Ijen Crater (Kawah Ijen)

Ijen Crater Complete Travel Guide

Ijen crater is a complex of strato volcanoes in proximity to Banyuwangi in East Java, Ijen and the landscape around it is dominated by the volcanic cones of Ijen, Merapi, on the northeastern edge of the Plateau and Raung on the southwest corner.

Kawah Ijen (Ijen Crater) is the center of attraction, being an acid crater lake about 1 km wide, turquoise in color that lies at 2148 meters above sea level.

The craters vent is a source of sulfur and collectors work here, making the daily trek up to the crater collecting pure sulfur from the quarry on the lake’s edge and carrying them in large shoulder baskets that may weigh up to 80 kg.

Attractions at Ijen Crater Tour

Ijen Blue Fire

The volcanic cone of Ijen dominates the landscape at the eastern end of Java. Crater of Ijen is filled by a spectacular turquoise blue lake, its surface streaked in wind-blown patterns of yellow sulfur.

Kawah Ijen is the world’s largest highly acidic lake and is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation in which sulfur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor. Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or long its rim.

The largest concentration of post-caldera cones forms an E-W-treding zone across the southern site of the draw to its waterfalls, hot springs, and dramatic volcanic scenery.

Ijen Blue Fire is phenomenon here and it is the largest blue flame area in the world. If you want to see the Blue Fire you need to visit during midnight hiking. Takes 2 hours to reach the rim of the crater.

Ijen Crater Lake

Another thing to see in Ijen Crater Tours is the lake. Here is the largest and most acidic crater lake in the world, Ijen Crater Lake. The water in the lake have a very distinctive color, turquoise-green, which contains sulphuric acid and hydrochloric acid. The pH is less than 0.3. It is capable to dissolve metal!

Miners at Ijen Crater

Kawah Ijen or Ijen Crater has tough and brave miners. Almost every day they come here to extract sulphur from the crater to be sold. This is their occupation and also the symbol of their struggle. You might not interested in their life, but if you are, say hello to them and talk with them to get to know their story through your tour guide. Imagine that the miners, they have to hike to the crater and carry around 70 to 90 kilograms sulphur on their backs when they get down from the crater! Such an interesting story to hear, right?

Other Attraction Nearby

People usually combine the trip to Ijen Crater with other destination nearby such as Bromo Tour and Sukamade Tour. Mount Bromo is one of the most popular attraction in Indonesia where tourist can see sunrise and the vast caldera of the mountain. The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is very wide that it also include Mount Semeru lies near the Bromo. Sukamade is a beach to turtle release. It is a conservation and include to Merubetiri National Park. If you would like to also take complete tour to go to Ijen, Mount Bromo, and Sukamade Turtle Beach tour, then do not hesitate contacting us.

Ijen Crater Blue Fire Location

It is located at Licin sub district, 45 km from the city of Banyuwangi.

Best Time of Ijen Crater Tour

April to October every year.

It is not advisable to go here in Indonesia rainy season since the track can be muddy and slippery, and it usually closed if the weather is not okay.

To see the Blue Fire you have to come here before sunrise. It takes 90 to 120 minutes to hike to the viewpoint. So make sure you get there earlier before. Minimum 2 hours before the sunrise in Ijen.

If you don’t want to see the Blue Fire you can go later on. The advantage is the area will be not so crowded. But you can’t come here too late or in the sunset because the place closes at 12 pm daily.

How Do You Go to Ijen Crater

By Air

To be able to reach Banyuwangi by plane, you can take an airplane route to Belimbing Sari Airport, Banyuwangi. The airport is the closest access to Ijen Banyuwangi Crater. Apart from Ijen Crater, the closest tourist destination is also the Baluran National Park which has African savanna fields.

By Land

Ijen plateau is usually accessed from the town of Bondowoso, from either the northern or the southern coast and Banyuwangi, Pos Paltuding, the starting point for the 8 km hike to Kawah Ijen, is 64 km from Bondowoso. The starting point can also be reached from Banyuwangi with a 4WD vehicle.

