SURABAYA – IJEN CRATER (Bluefire Tour) – SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH – KALIBARU HIGHLAND – MOUNT BROMO –YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE – BOROBUDUR SUNRISE – JEEP TOUR IN MERAPI VOLCANO – YOGYAKARTA AIRPORT
(8 DAYS – 7 NIGHTS)
DAY 01: SURABAYA – HOTEL IN IJEN CRATER AREA
We will meet you in Surabaya Juanda International Airport about 9.10 AM, and then we drive to hotel in Ijen Crater Area for about 8 hours. In this route, we will pass rural landscape, small cities, rice fields, plantations, and beaches. Lunch will be served on the way at the Local restaurant. About at late afternoon or in the early evening, we will reach your hotel. Then, stay overnight before you enjoy Ijen Crater trekking on the next morning.
DAY 2: IJEN BLUEFIRE TOUR – TELUK IJO – SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH (B,L,D)
Ijen bluefire tour will start at 1.00 am from your hotel in Banyuwangi, you are requested to wear trekking shoes for your safety hike. The journey will take about an hour from your hotel to Paltuding (1850 m). Paltuding is parking point or starting point before you hike Ijen Crater (2386m). The trekking will take about ±2 hours until the blue fire point, it depends on your pace and condition. Unless, you should be at the peak of Ijen Crater at 4.15 AM, if you don’t want to miss the blue fire. The blue fire always appears every night and it will be gone when the sun rises at 5.20 AM. After enjoying the blue fire, you should go back to the top of Ijen Crater, from the top you will see the view of the turquoise lake. It will be nice when the sun shines onto the lake. Ijen crater has the biggest sulfuric lake in Indonesia, and it’s one of the biggest sulfuric lakes in the world with the acidity below 0. The acidity of the lake is around 0,5 ph. Beside the amazing view of Ijen Crater, you will see some sulfur miners/workers who work hardly to carry more than 80kg of sulfur blocks on their shoulder, and they only earn USD 8 per day. It really depends how many kg of sulfur they can carry. Sulfur mining in Ijen Crater is very old. They start to do mining from 1950. It’s kind of unstoppable sulfur mining. Make sure you share something to them after take a photo such as candy or food that you have in your bag.
After enjoying the enchanting scenery at Crater of Ijen Crater then we will go down until the parking area where our car is waiting for escorting you to our next destination that is Sukamade Turtle Beach and we have to drive for ± 5 hours. After 3 hours driving, you will reach Sarongan village where you can have your lunch at the local restaurant. When you have taken lunch, you will continue your trip to Sukamade Turtle Beach for about 2 hours more but an hour from the lunch place we will stop at rajegwesi beach where you can see the portrait of local fisherman here and we can visit beautiful hidden gem, we named it Teluk Ijo, it’s small beach with white sand and green crystal water. We can go there by boat to make it faster but when the weather is not possible to take a boat we can walk for about 30 minutes. From Teluk Ijo, we have to drive about 1,5 hours more to Sukamade Turtle Beach by local jeep, you will cross the rain forest and rivers using our special jeep. Upon your arrival in Sukamade Turtle Beach area, you will stay in the guest house there before you do Sukamade Turtle Tour in the evening.
SUKOMADE TURTLE TOUR:
You are required an early dinner at 6.30 PM or 7.00 PM, because at 8.00 PM we have to meet with all groups who want to see the turtle on beach. The rangers of turtle foundation and natural resources conservation will give a short briefing about the night tour to see the turtle, then they will take you to the shore of Sukamade beach to see the turtle is laying the eggs. The rangers will give you the very good guidance about what should you do and what shouldn’t do when you are there. The Sukamade turtle beach is kind of monitoring an extinct animal from their extinction, we monitor how many turtle have landed on beach and how many egg that we can collect from them. When they are laying the eggs, there are some predator watches the egg. That’s why, we have to collect them from the wildlife then move the eggs into the artificial sand in the rangers’ office until the eggs hatched. The tour will be finished until 11.00 PM.
ACCOMODATION IN SUKAMADE BEACH:
The accommodations here such the homestays and guesthouses are very simple, no air conditioning, no cellphone services and very limited. So, when you plan to go here, make sure you have book the guest house or homestay in this area. For foods are very limited as well, if you want to buy some beers or snacks better you buy it in the minimart before you head to this place.
