Adventure: Sukamade turtle beach and climb Ijen & Bromo - 4days / 3nights

adventure-to-sukamade-from-BaliAt Sukamade turtle beach one can see turtles laying eggs. Mt. Ijen houses the most acidic lake in the world, while Mt. Bromo is Indonesia's most famous active volcano.

 Last updated: 5 July 2017

  An overview over Mt. Bromo and its surroundings - East Java, Indonesia
  The stairs to the crater rim of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  Crater rim of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  Horse men at Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  By 4WD to Sukamade turtle beach in the National Park Meru Betiri - East Java, Indonesia
  A close up from a turtle at Sukamade turtle beach in the National Park Meru Betiri - East Java, Indonesia
  Turtle eggs at Sukamade - Meru Betiri, East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Bali (hotel or airport) – Gilimanuk – adventure: by 4x4 Jeep to Sukamade

We will pick you up at Bali early in the morning. We go straight to Gilimanuk to catch the ferry to Ketapang. In Ketapang you will meet your driver for the regio Java. After a nice lunch (not included in the tour), you continue to Sukamade turtle beach by 4WD. Before getting there, you will cross the extensive plantations of East Java and the mountain range of the Meru Betiri National Park. In this park you will find the protected Sukamade ‘Turtle Beach’, a wild 3 kilometer sand strip on the Indian Ocean where 5 species of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
After you arrived in Sukamade, you will have time to visit the kampong where locals make brown sugar.
Then, in the evening a ranger will guide you to the beach to wait for the turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs. A female turtle lays more than hundred eggs. The turtles usually start to land at 19.30 and return to the sea around midnight.

Day 2: Releasing baby turtles – Licin Village – Coffee plantation

First thing in the morning is to get back to the beach to release baby turtles into the Indian Ocean. Hereafter you will go back to the guest house to have breakfast. On your way out of the National Park, you can visit Green Bay if time is sufficient. In about 3 to 4 hours driving, you will change to a more comfortabel car. You will continue to Licin village at the Ijen Plateau. Licin village lies at the coffee plantation. When you arrive before sunset, you can check out the area: the coffee Kalibendo factory next doors, and a waterfall.

Day 3: Licin Village – Ijen trekking – Cemara Lawang – Mt. Bromo

After a short nights rest, you will depart at 04.00 to Paltuding. It takes about 1 hour. At Paltuding your hike to the Ijen crater lake starts. It will take about 1,5 hours. On your way up you can meet sulfur miners, who carry heavy loads of sulfur in baskets. Afterwards, you will be waited for at the parking area. After a small break with a local snack, we drive in about 6 hours - via the cities Bondowoso and Probolinggo -  to Cemara Lawang village, Onthe way we will visit Hot spring in Sempol village. This village has a direct virew over Mt. Bromo and the black Sand Sea that surrounds it. You can check in at your hotel and relax. If on time, you can search for a nice spot to see the sunset.

Day 4: Sunrise view point Mt. Pananjakan – Sand Sea – Mt. Bromo – drop Surabaya

You will get a morning call at 03.00 am and have a cup of coffee or tea before leaving to Mt. Pananjakan. Enjoy the scenery over Mt. Bromo while the sun rises. Then you will descend to the Sea of Sand to see the active volcano Bromo with its crater. After parking you walk in about 45 minutes to the crater rim of Mt. Bromo.

After you visited the active volcano Bromo you get back to Cemara Lawang village to have breakfast. After breakfast you will have to check out. We drop you off in Surabaya.

Time table

07.30 - 10.30
10.30 - 10.30
10.30 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.00
13.00 - 15.00
15.00 - 18.00
18.00 - 19.00
19.00 - ...
05.00 - 06.00
07.00 - 08.00
08.30 - 13.00
13.00 - 15.00
04.00 - 05.00
05.00 - 06.30
06.30 - 08.00
08.00 - 09.00
09.00 - 15.30
03.00 - 10.00
10.00 - 11.00
11.00 - 15.00
Bali - Gilimanuk
By ferry to Java (Java time)
Drive to Sukamade
Continue your drive to Sukamade
Beach & turtle breeding center
Hunting turtles
Baby turtles releasing
Sukamade - Banyuwangi
Banyuwangi - Licin village
Licin village - Paltuding
Paltuding - top of Mt. Ijen
Enjoy Ijen
Break at Paltuding
Paltuding - Cemara Lawang village
Sunrise tour - Mt. Bromo tour
Breakfast and break
Cemara Lawang - Surabaya
AC private transport
By ferry
Trooper 4x4
Trooper 4x4
on foot
on foot
on foot
Trooper 4x4
AC private transport
AC private transport
on foot
AC private transport
Jeep 4x4 and on foot
AC private transport

1. from Cemara Lawang village you have a beautiful view over the landscape with Mt. Bromo
2. at Sempol village at the Ijen Plateau you can visit the coffee plantation, a coffee factory, a waterfall and a sulphuric hot spring
3. on the way to Sukamade you will stop at a local village and at a beautiful white sandy beach



Please use the form below if you would like a quotation for this tour or in case you have a question. For a last minute booking, you can contact Agus via WhatsApp: +62.85.334.044.000.

Price includes:
♠ Private transport with ac, driver and fuel during the tour
♠ A little English speaking driver
♠ Trooper 4x4 to Sukamde turtle beach
♠ 4WD Jeep for the sunrise tour at Mt. Pananjakan
♠ Guide/ranger for the Sukamade turtle tour
♠ Meals: 3x breakfast, 1x dinner (local food at Sukamade)
♠ Daily mineral water in reasonable amount
♠ three nights in a hotel (basic homestay at Sukamade, Granharvest Licin and Cafe Lava or similiar)
♠ Seasonal fruit
♠ Coffee break in Pananjakan
♠ Entrance fee to Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park
♠ Entrance fee to Meru Betiri National Park and Sukamade turtle beach
♠ Entrance fee to Ijen crater lake
♠ Entrance fee to the coffee plantation

  Price excludes:
♠ Travel insurance
♠ Personal expenses such as souvenires, toilet, etc.
♠ All lunches and two dinners
♠ Horse riding