Java is the historical lodestone of Indonesia; a magical and storied island that’s steeped in culture and shrouded in mysticism. A powerhouse on the modern stage, Java traces its influence back through the centuries in its artistry, traditions and architecture. Cresting a mountainous ridge on the ring of fire, this is an explosive land of fire, stone and spices, where ancient and brooding volcanoes have witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations, sultanates and empires.
This extension programme takes you to the two most dramatic and awe-inspiring volcanic craters in Java: Bromo and Ijen. You will experience the majestic beauty of sunrise at Bromo, and scale the otherworldly moonscape of Ijen’s Crater Lake, where magical blue sulphur flames burn through the night
• Ride on a 4-Wheel-Drive vehicle along the rim of the Bromo caldera
• Take a pony ride to the foot of Mount Bromo
• Witness the lunar-like landscapes and stunning sunrise atop the caldera at Ijen
• Visit exotic waterfalls in East Java (Coban Pelangi Waterfall and Tumpak Sewu)
• Discover the traditional sulphur mining industry at Ijen crater
Surabaya Arrival – Cemorolawang
Upon arrival, meet and greet with your local guide and transfer direct to Cemorolawang. The road gets steep in parts of the journey, offering up some awe-inspiring scenery. Arrive at Cemorolawang to check in. In the late afternoon, take time to meet some local villagers and enjoy the sunset at Metigen Point. Back to your hotel and enjoy the evening free at leisure.
Overnight at Jiwa Jawa Bromo
Bromo Sunrise - Malang
Depart from your resort at 4.00 am in a 4x4 jeep and make your way to Penanjakan Viewpoint for sunrise over the Bromo caldera. Descend the wide open crater to Pasir Berbisik, explore this mesmerising landscape of sand, savannah and volcanic smoke and ride a pony to the foot of Mount Bromo. Next, visit Coban Pelangi Waterfall, before returning to the resort for breakfast and check-out. Transfer to your hotel in Malang via a number of temples, then enjoy time at leisure.
Overnight at Santika Hotel Malang
Malang - Jember (TUMPAK SEWU and CAVE TETES)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and set off on a soft trek into the jungle. Travel to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall before the sun rises. Here, thirty different waterfalls plummet down into the pools below. Just around the corner, another waterfall called Goa Tetes is another incredible spot; essentially a collection of caves and waterfalls all the way up the cliff face. It’s a good idea to wear sturdy shoes here, as the paths can get a bit slippery.
Overnight at Aston Jember Hotel
Jember - Ijen
After breakfast, prepare for check out. Next, we will start our journey to Ijen. Check in at the hotel and enjoy your time free at leisure.
Overnight at Jiwa Jawa Ijen
Ijen Tour – Banyu Pahit Waterfall
Wake up early for a journey to Ijen, where you will discover the amazing blue flames at the heart of the crater, and learn about the lives of local men who work there to mine the sulphur. Following an unforgettable sunrise at the crater rim, drive to Banyupait Waterfall; a wall of viscous acid enriched with minerals such as gypsum and alum. Transfer back to your hotel for breakfast and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight at Jiwa Jawa Ijen
Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Banyuwangi Airport for your flight to Bali, or your next destination.
It is located within the vicinity of one of Java’s most iconic attractions - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java. At 2,000 metres above sea level, the property is both breathtaking and accessible.
A refreshing interpretation of traditional Javanese design with a modern twist.