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Mount Bromo & Ijen Tour (3D/2N) – VIP Package

Overview

This is our 3D2N VIP package to visit Madakaripura Waterfall, Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen. Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen are the two most popular natural attractions in East Java, Indonesia. You will get to experience a magnificent sunrise at Mount Bromo as well as capture the famous blue fire of Mount Ijen.

You will be accompanied by our experienced English-speaking tour guide/driver and comfortable private transport throughout the whole journey. This itinerary is flexible so you can choose to customise it accordingly. Simply tell us know which attraction you wish to include or remove, and we will do our best to tailor to your request.  

The itinerary for this 3D2N package is more compact than our 4D3N package. If you don’t require an additional free and easy day at Banyuwangi (near Mount Ijen), this is the recommended package for you. Otherwise, our Mount Bromo & Ijen Tour (4D3N) – VIP Package will be more suitable for those who prefer to have enough rest before the strenuous Mount Ijen hike. 

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Itinerary

Itinerary A: Start with Bromo

Surabaya – Mount Bromo – Mount Ijen – Surabaya/Bali

Day 1: Surabaya – Madakaripura Waterfall

  • Pick up from Surabaya Airport at your arrival time (any morning flight before 10am is highly recommended). If you are already in Surabaya, we will pick you up from your hotel at 9am.
  • Travel 3 hours to Madakaripura Waterfall.
  • Explore Madakaripura Waterfall.
  • Travel 1 hour and check into Bromo Terrace Hotel & Resto. You will stay here for 1 night (we will use another hotel of the same standard if this is not available). 
  • You can top up an additional SGD 50/pax for the Milky Way tour. We will pick you up at around 10pm instead of 2am. You will head to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park to see the Milky Way first, and stay there until sunrise. (Kindly note that the best time to see the milky way is during the NEW moon period.)

Day 2: Mount Bromo Sunrise – Bondowoso (Ijen Area)

  • Pick up from Bromo Terrace Hotel at 2am for Mount Bromo Sunrise.
  • Travel 1 hour via a private 4WD jeep to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
  • Have a light meal at a nearby shop before hiking.
  • Hike for 10–15 minutes to reach the sunrise viewpoint.
  • Watch the spectacular sunrise (There are 4 other viewpoints nearby. Our guide will bring you to the viewpoint that is less crowded – all have similar views).
  • Return to the 4WD jeep after sunrise and travel 30 minutes to the Sea of Sand.
  • Cross the Sea of Sand to reach the rim of Bromo Crater. You can walk 30–45 minutes or ride on a horse (optional, horse-riding fee is not included).
  • Climb 250 flight of stairs for 10–15 minutes to reach the rim of Bromo Crater.
  • Return to Cemoro Lawang at around 8–9am and transfer back to a private car.
  • Return back to the hotel to freshen up and enjoy breakfast. You’ll check out by 12pm. 
  • Travel 4–5 hours to Bondowonso (Ijen area).
  • Check into Grand Padis Hotel. You will stay here for 1 night (we will use another hotel of the same standard if this is not available). 

Day 3: Mount Ijen Hike – Surabaya / Bali

  • Pick up and check out from the hotel at 12am.
  • Travel 2 hours to Paltuding area. (We will pick you up at 2am if the blue fire is closed)
  • Hike for 23 hours to the summit of Mount Ijen.
  • At the peak, we will be able to see the famous Blue Fire of Ijen. (The Blue Fire is highly dependent on weather. As with other natural phenomena, do note that this sighting is not guaranteed).
  • Finish hiking at Mount Ijen by 89 am.
  • Travel 6–7 hours back to Surabaya City.
  • Drop off at your hotel in Surabaya / Juanda International Airport / Surabaya Train Station 1 hour before your train departs or 2 hours before your flight departs. 
  • You can top up an additional SGD 100/pax if you wish to drop off at Bali. This will be the route: Return back to hotel after the hike, have breakfast and check out after hiking at Mount Ijen. Take a 1 hour ferry from Ketapang Port (Banyuwangi) to Gilimanuk Port (Bali). Drop off to your hotel in Bali via private car. This cost is inclusive of ferry ticket and the transport.

