Beringin Tiga/Curug Embun

Beringin Tiga / Curug Embun

These breathtaking waterfalls are located near a small village in the Rejang Lebong Regency in Bengkulu province. This location includes a naturally fed hot water pool that you can relax in.

Day 1 – Relax in Nature’s Hot Tub

Make your way up the majestic hills, passing rich vegetable plantations to the trailhead. Beginning as a small dirt road, the trail eventually becomes a small path winding through coffee and palm sugar plantations. After an easy walk, arrive at your campsite for lunch. After lunch, enjoy taking a dip in a warm hot spring-fed swimming hole next to the campsite.
After a bite to eat and some rest, you will continue on to Beringin Tiga waterfall, about 250m from your campsite. The hike has springs coming out of the walls as you descend down a steep embankment and enjoy the beautiful scenery before returning to the campsite to rest or soak again in the natural “hot tub” close by.

Optional Day 2 – Majestic Curug Embun Falls

Once you’ve had a fulfilling breakfast, it’s time to explore the main waterfall, called Curug Air Terjun. While not more than 500m from your campsite, this waterfall lies at the base of a steep ravine, requiring a safety rope to assist in some spots. Your heart will race as you experience the adventure of the Sumatran jungle, including the exhilaration when you view the awe-inspiring waterfall at the base of the ravine. Two separate waterfalls are here, one hot and one cold, falling next to one another and mixing at the bottom to form a delightfully warm pool. Rest here for lunch, taking in the amazing views afforded by the Curug Embun waterfalls. Spend some time bathing in the warm pools and exploring your surroundings, including a cave close to the waterfalls.

After soaking up the warm waters and beauty around you, begin the ascent to our campground and then back up to the trailhead. Rinse off in the local bathing area and then return to Curup to prepare for your next adventure in with us.

Click here for a video Jumping into the Falls!

At a glance

Difficulty: Moderate for most; Challenging for Majestic Curug Embun falls hike

Activities: Hiking, Camping, Swimming

Terrain: Plantation, Jungle, Waterfalls

Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Months of Operation: Year-round

Total Cost: for 1-2 people starting at Rp. 1,400,000 for daytrip — Rp. 3,600,000 USD for 2D/1N

Payment Conditions: 25% non-refundable deposit to guarantee booking; balance paid upon arrival in Bengkulu; payment can be made via TransferWise or via Bank Transfer or Cash in Rupiah. We cannot except any currency other than Indonesian Rupiah.

Conditions: You’ll be roughing it in tents at the top of the falls, with our supplied sleeping gear. You even get access to a hot water bath near the campsite. Nature’s own hot tub! Overnight trip price includes a local guide, transport from Bengkulu to and from the trail head, permits, and all food and equipment. Price per person reduced with more than two travelers. Daytrip includes transport to/from Curup city.  Transport to/from Bengkulu city can be arranged for a small additional fee.

Bukit Daun and 7 colored pools

Bukit Daun and 7 Colored Pools

Plunge into the jungle to visit the 7 caldron Pools of Bukit Daun, with colors ranging from sky blue to milky white to red. It is said in the white pool, there is a spirit called Kawah Putri who lives there and will show her power when someone calls out her name. Some have even reported seeing the phantom….

Day 1 – Through Coffee Fields to the cusp of the Jungle

On the first day, warm up your muscles and break in your boots with a leisurely 3-hour hike to the base camp. Pass through coffee and tobacco fields, taking your time to stop and smell the coffee blooms or other wild flowers along the trail. Set up camp on the edge of untamed territory, at the last pondok (wooden farm shack) before entering the jungle.

Day 2 – Seven Pools and 1 Princess

Wake up to a cool morning on day two. After a cup o’Joe (or tea), plunge into the jungle to visit the 7 boiling pools. Don’t forget to take an egg or two along to cook in the pools for extra protein. Take your time in the virgin forest, stopping every half hour or so to enjoy yet another colorful lake. And when you get to the white pool, ask your guide to call on the Kawah Putri (Princess Pool) and see what happens. Continue through your hike until you have taken in all 7 pools and arrive back at base camp, feeling tired but satisfied. Rinse off in a local stream, have a yummy dinner, and settle in for a good night sleep.

Day 3 – Hike Out (with an Optional Pitstop)

You awaken from sweet dreams of a mystical princess and are ready for the day. Break camp after breakfast and head back towards civilization (unfortunately). Take your time through the coffee & tobacco fields again. On the d

rive back to town, stop at a local waterfall called Air Dingin for a quick dip to wash off your cares before heading back to grind of everyday life, taking pictures and creating memories to last you until your next Wild Sumatra trip.

Further Details


Difficulty: Challenging
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Terrain: Plantation, Jungle, Wetlands, Waterfalls
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Months of Operation: Year-round

Trip Conditions: You’ll be roughing it in tents at the base camp on the edge of the jungle, with our supplied sleeping gear. Nearby, there’s a creek for bathing and whatnot. Optionally, for the adventurous, you can choose to camp near the blue and black pools.

Location: Lebong Regency
Nearest Town: Air Nipis Village
Closest Airport: Bengkulu (BKS)

Total Cost: Rp. 5,400,000 for 1-2 people

Payment Conditions: 25% non-refundable deposit to guarantee booking; balance paid upon arrival in Bengkulu; payment can be made via TransferWise or via Bank Transfer or Cash in Rupiah. We cannot except any currency other than Indonesian Rupiah.

Price includes a local guide, transport from Curup to and from the trail head, permits, and all food and equipment. Price per person reduced with more than two travelers, but usually limited to a max of six people to lessen the impact on the environment. Additional transportation from Bengkulu available at a small additional cost.

Bukit Kaba

Bukit Kaba

Mount Kaba is one of the most popular tourist destinations for both local and foreign outdoor enthusiasts. Locally known as Bukit Kaba, this active volcano is covered with vistas of marvelous vegetation. Hiking through the dense rainforest and finally reaching the peak offers an excellent adventure for those who love trekking or mountain climbing. Catch some spectacular views from inside the dormant crater as well the beautiful surrounding volcanic landscape.

Day 1 – Enjoy

Leave from Bengkulu City in the early morning and journey up the winding mountain road to Curup. Along the way you will pass scenic overlooks of the jungles and valleys. After eating lunch in Curup, head to the base of Bukit Kaba, check in, and begin your expedition. Alternatively, you can get an earlier start if you spend the prior night in Curup.
Depending on your fitness level, you can choose to take the easier gravel trail or the more difficult jungle trail. The 2-3 hour hike can be challenging at times but the view from the top is well worth the effort. When you have finished choosing a camping spot, you can either rest and enjoy the beautiful panoramas or make your way to the Thousand Stairs nearby. These steps (only 300+) lead to the ridge of Kawa Hidup (the active volcano) where you can see steam gushing from the crater below. Head back to the your campsite, eat dinner, and watch as the sky fills with thousands of stars above.

Day 2 – Explore

Wake up to the sun rising over the valleys below. After breakfast, begin your morning of exploration. Head down into a small valley and back up as you hike to the ridge of Kawa Mati (dormant crater). As you walk along the ridge you may smell sulfur rising from the cauldron below. Descend into the dormant volcano and be amazed by the bizarre bright neon green pool that seems like it’s science fiction.
After resting at the nearby lake, you can choose to climb up the rock wall dividing the two craters. As you near the top, you will see steam rising and hear the hiss of Kawa Hidup (active crater). Appreciating the active crater from a safe distance is definitely recommended.
After you have fully appreciated the views from inside the mountain, you will climb back out of the dormant crater and back to camp. Following lunch, you will descend the mountain (about 2 hours) and can choose to stay in Curup or head back to Bengkulu that night.

*Optionally as a Day Hike
 — for those in good physical condition interested in a quick trip to bag the peak, a day hike is possible with an early morning start from Curup city. You will need to be in Curup by 8am and will return to Curup around 5pm. The cost for a day-trip to Kaba is Rp. 1,400,000 and includes transportation to/from Curup city, lunch, guide, and all necessary permits.


