My friend and I went as a duo and did Mt. Bromo, Madakaripura Waterfall, & Kawah Iijen with Fiqi, one of the guides working together with Sofyan.
I won’t talk about the locations much because all three spots were absolutely stunning and are places you must visit before you die. Instead I’ll share more about the other main reason why I enjoyed this 4d2n trip so much. My friend and I are avid videographers seeking a more local flavor to the trip and so were glad that Fiqi was not only patient in waiting for us to finish shooting on location, but also pointed out the BEST spots to do the shoot. We avoided the crowds, found amazing vantage points, and had the most amazing time with Fiqi who became more of a friend than a guide by this point. Fiqi introduced us to the locals, shared his stories, and introduced us to the best spots for local food. He spoke good english but more importantly, taught us how to speak the local lingo (terima kasih mas!) He had fun being our guide and as a result, made us feel right at home.
I had such a great time that immediately after, I recommended other travellers I met in Yogya to contact Sofyan/Fiqi immediately if they needed a guide. Thanks again Sofyan, Fiqi, for your friendship and time! We’ll be back!