities to improve the lives of those living near the parks. Thus, tourism is a very key component of conservation in Rwanda.


In 2017, gorilla trekking permit was hiked from $750 to $1,500 in further efforts to conserve the gorillas.


Virunga Community Programs salute the efforts by Ellen DeGeneres, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Rwanda government to conserve these endangered primates. We would like further to stress that conservation efforts shouldn’t just be left in the hands of a few individuals and organizations. This should be a collaborative effort that should involve everyone.


Granted, Virunga community programs are also doing its part ensuring the protection of the flora and fauna. We believe that when the community is involved in conservation efforts, then we are all going to succeed in our endeavors.


According to John Murphy in an article titled “Does Community Involvement in Conservation Provide an Alternative to Fortress Conservation?”  that appeared in an online journal ALERT,  “over the last two decades one type of initiative in particular that has captured the imagination of conservationists has been based on the concept of incorporating the communities themselves into formal structures for regulating and managing wildlife and habitat. “ 


0?e=2127081600&v=beta&t=rJrViHS-BIdmorJCp>The Virunga Community Programs projects are involved in conservation efforts in the wider Virunga massif straddling Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. Our programs include Conservation Education, Charity Work, Water Conservation, Field Study Education programs and Agro-forestry Development among many others.


You too can be part of the wider conservation efforts. Let us all join hand to ensure that we preserve our nature at its pristine for now and our future generation.



hi! i'm planning on taking a day-trip to Mt Seorak in June, and was wondering if there were lockers at this station where I can leave my luggage?

Ajay Ravindran

Does the complex sell swimming suits and towels there? Or are there shops in the vicinity with shorts and towels available?

Alineitwe Bernard
by: Alineitwe Bernard , 10 months ago

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I'm glad to be part of this platform.Anyone keen on East & Southern Africa? Feel free to contact me via Touristlink

Sending warm regards from Uganda
Bernard Munyanziza

by: Judithhorowitz , 11 months ago

I’m interested in traveling to Ethiopia with a girl friend.  We like to travel with a driver and guide, not a group tour.  We’re 78 year old women who have traveled all over our fascinating world.   The site has to be, i guesss you could say, exotic.  Any suggestions?