Bromo Ijen Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour From Surabaya 4 Days 3 Nights
GLANCE OF THE TOUR:
Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater, and Tumpak Sewu Waterfall are the 3 places that you must visit when you are planning to make a trip to East Java, Indonesia. This trip started from Surabaya and back to Surabaya in 4 days 3 nights. We make the itinerary like this because we have some clients from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong who normally buy the flight from/to Surabaya. But if you are heading to Bali after this trip, we can suggest you another route for it. Please kindly let us know.
DAY 1: SURABAYA – ACCOMMODATION IN BONDOWOSO TOWN/ SEMPOL VILLAGE
We will pick you up in the Surabaya area ( Train Station, Airport, Hotel) and we will drive for about 6-8 hours to Bondowoso town or Sempol village. Bondowoso is one of the closest towns to Ijen Crater beside Banyuwangi Town but from Bondowoso you still need to drive 1H50M to reach Paltuding. Paltuding is a place where we can start our trekking to Ijen Crater. If you want to get closer to Ijen Crater and do not want to drive almost 2 hours, we recommend staying in Sempol village, there is one homestay that we can stay in and you just need to drive about 30 minutes to reach Paltuding but the homestay is basic compared other homestay at the town.
DAY 2: IJEN BLUE FIRE TRIP – ACCOMMODATION IN LUMAJANG TOWN/ TUMPAK SEWU AREA
The blue fire trip of Ijen Crater will be starting at 00:00 from your hotel, and we will drive for about an hour (depending on where you are staying too).
Blue Fire Trip is an optional trip, if you are not feeling well or tired, we can also suggest you visit Ijen Crater in the morning time about 5 a.m.
Important note: The blue fire is one of the natural phenomena that you can only see in Ijen Crater – Indonesia and Dallol Volcano – Ethiopia. But in Ijen Crater, the Blue Fire Point is a forbidden area only for sulfur miners, that’s why the government or any stakeholder will not be responsible if something happens at the Blue Fire Point.
The trekking to Ijen Crater will take about 1.5 hours (the path is quite wide, not rocky but it’s a bit steep. If you want to go down into Blue Fire Point, it will take about 30 minutes but the path is so rocky and slippery, make sure you have a proper shoe here.
After enjoying the natural phenomenon of blue fire, we will invite you to trek up to the most iconic viewpoint in Ijen Crater. It takes about 40 minutes to trek up to the crater rim of Ijen.
From this viewpoint, you can see the hugest sulfuric lake in Asia with its turquoise color. Even though it’s beautiful, it has almost 0,5 pH of acidity. It means there is a danger in a beautiful look.
After enjoying the view from the top, we have to go back to our car and go back to the hotel to have breakfast, shower, and transfer to Lumajang Town/Tumpak Sewu Waterfall area for our next stay. It will take about 4-5 hours away.
Note: If you stay in Lumajang Town, you will need to drive about 2 hours to reach the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall but if you stay at the local homestay near the waterfall, you will need only 5 minutes to reach the waterfall.
DAY 3: TUMPAK SEWU WATERFALL TOUR – HOTEL IN MOUNT BROMO AREA
The third day of the trip is very special because you will see the most hunted places in East java that everyone wants to visit. Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is about 1,5 hours from Lumajang Town. So, we will start at about 5:00 am and we will be there at about 6:30 am. Why do we have to start in the morning because the best time to see the waterfall is between 6- 9 am.
(If you choose to stay at the local homestay near Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, you don’t need to start early as from Lumajang town. Because the waterfall is just 5 minutes away from the homestay)
Upon your arrival in the parking place, we have to walk about 5 minutes to reach the Panorama point. From here, you will see the greatest view of this waterfall. It’s so huge and stunning.
Bromo Ijen Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour
If you want to go down to the bottom, you have to walk into the water and the moisture of the fall can make you so wet, please be ready for it. It takes about 15 minutes down. After enjoying the trip, we had to back to our car and start to drive to the Mount Bromo area for our last destination. It takes about 4 hours to drive from here.
DAY 4: MOUNT BROMO SUNRISE TOUR – TRANSFER TO SURABAYA (TRAIN STATION, AIRPORT, OR HOTEL)
On the last day of the trip, we will be visiting the most beautiful mountain view in Indonesia, Mount Bromo. We will be starting at about 3:30 am by The jeep, and we will drive for about 40 minutes until we reach King Kong Hill where we will watch the beautiful sunrise. The sunrise here is about 5:30 a.m. So you can have some tea or coffee in the local shops there.
When the sun rises the people will be getting ready to capture the best moment for it. Make sure you have enough battery on your camera or phone. At about 6:30 a.m., we had to move to the Sea of Sand by our jeep. The name of Sea of Sand was taken from the deep Crater lake of Tengger Volcano which includes Mount Bromo, Batok, and Kursi. It was a deep crater lake that was covered by the volcanic sand from Mount Bromo.
After stopping in the sea of sand, we will get ready to hike the crater rim of Mount Bromo, it will take about 45 minutes by foot and 10 minutes by horse (if you wish to ride a horse).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MOUNT BROMO:
It’s an active volcano that can be erupted. Sometimes, the local volcanologist and staff of the national park will not allow us to hike the crater rim until they say it’s completely safe. And this is an unpredictable thing.
After enjoying the crater rim of Mount Bromo, we will go back to our hotel to have breakfast, shower, and drive for about 3-4 hours away to reach the Surabaya area.
DETAIL OF THE TRIP:
- LOCATION: EAST JAVA (MOUNT BROMO, TUMPAK SEWU WATERFALL & IJEN CRATER)
- ADVENTURE TYPES:
- TREKKING & HIKING
- LOCAL CULTURE UNDERSTANDING
- PROGRAM DURATION: 4 DAYS
- AGE REQUIREMENT: AGE REQUIREMENT VARIES
- COST IN USD & IDR: CONTACT US FOR COST DETAILS
- ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: PRIVATE STAYING
Price is in IDR and includes:
- Pick up service from Surabaya and transfer out to back to Surabaya
- 1 Night stay in Bondowoso Town with a breakfast
- 1 Night stay in Lumajang Town/Tumpak Sewu Waterfall area with a breakfast
- 1 Night stay in the Mount Bromo area with a breakfast
- Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip
- Private English-speaking guide
- The jeep for the Mount Bromo tour
- Cost for parking during the trip and mineral water during the trip
- Cost for Tumpak Sewu waterfall
- Entrance tickets in Mt Bromo
- Entrance tickets in Ijen Crater
- Cost for Ijen Bluefire Tour and Gas Mask in Ijen Crater
- Travel Insurance
- Bar, laundry, phone calls, and the internet
- Cost for lunch and dinner during the trip
- Tipping & other personal costs