Welcome to East Java


For most visitors, though, East Java is all about raw volcanic power and the landscapes created by these unpredictable mountains of fire. Nowhere is more synonymous with this than the sublime Bromo-Tengger Massif region, with its puffing volcanic giants and inspiring sunrises. Further east, the Ijen Plateau, with its crater lake and brave sulphur miners, is equally captivating.

Nature hasn't got it all its own way in East Java, though. The regional capital, Surabaya, is a booming, fast-paced city, which constantly excites, while smaller Malang, which is ringed by ancient Hindu temples, seems somehow more laid-back and genteel.


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$150 Outdoor Activities

Mt. Ijen Blue Fire Trekking Tour from Bali

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStart your overnight tour to Mt Ijen with pickup in the late afternoon from Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran or Nusa Dua. Departing from your accommodation, you’re transferred to Gilimanuk Harbor in West Bali, crossing the sea on a 40-minute ferry ride and arriving in East Java around midnight.Duration: 6 hoursLocation: Ketapang Ferry, Banyuwangi, East Java, Javaafter disembark from the ship and arrive in banyuwangi Ferry Harbor , You’re driven directly to the base Camp to meet with other Traveller and wait a while until the ticket center is open , afterward we drive you to the starting point of your guided mountain trek, where you’ll receive a safety briefing and equipment including a flashlight and gas mask. The approximate 1-mile (3-km) route to the summit takes roughly 1 to 2 hours over a combination of uphill and flat terrain. En route, interact with the sulphur miners who tirelessly carry blocks of yellow sulphur weighing 132–176 pounds (60–80 kg) via bamboo pole baskets across their shoulders. Later, witness their mining activity by traditional methods using iron rods without safety equipment. On arrival at the summit before dawn, glimpse the natural phenomenon of Mt Ijen's blue fire (depending on weather conditions). after enjoy the mount Ijen Crater and take some fantastic photo ops of Ijen Crater, Java’s largest acid lake, from the viewpoint , heading to the finish Point , Quick Stop for a Coffee or tea before you’re guided back down . After an approx. 1-hour descent, you’re transferred to have Breakfast and drive to Banyuwangi Harbor for the late morning ferry back to Bali. Arriving around noon, your journey ends with lunch at a local restaurant (Balinese Food ) before drop-off at your hotel in the late afternoon.Duration: 17 hoursLocation: Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi, East Java, Java

$51.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Surabaya Old Quarter

In the morning discover the morning image of Surabaya, first drive to the oldest Chinese temple in Surabaya that was built on the early of Majapahit Kingdom, Hong Tiek Hian and then continue to Surabaya’s Arab quarter, usually called Ampel or Kampung Arab. It is a narrow lanes, marked by arched gateways crowned with Arabic script. This lane always crowded with stalls selling prayers bead, Peci and other religious paraphernalia, in between visit the biggest traditional market in Surabaya, Pabean market that links the two quarter, Chinese and Arab. Next to The house of Sampoerna, a Dutch colonial style building built in 1962 and now preserved as a historical site. Behind the building is clove cigarette factory where you can witness hundreds of worker girl’s hand-rolling "kretek" at incredible speed. Transfer back to your hotel.

$150 Kid Friendly

Overnight Small-Group Ijen Blue Fire Trek Tour From Bali

ItineraryDay 1: Pick up at customers accommodation Stop At: Rio Bali Tours, Seminyak, Kuta District, Balipick up at 2 am bali time at customers accommodation and we take a tours to the north bali , twin lake , Lovina beach and than dinner. continue to the gilimanuk port than crossing over to East Java Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Local home stay Day 2: arrive in East Java 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm.Stop At: Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi, East Java, JavaAfter we arrive in East Java , we have relaxing time before we heading to the ijen Creter , we have coffee or hot tea , 12 am we start to dive and take our local guide will lead you to see the blue fire and sulphur manning, if you lucky we will take you to see the sunrises Duration: 14 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$37.90 Shore Excursions

