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From Surabaya or Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip

1. From Surabaya or Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip

The trip will start around midnight as your guide will pick you up directly from your desired pick up location. Feel free to take a nap in the car as you drive towards Mount Bromo. From there, you will continue the journey in a 4WD Jeep, going through a bumpy road to get to Mount Penanjakan. Accompanied by a sip of coffee to warm the night while waiting for the sun to emerge from its hideout. Your guide will keep you entertained so expect great stories about the history of the region and interesting information about the features of the landscape, all with a great sense of humor. Nothing could describe once you witness the astonishing Sunrise at the top of Mount Penanjakan summit and revealed the hidden landscape of Mount Bromo surrounding. Your guide will act as your personal photographer for the day and help you to get some great insta-worthy shots in the unrivaled Mount Bromo Landscape. A truly sight to behold Driving down the hill, you will pass the vast sea of sand, resulting from the eruption of Mount Bromo, in a 30 minute-easy track all the way to the peak. From the crater rim, you can see the active Bromo crater, caldera and the mountainous views of Mount Batok and the highest mountain on Java Island, Mount Semeru. Also, you can find the Hindu temple reflecting the Majapahit Kingdom's history. To complete the day, you will be driven to the best Lava view restaurant and have yourself a delicious buffet-breakfast before returning to Surabaya or Malang

From Surabaya : Bromo Ijen Tour 3 day 2 Night

2. From Surabaya : Bromo Ijen Tour 3 day 2 Night

let's explore the beauty of Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater in East Java. This trip start from the Surabaya city, it's located between Yogyakarta and Bali. While heading to Bali, you can simultaneously visit these 2 beautiful places. pick-up can be done at train stations, airport or hotels in the city of Surabaya. Itineraries: First day, we will go to the hotel on the slopes of Bromo, then stay one night there, you can also have dinner in hotel restaurant. Second day, arround 02.30 AM, we will take a Jeep to see the sunrise on Penanjakan hill, after that we will go straight to Bromo crater also by Jeep. After breakfast at the hotel, we will head towards Ijen hotel, the journey takes about 4 hours to arrive at the Ijen slope hotel. then we take a break for recharge energy. the third day we will climb Mount Ijen, the trip takes about 1.5 hours of travel, from the basecamp to the top of the mountain. If it's allowed by Ijen ranger, we can see the bluefire of the Ijen crater. After that, we go down to the basecamp again, continue with breakfast at a local cafe, then continue the journey to Surabaya airport or drop off to the port of Ketapang Banyuwangi to continue to the island of Bali. End of trip.

From Bali: 24-Hour Trip to Ijen Crater & Javanese Breakfast

3. From Bali: 24-Hour Trip to Ijen Crater & Javanese Breakfast

A professional guide will lead your trip. The guide's passion and knowledge of the terrain will give you access to the best views and most spectacular sights as well as inform you about the geography and history of the volcano. Depart from Bali at 1:00 PM to begin your journey to the active volcano of Kawah Ijen in East Java. You will arrive in the early evening and enjoy a local dinner and a rest in your room. You will climb to the rim of the 2370-meter volcano, before descending to the crater floor. This is the only place where you can see the ethereal blue sulfur fires and watch the Javanese workers harvesting sulfur. As dawn breaks and the light changes, your dramatic surroundings will reveal themselves from your position beside the largest acid lake in the world. Before returning to Bali, you will stop to enjoy a hearty home-cooked Javanese breakfast. Please come along for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your professional guides and careful planning will assure you have a safe and memorable trip to the heart of Kawah Ijen.

Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

4. Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

Explore the island of Java by visiting the famous volcanoes on the island of Java, Bromo and Ijen. Depart from Yogyakarta by private mini van/van, accompanied by an experienced English-speaking tour manager. And explore Mount Bromo using a 4x4 vehicle to see the sunrise, and climb the crater rim. Then head to Ijen to see the famous blue fire. And watch the sunrise from the crater rim with a charming turquoise lake. The tour will end at Ketapang Ferry Terminal, Banyuwangi, and you can continue your journey to Bali. Day 1 You will be picked up and heading directly to your accommodation in Bromo. Day 2 Picked up by a 4x4 vehicle and head to the sunrise point, enjoy the sunrise and head to sand area for a photo session with the background of the Widodaren hill, then hiking to bromo begins towards the crater rim. Then return back to accommodation for breakfast and continue the journey to Ijen. Day 3 Hiking to ijen starts at 2 am, and hiking for 2 hours to the blue fire point. Then back to the crater rim to see the sunrise. then back to starting point and continue driving to get to the ferry terminal. You will be at Ferry terminal at 9am apprx.

