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