Mt Bromo, Ijen Crater, Kalibaru and Sukamade Adventure Tour in 5 Days 4 Nights
- Category: East Java
- Last Updated: Sunday, 09 February 2020 16:43
- Agung Yoga
Mount Bromo is famous for the beauty of the rising sun. Also, at Bromo, we will try a unique off-roading experience with classic 4wd vehicles. Ijen Crater is, of course, already famous for its grand hiking and beautiful scenery, besides, of course, the unique blue fire phenomenon. Furthermore, on this trip, we will also stop by an overnight in the beautiful village of Kalibaru before continuing with the final adventure of exploring the dense Meru Betiri forest with a particular 4wd vehicle to take part in the ecotourism activities of turtle conservation at the southeastern tip of Java.
A five days tour to Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater, Kalibaru village, and Meru Betiri National Park in East Java is organized as the following itinerary.
Group Size: Minimum of 2 travelers.
Tour Guide: Yes. An experienced tour guide accompanies every trip.
Accommodation: Ranges from non-star hotels to average 3-4 star hotel.
Transport: Private fully air-conditioned minibus/van/car
Inclusions: Some meals, sightseeing, and activities are included.
Departure: Anytime, subject to booking conditions.
Single supplement: Available
Day 1. Arrival Surabaya - Bromo Area (D)
Upon arrival at Surabaya airport, meeting service and then direct transfer to Bromo (about 2,5 hours). En route passing Mud Volcano at Sidoarjo, which destroyed thousands of houses, terraced rice and sugar cane fields. Then check in to the hotel for overnight.
Day 2. Mt Bromo Sunrise & Penanjakan Peak Tour - Ijen Area (B/L/D)
Very early morning, start Mt. Bromo tour. The tour is conducted through a transfer to Cemara Lawang village. Then we are descending the steep slope of Mt. Tengger, crossing the sea-of-sand, and climbing up 245 steps to reach the impressive rim crater where like other tourists wait for the sunrise cracking up the day through its rays from the eastern range of Mt. Tengger. From here, a marvelous view of Mt. Bromo and its surroundings can be seen (subject to the weather). After enjoying the sunrise back to the hotel to have breakfast. Next, we stop by to visit Madakaripura Waterfall (if the weather is permitted), a 150m high of a waterfall which believed as a meditation place of The Supreme Gajahmada (High Minister of Majapahit Emperor on 13 Century AC). Then we continue our trip to Ijen Area. Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner at guesthouse. Overnight at Catimore Guest House or similar.
Day 3. Ijen Crater Trekking - Kalibaru (B/L/D)
Early in the morning around 06h00, start Ijen (2,400 m) Excursion. We drive to Pal Tuding, the last monitoring station, from which you supposed to take a-3 km trek to the crater. Breakfast will be arranged from the hotel (picnic style). This volcano offers a savannah landscape, ruggedly beautiful panoramas, grand hiking, and a placid, brightly yellow crater-lake. The summit of Mt. Ijen is a gorgeous crater filled with a haunting turquoise-blue lake with its surface streaked in the wind blow patterns of yellow sulfur vapor. By the crater lake edge, there is an evil-smelling sulfur where local people are digging and carrying 70-80 kgs on their bare shoulders for 2 miles ascending and descending steep Mt. Ijen wall.
Upon completion, 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.
Day 4. Kalibaru - Sukamade Turtle Beach (B/L/D)
After a simple breakfast at the homestay, transfer 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.
Day 5. Sukamade Turtle Beach - Out to Surabaya or Ketapang Ferry Terminal (B/L)
After a simple breakfast at the guesthouse, take a guided inspection to the factory next to the lodge to have a closer look at spices, coffee, cacao, and rubber processing. Next, transfer out to Ketapang Ferry Terminal (ferry to Bali) or back to Surabaya.
Lunch is included at a local restaurant.
- Private AC transport during a tour with driver & petrol
- English speaking guide - inclusive of his/her expenses
- Accommodation at specified hotel/guest house (twin/triple share)
- 4WD Jeep for Early Morning Bromo & Penanjakan Tour
- Trucks for transferring to Sukamade Turtle Beach at Meru Betiri National Park
- Entrance, parking & toll fees
- Meals as specified on the itinerary
- Mineral water during transfer
- Airfares w/ Airport Tax
- Personal expenses
- Tipping to guide/driver