Difficulty: Challenging

Activities: Hiking, Camping

Terrain: Jungles, Volcanic Craters, Farms

Duration: 2 days/ 1 night

Months of Operation: All year round

Location: 30 mins from Curup

Nearest Town: Curup

Closest Airport: Bengkulu (BKS)

Total Cost: starting at Rp. 3,600,000 for 1-2 people

Conditions: The jungle trail will be slippery after a heavy rainfall, but the gravel travel is always an alternative. 
Price includes a local guide, transport from Bengkulu to and from the trail head, permits, and all food and equipment. Price per person reduced with more than two travelers. Additional transportation from Bengkulu available at a small additional cost for daytrip

Bukit Kandis

Bukit Kandis

If you are new to the sport or an experienced climber, we can connect you to some amazing locations. Our well-trained guides will provide all the gear and do all the work of setting up and belaying. Just check out the locations below!


If you are looking for a place to rock climb, then welcome to your new playground! Bukit Kandis is located about 1 hour from the city of Bengkulu. The majority of the journey contains paved roads, but the last 20 minutes will be bumpy as you approach the peak of Kandis jutting
out above landscape. This rock face contains routes graded from 5.3 – 5.9 (YDS) with relatively easy access to create top-rope anchors.

Even if rock climbing is not your forte, Bukit Kandis also serves as a great place for camping with some spectacular panoramas. From the base of the peak you can see Bengkulu city and the Indian Ocean on a clear day. You can also distinctly see Bukit Bungkuk as you look over the vast jungles below.

Further Details

Difficulty: Difficult

Activities: Hiking, Camping, Rock Climbing

Terrain: Rockface, Mountains

Duration: Full day

Months of Operation: All year pending good weather Travel

Location: Bukit Kandis and Goa Kacamata

Nearest Town: Bengkulu or Muara Aman

Closest Airport: Bengkulu (BKS)

Total Cost starting at: Rock Climbing Package: $150 USD for up to 4 people.
Larger group prices available upon request.

Conditions: Bukit Kandis is  best to climb in the early afternoon to avoid the hot sun.
Rock climbing package includes top quality gear, trained guide, and lunch. Transportation cost included for Bukit Kandis.


Seblat Elephant Conservation Center

Seblat Elephant Conservation Center

Do you want to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience while also making a positive impact for conservation efforts? Spend a couple days with the trained elephants at Seblat and you will understand why these magnificent animals are worth protecting. Seblat is one of only 6 Elephant Conservation Centers in Indonesia. In an effort to reduce human-elephant conflict and protect other forms of wildlife, the government created several protected forests to safeguard endangered species.

The conservation offers a variety of fun and challenging outdoor activities including feeding and bathing the trained elephants, riding the elephants with the mahouts (trainers) through the jungles, and even forging across the Seblat River on an elephant’s back. If you desire an extended stay, you can also go camping with an elephant patrol team to observe elephants in the wild.

2 days/1 night

Day 1

Leave from Bengkulu city in the morning stopping along the way to eat lunch. Arrive at Seblat Conservation Center before 2pm in order to cross the river by canoe. Settle into the shelters and relax after your journey. In the afternoon, cool off by bathing in the river with the elephants. Help the mahouts (elephant trainers) scrub down and clean the elephants. When night falls, relax in the shelter and bring a good book to read as you enjoy the sounds of the jungle around you and the thousands of stars above.

Day 2

Wake up, eat breakfast, and get ready for a unique expedition into the jungle. Join the mahouts for a jungle trek on the back of an elephant. Hike with the elephants for up to 4 hours (longer if you stay an extra night…see itinerary below). After your journey, eat lunch, say goodbye to your new friends and depart for Bengkulu.

Cost starting at: Rp. 7,200,000 for 2 people (5% donated to developing Seblat ECC)

3 days/2 nights  **Recommended**

If you desire to extend your stay at Seblat you can choose one of these options:


Another Bath:

After the jungle trek on day 2 with the elephants, come back to camp, and cool off by bathing in the river with the elephants one more time. Relax again that night in your shelters, read a good book, and enjoy your surroundings. Take your time and depart for Bengkulu the next day.


A Night in the Jungle:

On day 2, prepare for an extended jungle trek with the elephants. Camp out with the elephants and mahouts in the jungle for one night…don’t worry- you have elephants to protect you! In the morning, journey back to the conservation center along the Seblat river. Eat lunch and depart for Bengkulu city.

Cost starting at: Rp. 8,600,000 for two people (5% donated to developing Seblat ECC)

5-10 days

Join the mahouts on a routine multiple-day patrol deep into protected forests. As you journey around the Seblat Conservation, keep your eyes open for wild elephants, tigers, and other endangered species. Trek on an elephant’s back by day and sleep in the jungle each night. This trip is not for the faint of heart!

