From Yogyakarta by train, Relaxing 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. Yogya by train to Surabaya – Cemara Lawang
From Yogyakarta you will take Sancaka executive train depart at 06.45 and arrival in Surabaya at 10.45. You will be picked up at Gubeng train station 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 to visit local life and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Overnight at : The Joglo kecombrang - Bromo
Day 02. Mount Bromo sunrise tour By Jeep – Licin village near 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. After lunch it is another 3 hours to the village Sempol (Ijen area) via Bondowoso, where you can have time to relax your legs at Blawan hot spring and visit the water falls. At the Ijen Plateau you might have time to explore the surroundings enjoy more. We will spend the night in a hotel with a rice field views.
Overnight : Hotel teras Ijen - https://www.terashotelijenbanyuwangi.com/
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 - Village
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