Well traveled: Ijen and Bromo - 2 days / 1 night

ijenbromo2The best way to travel from East to West. Start early morning to visit Ijen crater lake and Ijen coffee plantation. Spend the night near mount Bromo to be followed by the Bromo sunrise tour.

Last updated: 10 June 2018

This private Ijen and Bromo tour starts in East Java. It is a 2 days tour. If you don't mind sharing, please inform us.
Our experienced drivers and guides will defenitely show you more than written in the itinerary. Our drivers and guides tell you what you can't read as it isn't written anywhere and they show you what you otherwise wouldn't see.

  A view over the caldera of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Ketapang / Banyuwangi – Ijen trekking and Ijen explore - Cemara Lawang village

You will be picked up at 01:30, either in your hotel in Banyuwangi or Ketapang.
It is a 2 hours drive to Paltuding. Paltuding is the gate to Ijen crater.
As the hike is steep at certain points, you will need about 1 to 1.5 hours to trek the 3 km to the top. Bring a warm jacket and a torch.
Take your time to enjoy the spectacular views of volcano Ijen. If you wish to see the Blue Fire (optional), you will need a local guide (obligatory).
Once back at the parking area, have a coffee break.
The you continue to a sulfuric hot spring and Blawan coffee plantation at the Ijen Plateau. The sulfuric water is believed to be good for your skin.
When ready, you depart to the active volcano Bromo. Have some breaks during this long drive of about 6 hours, to stretch your legs.
You will be heading to Cemara Lawang, a village with amazing views over the caldera with mount Bromo. If on time you can see the sunset over mount Bromo.
Hotel: Cafe Lava, Bromo Permai, or similiar - hotels with hot water

Note: the official advice of Volcanology is not to hike down into the crater. Hiking into the crater will be at your own risk. If you wish to see the bkue fire you will depart midnight. You can discuss this part of the tour with your driver as he knows the local conditions such as the activity of the volcano and the weather conditions. You will need to hire a local guide and gas masks.

Day 2: See the sunrise at mount Panajakan - Climb mount Bromo - Surabaya / Malang

Wake up at 03:00 and have a cup of coffee or tea before leaving to mount Pananjakan, the famous viewpoint. Your 4wd Jeep is waiting for you.
Enjoy the scenery over mount Bromo and the area while the sun rises.
Once back at your Jeep, you will cross the black volcanic ashen Sea of Sand. You will park near Luhur Poten temple.
It is a 45 min walk one way to the top of the active volcano Bromo. One can also take a horse.
After you experienced Bromo, you will be driven back to your hotel in Cemara Lawang. Have breakfast and take a shower before heading to Surabaya or Malang.
Arrival in Surabaya / Malang around 14.00 depending on traffic conditions.


Time table

01:30 - 03:30
03:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:30
07:30 - 09:30
09:30 - 15:30
15:30 --
03:00 - 03:50
06:30 - 08:50
08:50 - 09:00
10:00 - 14:00
Ketapang - Paltuding
Paltuding - Ijen trekking
Hot spring and coffee plantation
Ijen - Mt Bromo area
Rest and relax / Bromo sunset
Mt. Pananjakan - Mt. Bromo
Hike to the top of mount Bromo
Drive back to Cemara Lawang
Drive to Surabaya or Malang
AC private car
On foot
AC private car
AC private car
Jeep 4x4
Jeep & on foot
Jeep 4x4
AC private car

1. from the village Cemara Lawang 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


You can use the form below to get in contact. You can ask questions, make reservations for a tour or book a tour. We will answer within 24 hours. For an even faster respons you can contact number + - WhatsApp only, Mr. Agus

Price includes:            
♠ Private transport with air conditioning
♠ Fuel and parking
♠ A friendly little English speaking driver
♠ 4WD Jeep for the Bromo sunrise tour
♠ Meals: 2x breakfast 
♠ Daily mineral water
♠ One night in a hotel (Hotel Café Lava or Bromo Permai)
♠ Daily fresh seasonal fruit
♠ Coffee break in Pananjakan
♠ Entrance fee Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park
♠ Entrance fee Ijen crater lake
♠ Entrance fee Ijen Plateau


Price excludes:
♠ Travel insurance
♠ Personal expenses
♠ All lunches and dinners
♠ Horse riding
♠ Optional tours, e.g. Blue Fire, Madakaripura Waterfalls.