DAY 3: SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH – HOTEL IN KALIBARU HIGHLAND (B,L)
You should wake up at 6.00 AM, then at 6.30 AM, we have to go to beach that we went last night for releasing some little turtles because all visitor will get some baby turtles to release on the beach. It is part of traveling and education from this Turtle Foundation. After enjoying your amazing morning with baby turtle on beach, you can see the surroundings of Merubetiri National Park, this is an area of virtually void of people and we will enable you to have look many attractions of biodiversity along with the peculiarities of plants, animals and exotic landscapes without disturbing the ecosystem. Afterward, we will leave this area to continue our trip to your Kalibaru area. It takes ± 5 hours. Your lunch will be served at the local restaurant on the way to Kalibaru. You will pass small villages, rural landscapes, rice fields & plantation. Then upon your arrival at Kalibaru Highland, you will stay overnight and having dinner at Margo Utomo Cottages or similar hotel with any kind of plantations surrounding and nice view hill.
DAY 4: HOTEL IN KALIBARU HIGHLAND – HOTEL IN MOUNT BROMO AREA
Having breakfast at your hotel, then around at 08.00 AM, you will have a chance to enjoy the eco trip of plantations in Kalibaru area. On this tour program, you will do short trekking through 09 hectares plantations with varieties of spices such as nutmeg, cloves, pepper, vanilla , cinnamon, cocoa, coffee and coconuts. You may also discover the extraordinary attraction of traditional process of making palm sugar from palm tree liquid. Do not to forget for visiting the dairy farm. The trip can be arranged in the morning and takes about 1 hour until 1,5 hours. Afterward, around 9.30 AM, we will continue our trip to Mount Bromo area. It takes about 5 hours to reach your hotel in Mount Bromo area. Upon your arrival in Mount Bromo area, you will stay overnight at Lava View Lodge, SM Bromo, Café Lava or similar hotel for enjoyable stay.
DAY 05: BROMO SUNRISE TOUR – HOTEL IN YOGYAKARTA AREA (B)
Mount Bromo sunrise tour will start at 3.30 am, our jeep will bring you to the world’s most famous view point at Mount Penanjakan or Kingkong Hill on the rim of the Tengger caldera to see sunrise. Around 5.45 AM, the sun will rise and shines onto the wonderfull landsacpe of Mount Bromo and surrounding Afterward, the jeep will continue our adventure to reach sea of sands in Mt. Bromo area. We will stop at the parking area then you will cross the sea of sands by riding a horse or on foot (it is optional) till reach stairs up at the slope of Mt. Bromo where it will lead you to reach peak of Mount Bromo. About at 8.00 AM, the jeep will bring you back to hotel for breakfast, take shower, packing, loading bags into our van and then we will continue our trip Yogyakarta for about 10-11 Hours (it depends the traffic situation) by passing small towns and markets. Upon your arrival in Yogyakarta area, we can have a dinner and stay overnight at your hotel in Yogyakarta area for enjoyable stay before taking the tour tomorrow morning.
Recommended trip: We suggest taking a train from Surabaya to Yogyakarta for about ± 5 hours. We will escort you from Mount Bromo area to Surabaya train station for about 3 hours. Then, you will be picking up by our driver to take you to your hotel in Yogyakarta area. The cost of the train is only IDR 300,000 (executive class)
It’s much better compared take a car from Bromo to Yogyakarta area.
DAY 06: YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – HOTEL IN BOROBUDUR TEMPLE AREA (B)
Around 9.00 AM, our staff will meet you at your hotel in Yogyakarta for doing city tour around Yogyakarta city. We will be visiting, Prambanan temple, Sultan Palace, Water Castle, Silver accessories place, Batik place, and Painting place. We will take a lunch in the local restaurant. Then, we will drive to your hotel in Borobudur temple area for staying overnight. It will take about 2 hours driving.
DAY 07: SUNRISE IN BOROBUDUR TEMPLE – MERAPI VOLCANO ADVENTURE – HOTEL IN YOGYAKARTA AREA
About 4.00 AM, you will be awakened up by your guide to start Borobudur sunrise tour. Borobudur temple is best seen at dawn, when the air is fresh and full of birdsong. As the mist begins to lift, the sun scales the surrounding volcanoes and terraced fields, and highlights the reliefs of the stone and many faces of Buddha. Glimpsing Borobudur for the first time is often a deeply felt emotional experience.
