Volcano Bromo tour, Kalibaru plantations & turtles - 4 days / 3 nights

Turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs at Sukamade - Meru Betiri National Park, East Java, IndonesiaBromo, an active volcano in an ancient caldera with the highest mountain of Java on the background. Kalibaru, since decades a productive plantation area. And, Sukamade turtle beach to see these wonderful animals laying eggs.

 Last updated: 19 May 2017

  An overview over Mt. Bromo and its surroundings - East Java, Indonesia
  The stairs to the crater rim of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  Crater rim of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  Horse men at Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  By 4WD to Sukamade turtle beach in the National Park Meru Betiri - East Java, Indonesia
  A close up from a turtle at Sukamade turtle beach in the National Park Meru Betiri - East Java, Indonesia
  Turtle eggs at Sukamade - Meru Betiri, East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Surabaya (hotel or airport) – Cemara Lawang village overlooking Mt. Bromo and the Sand Sea

You will be picked up in Surabaya, either at the airport or at your hotel. Your first destination is Cemara Lawang village. This village overlooks the active volcano Bromo. If time is sufficient you can visit the Madakaripura Waterfalls on your way to Cemara Lawang. During the raining season, most often you can't visit the waterfall. After you checked in at your hotel, you have time to enjoy yourself.

Day 2: Mt. Pananjakan sunrise – King Kong hill – Mt. Bromo – Kalibaru plantation area

Wakey wakey.... you will be waken up at three o'clock in the morning. If you wish, you can have a cup of coffee or tea before departure to Mt. Pananjakan, the highest viewpoint in the area. At Pananjakan you can enjoy the scenery of Mt. Bromo and the sunrise (depends on the weather conditions). After sunrise you will descend to the sea of sand and to see the crater of the active volcano Bromo. Once satisfied, you go back to Cemara Lawang to have breakfast before continuing to Kalibaru. On the way you have time to stop as you wish or just strech your legs in impossibly green rice fields. Upon arrival in Kalibaru village you will have time to yourself and to take a swim in the swimming pool of the hotel.

Day 3: Explore plantation area of Kalibaru – adventure to Sukamade turtle beach

First you will explore the plantations of Kalibaru and see how coffee, rubber and cacao grows and is processed.
After breakfast, you continue your tour to Sukamade turtle beach by four wheel drive. Before getting there, you will cross the extensive plantations of East Java and the mountain range of the Meru Betiri National Park. You will stop at a local village and at a white sandy beach.
In Meru Betiri National Park you will find the protected Sukamade ‘Turtle Beach’, a wild 3 kilometer sand strip on the Indian Ocean where 5 species of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Once arrived, you still have time to walk around the local kampong where people make brown sugar.
In the evening a ranger will guide you to find sea turtles who come a shore to lay their eggs. A female turtle lays more than hundred eggs. The turtles usually start to land at 19.30 and return to the sea around midnight.

Day 4: Releasing baby turtles  –  Ketapang (ferry to Bali)

Early morning you can release some baby turtles into the sea. Breakfast will be served at the homestay before driving to Ketapang where you can take the ferry to Bali. On your way to the ferry you can stop where you wish or have a break at a local restaurant. We will drop you in Ketapang at the ferry.

Time table

10.00 - 13.00
13.00 - 16.00
16.00 - 17.00
03.00 - 03.40
06.00 - 06.30
08.30 - 09.30
11.00 - 15.00
08.00 - 10.00
10.00 - 11.30
12.30 - 16.30
07.00 - 08.00
09.00 - 12.00
12.00 - 14.00
Surabaya - Cemara Lawang
Madakaripura Waterfalls
Explore / Free
Cemara Lawang - Mt. Pananjakan
Mt. Pananjakan - Mt. Bromo
Mt. Bromo - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Kalibaru
Free program
Kalibaru plantation tour
Kalibaru - Pesanggaran village
Pesanggaran - Sukamade
Searching turtles with ranger
Releasing baby turtles
Sukamade - Pesanggaran
Pesanggarang - Ketapang
AC Private Transport
On foot
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
Land Rover / Trooper
On foot
On foot
Land Rover / Trooper
AC Private Transport

1. from Cemara Lawang village you have a beautiful view over the landscape with Mt. Bromo
2. at Kalibaru you will spend the night in a hotel with a swimming pool
3. on the way to Sukamade you will stop at a local village and at a beautiful white sandy beach



Please contact us if you would like a quotation for this tour.

Price includes:
♠ Private transport with ac, driver and fuel during the tour
♠ A little English speaking driver
♠ 4WD Jeep for the sunrise tour at Mt. Bromo
♠ Land Rover / Trooper for the tour to Sukamade
♠ Meals: 3x breakfast, 1 x dinner (Sukamade)
♠ Daily mineral water
♠ Three nights in a hotel
♠ Daily seasonal fruit
♠ Coffee break in Pananjakan
♠ Entrance fee to the National Park Bromo-Tengger-Semeru
♠ Entrance fee to the National Park Meru Betiri and Sukamade turtle beach
♠ Entrance fee to the coffee plantation in Kalibaru
♠ Ranger in Meru Betiri National Park to search for turtles

  Price excludes:
♠ Personal expenses and insurance
♠ All lunches and two dinners
♠ Horse riding