Ancient caldera of Mt. Bromo & Ijen Crater Lake - 3 days / 2 nights

Ijen crater lake - East Java, IndonesiaThe most acidic lake on earth has an astonishing green-blueish color. The crater lake Ijen combined with the yellow orange sulfur is a picture you wont be able to forget. This in combination with a once in a lifetime experience at Mt. Bromo.

Last updated: 19 May 2017

  Food stalls at Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  A view over the caldera of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  Ijen crater lake - East Java, Indonesia
  Sulfur miners at the Ijen Plateau - East Java, Indonesia
  Activities at the Ijen Plateau and coffee plantation - East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Surabaya (Airport) – Madakaripura Waterfalls – Cemara Lawang

Our team will pick you up - either in your hotel in Surabaya or at the Juanda International Airport Surabaya - and drive in about 3 to 4 hours to the village Cemara Lawang (a village near Mt. Bromo). On the way to Mt. Bromo you can visit the Madakaripura Waterfalls, if it is not raining and if you feel up to it.
After checking in at your hotel, you can explore the area or enjoy your leisure time at the hotel.

Day 2: Mt Pananjakan sunrise tour – Sand sea – temple Pura Luhur – Bromo – Bondowoso

You will get a morning call at 03.00 am and have a coffee or tea before leaving to Mt. Pananjakan (the view point). Enjoy the scenery over Mt. Bromo while the sun rises. Then we will descend to the Sea of Sand to see the active volcano Bromo with its crater.

After enjoying Bromo we get back to the village Cemara Lawang to have breakfast. After parking you walk in about 45 minutes to the crater rim of Mt. Bromo.

When we see you back at the car, we will leave to Cemara Lawang and depart to the Ijen Plateau. Since it is a long drive, you can stop anywhere you like to get some rest and stretch your legs. We recommend to have a break at the winding road over Arak-Arak Hill. Then, it will be another 1,5 hours drive to Bondowoso city, where you will spend the night. You can relax in your hotel or take a dive in the swimming pool of the hotel.

Day 3: Bondowoso – Platuding – Ijen Crater Lake – drop at Ketapang harbor (ferry to Bali)

After a short nights rest, we will depart at 3 am to Paltuding. The drive takes about 2 hours. At Paltudung you start walking to the Ijen Crater Lake. It will take about 1,5 hours. On your way up you can meet sulfur miners, who carry heavy loads of sulfur in baskets. Take your time.
Afterwards you will be waited for at the parking area at Paltuding. After a small break with a local snack, we drive in about 1,5 hours - via Licin village - to Ketapang harbor. Here you can take the ferry to Bali. On the way to the harbor you will visit a coffee plantation and a waterfall. You will arrive at the harbor in Ketapang around noon.
Note: we can also arrange to drop you off in Bali at an additional cost

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
09.30 - 13.00
13.30 - 14.30
03.00 - 05.00
05.00 - 06.30
09.00 - 12.00
Surabaya - Cemara Lawang
Madakaripura Waterfalls
Leisure time in Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Mt. Pananjakan
Mt. Pananjakan - Mt. Bromo
Mt. Bromo - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Arak Arak Hill
Arak Arak Hill - Bondowoso
Leisure time
Bondowoso - Paltuding
Paltuding - Ijen Crater Lake
Paltuding - Ketapang (ferry to Bali)
AC Private Transport
On foot
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
On foot
AC Private Transport

1. from the village Cemara Lawang you have a beautiful view over the landscape with Mt. Bromo
2. time is by estimation. If you prefer to spend more time at a certain place, everything is possible


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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
♠ Meals: 2x breakfast 
♠ Daily mineral water
♠ Two nights in a hotel (Hotel Café Lava or Bromo Permai and Ijen view Bondowoso – standard room with twin bed)
♠ Seasonal fruit
♠ Coffee break in Pananjakan
♠ Entrance fee to the National Park Bromo-Tengger-Semeru
♠ Entrance fee to the Madakaripura Waterfalls
♠ Entrance fee to the Ijen Plateau
♠ Ticket ferry to Bali

  Price excludes:
♠ Personal expenses and personal insurance
♠ All lunches and dinners
♠ Horse riding
♠ optional tours: the Blue Fire Tour departurs at midnight. You can discuss the tour with your driver as he knows the local conditions