Java's celebrated volcanoes Bromo & Ijen

A classic and convenient route. Room around in Bromo's spectacular landscape and pay the magnificent most acidic lake on earth a visit.

Day 1: To the large bowl shaped crater

You will happily be picked up in Surabaya. Most convenient is after your breakfast, but not too late. You will need 3 to 4 hours to reach Cemara Lawang village. This village is located exactly at the edge of the caldera in which the Bromo volcano rose 40,000 years ago. A caldera is a large bowl-shaped crater, formed by volcanic activity. This caldera was formed thousands of years before mount Bromo popped up. It is very interesting to stay in Cemara Lawang; you can explore the agricultural area, gaze at mount Bromo, or relax in your hotel. Don't forget to see the sunset.

Discovery ideas: you will meet the Madakaripura Waterfalls after Probolinggo, and on your way to Cemara Lawang village. Enchanting. Imaginizing. If you arrive before sunset, choose a spectacular spot to get a superb start of your evening. Another option if you arrive before dark, is exploring the region.
Hotel: Cafe Lava, Cemara Lawang village
Meals: none

Time table day 1
09:00 - 12:00  Drive to the Madakaripura Waterfalls
12:00 - 13:30  Visit the Madakaripura Waterfalls
13:30 - 14:30  Continue to Cemara Lawang village
14:30 - 16:00  Explore Hindu village life
16:00 - 18:00  Get ready for sunset

Day 2: Bromo sunrise tour

A local 4wd Jeep will pick you up at 03:00 to depart for the Bromo sunrise tour. Put on the warmest clothes you brought to tropical island Java as it is cold at the top of mount Pananjakan. It is between 0º and 10º Celsius before the sun has risen. It will be a 40 minutes ride only from your hotel to the viewpoint. Have a cup of tea or coffee and a warm energizing snack to get used to the temperature. Then it is a 2 minutes walk only to the viewpoint. Choose you spot and wait, and wait.... Weather conditions and the activity of the volcano determine your views.
After the sun has warmed you up a bit, you can walk back to your Jeep. Your driver will be ready. You will descend into the black volcanic Sea of Sand. The old caldera is home to not only the Sea of Sand but also to a lush savanna. The driver will stop near Luhur Poten temple. Then it is a 45 minutes walk one way after the car parked. Take your time at the crater rim of the famous active volcano Bromo.
When back af the Jeep, your driver will bring you back to Cemara Lawang. Time for breakfast, check out, and continue to the east. It takes about 5 or 6 hours to reach Bondowoso.

Discovery ideas: 1. you could also explore the 'other' side of Mt. Bromo; the savanna. Green during the raining season, goldish during the dry season. 2. staying at the Ijen Plateau in stead of in Bondowoso city, gives you the opportunity to explore the coffee plantation, visit the coffee factory, the coffee seedlings area, a sulphuric hot spring, and a waterfall. You then will be staying in Catimor Homestay or Arabica Homestay at the Ijen Plateau.
Hotel: Ijen View Hotel & Resort, Bondowoso city
Meals: breakfast

Time table day 2
03:00 - 03:40  Drive to Pananjakan
03:40 - 04:15  A warm cup of coffee or tea
04:15 - 06:00  Sunrise at mount Pananjakan
06:00 - 06:30  Via Sea of Sand to parking area
06:30 - 08:30  Explore mount Bromo
08:30 - 09:00  Back to Cemara Lawang
09:00 - 10:00  Breakfast and check out
10:00 - 15:00  Drive to Bondowoso city

Day 3: Trekking Ijen crater lake

You will depart at 04:00. Another early morning. It takes about 2 hours to reach Paltuding. You will cross the coffee plantation at the Ijen Plateau.... When the sun is about to rise, the surrounding mountains and volcanoes gloriously surround the plateau. At Paltuding your hike to Ijen crater lake starts. It takes about 1.5 hours to conquer the only 3 km to the top. On route you will meet the sulphur miners who role their loads down hill to the sulphur weighing area. You can find the weighing area just behind the parking lot. Once at the crater lake, regain your breath while enjoying the colorful scenes.
Once back at the parking lot, you can have a 'kopi tubruk' with 'pisang goreng'. Then head to the harbour in Ketapang. The ferry is on duty 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, except with bad weather conditions. On route you can visit Kalibendo coffee plantation and Jagir waterfall - if you like.

Discovery ideas: 1. at the Ijen crater lake, you will find the biggest blue fire area in the world. lue fire; you will have to leave around 2 am to see the blue fire. Additional costs not included in the price. 2. Sulfur factory in Licin village
Meals: breakfast

Time table day 3
04:00 - 06:00 Drive to Paltuding
06:00 - 08:00 Hike to Ijen crater lake
08:00 - 10:00 Explore Ijen
10:00 - 11:00 Hike back down
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00 Drive to Ketapang harbour


Price & reservation

The price per person depends on the number of participants. If you wish to know the price, please use the form besides (or below if you use a mobile phone or tab) or contact us. Let us know the start date of your tour and with how many travelers you are.

Included: private transport with air conditioning, friendly little English speaking driver and fuel, 4wd Jeep for the Bromo sunrise tour, 2 night accommodation, meals: 2x breakfast, daily mineral water, daily seasonal fruit, coffee break in Pananjakan, entrance fee to Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, entrance fee Ijen crater lake, ferry to Bali
Excluded: travel insurance, personal expenses, horse riding Bromo, all lunches and dinners

Reservation - tour start Surabaya