Tips to Go to Ijen Crater Blue Fire

Because the path offers you a little bit of adventure, there are some preparations to note. Such as:

  • Wear comfortable shoes that has good grip. The path can be slippery.
  • Bring your own gas mask and goggles to protect your face if you feel that is saver thing to do.
  • You may need water, so bring lots of them with you. The track can be pretty tough at some point, plus it takes time to get into the view point. Stay hydrated is the best choice if you don’t want to get knocked down by the track.
  • Take a Ijen Crater tour package that will not disappoint you with the facilities, itinerary, and more. Pamitran Tours is the best option for your trip here.
  • Get into the blue fire early. Really really early.
  • No need to wear jewelry made of silver. It will turn black once it exposed by the sulphur from the crater.

Mount Ijen Indonesia

Now Mount Ijen Nature Park and Alas Purwo National Park, Banyuwangi, East Java have been designated as World Biosphere Reserves by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The two biological sites are incorporated in the Blambangan Biosphere Reserve along with Meru Betiri National Park and Baluran National Park which are located in tandem with Banyuwangi.

Blambangan Biosphere Reserve covers an area of ​​678,947.36 hectares divided into three zones, namely the core area covering 127,855.62 hectares covering three national parks (Alas Purwo National Park, Baluran National Park, and Meru Betiri National Park) and one Nature Reserve, Ijen Crater ; buffer zone covering 230,277.4 hectares; and the transition area of ​​320,814.34 hectares.

What makes one of the other attractions in Ijen Crater is the activity of the miners who carry tens of kilograms of sulfur. Their efforts are so much highlighted by the media at home and abroad. With dangerous conditions they still earn a living even though they have to bet their lives inhaling poisonous air from Ijen Crater.

Other Destination Nearby

Banyuwangi East Java

Banyuwangi East Java

Banyuwangi east java located in the most eastern part of East java. To the east is border to Bali island. Famous for plantations such as coffee, rubber and tea plantations also nature, mountain, beach and national parks. Ijen plateau is the highlight and Meru Betiri National park.

Read also : East Java Travel Guide

Places to visit in Banyuwangi East Java

  • Ijen Plateau – famous for turqoise coloured lake crater
  • Meru Betiri National Park – You can see the last javanese tiger
  • Alas Purwo National Park – dry open savanah home for 700 wild buffaloes and more species animal
  • Sukamade Turtle Beach – see 250 kg turtle sea laying their eggs
  • Red Island –
  • Plengkung G-Land
  • Kaliklatak – famous place for producing coffee, rubber, cocoa and spices

Why go

If you like nature, wildlife, mountain and beach, you should visit this regency before you go to Bali or from Bali to Java.

How to go to Banyuwangi

International flight from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore fly directly to Banyuwangi airport everyday. Domestic route from Jakarta and more places is available too.

Travel Route

From Bali – Ketapang – Ijen Plateau – Mount Bromo – Surabaya / Malang or Ketapang – Sukamade Turtle Beach – Ijen Plateau – Menjangan Island / Tabuhan Island (Snorkeling) – Mount Bromo – Surabaya / Malang

From Java : Surabaya / Malang – Mount Bromo – Ijen Plateau – Ketapang (Bali) or Surabaya / Malang – Mount Bromo – Menjangan / Tabuhan Island – Sukamade Turtle Beach – Ijen Plateau – Ketapang (Bali)

Where to go nearby

Best Food in Surabaya

Best Food in Surabaya

If you see on Surabaya food blog, the city has plenty culinary to discus. As a culinary city, it provides the visitors the unique and at the same time delicious food. Below are some foods what to eat in Surabaya that we think are worth to try.

