There are two national parks, « Tlogo Nirmolo » and « Tlogo Muncar« , 20 kilometers away from Yogyakarta in the north, at the foot of the Merapi volcano. They both offer tremendous views over a waterfall, the volcano and the valley.
Does Merapi volcano ring a bell to you? Maybe you have heard about it because it has recently erupted in May 2018! If you want more information, click here 😀
Getting there from Yogyakarta
- Transjogja 1B/2A/2B/3B to Condongcatur Bus Terminal: 3.500 IDR/pp (0,2€).
- Local bus to Kaliurgan town (terminal Telogo Putri): 25.000 IDR/pp (1,5€). The last bus leaves for Yogyakarta at 3PM.
We did not know anything about the volcano state before going here, but since the eruption, we are now on alert 2 out of 4. It is then prohibited to climb on « Tlogo Nirmolo« , which is a bit higher on the volcano than the other part of the park.
- Locals: 6.000 IDR (0,4€)
- Foreigners: 151.000 IDR (9€)
We could only walk through « Tlogo Muncar« , far less interesting, but we had to pay the same price… We decided to skip the entire park since the persons in charge did not agree to any discount. A few locals even had an argument about it because they let them buy like 20 tickets (they were part of a tour or something) without saying anything.
However, we still had to come here to look for information about trekking on the volcano that we plan to do in a couple of days.