Ijen Crater, Alas Purwo, Meru Betiri, Kalibaru village and Malang Eco-Tour in 6 Days 5 Nights
- Category: East Java
In this six-day tour, Lintang Buana Tours invites you to explore exciting tourist destinations in East Java. The journey begins from Surabaya by heading to Banyuwangi. We will be hiking to the edge of the crater of Ijen to witness a unique eternal blue flame. In Banyuwangi, we will also explore Alas Purwo National Park, which is still relatively rarely touched by tourism.
The adventure continues with exploring the dense Meru Betiri forest, participating in the turtle conservation ecotourism program on Sukamade Beach. Not always being active, we will spend one night to relax in the traditional village of Kalibaru before continuing the journey to the city of Malang. Here we will explore this historical city before ending our journey, returning to Surabaya.
Group Size: Minimum of 2 participants.
Local operator: Yes. An experienced operator will be accompanied you from day one.
Accommodation: Subject to the client's preferences
Transport: Private fully air-conditioned car
Inclusions: Some meals, sightseeing, and activities are included.
Departure: Anytime, subject to booking conditions.
Single supplement: Available
Day 1. Arrival in Surabaya – Transfer to Ijen Crater area (D)
(Recommended arrival by morning flight)
Trip Duration: 6-7 hours
Upon arrival at Surabaya Airport by morning flight, meet & greet by our guide, proceed transfer to Ijen Crater Area for check-in and overnight.
Dinner will be provided at your hotel.
Day 2. Ijen Crater Trekking – Transfer to Alas Purwo area – The Savannah of Sadengan (B/L/D)
Activity on site: 8 hours
Trip Duration: + 5 hours
Early in the morning, short transfer to Paltuding Ranger Post for starting Ijen Tour, Breakfast will be arranged from the hotel (picnic style) - Ijen Crater shows a special type of volcanic feature common to Indonesia, about 1 km in diameter and 175 meters deep. The floor is covered completely by a warm lake, milky blue-green, held back by a dam built many years ago by the Dutch, to keep the hot mineral, laden water from raining for the crop lands below. After finishing the unforgettable trip, transfer to the Alas Purwo area. Upon arriving at Alas Purwo, we will discover Sadengan, which is the feeding ground for wild animals in the area of Alas Purwo National Park. You can see wild animals such as wild bull, barking deer, wild pig, peacock, jungle fowl, and many kinds of birds.
Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant while dinner will be served at the hotel/local restaurant.
Day 3. Alas Purwo National Park – Istana Cave – Sukamade Turtle Beach at Meru Betiri National Park (B/L/D)
Activity on site: 3 hours
Trip Duration: 7,5 hours
After breakfast at hotel, check-out and short transfer to Pancur, from which you supposed to take 2 km walk through some magnificent forest to Istana cave. This cave is usually used for meditation. From there, continue our trip to Sukamade with lunch en-route. Along the way, you may see endless plantation of coffee, cacao, and traditional rubber tapping. You may even travel through dense Meru Betiri National Forest, where the last Javanese tigers are still believed to roam the area. Stay overnight at simple Sukamade Guesthouse. After a simple dinner at the guesthouse, proceed to the Sukamade beach for the turtle excursion (sightings are not guaranteed). See the turtles slowly walk up ashore to lay their eggs. Then back to the guesthouse for overnight.
Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant while dinner will be served at the guesthouse.
Day 4. Sukamade Beach (Meru Betiri National Park) – Kalibaru village (B/L/D)
Activity on site: 3 hour
Trip Duration: 5 hours
After a simple breakfast in the morning, we have our chance to release a baby turtle into their natural habitat. See the baby turtle crawling and try to swim in their natural habitat for the first time. It's a unique experience that you will not forget.
Afterward, we check-out and transfer to the Kalibaru, passing a dense tropical rain forest. Lunch is included. Arriving at Kalibaru, join a mini plantation tour featuring coffee and cacao and tropical spices. Stay overnight at a homestay.
Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 5. Kalibaru village – Transfer to Malang (B/L/D)
Trip Duration: 6 hours
After a simple breakfast at the hotel, proceed to transfer to Malang. Along the way, we will pass through the forest, rice fields, and typical of traditional villages of Java. Several interesting photos stops also could be done. Once we reach Malang, check-in hotel & overnight. Lunch and dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
Day 6. Cubanrondo Waterfall – Singosari Temple – Transfer out to Surabaya (B/L)
(Recommended flight by late afternoon/evening flight)
Activity on site: 3 hours
Trip Duration: 4,5 hours
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and start visiting Cubanrondo Waterfall and Singosari Temple, which was built on 1292AD to memory the King of Kartanegara (the last King of Singosari). Next, transfer to Juanda Airport for your next flight back home.
Lunch will be provided en-route to Surabaya.
What is included in the tour package :
- 5 (five) nights accommodations twin/double share
- 5 (five) x breakfasts, 5 (five) x lunches and 5 (five) x dinners
- Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
- Travel throughout on a private car/minivan/bus with a fully licensed driver
- Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
- Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara and its affiliate
- Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
- Return airport to hotel transfer
What is not included yet in the tour package :
- Airfare & airport tax
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
- Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide