`SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH TOUR (2 DAYS 1NIGHT)
DAY 1: HOTEL IN BANYUWANGI (L, D)
Sukamade turtle beach tour will start at 9.00 AM from your hotel in Banyuwangi area. Your driver and guide will pick you up then we will drive to Merubitiri National Park for ± 5 hours. After 3 hours driving, you will reach Sarongan village where you can have your lunch at the local restaurant. When you have taken lunch, you will continue your trip to Sukamade Turtle Beach for about 2 hours more but an hour from the lunch place we will stop at Rajegwesi beach where you can see the portrait of local fishermen here and we can visit beautiful hidden gem, we named it Teluk hijau/ Teluk Ijo, it’s small beach with white sand and green crystal water. We can go there by boat to make it faster but when the weather is not possible to take a boat we can walk for about 30 minutes. From Teluk Ijo, we have to drive about 1,5 hours more to Sukamade Turtle Beach by local jeep because the road to go there is so bumpy and bad moreover we have to pass rivers as well (jeep is very recommended in this place). Upon your arrival in Sukamade Turtle Beach area, you can put your bags at the local guest house there then you can walk around the area and see the sunset if the weather is good.
SUKOMADE TURTLE TOUR:
You will be required to take an early dinner at 6.30 PM or 7.00 PM because at 8.00 PM we have to meet with all groups who want to see the turtle on the beach. The rangers of turtle foundation and natural resources conservation will give a short briefing about the night tour to see the turtle, then they will take you to the shore of Sukamade beach to see the turtle is laying the eggs. The rangers will give you the very good guidance about what should you do and what shouldn’t do when you are there. The Sukamade turtle beach is kind of monitoring an extinct animal from their extinction, we monitor how many turtles have landed on the beach and how many eggs that we can collect from them. When they are laying the eggs, there is some predator watches the egg. That’s why we have to collect them from the wildlife then move the eggs into the artificial sand in the rangers’ office until the eggs hatched. The tour will be finished until 11.00 PM.
ACCOMMODATION IN SUKAMADE BEACH:
The accommodations here such the homestays and guesthouses are very simple, no air conditioning, no cell phone services and very limited. So, when you plan to go here, make sure you have booked the guest house or homestay in this area. For foods are very limited as well, if you want to buy some beers or snacks better you buy it in the minimart before you head to this place.
DAY 2: SUKOMADE TURTLE BEACH – BANYUWANGI TOWN (B, L)
You should wake up at 6.00 AM, then at 6.30 AM, we have to go to the beach that we went last night for releasing some little turtles because all visitor will get some baby turtles to release on the beach. It is part of traveling and education from this Turtle Foundation. After enjoying your amazing morning with a baby turtle on the beach, we will be back to your guest house for having breakfast then we leave the place and head to the town of Banyuwangi for ±5 hours. Your lunch will be served at the local restaurant on the way to Banyuwangi
PRICE IS IN IDR AND INCLUDES:
- Pick up service from Banyuwangi & transfer out back to Banyuwangi.
- 1 Night stay at Homestay in Sukomade Turtle Beach area with Breakfast and Dinner
- Meals as stated on the programs (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
- Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip
- 4 WD vehicles (jeep) for Sukomade Turtle Beach
- Mineral water and English speaking guide
- Cost for parking during the trip
- Travel insurance
- Entrance tickets in Sukamade Turtle Beach (IDR 250.000 /person)
- Donation for Banyuwangi Turtle Foundation (it’s around IDR 50.000 – IDR 100.000 for your group)
- Bar, laundry, phone calls, and the Internet
- Tipping & other personal costs
For further information about Sukamade turtle beach tour and booking, please feel free to contact us directly to our Email: Info@javaadventuretrail.com / WhatsApp number: +6287755920876 / Line ID: yudiantosofyan