Yogyakarta Bromo Ijen tour

Easy peasy. By train is far more interesting and relaxing then traveling such a distance by car... You are picked up at the train station and it isn't yet noon. 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.
Enroll for this Yogyakarta Bromo Ijen tour.


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

Travel easy peasy. Travel from Yogyakarta to Bali via Bromo and Ijen. Private and relaxed during the Yogyakarta Bromo Ijen tour.
Comfortable first class train combined with private cars.
Save yourself time and have sufficient time to explore both culture and nature. The Hindu Bromo area and the interesting coffee plantations in East Java. That besides to great volcanoes Bromo and Ijen that are part of the famous Ring of Fire.

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By train from Yogyakarta to Surabaya - Madakaripura waterfalls - 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 YogyakartaTake the first class train to Suarabaya and arrive at 11:37. Time for the Madakaripura waterfalls and sunset...

The Sancaka Pagi executive train will deliver you in Surabaya in just 5 hours. You depart at 06:45 and arrive at 11:37. The day has just started...
You will drive to the Madakaripura waterfalls on route to mount Bromo. These enchanting hidden waterfalls are a delight. A short walk slowly gives away nature's beauty.  
Once back at your car, you continue to Cemara Lawang village. Stunning views over the Bromo and its caldera are welcoming. Choose your spot for sunset.

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. 
Meet and greet 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 stairs 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 to depart at 03:30 as it is a two hours drive from Bondowoso to Paltuding. Take your time to walk to the 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. You can't walk around the crater as at some points it is too dangerous. The brownish landscape contrasts beautifully with turquoise coloured lake.
You will meet 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 Yogyakarta 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 - Yogyakarta Bromo Ijen tour

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


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Price includes: first class train ticket Yogyakarta - 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 plantation, entrance fee Jagir waterfall, meals: 2x breakfast, accommodation: 2 nights, daily mineral 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 100,000 per person), all lunches and dinners, horse riding Mt. Bromo

Reservation - tour start Yogyakarta