East Java is known for its vast and unique landscape, but none have captured the hearts of adventurers all over the world more then Mt. Bromo and Mt. Ijen. These 2 gems are a must-see for anyone travelling to this region. Mt. Bromo is an active volcano, and also the site of the annual Yadnya Kasada Festival of the local Tenggerese people. It is truly an amazing feeling to be standing on the crater rim and feel the rumble of the volcano beneath your feet. Mt. Ijen, on the other hand, is a totally different experience. A short night trek will bring you to the sulphur pits, where blue flames burn brightly in the dark. You will also see the sulphur miners at work, gathering what is known as "Devil's Gold": large chunks of bright yellow sulphur crystals.
We will pick you up at your hotel / Juanda International Airport and at 10am start to drive to Ngadisari (3-4 hours drive). We will have lunch at Proboliggo on the way to Ngadisari. Upon reaching Ngadisari, check in to a villa (clean, fresh sheets and hot water bath). Local food will be served by the host as dinner. You may also have a traditional Bromo massage by a local masseur.
At 2.30am, we will start driving to the most famous viewpoint at Mt. Penanjakan (alternative: King Kong Hill/Love Hill). Here, we will see the dramatic sunrise and spectacular panorama with 5 mountains in the ancient Tengger crater and an active Mt. Semeru. After that, drive across the Sea of Sand to start trekking to Mt. Bromo.
After descending from the crater rim, we will go back to the villa for breakfast and check out. Then, we’ll drive to Bondowoso (4 hours) and have lunch and dinner along the way.
Short rest at Ijen View Resort and Hotel and check out at 10.30pm. 2hrs drive to Pal Tuding for Blue Fire Midnight Trek at Mt. Ijen.
Arrive at Pal Tuding at 1am and start trekking with a local guide about 2 hours to the summit of Mt. Ijen. There, you will get to see the blue flames and walk down to the blue acid lake. It is also worth to see the sulfur collectors mine huge blocks of pure sulfur primitively, an incredibly hard job in the harsh environment.
After descent trek back, we will have breakfast (bread and boiled egg from the home stay) and hot tea or coffee at the nearby “warung” then finally drive to Banyuwangi Ferry Port for transport to Bali.