4D3N Mount Bromo, Malang & Surabaya

Embark on this exciting retreat to experience one of Indonesia’s most beautiful natural gem – Mount Bromo, and its most famous cultural and historical icon – Borobudur. Hop on a 4WD to catch the rising sun casting its first rays over the surreal landscape of Tengger Caldera. The fuming Mount Bromo rising from the flat volcanic sand bed of the gigantic caldera will be a sight to behold. The top of Mount Bromo can be reached via 253 concrete steps making it one of the most accessible active volcanos in the world. Continue your adventure to Malang, a quaint city famous for its cool climate, tree-lined wide boulevards, colonial architecture and proximity to charming Batu Hill town where you can pluck savoury fresh apples directly from the apple trees in the plantation. End the adventure with a visit to Surabaya, home to many of the nation’s fiercest independence fighters and thus known to locals as Kota Pahlawan (City of Heroes).

ITINERARY

Day 01

SINGAPORE – SURABAYA – CEMORO LAWANG

Fly direct from Singapore Changi Airport to Juanda International Airport International Airport. Upon arrival you will be picked up by our local representative to your lodge in Cemoro Lawang, visiting a flood mud village and the Madakaripura Waterfalls en route. (4-5 hrs drive).  Waterfall visit might be skipped for late arrivals in Surabaya.

Overnight: Lodge in Cemoro Lawang 

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Day 02

CEMORO LAWANG – MOUNT BROMO – MALANG

Wake up at 4am. A 4WD will drive you to the neighbouring peak of Gunung Penanjakan (2770m) at the edge of the Tengger crater rim for sunrise over the Bromo landscape – a 10km wide caldera formed from the collapsed remnants of an ancient volcano. Rising from the flat volcanic sand bed of the caldera is the dormant core of Mount Batok (2440m) and the active volcano of Mount Bromo (2329m). Further south beyond the crater wall lies mighty Gunung Semeru (3676m) – the highest and most active volcano in Java. After sunrise, the 4WD will drive you over the Laotian Pasir (Sand Sea) to Poten – a Tenggerese Hindu temple beside Mount Bromo. From Poten, it is a 3km hike or pony ride to the base of Mount Bromo. You will then ascend a steep flight of 253 steps to the crater edge of Mount Bromo. Take a peep into the steaming crater where offerings of chickens, rice and money are still thrown into by Tengger Hindus to express their gratitude to the Gods. After the adventure, return to your lodge for shower. Continue the journey to Malang where you will visit tea plantations before checking in to your hotel in the late afternoon.  Free and easy for the rest of the day where you can sought out the local delicacies at the highly rated Rumah Makan Inggil, visit the night market at Jalan Merdeka (operates every Saturday), chill over a cuppa at Java Dancer Coffee or enjoy a spa at the clean and popular Fabulous Spa & Salon.

Overnight: Hotel in Malang

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Day 03                       

MALANG – SURABAYA

After enjoying your breakfast in your hotel, you will proceed with a morning city tour of Malang visiting local sights such as the Tugu Monument (a symbol of Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch) and Birds and Flowers Markets. After that, drive out to the pleasantly cool town of Batu (800m to 1100m) which used to be a retreat for the Dutch in colonial days.  Other than enjoying the scenic views of the mountains and hills from Batu, you will visit apple plantations (Batu’s specialties) and Batu secret zoo (neat and organised zoo which includes museum, theme park and safari ride, reputedly one the best zoos in the world and “better smelling than Singapore Zoo” according to the words of a customer!). Continue the journey to Surabaya city where you will spend your last night. Go on a food adventure to patronize the many nice restaurants in Surabaya not forgetting to sample rujak cingur, a local salad with tapioca-peanut sauce and cingur (slices of cooked cow nose) and sate kelopo (satay with coconut sauce).

Overnight: Hotel in Surabaya

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Day 04                      

SURABAYA – SINGAPORE

After enjoying your breakfast in your hotel, you will visit the House of Sampoerna, a top historical site in Surayaba which is actually an 1862 Dutch built building which houses a museum, an art gallery, a cafe as well as souvenir shops).  End the trip with some shopping at the local malls (Surabaya boasts some of the biggest malls in Southeast Asia!) before transferring to Juanda International Airport International Airport for your flight home.

Package includes:

  • All local land transfers including airport transfers
  • All accommodations (choices are available dependent on customers’ preference)
  • All hotel breakfasts
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees of all attractions stated in above program
  • 4WD for Mount Bromo

Package excludes:

  • Return international air tickets*
  • Travel insurance*
  • Indonesian VISA (ASEAN citizens are VISA-free up to 30 days)
  • All meals other than hotel breakfasts (our guide will recommend highly rated restaurants according to your preference)
  • Horse riding in Mount Bromo
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • All expenses of a personal nature

*International fights and AIG Travel Guard Insurance can be arranged on your behalf.

