Tumpak Sewu Bromo Ijen Tour 2023 : 4 D 3 N

November 19, 2023

The Tumpak Sewu Bromo Ijen tour is a tour that you can never miss out on. This tour covers exploring Malang mostly in Kampung Jodipan known as Rainbow Village, Bromo Sunrise, Ijen Blue Fire, Madakaripura Waterfall, and also the majestic Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. 

Mount Bromo, derived from the Hindu god Brahma, is the most renowned of the volcanoes in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, although it is not the tallest, most symmetrical, or most aesthetically pleasing. 

It is situated in the central region of East Java, at an altitude of 2329 meters, and is classified as a somma (caldera) volcano, meaning it has a partially constructed new cone within its interior. One of the most captivating aspects of the area is the lunar-like, ashen, and rough terrain surrounding the volcano, with the most prominent view of the area coming from a nearby mountain range.

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Day 1 : Surabaya to Bromo   

Cemoro Lawang 

This Tumpak Sewu Bromo Ijen tour itinerary starts at Surabaya. Our guide will pick you up at your hotel, train station, or airport. 

Our driver will drop you off at Cemoro Lawang, and you’ll be staying at Lava View Lodge or Cemara Indah Hotel, or Bromo Permai 1. 

The journey to Bromo from Surabaya takes approximately 3 to 4 hours.

You will stay at Cemoro Lawang. Discover the ethereal beauty of Cemoro Lawang, the charming village nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Tengger mountains. Located closest to the enchanting Bromo volcano, this picturesque haven beckons with its breathtaking landscapes. 

Cemoro Lawang offers a panoramic view of Mount Bromo and Mount Batok shrouded in mist, as well as a mesmerizing sea of sand.

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Madakaripura Waterfall 

Not too far from the majestic Mount Bromo, nestled near the charming village of Sapih, in the Lombang district, lies the enchanting Madakaripura Waterfall. Just a three-hour drive from the bustling capital of East Java, Surabaya, this awe-inspiring waterfall awaits, hidden away in the depths of a mystical valley. 

Embraced by the foothills of the Tengger mountain range, it unveils its splendorous beauty to those who dare venture towards its captivating embrace.

To reach this elusive gem, adventurers must embark on a thrilling trek of approximately 20 minutes, braving the untamed rivers and traversing a rocky path that meanders through breathtaking scenery. Each step taken along this expedition is a thrilling conquest, as nature’s awe-inspiring wonders unfold before your very eyes. 

This stunning waterfall only takes 1 hour, more or less. After you drop off your luggage, and take some lunch, off we go to the waterfall.

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Day 2: Bromo  

Sunrise at Bromo 

Start your day off right by heading to the Bromo Ijen Viewpoint at 3:00 AM! This is the most popular spot for seeing the sunrise, so you’ll want to get there early. Take a jeep ride along Tengger Caldera and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the volcanic area. 

When you get there, find a spot to relax and get ready for the most amazing sight of the day – the sun rising over Mount Bromo! As the first light hits the horizon, watch the sky turn into a stunning array of colors.

After you’ve seen the amazing sunrise, don’t forget to check out some of the other amazing places to visit in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. 

Start at the Viewpoint and walk or ride a horse up the steps to the crater’s edge. As you go, you’ll feel the vibrations and the excitement build up. When you get there, you’ll be taken aback by the huge caldera and the amazing views. Take a minute to appreciate all the beauty around you.

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.

Return to your accommodation for bathing and check-out. Your next destination is Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. But before we head off for the waterfall, we will go to Malang to explore the Kampung Warna-warni Jodipan also known as Colourful Village. 

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Colorful Village Jodipan 

The residential village of Kampung Warna – warni, commonly referred to as the “Colorful Village” or “Jodipan”, is situated in the center of the city of Malang. It was formerly a slum but has since been transformed into a tourist destination through renovations and the provision of education to the local population on the importance of cleanliness and the proper disposal of waste.

This village is renowned for its vibrant colors, which are accentuated by a variety of photo spots and mural designs that are highly sought after by visitors. The vibrant hues of these murals are sure to draw attention even from a great distance.

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Day 3 : Tumpak Sewu Waterfall 

On day three of Tumpak Sewu Bromo Ijen tour, we will explore Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. 

Tumpak Sewu waterfall is a waterfall that has a height of 120 meters and has many beautiful waterfall streams. This waterfall is in Lumajang and is located on the slopes of Mount Semeru.

