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Bromo, Semeru, Ijen

- trekking tour to Semeru, Bromo, Ijen volcanoes (East Java) -

"... Just wanted to let you know what a great trip to East Java we had ..." (Elke + Kai from Malaysia)
Sulphur mining at Ijen volcano
Sulphur mining at Ijen volcano
Climb and explore E-Java's most active and beautiful volcanoes: Semeru, Java's highest peak, mysterious Bromo and colorful Ijen with its acid lake and the impressive sulfur deposits.
This is a trekking tour designed for individuals or small groups. If you seek an adventure to combine with your holiday on Bali, this tour is the perfect choice.
  • Climb East-Java's most famous and active volcanoes
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Perfect in combination with beach holiday on Bali

9 days itinerary via Malang

Note:
This is certainly the best itinerary if you have enough time.
Day 1: Arrival in Surabaya / Malang
Pick-up from Surabaya or nearby, transfer to Malang.
Acc.: hotel in Malang (D)
Day 2: Transfer from Malang to the Tengger massiv near Semeru
Scenic drive into the Tengger massiv to the base of Semeru.
Acc.: Guesthouse in Ranu Pani (B, L, D)
Day 3: First etappe on the trek to Semeru
Start the climb to Semeru through a long but moderate trek until Kalimati camp
Acc.: Camping (B, L, D)
Day 4: Climb to Semeru's summit
Strenous climb up the steep cone of Semeru for sunrise, descend and hike to second camp at a lake.
Acc.: camping (B, L, D)
Day 5: Hike back to Ranu Pani and 4X4 transfer to Bromo
Hike back to Ranu Pani, 4x4 drive to the Tengger caldera
Acc.: comfortable hotel bungalows at the rim of the Tengger caldera (B, L)
Day 6: Bromo volcano & Tengger caldera
Relaxed day to explore Bromo volcano and the Tengger caldera. Visit of the local volcano observatory and introduction to monitoring techniques of the volcano.
Acc.: as before (Bromo) (B, L, D)
Day 7: Sunrise over the Tengger Caldera - transfer to Ijen volcano
Jeep (or hike) to sunrise viewpoint - transfer to Ijen Plateau, coffee plantations, hot bath in nearby natural hot volcanic springs
Acc.: guesthouse at coffee plantation near Ijen (B, L, D)
Day 8: Kawah Ijen volcano - transfer to Bali
Climb and visit of Ijen's crater, descend to the sulphur mining area and the turquoise acid crater lake. In the afternoon transfer to Bali.
Acc.: excellent beach hotel on Bali (B, L, D)
Day 9: End of tour / extension program on Bali
The tour ends on Bali, with the possibility for an extension on Bali.
Acc.: none (B)

8 days itinerary

Note:
If you can start the tour from Surabaya by around 11am, it is a realistic option to skip the night in Malang and go all the way to the base of Semeru.
Day 1: Arrival in Surabaya - transfer to base of Semeru
If you can start early enough in Surabaya (or Malang), you can go directly to Ranu Pani in the Tengger massiv.
Acc.: guesthouse near Semeru (D)
Day 2-8: same as in 9-days itinerary (day 3-9)

7 days itinerary

Note:
If you are up to the challenge, it is possible to return from the summit of Semeru all the way down to the village (17 km) and transfer to Bromo. Thus, you cut another day in the itinerary.
Day 1: Arrival in Surabaya - transfer to base of Semeru
If you can start early enough in Surabaya (or Malang), you can go directly to Ranu Pani in the Tengger massiv.
Acc.: guesthouse near Semeru (D)
Day 2: First etappe on the trek to Semeru
Start the climb to Semeru through a long but moderate trek until Kalimati camp
Acc.: Camping (B, L, D)
Day 3: Climb to Semeru's summit - descend back down to Ranu Pani and transfer to the Tengger caldera
Strenous climb up the steep cone of Semeru for sunrise, descend back to Ranu Pani, transfer to Bromo
Acc.: hotel or bungalows at Bromo (B, L, D)
Day 4-7: same as last 4 days in 9-days itinerary
Tour code: JAV_BSI
Tour type: Trekking: active volcanoes - adventure
Difficulty: Moderate-Challenging
Group size: 1-6
Duration: 7-9 days

Dates:

Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present

Price (p.p.): depending on nr of persons and itinerary

Included:

  • All accommodation in hotels and camps as specified
  • Full board including drinks in reasonable amounts except a few meals as specified
  • All ground, sea and air transfers as described in the program
  • Pick-up from anywhere near Malang or Surabaya and transfer to hotel on day 1
  • Transfer to Denpasar airport or other destination on Bali on last day
  • Entry fees, visits to parks and archeological sites etc. as described by the program
  • Equipment for camps (tents, mattresses, cooking gear; exception: an own sleeping should be brought)
  • Gas-masks and other special equipment as needed
  • Local porters and guides
  • Experienced Indonesian English-speaking guide

Arrival info:

The tour starts in Surabaya and ends on Bali. We can provide you with cononecting flight tickets or land transfers on request at additional cost.

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