BALI – IJEN CRATER – MOUNT BROMO – SURABAYA – BOROBUDUR SUNRISE TOUR – YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR (5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS)
WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR INTERESTING?
This tour is highly recommended to travelers who start their holiday from Bali Island and are willing to explore Java Island from Bali. Java Island is completely different than Bali, it is all about adventure, seeking new experiences during the holiday, trying local food, seeing the active volcanoes, meeting local people, and learning about new cultures.
On this tour we will be visiting the must-see destinations in Java Island (East Java – Central Java) within five days, the destinations are Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo, Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, and Yogyakarta City.
BIG NOTE: EVERY MONDAY, BOROBUDUR TEMPLE AND SULTAN PALACE IN YOGYAKARTA ARE CLOSED
To read more about the detail of the itinerary, you can scroll down to the detail below:
DAY 1: BALI – ACCOMMODATION IN BANYUWANGI
Bali Ijen Bromo Borobudur Temple tour will start at 10:00 AM (Local Time), our staff will pick you up at your hotel in Bali then we will drive from your hotel to Gilimanuk Ferry Port, Gilimanuk ferry port is a harbor located in the western part of Bali. It will take about 4-5 hours (depending on where is your hotel in Bali). Afterward, we will take the ferry for about an hour to reach Ketapang Ferry Port. Ketapang ferry port is a harbor located in Banyuwangi (Ijen Crater area), Java Island. Upon arriving at Ketapang ferry port, we will escort you to your hotel in the Banyuwangi area.
UBUD, SANUR, KUTA, LEGIAN, DENPASAR TO GILIMANUK FERRY PORT (±4-5 HOURS), PEMUTERAN (± 30 MINUTES) AND LOVINA TO GILIMANUK FERRY PORT (±2HOURS)
DAY 02: IJEN CRATER / KAWAH IJEN TOUR – ACCOMMODATION IN BROMO AREA
Ijen crater tour will start at 4:00 AM from your hotel then our car will bring us to Paltuding. Paltuding is a parking place where will park our car and start our trekking to Ijen Crater. To reach Paltuding, we will pass some coffee plantations, clove plantations, and rainforests. This journey takes approximately 1, 5 hours. Arriving at the parking area of Ijen Crater (1850m), From here, you need 1, 5 hours will be required to hike the slope o Ijen Crater. Along the path, you will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shade. Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2385 meters and enjoy the best panorama of the lake of acid water which reflects the spectacular view in the surrounding walls that gives the impression of doom. The sulfur miners go down into the crater and climb back up by passing a dangerous path on the edge of the ijen crater with a load of as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. This is really a dangerous and hard job. Here also, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Ijen Crater. Do not forget to take pictures in this area as proof that you have visited one of the most amazing places on earth. After enjoying the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then descend the slope of Mount Ijen until the vehicle’s parking area where our vehicle is waiting for escorting you to the plantations. Afterward, we will escort you to a local restaurant for having lunch and then continue our trip to Mount Bromo for about 5-6 hours overlooking the active volcano of Mount Bromo, staying overnight in the Mount Bromo area before taking the Bromo sunrise tour tomorrow morning.
If the weather is good enough and you have a good condition for trekking at night, you can take Ijen blue fire tour at Ijen Crater but you are required to leave the Hotel or Homestay around 00:30 AM or Midnight. Please check the picture of the blue fire at Ijen Crater on the Internet.
DAY 03: BROMO SUNRISE TOUR – TRAIN STATION IN SURABAYA – ACCOMMODATION IN YOGYAKARTA AREA
Mount Bromo tour will start at 3:30 AM from your hotel, we will ride a jeep to get the best sunrise viewpoint and then the jeep will bring you to the world’s most famous viewpoints, those are Penanjakan and Kingkong Hill, it’s located on the rim of the Tengger caldera (2,700m). From here, you can see the enchanting sunrise with the amazing scenery of Mount Bromo, Batok, and Semeru. After you have enjoyed the view here, we will go back to the jeep then the jeep will continue our adventure to reach the sea of sands in the 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 you reach the stairs up at the slope of Mt. Bromo which will lead you to reach the peak of Mt. Bromo. At about 9:00 AM, the jeep will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast, take a shower, pack, loading bags into our van, and then we will continue our trip to Surabaya Train Station for about 3-4 Hours (it depends on the traffic situation). There are two train schedules that we take normally at 16:40 and 17:26, here is the detail below:
The train that leaves at 17:26, takes about 5H7M, so you will be arriving in the Yogyakarta area at 22:33 and for the train that leaves at 16:40, you will arrive in Yogyakarta around 20:50.
