Marvelous Ijen & magnificent Bromo

Day 1: Explore the Ijen Plateau

You will be picked up after breakfast at your hotel in Bali. You then will go straight to Pemuteran to get on the ferry to Ketapang, Java. It will be around lunch time when you arrive in Java. After lunch you continue to the Ijen Plateau, where you will spend the night at the coffee plantation Blawan. You have time to explore the area. Amongst others you can find a waterfall, a sulphuric hot spring, a coffee seedling area, the coffee plantation Blawan, and a coffee factory.

Discovery ideas: coming from Bali, you can also decide to spend the night in Banyuwangi area.
Hotel: Catimor Homestay or Arabica Homestay

Meals: none

Mining sulphur at Ijen crater lake is a hard job - East Java


Time table day 1
08:30 - 12:00  Drive to Gilimanuk
12:00 - 13:00  Ferry to Java
13:00 - 14:00  Lunch
14:00 - 15:30  Drive to the Ijen Plateau
15:30 - 17:30  Explore the Ijen Plateau

Day 2: Discover Ijen crater lake

Early morning. Around 05:00. You will depart to Paltuding. It is a 17 km drive only.
At Paltuding your hike to the green-blueish lake starts. It is a 3 kmhike but it might take 1.5 hours. Slopes are steep at several parts of the track.
While walking meet the sulphur miners. They are early birds too. Sulphur miners wheel their harvest down the slopes of the active volcano. They weigh their loads at the sulphur weighing area just behind the parking area.
At the top you can enjoy the most acidic lake on earth with it's beautiful blueish colors. Discover the area.
Once back at the parking lot, enjoy a coffee break with some local snacks. And, if you feel up to it, check the sulphur weiging area.
Then, the driver will go straight to your hotel at the Bromo area. After check in, you can take a rest or explore Hindu village life and the surroundings. If you arrive before sunset, choose your spot at the edge of the ancient caldera in which the active volcano Bromo rose. The caldera is about 10 km wide.

Discovery ideas: 1. Blue fire at the Ijen Crater Lake. 2. Sulphur weighing area.
Hotel: Cafe Lava or similar
Meals: breakfast

Time table day 2
04:30 - 05:00  Prepare for departure
05:00 - 06:00  Drive to Paltuding
06:00 - 07:30  Hike to Ijen crater lake
07:30 - 09:00  Discover Ijen crater lake
09:00 - 10:00  Hike back to the car
10:00 - 10:30  Coffee break
10:30 - 16:30  Drive to Cemara Lawang village
16:30 - 18:30  Explore the area & sunset

Day 3: Bromo sunrise tour

Around 03:00 in the morning your day will start. A Jeep will be ready.
In about 40 min you will drive to mount Pananjakan. As it is cold at the top, you will need some time to acclimatize. Have a hot cup of tea or coffee. A local warm snack might be welcoming as well. Before the sunrise, it is a 2 min walk to one of the highest - and most famous - view point. At an altitude of 2,770 m you can see the sunrise. On clear days, you can also see the highest mountain on Java, mount Semeru.
When the sun has warmed you up, your driver is ready to depart. He will bring you via the black Sea of Sand to the parking area. It then will be a 40 min walk to the top of the active volcano Bromo.
Take your time while walking and once at the top. Views keep on changing but are almost always magnificent.
Your driver will be waiting for you. He will bring you back to Cemara Lawang village. Breakfast is ready. You can also have a refreshing shower before checking out.
Then, we depart for Surabaya where you will be dropped. Or, if you wish, we can also drop you in Malang. If you have any other destination in mind, please let us know. Additional costs might be involved.

Meals: breakfast

Time table day 3
03:00 - 03:40 Drive to mount Pananjakan
03:40 - 04:15 Coffee break
04:15 - 06:00 Sunrise over mount Bromo
06:00 - 06:45 Drive via Sea of Sand
06:45 - 09:00 Explore mount Bromo
09:00 - 09:30 Return to Cemara Lawang
09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast and check out
10:30 - 14:00 Drive to Surabaya / Malang

Price and reservation Bromo Ijen tour

The price is per person. Thus the price depends on the number of guests. If you are interested in the tour, please use the form below (or beside if you use a mobile phone) to contact us. You can also send an email.

Included: private transport with ac, driver and fuel during the tour, a little English speaking driver, 4wd Jeep for the sunrise tour at Mt. Bromo, 2 nights in a hotel/homestay, meals: 2x breakfast, daily mineral water, daily seasonal fruit, coffee break in Pananjakan, entrance fee to the National Parks to visit Mt. Bromo and Ijen's crater lake, ferry to Java
Excluded: travel insurance, personal expenses, horse riding mount Bromo, all lunches and dinners

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