Bromo Ijen Tour 2023 : 3 D 2 N

October 15, 2023

The Bromo Ijen tour is one of the tours that is in great demand by many tourists, both local Indonesian tourists and foreign tourists.

Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen are two of the most well-known landmarks in Indonesia’s breathtaking natural landscape. These two volcanoes are in East Java and are well-liked hiking and naturalist sites. 

If you want to experience the thrilling wonders of Java in Indonesia, make sure to include a visit to the magnificent Bromo and Ijen craters. 

Mount Bromo is the most widely recognized volcano in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, despite being neither the highest nor the most symmetrical or beautiful. It takes its name from Brahma, the Hindu god of creation, and is located in the center of East Java. 

Bromo is a somma volcano located 2329 meters above sea level, which means it is a caldera with a partially built new cone inside. One of its greatest attractions is the moon-like ashen and rough plains surrounding it, with the most famous view of the area from a nearby mountain.

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Day 1 : Surabaya to Bromo 

This Bromo Ijen tour itinerary starts at Surabaya. Our guide will pick you up either you use the train from Yogyakarta or other cities in Java, or a direct flight from Jakarta or other cities. 

Our driver will drive you to Cemoro Lawang, and you will stay at Lava View Lodge or Cemara Indah Hotel or Bromo Permai 1. The trip to Bromo takes about 3-4 hours from Surabaya.

Cemoro Lawang, the closest area to Bromo, is situated in the picturesque Ngadisari village on the slopes of the magnificent Tengger mountains. To reach this enchanting place, one must follow the scenic route from Surabaya, passing through Pasuruan and Probolinggo.

The road leading to Cemoro Lawang is well-maintained and easily accessible by both car and bus, ensuring a smooth journey.

Immersed in rich cultural heritage, this captivating region is home to the Tengger tribe, devout Hindus who meticulously uphold their ancestral traditions to this very day.

At 2,200 meters above sea level, you may take in Cemoro Lawang’s breathtaking magnificence. The morning air is really chilly and foggy. There is no way you can miss the dawn.

Views of Mount Bromo and Mount Batok covered in mist as well as a fascinating sea of sand can be seen from the top of Cemoro Lawang.

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Day 2: Sunrise at Bromo 


Our adventure starts very early in the morning. We begin your Bromo Ijen hiking tour by heading to the Penanjakan Viewpoint at 03:00 AM. Penanjakan is the most well-known spot for witnessing the sunrise. Enjoy a jeep ride through the enchanting Tengger Caldera, immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of the surrounding volcanic landscape.

Upon reaching the viewpoint, find a comfortable spot and prepare yourself for nature’s most captivating spectacle – the sunrise over Mount Bromo. As the first rays of light peek over the horizon, watch in awe as the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant hues.


After experiencing the captivating sunrise, proceed to explore other remarkable attractions in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Descend from the Penanjakan Viewpoint and make your way towards the crater of Mount Bromo itself. Choose between walking or riding a horse to reach the steps leading to the crater rim. As you ascend, feel the rumblings beneath your feet and the anticipation building up.

Reach the crater rim, stand in awe of the sprawling caldera surrounding you, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views. Take a moment to soak in the sheer magnificence of your surroundings.


Continue your Bromo adventure with more explorations in the afternoon.

Visit the Sea of Sand, a vast desert-like expanse spread out at the foot of Mount Bromo. Feel like an intrepid explorer as you traverse the sandy terrain, capturing unique pictures along the way.

Make your way to the enchanting Savanna Hill, also known as Teletubbies Hill. Marvel at the lush green grassland set against the backdrop of imposing mountains. The vibrancy of the landscape will leave you spellbound. 

Disclaimer: In early September, Savanna Hill experienced a severe fire and is currently undergoing treatment and recovery. The Bromo area was temporarily closed but starting September 19, this area has begun to reopen for tourism

Return to your accommodation for lunch and check-out. Your next destination is Ijen, a 6 hours journey that takes you through stunning landscapes, picturesque plantations, and rural villages.


