EV 3 Days on Java: Surabaya-Bromo-Kawah Ijen-Surabaya
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EV 3 days adventure tour to fantastic Bromo and Kawah Ijen volcanos
The journey starts at sea level and gradually brings you up to an altitude of 2,300 meters. During this trip, you will climb stunning active volcanoes, dance at the edge of the calderas and descend into the Kawah Ijen crater to witness its magical “blue flames”, a unique phenomenon, as well as the largest sulfur acid lake in the world. You will also be able to observe the daily lives of the sulfur mine workers within the crater.
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No prepayment required
3 days 2 nights
Solo travellers are welcome
Start and finish at Surabaya
Language - English
Private trip available on request
Vegetarian meal on request
Tourist insurance included
Why visit Bromo and Kawah Ijen?
- To witness an epic sunrise from the grandiose caldera of the Tenger-Bromo super volcano
- To hear the roar of the Earth while balancing on the edge of an active volcano crater
- To start and finish at Surabaya by a long but very interesting journey all over Java and so visit the most amazing places in East Java.
Day 1: Meeting at Surabaya (Java) Airport at 6pm and departure to Bromo.
Day 2: Bromo hike, transfer and night on the way to Kawah Ijen.
Day 3: Kawah Ijen hike then back to Surabaya Airport or city (4/5 pm)
*You can start from Surabaya and finish your trip at Bali.
Please feel free to ask to know more!
Day 1 – Transfer from Surabaya Airport (6.00pm)
We start our trip at dawn in a comfortable car or minibus at Surabaya airport (pick-up also available from the Probolinggo (Java) railway station around 9 pm.) After a few hours driving through Javanese landscapes.
We will arrive to the last village of the Bromo site in the late afternoon (altitude of 2,300 m), have a local dinner (take away), and enjoy some free time to rest before the night climb.
Day 2 – Meeting the Bromo
Our journey begins with a 3 a.m. wake-up call and departure aboard an off-road 4x4 jeep. We will climb to the top of the Tenger-Bromo caldera to reach the “King-Kong” viewpoint (altitude of 2,650 m.)
At the viewpoint platform, we will witness a stunning sunrise over the following volcanoes:
Bromo (active, altitude of 2,300 m)
Batok (dormant, altitude of 2,400 m)
Semeru (active and erupting, altitude of 3,677 m, the tallest volcano in Java)
After enjoying the beautiful view (and depending on the weather conditions), we will cross the “sea of sand” (mostly made up of the volcanic ashes and debris of prior eruptions) and head to the sacred Hindu temples at the foot of the spectacular Bromo and Batok volcanoes.
Making our way around the temples dedicated to the gods living inside the crater, we will go up a steep and narrow path and climb 250 steps to reach the top of the Bromo. Only then, stunned by the sounds coming from the entrails of the Earth, and in the cold of the night, will we be able to experience the beauty of the smoking crater, its sulfur vapors emanating from the depths of the volcano. A truly unforgettable moment!
After exploring this extraordinary volcanic site, we will continue on our adventure, witnessing magnificent landscapes, traditional villages, various plantations (coffee, tobacco, rice, etc.), and authentic moments of the Javanese lifestyle in this beautiful volcanic region. We will enjoy a meal of local delicacies before making our way to the hotel.
Day 3 – Conquering the Kawah Ijen
Departure at 11 p.m. (day 2) for a 2-hour transfer to the Kawah Ijen base camp. After receiving instructions on safety and following the allocation of the necessary equipment (lamps, gas masks, etc.), we will start the climb at around 1 a.m. Our experienced and professional guides will lead you along a beautiful mountain path under the starry sky in order to reach the top of the crater (altitude of 2,300 m). It will take us between 1:30 and 2 hours to reach the top.
Once at the top of the crater, the most exciting part begins: we will descend, in complete darkness, into the crater of the active volcano to witness the unique phenomenon of the “blue flames”.
Our guides, principally made up of former sulfur miners and porters and therefore very knowledgeable about the crater, will help you descend safely. They will exercise constant vigilance and make sure you are using the protective masks appropriately, providing you with constant help and guidance within this extremely spectacular environment.
At around 5 a.m., watching the sun rise above the largest acid lake in the world will complete this extraordinary adventure. We will take the time to appreciate the surreal scene surrounding us, enjoying the sunrise above the stunning turquoise lake while watching the brave workers carry huge sulfur blocks on their shoulders up to the crater rim!
