VISIT THESE 2 MOUNTAINS IN TWO DAYS
Tour that create an unforgettable trip through the volcanic landscapes of Bromo and Ijen crate lake - Banyuwangi
HELIOS TOUR ITINERARY
Day.01. Surabaya - Mt Bromo Jeep Sunrise tour - Bondowoso
Our driver ready to serve and meet you midnight in Surabaya or Malang. Don’t forget to bring your jacket and fully charged camera along. In about 3 hours you will reach Cemara Lawang village at the crater rim of Bromo. In Cemara Lawang we change our transport with a private Jeep. The Jeep will drive you to winding and sandy road all the way up Mt.Pananjakan, that is one of the highest view points in the area (2770 m). Having a cup of coffee or tea and experience a local snack before sunrise. Weather conditions will eventually determine the views from this point. Note: Remember your jeep number due of busy time there are many similar jeeps on the same place.
After enjoying the view, the Jeep will continue to mount Bromo via the sea of sand. Ask the driver to stop if you wish to make some picture along the way down to sand sea. Otherwise, your driver will park near Luhur Poten temple. After the Jeep parked it will be a 45 minutes’ walk to the top of Mt. Bromo. If you don't feel like walking, you can rent a horse (not included). Take your time. When ready, the driver will be waiting for you. Once back at your Jeep, you will return to your hotel to have breakfast and check out. Then you continue by private car via a winding road that leads you over the hill Ara-Arak to either Bondowoso. Have your lunch (not included) at a spot with some beautiful views. Optional: If we still time and nice weather conditions, you can visit the Madakaripura Waterfalls. Please, bring some dry clothes as you might get wet.
Overnight : River side or Grand Paddys Bondowoso (swimming pool)
Day 02. Ijen trekking – Ketapang ferry port to Bali
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.
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.