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Dancing with the Reog


Immerse yourself in the distinctive culture and volcanic landscapes of east Java. From Surabaya travel by car to the majestic Mt. Bromo, the active cone inside the giant Tengger caldera. Your accommodation in Cemoro Lawang, on the edge of the crater, offers wonderful views across the volcanic landscape. Start out early in the morning to see the magnificent sunrise over the caldera with Semeru volcano in the background. Then venture into the plain that surrounds Mt. Bromo, known as the "Sea of Sand" - fine volcanic sand, which has been a protected area since 1919. Climb up 200 steps to come face to face with the fuming caldera of the volcano. From here travel further east to volcanic Mt. Ijen. Here the local villagers brave the toxic fumes and steep climb to harvest the sulphur from the edge of the crater. Climb to the crater to see the brilliant acidic, turquoise crater-lake surrounded by steaming fumaroles. The next stop is the small village of Kalibaru located amidst lush plantations of coffee, cacao and cloves. Learn how these are grown and processed before heading to the leafy, laid-back city of Malang for a stay in a boutique hotel. The next day travel to Surabaya and stop along the way to watch the tea pickers at work in Wonosari. In Surabaya you can enjoy your final night in the luxurious, historical Majapahit Hotel.

Arrival in Surabaya – Transfer to Mount Bromo

On arrival at Juanda International Airport, Surabaya you will be met by our representative and travel south via Probolinggo to the volcanic Mount Bromo. Overnight in Cemoro Lawang located on the crater's edge. From the hotel you have fantastic views of the Mount Bromo National Park.

Mount Bromo - Transfer to Mount Ijen

An early rise (at 4.00 am) will ensure you have enough time to reach the sunrise viewpoint. The sunrise slowly reveals the moon-like landscape and the smouldering volcano. After the sunrise, trek across the “Sea of Sand” and if you are feeling energetic, climb up 246 steps for a view into Mount Bromo. After breakfast you will leave Bromo and drive east to your resort located on the slopes of the Ijen volcano. 

Mount Ijen - Climb to Kawah Ijen.

Another early start - drive by Jeep to the starting point of a 2-hour hike to the edge of the crater. The sulphurous crater-lake is a spectacular turquoise color. Inside the crater, sulphur is collected and carried down the mountain by local villagers.

Mount Ijen – Transfer to Kalibaru

Enjoy the morning at leisure before you drive down the mountain to the village of Kalibaru, which is surrounded by coffee, cacao and clove plantations. In the afternoon you can visit these plantations. 

Kalibaru - Village Eexcursion

Take a tour of the local village in a traditional horse-drawn cart - visit the local market, see how tofu is made, sugar is produced and peanuts are harvested and processed. Relax and enjoy a free afternoon.

Kalibaru – Transfer to Malang

Drive through the beautiful southern area of East Java to Jember and on to Malang. Enjoy the leafy boulevards, colonial architecture and laid-back atmosphere of East Java’s second biggest city.

Malang – Wonosari Tea Plantation – Surabaya

After a short city sightseeing tour, you will drive to the Wonosari tea plantations on the slope of Mt. Arjuna where you can see the tea pickers at work. Continuing on to Surabaya, Indonesia’s second large city, you will overnight in the luxurious, historical Majapahit Hotel.

Surabaya – Transfer to Airport

From Surabaya International airport you can connect to international flights to Malaysia and Singapore or domestic flights to Jakarta, Kalimantan, Bali or Lombok.

•    All accommodation in comfortable hotels during the whole tour
•    All meals according to the program
•    All transportation and airport transfers by air-conditioned car with local driver
•    English speaking Tour Guide
•    Local English-speaking guides at most sights during the tour
•    All services as mentioned in the program
•    Additional travelers information upon booking

 All excursions and activities as mentioned including entrance fees such as:
•    Sunrise tour Bromo Volcano & 4x4 Jeep tour to Ijen Volcano
•    Ijen Volcano Hike
•    Kalibaru Plantation walk
•    Kalibaru Village tour
•    Wonosari tea plantation visit

Note: additional peak season surcharges might apply to the above mentioned price. 

  • Visa (fees) to enter Indonesia
  • International flights and taxes
  • Airport departure taxes per person (between USD 2,- up to USD 15,-)
  • Travel insurances
  • Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc. 
  • Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program
  • Bromo Entrance fees

Explore east Java with its stunning, active volcanoes, eerie landscapes and magnificent sunrises. Visit spice, coffee and tea plantations and enjoy deluxe accommodation and service in historic boutique hotels. 

How We Work

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised Indonesian travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip to Indonesia with Nusadinusa:

1. Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your Indonesian journey will be truly memorable.

2.  Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision.  

3. We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations. 

4. Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied. 

5. Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings. 

6. Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place. 

7. About two weeks before your departure you will recieve your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your Indonesian experience. 

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your experience in Indonesia is running smoothly and to your expectations.

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