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Bromo, Semeru, Ijen

- trekking tour to Semeru, Bromo, Ijen volcanoes (East Java) -

"... Just wanted to let you know what a great trip to East Java we had ..." (Elke + Kai from Malaysia)
Sulphur mining at Ijen volcano
Tour code: JAV_BSI
Tour type: Trekking: active volcanoes - adventure
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 7-9 days

Dates:

Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present

Price (p.p.): from 795,- EUR


Included:

  • All accommodation in hotels and camps as specified
  • Full board including drinks in reasonable amounts except a few meals as specified
  • All ground, sea and air transfers as described in the program
  • Pick-up from anywhere near Malang or Surabaya and transfer to hotel on day 1
  • Transfer to Denpasar airport or other destination on Bali on last day
  • Entry fees, visits to parks and archeological sites etc. as described by the program
  • Equipment for camps (tents, mattresses, cooking gear; exception: an own sleeping should be brought)
  • Gas-masks and other special equipment as needed
  • Local porters and guides
  • Experienced Indonesian English-speaking guide
Climb and explore E-Java's most active and beautiful volcanoes: Semeru, Java's highest peak, mysterious Bromo and colorful Ijen with its acid lake and the impressive sulfur deposits.
This is a trekking tour designed for individuals or small groups. If you seek an adventure to combine with your holiday on Bali, this tour is the perfect choice.
  • Climb East-Java's most famous and active volcanoes
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Perfect in combination with beach holiday on Bali

9 days itinerary via Malang

Note:
This is certainly the best itinerary if you have enough time.
Day 1: Arrival in Surabaya / Malang
Pick-up from Surabaya or nearby, transfer to Malang.
Acc.: : hotel in Malang (D)
Day 2: Transfer from Malang to the Tengger massiv near Semeru
Scenic drive into the Tengger massiv to the base of Semeru.
Acc.: : Guesthouse in Ranu Pani (B, L, D)
Day 3: First etappe on the trek to Semeru
Accompanied by porters and well-equipped with food, cooking and camping gear, we will start a long (ca. 8-10 hrs), but in most parts easy trek across hills and forests to the beginning of the volcanic rocks and ash wilderness. Finally, we reach a basic campsite below the summit cone of Semeru at around 3000 m elevation. Lunch snacks on the way, and a fully cooked warm dinner at the campsite will keep our energy high.
Acc.: : Camping (B, L, D)
Day 4: Climb to Semeru's summit
Strenous climb up the steep cone of Semeru for sunrise, descend and hike to second camp at a lake.
Acc.: : camping (B, L, D)
Day 5: Hike back to Ranu Pani and 4WD transfer to Bromo
We hike back to Ranu Pani, where we have lunch; afterwards, an adventurous jeep drive will bring us to the village of Cemoro Lawang, crossing the sand sea of the Tengger caldera. In Cemoro Lawang we will take our rooms in a comfortable family-run hotel, located right on the edge of the caldera with spectacular views on Bromo volcano. The rest of the day is free.
Acc.: : comfortable hotel bungalows at the rim of the Bromo-Tengger caldera (B, L)
Day 6: Bromo volcano & Tengger caldera
Relaxed day to explore Bromo volcano and the Tengger caldera. Visit of the local volcano observatory and introduction to monitoring techniques of the volcano.
Acc.: : as before (Bromo) (B, L, D)
Day 7: Sunrise over the Tengger Kaldera - Transfer to Ijen volcano
Jeep (or hike) to sunrise viewpoint - transfer to Ijen Plateau, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs.
Acc.: : guesthouse at coffee plantation near Ijen (B, L, D)
Day 8: Kawah Ijen volcano - transfer to Bali
Climb and visit of Ijen's crater, descend to the sulphur mining area and the turquoise acid crater lake. In the afternoon transfer to Bali.
Acc.: : excellent beach hotel on Bali (B, L, D)
Day 9: End of tour or extension program on Bali
The tour ends on Bali, for some with an extension on Bali with its paradise beaches, for some already with transport to the airport of Denpasar and connecting flight back to Jakarta airport.
Acc.: : none (B)

8 days

Note:
If you can start the tour from Surabaya by around 11am, it is a realistic option to skip the night in Malang and go all the way to the base of Semeru.
Day 1: Arrival in Surabaya - transfer to base of Semeru
If you can start early enough in Surabaya (or Malang), you can go directly to Ranu Pani in the Tengger massiv.
Acc.: : Guesthouse near Semeru (D)
Day 2-8: same as in 9-days itinerary (day 3-9)

7 days

Note:
If you are up to the challenge, it is possible to return from the summit of Semeru all the way down to the village (17 km) and transfer to Bromo. Thus, you cut another day in the itinerary.
Day 1: Arrival in Surabaya - transfer to base of Semeru
If you can start early enough in Surabaya (or Malang), you can go directly to Ranu Pani in the Tengger massiv.
Acc.: : Guesthouse near Semeru (D)
Day 2: First etappe on the trek to Semeru
Accompanied by porters and well-equipped with food, cooking and camping gear, we will start a long (ca. 8-10 hrs), but in most parts easy trek across hills and forests to the beginning of the volcanic rocks and ash wilderness. Finally, we reach a basic campsite below the summit cone of Semeru at around 3000 m elevation. Lunch snacks on the way, and a fully cooked warm dinner at the campsite will keep our energy high.
Acc.: : Camping (B, L, D)
Day 3: Climb to Semeru's summit - descend + transfer to Bromo
Strenous climb up the steep cone of Semeru for sunrise, descend back to Ranu Pani, transfer to Bromo
Acc.: : hotel or bungalows at Bromo (B, L, D)
Day 4-7: same as last 4 days in 9-days itinerary

Arrival info:

The tour starts in Surabaya and ends on Bali. We can provide you with cononecting flight tickets or land transfers on request at additional cost.

Accommodation:

Camping during trekking, guesthouses and hotels elsewhere.

Gas masks are often necessary at Ijen volcano
Gas masks are often necessary at Ijen volcano
Preparing sate (grilled chicken sticks)
Preparing sate (grilled chicken sticks)
Java - land of some of the best coffee in the world!
Java - land of some of the best coffee in the world!

Bromo and smoking Semeru volcano
Bromo and smoking Semeru volcano
Semeru volcano at night
Semeru volcano at night
Sulphur deposit inside Ijen's crater
Sulphur deposit inside Ijen's crater

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