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Tour info - Mt. Bromo & Mt. Ijen // 3 days

DURATION: 3 days
TRAVELERS: no min. or max.

Price includes: private transport, 4WD Jeep at Mt. Bromo, entrance fee to the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, entrance fee to Ijen crater lake, 2 nights accommodation, meals: 2x breakfast, mineral water in reasonable amounts, seasonal fruit
Price excludes: travel insurance, personal expenses, all lunches and dinners, optional tours

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Even if you aren't a morning person, these almost outerspace sites may inspire an early wake-up call - for 2 days in a row.

 

Wonosari tea plantation in Lawang - East Java Sunset over Mt. Bromo Standing at Ijen crater lake

 

Itinerary: Mt. Bromo & Mt. Ijen - 3 days

Mt. Bromo & Mt. Ijen are 2 worthy highlights of East Java. Visit 2 spectacular active volcanoes in 3 days. You will have to wake up early each morning, but get rewarded with a moonlike landscape at Mt. Bromo and the most acidic green blueish lake in the world!

Click on one of the headings to read the extensive itinerary.

 

Tea plantation Wonosari, Madakaripura Waterfalls and the Hindu Tengger regio at Mt. BromoDay 1; symbol; tour to Mt. Bromo & Mt. Ijen - East Java

Day 1; symbol; tour to Mt. Bromo & Mt. Ijen - East JavaHeading to Mt. Bromo and visit a tea plantation or an enchanting waterfall

We can pick you up in Malang or Surabaya, at the airport, train station or at your hotel. If you arrive in the morning, you will have time to visit some secluded spots, like Wonosari tea plantation or the Madakaripura Waterfalls. We can also suggest another spot, if you tell us your interests.
A good moment to arrive in Cemara Lawang village, that has beautifull views over the Bromo area, is in the afternoon. Then you can choose a good spot to witness the sunset and you will have some time to explore the Hindu Tengger area and culture with your driver.

Witness the sun rising over Mt. Bromo and its stunning landscapeSymbol day 2 - Bromo sunrise tour

Symbol day 2 - Bromo sunrise tourBromo sunrise tour

Around 03:00 you will be picked up by your Jeep driver, who will bring you to one of the highest view points in the area, Mt. Pananjakan, to see the sunrise. Sunrises can be realy spectacular, depening on the weather conditions.
After sunrise, you will descend to the black sea of sand. If you wish to walk, just ask the driver to stop. Otherwise he will bring you till near the Luhur Poten temple, from where it is a 45 minutes walk to the top of Mt. Bromo. Take your time in this inspiring landscape.
When back at the Jeep, you will be brought back to your hotel. You can have breakfast and a nice shower before checking out and heading to Bondowoso city.

Note 1: during public holidays and during high season (July and August), Mt. Pananjakan can get very crowded. If you then wish to see the sunrise from another less famous spot, please let us know.


Visit the most acidic lake in the world with its wonderfull green-blueish colorSymbol day 3 - Visit Ijen crater lake on your third day of your tour to Mt. Bromo & Mt. Ijen

Symbol day 3 - Visit Mt. Ijen - East JavaIjen crater lake

If you wish the see the beautiful blue fire phenomenon you will have to leave around midnight, otherwise it will be early morning around 04:00 or 05:00.
From Bondowoso to Paltuding takes about 2 hours. Once in Paltuding it takes about 1,5 hours walking to the crater lake. You will meet the sulphur miners on your way to the top. They carry bamboo baskets on their shoulders that weigh up to 100 kg. Once at the top, feel inspired and explore. Walk your day.
Once back at the parking area don't forget to visit the sulphur weighing area just behind the parking. Sulphur miners weigh their loads, load it on a truck and get paid.
After a local snack and a welcoming cup of coffee or tea, you will be heading to your next destination. Depending on your time schedule and direction you can visit the sulphur purifying factory, a coffee plantation and a waterfall.