SURABAYA – MOUNT BROMO – KALIBARU – SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH TOUR – IJEN CRATER TOUR – BALI (5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS)
WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR INTERESTING?
This tour is designed for travelers who want to explore the must-visit destinations in East Java during their visit. We suggested in our itinerary that five days will be required on this trip. We will start from Surabaya City or you can also start from Malang Town, then we will explore Mount Bromo, Kalibaru Highland, Sukamade Turtle Beach, Ijen Volcano, and finish in Bali Island. This trip will be a bit of an adventure especially when we are in Sukamade Turtle Beach, there will be no restaurant, good homestay/hotel, no wifi, no cellular phone, no Ac, and no hot shower. It’s pretty basic there because we will be staying in the middle of the jungle. To read more about the detail of the trip, you can scroll down to the detail below:
DAY 1: PICK UP SERVICE FROM SURABAYA AREA – ACCOMMODATION IN THE MOUNT BROMO AREA
The first day of the tour will start from the Surabaya area (Airport, Hotel, or Train Station), if you are staying at the hotel in the Surabaya area, we recommend starting at 9 am in the morning and if you are arriving in the same day via Surabaya airport or train station, we recommend to take morning or before midday arrival. Our staff will meet you in the Surabaya area then we will drive from Surabaya to the Mount Bromo area for about 3 hours. You will stop at the local restaurant for having lunch. Upon your arrival in Mount Bromo, we will escort you to your accommodation for an enjoyable stay before taking a sunrise tour tomorrow morning.
If you can start earlier from Surabaya, for example, if you leave Surabaya at 8:00 AM, you can take a waterfall tour. We will visit Madakaripura waterfall which is the most famous waterfall near Mount Bromo. Please check the picture on the Internet if you are interested.
DAY 2: BROMO SUNRISE TOUR – ACCOMMODATION IN KALIBARU HIGHLAND
The Mount Bromo tour will start at 3:30 AM, the jeep will bring you to the best hill to see the sunrise here, they are Penanjakan and Kingkong hill. We will drive for 40 minutes from our hotel. When the sun rises, people will yell and look for a good position for catching the sunrise. The sunrise here is one of the best sunrises in Indonesia, besides the wonderful sunrise, you will an amazing view of two active volcanoes and one inactive mountain. They are Mount Bromo, Semeru, and Batok. After we enjoy the view from the top of the hill, we will back to our jeep for continuing our adventure to reach the sea of sands in the Mount 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 the stairs up at the slope of Mt. Bromo which will lead you to reach the peak of Mt. Bromo. About at 08.00 AM, the jeep will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, pack, loading bags into our van. Afterward, we will continue our trip to Kalibaru Highland for about 4 hours by passing small villages, rural landscapes, rice fields & plantations. Then upon your arrival at Kalibaru Highland, you will stay overnight and have dinner at Margo Utomo Cottages or similar hotels.
DAY 03: KALIBARU AREA – ECO PLANTATIONS TOUR (AROMA TOUR) – SUKOMADE TURTLE BEACH (B, L, D)
After having breakfast at your hotel around 8.00 AM, you will have a chance to enjoy the eco trip of plantations in the Kalibaru area. On this tour program, you will do short trekking through 09 hectares of plantations with varieties of spices such as nutmeg, cloves, pepper, vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, coffee, and coconuts. You may also discover the extraordinary attraction of the 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 10.00 AM, we will continue our trip to Sukamade turtle beach. It takes about 2 hours to reach Pesanggaran village then continue to Sukamade turtle beach for about 1,5 hours by crossing rain forests and rivers using our special adventure vehicle. Lunch will be served at the local restaurant on the way to Sukamade turtle beach. Upon your arrival in the Sukamade turtle beach area, you will stay in the guesthouse there.
THE ACTIVITY OF THE TOUR IN SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH:
After having dinner at your guesthouse at 8:00 PM, The rangers of turtle foundation and natural resources conservation will take you to the shore of Sukamade beach to see the turtle where they normally lay their eggs. The rangers will give you very good guidance about what should you do and what you shouldn’t do when you are there and the tour will be finished before midnight.
THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUKAMADE TRIP:
A GLANCE AT SUKOMADE TURTLE BEACH:
This is the most appropriate phrase to describe a trip to this national park well known as Sukamade Beach. There are no tourists in many quantities. The only silence of the woods, the sound of rivers, the hospitality of local people, and cacao and coffee plantations. Crossing rivers, after 3 hours on the road and 2 hours of a bumpy road, your trip will be full of challenges. Deep in the jungle, there is a beach where the landing of turtles.