Read also : Surabaya Travel Guide

Top 7 Surabaya Culinary

  1. Jancuk Fried Rice

Holiday to Indonesia must be familiar with Nasi Goreng or Fried Rice which became its special culinary. In Surabaya itself, there is the authentic Surabaya fried rice menu named Jancuk Fried Rice. The food portion is very large and tastes spicy, can be eaten with about 3 or 4 people. The price reaches 100,000 only.

  1. Klopo Satay

If you want to try to eat meat with the taste of Indonesia, try eating Klopo Satay Surabaya. The satay is made from beef and offal and fat. What makes this one different from other satay is how to cook it with grated coconut before it is roasted to make it more delicious.

  1. Rujak Cingur

For those who like with unique and strange culinary, just try Rujak Cingur which is famous throughout Indonesia. This typical food is made from buffalo nose mixed with various vegetables and some fruits and then doused with peanut paste and petis (sauce made from fish stew). How is it? Sounds odd enough?

  1. Tahu Tek

The appearance of Tahu Tek is very simple, but because of the delicious taste this food become one of the most sought after in Surabaya. Consisting of fried tofu, lontong (steamed rice using banana leaves), potatoes, sprinkling of sprouts and celery, and doused with petis sauce will make the tongue of anyone who tries to sway. You also just have to pay 8000 rupiah to enjoy the sensation of eating Tahu Tek.

  1. Rawon Setan

Rawon Satan is the next meal to try. This food is made from cuts of beef mixed with dark black sauce, often added with beef offal and kikil or cow legs. But unlike the rawon in other areas that has smaller slice of meat, the beef in Rawon Setan is large so that the price of this food was quite expensive, but still affordable.

  1. Lontong Balap

Lontong Balap is the iconic food of Surabaya. This food consists of lontong, fried tofu, bean sprouts, and lentho. These ingredients will be doused with typical sauce that makes this culinary delicious.

  1. Zangrandi Ice Cream

As a dessert, Zangrandi Ice Cream is what we recommend for you. This ice cream is already legendary in Surabaya. The place is still clean and classic although built since 1933, so coming here is highly recommended. Zangrandi was once a gathering place for Dutch socialites. This culinary is timeless because the taste of the ice cream itself is very delicious then. In addition to selling ice cream, Zangrandi offers you snack.

Read also : Surabaya Best Attractions

Pacitan East Java

Pacitan East Java

Pacitan East Java, Pacitan Regency is one of the districts in East Java province which has a considerable tourism potential. The location is also strategic because it borders the province of Central Java and is approximately 140 km from Yogyakarta.

Pacitan consists of mountainous areas and hilly hills, also its territory includes the karst area.

Places to visit in Pacitan East Java

Teleng Ria Beach – The closest beach from the city of Pacitan and the most popular.

Srau Beach Located 25 km from the city of Pacitan, it is very beautiful and you can enjoy fishing in the ocean.

Klayar Beach – Has white sand beach that have special features, namely the presence of sea flutes which occasionally whistle between the cracks of rocks and waves.

Goa Gonglocated 30 km from the city of Pacitan, the cave with its stalactite and stalagmite nominated as the most beautiful cave in Southeast Asia.

Why go

Pacitan also famous for surfing, some beach you can surf in Pacitan such as Srau beach, Watu Karang beach, Pancer beach, Teleng ria beach.

Where to go nearby

How to go to Pacitan

You can travel to Pacitan from Yogyakarta by shuttle bus, around 120 – 140 km from Yogyakarta takes about 3 hours. If you go from Solo / Surakarta it takes about 3 hours by shuttle bus.

Surabaya East Java Attractions

Surabaya East Java Attractions

Want to quickly found out good places in Surabaya ? We have list for Surabaya attractions that you cannot missed. Here is the list. Read also : Surabaya Travel Guide

Tourism Place in Surabaya

This city offers many good hotels, shooping centres and plentiful sources of entertainment. Its well stocked zoological garden includes several species of Indonesia fauna: orang utans, komodo dragons and a collection of noctural animals. Kalimas is an old traditional harbour for the world famous Bugis Schooners, which can still be seen in all their former glory.This is only several tourism place in surabaya.

