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.

Coffee breeding in Sempol village - Ijen Plateau, East Java, Indonesia

 

Highlights


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
Waterfall
Coffee factory
Coffee plantation
 


Day 04

Ijen crater lake
Sulphur miners
Sulphur factory in Licin village


Day 01. Yogyakarta - Malang by train

Express Executive Bima train (departs at 23.51) will arrive around 8 o'clock in the morning in Malang. It will be - officially - a seven to eight hours ride. Once in Malang a becak will bring you to Kampong Tourist. Have a refreshing welcome drink and you might want to refresh yourself as well before you take up the next part of your program. You can choose, either do a guided city tour on foot and get some experience in the Indonesian local kitchen (cooking class) or experience something new in an Muslim orphanage in a small village near Malang.

Day 02. Malang - Singgosari - Tea plantation Wonosari - Bromo

Around 11 am the car will be waiting for you. Via the famous temple Singgosari and the refreshing tea plantation Wonosari in Lawang, you will arrive in the afternoon in Cemara Lawang. You will have time to explore the surroundings or just enjoy your hotel.

Day 03. Bromo sunrise - Ijen

You will be waken up early in the morning, to go to the viewpoint at Mt. Pananjakan, the highest viewpoint in the area. You can have a cup of coffee or tea in a local cafe before sunrise. Sunrises can be marvelous. 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 to Mt. Bromo to see its crater. When you have seen what you like, we go back to the hotel to have breakfast. Then it is time to depart. It takes around 4 hours to reach the well known beach Pasir Putih Beach. You can enjoy a barbecued fish for lunch (not included), or just stretch your legs. Then it is another 3 hours drive before we arrive at the Ijen Plateau to spend the night. Depending on the time of arrival, you can explore the surroundings or spend some leisure time in the hotel.

Day 04. Ijen trekking - Ketapang/Bali

At 05.00 o'clock in the morning you can have breakfast with coffee or tea, after which you 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. 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 harbor, 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 Yogyakarta - Malang - Bromo - Ijen - Ketapang - 4D / 3N

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 Malang:


Hotels Cemara Lawang:

Hotels Ijen Plateau:

Kampong Tourist
Gazebo

Cafe Lava/Bromo Permai
Superior

Catimor/Arabica
Superior

Kampong Tourist
Gazebo

Lava View
Bungalow

Catimor/Arabica
Superior

Kampong Tourist
Gazebo

Cafe Lava/Bromo Permai
Superior

Palm Bondowoso
Standard ac

Kampong Tourist
Gazebo

Cafe Lava
Superior

Ketapang Indah
New Superior

Kampong Tourist
Gazebo

Java Banana
Deluxe A

Ijen Resort
Superior

2 people 3,850,000 3,960,000 3,825,000 3,925,000 5,200,000
3-4 people 3,265,000 3,425,000 3,225,000 3,340,000 4,760,000
5-6 people 2,800,000 2,940,000 2,770,000 2,865,000 4,150,000
7-9 people 2,575,000 2,700,000 2,550,000 2,640,000 3,965,000
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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: On the first day you will be picked up by becak at the train station in Malang, city tour (on foot) and a cooking class or a visit to the orphanage in Jabung. On the second and third day a private car and 4WD including gasoline and park fees, friendly driver who speaks a little English (and guide if more than 4 people), 3 nights accommodation in a twin/double bedroom, tours and entrance fees to all objects as listed in the itinerary, ferry to Bali, meals: 3x 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