Our tour ends here.

Exact timings and sequence are subjected to changes depending on the conditions of the day. Our guide will discuss with you should there be any changes. However, we do intend to stick to the above itinerary as much as possible.

Itinerary B: Start with Ijen

Surabaya/Bali – Mount Ijen – Mount Bromo – Surabaya

Day 1: Surabaya/Bali - Mount Ijen Area

  • Pick up from your Surabaya Airport at your arrival time (best before 10am). If you are already in Surabaya, we will pick you up from your hotel at 9am.
  • Travel 6–7 hours to Bondowonso (Ijen area).
  • Check into Grand Padis Hotel. You will stay here for 1 night (we will use another hotel of the same standard if this is not available). 
  • You can top up an additional SGD 100/pax if you wish to be picked up from Bali. This will be the route: Pick up from your hotel in Bali at 9am. Drive 4–5 hours to Gilimanuk Port (Bali). Take a 1 hour ferry to Ketapang Port (Banyuwangi). Drop off at Grand Padis Hotel. The cost is inclusive of ferry ticket and the transport.

Day 2: Mount Ijen Hike - Mount Bromo Area

  • Pick up and check out from the hotel at 12am. Travel 2 hours to Paltuding area. (We will pick you up at 2am if the blue fire is closed)
  • Hike for 23 hours to the summit of Mount Ijen.
  • At the peak, we will be able to see the famous Blue Fire of Ijen. (The Blue Fire is highly dependent on weather. As with other natural phenomena, do note that this sighting is not guaranteed).
  • Finish hiking at Mount Ijen by 89 am.
  • Travel 6 hours to Madakaripura Waterfall.
  • Explore Madakaripura Waterfall.
  • Travel 1 hour and check into Bromo Terrace Hotel & Resto. You will stay here for 1 night (we will use another hotel of the same standard if this is not available). 
  • You can top up an additional SGD 50/pax for the Milky Way tour. We will pick you up at around 10pm instead of 2am. You will head to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park to see the Milky Way first, and stay there until sunrise. (Kindly note that the best time to see the milky way is during the NEW moon period.)

Day 3: Mount Bromo Sunrise - Surabaya

  • Pick up from Bromo Terrace Hotel at 2am for Mount Bromo Sunrise.
  • Travel 1 hour via a private 4WD jeep to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
  • Have a light meal at a nearby shop before hiking.
  • Hike for 10–15 minutes to reach the sunrise viewpoint.
  • Watch the spectacular sunrise (There are 4 other viewpoints nearby. Our guide will bring you to the viewpoint that is less crowded – all have similar views).
  • Return to the 4WD jeep after sunrise and travel 30 minutes to the Sea of Sand.
  • Cross the Sea of Sand to reach the rim of Bromo Crater. You can walk 30–45 minutes or ride on a horse (optional, horse-riding fee is not included).
  • Climb 250 flight of stairs for 10–15 minutes to reach the rim of Bromo Crater.
  • Return to Cemoro Lawang at around 8–9am and transfer back to a private car.
  • Return back to the hotel to freshen up and enjoy breakfast. You’ll check out by 12pm. 
  • Travel 4 hours back to Surabaya City.
  • Drop off at your hotel in Surabaya / Juanda International Airport / Surabaya Train Station 1 hour before your train departs or 2 hours before your flight departs.

Our tour ends here.

Exact timings and sequence are subjected to changes depending on the conditions of the day. Our guide will discuss with you should there be any changes. However, we do intend to stick to the above itinerary as much as possible.

Inclusions

Exclusions

Add-ons (optional):

Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle:

FAQ

Your passport with min. 6 months validity; Vaccination proofs (fully vaccinated with at least 2 doses); return tickets; travel insurance and other travel essentials.

