An Relaxing tour from Bali visit Mt. Bromo and crater & Ijen plateau - 4 days / 3 nights
Private transport guarantees the optimal feeling of relaxation on this 4 days tour to Mt. Bromo, the Ijen Plateau and Ijen crater lake
Day 01. Bali – ferry port to Java Gilimanuk - Ijen area
Our driver is ready to serve you and You will be picked up at your hotel anywhere in Bali. It is approximately a four or five hours drive to Gilimanuk ferry port to Java, you can have lunch at a restaurant on the way. Arrival at Ketapang ferry port Java -it is another 2 hours to the village Licin (Ijen area), we will have a break by visiting Taman gandrung teracota, is an park, which has hundreds of statues of Gandrung dancers, and it was built on a terraced rice field at the foot of Mount Ijen, and visit the waterfalls. At the Ijen Plateau you might have time to explore the surroundings. We will spend the night in a hotel with rice field view.
Overnight : Hotel teras Ijen -https://www.terashotelijenbanyuwangi.com/
Day 02. Explore the Ijen area - Kaliklatak plantation
After breakfast , It is an relaxing day, you can decide what time you will start explore Kaliklatak plantation, See a closer look what the coffee cocoa, rubber clove and others spices trees looks like and traditional Sulphur processing in Licin village or visit Blawan Natural hot springs, a hot spring bath will help you sleep more deeply, Visit some locals house in the villages of sulphur miner in Ijen. It is nice to get to know them in reality. Note : there is no exact time processing in the factory ( plantation/sulphur ) it is depend on raw material and weather.
Overnight : Hotel teras Ijen - Banyuwangi
Day 03. Ijen trekking – Village near Mt Bromo
Having coffee or tea before departing to Paltuding (trekking point) at 03.00. If you wish to see the blue fire, you will have to leave around midnight. It takes about 1 hour to reach Paltuding where your local guide is waiting for you with gas masks. It is at least one hour of hiking to the lake. Please note that watching the blue fire is only for those who are in a good condition and physically fit. These activities require great effort due to smoke that is produced from the vulcano. On the edge of Ijen crater lake you can enjoy a colorful panorama. At the same time many sulphur miners are at work. It is a heavy duty to carry loads of around 80 kilograms up the rim and then down the slopes of Mt. Ijen. After you experience Ijen crater lake, Then you continue by private car via a winding road that leads you over the hill Arak-Arak - Bondowoso . Have your lunch (not included) at a spot with some beautiful views. Arrival in the village near Mt Bromo. Having rested for the early morning next day tour.
Overnight at : The Joglo kecombrang - Bromo
Day 03. Mount Bromo sunrise tour By Jeep – Surabaya
You will have to wake up early in the morning as the sun is an early bird too. 03.00 o'clock in the morning is an outstanding moment to have a cup of coffee or tea. Then you will depart for a40 minutes drive to Mt. Pananjakan. Mt. Pananjakan is the highest viewpoint in the area to see the sunrise. Weather conditions determine the sea of color that you are going to see. Once the sun warmed you up - as it is cold at the top, between 0 and 10 ºC - you will meet your driver again. It is time to visit the eye-catching volcano itself, Mt. Bromo. You will cross the Sea of Sand (please stop if you wish). The last part to the crater, you will have to walk. It will take about45 minutes to get to Bromo's crater rim. Take a look in its mouth, enjoy the surroundings and inhale the morning freshness. Take your time. Once back at your Jeep, you will return to your hotel to have breakfast and check out. Then you continue to visit Madakaripura waterfalls on the way back to Surabaya. Tour ends.
Estimated time of arrival in Surabaya around 14.00/15.00 noon, it is depend on traffic condition.
If you would like to go to Bali , please book a flight after 15.00
Day 03. Explore the Ijen area - Kaliklatak plantation
After breakfast , It is an relaxing day, you can decide what time you will start explore Kaliklatak plantation, See a closer look what the coffee cocoa, rubber clove and others spices trees looks like and traditional Sulphur processing in Licin village or Taman gandrung teracota,is an park, which has hundreds of statues of Gandrung dancers, and it was built on a terraced rice field at the foot of Mount Ijen, Visit some locals house in the villages of sulphur miner in Ijen. It is nice to get to know them in reality. Note : there is no exact time processing in the factory ( plantation / sulphur ) it is depend on raw material and weather.
Overnight : Hotel teras Ijen
Day 04. Ijen trekking – Ketapang/Bali
Having coffee or tea before depart to Paltuding. It will be around midnight that you depart if you would like to see the once in a lifetime experience: the blue fire. As it can only be seen at night, you will start hiking at around 02.00 am in the morning. Your local guide is waiting for you with gas masks. If you don't wish to see the blue fire, you will depart around 04.00 am. You can discuss a convenient time with your driver. Paltuding is the point from where your hike starts to Ijen crater lake. It takes a little longer than one hour to trek the 3 km to the top. On the edge of the crater you can enjoy a colorful panorama. While looking at the greatest acidic lake in the world, you will see many sulphur miners busy with most heavy loads. They carry a weight between 80 and 100 kg up the rim and then down the slopes of Mt. Ijen to the sulphur weiging area. You can visit this sulphur weighing area once back at the parking lot.
After a short break with coffee or tea and maybe a local snack, then refresh up by visiting water falls then you continue to Ketapang where you can take the ferry to Bali.
Estimated time of arrival in Ketapang ( ferry port Java ): around 12.00 noon
Estimated time of arrival in Gilimanuk (ferry port Bali) around 15.00, please note that Bali time is one hour ahead of Java time