How To Get To Kintamani Volcano From Bali

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How To Get To Kintamani Volcano From Bali

A Kintamani trip is the perfect addition to your Bali holiday itinerary. Located in the heart of Bali’s mountainous region, the climate here is significantly cooler than the coast, the air crispier and fresher and the scenery lush with mountain growth. There are stunning lakes and mountains to explore, thrilling natural attractions, exciting activities to try, beautiful panoramic views, and a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy.

The drive up to Kintamani is also effortless and enjoyable, with wide, well-paved roads, making it suitable for all levels of drivers. Truly, you’d be missing out if you didn’t schedule a Kintamani day trip on your next Bali adventure!

Planning Your Kintamani Trip

Kintamani is located in the district of Bangli, in northeast Bali, approximately 68 kilometres away from Seminyak and Canggu, or approximately 34 kilometres from Ubud. It is quite a distance from the crowded south, but the road to Bangli is perfect for a Kintamani day trip, promising a beautiful scenic drive with panoramic views through charming villages and cool, refreshing mountain weather.

The average elevation of Kintamani and its surroundings is approximately 1500 meters above sea level. A Kintamani trip is popular amongst hikers looking to climb Mount Batur and explore Lake Batur, a UNESCO Global Geoparks Network site, and with travellers looking for respite from the suffocating heat of the south. There is a lot to see and do in Kintamani, so let’s take a look at what else you can explore and discover on your next Kintamani trip!

What Are The Main Attractions Included In A Kintamani Trip?


Mount Batur

A must-do for all embarking on a Kintamani trip is a visit to the majestic Mount Batur. Standing at 1,717 meters, Bali’s second active volcano is a popular trek promising incredible views at its peak, especially at sunrise. You’d have to get up at 2 am to start your 2-hour trek if you want to catch this stunning view, but the first rays of the day illuminating the mountain range from such an incredible vantage point will make it all worth it.

Mount Batur

Lake Batur

On the tranquil shores of Lake Batur, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh air, listen to the sounds of nature, and take in the breathtaking scenery. You can also have a picnic or set up camp – Lake Batur is a popular camping ground, so it’s common to see tents and little huts all along its shores with warm and cosy bonfires in the evenings adding to the lovely atmosphere. If you like, you can rent little canoes or go on a boat tour of Lake Batur with a local guide. 

Also on Lake Batur is the beautiful Ulun Danu Batur temple, an ancient site that dates back to the 11th century. It’s the perfect spot for photographs!

Trunyan Village

Trunyan Village

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On your Kintamani trip, don’t miss out on the chance to take a boat tour to Trunyan village, an ancient village populated by the Aga people. Located on the far side of Lake Batur, access is only possible by boat. Here, you’ll witness the village’s famous and unique burial practice where the deceased are laid to rest in open-air bamboo structures.

Kintamani Hot Springs

Being so close to an active volcano sure has its benefits! After a challenging trek up Mount Batur, or after a day of exploring on your Kintamani trip, why not enjoy a warm and soothing soak in one of the natural hot springs near Mount Batur? These hot springs are said to offer healing and rejuvenating benefits, thanks to the sulfur content in the water. Nothing beats a hot bath in the cool mountain air!

Kintamani Coffee

Kintamani Coffee

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It’s safe to say that Kintamani coffee is world-famous, favoured for its distinct aroma and unique, flavourful taste. On your Kintamani trip, you’ll find that Kintamani has plenty of lovely, aesthetically pleasing cafes and coffee shops. Do pop by for a taste of Kintamani coffee, delicious pastries and incredible views!

Embark On A Kintamani Trip With Drive In Bali

Now that you’re ready to explore all the wonders of Kintamani, it’s time to plan your Kintamani trip. What is the recommended type of car for a Kintamani day trip? Well, any car at Drive In Bali will do. Our fleet of perfectly maintained, thoroughly cleaned and meticulously inspected cars can take you all across the island from only USD 23 per day! Benefits when booking with us include:

  • Standard insurance included in price
  • Free unlimited miles
  • No deposit required
  • No hidden fees
  • Book now, pay on delivery

Choose from a wide variety of modern, up-to-date and safety-checked Toyota and Honda models from Agya to Brio, Jazz, Fortuner, CRV and more.

To book your car with Drive In Bali, head to our website and select your date of arrival, pick-up location and preferred car. Don’t forget to add on booster seats for the baby or a wifi router and data packages. A minimum booking of three days is required per car.

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Once you’ve filled out all your details, we’ll send you an email confirmation. Pay with cash or credit card when picking up your car at Bali Airport, Canggu, Kuta, Jimbaran, Legian, Nusa Dua or Sanur. Pickups in Ubud will incur an additional charge of USD 10 per car. Then FIND AND BOOK NOW, PAY LATER and relish the distinct pleasure of exploring Bali at your leisure. All our cars come fully insured for your peace of mind – Read more about our insurance and rental policies. Find and book a car rental in Bali now with Drive In Bali!