Nowadays, with the hectic lifestyle of big city, many people are looking for a getaway to ease the extra stresses that they have every day. Having a vacation can be one of the way to do it. Going to explore Mount Merapi adventures becomes one of the popular activity to spend a weekend in Yogyakarta. You can get educational, adventurous, and cultural trip without spending too much money.

The following list will give you some explanations regarding some fun activities you can do in Mount Merapi. Those are:

  • Riding jeeps with lava tours: this tourist attraction is a must-do for everyone seeking for adrenaline rush. By joining this tour, you will be able to explore and see the remains from 2010’s eruption of the mountain. The driver will drive through rocky and steep slopes, and small rivers. The jeep will also bring you to various places, such as “SisaHartaku” mini museum or translated literally as My Remaining Treasure. In this mini museum, you are able to learn about the devastating effect of the eruption and it will serves as educational trip. The driver will also show the infamous Alien Stone where you can take a picture of a stone that resemble human faces.
  • Going to UllenSentalu Museum: situated in around the area of Kaliurang, this museum offers an educational and cultural getaway to anyone interested in learning Yogyakarta culture. The designs of the building combine both traditional Javanese styles with classic European palace. The tour guide in this museum will provide information about the origin of Yogyakarta Palace and the noble’s life back in the day. It also provides various collections from traditional clothes of Yogyakarta and Solo. At the end of the tour, you can taste the traditional drink of princess in Yogyakarta.
  • Going Japanese Cave: this tourist destination serves as the silent spectator of Japanese colonial’s settlement in Indonesia for 3.5 years, from 1942 to 1945. You will not find any beautiful stalactite or stalagmite in this cave because this cave was man-made by native people under Japanese colonial’s command. This cave consists of twenty five shallow, dark, and simple holes. The function of this cave was to store weaponries and as shelters for Japanese soldiers during World War II. You are able to learn a part of Indonesia’s history by visiting this destination.
  • Going to Mount Merapi Museum: located in the village of Donoharjo, Sleman, Yogyakarta, this museum was finished being built in October 2009. It comes with a pretty garden and wide parking areas to fit the huge amount of visitors. By visiting this museum, you are able to learn the origin of Mount Merapi and its eruption’s history. It is also a popular destination for educational trip, especially for students.

The paragraph above already describe about what to do in mountMerapi and places around it. There are still many interesting things that Mount Merapi provides. But if you do not have a lot of time, then this list should give you good ideas about activities you can enjoy at Mount Merapi.