10 Tourism Object in Surabaya

  1. Heroes Monument

Visiting the hero monument is the first thing to do when in Surabaya. Aside from being a city icon, this monument is a witness to the history of Indonesian youth who fight against the Dutch. This bleak history will lead you to the knowledge of why Surabaya is called the city of warlords. There is also a museum near the monument that must be visited. It is located on Pahlawan Street, Contong Square, Bubutan. The opening hour is from 7 a.m until 3 p.m.

  1. Mundu Park

Strolling around Mundu Park is at best at night.  It is one of parks in the city across the Gelora Sepuluh November Stadium. Youngsters usually hang out in here. Children can also play in the playground arena, and adults can do jogging or take pictures with beautiful background of fountain and decorative light. And the last, it is open for 24 hours!

  1. Kenjeran Waterpark and Kenjeran Beach

For you who go with children can come to Kenjeran Waterpark. Your kids will be happy to play around in the kids pools while you can also relaxing yourself in pool side. Near with this object, Tian Ti Pagoda, Kyakya Playground, Kyakya Seaside, and many other places are other destination you can go. The entrance fee is only 20.000 rupiah in weekdays and 25.000 rupiah in weekend.

If that is not enough, you can go to Kenjeran Beach. Kenjeran is the only Surabaya beach. The panorama is too ordinary and is not a recommended one. But it is good for you who want to feel the beach in the city. Strolling around or tasting the local culinary as much as you want.

  1. Sanggar Agung Temple and Four Faces Buddha Statue

Sanggar Agung Temple is located in Kenjeran Beach, precisely on the seaside of the beach. It is a famous tourist destination in Surabaya where you can see Kwan Im goddess statue which stands 20 meters. The temple is used as a Buddhist worship place. Giving another sensation of a temple in the seaside, is what Sanggar Agung temple offers you. The opening hour starts from 9 a.m untill 5 p.m.

Another Buddhist site to go is Four Faces Buddha Statue which still located in Sanggar Agung Temple. The statue is look alike with the famous Thao Maha Brahma statue at Erawan Altar in Thailand. It is also popular in Surabaya and being one of the icons of the city that friendly for religion diversity.

  1. Kepanjen Church

Now is the turn for a church on Kepanjen Street. Has a classic European-style architecture, the Church of the Born of the Virgin Mary was built by a Dutch priest, Hendricus Waanders. When coming to this church and entering it you will not feel like being in Surabaya, Indonesia, but rather are in European cities.

  1. Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque

Still about religion building that can be used as a tourist destination at the same time is Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque. The visitors that come to this mosque are not only  moslems, but also non-moslems. Because the beauty that comes from merging two architectures of the two religions is very attractive to tourists. Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque was built to commemorate his services in spreading the religion of Islam peacefully in Indonesia. This building looks like a temple from outside with Chinese colors like red, green, and yellow. But when you enter the mosque, you will find many Arabic ornaments and writings.

  1. Suroboyo Carnival Park

Want to try night theme park in Surabaya? Come to Surabaya Carnival Park in Ahmad Yani Street. This is the only theme park owned by the city so it provides a variety of rides ranging from the one that safe for children to adrenalin challenging ride. Entrance tickets are about 80,000 on weekend and 60,000 on weekdays. Theme park is quite spacious and clean. Rides and shops around it also looked very well maintained.

  1. Red Bridge

Next there is the Red Bridge. This location is a historic place because it is the center of the battle between people of Surabaya against the Dutch. Here also killed a Brigadier General A.W.S Mallaby. Because of the history is quite bleak, then the people around built the Red Bridge to commemorate the war. Some buildings around it did not change much from time to time so it is very beautiful with its vintage style. Currently the red bridge location is used for photos with a variety of concepts.

