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From Malang or Surabaya: Private Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

1. From Malang or Surabaya: Private Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

Begin with a pick-up from your hotel in Malang or Surabaya City and travel to Lumajang Regency where the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is located. Make a stop on the first viewpoint and witness a curtain of dewy white waters cascading down the rock face. Continue your adventure to the lower valley viewpoint of Tumpak Sewu waterfall. Hike down through path that intricately decorated with peppering’s of lush green moss. Enjoy amazing views from the bottom of the towering cliffs stand at impressive heights and just water coming out of everywhere. After Tumpak Sewu, be sure to visit another collection of smaller streams that fall off a cavernous section of rocks called Tetes Cave. Spend some time and enjoy a refreshing dip under this Tetes Waterfall. Then trek back to the starting point and return to your hotel in Malang or Surabaya City.

Mount Ijen Volcanic Crater Overnight Trip from Bali

2. 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.  Ascend to the summit to look into the crater and marvel at the blue fires of the volcano under a canopy of stars. 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 Yogyakarta: Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater 3-Day Tour

3. 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, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring the crater, you will be dropped off at Ketapang Harbor and you are pleased to continue your journey to Bali.

From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Trip

4. From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Trip

Following pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Surabaya at 00.15 AM, travel to Mt Bromo for about 3 hours. Upon your arrival at Cemoro Lawang - the meeting point for the sunrise attraction - climb aboard a 4WD vehicle to start the adventure. Drive along a bumpy road to the sunrise viewpoint called Penanjakan. Walk for about 10 minutes from the parking area to the sunrise viewpoint and witness the magical Bromo sunrise view. After the sunrise is over, return to the parking area and travel to the sea of sand. Hike for 30 minutes to the peak of Mt Bromo. Take in the views of the crater, a temple, caldera and surrounding mountains including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. After you have finished exploring Mt Bromo, enjoy a breakfast at a local restaurant. Choose the optional drie to Madakaripura waterfall, before journeying back to Surabaya city.

From Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip with Breakfast

5. From Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise Day Trip with Breakfast

Admire the glow of the rising sun from the Penanjakan viewpoint and take a short hike to the peak of the Mount Bromo volcano on this day trip from Malang. Fill up with a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up early in the morning from your accommodation in Malang. Relax in an air-conditioned car on the drive to Cemoro Lawang. Transfer to a 4WD vehicle and begin your adventure along a bumpy road.  Stop at the Penanjakan viewpoint and watch the sun come up over the mountains from this elevated position. Return to the parking area and hike for 15 minutes to the peak of Mt Bromo.  Take in the views of the crater, a temple, the caldera, and the surrounding mountains including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. After you have finished exploring Mt Bromo, sit down to a hearty breakfast at a local restaurant. Have the option purchase a trip to the Madakaripura waterfall, before journeying back to your hotel in Malang.

From Bali or Banyuwangi: Ijen Crater Sunrise Hike

6. 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. On a clear day, you can see the volcano's mystical blue fire, 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 Bali: Private Mount Ijen Crater Volcano Midnight Trek

7. 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 in time to see the world's largest blue flame area, rising up to 16 ft. 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. After your meal, set off for Mount Ijen’s blue fire, and 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. After a rocky path down to the bottom of the crater, see from a distance the mesmerizing electric blue fire from the volcano’s lava. Going back to 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.

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5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

The tour was very well organised. Our driver picked Sopleg picked us up well on time. The drive to the starting point including the ferry crossing was long but passed quickly. Sopleg gave us a lot detail about the area and was able to answer all questions we had about Balinese culture. At the starting point we were met by Anton our guide for the hike. The hike up was about 2 hours on a easy path with a few steep sections. Anton then led us into the crater, which is more challenging to climb. He provided a lot background information about Ijen and the sulphur mining. We had plenty of time to see the blue flames and the acidic lake. After the easier descend in daylight we had breakfast at a relaxed restaurant. Overall the trip was very exhausting due to the lack of sleep, but our guides and drivers tried to make it as pleasant as they could. If I had more time I would potentially do the longer trip with Bromo from the same provider.

It was an adventure. We were picked up by Arie (taxi driver) at 11pm in Gerogkag. He drove very well & gave us tips for other destinations. Agus led us to Ijen & the blue fire. He was very helpful and personable. He also showed us a few photo spots and took pictures of us himself. So, here are a few facts: 1. The ascent is doable even if you are not very athletic, but it is steep. Alternatively, you can take a "taxi" up for a fee. The path is at least 1.50 m wide. 2. The descent to the fire is not entirely harmless (stone path), but with a good guide (Agus) it is very doable, even if you are afraid of heights in the dark. "Good shoes" such as sneakers are sufficient. The path is wider than some scooter roads in Bali ;) 3. The morning hours are just beautiful when we return. 4. The final breakfast was also very good. With the two men, the tour can only be good. :)

This was one of the highlights of my first visit to Indonesia. This hike is very challenging. Take your time. The blue fire, sulfur, and midnight sky are amazing to to see this lifetime. Our drivers were very accomdating to our time concerns since we had to be back earlier. Our hiking leader assisted much of the hike down the crater. The views at the mountain tops are amazing. WEAR PROPER HIKING SHOES PLEASE.

impeccable organization, the pick-up took place directly at the hotel in yogya and everything went smoothly until the arrival at the port of ketapang. The volcanoes offer breathtaking landscapes, just a little too touristy. the experience was really made perfect thanks to our driver, Bagus, professional and friendly, he made us live local experiences (we stopped in a Durian Farm to taste the strange fruit).

Fami and Made Cheng were great guides! We were able to see the blue fire, sulfur mines, and watch the sun rise over the blue lake and mountainous background. We ended with a local Indonesian breakfast. Would recommend this to anyone active who is looking for a unique adventure during their time in Indonesia