Mt Bromo, Ijen crater, Sukamade, Kalibaru and Malang Adventure Tour in 9 Days 8 Nights

Mount Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia

On this nine-day trip, Lintang Buana Tours invites you to explore exciting tourist destinations in East Java to visit Mt Bromo, Ijen crater, Sukamade, Kalibaru and Malang in 9 Days 8 Nights. The journey begins from Surabaya by heading to Mount Bromo, which is famous for the beauty of the rising sun. Next, we will be hiking to the edge of the crater of Ijen to witness a unique eternal blue flame.

The adventure continues with exploring the dense Meru Betiri forest, participating in the turtle conservation ecotourism program on Sukamade Beach. Not always active, one night we will spend to relax in the traditional village of Kalibaru before continuing the journey to the city of Malang. Here we will explore this historical city before ending our journey, returning to Surabaya.

Key Features

Group Size: Minimum of 2 travelers.
Tour Guide: Yes. An English speaking tour guide accompanies every trip.
Accommodation: two night overnight at basic style accommodation
Transport: Private fully air-conditioned minibus/van/car and 4WD Jeep while in Bromo
Inclusions: Some meals, sightseeing, and activities are included.
Departure: Anytime, subject to booking conditions.
Single supplement: Available

Travel itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Surabaya – Transfer to Cemorolawang Village at Mt Bromo – Village Tour

Once you arrived at Surabaya Airport, meet & greet by our guide and proceed transfer by car to Cemorolawang village at the edge of Tengger caldera (Mt Bromo). Then we will check-in and overnight at Mt Bromo.
If time is permitted, we will take you to explore Tengger people’s daily life, to observe their Hinduism, which slightly different than Balinese Hindus, to see their farm and to get to know them more.

Mt Bromo, Ijen crater, Sukamade, Kalibaru and Malang Adventure Tour in 9 Days 8 Nights

Day 2 (Mt Bromo & Penanjakan Sunrise Tour – Transfer to Ijen Crater area (incl. Breakfast & Lunch)

At 3.30 in the early morning, you’ll be wake up, and we will bring you to the world’s most famous viewpoint at Mt Penanjakan on the rim of the Tengger caldera. Here we will enjoy the sunrise (if we’re lucky) with its young volcanic including Mt Bromo and an active Mt Semeru in the background.

Afterward, the adventure continues to an active Mt. Bromo volcano to climb up 245 steps of stairs (Horse ride is optional), then return to the hotel for breakfast, re-packing and check-out and depart to Ijen Crater Area, Banyuwangi on the eastern side of Java Island.
En route, we will stop at Pasir Putih Beach for a short break while enjoying lunch.

Along the way, we will pass the sugar cane plantation, tobacco plantation, and traditional villages. This road is part of the old road Anyer – Panarukan that built by the Governors-General of Daendels during 18 Century. Once we arrived at Licin Village, Banyuwangi proceed to the hotel for check-in and overnight.


Day 3 Ijen Crater Trekking – Coffee Plantation Tour – Exploring Ijen Area (incl. Breakfast & Lunch)

Early in the morning, short transfer to Paltuding Ranger Post for starting Ijen Tour – Ijen Crater shows a particular type of volcanic feature common to Indonesia, about 1 km in diameter and 175 meters deep. A warm lake entirely covers the floor, milky blue-green in color, held back by a dam built many years ago by the Dutch, to keep the hot mineral, laden water from raining for the crop lands below.

After finishing the unforgettable trip, we continue touring to Coffee Plantation and Factory, where we will learn the process of the coffee beans.
We also will take you to explore the area, visiting the hidden, hot waterfall, and see local daily life.
Then we will return to your villa to rest and enjoying the surrounding rice paddy scenery.

Day 4  Ijen Crater – Transfer to Sukamade Turtle Beach at Meru Betiri National Park (incl. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After breakfast, we check-out and leave to Sukamade Turtle Beach at Meru Betiri National Park. This National Park is one of the most remote areas in Java, where it believes the Javanese Tigers are still can be found. The road will be very bumpy, and we will also crossing several rivers, so prepare for your little adventure. Once we arrived at Sukamade, proceed to the guest house for check-in and rest.
After a 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 – this will be your lifetime experience.
After that, we head back to the guesthouse for overnight.


Day 5 Sukamade Turtle Beach – Transfer to Kalibaru (incl. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

After a simple breakfast at the guest house, you will be allowed to set out the baby turtle free to their natural habitat.
And then we will check-out and transfer to Kalibaru village through the dense of Meru Betiri National Park.
Along the way, you may see endless plantation of coffee, cacao, and traditional rubber tapping.

Once we reached Kalibaru village, check-in at Margo Utomo Resort, which is a small and traditional lodging built-in Javanese conventional style with a private balcony, private bathroom with hot and cold water and shower.
It also has its swimming pool and restaurant.