For travel between cities and towns, the following vehicles with ample space for luggages are used:
1-4 Pax Group – Toyota Avanza 5 Seater
5 Pax Group – Toyota Innova 7 Seater
6-10 Pax Group – Toyota Hiace 11 Seater

For travel to Gunung Penanjakan, Sand Sea and Whispering Savannah, you will switch to a 4WD Jeep

This is the most popular itinerary among the customers. However, if you want to add, change or skip some attractions, we can customise itinerary for you. All the attractions and activities are optional, you can always skip if you don’t want to go. You can leave a note when you check out or tell our guide in the tour.

The entrance fees have various pricing i.e. foreigner, local rate, peak prices etc. It would be better that the customer pay on the spot depending on his/her nationality. Also, it will solve the refund issue if you choose not to go to the attraction when you are on the tour.

Return airport transfer service is included. We would pick you up at Surabaya airport on your arrival time on day 1. If you are already in Surabaya, we would pick you up at your hotel at around 9am instead. 

The nearest international airport to Mount Bromo is Surabaya Juanda International Airport.

You can also start the tour from Bali or Yogyakarta.

Generally, our tours are all inclusive except for Entrance fee/s and meals (lunch & dinner) during the tour.

For lunch and dinner expenses, you can budget it at around 50,000 rupiah/meal or about 5SGD/meal or 4USD/meal. It greatly depends on what you order and where you dine.

As for the entrance fees, we usually state in the tour details or you can pay through us first as a selected option.

Yes. Kindly chat with us for the best date to see the Milky Way.  You will be picked up around 10pm instead of 2:30am. You will head to a nearby peak such as Mount Pananjakan, Mentigen Hill, Kingkong Hill or Seruni Point where you can view the Milky Way. Avid photographers should bring suitable camera equipment such as tripod for Milky Way Photography. You would then continue with the standard itinerary for sunrise views over Mt Bromo. The extra cost is SGD50/pax.

It cost around 100K IDR for one way trip to cross the sand sea on a horse. For a return trip, it will cost around 200K IDR. Note that the horse ride ends close to the start of the stairs to Mt Bromo crater. You will still have to climb the flight of steps up to the crater. Horse ride is entirely optional and you can also walk across the sand sea which most visitors do. Do negotiate with the horsemen to try to get a better deal.

No. Mount Bromo area is very dark and cold in the night. For the safety concern, we don’t allow the customers to hike solely on foot rather than taking the Jeep. 

Sunglasses and sunblock lotion are highly recommended – the sun rays can be harsh and at high altitude, it is easy to get sunburnt even though the surrounding temperature is cold. The terrain is very sandy– wearing a face mask is also recommended for protection. (Akin to walking in a desert). If you are visiting the waterfalls, please bring along wet gears (swim suits with t-shirt and shorts, booties/sandals, spectacle hooks, waterproof cover for camera which can be secured to your body, change of clothes, towel).

Our vehicle will drop you at the parking lot of Madakaripura Waterfalls where you will hop to a motorbike (Ojek) for a short 5 – 10 minutes ride to the entrance. Then you need to do a short trek of around 30 – 45 minutes to reach the waterfalls.

Swimming is no longer allowed at the waterfalls since 2018. But you will still get wet from the water. For footwear, we recommend covered rubber shoes like Crocs.  Sandals/slippers with good grips are also fine but please be careful not to hit any rocks.

To fully enjoy the majestic beauty of Mount Bromo, one of Indonesia’s most famous volcanoes, it is recommended to embark on a guided tour. Most Mount Bromo tours start early in the morning, allowing you to witness the stunning sunrise from King Kong Hill or other popular viewpoints. You can reach Mount Bromo by driving to Cemoro Lawang, the nearest village, and then either hike Mount Bromo or ride a jeep across the Sea of Sand to the crater rim.

The hike is moderately challenging, so wear comfortable hiking shoes. Besides the volcanic scenery, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park offers breathtaking landscapes and opportunities to visit nearby attractions like Madakaripura Waterfall. For a comprehensive experience, consider a tour package that also includes a visit to Mount Ijen, another spectacular volcano in the area.

