Visit the special spots in Solo on your way to Mt. Bromo. Catch a marvelous sunrise before descending in an ancient volcano. Ijen crater lake might show you some splendid blue fire before heading to Bali.
Palace Mangkunegaran in Solo
Ijen crater lake
Day 01. Yogyakarta via Solo to Mount Bromo, Cemara Lawang
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 the long drive to Mt. Bromo. It will be a 10 to 11 hours drive. On route, lunch will be served in a local restaurant (not included). You can spend the night in a hotel with a view over Mt. Bromo and it's impressive landscapes.
Day 02. Bromo sunrise - Ijen
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 at a beach side restaurant (not included). 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 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. 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 - Solo - Bromo - Ijen - drop 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:
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 bit English (and guide if more than 3 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