Indonesian Volcano Tour offers another beauty of the island. Indonesia also offers natural tourism in the form of volcanic, besides its amazing beach and mountains. Although recently there have been frequent volcanic eruptions, this has not dampened the interest of both domestic and foreign tourists.
But before you go, make sure that all conditions are safe. Follow all recommendations from local authorities, regarding the situation and status.
The following are some of the volcanoes that are famous for their natural beauty in Indonesia:
1. Bromo Volcano
Mount Bromo or in Tenggerese spelled “Brama”, is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia. This mountain has a height of 2,329 meters above sea level and is located in four districts, namely Probolinggo Regency, Pasuruan Regency, Lumajang Regency, and Malang Regency.
Local people in Bromo, the Tengger tribe, Bromo is believed to be a sacred mountain. Once a year the Tenggerese hold a Yadnya Kasada or Kasodo.
This ceremony takes place in a temple that is under the foot of Mount Bromo and continues to the top of Bromo. The ceremony is held at midnight to early morning every full moon around the 14th or 15th of Kasodo (tenth) month according to the Javanese calendar.
2. Semeru – Mahameru Volcano Tour
Semeru or Mount Meru is a conical volcano in East Java, Indonesia. Mount Semeru is the highest mountain on the island of Java, with its peak Mahameru, 3,676 meters above sea level.
This mountain was formed due to the subduction of the Indo-Australian Plate under the Eurasian Plate. Mount Semeru is also the third highest volcano in Indonesia after Mount Kerinci in Sumatra and Mount Rinjani in West Nusa Tenggara.
The crater at the top of Mount Semeru is known as Jonggring Saloko. Mount Semeru is administratively included in the area of two regencies, namely Malang Regency and Lumajang Regency, East Java Province. This mountain is included in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park area.
3. Gunung Merapi
This mountain has a high potential for disaster because according to modern records it erupts every two to five years and is surrounded by dense settlements.
Since 1548, this mountain has erupted 68 times. Magelang City and Yogyakarta City are the closest major cities, less than 30 km from their peak. On the slopes, there are still settlements up to a height of 1,700 meters and only four kilometers from the summit.
Because of this level of importance, Merapi is one of the sixteen world volcanoes included in the Volcanoes of the Decade project
Like a mountain with high volcanic activity, Mount Merapi has many sources of water discharge as a result of the pressure of water vapor from within the earth. There are many rivers that then form canyons on the slopes and then form a sedimentary plain of volcanic material. These rivers mainly lead to the southeast (Klaten).
4. Prau – Cloud Volcano
Mount Prau sometimes prahu is located in the Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo, Central Java. The height of this mountain is about 2,590 meters above sea level. The famous view of this mountain is the golden sunrise.
Some people even say that the view of the sunrise on Mount Prau is the best in Southeast Asia. Even so, this one mountain is arguably suitable for novice climbers. Because climbing to get to the top only takes 3-4 hours.
The peak of Mount Prahu is a vast meadow that extends from west to east. We can find small hills and savanna with few trees at the top.
Mount Prahu is the highest peak in the Dieng Plateau area, with several lower peaks in the vicinity, including Mount Sipandu, Mount Pangamun-amun, and Mount Juranggrawah.
This mountain is now one of the main tourist destinations in the Dieng tourist area as nature tourism.
5. Sindoro Volcano
Not far from Mount Prau, you can also try climbing to Mount Sindoro. Mount Sindoro has an altitude of 3,153 meters above sea level, which is located in the area between Temanggung Regency and Wonosobo Regency, Central Java.
One of the most striking uniqueness of this mountain is its peak. The peak of Mount Sindoro is different from other high mountain peaks on the island of Java, which is that it has a very broad peak. This place has become one of the favorite camping grounds for climbers who come.
Craters with ravines can be found on the northwest side to the south of the mountain, and the largest is called Kembang. A small lava dome occupies the top of the volcano. The history of Mount Sindara eruptions that have occurred is mostly mild to moderate types (phreatic eruptions).
Forests in the Mount Sundoro area are of the types of Hill Dipterocarp Forest, Upper Dipterocarp Forest, Montane forest, and Ericaceous Forest or mountain forest.