Hiking Mount Bromo is an exhilarating experience but requires some preparation. First, note that the best time to visit is during the dry season, as the paths are safer and the views less obstructed by clouds. Starting your hike early in the morning is advisable to enjoy the sunrise from the summit or viewpoints like King Kong Hill.

Although Bromo is an active volcano, it’s generally safe for tourists with established paths and safety railings at the crater rim. The hike is relatively easy, but the high altitude and uneven terrain can be challenging, so ensure you’re physically prepared. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring layers, as temperatures can vary dramatically. Lastly, consider the environmental conditions – volcanic activity can change, so always check for updates before your visit and follow safety guidelines provided by your tour guide or local authorities.

Mt Bromo Volcano. Part of the Tengger massif in East Java, renowned for its stunning lunar-like landscape and active volcanic status.

Sea of Sand. A unique feature of Mt Bromo, this vast ash-laden area surrounds the volcano.

Sunrise Transformation. The scenery transforms dramatically when the sun rises, offering a surreal and breathtaking view. The King Kong Hill viewpoint is highly recommended for this spectacle, providing a panoramic view of the volcano and its surroundings.

Smoke from the Crater. Signifying Mt Bromo’s active volcano status, smoke coming from the crater is a notable feature. Visitors can trek to the crater rim, which is equipped with safety railings for protection.

Edge of an Active Volcano. Standing at the edge of Mt Bromo’s active volcano offers an exhilarating and humbling experience.

Comprehensive Experience. Day tours or shared tours, arranged by a travel agent, often include visits to Mount Argopuro and other active volcanoes on Java Island. These tours usually begin early morning to reach the sunrise points at the best time.

Mt Bromo is quite accessible to tourists, with various options available for a day trip. Visitors can use Google Maps to navigate to Cemoro Lawang, the nearest village to Mt Bromo, which serves as a starting point for many treks and tours. From there, the journey to the volcano can be undertaken on foot or by jeep.

Day tours to Mt Bromo typically include an early morning start to catch the iconic sunrise over the volcano. This sunrise adventure is a must-see, with popular viewpoints such as the King Kong Hill viewpoint offering spectacular vistas of the sunrise.

For those looking to explore further, travel agents offer packages that include visits to other attractions in the area, like the nearby Mount Argopuro. It’s important to note that during the wet season, some paths may be less accessible, so it’s advisable to plan accordingly.

Direct flights to nearby cities and good road connectivity make Mt Bromo a convenient destination for both domestic and international travelers, making it an ideal location for a memorable day trip.

Essential Tips and Highlights for Visiting Bromo: Best Viewpoints

The King Kong Hill viewpoints and the Bromo viewpoint are must-visits for panoramic views. These spots are ideal for watching the sunrise and taking in the vast landscape of the Tengger Caldera.

Safety Measures. While exploring, especially near the crater, pay attention to safety railings and follow all safety guidelines. The terrain can be unpredictable due to volcanic activity.

Sunrise Magic. Make sure to reach a sunrise point early to catch the breathtaking sunrise. The view as the sun rises over the caldera is a highlight of any visit to Bromo.

Altitude Awareness. Remember, Bromo is high above sea level, so be prepared for cooler temperatures and thinner air. Dress in layers and stay hydrated.

Exploring Beyond Bromo. Don’t miss out on other volcanoes in the area. Each offers unique landscapes and hiking experiences.

Reaching the Highest Points. For those seeking adventure, try to reach the highest peak or highest viewpoint in the area for an unparalleled view of the volcanic landscape.

Remembering Gunung Bromo. Gunung Bromo, as it’s locally known, is not just a natural wonder but also a cultural icon. Respect the local customs and the natural environment during your visit.

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Mount Bromo Overview

The Majestic Mount Bromo Mount Bromo, an iconic active volcano in East Java, Indonesia, stands as a testament to nature’s awe-inspiring beauty. This volcanic area, which includes the Mount Bromo crater and the sea of sand, is not just a popular tourist destination but a sacred site for the local Tenggerese people.

