Mt Tambora

Site of the world's biggest volcanic eruption in 1815.

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The highest peak on the island of Sumbawa (2850m) was also the biggest in Indonesia until it exploded in 1815. This lesser-known volcano is responsible for the biggest eruption in history and is in the Guinness Book of World Records as a result.

Today the enormous, still bubbling and smoking crater is a sight to behold, and a walk inside it is something you won’t forget in a hurry. Best of all, you are far enough off the tourist trail that it will probably only be you there. Let our trusted, hand-picked local guides and hosts take care of all the details of this hike. Just bring your camera.