DAY 01. ARRIVAL SURABAYA – BANYUWANGI IJEN AREA (L)
pick up service at airport or hotel or other selected area in Surabaya area. Direct drive to Banyuwangi near Ijen area (6 – 7 hours). Lunch at local restaurant. TranSfer and check in at hotel. Free and easy program at your own leisure.
DAY 02. IJEN LIGHT TREKKING TOUR – SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH (EVENING TURTLE SIGHTSEEING) (BLD)
Early morning at 4 AM wake up call. From hotel, take a short drive to Ijen ranger post( 1,5 hours). Start light trekking up (1 – 1.45 minutes to 2 hours trek up) to get to Ijen crater. 1 – 1.5 hour trek down. 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. See also hard working locals carrying full loaded sulphur material with bamboo baskets that weigh 70 – 80 kg, up and down the crater edge. Around 8 am return to hotel in Banyuwangi area. Banyuwangi – Sukamade Area Check out from hotel in Banyuwangi and proceed trip by 4WD jeep proceed to Sukamade area which is famous for its turtle beach, located at Meru Betiri National Park. Along the way to Sukamade you will experience driving through endless plantation of coffee, cacao, and traditional rubber tapping. You may even travel through dense Meru Betiri National Forest where the last Javanese tigers are still believed to roam the area. Lunch served at local restaurant. Evening arrive at Sukamade, check in at simple Sukamade Guesthouse. After simple dinner at the guesthouse, proceed to the Sukamade beach for the turtle excursion (sightings are not guaranteed). See the turtles slowly walk up ashore to lay their eggs. If you wish, you could take baby turtles to send them to the sea. Then back to the guesthouse for overnight.
DAY 03. SUKAMADE – BANYUWANGI – BALURAN NATIONAL PARK DUSK SFARI (BL)
After having simple breakfast at guest house. At 7 am recommended time, check out and by 4WD jeep drive to Banyuwangi.
Upon arrival in Banyuwangi around 1 pm change 4WD jeep with our car, Then transfer to Baluran National Park area.
Lunch served at local restaurant. Upon arrival at Baluran area, check in at the lodge.
Rest afternoon on your own program.
Late afternoon take savannah dusk safari to see and enjoy the changing atmosphere of the day to the dark while witnessing the wild life found along the safari trip.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 04. BALURAN CORAL REEFS & BEACH SAFARI – MOUNT BROMO AREA (BL)
Breakfast served at the lodge. Experience trip to the isolated beach in Baluran area. Here you could enjoy the sparkling blue water and pristine white sand beach at remote area where birds are freely flying around. Beach safari by a traditional proa to get to the near by corral reefs is also possible to do. The corals are spectacular including the rare blue coral with many colorful fishes, among others the Lion fish, but also the blue sea star. Unlike in some places in Bali, Baluran beaches offer a totally natural panorama with the Baluran mountain and savanna at the horizon. People who have been there, say the Baluran corals are better than those in the Maldives and Venezuela. Back to the lodge, lunch served at the lodge. Afternoon check out from the lodge, and transfer to mount Bromo area. Upon arrival in Bromo area, then transfer and check in at hotel.
DAY 05. SUNRISE PANANJAKAN & BROMO CRATER – TRANSFER & DROP OFF SURABAYA (BL)
Early morning at 4 am, by 4WD jeep pass through shimmering sea of sand,drive to Mt. Pananjakan.
It is a great spot to enjoy spectacular sunrise. Trip then continued by riding on a horse back (optional) 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. 9 am packing up, chek out and drive to Surabaya. Lunch served at local restaurant.
Arrive in Surabaya drop off at airport or hotel or other selected location.
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