Over the course of three days, visitors can immerse themselves in this extraordinary landscape, experiencing everything from the breathtaking Mount Bromo sunrise to the mystical ambiance of the Mount Bromo crater.

Embracing the Serenity Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the stark contrast of the lush greenery of East Java against the backdrop of the Mount Bromo volcano. The journey to visit Mount Bromo begins with a trek to Cemoro Lawang, a quaint village that offers stunning views of the Mount Bromo crater. As night falls, the clear skies provide an unparalleled opportunity to witness the stars above the Mount Bromo volcano.

A Sunrise Like No Other The second day is dedicated to witnessing the renowned Mount Bromo sunrise. Hiking or taking a jeep to King Kong Hill or Mount Penanjakan, the premier Mount Bromo sunrise viewpoints, offers a chance to see the sun illuminate the Mount Bromo crater and the surrounding peaks, including Mount Batok and the imposing Mount Semeru. The sight of the sun rising over this active volcano is a moment of pure enchantment.

Exploring the Crater Post sunrise, a trek across the sea of sand to the Mount Bromo crater offers a closer look at the Mount Bromo volcano. The hike to Mount Bromo is both surreal and exhilarating, as visitors traverse the volcanic ash-covered landscape, feeling the power of this active volcano beneath their feet.

Beyond Bromo The final day might include exploring the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park or visiting nearby attractions such as the Madakaripura Waterfall. Each location within the park, from King Kong Hill to the lesser-known sunrise viewpoints, reveals a different aspect of Mount Bromo’s beauty.

A Journey to Remember A trip to Mount Bromo is more than a mere visit; it’s an exploration of one of the world’s most extraordinary volcanoes. From the ethereal Mount Bromo sunrise at King Kong Hill to the depths of the Mount Bromo crater, each moment here is imbued with wonder and awe.

Practical Information To fully enjoy the experience, visitors are advised to wear sturdy hiking shoes and prepare for varying temperatures, especially when planning to hike Mount Bromo. Remember, the beauty of Mount Bromo is to be enjoyed responsibly, respecting both the natural environment and the local customs.

Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring volcano in East Java, Indonesia, is a pinnacle of natural beauty. A visit to Mount Bromo offers a unique blend of adventure and spirituality, deeply rooted in the local Tenggerese culture. The Mount Bromo tour takes you through the mystical Sea of Sand, leading up to the crater of this active volcano.

For many, the highlight of visiting Mount Bromo is the chance to witness a stunning sunrise from King Kong Hill or Mount Penanjakan, the best Mount Bromo sunrise viewpoints. The sunrise over the Mount Bromo crater is a spectacle of nature that transforms the landscape into a palette of vibrant colors.

The hike to Mount Bromo crater is a journey through a lunar-like landscape, characterized by volcanic ash and striking geological features. Nearby, Mount Batok stands in serene contrast to the rugged Mount Bromo, offering a different perspective of the Tengger Semeru National Park.

For a complete experience, the Bromo sunrise tour often includes a visit to the enchanting Madakaripura Waterfalland the captivating Mount Ijen, famous for its electric-blue flames. The Mount Bromo entrance fee allows access to these incredible natural wonders.

In East Java, Mount Bromo isn’t just another volcano; it’s a sacred space where the earth touches the sky. Whether you’re embarking on a Mount Bromo tour or a more extensive exploration of Indonesia’s volcanoes, the journey promises both awe and inspiration.

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Closure of Madakaripura Waterfall

Madakaripura Waterfall is closed as the bridge to the waterfall has collapsed due to heavy rainfall. We anticipate the waterfall to reopen only in April. 
 
We highly recommend all customers who are interested to travel with us in March to consider our 3D2N / 4D3N Tumpak Sewu waterfall packages. Affected customers should have been informed and provided alternatives to your current itinerary. Otherwise, please contact us via Whatsapp (+65 8171 1149) and we’ll get back to you within 1 working day. We’ll be happy to assist you with your queries. 
 

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