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What to Expect

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

Highlights:
• 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

What You Will Do

Day 1

Surabaya Arrival – Cemorolawang

(No Meals)

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

Day 2

Bromo Sunrise - Malang

(B/-/-)

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

Day 3

Malang - Jember (TUMPAK SEWU and CAVE TETES)

(B/-/-)

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

Day 4

Jember - Ijen

(B/-/-)

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

Day 5

Ijen Tour – Banyu Pahit Waterfall

(B/-/-)

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

Day 6

Departure Banyuwangi

(B/-/-)

Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Banyuwangi Airport for your flight to Bali, or your next destination.

Accommodation

Jiwa Jawa Bromo

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.

Santika Hotel Malang

A refreshing interpretation of traditional Javanese design with a modern twist.

Aston Jember hotel

Located in an ideal location nearby Gajah Mada street as Jember main district. Close to many popular restaurants, the inner city business centre and Gajah Mada Square

Jiwa Jawa Ijen

The Caldera of Ijen in Banyuwangi Regency, East Java provides a mystical view of Ijen crater and the peak of Mount Merapi, an active volcano. Jiwa Jawa Ijen lies at its feet, providing easy access to the caldera.

Our ‘Exotic Trails of Java’ package includes:

  • • Choice of accommodation in half twin-sharing basis (2 persons per room)
  • • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast)
  • • Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle
  • • Bromo Sunrise tour using a local 4WD vehicle and horseback
  • • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • • Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language-speaking guides)
  • • All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
  • • Public Liability Insurance
  • • 11% local government tax and 10% service charge

Our ‘Exotic Trails of Java’ package does NOT include:

  • • Visa fees / arrangements (if applicable)
  • • Domestic or international flights
  • • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc
  • • Personal health and travel insurance
  • • Gratuities / tipping for driver and or guide and porterage
  • • Any High Season and Peak / festive season surcharge (see pricing above)
  • • Any additional excursion / optional tours / activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary

Good to know

  • • Suitable for FITs with minimum of 2 persons or small group
  • • Private basis only (no seat in coach available)
  • • Operated daily, with 48 hours advanced reservation required (subject to availability of the hotels/resorts)
  • • Compulsory New Year’s Eve dinner on December 31st (price varies depending on hotel policy – to be advised)
  • • It is strongly advised to avoid travelling overland (by car or by train) prior, during, and post peak season Eid al-Fitr celebration (to be advised) due to the high traffic

Terms & Condition

  • • Minimum 2 persons per booking
  • • Additional charges apply during high season and peak season period
  • • Price and booking confirmation are subject to room availability