Mt Bromo, Ijen crater, Sukamade, Kalibaru and Malang Adventure Tour in 9 Days 8 Nights
margo utomo

Day 6 Kalibaru Tour – Transfer to Malang (incl. Breakfast & Lunch)

After breakfast in Kalibaru, we take our time for Mini Plantation Tour featuring coffee, cacao, and tropical spices.
After completing the tour, we leave Kalibaru and transfer to Malang for check-in and overnight at Tugu Hotel Malang. This unique hotel will give you an unforgettable memory.
Today’s lunch will be served at a local restaurant en route.

Day 7 Malang Tour – Hotel’s Antiques Tour – Relaxing at Hotel (incl. Breakfast & Lunch)

After enjoying breakfast we will take you to explore the Malang city. We will do Malang City Tour visiting: Pecinan (china town), Pasar Besar, and Ijen Boulevard, where the colonial architecture is still kept and well preserved.
After completing the tour, we return to the hotel – Free time at Malang.
In the afternoon, we have scheduled you to explore the hotel’s antiquities, a feast for the eye and the mind, where every corner is decorated tastefully with a vast collection of Indonesian antiques.

kampung warna warni

Day 8 Malang – Singosari Temple – Kakek Bodo Waterfall – Transfer to Surabaya (incl. Breakfast & Lunch)

In the morning after breakfast, check-out and quick photo stop at Singosari Temple before transfer to Tretes, where we will do some trekking on Kakek Bodo Forest to reach its waterfall. From there, we continue our trip to Surabaya.

En route, we also will see the Sidoarjo Mud Volcano that ruined thousands of houses.
Afternoon we will arrive at Surabaya, transfer to Majapahit Hotel for check-in and overnight.
This hotel’s architect is the same as the famous Raffles Hotel Singapore, and this heritage hotel is also involved in Indonesia’s revolutionary war history.

Day 9 Surabaya – Transfer Out (incl. Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel, free time until it’s time for you to check-out. And we will take you to Surabaya airport to catch your onward/return flight.
End of services.

What is included in the tour package:

– 8 (eight) nights accommodations twin/double share at selected hotels
– 8 (eight) x breakfasts, 7 (seven) x lunches & 2 (two) x dinners
– Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
– Travel throughout on a private and comfortable 7-seater with a fully licensed driver
– All tolls & parking fees during the tour
– 2 (two) bottles drinking water served daily for each of participant
– Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
– Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara
– Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
– Return airport to hotel transfer
– Private tour for a minimum of 2 pax traveling together

What is not included yet in the tour package:

– Airfare & airport tax
– Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
– Tipping or gratitude for driver and guide (USD3/day/tourist is appreciated) 

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I had a nice experience with Lintang Buana Tours. My friends and I did a full package arranged trip starting from the airport at Jakarta and end at Bali airport. Accommodation, transportation, and touring including entrance fees to the selected places. Lintang chooses a perfect guides and drivers with cars in all areas. We got a great idea about Indonesian history and others. Guides helped us in photography as well. The only point I should mention is the hotels in some places were below expectations. The office were in touch with us in almost everywhere. A beautiful Indonesia trip starting from Jakarta- Puncak- Bogor – Banbung – Ubud – Lovina and ended in Kuta. Thank you Lintang Buana Tours. Definitely I'll recommend your office to others.

I had taken already 2 trips with Lintang Buana. One was with my family around North Sumatra and the other with my friends in East Java. Both times, the email communication was very smooth, clear and efficient. The money transfer was a breeze. Everything on both journeys was thoughtfully managed. My mum is vegan and even this was catered for. Every request we had, no matter how silly or trivial, was taken seriously and dealt with appropriately. The guides and drivers are outstanding. They basically become a part of your travel group and it feels like you have just found a new friend along. This tour operator really goes the extra mile with the most professional service I've encountered. Their sense of service excellence and customer satisfaction are at the core. I would choose this tour operator again and again, especially as the price usually ends up even cheaper than arranging the tour yourself. Well done!

Marcel Bandur
Marcel Bandur2015-09-16

Nice service, I knew Lintang Buana since 2012, recommended to many friends.Last time my parents visited Bromo, they cannot speak english but theguide was so kind and patient, I gave u 5 stars with my appreciation!

Tippy Hu
Tippy Hu2015-07-10

Our Bandung holiday with Lintang Buana was one of our most memorable Indonesian getaways. We had a very experienced driver who took us around busy streets patiently and expertly. Communications with Mr. Agung were made easy with prompt replies and he was most accommodating. Thank you, Lintang Buana for an excellent service provided.