We arrive in the Ijen area and check into your accommodation. Rest and prepare for the Ijen Crater adventure.

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Day 3 : Ijen Crater  

Bromo Ijen tour next adventure is hiking to Ijen and witnessing the blue fire. The hike to the summit of Ijen is very difficult. It takes approximately 2 hours to get to the crater lake with steep ascents. Fortunately, there is a marked trail, so you won’t get lost hiking in the dark.

If you want to watch the blue fire, you have to wake up around 01:00 AM, but if you just want to see the sunrise at the Ijen Crater Lake, you can leave at 03:00 AM.

If you want to go down to the crater, you must be careful and use a guide. Began the slow descent toward the crater. The descent was slow because of the darkness and the steepness of the descent. It takes about 30 – 45 minutes depending on how many people want to go down to the crater. 

If this is the first time you’re going to climb, it’s best to have someone to help and guide you. Because a steep crater descent in the early morning in the dark is not fun.

The Crater 

Blue Fire is a rare occurrence that hardly everyone gets to see. The sulfur is in the bottom of the crater near the lake, and the smoke is billowing. Take note of the wind direction, since it might carry the intense sulfurous vapors towards you, causing shortness of breath and stinging eyes. If you enter the crater, be careful to wear a mask.

If you’ve had enough to take the picture you want, get up before the wind picks up and brings the heavy sulfurous odors with it.  

Sunrise at the Crater Lake

Another stunning view is the lake when sunrise comes. The view before us is absolutely stunning. The lake sparkles with a captivating turquoise hue, beautifully juxtaposed against the vibrant yellow tones of the sulfur mine. Enhanced by the warm golden morning sunlight, this spectacle leaves one truly mesmerized.

After exploring the Ijen Crater, we will drop you back at your hotel for your breakfast and check-out, then head straight to your Ubud Bali hotel, and you will arrive there in the afternoon. It takes approximately 6 hours to get to Ubud. 

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Useful Tips 

Before embarking on this Bromo Ijen hiking, make sure and pay attention to the following things to make your climbing journey easier.

  • research and planning
    Before you go, it is better you do some simple research on the net about the place you want to go. Your findings will help you adjust your plan whether you will do it solo or join in a tour. But we recommend you to join in a tour package.It will make your vacation smooth and easier. Don’t forget to search a tour that fits your budget and meets your needs. Additionally, planning ahead allows you to make necessary arrangements and adjustments to your itinerary.
  • Book the tour early
    To ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience, it is better to book your Bromo Ijen tour in advance. These destinations attract travelers from all around the world, so securing your spot early is crucial.
  • Ensure that you are in good health and fit.
    In Ijen, since you will be walking for 2- 3 hours, and the terrain is hilly, you need to be in good health.
  • Wear clothes that are appropriate for the activity you are hiking in
    Choose clothes that suit the conditions. Since the weather in Bromo and Ijen is cold, choose layered clothing as well as jackets and beanie hats.
  • Check your hiking gear
    Before you set off make sure that all your hiking equipment (hiking boots, tracking poles) is still in good shape and ready to use.
  • Hire an experienced guide who knows the terrain
    If you want to climb especially if you are a beginner, it is highly recommended that you climb with a guide or guide who understands the track.
  • Choose hiking trails that are friendly, especially if you are a beginner and not used to challenging physical activities like trekking and mountain climbing.
  • Wear shoes that are comfortable and appropriate for your hiking activities
    If possible, wear special trekking shoes or sports shoes with grips on the base. These are useful for gripping rocks and soil to prevent slipping.
  • Bring your own trash bag
    Always remember not to leave your trash wherever you are. So it’s better to bring your trash back down and find a trash can, rather than leaving your trash on the summit.
  • Bring enough supplies with you
    Bring enough water and snacks to put in your backpack. You’ll need them when you’re done hiking.
  • Determine the best time to hike
    Timing this hike is also important. Because if you make a mistake, for example, you come in the rainy season, climbing the mountain is not very enjoyable. Moreover, you will not necessarily meet the sunrise because it is blocked by clouds.
  • Bring enough cash
    It is better to bring enough cash because you will be in an area where ATMs rarely exist.
  • bring a camera or cell phone with a good quality camera
    You’ll be capturing many memorable moments here, so pack a good camera or a phone with a quality, large-resolution camera.
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  • Hiking Boots: Better if you wear hiking shoes rather than sports shoes. While it is possible to hike with regular trainers/tennis shoes, hiking shoes are highly recommended due to their superior grip.
  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Layered clothing for varying temperatures, a windproof and waterproof jacket or shell.
  • Backpack: A comfortable, well-fitted daypack for carrying essentials like water, snacks, extra clothing, and first-aid supplies.
  • Headlamp/Flashlight: It is important for both pre-dawn hikes to the viewpoints and the sulfur mine exploration in Ijen.
  • Trekking poles: These can be very helpful for stability, especially on steep descents.
  • Water and Hydration: Carry at least two liters of water. There may not be many water sources on the trails.
  • Snacks: bring extra high-energy snacks to keep your energy levels up.
  • Sun Protection: sunscreen with high SPF, sunglasses with UV protection, hat or cap
  • First aid kit: Include basics like adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any personal medications you may need.
  • Respirator Mask: For protection against sulfur fumes at Mount Ijen.
  • Camera gear: Don’t forget to bring your camera gear, including your camera and GoPro, to capture unforgettable memories on this trip. Rest assured, the hotel provides charging facilities on the night before to ensure your devices stay powered up throughout the journey.
  • Cash: Have enough cash with you as there may not be ATMs available in the areas.
  • Power Bank: Keep your electronic devices charged for emergencies.
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How To Get Bromo  

