Borobudur Bromo Ijen Tour
YOGYAKARTA – BOROBUDUR SUNRISE TOUR – YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – MOUNT BROMO – IJEN CRATER – BALI
(4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS)
WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR INTERESTING?
This tour is the same as “YOGYAKARTA BROMO IJEN BALI TOUR (5D4N)”, The difference is only in the length of the journey. In this tour, we explore those destinations within four days. This tour is made at the request of some traveler who has a very limited holiday in Indonesia but is willing to visit all the destinations. This tour is a little bit rushed but it’s highly recommended to be booked because you will get some experiences during the tour.
On this tour, you will be visiting Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Sultan Palace, Mount Bromo, and Ijen Crater, and on day two, we will invite you to take a local train from Yogyakarta (Central Java) to Surabaya (East Java) which will great opportunity to see how to train schedule works here. On the last day, we will escort you to your hotel in Bali.
IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE BOOKING THE TRIP:
Borobudur temple has updated its regulation since the year 2022: Every visitor is only allowed to visit this holy temple from the bottom of the temple. There will be no sunrise tour too from above the temple, so for the sunrise tour, we will go to Setumbu Hill instead. Moreover, Borobudur Temple and Sultan Palace will be closed every Monday. So please be aware of this new information and we will keep you updated on the newest info.
To read more about the tour itinerary, you can scroll through the detail below:
DAY 1: YOGYAKARTA – PRAMBANAN TEMPLE – ACCOMMODATION IN BOROBUDUR AREA
Borobudur temple tour will start from the airport in Yogyakarta, our staff will meet you at the airport then we will drive from Yogyakarta to the Borobudur temple area for about 1,5 hours, Upon your arrival in the Borobudur temple area, you will be staying overnight there before you do Borobudur sunrise tour tomorrow morning.
Important Note: We recommend arriving in Yogyakarta before midday or even better in the morning, so you have a chance to do the Yogyakarta City Tour, for example visiting Prambanan Temple &, etc, because on the second day, we have to catch a train at 14:21, so it’s better to do a city tour on this day instead of the second day.
DAY 2: BOROBUDUR SUNRISE TOUR – YOGYAKARTA CITY TOUR – TRAIN TO SURABAYA – ACCOMMODATION IN MOUNT BROMO AREA
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 stone reliefs and the many faces of Buddha. Glimpsing Borobudur for the first time is often a deeply felt emotional experience.
Borobudur sunrise tour offers a different experience where participants were given a special pass to enter the monument early in the morning at approximately 4:30 am before public visitors and visitors have to walk from the hotel to Borobudur with a pre-dawn stroll through the dewy grass of a lush tropical garden. A super scenery and a very beautiful morning at Borobudur temple could be seen when the sun would appear from the horizon. A truly impressive experience!
Around 09:00, our staff will meet you at your hotel for the next tour, which is a city tour around Yogyakarta city. Because our train is at 14:21, you should keep your time tight, we will be visiting one of these places (Sultan Palace, Water Castle, and some optional visits, for example, visiting, Silver, Puppet, and Batik maker place). If you visited it on day 1, then we can just relax to do a short city trip before transferring you out to the train station.
(we recommend doing the whole city tour on the first day of the tour which is less hectic and stressful with the time).
After doing the short city tour, we will take lunch in the local restaurant then we will drive to Tugu Train Station because the train leaves Yogyakarta around 14:21 and arrive at Surabaya Gubeng Train Station around 18:10. After arriving at Surabaya Gubeng train station, our staff will meet you at Surabaya Gubeng Train Station and then continue our trip to the Mount Bromo area, it takes about 3 hours drive but we will stop for having dinner in the local restaurant before we enter Mount Bromo area because there will be fewer choices place to eat up there.
DAY 3: MOUNT BROMO SUNRISE TOUR – ACCOMMODATION IN BANYUWANGI AREA (IJEN CRATER)
Mount Bromo sunrise tour will be started around 03:30 (when you come to Mount Bromo on the weekend, we have to start the tour earlier), the jeep will bring you to the most famous viewpoint in the Mount Bromo area. That is Penanjakan hill, from the hill we can see the best sunrise in East Java with mountains and volcanoes as a background. Afterward, the jeep will continue your adventure holiday 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 at the slope of Mount Bromo which will lead you to reach the peak of Mt. Bromo.
After enjoying the volcanic activity on the top of Mount Bromo, you have to go back to your jeep then the jeep will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, pack up, loading bags into our car then we will continue our trip to to the Hotel in the area of Ijen Crater for about 4-5 hours. On this route, we will pass rural landscapes, small cities, rice fields, plantations, and beaches. You will have lunch at the local place on the way to Banyuwangi town, and about the late afternoon or in the early evening, we will be reaching your accommodation in Banyuwangi (Ijen Crater) area which is only an hour away from Ijen Crater. You will be staying overnight here before you enjoy Ijen Crater trekking the next morning.
DAY 4: IJEN CRATER TOUR – BALI
The Ijen crater tour will start at 00:30, our car will bring us to Paltuding (the Parking area before you start the trekking). This journey takes approximately 1 hour from the hotel in Banyuwangi, arriving at the parking area of Ijen Crater, and about 1.5 hours will be required to ascend the slope of mount Ijen to reach the peak of Ijen Crater to see the blue flame we need to climb the crater down around 30 minutes (sport and hiking shoes required). When you arrived at the bottom of the crater of Ijen Volcano, you will see the amazing view of the Blue flame everybody said, it is only two in the world (only in Ijen Crater and Ethiopia).
When the sun rises, you will be invited to climb the crater to enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shade. Rest 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 Ijen Crater with a load of as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders.
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 (coffee and clove). We will escort you back to Hotel for having breakfast and taking shower before continuing to Ketapang Ferry Port then take a ferry to reach Gilimanuk Ferry Port at the western tip of Bali Island. Upon arrival at Gilmanuk Ferry port, we will escort you to your hotel in Bali (Ubud, Lovina, Sanur, Kuta, Canggu, Legian, or Jimbaran area).
TOUR’S SERVICES FINISHED
GILIMANUK FERRY PORT TO UBUD, KUTA, SANUR, JIMBARAN, DENPASAR AREA (±4-5 HOURS DRIVE), LOVINA (±2 HOURS DRIVE) & PEMUTERAN (30 MINUTES’ DRIVE)
PRICE IS IN IDR & INCLUDES:
- Pick up service from Yogyakarta and transfer out to your hotel in Bali
- The train’s tickets from Yogyakarta to Surabaya Gubeng train station
- 1N stay in Borobudur Temple area with Breakfast
- 1N stay in the Mount Bromo area with Breakfast
- 1N stay in the Ijen Crater area with Breakfast
- Cost for Ferry from Java to Bali Island
- Private land transportation with the driver and fuel during the trip
- The jeep for Bromo Sunrise Tour
- Mineral water during the trip
- Private English-speaking guide (Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater)
- Cost for Borobudur temple tour and Yogyakarta city tour
- Cost for highway or parking during the trip
- Cost for Bluefire Tour in Ijen Crater and Gas Mask
- Cost for a local guide in the temple of Borobudur and Prambanan Temple
- Travel Insurance
- Entrance tickets to Mount Bromo ( Monday – Friday IDR 230.000 and Saturday to Sunday/public holiday IDR 330.000)
- Entrance tickets in Ijen Crater ( IDR 100.000 on Monday – Friday and IDR 150.000 Saturday – Sunday/public holiday)
- Horse riding at Mount Bromo
- Gratuity (tip) for tour guide & driver
- Cost for lunch & dinner during the trip