Mt. Kelud is worlds's youngest volcano. Enjoy your luxurious hotel in Blitar, a real treatment. Then head of to the volcanoes Bromo and Ijen.
Palace Mangkunegaran in Solo
Ijen crater lake
Day 01. Yogyakarta - Solo - Blitar
After breakfast at your hotel in Yogyakarta, you will be picked up at about seven o'clock in the morning. To stretch your legs, we stop in Solo to visit the palace Mangkunegaran and the antique market. Once satisfied, we continue to Blitar, a city at the foot of Mt. Kelud. On route, lunch will be served in a local restaurant (not included). In Blitar you will spend the night in the luxurious - a real treatment - hotel Tugu.
Day 02. Mt. Kelud - Penataran temple - Cemara Lawang
After breakfast you depart to Mt. Kelud. In 2007, this mountain was only 1113 meter high and held a crater lake. Nowadays, its height is 1791 meter high. There is a tunnel of about 100 meters that the Japanese constructed to reach the top of the mountain easier. After you have seen the mountain, we continue to the temple complex Penataran. The main temple dates back to 1347 and was built in the flourishing days of the Majapahit kingdom. The reliefs tell the story of Ramayana. If time is sufficient you could also visit the grave of Indonesian's first president Sukarno, which is like a pilgrimage. Then if definitely is time to continue to Cemara Lawang. You can spend the night in a hotel overlooking the volcano Bromo and it's landscape.
Day 03. 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 Pasir Putih Beach to have lunch (not included) at a beach side restaurant. Then it is another 3 hours drive before we arrive at the Ijen Plateau. Here we will 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 04. 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. 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 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 Ijen Plateau:
Cafe Lava/Bromo Permai
Cafe Lava/Bromo Permai
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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: 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