8 days itinerary via Malang
This is certainly the best itinerary if you have enough time.
Day 1: Transfer to Semeru
Pickup in the morning from your hotel in the Surabaya or Malang region and transfer to the spectacular Tengger massiv. Arrive in a village at the base for the upcoming trek to Semeru volcano.
Day 2: First etappe on the trek to Semeru
Start the climb to Semeru through a long but moderate trek until Kalimati camp
Day 3: Climb to Semeru's summit
Strenous climb up the steep cone of Semeru for sunrise, descend and hike to second camp at a lake.
Day 4: Hike back to Ranu Pani and 4X4 transfer to Bromo
Hike back to Ranu Pani, 4x4 drive to the Tengger caldera
Day 5: Bromo volcano & Tengger caldera
Relaxed day to explore Bromo volcano and the Tengger caldera. Visit of the local volcano observatory and introduction to monitoring techniques of the volcano.
Day 6: Sunrise over the Tengger Caldera - transfer to Ijen volcano
Jeep (or hike) to sunrise viewpoint - transfer to Ijen Plateau, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs
Day 7: Kawah Ijen volcano - transfer to Bali
Climb and visit of Ijen's crater, descend to the sulphur mining area and the turquoise acid crater lake. In the afternoon transfer to Bali.
Day 8: End of tour / extension program on Bali
The tour ends on Bali, with the possibility for an extension on Bali.
In case the northern trekking route to Semeru summit is closed we can use a route on the southern slope, conditions permitting, or use the time for volcano observations from other viewpoints or for spontaneous other activities in the area.
The tour starts in Surabaya and ends on Bali. We can provide you with cononecting flight tickets or land transfers on request at additional cost.
The tour will be accompanied / guided on location by one of our professional local guides in Indonesia, typically Andi or Galih. They have extensive knowledge not only about the volcanoes, but also about their country and culture.
Our guides all speak English and Indonesian, some also French.
Andi Rosadi, our famous head expedition leader in Indonesia