  1. Blue Bridge

Surabaya tourism is never ending. Another story with the Red Bridge, the Blue Bridge is located in the coastal area of Kenjeran, become icon of modernity in Surabaya city. This bridge connects the new and old Ria Kenjeran beaches. There are attractive lights and fountains commonly used as Instagrammable photo backgrounds by young people that only available at night. No entrance fee, so you can get photo freely.

  1. Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument

Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument is a place you cannot miss to visit. This place is a proof that Indonesia maritime is invincible even since the era of Singasari kingdom and Majapahit. Jalesveva Jayamahe itself means ‘at sea we are victorious’. These words until now also become the motto of Indonesian Navy. There is a statue of a naval officer who was staring at the ocean and Suramadu Bridge that stands proudly 30 meters. Underneath, there is a museum that tells the glorious achievements of Indonesian marine. The opening hours start from 7.30 a.m untill 5 p.m. Entrance fee is free.

Surabaya East Java

Surabaya East Java

Surabaya is a city that becomes the capital of East Java province in Indonesia. It is the biggest metropolitan city in the province. As the second largest town in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya population is reaching 2.765.487. If you want to have holiday in Indonesia, this city can be your option too. We will escort you to the best museum, buildings, beach, and natural attractions, and will choose the best hotel for you to stay.

Surabaya Wikipedia has International Airport Juanda and two harbors that are Tanjung Perak harbor, the most famous one, and Ujung harbor. Another name for the city is City of Heroes. Surabaya always counted in the history of Indonesian struggle to fight Dutch colonization. And not only for the history Surabaya tourism are also popular among visitor. Let’s say Red Bridge, Heroes Monument, religion buildings, and parks are just several tourist attractions in the city.

Surabaya also gateway to many destination in Java, such as Yogyakarta, Bromo, Malang, Ijen Plateau and Banyuwangi.

Places to visit in Surabaya

  • House of Sampoerna
  • Suramadu Bridge

Read also : 10 Best Attractions in Surabaya

Where to go nearby

  • Mount Bromo – watching the sun rise from the crest of the Bromo volcano
  • Yogyakarta – famous destination in Java, the centre of art, temples, heritage and java culture.
  • Malang – one of the most attractive hill towns on Java.
  • Batu – Batu is famous for its apples gardens, theme park and waterfall.
  • Ijen Plateau – a spectacular turquoise blue lake
  • Banyuwangi – Famous for plantations, nature and national park
  • Sukamade Turtle Beach – the beach is known for its deep turquoise waters and 250 kg sea turtles which come to lay their eggs here
  • Bali – the most favourite destination in Indonesia

Surabaya Culinary

  • Rujak Cingur
  • Lontong Balap
  • Rawon
  • Tahu Tek

Best Hotels in Surabaya

Because Surabaya is a metropolitan city beside the capital of Jakarta, to find 5 star hotel is easy. We in Pamitran has list for popular luxurious hotel for your stay. You can choose one of your favorite if you use our travel packages.

  1. Shangri-La Hotel

The most reliable 5 star hotels in Surabaya that has served million guests is Shangri-La Hotel Surabaya. From quality, service, and facility, everything is number one here. Free internet on each room, newspaper, pool, gym, and 24 hours room service are just few facilities you can get. Price per night is up to 1 million rupiah.

  1. Majapahit Surabaya Hotel

The next luxury hotels in Surabaya is Majapahit Surabaya Hotel. This is a famous lodging which before named Oranje Hotel or Yamato Hotel. Tourists usually want to stay here because of the history of this hotel. It used to be a place where incidents of tearing the Republic of the Netherlands East Indies flag as a sign of resistance of the Surabaya people occurred. But in addition, the design of this hotel building itself is very classy, unique because it takes the Dutch-style building, and of course very artistic. With a qualified service your stay here will not be forgotten. Price started from 1 million rupiah per night.