This waterfall is majestic and the most beautiful waterfall in Java. 

To reach the base of this waterfall, you will be trekking through a fairly steep and difficult path for approximately 1 hour. However, it will all pay off once you get to the main waterfall.

You need to be careful going down the track to Tumpak Sewu. It is highly recommended to hire a guide to direct you to a safe path. Especially after the flood of cold lava from Mount Semeru that passes through the river at Tumpak Sewu.

After exploring the Tumpak Sewu waterfall, you will be back at your hotel, pack your things, and get ready to go to Ijen in Banyuwangi. It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to reach Ijen from Lumajang.  

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Day 4 : Ijen Crater  

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the blue fire by hiking to Ijen on this Tumpak Sewu Bromo Ijen tour. The hike to Ijen is a challenging one, taking approximately two hours to reach the crater lake, with steep ascents along the way. Fortunately, the trail is well-marked, so visitors can avoid getting lost in the dark.

For those wishing to observe the blue fire, it is recommended to wake up around the hour of 01:00 AM; however, those wishing to witness the sunrise at Lake Ijen Crater can depart at the hour of 03:00.

If you’re looking to get to the crater, it’s important to be careful and have a guide. We started our slow descent towards the crater. It was dark and the descent was steep, so it took about half an hour to an hour and a half. Depending on how many people wanted to go down, it could take up to 45 minutes.

If it’s your first time climbing, it’s a good idea to have someone with you to support and guide you as you make your way up the mountain. Because if you don’t, you won’t enjoy making your way down a steep crater in the dark early in the morning.

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The Crater 

Blue Fire is a really rare thing that only a few people get to see. It’s when the sulfur is at the bottom of a crater near the lake and the smoke is coming out. Pay attention to the wind because it could blow strong sulfurous fumes up to you, which can make you feel short of breath and have your eyes burn.

Make sure you’re wearing a mask if you’re going into the crater. Once you’ve got enough smoke for the shot you’re looking for, get out before the wind kicks up and the sulfurous fumes start wafting out.

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Sunrise at the Crater Lake

At the start of the day, when the sun comes up, the lake is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a stunning turquoise against the yellow of the sulfur mine, and the warm golden morning light makes it even more beautiful. It’s a sight to behold!

We’ll drop you off at your hotel after exploring Ijen Crater and pick you up for breakfast and check out. Then, we’ll head straight to your hotel in Ubud Bali and pick you up in the afternoon – it’ll take about 6 hours to get there.

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Must Bring Equipment 

Hiking Boots: If you’re going on a hike, it’s a good idea to wear some hiking shoes instead of sports shoes. You can still go with regular trainers or tennis shoes, but hiking shoes are the way to go because they grip the ground better.

Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Make sure you’re wearing layers of clothes to keep you warm and dry and have a jacket or shell that’s windproof and waterproof.

Backpack: This daypack is perfect for carrying all your stuff, from water to snacks, plus extra clothes and medical supplies. It’s comfy and well-fitted, so you can take it with you wherever you go.

Headlamp/Flashlight: If you’re planning a morning hike to the viewpoints or exploring the sulfur mine in Ijen, it’s important to bring a flashlight or headlamp.

Trekking poles: These trekking poles can be really useful for keeping you steady, especially when you’re going down steep slopes.

Water and Hydration: If you’re going on a hike, make sure you bring at least two bottles of water with you. There might not be a lot of water around, so it’s important to be extra hydrated.

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: Make sure you have all the basics in your first aid kit, like bandages, wipes, painkillers, and any medications you might need.

Respirator Mask: For protection against sulfur fumes at Mount Ijen.

Camera gear: Don’t forget your camera gear! Your camera and your GoPro will be with you the entire time you’re on this trip, so don’t forget to bring them. The hotel will make sure your devices are charged up the night before so you don’t have to worry about it.

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.


The Tumpak Sewu Bromo Ijen Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the astonishing beauty of East Java. From the thundering Tumpak Sewu Waterfall to the surreal landscapes of Mount Bromo and the mesmerizing Blue Fire of Mount Ijen, this tour will take you on an unforgettable journey through nature’s wonders.

So, pack your bags, embrace the adventure, and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your Tumpak Sewu Bromo Ijen Tour packages today and embark on the ultimate Indonesian adventure!

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