Take in sweeping views over Bali as the sun slowly rises over the ocean, sending golden rays across the water and onto the steep slopes of the active volcano where you sit and watch. Trek up winding trails before dawn and enjoy a tasty breakfast at the top of Mount Batur at sunrise.
Lace up your hiking boots long before morning and meet up with your guide outside your hotel. Ride in the dark through rolling hills until you arrive at the base of Mount Batur. Grab a flashlight to help you navigate the quiet trail and munch on tasty snacks to help fuel your active climb to the top.
Pick your way through salak forests and dense jungles until you reach the rim of this 5,663-foot (1,717-m) volcano. Find a comfortable place to sit down, rest your legs, and let your attentive guide prepare a delicious breakfast while you wait for the sky to brighten in the early morning light.
Watch as the sun slowly creeps over the horizon, illuminating verdant valleys flecked with dark blue lakes that spread out below your feet. Snap photos in between bites of your filling breakfast and then enjoy the hike back down, seeing the forest in natural light for the first time.
At the bottom, consider soaking your feet in the soothing waters of a nearby hot spring and grab a delicious lunch before you ride back to your hotel through tranquil and pastoral landscapes.