Kintamani Volcano

Located in the central highlands of Bali, Kintamani Volcano is an active volcanic masterpiece that has been astonishing travellers for decades. Surrounded by the incredible and captivating Batur range, the volcano and mountain range are collectively known as Mount Batur.

Rising above a vivid landscape of greenery, Mount Batur is comprised of three volcanic cones which are popular for hiking, trekking and watching the sunrise. While it is tempting to linger at the crater, there are a great range of other sightseeing activities on offer in the Kintamani area. If you're keen for an adventure, take the winding road down to the lake shore through verdant rainforests, visit the sacred Ulun Danu Batur Temple and relax in the alluring Toyobunkah hot spings. These hot springs can reach up to 45 degrees celsius and are known for their mineral waters which are said to have curative powers.

Kintamani Volcano

There are also a number of villages in the Kintamani area that are home to large markets selling fresh and cheap Indonesian food. Close to the markets also lies ancient Balinese Aga villages situated around Lake Batur. On the southeast side of Kintamani Volcano, Lake Batur is a 16km wide crater lake that is a popular fishing spot for locals. Lake Batur provides the majority of Bali’s irrigation water and is also a local breeding ground for freshwater fish.

Penelokan is one of the main villages in Kintamani and offers one of the best vantage points at the southernmost rim of the crater, boasting sweeping views over Kintamani Volcano. At 1,500m above sea level, the combination of black molten rock and dark lava slopes contrasted against the blue lake and lush green vegetation make it the perfect location to view these stunning panoramas.

Kintamani Volcano is best visited on a guided tour which includes a variety of stops at other nearby attractions including Elephant Cave Temple and Ubud Monkey Forest.