Semarang Bromo Ijen tour

Garuda departs at 09:10. The flight approximately takes 1 hour. You will be picked up at Juanda,  Surabaya international airport. Head to the Bromo area. Explore the Hindu culture and the superb nature. See both sunset and sunrise. Then head to the Ijen area. The most acidic lake on earth and the biggest blue fire area in the world.
• This tour starts in Semarang 


View over Mt. Bromo and its landscape - mount Bromo and mount Ijen tour in East Java Coffee at the Ijen Plateau Ijen crater lake in East Java


Itinerary: Semarang Bromo Ijen tour, with a drop in Ketapang harbour or in Bali // 3 days & 2 nights

The Semarang Bromo Ijen tour will bring you conveniently in 3 days to 2 spectacular volcanoes. These volcanoes can't be compared at all. Bromo arose in an amazing 10 km wide caldera, where black is the dominant colour, while Ijen crater lake with it's turquoise colour is 's worlds largest blue fire area.

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Fly from Semarang to Surabaya, visit the Madakaripura waterfalls, and enjoy the Bromo sunsetDay 1; symbol. Mt. Bromo and Mt. Ijen combined in one tour - East Java

Day 1; symbol; visit the Borobudur and Prambanan temple in YogyakartaFly... Dive... Sunset

Fly from Semarang to Surabaya. The Garuda flight departs at 09:10 and arrives at 10:10 in Surabaya. Your team will be ready at the airport.
In about 2 to 3 hours, depending on traffic conditions, you will arrive at the Madakaripura Waterfalls. You will have to change transport vehicles. You will get on a motorbike - with driver - and ride in about 15 minutes to the entrance of the waterfall. It is a 30 minutes easy hike. A local guide, obligatory, is coming along. Dive... be ready to get wet! 
Once back at the car, your friendly driver is waiting for you. Continue to Cemara Lawang village and explore Hindu village life. Refreshing at this height. 2217 m. When the sun is about to set, choose your spot to see the sunset over Mount Bromo.
Then you will be dropped in your hotel. It will be early morning on your second day.


Bromo sunrise tourSymbol day 2 - hiking to Ijen crater lake - kawah Ijen

Symbol day 2 - tour Yogyakarta, Bromo & IjenMount Bromo sunrise tour - a surreal landscape of epic proportions

The magical Bromo. Actually, it is the landscape that makes your jaws drop. A surreal landscape of epic proportions.
The black volcanic Sea of Sand and the savanna surrounding the smoking crater of Mount Bromo, and Java's highest mountain erupting every 20 minutes in the far background. The caldera has a diameter of 10 km. 
Be ready for this adventure at 03:00. Your private Jeep will pick you up.
Meet and greet the sun at the viewpoint mount Pananjakan. Sunrises are different every single day. Weather conditions, season and temperatures determine the colours and views during sunrise.
After this refreshing moment, you are heading into the sea of sand to get near Mount Bromo. 
After your Jeep parked it is a 45 minutes walk to the top, the last part is a stair built in ancient times and has survived several eruptions.
Once back at the car you will return to Cemara Lawang to have breakfast in your hotel. Have a refreshing shower before checking out and heading to Bondowoso.

Note: the Milkyway can be seen on clear nights. If you wish to take your chances, you will depart at 01:00. Additional costs involved.

Ijen crater lakeSymbol day 3 - hiking to Ijen crater lake - kawah Ijen

Symbol day 3 - Mt. Bromo sunrise tour - East JavaAmazing Ijen crater lake, the most acidic lake in the world - drop in Ketapang harbour or Bali

It will be another early morning. But, it will be worth it...
We suggest departing at 03:30 as it is a two hours drive from Bondowoso to Paltuding. Take your time to walk to Ijen crater lake at the top of Mount Ijen. Slopes are rather steep at some points. The hike is only 3.3 km, but you might need more than an hour to get to the crater.
Once at the top, start your exploration. The brownish landscape contrasts beautifully with the turquoise coloured lake. You can't walk around the crater as some points are too dangerous. 
You will meet with sulphur miners. They start working during the night. They chop loose solidified sulphur at the end of ceramic pipes that are placed in the crater. Then they carry heavy loads out of the crater. Once at the crater rim most miners reload their freight on a trolley and wheel it down Ijen's slopes to the sulphur weighing area behind the parking lot.
When you have fully explored the area and returned to the parking area, you will continue to Ketapang harbour. On route, you can visit Kalibendo coffee plantation and Jagir waterfall
If you wish to be dropped somewhere in Bali, then we can arrange a pick up in Gilimanuk.
Then... your Semarang Bromo Ijen tour has come to an end. Say goodbyes with your team...

Note: if you wish to see the blue flames, you will have to depart around midnight as it can only be seen when it is dark. Your driver or guide will inform about the local conditions and the activity of the volcano. It is obligatory to do the hike during the night with a local guide. He will bring your gas mask. Please bring a torch and some warming clothes. Also, be aware of the fact that hiking into Ijen's crater officially isn't allowed at any time. Therefore this part of the tour will be at your own risk.


If you have less time, you can also decide to visit only mount Bromo or only mount Ijen. Please send us an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use the contact form.
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Tour info - Semarang Bromo Ijen tour

DURATION: 3 days & 2 nights
TRAVELERS: no min. or max.


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Price includes: Garuda flight ticket Semarang - Surabaya, private transport with air conditioning, fuel, friendly little English speaking driver, 4WD Jeep for the Bromo sunrise tour, coffee break, entrance fee Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, entrance fee Ijen crater lake, entrance fee Kalibendo coffee area, entrance fee Jagir waterfall, meals: 2x breakfast, accommodation: 2 nights, daily mineral/bottled water in reasonable amounts, daily fresh seasonal fruit, ferry to Bali
Price excludes: travel insurance, personal expenses (e.g. souvenirs, toilet visits), Madakaripura waterfalls (@ IDR 150,000 per person), all lunches and dinners, horse riding Mt. Bromo

Reservation - tour start Semarang