Contact us for specific dates and details.



Seblat ECC is not designed or set up as a tourist destination. It is a grassroots conservation effort that is still developing. Please keep this in mind. If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track adventure and not a comfortable experience, then Seblat is the place for you!

At a Glance:

Difficulty: Moderate

Activities: Camping, Swimming, Wildlife, Conservation

Terrain: Jungles, Rivers, Palm Oil Plantations

Duration: 2-10 days

Months of Operation: All year round

Location: 4.5 hours from Bengkulu

Nearest Town: Suka Baru

Closest Airport: Bengkulu (BKS)

Total Cost: for 1-2 people starting at Rp. 7,200,000 for 2 days/1 night – Rp. 8,600,000 for 3 day/2 night (5% donated to developing Seblat ECC)

Extended stay (5-10 days) – contact us for more details

Conditions: Price package includes

  • Trekking through the jungle with elephants
  • Taking a bath with the elephants in the river
  • Lodging – very basic shelter or tent
  • Permits, tickets, food, and transportation
  • Minimum 3 Day Advanced Booking Required for this Trek due to Permit Processing

Feel free to ask the mahouts questions about:

  • Life at Seblat
  • Each elephants story
  • The individual personalities of each elephant
  • How they care for the elephants on a daily basis
  • Ongoing conservation efforts

Participating in the daily activities with the elephants at Seblat will help support the center’s conservation efforts. Find out more about the importance of protecting these magnificent animals through

-Elephant rides
-Bathe with elephants
-Camping at savanna

Mt Dempo Gunung

Mount Dempo

Mount Dempo is the 3rd highest mountain on Sumatra at around 10,400 feet. It’s surrounded by vast coffee and tea plantations at the base of the mountain and immense jungle and wildlife as you hike the steep path to the summit. Not to mention there are 7 craters on this active volcano.

Day 1:

Begin your adventure early in the morning, making your way past the starting post and out of the tea and coffee plantations. Venture into the jungle with small shelters every 2-3 hours for a break and a snack. On average it takes 8-10 hours to reach the summit, so prepare yourself for a grueling day of hiking. But it’s all worth it when you look behind you near the summit and see some extraordinary views!


Day 2:

After a warm breakfast, hike the 30-45 minutes to the highest peak and explore a little, taking in the beauty of the crater. Take time to explore around the camp area and bring a good book to read or a frisbee to throw with a friend. It’s a great place to spend a few hours and unplug from regular life.

Day 3:

Enjoy a nice breakfast and coffee before making your way back down the mountain. It takes approximately 6 hours to the base of Dempo, where you will once again be immersed in tea and coffee plants and enter the village where this journey began.

Trail Conditions: Most of the trail generally follows well-defined paths made by local farmers and is usually pretty dry. However, be prepared for land leeches, which can be abundant here in wetter months. Leech socks can help, but you might still be tagged a few times. You can buy a pair of leech socks from us for pretty cheap, and it’s worth the cost! In between the two mountains is more remote and a less-trodden path with a lot of brush, so long pants and shirt are recommended.

Price includes a local guide (limited English skills), permits, lunch, and transport from Pagar Alam to and from the trail head. Transportation to/from Bengkulu can be arrange for additional cost.  Price per person reduced with more than two travelers, but usually limited to a max of ten people to lessen the impact on the environment.


Difficulty: Extreme for 2 day; Challenging for 3 day

Activities: Hiking

Terrain: Plantations, Jungles, Volcano

Duration: 2-3 Days (not including travel to area)

Months of Operation: Year Round Travel

Location: Mt Dempo

Nearest Town: Pagar Alam, South Sumatra

Closest Airport: Pagar Alam (PXA) with limited options; Bengkulu (BKS) more options

Total Cost: starting at Rp. 5,300,000 for 2D/1N — Rp. 6,400,000 USD for 3D/2N for 1-2 people

Payment Conditions: 25% non-refundable deposit to guarantee booking; balance paid upon arrival in Bengkulu/Pagar Alam; payment can be made via TransferWise or via Bank Transfer or Cash in Rupiah. We cannot except any currency other than Indonesian Rupiah.