FAQ 

Need more information on Mount Bromo? Read through our Mt Bromo frequently asked questions (FAQ) and get them answered!

OPTIONAL PROGRAM

We can also customise an itinerary to suit your interest.  Other itineraries for your consideration are as follows:

Activities such as Whitewater rafting at Pekalen River (near Bromo) and paragliding at Gunung Banyak (near Batu) can also be arranged.

Instead of spending the night at Malang, customers can choose to stay at a resort among the tea plantations at Batu.

TESTIMONIALS

Bayu was a very friendly tour guide who made sure that our requirements were fulfilled at all times. Also, the activities were well planned and accommodations were good as well. We had loads of fun throughout the whole trip and the experience we had was definitely a memorable one!

– Jacqueline (Group of 7 on an 4D3N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Surabaya in May 2017)

We always have a wish that to have a wonderful trip with a lot of fun and laugh, and so we stop dreaming and start planning. No doubt IWT is our best choice with no regretted. First of all, we wanna thank you to our tour guide Ms Vinda, a young lady with always have a cute smiling. She is very friendly, knowledgeable, understanding and patience lady. She care a lot of us, and make sure we are not injure while hiking, but manage to reach to the top. Due to some of my friends is lack of exercise and felt exhausted, especially Ijen and Mt Bromo, she keep accompanied us and make sure 4 of us are in good condition to continue. She keep reminding us some sleepy area, and hold our hand if needed to ensure we are not fell down. She also giving us a lot of info about some interest places were going and we'll communication. She always standby to be our photographer, even some time our pose is funny. She willing to share her photos and videos with us. Thanks ya. And most importantly that she notice 1 of my friend didn't wear a suitable shoe to waterfall, she immediately take off her shoe and let my friend to wear, and help to carry my friend shoe and walk with no shoe herself...so embarrassing. She treat us ginger tea while we feel cold, Indomee after hiking and dragon fruit along the way to Surabaya. Bring us to minimart to buy our secret stuff. Lastly, we should say that~Ms Vinda, thank you so much. We are enjoyable the trip and this is really amazing. We highly recommend her as a tour guide and wish her all the best. Thumb up 👍

– May (Group of 4 on a 4D3N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Batu in May 2017)

Bayu and Mull are both very friendly and knowledgeable, will opt for them if going Indonesia again! Despite having a schedule to follow, it was adequately spaced out with sufficient time to travel at each location. Opting for a hike followed by an Ojek ride instead of a jeep ride turned to be one of the best decisions for the trip. The Ojek ride at King Kong Hill is highly recommended, but it ain't for the faint-heart. Not only it is exhilarating, it provides a better view at multiple angles rather than just sitting in a jeep, which is just bumpy and possibly restricted viewing angles. Accommodation was sufficiently good due to the Budget option that we chose.

– Sam(Group of 4 on a 4D3N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Surabaya in May 2017)

Guide & driver are good and never late once.We told them about a lapis shop and they remembered and brought us there.The feeling of having a honest guide/driver is good.We wanted to treat them meals along the way and they only accepted after few insistent requests from us.

– Diana (Group of 3 on a 4D3N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Surabaya in Apr 2017)

Everything about my trip was really Amazing!! Even though we found out on the first day when we reached Surabaya that we are not able to hike to the crater edge of Mount Bromo due to its active period. Our Guide bring us around the village and the city and introduce us to their culture. it was fun. and Not to forget our tour guide, Ms Enggar, which was the same age as me, is very friendly and knowledgeable. It was very easy to communicate with her. The scenery, the food, everything was awesome! It was our first time travelling with iwannatravel and travelling to indonesia and i must say my trip was wonderful and beyond expectation. I would love to go more trip with iwannatraavel again and would recoommend my friends! Thank You So Much!!

– Atiqah (Group of 2 on a 4D3N Mount Bromo, Malang & Surabaya in Oct 2016)

Guide and driver were very nice people. Caring, considerate, conscientious, patient, nice and fun people. Car was driven with care so that we were comfortable and did not feel car sick during the long rides. I enjoyed the trips to ijen, bromo and the waterfall at batu. Views were very scenic. Our guide Vinda and the local guides which she got along the way brought us to scenic spots (esp @ the waterfalls) and helped to take great pictures.

– Alexia (Group of 3 on a 5D4N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Batu in Sep 2016)

Everything was great! From planning til the end of the trip, everything was organised. The activities were fun and itinerary was well planned. We did not feel that we were rushed at all and we get to enjoy Borobudur and Mount Bromo in our own pace. Our guide, Bayu, was very friendly and helped us a lot especially when it comes to ordering food :). This is the most relaxing, hassle-free trip I've ever had! Thanks Iwannatravel 🙂

– Sunshine (Group of 7 on a 4D3N trip to Bromo & Borobudur in Aug 2016)

We loved how the activities were planned out. There weren't many dull moments where we did nothing. 100% of the time was used either moving to the next destination or doing the activities itself.

