DAY 01. ARRIVAL YOGYAKARTA – PRAMBANAN – HOTEL – BOROBUDUR (L)
Pick up service at Yogyakarta airport (Morning arrival recommended). Depart tour to visit Prambanan temples. Prambanan area itself is known as the biggest single concentration of ancient site ever found in Indonesia. Visit also the Buddhist Sewu temples located at the same complex Lunch at local restaurant and transfer and check in at hotel. Afternoon tour 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. Upon completion back to hotel. Free and easy program at your leisure.
DAY 02. YOGYAKARTA – BROMO AREA (L)
Morning 7 am, pick up service at hotel. Check out from hotel and depart to Bromo Tengger Semeru National park area. Lunch served at local restaurant. Arrive at Bromo area. Check in at hotel. Free and easy program at your leisure.
DAY 03. SUNRISE PANANJAKAN – MT. BROMO CRATER – BANYUWANGI NEAR IJEN AREA (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 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. Upon completion of Bromo Tour, return to hotel for breakfast and packing up, and checkout. Transfer to transfer to Banyuwangi near Ijen area (6 – 7 hours driving). Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon arrive at hotel in Banyuwangi. Rest afternoon and evening free program at your own leisure.
DAY 04. IJEN LIGHT TREKKING – SUKAMADE TURTLE BEACH (BLD)
Early morning at 4 am wake up call. Take a short drive from hotel to Ijen ranger post.
Arrive at Ijen ranger post, start light trekking up to get to Ijen crater. Ijen crater is a gigantic crater and is measured 1 km in diameter and 175 meter in depth.
A place for traditional sulphur mining. This trip will let you observe how hard working locals carrying full loaded sulphur material with bamboo baskets that weigh 70 – 80 kg, up and down the crater edge.
Finished ijen trip, return to hotel in Banyuwangi. Pack up and check out.
Banyuwangi – Sukamade Turtle Beach
Next, around 10 am by 4WD jeep depart 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. Late afternoon 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. Back to the guesthouse for overnight.
DAY 05. SUKAMADE – BANYUWANGI – TRANSFER & DROP OFF SURABAYA OR KETAPANG FERRY TERMINAL (B)
After having simple breakfast at guest house, take a short tour to see several local products , such as spices, cacao, coffee or rubber, typical to this area being processed at the next door factory. Back to guest house, pack up and check out then drive Banyuwangi and transfer and drop off Surabaya or Ketapang ferry terminal. End of services.
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