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.

Sulphur miners at the Ijen crater lake - Ijen Plateau, East Java, Indonesia




Day 01

Palace Mangkunegaran in Solo
Antique market in Solo

Day 02

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

Day 03

Ijen crater lake
Sulphur miners
Sulphur factory in Licin village

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