Surabaya Ijen Blue Fire Sukamade Bromo Tour 6D5N
SURABAYA IJEN BLUE FIRE SUKAMADE BROMO
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Departure Time09.00 AM
SURABAYA – HOTEL IN BANYUWANGI
Ijen Crater Tour will start at your Hotel in Surabaya area at 9.00 AM, our driver will pick you up at the hotel then you will be escorted to the airport in Surabaya. Here, you will take a flight to Banyuwangi for about an hour. The flight from Surabaya starts from 11.15 AM and you will arrive in Banyuwangi Airport at 12.15 Upon your arrival in Banyuwangi airport, we will escort you to the hotel in ijen crater area for an enjoyable stay before you do a tour in Ijen crater on the next morning.
IJEN BLUE FIRE TOUR – SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH (B, D)
Ijen blue fire tour will start at 1.00 from your hotel in Banyuwangi, you are requested to wear trekking shoes for your safety hike. The journey will take about an hour from your hotel to Paltuding (1850 m). Paltuding is parking point or starting point before you hike Ijen Crater (2386m). The trekking will take about ±2 hours until the blue fire point, it depends on your pace and condition. At least you should be at the peak of Ijen Crater at 4.15 AM if you don’t want to miss the blue fire. The blue fire always appears every night and it will be gone when the sun rises at 5.20 AM. After enjoying the blue fire, you should go back to the top of Ijen Crater, from the top you will see the view of the turquoise lake. It will be nice when the sun shines onto the lake.
Ijen crater has the biggest sulfuric lake in Indonesia, and it’s one of the biggest sulfuric lakes in the world with the acidity below 0. The acidity of the lake is around 0,5 ph. Besides the amazing view of Ijen Crater, you will see some sulfur miners/workers who work hard to carry more than 80kg of sulfur blocks on their shoulder, and they only earn USD 8 per day. It really depends on how many kgs of sulfur they can carry. Sulfur mining in Ijen Crater is very old. They start to do mining from 1950. It’s kind of unstoppable sulfur mining. Make sure you share something to them after taking a photo such as candy or food that you have in your bag.
If the weather is good enough and you have a good condition for trekking at night, you can take Ijen blue fire tour at Ijen Crater but you are required to leave the Hotel or Homestay around 1:00 AM or Midnight. Please check the picture of the blue fire at Ijen Crater on the Internet.
After enjoying the enchanting scenery at Crater of Ijen Crater then we will go down to the parking area where our car is waiting for escorting you to our next destination that is Sukamade Turtle Beach. It will take for about 3, 5 hours’ drive to Rajegwesi beach then we will drive to Sukomade Turtle Beach about 1, 5 hours riding 4WD car (jeep). You will cross the rain forest and rivers using our special adventure jeep. Upon your arrival in Sukamade Turtle Beach area, you will stay in the guest house there before you do Sukamade Turtle Tour in the evening.
SUKOMADE TURTLE TOUR:
You have required 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 egg 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.
SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH – GREEN BAY – RED ISLAND – HOTEL IN BANYUWANGI (B)
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, you can see the surroundings of Merubetiri National Park, this is an area of virtually void of people and we will enable you to have looked many attractions of biodiversity along with the peculiarities of plants, animals and exotic landscapes without disturbing the ecosystem. In this national park, there is also a beautiful place which is called Green Bay. We must walk the hill down about 2 kilometers; it looks like a hidden bay. In Green Bay, we can do sunbathing, swimming or just relaxing while drinking a fresh young coconut. After enjoying the stunning bay, we will take the fishing boat for going back and catching our jeep. Afterward, we will go to Red Island Beach for taking a great lunch while enjoying the area.
Afterward, we leave this area to continue our trip to your hotel in Banyuwangi area for staying overnight there. It takes 3 – 4 hours’ drive, upon your arrival there, you will have free time, you can use your free time for getting a massage or just relax in your room before you do Baluran tour tomorrow morning.
BALURAN TOUR – HOTEL IN MOUNT BROMO AREA (B)
About at 06.00 in the morning, our car will bring you to Baluran National Park in the northern town of Banyuwangi. It takes about an hour drive to the entrance gate then driving into Baluran National Park about an hour. Beginning the trip in this park you will enter an area called evergreen forest where the forest along this path is always green throughout the year. After driving 50 minutes into the forest, then you come in a vast field called Little Africa in Java. This vast savanna is a life of various types of mammals such as bulls, monkeys, group of deer, wild buffaloes and many kinds of bird.