Around 6-7 a.m., we will descend from this incredible location and head back to the base camp (altitude of 1,900 m). In the light of day, you will be able to appreciate the beautiful trail that led to the caldera of the stratovolcano. Filled with its energy and the morning’s unique impressions, we will gently make our way down the slopes of the volcano and enjoy a breakfast at base camp.
Upon returning, we can guarantee that you will feel physically tired, but that this feeling will quickly pass and give way to the joy of the new memories you will get to cherish for the rest of your life.
Tour rates: EV 3 days on Java
To take part in this adventure, all you need to do is check the dates and the rates, and register for the tour as quickly as possible before spots run out.
As the number of seats is limited, it is recommended that you reserve your spot as early as possible.
|1 participant||US$ 320; €290; RP 4 490 000|
|2 or more participants (per participant)||US$ 280; €250; RP 3 990 000|
The tour package includes
Transportation comfortable car or minibus
Insurance for tourist activity
Entrances fees Bromo & Kawah Ijen
Jeep and driver at Bromo
Professional guide service
Free provision of necessary equipment (lamps, masks, respirators, gloves, and warm clothes)
Accommodation at Bromo and Kawah Ijen.
Based on 2 people maximum sharing (local standard (for solo travelers, 1 pax per room), hot water only at Bromo, towels, and soap are not provided).
Meals and drinks: оrganic, local.
Pre-ordered according to our experience and cant be changed. A vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required.
First day – lunch and dinner.
The Second day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner (picnic).
Third day – Breakfast at Base camp, Lunch.
The tour package excludes
Your own insurance
Food and drinks outside of meals
Tips for guides and drivers.
Private trips, special requests & other questions
Whether you are planning a non-standard trip (in terms of the date, place of pick up or drop off, specific needs or preferences, etc.), you prefer to travel independently and not within a group, or your budget doesn’t allow you to take part in our extraordinary tour, contact us so that we may find an alternative option for you.
*drop off available at Denpasar, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud, Munduk, Pemuteran. For other places, on request.
|1 or 2 persons: 10 990 000rp or 720€ or 790$||3 persons: 15 990 000 rp or 990€ or 1140$|
|4 persons: 19 990 000 rp or 1290€ or 1430$||for more than 4 persons, please send a request|
Altitude temperatures at the top of the volcanoes (2,300 m) can range from +2 to +25 degrees. We therefore highly recommend that you come adequately equipped.
- You will need a pair of sports or hiking shoes and warm clothes (jacket, rainwear, sweatshirt, fleece, beanie, etc.) You will also need to bring some toiletries with you (tissues and toilet paper).
- There will be a variety of local winter hats on sale at the Bromo base camp, available at very low prices.
- Additional items will be provided for free upon request: jackets, lamps, protective masks, scarves, gloves, hats and rainwear.
- Even though you are covered by our tourism insurance, we strongly advise that you be individually insured under personal travel insurance.
- No additional costs; you only need to cover your own personal expenses, food, and drinks outside of meals, and tips for drivers and guides.
- Our company is guided by safety and prevention objectives, and we reserve the right to act at our discretion and in an appropriate manner in the event of unforeseen situations that may arise during the trip. The amounts already paid for the trip cannot be returned.
- In the event of an eruption or risk of eruption, or of any natural reason "outside our control", the decisions taken by the members or the management of the company will not be able in any case to generate a refund of the sums committed, the company cannot be responsible for these events.
- All routing information is given as an indication and can be modified without notice depending on the circumstances, weather conditions, local availability and any needs for change.
The consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited during the trip.
By signing up for this tour, you are accepting (or even seeking) to be taken out of your “comfort zone”, an inevitable part of any trip to Java.
For children under the age of 14, our guides will decide, depending on volcanic and weather conditions, whether they are allowed to descend into the crater. (However, the access to the top of the volcano is unregulated.)
Meeting point and departure
Surabaya airport Terminal 2
Restaurant Soto Bangkalan
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda, Segoro Tambak, Sedati, Kabupaten Sidoarjo.
Meeting time Day 1: 6 pm (18h00)
Arrival time Day 3: around 3 pm ( 15h00)
At railway station Gubeng
Jl. Gubeng Masjid No.5, Airlangga, Kec. Gubeng, Kota SBY, Jawa
Meeting time Day 1: +/- 6.30 pm (18h30)
Arrival time Day 3: around 3 pm ( 15h00)
Please indicate your preference when filling out the registration and reservation form.