We contacted lintang buana tours to arrange an unforgettable itinerary from Indonesia. I was immediately told Yoga that offered me a spectacular ride. He greeted us personally upon our arrival in Yogyacarta and we found out that he was our guide. Both Yoga and his partner (a driver whose name I don't remember) were exceptional in leading the way: always careful to respond to our requests, the can always waiting for our tours and always available to do small program changes at our request. They made our trip unforgettable: they made us feel comfortable. I recommend to all this agency for the seriousness and the passion that the members use to make the trip unforgettable. Thanks for everything Yoga

Ledo Cosmai
Ledo Cosmai2019-08-11

We did a tour in october in Java and everything was perfect. Yoga, our guide was really helpful and answer our questions always with smile and passion, he was there when needed and knows how to let us some space. We were really satisfy and highly recommand Lintang Buana Tours.

Lintang Buana took me from Surabaya to Mt Bromo, Ijen and Sukamade in August this year. I'm travelling around Asia for a year. Normally, I don't use tour companies but I was finding it a little difficult to organise what I wanted to do independently in the time I had.Organisation was great. All pieces of the trip fitted together perfectly.A couple of points which could be improved: 1) we set off mid-morning on a Friday but then stopped for an hour for Friday prayers whilst still in Surabaya! No problem with stopping for prayers, but I think it would have been better to set off afterwards, as there was little to do once we reached our destination for the first night. 2) the hotel in Banyuwangi was somewhere to get some sleep for a few hours between 5pm and setting off for Ijen at 11.30pm. Unfortunately, there was a karaoke lounge facing my room, so I didn't manage to get any sleep 🙁Huge thank to the guys for returning a tee shirt that I left in one of the hotels. It was my favourite tee shirt! They collected it from the hotel and kept it safe until I was back in Indonesia. They then couriered it to my hotel in Jakarta. So impressed and happy! Thanks a million!

Peter Dalton
Peter Dalton2015-11-27

We booked a 10 days overland Jakarta to Bali tour in April 2015. We were very happy with the excellent organisation, care and service and outstanding commitment and attention shown throughout the tour and had such a fabulous time. Both the drivers and the guides ensured us a safe environment and accommodated to our individual needs.The regular communication from the head office making sure that we remained happy with all aspects of the tour throughout was very reassuring and enhanced the level of customer satisfaction and care.All the accommodations were strategically located and were of good standard, the hotel staff were equally courteous and friendly throughout. We would highly recommend this company for anyone seeking a stress free adventure holiday tailored to accommodate your individual needs in Indonesia,

Bhimji Patel
Bhimji Patel2015-04-16

We are very satisfied with our trip to Flores and Komodo which is well managed. Below we share our experience…-Wrap up Flores and Komodo trip-Started from Ende, we met our guide and driver provided by Lintang Buana tourism service, we straight to Moni village by 2 hours drive and stayed at Kelimutu Ecolodge. Sunrise hunting was started at 4am, first hiking in shahur time a little hard for kids. Fortunately p*pm*e is available on the top, hot noodles � perfect for chilly time meanwhile mommy happy with the coffee �.After breakfast at the lodge, the trip was continued to Bajawa town passing by to Ende to visit Soekarno house � where our first president spent his years of exile in Ende. Unfortunately it was close on Sunday so we just saw it from outside. We had lunch at Penggajawa beach or famous as blue stone beach. We arrived at Bajawa after 2.5h driving and stayed at Happy-Happy .The day after we were visiting Bena village as one of traditional village in Flores. Flores has different tribes over the land, each tribe has their own believe and culture. Bena people believe that their ancestral spirit will always live with them and stay on megalith stones as provided in the village. In the afternoon we started to drive again about 3h to Ruteng before Labuan Bajo. Stayed overnight in Ruteng monastery to enjoy the landscape and spider rice fields of Cancar in the morning.Ruteng to Labuan bajo was about 3-4 hours drive with magnificent landscapes. We saw the hill of Wae Rebo but not part of our trip. Next time maybe when our feet stronger � and hopefully by that time the trip to go there also shorter and better than now ��…too many wishes from lazy persons such us �Finally arrived at Labuan bajo, we straight to our boat as our home for 3 days and had lunch while it sailed to first stop Rinca island to meet the dragons. Having met them, we enjoyed sunset near to Kalong (big bat) island to see hundreds of bat � flew out to the other islands for dinner. The boat then moored near to Papagarang island which the wave quite and allow us to sleep tight.In the morning we were snorkeling to Pink beach near Komodo island then continue to Padar island to hike in the afternoon. Quite hot along the day so we choose to leve-leve on the boat before enjoying sunset from Padar hill.Last day on boat started by watching Malta playing with the wave. How lucky we were to see lots of them clearly just from the boat. The day closed by snorkeling at Kanawa, lots of fish � and starfish �.We had overnight at Puri Sari beach hotel waiting our flight back.Thanks to Agung Yoga Asmoro who arrange this trip for us and understand what we need ���

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