The easiest way to get to Mount Bromo is to take a flight from Surabaya’s Juanda International Airport. Surabaya Airport has direct flights from Singapore (Singapore-Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur-Singapore), Hongkong (Hongkong-Singapore), Jakarta (Jakarta-Jakarta), and Bali (Bali).

From there, you can continue your Bromo journey by booking Bromo with a travel agent or by driving the Mount Bromo route Surabaya – Pasuruan – Wonokitri – Bromo.

But, what if you are in other cities rather than Surabaya? 

Bromo Ijen Tour From Bali

Bali Ijen tour from Bali has begun. If you want to get to Bromo from Bali,  the first thing you need to do is take a flight from Bali Airport (DPS). It takes about 1 hour to reach Surabaya. From Surabaya, you can take a 2-hour drive to Bromo Cemoro Lawang (the village nearest Mount Bromo). Alternatively, you can take 10 hours to reach Bromo from Bali by car. Live new adventures and meet amazing people.

Bromo Ijen Tour From Yogyakarta and Malang 

Bali Ijen tour from Yogyakarta – If you want to go to Bromo from Yogyakarta, you have several choices. First, you can take a flight to Juanda International Airport, Surabaya. it is about 1 hour. Then you can drive for 2 hours to Cemoro Lawang by bus or by travel. 

Second, you can take the train from Yogyakarta to Malang, and after that, our driver will pick you up at your hotel or at the train station, and then drive you to Cemoro Lawang to your hotel.  

Bromo Ijen Tour From Probolinggo 

The Bali Ijen tour from Probolinggo starts with our driver picking you up at the train station. You can take a train from Yogyakarta to Probolinggo in the morning and arrive in the evening. 

Our driver will pick up you at the train station and drive you to Cemoro Lawang. It takes 2 hours to get there.

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A Bromo Ijen tour promises an adventure that will forever be etched in your memory. From witnessing breathtaking sunrises to exploring otherworldly landscapes, this Indonesian gem offers a unique blend of nature, culture, and adrenaline. 

So, pack your bags, embark on this unforgettable journey, and let Bromo dazzle you with its natural wonders. Say goodbye to the ordinary and step into a realm of extraordinary beauty.

Experience the Bromo Ijen tour and discover the true essence of adventure in East Java. Book your journey to majestic sunrises, mystical volcanoes, and cultural immersion today! 

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