3 Days and 2 Nights Surabaya, Bromo and Ijen, Denpasar
Day 1 : Surabaya - Bromo
Departure in the morning, from Surabaya airport or from your hotel in the city. A short visit can be done in Surabaya City; the Arab Quarter and the Zoo (tropical birds and the famous dragon of Komodo) before departing to Bromo – Tengger region. On the way stop at Pasuruan, to visit the traditional harbor. Lunch can be taken at the local restaurant. Overnight at Bromo Cottages.
Day 2 : Bromo - Ijen Resort
Early wake-up call, at 03h00 before dawn. Leave the hotel for Cemoro Lawang, from where by crossing the calderas, to get to the feet of mount Bromo and then on horse-back or simply walk climbing up the track. The spectacular chain of the volcanoes (Bromo, Batok and Semeru) is unveiling itself in a magnificent view. The observation of the crater may take at leisure before driving back to the hotel for breakfast.
Departure to Banyuwangi, the city located in the most eastern tip of Java island, to arrive by end of afternoon. Short city tour to visit the little town of Banyuwangi. End of the afternoon drive to Ijen Resort and Villas, your luxurious accommodation, perched at the edge of the rainforest. Overnight in mountain tranquility.
Day 3 : Ijen Resort - Ijen Crater - Denpasar
After an early wake-up call and breakfast, a four wheel drive vehicle carries you through the rural villages, coffee and clove plantations and then into one of Java rainforests. Humidity, wildlife, giant ferns and big trees cover the slope of the mountain. From the Park Ranger’s post starts the 90 minute hike to Ijen Crater. The stunning view is unveiled at 2883 meters altitude. The lake eerie color and smoke wafting from bright yellow sulfur deposits create the landscape both desolate, barren and vibrantly alive. Watching miners descend into the crater and re-emerge carrying up to 80 kilos of ore on bamboo basket along the treacherous path. Afterward walk back down the mountain. Return to hotel for a rest or a plunge in the pool, before leaving for ferry to Bali. Arrive at your hotel in the early evening.