Drone Photography on ?Mt. Merapi? with Ridge line camping will take your photography to an all new level!


Photography has taken many new directions over the years, but none as exciting as the introduction of drone photography. With the freedom given with such technology, your opportunity to explore worlds that you never thought possible becomes endless. So in true Wildfire Expedition style we will be bringing?you to that world, to witness something spectacular and capture it in all its glory.

Mt. Merapi (25 kilometers north of Yogyakarta) is the most active of Indonesia’s 127 active volcanoes. Located north of Central Java’s capital of Yogyakarta, it is a 2968 meter-high stratovolcano with steep slopes and an almost perfect cone shape.?Merapi, which means “Mountain of Fire “, typically has small eruptions every two to three years, and larger ones about once every 10 to 15 years.

This once in a lifetime expedition?will bring you in close contact with mother nature in?her most unique form, above the clouds, with sunsets as red as lava, and sunrises so soothing you will be left in complete awe. Views so clear and endless not even the most powerful camera can capture.

Beyond the satisfaction of surmounting one of the world?s most active volcanoes and achieving a personal milestone, be privy to the unbelievable beauty of sunrise at the peak. Watch as 4 other volcanoes unfold before you, ?Mt. Merabu, Mt. Sumbing, Mt. Sindoro and Mt. Telomoyo, catching the sun as it rises illuminating your approach to summit. A magical sight that few will experience.

And on flat ground, the historically unique structures of Prambanan Temple, a?UNESCO World heritage site which dates back to the 9th Century, will connect you to a part of history that few have explored. Being the largest Hindu temple in all of South East Asia, this monumental structure brings with it many traditions, myths and legends. Close up imagery?of the stone structures and aerial silhouette sunset shots of this majestic structure will add to your large collection of Yogyakarta and make you ask yourself that question… How come?I had not done this before…

This 3D2N expedition will challenge your skills in capturing THAT moment, knowing that regardless, its magnificence both above at almost 3000 metres or below will be forever etched in your memory.

Unleash all your?hidden photography skills/ideas, from star studded time lapse shots of unpolluted skies, to 360 degree panoramic views of active?volcanoes, all in a playground that does not restrict you from achieving award winning shots, but instead sets your imagination free.

So what are you waiting for. If you own a camera, or a drone, or simply wish to be part of a group of enthusiastic videographers and photographers on one of South East Asia’s sought?after locations, then join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

?LOCATION Yogyakarta , Indonesia
DEPARTURE TIME 9:30am Singapore Changi Airport
RETURN TIME 11:00am Return Flight from?Yogyakarta
WEAR Hiking pants and boots, light base layer for lower elevations and warm layers for higher elevations


Entrance fee – Mt. Merapi and Prambanan Temple

Trek briefing, planning and logistics

Transport to and from hike trailhead

Services of an English speaking guide

Tents and camping equipment (portered to the campsite)

All accommodation

All meals


Daypack or any personal hiking gear

Flights to / From Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Tips to guides



?(1-PD) Moderate – you will be carrying a daypack with?steady altitude gain

Additional information

Sunrise SummitOvernight Trek, Camping Trek
Duration3 Days
Physicality2 out of 5
Starts/EndYogyakarta, Indonesia
Minimum Participants4 People


Cancellation Policy😕 Due to the booking of government and operator permits, Wildfire Expeditions has the following refund policy

  • Each deposit, includes a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Full refunds, less registration fee, will be provided 90 days prior to the trek or dive date.
  • 50% refunds will be provided 60-89 days prior to course, trek or dive date.
  • 25% refunds will be provided 45-59 days prior to course, trek or dive date.
  • No refunds will be provided 45 days prior to course, trek and/or expedition date.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing? within the deadlines stated above.
  • All balances are due 60 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified.

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