Volcano lake Ijen, Sukamade turtle beach and Bromo tour - 5 days / 4 nights

Processing sulfur in a small factory near Ijen Crater Lake - East Java, IndonesiaVisit Java's best know volcanoes, that are Mt. Bromo and the Ijen Crater Lake. Meet turtles at Sukamade turtle beach in the Meru Betiri National Park. And, visit a coffee, rubber and cacao plantation.

Last updated: 19 May 2017

  Sulfur miners are waiting for their sulfur to be weighed - East Java, Indonesia
  Carrying sulfur from the crater Ijen down the hill - East Java, Indonesia
  Your transport to Sukamade turtle beach - East Java, Indonesia
  Turtles at Sukamade turtle beach in the National Park Meru Betiri - East Java, Indonesia
  Turtle eggs - Sukamade turtle beach - National Park Meru Betiri, East Java, Indonesia
  Home made brown sugar - East Java, Indonesia
  Rubber after being processed - Kalibaru, East Java, Indonesia
  The stairs to the crater rim of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  A view over the caldera of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  Food stalls near Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Surabaya – Sempol coffee area – Ijen Plateau

We will pick you up in Surabaya and drive to Sempol village at the Ijen Plateau. On your way you will stop near the beach Pasir Putih to have lunch and some rest. Hereafter you continue to Sempol at the Ijen Plateau.

Day 2: Paltuding – Ijen crater lake – Adventure by 4x4 Trooper to Sukamade turtle beach conservation

At 05.00 you depart to Paltuding (the spot from where your trekking to the crater lake starts). In about 1,5 hours - or more - you will reach the lake. On your way up (and down), you will meet the sulfur miners. They carry sulfur out of the crater up the rim and then down the slopes. Take your time.
Once back at the car, you will be driven to Pesanggaran. From this village you continue the trip to the protected Sukamade beach by 4WD. You will pass the extensive plantations of East Java and the mountain range of the Meru Betiri National Park. That Sukamade turtle beach is a wild 3 kilometers sand strip on the Indian Ocean where 5 species of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
Before heading to the beach in the evening around 19.30, you have time to walk around the kampong and see ow local people make brown sugar. Then, after the evening has fallen, you will be guided by a ranger to find the sea turtles who come ashore to lay their eggs. You can see a turtle laying more than hundred eggs on the sandy beach. The turtles return to the sea around midnight.

Day 3: Releasing baby turtles – Kalibaru plantations

In the morning you have time to further explore the area. Releasing baby turtles into the sea is also part of your morning activities when some eggs indeed hatched.
After breakfast you will continue to Kalibaru village. You will have a break in a local small restaurant, called warung. After check in at your hotel, you can relax and enjoy the rest of the day.

Day 4: Kalibaru plantation tour – Cemara Lawang – enjoy Bromo sunset

After breakfast you will visit factories to see the processing of coffee, rubber, and chocolate (this latter depends on the season). Hereafter you will go back to your hotel and prepare to depart to Mt. Bromo. You will drive via Lumajang to Cemara Lawang. On route you can have a break whenever you like to stretch your legs and to visit a traditonal market. Around sunset you will arrive in the area of Mt. Bromo. Enjoy the scenery while having a cup of hot coffee or tea.

Day 5: Mt. Panajakan sunrise tour – Sand sea – climb Mt. Bromo – drop Surabaya

Your morning wake-up call will be at 03.00 am. Have a cup of coffee or tea before leaving to Mt. Pananjakan. Here you will enjoy the scenery over the area with Mt. Bromo after the sun has risen. Whether you will be able to see the sunrise, that depends on the local weather conditions. After sunrise, you will descend to the black sea of sand and to see the crater of Mt. Bromo. After enjoying the active volcano Bromo we will go back to the hotel to have breakfast.
Then it is time to transfer you to Surabaya (hotel or airport).


Time table

09.30 - 12.30
13.30 - 16.30
04.00 - 05.00
05.00 - 06.30
09.00 - 13.00
13.30 - 17.30
14.00 - 17.00
07.00 - 08.00
09.00 - 12.00
13.00 - 15.30
08.00 - 10.00
10.00 - 16.00
03.00 - 03.40
06.00 - 06.30
09.00 - 09.30
11.30 - 14.30
Surabaya - Beach Pasir Putih
Pasir Putih - village Sempol
Explore / Free time
Sempol - Paltuding
Paltuding - Ijen Crater Lake
Paltuding - village Pesanggaran
Pesanggaran - beach - Sukamade
Pasir Putih - village Sempol
Looking for turtles with ranger
Releasing baby turtles
Sukamade - Pesanggaran
Pesanggaran - Kalibaru
Kalibaru plantation tour
Kalibaru - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Mt. Pananjakan
Mt. Pananjakan - Mt. Bromo
Mt. Bromo - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Surabaya
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
On foot
AC Private Transport
Land Rover / Trooper
AC Private Transport
On foot
On foot
Land Rover / Trooper
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
AC Private Transport

1. From Cemara Lawang village you have a beautiful view over the landscape with Mt. Bromo
2. In Sempol village you can explore for example a coffee factory, a sulfuric hot spring, and a waterfall
3. The hotel in Kalibaru has a swimming pool
4. Time is by estimation. If you prefer to spend more time at a certain place, everything is possible


Please, use the contact form below to get in contact with us. Either for a question or about a tour. You can also make reservations or book a tour. If you are looking for quick service, you can also send a WhatsApp to +62.85.334.044.000.

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 to go to Sukamade turtle beach
♠ Meals: 4x breakfast, 1 x dinner
♠ Daily mineral water
♠ Four nights in a hotel
♠ Daily seasonal fruit
♠ Coffee break in Pananjakan
♠ Entrance fees to the National Parks Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, Ijen Plateau and Meru Betiri (Sukamade turtle beach)
♠ Entrance fees to all other object as stated in the program 
♠ Ranger in Sukamade

  Price excludes:
♠ Personal expenses and insurance
♠ All lunches and dinners
♠ Horse riding at Mt. Bromo