  1. Ciputra World Surabaya

Ciputra World Surabaya is a five star hotel that is located near with Ciputra World Mall. The mall is the shopping centre for people in the city. Take a few walk from the hotel and you will arrive in the mall. The facilities that it offers are pool, Jacuzzi, 24 hours room service, gym, spa and sauna, and restaurant. The price is up to 950.000 rupiah.

  1. JW Marriot Surabaya

Best place where to stay in Surabaya next is JW Marriot Surabaya which is a friendly place for people with disabilities. It has pool, spa, Jacuzzi, sauna, beauty salon, and many more. If you want to go shopping, you can visit BG Junction Surabaya shopping center near JW Marriot. The price to stay per night is 900.000 rupiah.

  1. Grand Darmo Suite

Located in downtown Surabaya is a distinct advantage for this hotel. Grand Darmo Suite, offers you indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, private parking free, bar, and 24 hours room service. Because it is situated in the urban area, there are nearest destination you can have such as Surabaya Zoo, Bungkul Park, Sura and Baya Statue, Wonokromo Station, Juanda International Airport. The price ranges from 500.000 rupiah until 1 million rupiah.



yogyakarta to bromo

How to get from yogyakarta to bromo

Yogyakarta to Bromo

Reviewing Indonesia about its tourist destination is never ending. This country has many marvelous natural treat which will make people amazed by. One of the great panoramas in Indonesia is Mount Bromo. It is an active volcano which is located in East Java and and spans across four districts that are Malang district, Lumajang district, Probolinggo district, and Pasuruan district. The mountain is included into Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, and become very famous because of its magical view.

For the people around, called as Tengger tribe, Bromo is a holy mountain that once a year the Tengger held the Yadnya Kasada ceremony. The tribe will walk from temple in the foot of Mount Bromo at midnight, and continue to the peak of it at early morning. The ceremony is held every full moon around date 14th or 15th in Kasodo month. This becomes one of the tourist attractions in Bromo.from yogyakarta to bromo

Now, you maybe want to know how to get to mount Bromo, moreover if you come from Yogyakarta. First thing to know, Yogyakarta to Bromo distance is 385 km. It takes for about ten until twelve hours to go by private car. If you use any other transportation, the length of your trip will be varied.

Yogyakarta – Surabaya – Probolinggo – Cemoro Lawang – Mount Bromo

Many ways to go to the mountain from Yogyakarta city. There are several route options as well. You can even join Yogyakarta to Mount Bromo tour that is provided by many tour agents such as Pamitran. Joining the trip to Bromo from Yogyakarta using Pamitran is the right choice. We will make your trip easy and comfortable. In addition, we have many possible routes that can be taken according to your needs.

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yogyakarta to bromoAnother way is by using Yogyakarta to Bromo train. It is the option that people usually do. You will not go directly to the mountain by train, but you can transit to Surabaya first. After that go on by using taxi and go to Bungarasih bus terminal to catch up bus to Probolinggo. Is there any option to go directly from Yogyakarta to Probolinggo? Yes, there are. But using Yogyakarta to Probolinggo train would be uneasy because usually the train from Jogja to Probolinggo arrived late than those to Surabaya. So, it is recommended to take the transit to Surabaya then continue with bus or using train again to go to Probolinggo.

From Probolinggo to Bromo you can go on with using buses or ojek (motorbike taxi) near the bus station to ease your journey. Trip from Probolinggo to Mount Bromo is really something else, but after you arrive in Cemoro Lawang, you will feel relieved. In Cemoro Lawang you can stay in the near hotel if you want, or go directly to hike Mount Bromo in the dawn. There are many jeeps to drop you off in the mountain. If you want to go directly from Yogyakarta to Cemoro Lawang, the easiest way is using some tour or travel agent. This way is the best and saving time.

To get back to Yogyakarta (if you still have any other plans to do in Jogja), you can get back to Probolinggo to Surabaya train. Or, you can use direct route from Probolinggo to Yogyakarta. Is there any? Yes, of course. So please check the price, the ticket reservation and Probolinggo to Yogyakarta train schedule to get this service.

