Welcome to Selo


From Selo, it is a very steep, three- to four-hour hike to the volcano’s summit. Allow around 2½ hours for the descent. At the top the sulphurous fumes can be overpowering – take great care.


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$175 Outdoor Activities

Mount Merapi Volcano Hiking Sunrise Tour from Yogyakarta

Allow your adventurous side out on this hike up Mount Merapi, an active stratovolcano. Your experience will begin with a pickup from your hotel. Depart for Mount Merapi at approximately 7:30pm. Your trek will begin on the northern path, from the village of Selo, as the other paths are damaged due to eruptions in 2006 and 2011. You will hike up the Volcano through the night to reach the top by sunrise. This hike can be quite challenging. Though it’s difficult, it is very rewarding! You will complete it with a great sense of accomplishment as well as a great view to soak in. You will not be alone. An experienced guide will escort you through the hike. Always check the conditions of the Volcano before embarking on the hike for safety reasons. There is no water along the way so be sure to bring plenty!

$941 Walking & Biking Tours

7 Days 6 Nights Central Java Cycling Tour

Day 1: Arrival Yogyakarta – City tour – Dinner with performanceMeet your tour guide upon arrival at Yogyakarta airport. You will be visiting the Sultan’s Palace, Sonobudoyo and Taman Sari, followed by dinner at a local restaurant with a traditional Ballet performance. Continue to your hotel and check in upon arrival. Overnight at The Phoenix HotelDay 2: Yogyakarta – Imogiri – Parangtritis - YogyakartaBreakfast at your hotel and start the journey by bicycle towards Imogiri via less traffic road on to Parangtritis beach. Besides being famous as a recreational spot, Parangtritis is also a sacred place. Many local people come here for meditation. Stop at local restaurant for lunch, then you will be driven back to your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle.Overnight at The Phoenix HotelDay 3: Yogyakarta – Prambanan – SoloBreakfast at your hotel, check out and transfer to your next hotel in Solo. Today’s cycling trip will depart from your hotel to Sambisari village, then journey to Prambanan Temple. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, cycle to Klaten on the way to your hotel in Solo where the tour will end.Overnight at Novotel HotelDay 4: Solo – Karang Anyar – Sukuh – Tawang Mangu – SoloBreakfast at your hotel, then start cycling towards Solo with stops at the centre of Wayang Puppet art and the Batik Centre followed by a trip to Karanganyar. Afterwards, continue to Karangpandan up to the mystic Sukuh Temple on the mountaintop. Then, proceed to Tawangmangu where your cycling will end and drive back to Solo.Overnight at Novotel HotelDay 5: Solo – Boyolali –  Borobudur – MagelangBreakfast at hotel then drive to Boyolali and Selo village for the cycling start point. The road heads towards Mungkid, then to Borobudur Temple, where lunch will be provided. Afterwards, proceed by bicycle back to the hotel, where today’s cycling tour ends.Overnight at Puri Asri HotelDay 6: Magelang – Mendhut – Pawon – Candirejo – YogyakartaBreakfast at your hotel. The journey takes to Mendut and Pawon Temples and Candirejo village. Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. Continue cycling to Yogyakarta via an alternative route, then today’s cycling will end back at your hotel.Overnight at The Phoenix HotelDay 7: Departure YogyakartaDepending on your flight schedule, you will be picked up at the hotel lobby on designated time. Check out and transfer directly to the airport for your onward flight to next destination.

$86.30 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mount Merapi Small-Group Sunrise Climb from Yogyakarta

It has erupted many times in a powerful way, making the Merapi become a legendary piece of the surroundings. You will also enjoy the local legends about Merapi's spirit and past eruptions, which happened to be very serious at some point so that its activity is well observed and follow by many volcanologists. You will be picked you up at your hotel around 10.00 p.m. Then we drive you to Selo Village, located on the northern side of the volcano. After preparation we start to climb at midnight and it takes you around six hours to climb to the peak. Once at the top you will enjoy the first rays of sun to warm us up, then after see the sunrise we go down for 5 hours. You can admire the city of Yogyakarta in the South and the Merbabu volcano on the eastern side. Then you will have a small rest enjoying the view from Pasar Bubar before climbing down to Selo. A vehicle will be waiting for you in Selo to drive you back to Yogyakarta in the afternoon.

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