Transportation itself was cozy as the vehicle provided was spacious, more than enough for the 4 of us.

Our guide, Bayu, was extremely helpful and accomodating to us. Giving us alot of information about the places were going to. He was also the same age as us, which made it easier for us to interact with him.

Food was great! We really enjoyed eating at the places we stopped by and we liked that alot of things were already pre-arranged.

Activities were absolutely incredible. We managed to accomplish so much in such a short span of time. We were happy as we came home regretting nothing, having been tried them all.

Thumbs up for accomodation as the hotels we stayed in were very comfortable, and gave us a quality rest. No dissatisfaction at all there.


– Fauzi (Group of 4 on a 5D4N trip to Ijen, Bromo & Batu in Jul 2016)

The guide was five-star. Know the place very well and very helpful. Same goes to the driver. The activities were all great. Balanced between the physical and extreme to the relax and spiritual.

– Iqbal (Group of 4 on a 5D4N trip to Ijen, Bromo & Batu in Jul 2016)

Everything during my travel experience for the 4D3N Mount Bromo and Ijen trip was positive. Organisation was prompt and both the IWT planner (HS) and also the local guide (Enggar) were timely in response for all requests and activities. They were also patient with questions and provided practical suggestions which took into account unforeseen circumstances. As it rained on the day before the Sempu Island hike, Enggar and the driver Ridodo were able to contact the locals to have an update on the situation. They told us the truth that the Sempu Island hike will be pressed for time due to the mud from the rain and offered alternative such as beach visiting instead which I appreciate and it was fun too!

Pauline and I were eager to try local food and we showed a list to Enggar. She managed to fit into our itinerary such that we could try all the local food on the list. Our activities were well planned in that Enggar handled the negotiation with the local guides on prices and schedule, all we had to do was follow her and enjoy the activity. It was nice to see that she had a good rapport with the locals and that made us feel at ease.

All accommodations during the trip were within our comfort and given the rural locations, it was actually beyond expectations. Enggar and our driver Ridodo even made the extra effort to check our rooms each time to make sure that the utitilies were working before they handed us the room keys.

We enjoyed the fantastic views at Bromo and Ijen during this trip but it was made worthwhile because of our local guide and driver who were responsible and had a sense of humour when things went otherwise.


– Tina and Pauline (Group of 2 on a 4D3N trip to Bromo & Ijen in Jul 2016)

We are extremely pleased and satisfied with IWT's tour package to Mount Bromo & Ijen Crater for 4d3n. From the very beginning, Bob has been very prompt in answering our queries and meticulous in ensuring we are prepared for the trip. We were also assigned an excellent tour guide, Mr. Bayu, and his driver, Mr. Bondan, who were extremely friendly and patient throughout the trip. Our accommodations were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to East Java. We highly recommend IWT for your holidays plans and we would definitely approach IWT for our future holidays plans.

– Vishal (Group of 2 on a 4D3N trip to Bromo & Ijen in Jun 2016)

This 4D3N trip we took with IWT was one of our best we had. It was a memorable experience! Very well organised right from the start with prompt correspondences and good advice from HS (IWT). Our guide Mr Bayu and driver Mr Julie were great hosts! Our trip was very smooth and we always arrived at destinations before schedule (allowing us more time for R&R before the next activity). It was good planning by the both of them.

We had a memorable experience visiting Madakaripura Waterfall where we pillion on a motorbike to the start of the trek (it was fun as we went through hills!), the waterfall was also majestic and the cold water was very refreshing. It was very safe in the falls as both of us were guided by Mr Bayu and a local guide.

The view at King Kong lookout (recommended by Mr Bayu) to watch Mount Bromo sunrise was stunning, we had many good shots of the view. It was a nice 3km walk to get near to the crater (Mr Bayu advice us not to head up to the crater as the sulphur smoke was rather strong that day, we hiked up but stayed a safe distance from it). The trek to Ijen Crater to see the blue flames and to admire the turquoise lake was the highlight of our trip. Very memorable! The trek was a good exercise. Our local guide, Mr Hartumo (a sulphur miner for 14 years) was very experienced and took great care of us (our safety down the crater in the dark). He brought us to many vantage points for a closer/better experience of the natural wonder and helped us to take many nice photos for remembrance.

Stop-over restaurant food during our trip recommended by Mr Bayu and Mr Julie was also good and affordable.

