BROMO – SUKAMADE – IJEN CRATER – DROP TO BALI
Starting point : You may start this tour from Surabaya ( hotel, airport or railway station)
Day 1 : Transfer to one of hotel in Bromo
Pickup and drive to Probolinggo and then drop in one of Hotel in Bromo.
Day 2 : Bromo – Kalibaru Cottages
A long day trip. Wake up call 03.30 and Departure at 04.00 in the morning from one of hotel in Bromo ( Cemara Indah,Café lava,Bromo permai, Java banana, Bromo cottages ).
It takes about 1 hour to get to Penanjakan in Bromo mountain area. This is the best site to observe the sunrise, at 2700 mts altitude. Afterward we take you down to the sand sea and approach the crater. Crater observation. Afterward back to the hotel for breakfast and check out.
And then we drive you to the most eastern part of East Java, the region of rural life, plantations which is reminiscence of the Dutch colonial era. In Banyuwangi We stay at Kalibaru Cottages.It’s located in Kalibaru ( one of small town in Banyuwangi ).
Day 3 : Kalibaru – Sukamade
Morning departure toward Sukamade by jeep 4WD. The trip takes you toward the south Meru Betiri natural reserve, crossing the remote villages and the scarcely inhabited region in this part of Java. By mid afternoon we arrive at the plantation where we will spend the night in this guest house, simple but clean. Afternoon at leisure visiting the plantation and the surrounding area. Evening dinner. After dinner depart by jeep to the coast. The observation of the turtles coming from high seas to lay their eggs on the beach. After midnight normally no more turtle are supposed to land. Drive back to the hotel and spend the rest of the night at the guest house.
Day 4 : Sukamade – Ijen Asparin Homestay
Leave the hotel in the morning to Banyuwangi city for city tour. Tour proceed to a city tour in small town of Banyuwangi , Becak ( Pedi-cap ) ride visiting the kampongs in the city, traditional market and Chinese temple, afterwards Lunch at Rumah makan Bajak Laut and then drive to the hotel . a beautiful homestay with natural view located on the near slope Ijen crater & Ijen Resort & Villas hotel.
Day 5 : Ijen Crater – Denpasar
Early wake-up call. After breakfast at the hotel drive to the village of Licin and then in a four wheel drive vehicle to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few wildlife left in the island of Java with giant ferns and big trees. Pause at the Park Ranger’s post before hiking further up to the slope of the crater. About one hour and a half to two hours is needed to ascend the rim of the crater along a shady track with amazing views. Take a rest on the edge of the crater at 2883 meters altitude. The sulfuric lake reflects eerie color over the surrounding walls to give an apocalypse like impression. Men seeking the sulfur descend into the crater and climb back up along the dangerous rim with loads of up to 80 kilos on their shoulders. The crater observation will take at leisure. Back to the hotel and then check out for continuing the trip to Bali but 30 minutes from Ijen Asparin homestay, we stop at Pondok Indah Resto for a few minutes to take lunch with traditional food while enjoying a beautiful natural view at surrounding Pondok Indah Resto ( ricefield & mountain view ).By mid-afternoon departure for Denpasar. Arrival in denpasar in the evening.
The program includes:
– Four night accommodation in the mentioned hotels with Breakfast, twin sharing room occupancy.
– Daily excursions as detailed above.
– Private car with driver.
– Entrance fees on the sites