Optional Tour: If you want to visit Madakaripura Waterfall before going to Surabaya Train Station, this time will be possible but you must leave the hotel in Mount Bromo around 10 am, it’s about an hour’s drive to the waterfall and for the total trip at the waterfall approximately you will need 2-3 hours, so it means, you must drive to Surabaya Train Station at 1 pm, to Surabaya you will need 3 hours (more&less). But you should remember this optional trip is excluded, so you should pay at the site to our guide for taking this trip. (only for the 17:26 train)
DAY 04: YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE – MERAPI JEEP TOUR – ACCOMMODATION IN YOGYAKARTA AREA
Around 8 am, our driver will pick you up at the hotel where you are staying and then do the city tour, we will visit Sultan Palace, Tamansari water castle for the 1st excursion.
After lunch, we will go to Prambanan Temple, Prambanan Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Indonesia. So, it’s so worth it to visit. We only need ± an hour to explore the amazing view and good history of Prambanan Temple. After enjoying the Prambanan Temple, we will escort to you to Kaliadem Basecamp, it takes about ± 1 hour from Prambanan Temple area to Kaliadem Basecamp. Kaliadem Basecamp is the last place before you do the “Kaliadem Lava Tour in Merapi Volcano”. Around 15:00, your jeep’s driver will escort you to Kaliadem Village; it’s a village on the slope of Mt Merapi that is totally destroyed after the last great eruption of Merapi on November 4th and 5th, 2010. The hot cloud (pyroclastic flow) hit this village. This position of the Kaliadem is 1100 meters above sea level. It makes the air still relatively cool, although the tree forest was destroyed when the hot clouds hit on. When the area was opened again, hundreds of visitors have been coming 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 the Kaliadem Parking area, from here the jeep will be ready to take you around the volcano for 2-3 hours, such as visiting the museum, alien stone, yellow river, the cemetery, and the village of the shaman of Mt. Merapi, Kaliadem hill, and Kaliadem bunker.
At about 17:00, the driver will escort you to our normal car and then we are going to our next destination, which is Borobudur Temple area where we will stay overnight, it will take about 1H30M.
*note: the timing can be rearranged during the trip due to the situation and time.
DAY 05: ACCOMMODATION IN BOROBUDUR TEMPLE AREA – SUNRISE IN SETUMBU HILL – BOROBUDUR TEMPLE TOUR – AIRPORT IN YOGYAKARTA
At about 4:30 AM, you will be escorted by your driver and guide to Setumbu Hill where, you can see the best sunrise toward Mount Merapi and you can see the top of Borobudur Temple. The sun will rise about 5:30 am here.
After enjoying the sunrise, we will go directly to Borobudur area for doing the tour in the temple itself, it might be crowded and we have to queue for some time, because the management of Borobudur Temple limit their visit and make this temple holier and less destructive because of mass tourism.
The tour here will take between 2-3 hours normally, afterward we will go back to the accommodation for breakfast and then transfer to Airport.
*if you still have time, we can visit a village nearby or doing village tour too, our local team will help you to purchase the village tour near the Borobudur Temple.
Important News from Borobudur Temple
There will be no sunrise tour anymore on the top of the temple and no one is allowed to visit the top of the temple as well. From now on, we can only see the BOROBUDUR TEMPLE at the bottom of the temple, and for sunrise, we will go to Setumbu Hill.
Good news: There is a trial to climb up to the top floor but with special shoes that you will get there.
TOUR’S SERVICES FINISHED
Note: Do not book a flight in the morning, it’s better if you can book the flight in the afternoon (for example at 4 pm and soon). So, you can take a full tour in Borobudur Temple area
PRICE IS IN IDR & INCLUDES:
- Pick-up service from Bali and transfer out to Yogyakarta Airport
- 1N stay at the accommodation in the Banyuwangi area with breakfast
- 1N stay at the accommodation in the Mount Bromo area with breakfast
- 1N stay at the accommodation around the Yogyakarta area with breakfast
- 1N stay at the accommodation around the Borobudur Temple area with breakfast
- Land transportation with the driver and fuel during the trip
- The jeep for the Mount Bromo Sunrise Tour and Kaliadem tour in the former eruption of Mount Merapi
- Private English-speaking guide (Ijen Crater and Mount Bromo)
- Entrance fee in Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater
- Cost for the airfare from Surabaya to Yogyakarta / train ticket from Surabaya to Yogyakarta (depends on your budget)
- Cost for highway or parking during the trip and mineral water
- Cost for Borobudur sunrise tour, entrance tickets for Mt Merapi, and cost for Yogyakarta city tour
- Cost for Ferry from Bali to Java Island
- Local guide for Borobudur temple, Prambanan temple, and Yogyakarta city tour
- Travel Insurance
- Horse riding at Mount Bromo
- Bar, laundry, phone calls, the internet, tipping & other personal costs
- Cost for lunch & dinner during the trip
For further information about the tour and booking, please feel free to contact us directly at our Email: Info@javaadventuretrail.com / WhatsApp number: +6287755920876 or please fill in the booking form below!