In this tour we visit one of interesting place in east java that is bromo mount, this mount is very famous with its beautiful sun rise, and also we visit very familiar with its beautiful crater lake that’s ijen. Then we will do rafting for 4/5 hour or 14 kilometer it very fantastic.
Here the Itinerary is:
Day 01: Arrivals Surabaya then go to Banyuwangi.
We would suggest you to take morning flight to Surabaya. After arriving in juanda international airport in surabaya. We take you in airport. Then we drive to Banyuwangi. It takes around 7-8 hour to arrive in Banyuwangi. On the way to Banyuwangi we will have lunch or dinner at warung or restaurant.
After arriving in Banyuwangi, check in to hotel or other option (you can stay in miner house so you will know their home, life, garden, and also rice field around of miner home) in the evening is your rest time, if you stay in the village, in this time you might take walk to village or just enjoying rest time with local people in miner home. Then you can can take time to prepare going to kawah ijen in early morning.
Day 02: Ijen blue fire then go to Bromo
Actually there are two packet in ijen tour, the firs is blue fire packet and day tour packet. Here I tell you about blue fire packet.
We go to ijen crater at 01.00 am. We are carried by 4-WD jeep and accompanied by local guide. The driver takes us to paltuding the name of parking area. From here you you walk up to the top of ijen. You will walk up around 90 minutes or 3 kilometer, after arriving in the top. You walk down to the sulfur source near from Crater Lake. Then you can enjoy blue fire and take photos. My suggestion don’t take long time to take photos or enjoy the blue fire, because if the thick smoke come to your eyes, it will make biting in the eyes. After finishing taking photos we directly walk up to the top of ijen mount and waiting for amazing few in top of ijen. Usually finishes around 8 am. Then we are come back to hotel / miner home. Have breakfast, pack up. If you stay in the hotel, you should check out before at noon.
Then we continue to cemoro lawang / Bromo. It take around 5-6 hour to get there. On the way to Bromo we have rest for moment with drinking young coconut ice in the sea shore, after arriving in Bromo, check in the hotel. You might book the hotel in bromo in advance trough online booking system. Alternatively we can book it for you. Such as lava view, java banana, yoschi, it subject to the room available of respective hotel. This time is your rest time.
Day 03: Bromo Sun Rise Tour – rafting
3.45 a.m. wake up! We took a 4.2 liter engine jeep to the Bromo lookout point called Mount Penanjakan. Very bumpy ride, the view point was not packed with tourists this time, so I told the jeep driver to take us to the touristy point, not to my usual secret place for my customers to take pictures without any other tourists blocking the view.
The sunrise was a good one. There were two perspectives, to the east the sun is rising over the horizon and to the west the breathtaking view of Mount Bromo, surrounded by many towering mountains, and one of them – Semeru – usually erupts every 15 – 25 minutes. On a clear day, the sunlight pours over the slopes of other mountains, highlighting the colorful scenery. I see Bromo several times a month and I enjoy the sounds of everyone getting excited. The sweet melodies of Javanese singing in their language and the eeewwwww’s and ahhhh’s building up as the sun rise got closer.
Back in the Jeep for another rocky ride to Bromo not too far away. When we got there I had to deal with all those horse masters who wanted the tourists to choose their horses for riding. In this place you may on horseback or just walk to stairs of Bromo.
Looking at the volcano this tour to Bromo was quite an easy one for us . We went back to the hotel to have breakfast, and after that we do rafting in regulo.
After arriving in the rafting office then we prepare our equipment that we are going to need, then we are carried to the first post to start rafting. Afterward the captain gives us direction how to do rafting as well. Next we start to do rafting. In middle way we have rest for few moment for drinking young coconut and eating JEMBLEM the name of traditional food here then go on to do rafting.
If we have already finish we have spectacular late lunch made by local, let’s try rafting in java. after having late lunch we come back to Surabaya.
Day 4. Departure
Preparing yourself for your departure back, Have nice vocation, bye
Price call on ….
Private AC transport
Jeep to Ijen and Jeep to Bromo.
1 night accommodation at Hotel/miner home in Banyuwangi.
Hotel in Bromo
English speaking tour guide and local guide in Madakaripura.
1 masker / person to Kawah Ijen and Bromo.
Entrance fee to Madakaripura.
Breakfast , lunch, dinner as indicated on the itinerary.
Entrance fee for Ijen not included ticket for camera
Entrance fee to Bromo.
Accommodation in Surabaya.
Flight tickets, airport tax and travel insurance.
Extra tips for the tour guides and the driver, if you feel happy with their service