This tour offers a different experience where participants were given a special pass to enter the monument early in the morning at approximately 04.30 am before public visitors and visitor have to walk from the hotel to Borobudur with a pre-dawn stroll through the dewy grass of a lush tropical garden. Super scenery and a very beautiful morning at Borobudur temple could be seen when the sun would appear from the horizon. This is truly enlightening experience.
Around 8.30 AM. We will invite you to do village tour in Borobudur temple area where you will spend more time to explore natural life of people in the surrounding and nearby villages. There you would gain the social and cultural values that exists and be well preserved. This tour brings you traveling around villages by local transportation called Andhong or horse cart (3 people maximally). Along the trip can be seen beautiful sceneries and rural living. Having a look of the rice paddies, the place to make tofu, the place for making various craft such as pottery, bamboo, making pottery and other activities you need to know. To complete your educational content along the tour, a local guide needed during this tour.
Around 11.00 AM, our staff will meet you at in Manohara hotel for doing adventurous tour in Mt. Merapi, we will drive for ± 2 hours from Manoharo hotel to Kaliadem Basecamp. Kaliadem Basecamp is the last place before you do “Kaliadem Lava Tour in Merapi Volcano”. Around 01.00 PM, your jeep’s driver will escort you to Kaliadem Village; it’s a village in the slope of Mt Merapi that is totally destroyed after the last great eruption of Merapi in November 4th and 5th, 2010. The hot cloud (pyroclastic flow) hit this village. This position of the Kaliadem is 1100 meters above the sea level. It’s make the air still relatively cool, although the tree forest was destroyed when the hot clouds hit on. When the area was opened again, hundreds visitors has been came until today, locals and foreigners reach the location by American Jeep and motor riding. And now, these objects can be seen at Gunung Merapi Museum. The tour will be started at Kaliadem Parkir area, from here the jeep will be ready to take you around the volcano for 3 -3,5 hours, such as visiting museum, alien stone, yellow river, the cemetery and village of the shaman of Mt. Merapi, Kaliadem hill, Kaliadem bunker, hot gasses at gendol river, and semi lake. About 03.00 PM, the driver will escort you to our normal car then going to your hotel in Prambanan temple area. About 05.00 PM, arriving at your hotel in Prambanan temple area, and then staying overnight here.
RAMAYANA BALLET PRAMBANAN (OPEN AIR THEATER)
This dance-drama is a marvelous visualization of legendary epos in Javanese culture, Ramayana. Performed in an open stage, Ramayana ballet invites you to enjoy the story in a set of typical Javanese dance accompanied by gamelan music. In the evenings (07.30 pm – 09.30 pm), this ballet comes to life, enacted by over 200 professional dancers and musicians on an open air stage that takes advantage of the Prambanan Temples as a backdrop. But it will be in your own cost. I will attach the price for this optional program which you can choose your seat if you are interested on it. Please check the picture of Ramayana ballet open air theater in the Internet
DAY 08: HOTEL IN YOGYAKARTA AREA – AIRPORT IN YOGYAKARTA (B)
After having breakfast around 08.00 AM, we will escort to the Airport, it will take about 30 minutes’ drive. TOUR’S SERVICES FINISHED.
(THE TRANSFER OUT SERVICE AT THE LAST DAY DEPENDS ON THE SCHEDULE OF YOUR FLIGHT)
PRICE IS IN IDR & INCLUDES:
- Pick up service from Surabaya and transfer out to Yogyakarta Airport
- 1N stay at Hotel in Ijen Crater area with breakfast
- 1N stay at the Basic Guest House in Sukamade Beach with breakfast and dinner
- 1N stay in Kalibaru area with breakfast
- 1N stay at Mt. Bromo area with breakfast
- 1N stay in Yogyakarta city area with breakfast
- 1N stay in Borobudur temple area with breakfast
- 1N stay in Yogyakarta area with breakfast
- Meals as stated on the programs (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
- Land transportation with the driver and fuel during the trip
- 4WD vehicle (jeep) for Sukamade Beach,Mt Bromo and Mt Merapi
- Mineral water and English speaking guide
- Cost for all entrance tickets during the tour
- Cost for highway or parking during the tour
- Travel insurance
- Horse riding at Mount Bromo
- Bar, laundry, phone calls, internet, tipping & other personal cost
- Cost for Lunch & Dinner during the trip except that it shows at the program (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
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