After breakfast at the next morning, drive by jeep to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through rainforest and various coffee, cocoa and clove plantations. This area is one of the few left on the island of Java which boasts giant ferns and big trees. A break is taken at the Park Ranger’s post before hiking further up the slope of the crater. About two hours is needed to ascend the rim of the crater along a shady track with breathtaking views. Take a rest at the edge of the crater which is at an altitude of 2380 meters.
After 4 nights of adventure, time to head further east to Bali where you can relax and explore one of Indonesia’s most scenic coastlines from one of our private resort or villa selection. This trip is perfect for those looking for a combination of soft adventure, natural landscapes and a chance to relax all in one trip.
Valid for travel from February to November (supplements may apply during Easter and in July and August).
Alternative dates are available throughout the year at a supplement. Prices subject to change and availability at the time of booking.
Upon arrival at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, you will be met by our representative, and then transfer directly to your hotel in Cemorolawang village, on the slopes of Mt. Bromo. En route stop off in Pasuruan fishing village and its traditional salt refinery. Check in and overnight at the hotel.
We recommend that you rest in prepara-tion for the pre dawn adventure the following day. Accommodation at Java Banana
Early in the morning we start our Mt Bromo excursion at 03.30am and will take 1.15 hrs driving from Cemoro Lawang into the Tengger Caldera by 4WD jeeps.
In the early hours of the morning we will arrive at the Penanjakan viewpoint (2700m) and wait for the breathtaking sunrise to witness the spectacular views. This beautiful area is encompassed by Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park which also includes Mt Semeru – the highest mountain in Java.
Later, drive down to caldera and on horseback crossing the sea sand, ascending some hundreds steps to reach peak of Mt Bromo, from where you still could see the crater inside constantly belches white sulphurous smoke. Afterwards return to hotel for a hot shower and some breakfast before transferring out to Licin high-land in Banyuwangi for about 6 – 7 hours. Check in at Ijen Resort and Villas, your accommodation, perched at the edge of the rainforest in the foothills of the volcano.
Accommodation at Ijen Resort & Villas
Early morning wake-up call at 04.00 hrs. After breakfast at the resort, drive by jeep to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through rainforest and various coffee, cocoa and clove plantations. This area is one of the few left on the island of Java which boasts giant ferns and big trees. A break is taken at the Park Ranger’s post before hiking further up the slope of the crater. About two hours is needed to ascend the rim of the crater along a shady track with breathtaking views. Take a rest at the edge of the crater which is at an altitude of 2380-meters.
The sulfuric lake reflects an eerie color over the sur-rounding walls to give an apocalypse like impres-sion ! Local men seeking the sulfur, descend into the crater and climb back up along the dangerous rim with loads of up to 90 kilos on their shoulders. Time to explore the crater.
Afterwards, descend down to the Park Ranger’s post and drive back to the hotel. The afternoon is free at your leisure.
Accommodation at Ijen Resort and Villas
After breakfast depart for a full day discovery tour of East Java’s countryside and rural settlements. Among the various stop is a visit to the famous Kakek Bodo Waterfall and to the emerald green/golden brown terraced rice fields (depending on season) where farmers still use traditional irrigation systems to cultivate theirs crop. The trip ends with a short hike to a tropical rainforest, home to the Jolotundo Temple, a “spring” temple that dates back to the 11th century. Local people believe the water of this temple rejuvenates the body, mind and soul. Afterwards, drive back to your hotel in Tretes. Accommodation at Taman Dayu Resort
Enjoy delicious breakfast at Glenmore Restaurant overlooking the breathtaking landscape and rice terraces. The restaurant serves Continental, Asian and local cuisine. Afterwards, you still have time to relax before your four hour drive through the countryside to Ubud.
Arrival at the Alila Ubud and overnight.
Your day tour today includes a visit to the Bali Bird Park to get up close with the hundreds of species of birds from all around the world. Next is a visit to Batuan village and then to explore Pura Desa Batuan, one of Bali’s finest and oldest temple. Take a short walk through the rice fields to Bebek Bengil Restaurant for a uniquely healthy lunch experience. Drive to Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave, an age-old temple, dates back to the 11thcentury. It was once used by Brahman priests and ascetics for meditation. Stop for a spot of shopping in Ubud before returning to your hotel.
At leisure in Ubud
Transfer to the Elysian Villas in Seminyak for the next three nights
Transfer from the Elysian to Bali Airport and your onward flight.