Our most recommended things to do in East Java

Indonesia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

1. Indonesia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Indonesia hassle-free with a flexible eSIM Data Plan. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage across Indonesia. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage. Simply scan your QR code to access all your essential apps and websites on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with only one eSIM needed per device. Top up by buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: Indonesia: Excelcom(XL Axiata) The rest of the countries are available in the voucher info on your GYG App after purchase.

From Bali: 24-Hour Trip to Ijen Crater & Javanese Breakfast

2. From Bali: 24-Hour Trip to Ijen Crater & Javanese Breakfast

A professional guide will lead your trip. The guide's passion and knowledge of the terrain will give you access to the best views and most spectacular sights as well as inform you about the geography and history of the volcano. Depart from Bali at 1:00 PM to begin your journey to the active volcano of Kawah Ijen in East Java. You will arrive in the early evening and enjoy a local dinner and a rest in your room. You will climb to the rim of the 2370-meter volcano, before descending to the crater floor. This is the only place where you can see the ethereal blue sulfur fires and watch the Javanese workers harvesting sulfur. As dawn breaks and the light changes, your dramatic surroundings will reveal themselves from your position beside the largest acid lake in the world. Before returning to Bali, you will stop to enjoy a hearty home-cooked Javanese breakfast. Please come along for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your professional guides and careful planning will assure you have a safe and memorable trip to the heart of Kawah Ijen.

Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

3. Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

Benefit from pick-up from your hotel in Bali, and then travel to the westernmost tip to catch the ferry to Java from Gilimanuk. Upon arrival at Ketapang port in Banyuwangi, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Licin and drive through a rainforest of giant ferns and trees on the slopes of Mount Ijen.  From there, you will enjoy the stunning blue fire, burning Sulfur that spews blue light in the dark. When the sunrises, resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2386 meters and enjoy the best panorama of the world’s largest acidic lake with its magnificent turquoise colored water. Get a panoramic view of the sulfur lake and surrounding landscape in the first light of day. Then, return to the base of the mountain to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before the drive back to the Bali.

From Surabaya or Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip

4. From Surabaya or Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip

The trip will start around midnight as your guide will pick you up directly from your desired pick up location. Feel free to take a nap in the car as you drive towards Mount Bromo. From there, you will continue the journey in a 4WD Jeep, going through a bumpy road to get to Mount Penanjakan. Accompanied by a sip of coffee to warm the night while waiting for the sun to emerge from its hideout. Your guide will keep you entertained so expect great stories about the history of the region and interesting information about the features of the landscape, all with a great sense of humor. Nothing could describe once you witness the astonishing Sunrise at the top of Mount Penanjakan summit and revealed the hidden landscape of Mount Bromo surrounding. Your guide will act as your personal photographer for the day and help you to get some great insta-worthy shots in the unrivaled Mount Bromo Landscape. A truly sight to behold Driving down the hill, you will pass the vast sea of sand, resulting from the eruption of Mount Bromo, in a 30 minute-easy track all the way to the peak. From the crater rim, you can see the active Bromo crater, caldera and the mountainous views of Mount Batok and the highest mountain on Java Island, Mount Semeru. Also, you can find the Hindu temple reflecting the Majapahit Kingdom's history. To complete the day, you will be driven to the best Lava view restaurant and have yourself a delicious buffet-breakfast before returning to Surabaya or Malang

Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

5. Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

Explore the island of Java by visiting the famous volcanoes on the island of Java, Bromo and Ijen. Depart from Yogyakarta by private mini van/van, accompanied by an experienced English-speaking tour manager. And explore Mount Bromo using a 4x4 vehicle to see the sunrise, and climb the crater rim. Then head to Ijen to see the famous blue fire. And watch the sunrise from the crater rim with a charming turquoise lake. The tour will end at Ketapang Ferry Terminal, Banyuwangi, and you can continue your journey to Bali. Day 1 You will be picked up and heading directly to your accommodation in Bromo. Day 2 Picked up by a 4x4 vehicle and head to the sunrise point, enjoy the sunrise and head to sand area for a photo session with the background of the Widodaren hill, then hiking to bromo begins towards the crater rim. Then return back to accommodation for breakfast and continue the journey to Ijen. Day 3 Hiking to ijen starts at 2 am, and hiking for 2 hours to the blue fire point. Then back to the crater rim to see the sunrise. then back to starting point and continue driving to get to the ferry terminal. You will be at Ferry terminal at 9am apprx.

From Bali: Private Mount Ijen Crater Volcano Midnight Trek

6. From Bali: Private Mount Ijen Crater Volcano Midnight Trek

Embark on an exciting and unforgettable midnight hike up Ijen Volcano leaving from Bali and trust that this 24-hour adventure is worth the time. Begin your trek in pitch-black darkness and reach the crater. Hike back down as the sun rises and take in panoramic views of the magnificent natural surroundings.  The trip begins with pickup from your hotel and then a 4-hour drive to Gilimanuk Port, where the ferry for Java departs. Arrive at Ketapang, and go out for dinner to get energy for the hike. Arrive an hour and a half later at the base of the mountain. By midnight, the trek to the summit will start. The trek up will take around two hours. At the first stop, enjoy a spectacular view of the night sky and a photographer will teach you how to take photos of the stars. Head down to the Ijen Crater, which will take another 40 minutes, and admire the views. Back at the crater’s rim, be greeted by the breathtaking view of the sunrise overlooking the surrounding scenery. The trek will end at a local warung to eat breakfast before returning to Bali and your hotel.