A viewing tower with a height of 7 meters will bring you to watch different types of exotic woods. Your adventure will continue with the canoe on the beach which is only 15 minutes from the savanna. In this beach, you can sunbathe while enjoying the quiet beauty of the Java Sea, or trek through beautiful white sand.
After enjoying the nature in Baluran National Park, we will continue our trip to Mount Bromo area; it will take about ± 5 hours.
We will pass the local villages, rice field, and Pasir Putih coastline. You will be invited to have lunch at the local restaurant. Upon your arrival in Mount Bromo area, you will stay in lava view hotel or similar hotel for an enjoyable stay before you do Mount Bromo tour on the next morning.
MOUNT BROMO TOUR – RANU KUMBOLO LAKE (B, L, D)
Mount Bromo tour will start at 3.30 AM when you come on the weekend or holiday season in Indonesia, you should start your tour earlier, it’s good for us because we can get the place for waiting for the sunrise. Afterward, the jeep will take you the best hills to see the sunrise here, those are Penanjakan and Kingkong Hill. It will take about 40 minutes’ drive, upon your arrival in the hill; you have to wait for the sunrise while enjoying coffee or tea there. The sunrise will rise around 5.20 AM. When the sun rises, the people will yell to greet the sun. In another side, you will see Mount Bromo, Semeru, and Batok is smiling to you when the sun shines on them. The best time to take a photo here is from 5.50 AM – 6.15 AM. You should make the best photo here as a proof that you were here. After we enjoy the sunrise and the view from the top of the hill, we will go back to our jeep and we will drive to the sea of sand for doing your trek to the peak of Mount Bromo. The trekking will take about 1,5 hours up and down the slope. There are two choices that you can take during your trekking to Mount Bromo, ride a horse or walk.
When you have reached the peak of Mount Bromo, you will see the most active volcano in real. You will see how Mount Bromo makes a sound of its activity and sometimes there are ashes and smokes come out from the hole. After we enjoy the volcanic activity of Mount Bromo, we will go back to our jeep and back to the hotel for having breakfast then load your bags and bring your important stuff for camping afterward we will escort you to Ranupani Village (2400 m) about 2 – 3 hours driving by jeep. Then, we are going to Semeru Trekking Centre for registering ourselves and taking a lunch.
Afterward, we will do trekking for 4 -5 hours heading to Ranukumbala Lake (2400 m). Before Arriving at the camping site, we will pass the savanna and lake. Then, we arrived around 05:00 PM at the camping site (Ranu Kumbolo lake 2400 m), preparation to cook for dinner which was presented by our guide and porter cuisine and we are in service of porters set up tents as well. Enjoy the view in the afternoon and walking around the camping site then staying overnight in the tents.
- Pick up service from Surabaya & transfer out to Surabaya.
- 2 Nights stay in Banyuwangi area with a breakfast
- 1 Night stay in Sukamade Turtle Beach with a dinner & breakfast
- 1 Night stay in Mount Bromo area with a breakfast
- Cost for camping in Ranu Kumbolo Lake (1 night)
- Land transportation with driver and fuel during the trip
- Mineral water and English speaking guide
- The jeep for Sukamade turtle beach & Mount Bromo Tours
- Cost for ride a boat from Rajegwesi to Greenbay
- Cost for tollway and parking during the trip
- Meals as stated on the programs (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
- Travel insurance
- Entrance tickets in Ijen Crater ( IDR 100.000 on Monday – Friday and IDR 150.000 Saturday – Sunday )
- Entrance tickets in Mt Bromo ( IDR 230.000 on Monday – Friday and IDR 330.000 Saturday – Sunday )
- Entrance tickets in Sukomade Turtle Beach (IDR 250.000 /person)
- Donation for Banyuwangi Turtle Foundation (it’s around IDR 50.000 for your group)
- Entrance tickets in Baluran National Park (IDR 250.000 /person)
- Bar, laundry, phone calls, and the internet
- Cost for lunch & Dinner during the trip
- Meals that not stated on the programs (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
- Tipping & other personal costs