Surabaya / Malang: Tumpak Sewu, Bromo, and Ijen 3 days tour

5. Surabaya / Malang: Tumpak Sewu, Bromo, and Ijen 3 days tour

Day 1. We will pick all tour participant from any place 06.30 - 07.00 Pick up the participant in the meeting point. 07.00 - 09.30 Go to Tumpak Sewu Waterfalls. 09.30 - 14.30 Visiting the waterfall 14.30 - 15.00 Take a rest 15.00 - 20.00 Go to Cemoro Lawang (Mount Bromo) 20.00 - 02.00 Check in, take a rest. Note: Pickup service in Surabaya start at 06.30 with additional charge +600.000 rupiah/group including fuel and toll road fee. Day 2. 02.00 - 02.30 Morning call 02.30 - 03.00 Go to Penanjakan sunrise view point. 03.00 - 06.00 Enjoy the sunrise 06.00 - 07.30 Go to Bukit Cinta (Love hill), Widodaren (Dinosaur valley). 07.30 - 09.30 Hiking to the crater and temple, jeep will be parked in the parking lot. 09.30 - 10.30 Back to hotel, shower, check out. 10.30 - 17.00 Go to Paltuding, stop in Sukapura for lunch. 17.00 - 17.30 Estimated arrival time in Paltuding, check-in. 17.30 - 00.30 Take a rest Day 3. 00.30 - 01.00 Morning call, preparation to climb the mountain. 01.00 - 03.00 Hiking, catching the blue fire. 03.00 - 06.00 Enjoy the view! 06.00 - 07.00 Back to Paltuding (start point). 07.00 - 07.30 Breakfast in homestay. 07.30 - 10.00 Rest 10.00 - 11.00 Check-out, estimated time of arrival in Ketapang Port, Banyuwangi (end trip). 10.00 - 17.00 Check-out, estimated time of arrival in Malang (end trip). 10.00 - 18.30 Check-out, estimated time of arrival in Surabaya (end trip) with additional fee +600.000 rupiah/group (one way) incuding fuel and toll road fee.

From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

6. From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

Start your tour with pickup from either Bali or Banyuwangi and take in the beautiful sunrise over Ijen Crater. For those traveling from Bali, start your tour in the evening by making your way to Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi. Once you have arrived at Ketapang Port, relax at the lounge before getting picked up by your team and continue to Ijen Volcano. For those traveling from Banyuwangi, enjoy pickup from your accommodations at 12:30 AM and travel to Ijen Volcano to start your hike. Take in the scenery during your 1.5-2-hour hike to the Ijen Crater viewpoint and admire the views from the top. If you are lucky, you can see the volcano's mystical blue fire (but not guarantee), which is a truly unique experience. Catch the sunrise over the largest acid lake on Java Island and appreciate the local miners carrying sulfur rock as part of their daily life to provide for their families. After exploring the volcano, trek down and back to the parking lot. For those staying in Banyuwangi, you will return to your hotel around 9:00 AM. Those traveling back to Bali will return to their accommodations in the afternoon.

From Malang: Ultimate Mount Bromo National Park Sunrise Tour

7. From Malang: Ultimate Mount Bromo National Park Sunrise Tour

Explore the wonders of Mount Bromo on a sunrise tour from Malang. Climb to a viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan to experience the sunrise while surrounded by stunning beauty in an incredible setting. Breakfast and entry to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park are included in your trip. Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, which covers a massive area of 800 square kilometers. At 2,392 meters tall, Mount Bromo may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, but it doesn't disappoint with its sweeping views and dramatic landscapes. From a vantage point on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 meters above sea level), experience what travelers from around the world come to see. Listen to the clicks of cameras as people try to capture the scene of the sunrise with Mount Bromo in the foreground and Mount Semeru smoking in the distance.

