Photo: Walk the jungle, earn the view.

Jungle Trekking

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As well as a beautiful marine park, Karimunjawa is blessed with lush forested mountains ideal for a bit of trekking.

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As the paths are mostly unmarked, you’d be wise to employ a guide to show you the way—we arranged our trekking guide though The Happinezz guesthouse for 300,000 rupiah (the price drops to 225,000 per person for two, and less for more). Our guide, Tomo, didn’t speak English, but you can request an English speaking guide, he was however, excellent.

Jungle meets the ocean. Photo taken in or around Jungle Trekking, Karimunjawa Islands, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Jungle meets the ocean. Photo: Sally Arnold

We trekked up the lower of Karimunjawa’s two larger peaks on the western side of the island, not high, but a very steep path to about 250 metres above sea level, through secondary forest. As we climbed higher, we could catch glimpses of extraordinary beauty of the coral reefs and islands of the archipelago through the trees. Some sections were so steep we needed to use our hands and vines to pull ourselves up. Although the path was dry, it would be very muddy and slippery if there had been a ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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