Malang is a fine colonial city in East Java and a gate to Java's most famous volcano. Temples, tea plantation, coffee plantation, village and city life. It is a complete tour to get to know more of this part of Indonesia.

Sulphur miners walking up and down the crater rim - East Java, Indonesia



Day 01

Train ride
Cooking class
Muslim orphanage

Guided city tour Malang

Day 02

Temple Singgosari
Tea plantation Wonosari
Tenggerese people

Day 03

Mt. Pananjakan
Sunrise over Mt. Bromo
Black Sea of Sand
Crater of Mt. Bromo
Temple Poten Luhur
Pasir Putih beach
Sempol village
Ijen Plateau
Sulphuric hotspring
Coffee factory
Coffee plantation

Day 04

Ijen crater lake
Sulphur miners
Sulphur factory in Licin village

Day 01. Jakarta - flight to Surabaya or Malang - Cemara Lawang

A morning flight, or a flight around noon, will bring you in approximately one hour and twenty minutes to Surabaya or Malang. Here the crew will be waiting for you. We leave immediately to Cemara Lawang, a village with beautiful views over Mt. Bromo and its surroundings. If you arrive early enough, you will have time to explore the area and get to know its people; the Tenggerese. You can spend the night in a hotel overlooking the volcano Bromo and its landscape.

Day 02. Bromo sunrise tour - Ijen Plateau

You will be waken up at 03.00 o'clock in the morning and have a cup of coffee or tea before we leave for Pananjakan. That is the highest viewpoint in the area. Sunrises can be marvelous there. Whether you are able to see the sunrise depends on the weather conditions. After sunrise, we will descend to the Sea of Sand, from where you start walking the Mt. Bromo to see its crater. Once back at the car, we bring you back to the hotel to have breakfast. After that we continue our trip and drive in around 4 hours to the beach Pasir Putih. Here you can have lunch (not included) at a beach side restaurant or just stretch your legs. Then it is another 3 hours drive before we arrive at the Ijen Plateau. Here you spend the night. If you wish the spend the night in the high class hotel Ijen Resort and Villas, we will drive via Banyuwangi. Depending on the time of arrival, you can explore the surroundings or spend some leisure time in the hotel.

Day 03. Ijen trekking - Ketapang/Bali

At 05.00 o'clock in the morning you can have breakfast with coffee or tea. Then we depart to Paltuding. Paltuding is the point from where you start your walk to Ijen's crater. It takes about an hour to an hour and a half to trek the 3 kilometers to the top. Once at the edge of the crater you enjoy a scenic panorama and walk around the ever inspiring terrain. Besides, you can see a lot of sulphur miners with a load of around 80 kilograms on their shoulders. They walk several times up and down the rim to collect sulphur, before they descend to the sulphur weighing area near the parking lot. After you enjoyed the Ijen crater lake, there is still time to visit the sulphur factory where sulphur is purified and packed in the village Licin. Hereafter we drive you to the harbour, to catch the ferry to Bali. But, if you wish, we can also drop you somewhere in Bali.
Estimated time of arrival in Ketapang (ferry): around 12.00 noon
Estimated time of arrival in Bali around 17.00

Price per person in IDR for the tour Jakarta - Surabaya/Malang - Bromo - Ijen - Ketapang - 3D / 2N

These prices are valid for the year 2016. We don't organize tours at the end of the Muslim fasting month (Hari Raya) and during new years eve, because of traffic jams.

Table 1. Price per person in IDR

Hotels Cemara Lawang:

Hotels Ijen Plateau:

Cafe Lava/Bromo Permai


Lava View


Cafe Lava/Bromo Permai

Palm Bondowoso
Standard ac

Cafe Lava

Ketapang Indah
New Superior

Java Banana
Deluxe A

Ijen Resort

2 people 3,750,000 3,860,000 3,725,000 3,825,000 5,100,000
3-4 people 3,165,000 3,325,000 3,125,000 3,240,000 4,660,000
5-6 people 2,700,000 2,840,000 2,670,000 2,765,000 4,050,000
7-9 people 2,475,000 2,600,000 2,450,000 2,540,000 3,865,000
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Note 1: Low season discount: January 10th until the end of March, 10% - High season sur-charge: July and August, 10%
Note 2: If you wish, we can drop you somewhere in Bali - not included in the price

Price includes: flight from Jakarta to Surabaya or Malang, private car and 4WD including gasoline and park fees, friendly driver who speaks a little English (and guide if more than 4 people), 2 nights accommodation in a twin/double bedroom, tours and entrance fees to all objects as listed in the itinerary, ferry to Bali, meals: 2x breakfast, mineral water and seasonal fruit
Price does not include: travel insurance, personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
Tipping our driver and guide will be appreciated