DAY 01. PICK UP SERVICE SURABAYA – BANYUWANGI, IJEN AREA (L)
Pick up service at airport or hotel or other selected location in Surabaya (Morning or afternoon). Direct drive to Banyuwangi, Ijen area (6 – 7 hours driving). Lunch served at local restaurant on the way to Banyuwangi area. Arrive at Banyuwangi area, direct transfer and check in at hotel. Free and easy program at your leisure.
DAY 02. IJEN LIGHT TREKKING (BLUE FLAME VIEW) – MT. BROMO AREA (BL)
Morning at 1 am. Take a short drive to Ijen ranger post (approx 30 mins drive). Arrive at Ijen ranger post, start light trekking up to get to Ijen crater. Start light trekking up (1 – 1.45 minutes to 2 hours trek up) to get to Ijen crater. This midnight visit will enable you to see blue flame appears at the sulphur source located next to the lake crater. Ijen lake crater is a gigantic crater and is measured 1 km in diameter and 175 meter in depth. A place for traditional sulphur mining. By morning time you will also observe hard working locals carrying full loaded sulphur material with bamboo baskets that weigh 70 – 80 kg, up and down the crater edge. You may take your time until morning around 8 am then back to hotel in Banyuwangi. 10 am, check out from hotel. Transfer to Mt. Bromo area. Arrive in Bromo area, check in at hotel. Free and easy program at your own leisure.
DAY 03. SUNRISE PANANJAKAN – BROMO CRATER – YOGYAKARTA (BL)
Early morning at 4 am, by 4WD jeep pass through shimmering sea of sand,drive to Mt. Pananjakan (2,775 meter ASL). It is agreat spot to enjoy spectacular sunrise. Trip then continued by riding on a horse back to climb up till the rim of Mt.Bromo crater. Bromo crater is considered as a sacred place for Hindu community at Bromo and Tengger area and is to throw offering when Kasodo holy ceremony is held. Upon completion, return to hotel for breakfast, packing up and check out from hotel. At 9 am (recommended), drive to Yogyakarta (It takes 9 – 10 hours drive from Bromo area to get to Yogyakarta). Evening arrive at Yogyakarta, check in at hotel and stay overnight.
- Note for Day 03. Itinerary: Generally speaking, in total from Bromo area to Yogyakarta takes 9 – 10 hours drive. (Some travellers think it is a quite a long drive). As an alternative, it is possible for you to request for customized more efficient trip mode such as from Bromo area to Surabaya by car, then you continue trip from Surabaya to Yogyakarta by train or flight. Feel free to contact us for this special request.
DAY 04. BOROBUDUR – MERAPI VIEW – YOGYAKARTA CITY – PRAMBANAN (BL)
Morning after breakfast or earlier at 6 am depart 42 km to the NW of Yogyakarta to visit Borobudur. A UNESCO world heritage site. 8th century Buddhist monument, the world’s largest. 7 terraces to the top represent the steps from earthly realm to Nirvana. Reliefs depicting the birth, enlightenment and the death of the Buddha. Extra visit to Pawon and Mendut tempe located near by and are believed to have been built on one straight line with the Borobudur. Tour then continued by visiting Kaliadem village on the southern slope of Mt. Merapi at 5 km distance from the summit. Kaliadem itself is famous as a good spot for Merapi volcano viewing activity. Proceed sightseeing around Yogyakarta town to visit Sultan Palace, Ngasem Market and Tamansari. Extra visit to Batik center and silversmith in Kotagede to see both products being processed. Lunch served at local restaurant. Excursion to Prambanan temples area. Prambanan plain area itself is known as the bggest single concentration of ancient sites ever found in Indonesia. Here you visit the main Prambanan temples compound and several other temples such as, Lumbung, Bubrah and Sewu temple. Afternoon upon completion, return to hotel.
DAY 05. YOGYAKARTA – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast served at hotel. Free program until check out and transfer to Yogyakarta airport t catch your flight. End of service.
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