In East Java, Indonesia lies Kawah Ijen volcano, 2,600 meters tall (8,660ft), topped with a large caldera and a 200-meter-deep lake of sulfuric acid. The quietly active volcano emits gases through fumaroles inside the crater, and local miners have tapped those gases to earn a living. Stone and ceramic pipes cap the fumaroles, and inside, the sulfur condenses into a molten red liquid, dripping back down and solidifying into pure sulfur. Miners hack chunks off with steel bars, braving extremely dangerous gases and liquids with minimal protection, then load up as much as they can carry for the several kilometers to the weighing station. Loads can weigh from 45 to 90 kg (100 – 200 lbs), and a single miner might make as many as two or three trips in a day. At the end of a long day, miners take home approximately Rp50,000 ($5.00 u.s.). The sulfur is then used for vulcanizing rubber, bleaching sugar and other industrial processes nearby.
Located some 4 hours drive from Surabaya, the capital of East Java, Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that covers a massive area of 800 square kilometers. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, the magnificent Mt Bromo will not disappoint with its spectacular views and dramatic landscapes. At 2392 meters tall, Mt Bromo is not among the tallest of Indonesia’s mountains but its stunning beauty lies in its incredible setting.
Upon arrival in Juanda Surabaya Airport, we will pick you up then directly transfer to Ijen crater volcano, we drive you to Ijen via Probolinggo, Situbondo, Bondowoso , arrived at Sempol village at 17.00(depending on the estimate flight arrival), over night at Arabika or Katimur Hotel. Free at your own leisure. Estimate driving time: 7hrs
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Arabika or Katimut Hotels ( With hot shower )
Wake up call at 4.30, check out hotel at 5, breakfast take away…drive you to Paltuding post to the slope of Mount ijen, Passing through the Village it takes 20 minutes. Arrived at Post Paltuding, car parking. Getting permit at the park ranger’s Post before continuing Hiking to the top of its slope. About 1, 5 hours is needed to ascend the Rim of the Crater along a shady track with a Wonderful View. Enjoy the Morning air with its beautiful Panoramic. The Sulfuric lake reflectseery color over the surrounding walls to give an apocalypse like impression. The view is stunning, the local people seeking sulfur descend in to the crater and climb back along the dangerous rim with loads of up to 70 KG on their shoulder. After felt enough, we then leave the crater, drive you to Bromo volcano, arrived around 16.00 and check-in and rest. Free program to explore bromo.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bromo Permai Hotel or Cemara Indah hotel or similar ( With hot shower )
Breakfast at hotel, Enjoy morning with fresh air and cool temperature until we escort you to Surabaya airport by private car. Bromo to Surabaya takes 3,5 hours in normal traffic.
• Private AC transport during tour with driver & petrol
• Transfer in/out from/to Juanda Airport
• English speaking guide
• Accommodation as mentioned on above itinerary with hot shower
• 4WD Jeep for Early Morning Bromo & Penanjakan Tour & Trekking Ijen
• Entrance, parking & Highway fees
• Mineral water
• Permit and Entrance fee
• Tax & Service
– Horse car in Bromo
– Airfares / Airport Tax
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tipping to guide/drive