Our stay at Artotel (Surabaya), Jiwa Jiwa (Bromo) and Ijen View (Ijen) recommended by HS were very comfortable - nice rooms, well equipped, nice surroundings and they served good food. We also tried the room massages at Jiwa Jiwa and Ijen View. It was an experience. Value for money (average SGD$12.50 for 1pax/hr) and good for tired muscles.

We ended our trip with Mr Bayu and Mr Julie at Ketapang port where we took a ferry to Bali. Both of them expressed concern about our transit journey as it was our first time. They assisted to make arrangements for us (went the extra mile) - saw a public bus going to Denpasar at the port and checked if we could go along with them so that we didn't have to worry about our luggages (stored in bus).

In addition to their service and care, both Mr Bayu and HS contacted us to check if we have arrived at our Bali hotel safely.

IWT, Mr Bayu, Mr Julie and the local guides, many thanks for making this trip a great experience and a memorable one!

– Esther & Gabriel (Group of 2 on a 4D3N trip to Bromo & Ijen in Jun 2016)

HS helped us plan and book the complete tour. He was not pushy and very accommodating. We finalised something we wanted and did not have to adjust or compromise on anything. We started by IWT itinerary but was tailor made as per our requirement by the end. The hotels where picked by us too. It was just perfect! After arriving to our destination everything was perfect, punctual and as planned. Hotels were good, the car was clean and good. Our guide Ms. Enggar was amazing, kind and accommodating. Our drivers were kind as well. They treated us like kings and queens. Overall it was just very relaxing and everything being organised for us was very helpful. We got all information by local guide too.

– Kedar (Group of 2 on a 5D4N trip to Bromo & Yogyakarta in Feb 2016)

The 4d3n trip to Ijen Crater and Mount Bromo was awesome! I enjoyed the morning hike to Ijen Crater, above all the clouds. Loved the starry night sky and the sunrise at Mount Bromo! The water rafting at Pekalen River is also a must try!

The local guide, Bayu spoke good English and was very accommodating to our requests (i.e. pit-stopping for mini marts and toilets). Due to poor traffic conditions, we almost missed our water rafting activity. Bayu went the extra mile to ensure that we get to enjoy the rafting adventure.

Kudos also to HS, who was very responsive during the planning stage. He answered all our queries and provided his honest opinion. During the trip, he remained in contact with the local guide. When jetstar cancelled our return flight, HS ensured that the local guide and driver remained with us till we managed to get a later flight.

So thank you, IWT! Will definitely consider your other destinations!

– Gretchen (Group of 8 on a 4D3N trip to Ijen & Bromo in Aug 2015)

Our local guide, Mr. Bayu was great! He took good care of us and our needs, made sure the pace was alright for the group when hiking. When we needed extra rest stops (such as to mini-mart), he gladly obliged. I find him an honest guide in many aspect.

The view of the Ijen crater was great, but the view of Mt. Bromo crater from King Kong Hill was stunning! Even better than the sunrise view on Mt. Bromo. We were lucky to catch double rainbow at the waterfall!

The mini-bus that took us everywhere was clean and comfortable. Given that we spent long hours on the road, this is exceptionally welcoming.

- Cheryl (Group of 6 on a 4D3N trip to Ijen & Bromo in May 2015)

The local guide, Bayu, was the best I have ever had in my travels. He was accommodating, thoughtful, and went the extra mile to meet our needs. He took care of us exceedingly well. He bought us snacks upon our arrival at the airport (our flight was delayed 2 hrs and we all went without lunch, so this simple gesture meant a lot to us) and ensured we stayed hydrated throughout the trip. He chatted with us on the hikes, and ran to us when we needed help. Yes he ran! One of us slipped and fell on a slope and he ran to help. No injuries thankfully. He was always on a look out for us. He also gave very clear feedback of what was coming up next, how long the ride would be and what to expect. We felt very safe with him.

All in all, it was an awesome trip. Well organised! Excellent local guide. Would recommend to my friends!

- Jaclyn (Group of 6 on a 4D3N trip to Ijen & Bromo in May 2015)

Transport- Thanks to Mu, he is very thoughtful, always helping us with bags and once we got off from delayed overnight train we will extremely tired. Mu got moving fast and we're on the roads, in the midst my bro was asking me if the car seats can be inclined so that he can take a nap (in Mandarin) and Mu seems to sense it shortly and park the car at road side hurried to help us rearrange our bags and have our seats inclined:)

Accommodation- I love Artotel:) I am sure to go back to this nice little hotel if I go back. I should have let you decided on Day 1 stay too haha

Activities- Everything is good. We love Ijen, perfect. Mt Bromo is a little crowded, maybe because it is a tourist spot.

- Ziyan (Group of 2 on a 6D5N trip to Yogyakarta, Ijen & Bromo in Nov 2014)

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