Highlight Mt. Bromo, Ijen Plateau and crater - 3 days / 2 nights
Mt. Bromo, an active volcano, is Java's most famous mountain, offering a breathtaking sight. Meanwhile, the Ijen crater lake stands as the world's most acidic lake—a remarkable and unique natural wonder. Both are absolute must-sees for anyone exploring this region!
HELIOS TOUR ITINERARY
Day 01: Flight from Jakarta to Surabaya – Cemara Lawang Bromo Area
Upon arrival at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, we'll drive on a scenic three-hour drive to reach the spectacular Madakaripura waterfalls—an idyllic retreat to immerse in nature's beauty and find some refreshing relief. Prepare to embrace a little adventure! If time permits, we'll leisurely stroll to discover local life and savor the breathtaking vistas.
Overnight Stay at: The Joglo Kecombrang Hotel
Day 02. Mount Bromo sunrise tour By Jeep – Bondowoso (The nearest city to ijen)
You'll need an early start to catch the sunrise, as the sun rises bright and early too. At 3:00 a.m., seize the exceptional moment with a cup of coffee or tea before setting off on a 40-minute drive to Mt. Pananjakan, the area's highest viewpoint for sunrise vistas. The sunrise's kaleidoscope of colors depends on the weather—prepare for a breathtaking sight! Once the sun warms the chilly peak (typically between 0 and 10 ºC), your driver will meet you.
Next, it's time to explore the stunning Mt. Bromo itself. Traverse the Sea of Sand (stop if desired), then a 45-minute trek to Bromo's crater rim. Gaze into the crater, relish the serene surroundings, and breathe in the crisp morning air—savor the moment.
Returning to your Jeep, head back to your hotel for breakfast and check-out. Continue your journey via a private car, winding through Ara-Arak's hills toward Bondowoso. Pause for lunch (not included) at a picturesque spot boasting scenic views.
Overnight Stay: Hotel Riverside Bondowoso (swimming pool)
Day 03. Ijen trekking – Ketapang ferry port - Bali drop
Having coffee of tea before depart to Paltuding (trekking point) at 03.00. It takes about 2 hours to reach Paltuding where your local guide is waiting for you with gas masks. Arrival at the Ijen trekking point and start trekking to top of Mt Ijen. It is at least one hour hiking to the lake.
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 experienced Ijen crater lake, there is still time to visit the sulphur factory ( if they are open) where sulphur is purified and packed in Licin village. On your way to the harbor you can also visit 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. Then we drop you at the harbour in Ketapang, where you can catch the ferry to Bali. Our team in Bali will transfer you anywhere in Bali .Estimated time of arrival in Bali : Late in the afternoon depend on traffic conditions.
Flight information :
Jakarta - Surabaya by Citylink depart at 08.10 arrive 09.40
Note : Schedules and flight names are subject to change at any time based on availability.