Welcome to Surabaya


Having said all this, initial impressions aren't likely to be great. Polluted, congested and business-driven, Surabaya isn't a pedestrian-friendly city. Just crossing the eight-lane highways that rampage through the centre is a challenge in itself, and against the calm of rural east Java, it is pandemonium writ large.

For most foreign visitors, the city is merely a transport hub. For locals, Surabaya is closely linked to the birth of the Indonesian nation, as it was here that the battle for independence began. To them, Surabaya is Kota Pahlawan (City of Heroes).


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$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.

$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.

$93 Outdoor Activities

Mount Bromo Sunrise Trip Depart Midnight

00.00 - 03.00 Depart from Surabaya and go to Sukapura Village. ‪03.00 Arrive at Sukapura Village and change transportation with jeep then head to Mount Penanjakan to see the Sunrise‬ ‪04.00 Arrive at the Penanjakan and have a coffee break while waiting the Sunrise ‬‪04.30 Sunrise at Mount Penanjakan‬‪ 06.00 Drive to Mount Bromo Crater‬‪ 06.00 - 08.00 Climbing the Volcano Crater‬ and enjoy the Mount Bromo Crater View 08.00 - 09.00 See the whispering sand and luhur temple 09.00 - 10.00 Drive back and have breakfast at the restaurant 10.00 - 13.00 Drive to Surabaya Inclutions :Air Conditioned Private Car Fuel Driver 4WD Jeep Bromo Entrance Fees English Speaking Guide BreakfastMasker Mineral Water Coffee Break Exclutions :Bromo horse riding Personal Expenses Requirements :Name of Participants Hotel address/Flight detail (For pick up)

$178 Outdoor Activities

Mount Bromo Sunrise - Mount Ijen Blue Fire 2D1N

Day 123.30 - 03.00 Depart from Surabaya and go to Sukapura Village 03.00 - 04.00 Change transportation to Jeep and Drive to Mount Penanjakan to see the sunrise 04.00 Arrive at the Penanjakan and have a coffe break while waiting the sunrise 04.30 Sunrise at mount Penanjakan 06.00 Drive to Mount Bromo Crater 06.00 - 08.00 Climbing the volcano crater 08.00 - 09.00 See the whispering sand and luhur temple 09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast on the local restaurant 11.00 - 17.00 Drive to the Hotel in Banyuwangi or Bondowoso ( it needs 5 - 6 Hours driving depends the traffic) 14.00 Stop for lunch 17.00 Arrive at the hotel and have some rest Day 2Wake up at 00.00 AM and heading to Mt Ijen‪ 00.00 - 02.30 Drive to Mt Ijen ‬02.30 - 03.00 Climbing Mt Ijen (It needs at least 1,5 hours - 2 hours Climbing) 03.30 - 05.00 Witnessing the Blue Flame and see the sulfur mining. (once the sun rise you can not see the blue flame so that is why we have to go at midnight). 06.00-07.00 Going down from Mt Ijen‪ 08.00 Have a breakfast (the hotel will provide you a Breakfast Box)‬‪ 09.00 - 18.00 Drive to Surabaya

$220 Outdoor Activities

Mount Bromo Sunrise - Mount Ijen Blue Fire 3D2N

Day 1Depart from Surabaya or Malang then go to the hotel in Bromo.‪ *Time (optional as your request/depending at the flight arrival, among 09.00 - 17.00) Day 2 03.00 - 04.00 Wake up early morning then drive to Mount Penanjakan to see the sunrise 04.00 Arrive at the Penanjakan and have a coffe break while waiting the sunrise 04.30 Sunrise at mount Penanjakan 06.00 Drive to Mount Bromo Crater 06.00 - 08.00 Climbing the volcano crater 08.00 - 09.00 See the whispering sand and luhur temple 09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast on the local restaurant 11.00 - 17.00 Drive to the Hotel in Banyuwangi or Bondowoso ( it needs 5 - 6 Hours driving depends the traffic) 14.00 Stop for lunch 17.00 Arrive at the hotel and have some rest Day 2Wake up at 00.00 AM and heading to Mt Ijen‪ 00.00 - 02.30 Drive to Mt Ijen ‬02.30 - 03.00 Climbing Mt Ijen (It needs at least 1,5 hours - 2 hours Climbing) 03.30 - 05.00 Witnessing the Blue Flame and see the sulfur mining. (once the sun rise you can not see the blue flame so that is why we have to go at midnight). 06.00-07.00 Going down from Mt Ijen‪ 08.00 Have a breakfast (the hotel will provide you a Breakfast Box)‬‪ 09.00 - 18.00 Drive to Surabaya / Malang / Ketapang Port

$40 Transfers & Ground Transport

One Way Airport Transfer Surabaya

If you're scheduled for a business or pleasure trip to Indonesia and worrying about your transfer to Surabaya City, calm down and relax! Enjoy a safe ride from Juanda International  Airport to your hotel in Surabaya City. A reliable driver is waiting at the arrival and is willing to help you in carrying your baggage to bring you in your destination in no time!- Enjoy a safe travel from the airport to your hotel- Relax as you are brought to your desired destination- Save time and money through this hasslefree transfer- This is a private serviceMeet and greet with your driver at Meeting Point. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel for check-in.