Highlight Mt. Bromo, Ijen Plateau and crater - 3 days / 2 nights
The active volcano Mt. Bromo is probably Java's best known mountain while the Ijen crater lake is world's most acidic lake. Two must sees.
HELIOS TOUR ITINERARY
Day 01. Surabaya (airport/hotel) – Cemara Lawang
You will be picked up at your hotel or at Juanda International Airport Surabaya. In approximately three hours you will reach water falls Madakaripura , a great place to refresh and touch the nature, be ready to get wet !!! .if we still have time, do soft trekking visit local life and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Overnight at : The Joglo kecombrang or Bawangan Bromo
Day 02. Mount Bromo sunrise tour By Jeep – Bondowoso (The nearest city to ijen)
You will have to wake up early 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 a 40 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 about 45 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 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.
Overnight : Hotel Riverside Bondowoso or Grand Paddys (swimming pool)
Day 03. 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.