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Volcanoes of East Java

- 4-5 days walking tour to Bromo, Semeru and Ijen -

Tengger caldera at sunrise
Tengger caldera at sunrise
Ijen's crater
Ijen's crater
Bromo volcano
Bromo volcano
Sulphur miner at Ijen volcano
Sulphur miner at Ijen volcano
The flank of Bromo volcano's crater
The flank of Bromo volcano's crater
Ijen's acid crater lake
Ijen's acid crater lake
Fog in the Tengger caldera with Semeru in the background
Fog in the Tengger caldera with Semeru in the background
The stairway leading to Bromo's crater
The stairway leading to Bromo's crater
Sulphur mining at Ijen
Sulphur mining at Ijen
Ijen's crater lake
Ijen's crater lake
View into the crater of Bromo
View into the crater of Bromo
Sulphur deposits and acid crater lake at Ijen
Sulphur deposits and acid crater lake at Ijen
Sulphur worker at Ijen volcano
Sulphur worker at Ijen volcano
On this tour you will explore the best known and most active volcanoes of East Java: Bromo and the spectactular Tengger caldera, the constantly active Semeru and Ijen volcano with its infamous acid lake and sulphur mines.
Hot springs, rainforests, dramatic landscapes, Indonesia's welcoming and charming people, scientific and local competence, a mixture of fun and adventure await you. The tour is ideal as an excursion from Bali and is designed for individuals or small groups on request.
  • The most active volcanoes of East-Java in one compact tour
  • Dramatic landscapes
  • Experienced staff and guide

Yogya - Bromo - Ijen - Bali 4 days

Note:
This itinerary involves a long land transfer on the leg between Yogya and East Java. An interesting alternative could be a train ride from Yogya to Malang instead.
Day 1: Yogyakarta - Tawangmangu - Temple Sukuh - Malang
Transfer from Yogya to Lawu volcano, hike (ca. 2-3 hrs) through rice fields and rainforest to a waterfall and the famous hindu Suku temple located in a scenic spot on the slope of mighty Lawu volcano. In the afternoon, continue to drive to Malang, the charming university town on the western rim of the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru national park.
Acc.: good hotel in downtown Malang (L, D)
Day 2: Jeep ride into the Tengger volcano massiv - Bromo
Scenic drive into the Tengger caldera via an impressive route on open jeeps to enjoy the dramatic landscape of deep valleys and steep cliffs.
Acc.: hotel or bungalows on the rim of the Tengger caldera overlooking Bromo volcano (B, L, D)
Day 3: Sunrise over the Tengger Kaldera - Transfer to Ijen
Jeep (or hike) to sunrise viewpoint - Transfer to Ijen Plateau, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs.
Acc.: guesthouse at coffee plantation near Ijen (B, L, D)
Day 4: Kawah Ijen volcano - return to Bali or Surabaya
Climb and visit of Ijen's crater, descend to the sulphur mining area and the turquoise acid crater lake. In the afternoon transfer back to Surabaya or Bali, end of service.
Acc.: none (B, L)

5 days itinerary (incl. observation camp at Semeru)

Day 1: Arrival in Surabaya - transfer to the Tengger volcano (Bromo)
Start of the tour in Surabaya. Drive into the Tengger caldera via an impressive route on open jeeps to enjoy the dramatic landscape of deep valleys and steep cliffs.
Acc.: hotel or bungalows on the rim of the Tengger caldera overlooking Bromo volcano (B, L, D)
Day 2: 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.
Acc.: as before (Bromo) (B, L, D)
Day 3: Sunrise excursion to overview of Bromo - rainforest of the National Park - observation of Semeru volcano
Sunrise from the famous viewpoint overlooking the Bromo-Tengger caldera. Jeep ride to Semeru's south side and observation camp (Semeru volcano).
Acc.: camp near Semeru volcano (B, L, D)
Day 4: Transfer to Ijen volcano
Transfer to Ijen Plateau, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs.
Acc.: guesthouse at coffee plantation near Ijen (B, L, D)
Day 5: Kawah Ijen volcano - return to Bali or Surabaya
Climb and visit of Ijen's crater, descend to the sulphur mining area and the turquoise acid crater lake. In the afternoon transfer back to Surabaya or Bali, end of service.
Acc.: none (B, L)

Arrival info:

The tour starts normally in Surabaya or Malang and ends on Bali or back in East Java (Surabaya). If you want to start the tour from Yogyakarta or Bali, we can provide you with connecting flight tickets or land transfers on request.
While it is possible to start the tour at any time of day from Surabaya, the suggested route on the first day into the Tengger massiv from the west via Malang requires an early start (by around 10am at the latest) from Surabaya.

Tour code: JAV_VEJ
Tour type: Walking & study tour: nature & culture - active volcanoes
Difficulty: Custom (variable)
Group size: 1-6
Duration: 4-5 days

Dates:

Custom tour dates

Price (p.p.): depending on nr of people and program

Included:

  • Accommodation in double rooms
  • Full board including soft drinks (except lunch on D2 at Bromo)
  • All transfers as described in the program (including drop-off in East Java or Bali).
  • Jeep excursion to the viewpoint over the Tengger caldera
  • Entry fees, visits to parks etc. as described by the program
  • Local guides and staff
  • Experienced English-speaking driver guide
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