Indonesia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

8. Indonesia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Indonesia hassle-free with a flexible eSIM Data Plan. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage across Indonesia. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage. Simply scan your QR code to access all your essential apps and websites on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with only one eSIM needed per device. Top up by buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: Indonesia: Excelcom(XL Axiata) The rest of the countries are available in the voucher info on your GYG App after purchase.

From Banyuwangi: Day Trip to Ijen Volcano with Guided Trek

9. From Banyuwangi: Day Trip to Ijen Volcano with Guided Trek

Discover the mesmerizing Ijen Crater on this thrilling tour that takes you on an adventure to witness the stunning blue flames at night. Our tour offers pickup and drop-off options from Banyuwangi Train Station, Ferry Terminal, or Hotel, making it convenient and hassle-free for you. As you trek up to the crater, you'll be greeted by the breathtaking turquoise acid lake, the largest acidic crater lake in the world. And at night, witness the mesmerizing blue flames that can be seen at the base of the crater, created by the combustion of sulfuric gases that emerge from the vents. This rare natural phenomenon is an unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss. The tour also includes a chance to watch the stunning sunrise views from the top of the crater, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you in awe. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and provide you with all the necessary information about the area's unique flora and fauna. You'll also get to learn about the local culture and traditions of the area. After exploring the Ijen Crater, sit back and relax as we take you back to your hotel, ferry terminal, or train station. Enjoy the scenic journey back to Banyuwangi and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Trip

10. From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Trip

Following pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Surabaya at 00.15 AM, travel to Mt Bromo for about 3 hours. Upon your arrival at Cemoro Lawang - the meeting point for the sunrise attraction - climb aboard a 4WD vehicle to start the adventure. Drive along a bumpy road to the sunrise viewpoint called Penanjakan. Walk for about 10 minutes from the parking area to the sunrise viewpoint and witness the magical Bromo sunrise view. After the sunrise is over, return to the parking area and travel to the sea of sand. Hike for 30 minutes to the peak of Mt Bromo. Take in the views of the crater, a temple, caldera and surrounding mountains including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. After you have finished exploring Mt Bromo, enjoy a breakfast at a local restaurant. Choose the optional drie to Madakaripura waterfall, before journeying back to Surabaya city.

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I booked the 3-day tour from Surabaya and we visited Mt. Bromo, Tumpak Sewu Falls and Kwah Ijen. First we visited Tumpak Sewu Falls. It was a great experience but be prepared that you will be completely wet at the end of the tour as you will climb and walk in the water and under the falls (have another set of clothes with you to change after the tour). Our driver Bagus then took us closer to Mt. Bromo where we stayed for the first night. During the three days Bagus told us a lot about Indonesia and its culture and I must say he was a great driver and guide. For Mt. Bromo sunrise we departed in the middle of the night from our hotel. The weather was misty and rainy at times but we still managed to see the sunrise. On the other hand, we did see blue fire in Kwah Ijen but since there was fog all around us we did not see the lake from the top of Ijen as it was a rainy season - if you can choose then take this tour in a dry season. Overall it was a great tour.

The tour was excellent organized and the driver was very kind and friendly and made sure that although the weather was not so pleasant that it was a remarkable experience. I got a chance to see mount bromo and the driver was speaking perfectly English which made me feel very comfortable and safe during the whole trip. I kind highly recommend this tour. It was really a beautiful and remarkable experience.

The trip is quite demanding in terms of travel. Lots of long distance travel. Especially taxing considering we have 3 early rises. The hotel is Jakarta is definitely a bit small considering it is for 2 days. The rest of the hotel arrangements are fine. Prambanan should definitely be included in this tour. Tipping information should have been included for clarity and benefits to the travellers.

It was easy to install, just needed to scan the QRcode from the ticket. It worked well most of the time, with a good connection. Very good-value pricing.

great tour, took away all the trouble of planning away from us Wich was much needed