7 species of sea turtles in the world and 6 species of sea turtles in Indonesia, 4 species landing and laying eggs on Sukamade Beach. Seeing the turtles lay their eggs at the night is the most poignant sight that can be seen by visitors. Imagining the sea turtles taking a distance of thousands of kilometers from their origin in the other parts of the continent far away and just laying eggs on Sukamade Beach.
ACCOMMODATION IN SUKAMADE BEACH:
The conditions here are very simple, and basic, no proper shower, no wifi, no air conditioning, no phone connection, and the lack of electricity which will be off after midnight. There is no restaurant or shops there, the only small restaurant organized by the local people here only cook Indonesian food. But if you have your own food, you can also cook here. So, it’s basic but more flexible and relaxing.
DAY 4: SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH – ACCOMMODATION IN BANYUWANGI AREA
Before having breakfast in the Sukamade turtle beach area at 6:00 AM. We will have a chance to release some baby turtles or little juveniles to the Sukomade beach. Then, we will back to the guesthouse for taking breakfast. Afterward, we will continue our trip to the Banyuwangi town area for about 5 hours. On this route, we will pass rural landscapes, small cities, rice fields, plantations, and beaches. About late afternoon or early evening, we will reach your accommodation in Banyuwangi town for an overnight stay before you enjoy the Ijen Crater trekking on the next morning.
DAY 5: IJEN CRATER TOUR – TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL IN BALI ISLAND
The Ijen crater tour will start at 4:00 in the morning, our car will bring us to the parking place of the Ijen crater where we will start the trekking. This journey takes about 1,5 hours from the hotel. Upon your arrival at the parking area of Ijen Crater, you have to prepare everything that you need for trekking, approximately 1,5 hours will be required to ascend the slope of mount Ijen to reach the peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, you will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shady. Rest on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2386 meters and enjoy the best of the lake of acid water which reflects the spectacular view in the surrounding walls that gives the impression like doom. The sulfur miners go down into the crater and climb back up by passing a dangerous path on the edge of 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 in the crater of Ijen crater is one of God’s amazing creations. 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 to the vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for escorting you to the plantations. Afterward, we will be back in the town of Banyuwangi for having lunch at the local restaurant, and then we will drive to Ketapang Ferry Port and then take a ferry to reach Gilimanuk Ferry Port at the western tip of Bali Island. Upon arrival at Gilmanuk Ferry port, our Bali driver will escort you to your hotel in Bali (Ubud, Lovina, Sanur, Kuta, Jimbaran area). TOUR SERVICES FINISHED.
If the weather is good enough and your condition is still good as well, you can take the Ijen BlueFire tour at Ijen Crater but you are required to leave the hotel around 00:30 AM or Midnight. Please check the picture of blue fire on the internet
GILIMANUK FERRY PORT TO UBUD, KUTA, SANUR, JIMBARAN, DENPASAR AREA (±4 HOURS DRIVE), LOVINA (±2 HOURS DRIVE), PEMUTERAN (± 30 MINUTES DRIVE)
PRICE IS IN IDR & INCLUDES:
- Pick up service from Surabaya and transfer out to your hotel in Bali
- 1N stay at Hotel/ Homestay in Mt. Bromo area with breakfast
- 1N stay at Hotel/Homestay in Kalibaru Highland with breakfast
- Aroma eco plantation tour in the Kalibaru area
- 1N stay at Guesthouse in Sukamade Turtle Beach with breakfast & dinner
- 1N stay at Hotel/Homestay Banyuwangi area with breakfast
- Private land transportation with the driver and fuel during the trip
- 4WD vehicle (jeep) for Mount Bromo & Sukamade Turtle Beach Tour
- Mineral water during the trip
- Private English-speaking guide for 5 days
- Cost for highway or parking during the trip & Gas Mask in Ijen Crater
- Optional Blue Fire Tour in Ijen Crater
- All the entrance fees during the trip
- Cost for Ferry from Java to Bali Island
- Travel Insurance
- Optional tour in Madakaripura Waterfall
- Tip (gratuity) for guide and driver (recommended)
- Horse riding at Mount Bromo
- Bar, laundry, phone calls, the internet, & 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!