Mt Bromo and Ijen Adventure
In East Java, Indonesia lies Kawah Ijen volcano, 2,600 meters tall (8,660ft), topped with a large caldera and a 200-meter-deep lake of sulfuric acid. The quietly active volcano emits gases through fumaroles inside the crater, and local miners have tapped those gases to earn a living. Stone and ceramic pipes cap the fumaroles, and inside, the sulfur condenses into a molten red liquid, dripping back down and solidifying into pure sulfur. Miners hack chunks off with steel bars, braving extremely dangerous gases and liquids with minimal protection, then load up as much as they can carry for the several kilometers to the weighing station. Loads can weigh from 45 to 90kg (100 - 200 lbs), and a single miner might make as many as two or three trips in a day. At the end of a long day, miners take home approximately Rp50,000 ($6.00 US). The sulfur is then used for vulcanizing rubber, bleaching sugar and other industrial processes nearby.
Mount Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 metres it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known and the last eruption on January 28, 2011.It sits in the middle of a vast plain called the Sand Sea (Indonesian is Lautan Pasir), a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,270 meters) (Indonesian: Gunung Penanjakan). The best views from Mount Bromo to the Sand Sea below and the surrounding volcanoes are at sunrise. The view point on Mount Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours, there find the beautiful caldera and sulfur come out through the mount.
- Duration: 4 days / 3 Nights
- White Water Rafting, Mt Bromo & Mt.Ijen VolcanoTours
- Type of accommodation : Hotels
- Type of transportation: Private Mini BUs.
- Start / Finish: Bali airport.
- Grade of difficulty : Moderate(some walking required)
Day 1: Sumatra or Borneo - Surabaya Airport & Bromo Hotel.
Today you leave your Orangutan tour and fly to Surabaya with Batavia Air where you continue with you overland trip via Ijen Crater. Do the 4 wheel drive trip back including white water rafting, Mt.Bromo & Ijen volcanoes. Upon arrival in Juanda Surabaya Airport, we will pick you up then directly transfer to Bromos accommodation. (B)
Day 2: Bromo - Mount Penanjakan - Rafting - Bromo Hotel.
Today an early morning call about 3am, leave hotel after enjoying a hot coffee / tea and then off to Penanjakan Hill with our Jeep to enjoy the glorious sunrise and the amazing Tengger mountain. To reach Bromo, we will walk down to what is known as the sea of sand for a closer look at the mountain. Back to hotel at 7am, breakfast, then drive for 2 hours to Condong village on the eastern side of Probolinggo which is where the river rafting will be.Here we will raft for 3 hours. Lunch and back to hotel. (B)
Day 3: Bromo Volcano - Mt Penanjakan - Ijen Crater. Wake early 3am (again) for a trek to Mount Penanjakan to watch the sunrise, just spectacular.We will then trek around Bromo and be back at hotel around 11am. Lunch, then drive to Ijen crater volcano. Ijens dual lake with its wonderful colours make this a fascinating place few visit. We will drive to Ijen via Probolinggo, Situbondo, Bondowoso. Arrive at Sempol village at 17.00. Overnight at Arabika or Katimur Hotel. (B)
Day 4: Ijen Crater - Bali Hotel.
Wake up call at 4.30, check out hotel at 5, breakfast take away...drive you to Paltuding post to the slope of Mount ijen, Passing through the Village it takes 20 minutes. Arrived at Post Paltuding, car parking. getting permit at the park ranger's Post before continuing Hiking to the top of its slope. About 1,5 hours is needed to ascend the Rim of the Crater along a shady track with a Wonderful View. Enjoy the Morning air with its beautiful Panoramic. The Sulfuric lake reflectseery color over the surrounding walls to give an apocalypse like impression. The view is stunning, the local people seeking sulfur descend into the crater and climb back along the dangerous rim with loads of up to 70 KG on their shoulders. We then leave the crater, drive to Ketapang harbor, then cross by ferry to bali. From there we transfer you to you hotel on the south east corner of the island. (B,L)
$890 Twin Share ex Surabaya (minimum 2 persons)
- Private AC transport during tour with driver & petrol
- Transfer in/out from/to Juanda Airport
- English speaking guide
- Accommodation at specified hotel/guest house (twin/triple share)
- Mineral water
- Permit and Entrance fee
- Trekking fees
- 4WD jeep fro early mornning Bromo & Penanjakan tour
- Entrance, parking and highway fees
- Some meals
- Tips and Extra drink (e.g Beer)
- Other personal expenses
- Jakarta hotel
- Please bring camera, shoes, sun block/lotion, swim suit.
- The trip itinerary schedule is very much dependent on weather conditions along with volcano activity and may make changes accordingly.