Surabaya Shore Excursion

Option A: • Pick up from Port at around 9am • Visit Hong San Tan Temple • Four Faced Buddha Monument Temple • Have lunch at a nice recommended local cuisine restaurant (Lunch fee on customers own expense but we will recommend. =)) • Visit Submarine Museum • Drop back at Port by 3pm. • * We aim to cover all attractions stated but we will play by ear according to the situation of the day. We do not guarantee all attractions will be visited but we aim to so that the customers will not miss the cruise. Option B: • Pick up from Port at around 9am • Visit Heroes Monument • Visit Jagat Karena Temple • Have lunch at a nice recommended local cuisine restaurant (Lunch fee on customers own expense but we will recommend. =)) • Visit Pasar Genteng • Visit Hotel Majapahit • Drop back at Port by 3pm. • * We aim to cover all attractions stated but we will play by ear according to the situation of the day. We do not guarantee all attractions will be visited but we aim to so that the customers will not miss the cruise. Option C: • Pick up from Port at around 9am • Visit Heroes Monument • Visit House of Sampoerna • Have lunch at a nice recommended local cuisine restaurant (Lunch fee on customers own expense but we will recommend. =)) • Visit Pasar Genteng • Visit Jagat Karena Temple • Drop back at Port by 3pm. • * We aim to cover all attractions stated but we will play by ear according to the situation of the day. We do not guarantee all attractions will be visited but we aim to so that the customers will not miss the cruise. Option D: • Pick up from Port at around 9am • Free and easy in Surabaya with Driver and Car. Up to you to plan as long as within Surabaya city and within the time allocated. • If not, we will go to Tunjuangan Plaza (largest shopping centre) or Pakuwon Centre for shopping and relaxing. • Drop back at Port by 3pm. • * We aim to cover all attractions stated but we will play by ear according to the situation of the day. We do not guarantee all attractions will be visited but we aim to so that the customers will not miss the cruise. Our tour ends here.*Exact timings and sequence are subject to change depending on the conditions of the day. Our guide will discuss with you to decide.  However, we do intend to keep as much as possible to the itinerary stated above.Indicate which option you want at checkout or you can checkout and let us know. We are flexible with Option A,B,C or D. Children Price - Children age 0-11 are at 50% of Adult price. This means that if you have 4 adults and 2 children, you select 5 adults at checkout. 

$345 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Mount Bromo Sunrise Tour from Surabaya

Day 1 - Arrival Surabaya – Bromo (110km | 4hours) Arrive at Juanda International Airport or pick up from your booked hotel in Surabaya, where you will be met and greeted by guide for the next days. The journey starts with a scenic drive to the Tosari Village with some possible stop on the route for photos. A lunch at a local restaurant is not included in the package, yet your guide will be able to point out some good places along the way (on own expense). In the afternoon we continue our drive up to Tosari village for check in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure. Lunch and dinner at own arrangement.Accommodation at your hotel in the Tosari villageDay 2 Mount Bromo Sunrise - Surabaya (110 km| 4hours) [B/- /-]4 am: Very early morning depart to Penanjakan, where you will be witnessing the most awesome sun rise (if weather permits) one can imagine.  Then the trip continues to cross the sand-sea plains around the volcano to reach the foot of the mount Bromo as the starting point to climb up the stairs to the crater. The spectacular view of the range of volcanoes (Bromo, Batok and Semeru) is unveiled along with the rise of the morning sun.There is a possibility for people with limited mobility to ride on horseback with supplement of around USD$10-15 per person (to be paid on-site, cannot be pre-booked). Prices mentioned are indication prices and may change based on the availability of the horses or can increase during high and peak season.The Bromo Tengger National Park is a popular getaway destination for local tourists, so the platform on the peak of Mt. Penanjakan can be very busy during weekends and public holidays. Afterward we drive back to the hotel for breakfast and refreshments before driving to either Surabaya Airport for your onward flight or return to your hotel in Surabaya.

$240 Multi-day & Extended Tours

surabaya bromo ijen tour 3D2N

 surabaya – bromo – ijen 3D2N tour package Day 1 : Surabaya – Mount BromoUpon arrival in the morning or afternoon at the airport, Train Station in Surabaya airport based on your time schedule and drive you to Cemorolawang village to stay at hotel as your accomodation, check in hotel and free program. ( we will do sunset tour when we reach hotel about 4.30pm)Day 2 : Bromo sunrise tour – Banyuwangi/BondowosoAt 03.00am, we will start driving going to most famous view point in the world at Mt.Pananjakan1 (2770 m) of the Tengger Caldera. Here, we will waiting dramatical sunrise and panorama with five mountains Tengger crater and active Mt.Semeru (3676 m) bighest volcano in java. After that, the driving down to cross the sea of sand go to Mt.Bromo by riding a horse or walking. And We will go back to the hotel for breakfast about 8.00 am, after that packing your bag and check out and then continue the driving to Banyuwangi to stay in Ketapang Indah Hotel or Ijen View in Bondowoso , it takes about 6 hours. We will Stop at Utama Raya restaurant first to have lunch and relaxing.Day 3 : Ijen blue fire tour – Drop OffAt 00.00 am, we will start driving a short way to the pal tuding and than start trekking 3km about 2hours to get the summit and walking down to the blue acid lake the search and get the spectaculer of blue fire. After That, we leave Ijen plateau back to hotel having breakfast, shower and check out drive to Surabaya Airport 7h or Ketapang Harbour 15minute to go to Bali and program bromo ijen tour is ended.INCLUSIVE : • All Permits / Entrancfee • Acomodation as per Itinerary • 4 wheel-drive Jeep Bromo • Private land transportation by air-conditioned car/mini van • English speaking driver • Ijen Blue Fire Tour • Gas Mask • Mineral Water • Daily Breakfast EXCLUSIVE : • Travel insurance • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages etc • All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellations or due other causes beyond our control • tips (personal enterely gesture)

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