Rafting and Mt. Bromo & Ijen - 4 days / 3 nights

Rafting on the rivers in East Java - IndonesiaA superb adventure; rafting. And, climbing two volcanoes. Mt. Bromo is surrounded by a green savanna and a black volcanic ashen sea of sand Ijen crater lake is the worlds most acidic lake.

Last updated: 31 May 2018

  Sulfur miners at the Ijen Crater Lake - Ijen Plateau, East Java, Indonesia
  The Ijen Crater Lake - East Java, Indonesia
  A sulfur miner walking down the slopes - East Java, Indonesia
  Rafting at the river Pekalen - East Java, Indonesia
  Rafting at the river Pekalen - East Java, Indonesia
  Rafting at the river Pekalen - East Java, Indonesia
  Rafting at the river Pekalen - East Java, Indonesia
  At Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  The Sand Sea of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Surabaya – Bentar beach – Sempol coffee plantation area Ijen Plateau

The driver will pick you up in Surabaya. It will be around 7 hours driving to Sempol village at the Ijen Plateau. During your travel to the plateau, you will have a break at Bentar beach to stretch your legs. You will also stop at a restaurant to have lunch (not included). You drive to Sempol via Arak-Arak Hill and Bondowoso. At Sempol you will spend the night in a homestay. If time allows you to, you can soak in a sulfuric hot spring.

Day 2: Ijen crater lake – Explore the Ijen Plateau

Early morning.You will have to wake up at 03:00. It will be a 40 min drive to Paltuding. Your hike to Ijen crater lake starts.
First. Ijen crater lake is the most acidic lake in the world. It is about 1 km in diameter and 175 meters deep. The lake is warm, milky blue green in color, and held back by a dam. The dam was built by the Dutch before WWII in order to keep the water from flowing to farm land.
Take your time to discover the area.
Once back at the parking area, don't forget to visit the sulfur weighing area just behind the parking lot.
After a small break with coffee and a local snack, you will return to your homestay.
In the afternoon you will have time to explore the Ijen Plateau. Among others, one can visit the coffee plantation, the coffee factory, the sulfuric hot spring and a waterfall.

Day 3: Ijen Plateau – Rafting at Pekalen river – Cemara Lawang – mount Bromo

After breakfast you drive in 4 hrs to the Pekalen river. Test your rafting skills at this river graded II - III+. With a width varying between 5 and 20 meters and between 1 and 3 meters depth, you will have to concur some waterfalls and more than 50 rapids. The distance is 12 km or about 3.5 hours adventure time.
Then you will continue to the active volcano Bromo. You will spend the night in Cemara Lawang village. From this village you have a direct view over mount Bromo.

Day 4: Bromo sunrise tour at Pananjakan – Sea of Sand – Luhur Poten temple – mount Bromo – savanna –  Surabaya

Be ready at 03:30. A local Jeep will drive you to the famous viewpoint at Mt. Pananjakan. Time for some marvelous landscapes. Weather conditions will determine the views.
When the sun has risen and you feel a little bit warm, the adventure continues to Mt. Bromo. By Jeep you will cross the black Sea of Sand. You will park near the Hindu Luhur Poten temple. Then it is a 45 minutes walk one way. You can hire a horse if you don't feel like walking (not included). Enjoy at the top.
Then you proceed to the less-touched area around Mt. Bromo, also called "The Whispering Savanna".
After you experienced the savanna the Jeep will bring you back to your hotel for breakfast. Have a refreshing shower before checking out.
You will be heading to Surabaya.

Time table

12:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 19:30
01:00 - 02:00
02:00 - 03:10
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 12:30
13:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 11:30
13:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 18:30
03:00 - 03:40
06:00 - 06:30
09:00 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
Surabaya - Pasir Putih beach
Pasir Putih beach - Sempol village
Sempol - Paltuding
Paltuding - Summit Ijen
Paltuding - Sempol
Explore the Ijen area
Sempol - Base camp rafting
Rafting activities
Probolinggo - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Mt. Pananjakan
Mt. Pananjakan - Mt. Bromo
Mt. Bromo - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Surabaya
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
On foot
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
AC Private Transport

1. From Cemara Lawang village you have a beautiful view over the landscape with Mt. Bromo
2. Time is by estimation. If you prefer to spend more time at a certain place, everything is possible


Price tour to mount Bromo, rafting at the Pekalen river, and a visit to mount Ijen

If you have any question or would like to make reservations for a tour, you can use the form below.
You can also send a WhatsApp message to Mr. Agus: +62.85.334.044.000. Thank you.

Price includes:
♠ Private transport with air conditioning
♠ A little English speaking driver
♠ Gasoline, toll and parking
♠ Rafting: welcome drink, guide & rescue team, safety equipment, snack, drink, lunch and insurance
♠ Accommodation: 3 nights in a hotel
♠ 4wd Jeep for Bromo sunrise tour
♠ Entrance fee Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park
♠ Entrance fee Ijen Plateau and Ijen Crater Lake
♠ Meals: 3x breakfast and 2x lunch
♠ Daily 1 bottle of mineral water (660 ml) per person
♠ Daily fresh seasonal fruit


Price excludes:
♠ Travel insurance
♠ Personal expenses
♠ Extra meals
♠ Horse riding mount Bromo
♠ Tipping your driver and/or guide