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Train schedule : Yogyakarta to Surabaya

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5 hours 15 min

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5 hours 39 min

Yogyakarta – Malang – Cemoro Lawang – Mount Bromo

Another way to get to Bromo is by passing Malang city. Why should using this route?  Malang to mt Bromo is the easiest way and is more saving time. You can have great moment to Bromo and Tengger Caldera better and quicker than if you use Probolinggo route. Take train Yogyakarta to Malang which spends 7 hours to go. After you arrive in Malang train station, use angkot (minibus), taxi, or motorbike taxi (ojek) to go to Arjosari terminal. Then find angkot that go to Tumpang. From Tumpang to Cemoro Lawang you can get ojek or other way is using shared jeep which is usually in Tumpang market.

Going to Bromo by Malang route is much easier, plus you can have more beautiful scenery of the mountain. If you go from Tumpang, rather than seeing the sea of sand in the front part of the mountain, you will see another incredible panorama of savanna that is located at the back of the mountain. Please click here for more information about sunrise bromo tour start from Malang

Train schedule : Yogyakarta to Malang

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Train schedule : Yogyakarta to Probolinggo

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8 hours 18 min

Yogyakarta – Bromo – Bali Trip

After you have done with the tour to Bromo, you can also visit Bali to complete your journey or visit Ijen Plateau for one more night. Of course after a long journey from Yogyakarta to Bromo the mountain in East Java, it will not be satisfying if not going to Bali also.

Then how to go from Bromo to Bali? Going to Bali means you need to cross the island by ferry. You need to get back to Probolinggo. From Probolinggo, buy the ticket for train to Banyuwangi. After arrive in Banyuwangi you need to go to ferry port and buy ticket to cross to Gilimanuk. The cross to Gilimanuk spends 45 minutes to go. This is the easiest way of the trip from Yogyakarta to Bromo to Bali. Or if you want to make it easier, just use Yogyakarta Bromo Bali tour. When you have arrived at Gilimanuk port, find buses to take you to your hotel or destination in Bali.


Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo (Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park)

Mount Bromo Travel Guide

The most iconic mountain to hike in Indonesia is Mount Bromo. Whether you agree or not, in fact, this mountain stands majestically and always shows its breathtaking scenery. Spending the holiday with doing Mount Bromo tour is a must to do. Here, people can see the amazing sunrise which is very popular in the world. Except that, walking around the tourist attractions of Bromo is also recommended. Whatever that is, Mount Bromo Indonesia is ready to welcome you.

Read also : Java Travel Guide

Mount Bromo Facts

Before you go to this mountain in East Java, Indonesia, you need to know about all information and Mount Bromo facts. This mountain is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. It is situated in four regencies that are Probolinggo, Malang, Lumajang, and Pasuruan district. Bromo becomes one of the mountains inside the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. As the most active volcanoes, every 20 minutes it erupts periodically. It may sound very horrible for you, but at the same time this mountain is the easiest-to-climb mountain.

The word Bromo means ‘Brahma’, one of the gods in Hindu Trimurti gods. It also has ‘Mahameru’ as its other name which implies ‘The Great Mountain’. Though as a great mountain, Mount Bromo is not the highest one, but it has the most beautiful scenery of sunrise and of national park.

In the mountain, local who holds Hinduism, always held the memorial ceremony of Yadnya Kasada. This ceremony is to offer some offerings such as, fruits, flowers, chicken, rice, and livestock. It is held according to the legend of a spouse named Roro Anteng and Joko Seger which has 25 children. Yadnya Kasada held in 14th mounth Kasodo (Javanese calendar).

Mount Bromo Sunrise

Mount Bromo sunrise is considered as the best mountain sunrise in Indonesia. This mountain also offers other beauty such as caldera scenery with black sand called sea of sand, the green savannah on the other side, and other gray color mountains that stand in Tengger National Park which looks so tough and rough.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Step back 820.000 years to an ancient volcanic massif that is the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, covering a total area of 5250 hectares at an altitude of about 2100 meters.

