Beautiful colors at Ijen crater lake, protected turtles laying eggs at Sukamade turtle beach in Meru Betiri National Park, and Kalibaru's coffee, rubber and cacao plantations. A fascinating tour. Out of the ordinary.

Day 1: Surabaya - Ijen Plateau

You will be picked up in Surabaya.
The drive to Bondowoso is long. It takes about 5 to 6 hours, depending on traffic conditions.

Discovery ideas: 1. Bee Jay Bakau Resort 2. Ranu Segaran lake 3. Spending the night at Ijen Plateau. You then can visit the coffee factory, the coffee plantation, the coffee seedlings area, a sulphuric hot spring, and a waterfall. Available homestays at the plateau: Catimor Homestay and Arabica Homestay.
Hotel: Ijen View Hotel Resort & Restaurant
Meals: none

Timetable day 1


Day 2: Hiking to IJen's crater lake - Sukamade turtle beach

You will start at 05.00 am and directly heading to Paltuding. From Paltuding it will be a one and a half hours walk to the crater lake. On your way, you will meet a lot of sulfur miners. After enjoying the most acidic lake on earth with its beautiful colors, we will drive to Jajag and change cars. In around 3 to 4 hours you will be in the Meru Betiri National Park near Sukamade beach. It is time for dinner and some rest before departing at 08.30 pm to the beach. A forest ranger will guide you there and then it is waiting for some turtles.

Discovery ideas: the sulfur factory in Licin
Hotel: Ranger's guest house - basic accommodation, no electricity after 20.00
Meals: breakfast

Timetable day 2


Day 3: Releasing baby turtles - Kalibaru

First thing in the morning is to get back to the beach to release baby turtles into the Indian Ocean. Hereafter you will go back to the guest house to have breakfast. On the way out of the National Park, you can visit Green Bay (1 hour trekking). Then, we continue to Kalibaru. When arriving early, please check out the area, or enjoy your hotel.

Discovery ideas:
Hotel: Kalibaru Cottages
Meals: breakfast

Timetable day 3


Day 4: Glennmore - Surabaya

After breakfast we drive to Glennmore. It is a small plantation where rubber, cacao and coffee is grown and processed. You can see the work in the field as well in the factory. Then, it is time to head back to Surabaya.

Discovery ideas:
Meals: breakfast

Timetable day 4


Price & reservation Ijen, Sukamade and Kalibaru tour

Price per person depends on the number of participants.

Included: private transport with air conditioning, friendly little English speaking driver, fuel, 4wd Jeep for the Bromo sunrise tour, 4wd to Meru Betiri National Park, accommodation: 3 nights, meals: 3x breakfast, 1x dinner (local food in Sukamade),  daily mineral water in reasonable amounts, daily seasonal fruit, all entrance fees to the places stated in the program
Excluded: travel insurance, personal expenses, all lunches and dinners (except Sukamade)

Reservation - tour start Surabaya