Mount Bromo and Ijen volcanic crater are two of Java's most spectacular natural phenomena. Discover their incredible beauty on this three-day tour of the Indonesian island ending in Bali.
East Java Volcanoes: 3 Days to Bali Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Surabaya Airport
On the first day of your Indonesian adventure, your guide will be waiting for you at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya. From there, you'll be taken through verdant rural East Java to your hotel at Mount Bromo, where you'll spend the night.
During the journey from Surabaya, which takes around three hours, you'll make a stop to rebuild energy after your long journey with a delicious hearty lunch, before arriving at your accommodation to get some rest ready for tomorrow's early start.
Day 2: Mount Bromo
Begin your day bright and very early, leaving the hotel at 3:30 am to make the most of the first light of dawn. Climbing into an all-terrain Jeep, you'll head out towards Gunung Penanjakan, where you'll make a stop at a hilltop viewpoint located over 9000 feet (2,770 metres) above sea level. From this vantage point, you'll get to see one of the most spectacular sunrises in the world. Watch in awe as the Bromo and Seremu volcanoes are illuminated by the rising sun: a breathtakingly beautiful sight that you'll never forget!
After this magical experience, you'll descend towards the caldera of the volcano, inching ever closer to the active Mount Bromo. Embrace your natural surroundings reaching the peak in a unique way: riding up the slopes of the volcano on horseback.
Having enjoyed the unparalleled views from the lofty heights of Gunung Bromo, as the volcano is known in Indonesian, you'll be taken back to the hotel for a well-earned breakfast! You'll then set off for the next stop on your tour, Ketapang, also known as Kalipuro, where you'll relax and build up your energy for another day full of adventure.
Day 3: Ijen – Ketapang –Bali
You've reached the final day of your excursion, but don't worry: we'll make the most of our time today! You'll gather in the lobby of the hotel at 2 am, ready to visit the Ijen volcanoes. The early start will be well worth it when you catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring volcanic landscape. Maybe you've heard Ijen referred to as the blue volcano of Indonesia? Could it be for the vibrant turquoise colour of its highly acidic lake? Or maybe for the electric-blue flames that occasionally break out of the molten sulphur? Your guide will reveal these curiosities while you take in the amazing views!
After discovering how stunning East Java truly is, you'll be taken back to Ketapang, where you'll catch a ferry over to Gilimanuk, on the neighbouring island of Bali. Here, your three-day tour of the Indonesian volcanoes will come to an end.
This three-day tour includes two nights' accommodation with breakfast. See below for the hotels that you'll stay in:
- Mount Bromo (first night): Lava View Lodge Hotel or similar.
- Ketapang (second night): Ketapang Indah Hotel or similar.
Important information on prices
- The price indicated is based on two people sharing a double room. Contact us for a personalised quote and to reserve if you'd prefer alternative sleeping arrangements.
- Entrance to national parks is not included in the price of the tour and should be paid at the sites on the day of the visit.
This is a private tour organised for you and your partner, a group of friends or your family.
Private English language tour
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 712.30
Up to 4 peopleUS$ 958.40
Up to 6 peopleUS$ 1,295.20
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 1,641.70
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Pick up from Surabaya Airport and drop off in Bali.
English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Indonesia history and geography.
2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation.
Jeep tour of Mount Bromo and Ijen.
Horse riding at Mount Bromo.
Ferry ticket between Ketapang (Java) and Gilimanuk (Bali).
Private and exclusive tour, there will be no one else in the group.
National park entrance fees: Bromo 220,000 IDR weekdays/320,000 IDR weekends; Ijen 100,000 IDR weekdays/150,000 IDR weekdays.
Local taxes: 20,000 IDR.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Surabaya local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Juanda International Airport, Surabaya.