East Java Tour | The 5-Day 4 Night East Java Tour, You’ll watch the sunrise over Bromo National park, climb into the ijen volcano in the dark to see the electrical blue flames, and visit Tumpak Sewu waterfall. You can find the itinerary and more information about the package in the table below.
Day 1 Pick-Up Service
- Pick-up service in Surabaya or Malang
- Drive to Pronojiwo village
- Free Time or visit Tumpak Sewu waterfall from above
Day 2 Explore Tumpak Sewu waterfall and drive to the Bromo area
- 00 am explore Tumpak Sewu Waterfall
- 00 am drive to hotel in cemara Lawang | Bromo area
- Check-in hotel and free time
Day 3 Explore mount Bromo and drive to Banyuwangi city
- 30 am start the tour to see the sunrise in mount Bromo
- 00 am explore Mount Bromo
- 00 am back to the hotel, breakfast packing then drive to Banyuwangi
- Check-in hotel and free time
Day 4 Explore Blue fire Kawah Ijen
- 30 am drive to Kawah Ijen trekking Pos
- 00 am start hiking to see Blue Fire
- 30 am Explore Blue fire Kawah Ijen ( Blue fire, acid lake, Sunrise )
- 00 am back to packing
- 00 am Back to Hotel and free time
- 00 pm visit Djawatan forest
- 00 pm Back to Banyuwangi city
- 00 pm Culinary optional
- 00 pm Back to Hotel and free time
Day 5 Drive to Surabaya
- 00 am drive to Surabaya
- 00 am arrive in Surabaya
- Program finish
Mount Bromo | East Java Tour
This national park is named after its two mountains, Mount Semeru (the highest in Java at 3,676m), Mount Bromo (the most popular), and the Tengger people who inhabit the area.
Mount Semeru also known as Mahameru (“Great Mountain”), is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. What stands out most about this mountain is the fact that it erupts periodically (and very reliably). Every 20min or so, the volcano belches out a huge cloud of steam and smoke, sometimes interspersed with ash and stones.
Climbing Mount Semeru requires some planning and a permit from the national park authority. The mountain is often closed due to its highly active nature.
Mount Bromo (2,329m) is easily recognized as the entire top has been blown off and the crater inside constantly belches white sulfurous smoke. It sits inside the massive Tengger caldera. with a diameter of approximately 10km, surrounded by the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) of fine volcanic sand. The overall effect is unsettlingly unearthly, especially when compared to the lush green valleys all around the caldera.
The major access point is Cemoro Lawang (also Cemara Lawang or Cemora Lawang – blame the East Javanese accent!) at the northeastern edge of the caldera, but there are also trails from Tosari (northwest) and Ngadas (southwest).
The village of Ngadisari, on the road from Probolinggo about 5.5km before Cemoro Lawang, marks the entrance to the national park. Both Cemoro Lawang and Ngadisari are rather picturesque, with brightly-painted houses and flower beds outside.
Get around | East Java Tour
From the village of Cemoro Lawang, you can easily hike up Mount Bromo and Mount Penanjakan and the best time to do this is pre-dawn or later in the afternoon if you wish to avoid the hundreds of people on pre-arranged tours. Villagers offer horseback rides to the top of Mount Bromo and you can also hire a jeep to take you around the area (about Rp 350,000 for one jeep ride in the caldera).
Walking to the Bromo crater from Cemoro Lawang takes only 45 minutes: a path immediately to the right of Cemoro Indah Hotel will lead down to the Sea of Sand. There is no ticket checkpoint.
Information on getting to the viewpoints without a vehicle is presented in the following sections.
Stay healthy | East Java Tour
Temperatures on Mount Bromo are refreshingly cool during the day (although sunburn is still a real danger), but outright cold at night, as temperatures can drop to zero in the dry season and are rarely much above 5°C in the wet season. Some of the cheaper places to stay may not provide adequate blankets or heating, so come prepared.
If needed, you can rent jackets and hats at Cemoro Lawang and at the Penanjakan viewpoint for about IDR20,000. Hats and gloves are important if you wish to survive in the cold especially early in the morning, face masks would keep the dust away if the crowd gets big around the crater.
There are cases of malaria each year in the lower foothills of the park and any visitor planning a long stay or to camp in this area should take necessary precautions. This is not though a problem for those visiting Mount Bromo or the high plateau only.
The “path” at the top of the steps up to Mount Bromo is only about 1 meter wide and in places, the drop into the crater is sheer and considerable. Be careful, make sure you have a flashlight for any pre-dawn climb, and always have your wits about you. The steps can be covered with crater dust and it’s possible to slip while climbing. Be wary.
Bromo is an active volcano, and Semeru is a very active volcano. In June 2004, two tourists were killed at Bromo by rocks flung from a sudden explosion. The Smithsonian Institute’s Volcanic Activity Report keeps an eye on both and is worth checking.
It gets very cold up on the high tops at night, probably colder than anywhere in Indonesia outside of the glacial highlands of Papua. Be suitably prepared for nighttime temperatures not far above zero.
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