From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

7. From Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

Day 1 Start your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Yogyakarta in the morning and travel to Mount Bromo. Enjoy beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious Indonesian traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation in Bromo, enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise tomorrow. Day 2 Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience as you witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, head back to the hotel to enjoy the breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 3 Today, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater on a 90 to 120-minute hike. From the crater’s rim, be greeted by the breathtaking views overlooking the surrounding scenery. On a lucky day, you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring Ijen, you can opt to be dropped off at Ketapang Harbor, Banyuwangi or to your accommodation in Bali Island.

From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

8. From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

Start your tour with pickup from either Bali or Banyuwangi and take in the beautiful sunrise over Ijen Crater. For those traveling from Bali, start your tour in the evening by making your way to Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi. Once you have arrived at Ketapang Port, relax at the lounge before getting picked up by your team and continue to Ijen Volcano. For those traveling from Banyuwangi, enjoy pickup from your accommodations at 12:30 AM and travel to Ijen Volcano to start your hike. Take in the scenery during your 1.5-2-hour hike to the Ijen Crater viewpoint and admire the views from the top. If you are lucky, you can see the volcano's mystical blue fire (but not guarantee), which is a truly unique experience. Catch the sunrise over the largest acid lake on Java Island and appreciate the local miners carrying sulfur rock as part of their daily life to provide for their families. After exploring the volcano, trek down and back to the parking lot. For those staying in Banyuwangi, you will return to your hotel around 9:00 AM. Those traveling back to Bali will return to their accommodations in the afternoon.

From Malang: Ultimate Mount Bromo National Park Sunrise Tour

9. From Malang: Ultimate Mount Bromo National Park Sunrise Tour

Explore the wonders of Mount Bromo on a sunrise tour from Malang. Climb to a viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan to experience the sunrise while surrounded by stunning beauty in an incredible setting. Breakfast and entry to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park are included in your trip. Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, which covers a massive area of 800 square kilometers. At 2,392 meters tall, Mount Bromo may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, but it doesn't disappoint with its sweeping views and dramatic landscapes. From a vantage point on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 meters above sea level), experience what travelers from around the world come to see with Smartway!. Please note that till tour will take place at 12.30 after mid-night and finished around 13.00 estimated time of arrival in Malang city.

3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

10. 3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

Spend 3 days exploring the volcanic landscapes of East Java. Take in a spectacular sunrise and panoramic views from the peak of Mount Bromo. Marvel at the blue flames on a descent into the Ijen crater. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Bali–Gilimanuk Harbour–Mt. Bromo From western Bali travel by ferry to the eastern tip of Java. Drive to the Mount Bromo area, with a lunch stop along the way. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Day 2: Mt. Bromo–Banyuwangi (Ijen Crater) Very early in the morning, head to the rim of the Tengger caldera. Marvel at the panoramic views at sunrise with the active Mount Semeru volcano in the background. Continue to Mount Bromo. Take a short walk and climb the 240 stairs to the peak. After breakfast back at the hotel, drive to Banyuwangi, with a lunch break en route. Check in at the hotel. Day 3: See the panoramic Ijen Crater–Bali Just after midnight see the panoramic of Ijen creater. Stop at the miner’s shack for a short rest and head back to the hotel for breakfast before the return trip to Bali.

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I booked the 3-day tour from Surabaya and we visited Mt. Bromo, Tumpak Sewu Falls and Kwah Ijen. First we visited Tumpak Sewu Falls. It was a great experience but be prepared that you will be completely wet at the end of the tour as you will climb and walk in the water and under the falls (have another set of clothes with you to change after the tour). Our driver Bagus then took us closer to Mt. Bromo where we stayed for the first night. During the three days Bagus told us a lot about Indonesia and its culture and I must say he was a great driver and guide. For Mt. Bromo sunrise we departed in the middle of the night from our hotel. The weather was misty and rainy at times but we still managed to see the sunrise. On the other hand, we did see blue fire in Kwah Ijen but since there was fog all around us we did not see the lake from the top of Ijen as it was a rainy season - if you can choose then take this tour in a dry season. Overall it was a great tour.

The tour was excellent organized and the driver was very kind and friendly and made sure that although the weather was not so pleasant that it was a remarkable experience. I got a chance to see mount bromo and the driver was speaking perfectly English which made me feel very comfortable and safe during the whole trip. I kind highly recommend this tour. It was really a beautiful and remarkable experience.

The trip is quite demanding in terms of travel. Lots of long distance travel. Especially taxing considering we have 3 early rises. The hotel is Jakarta is definitely a bit small considering it is for 2 days. The rest of the hotel arrangements are fine. Prambanan should definitely be included in this tour. Tipping information should have been included for clarity and benefits to the travellers.

It was easy to install, just needed to scan the QRcode from the ticket. It worked well most of the time, with a good connection. Very good-value pricing.

great tour, took away all the trouble of planning away from us Wich was much needed