Active volcanoes Bromo & Ijen - start Surabaya // 3 days & 2 nights
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Active volcanoes Bromo & Ijen - start Surabaya // 3 days & 2 nights

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Day 1: Surabaya - Madakaripura waterfalls - explore Cemara Lawang village

Pass By: Smartine Indonesia Travel, Malang, East Java, Java
Smartine Indonesia Travel has experienced drivers stand by in Central and East Java, and Bali.
Our physical office is in Malang city, 90 km south of Surabaya

Stop At: Madakaripura Waterfall, Probolinggo, East Java, Java
You will be picked up at the airport, train station or at your hotel in Surabaya at 09:00.
On route to Cemara Lawang village you can visit the enchanting Madakaripura waterfalls. The waterfall is important in local Hindu traditions.
You will head for about 15 min by motorbike (with driver) to the entrance. From the entrance it is an easy 30 min walk to the waterfall. But, be ready to get wet.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cafe Lava Hostel
From the waterfall to Cemara Lawang takes about 45 min by car.
After you checked in at your hotel, your driver is ready to take you around. Explore the Hindu Tengger area and culture; visit the local market, drink a cup of coffee in a local house, walk the fields, etc.
As your hotel stands at the crater rim you have excellent views over the area. Witness the sunset.... 
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You will spend the night in Cafe Lava Hostel in Cemara Lawang village (if available upon booking)

Day 2: Bromo sunrise tour

Stop At: Gunung Penanjakan, Tengger Caldera, East Java, Java
Sunrise
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sand Sea, Tengger Caldera, East Java, Java
When the sun has risen, your Jeep-driver is ready.
You will drive down into the black volcanic Sea of Sand. If you wish to walk in this magnificent landscape, just ask the driver to stop. Otherwise he will bring you to the parking area from where your hike to mount Bromo starts.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Luhur Poten Temple, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Java
Your Jeep will park near the Luhur Poten temple. This temple is still actively in use by the local Hindu community. Most often it is closed, but when it is open ask to take a look inside.

Stop At: Mount Bromo, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Java
Then it is a 45 minutes walk to the top of mount Bromo. Take your time in this inspiring grey-greyish landscape.
Bromo is an active volcano - not the highest peak - in the middle of Sand Sea, a protected nature reserve since 1919. Depending on the activity of volcano Bromo, the Indonesian Center of Volcanology issues warnings.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cafe Lava Hostel
Once back at your Jeep, you will return to your hotel. You can have breakfast and a refreshing shower before checking out and heading to Bondowoso city.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bukit Bintang Arak Arak
The drive to Bondowoso takes about 5 to 6 hours. To stretch your legs Bukit Bintang Arak Arak is a good spot to stop. Small local restaurants offer you some tea, coffee and local food.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: You will spend the night in Ijen View in Bondowoso city - the hotel has a swimming pool.

Day 3: Ijen crater lake experience

Stop At: Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi, East Java, Java
OPTION 1 - BLUE FIRE, depart at midnight
The dazzling blue fire phenomenon can only be seen at night. Therefore you will depart midnight. The drive to Paltuding from where your hike to the crater lake starts takes about 2 hours.
Ijen crater lake is one the biggest blue fire areas in the world. Don't mistake blue fire for lava, as blue fire is a chemical reaction between gasses released by the volcano and the air.
Once in Paltuding your local guide is waiting for you with gas masks. He will be guiding you through the dark. Best is to bring a head torch as you will need your hands to maintain your balance.
Climbing down into the crater of active volcano Ijen with the most acidic lake in the world is dangerous. Keep in mind that this part of the tour is only for those in physical good condition. Also, this part of the tour will be at your own risk.
OPTION 2 - IJEN PLATEAU & IJEN CRATER LAKE, depart at 04:00
Actually the last part of the drive to Paltuding is stunning as you will cross the Ijen Plateau. The Ijen Plateau houses an ancient coffee plantation enclosed by various active volcanoes and mountain peaks. When the sun is about to rise this plateau is close to paradise.
You will miss the views when passing during the night. If you depart at 04:00 you can enjoy the scenery. Ask the driver to stop every now and then to taste your environment and take some pictures.
OPTION 1 & 2: HIKING TO THE LAKE & VISITING THE LAKE
From Paltuding you will need at least 1 hour to conquer the 3 km to the top. You will meet the sulphur miners. They carry bamboo baskets up to 100 kg out of the crater up the rim. Once at the rim most of the miners reload the sulphur onto a trolley, to be wheeled down to the sulphur weighing area at Paltuding.
Feel inspired by the green-blueish lake bordered by the brownish crater walls. Explore. Walk your day. Take your time.
Back at the parking area don't forget to visit the sulphur weighing area. Sulphur miners weigh their loads, load it on a truck and get paid.
Enjoy a local snack and a welcoming cup of coffee or tea. 
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Kantor Perkebunan Kalibendo
Depending on your time schedule you can see the coffee area just east of Ijen on route to Ketapang harbour.
Also interesting is the SULFUR FACTORY in Licin village. The sulfur collected by the miners at the Ijen crater lake is transported by truck to the sulfur factory in Licin village. The factory is an amazing opportunity to witness a surprising process.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jagir Waterfall, Banyuwangi, East Java, Java
Jagir waterfall lies on the route to Ketapang harbour. If you have time and energy you can visit this gem.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ketapang Ferry, Banyuwangi, East Java, Java
You will be dropped off in Ketapang harbour. Here you can take the ferry to Bali.
Returning to Surabaya is also possible for an additional fee of USD 25.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Included
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • pick up in Surabaya - Juanda International Airport or at your hotel
  • private transport with air conditioning and friendly little English speaking driver
  • English speaking guide if the party consists in 4 or more people
  • private 4wd Jeep for the Bormo sunrise tour
  • coffee break in Pananjakan and Paltuding
  • 2 nights accommodation: Cafe Lava (or similar) in Cemara Lawang village, Ijen View in Bondowoso city
  • blue fire tour with local guide and gas mask
  • daily mineral water / bottled water in reasonable amounts
  • daily fresh seasonal fruit
  • Fuel, toll and parking
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Madakaripura Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Gunung Penanjakan
  • Entry/Admission - Sand Sea
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Bromo
  • Entry/Admission - Ijen Crater
  • Entry/Admission - Kantor Perkebunan Kalibendo
  • Entry/Admission - Jagir Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Ketapang Ferry
Not included
  • travel insurance
  • personal expenses like souvenirs and toilet visits
  • all lunches and dinners
  • horse riding
  • optional tours
  • drop off Surabaya costs USD 25
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child and infant rates apply only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • An English speaking guide is a available when the party consists in 4 or more people
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Please provide us your nationality
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Sport
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Aquatic
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