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Arcopodo (Indonesia)

Practical information about Arcopodo

  • Encounters with locals
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Volcano
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
4hrs 30min drive from Surabaya
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Arcopodo

María José Alfonso Fernández Travel writer
58 travel articles

Arcopodo is nestled in a surrealist landscape, close to the summit of the Semeru volcano, on the island of Java,

My suggestion:
To avoid any nasty surprises, I suggest you plan your visit in advance and use the services of a local agent.

The Semeru National Park's views are other-wordly. It's mind blowing to see life spring up on a sterile land that's been rocked by so many eruptions. What I loved at Arcopodo was finding myself eye to eye with two, small identical statues that the locals come to worship.

Offerings were scattered at their feet and the statues were clothed - something you'll frequently see in Indonesia. I was able to have some fascinating chats with the local people.

Arcopodo is a must if you're visiting the island of Java, even if you're not planning to go on hikes. Make sure you take enough to eat and drink, as this is an isolated area.

View of Semeru