Tengger, an ancient caldera has a unique sea of sand in which five newer  volcanoes have emerged, Mount Bromo (2392 m), Mount Batok (2470 m), Mount Kursi (2581 m), Mount Watonga (2661 m) and Mount Wooddale (2650 m), visitors come for the surreal experience of crossing a sea of black sand inside the caldera of this ancient volcano.

There are seven mountains around the Tengger caldera including Mount Pananjakan (2770 m), further south in the national park is the Semeru Jambangan group, which is the highest peak of Java, Mount Semeru (3676 m) and eight other mountains.

How to Get There

After you got along this way, you may be curious how to get to Mount Bromo? To go here, there are many routes that can be chosen. Yogyakarta to Mount Bromo route is the most common one. If you are from Yogyakarta, you can go first to Surabaya using train. After that using train again, go to Probolinggo. Arrived in Probolinggo, you can use buses to go to Cemoro Lawang, the entrance area of Mount Bromo. More info how to get from yogyakarta to Bromo here

Read also : How to get to Bromo from Yogyakarta

From Singapore To Bromo

  • Direct flight from Singapore to Surabaya with Garuda Airlines, Scoot, Jetstar, Singapore airlines, Silk Air

From Kuala Lumpur To Bromo

  • Direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Surabaya with Air Asia

By Air

  • Flight to Malang
  • Flight to Surabaya
  • Flight to Banyuwangi

From those places you can continue by public minibuses to go to village of Cemara Lawang

By Train

  • You can take train from Jakarta to Surabaya or Malang
  • You can take train from Yogyakarta to Surabaya or Malang
  • You can take train from Yogyakarta to Probolinggo (small town located between Surabaya – Banyuwangi coastal route)

By Land

  • Take public bus to Surabaya or Malang or Probolinggo

From Bali to Bromo

By Air

  • Flight from Bali to Surabaya then continue by bus or private car to Bromo

By Land

Bali to Mount Bromo is also another route you can take. So from Bali, take bus and headed to Gilimanuk port to cross the island. Yes, you need ferry to cross from Bali to Banyuwangi. After the crossing which takes 45 minutes to go, you need to go to train station in Banyuwangi and headed to Probolinggo. Take the bus from Probolinggo and the last is to go to Cemoro Lawang.

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Places to Visit in Bromo

Here are some beautiful spots in Mount Bromo, favorite of every tourists that come here.

  • Sunrise Top Pananjakan: This is the place where you will see scenic sunrise in the mountain. Pananjakan Sunrise Viewpoint is the most popular among tourist.
  • Bromo Crater: To get to this place you need to climb for a while. but the view is quite unique with a fairly wide crater. Be careful, of course, not to slip away.
  • Bromo Temple: When you climb the mountain, you can find not so big temple for Hindu people in Tengger tribe. You can explore it, but make sure you ask your guide.
  • Bromo Savana/Teletubbies Hill: Mount Bromo has a wide savanna that also called as Teletubbies Hill because of the shape which reminds people of the hill in Teletubbies show.
  • Whispering Sand: Pasir Berbisik or Whispering Sand is one of the must visit places in Bromo. Here you can find sand that seems to whisper because it is hit by the wind. The rustle of sand flying in the wind is better heard during the dry season.
  • Madakaripura Waterfall: Madakaripura is the highest waterfall in Java. Surrounded by green hills, the 200 meter high waterfall can drip water on all areas of the cliff just like a dancing rain.
  • Tengger Tribe: Around the mountain is the home of Tengger tribe. Bromo residents have traditions ancient enough and well maintained. So you can get to know its uniqueness, learn the best things it has.
  • Package to Bromo: Combine your tour to Bromo with other best destination nearby such as Ijen plateau, Baluran National Park, Sukamade Turtle Beach, Semeru Mount and more.

Read also : Top 10 Things To Do in Bromo

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