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Trekking Up Mount Bromo & Mount Ijen

Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen can either be visited separately or together on a 3 to 4 day combined trip which starts in Malang and then finishes in Ketapang where you catch a ferry over to Bali. As most of the travellers that we have booked on this trip in the past have preferred to relax on Bali’s beaches at the end.

Starting in the city of Malang or Surabaya you travel up to Bromo village where, you check in to a local guest house and are free to get settled in or go for a walk and explore the village. After an early night and a very early morning, you rise well before sunlight and get prepared to make your way up to sunset point to witness the spectacular sunset of Mount Bromo from sunset hill.

You have two choices, which consist of an easy way or a hard way; which will you choose?

Easy Way: 4x4 Sunrise Adventure
Hard Way: Hiking Sunrise Adventure

You have the choice of to either jump in to a 4x4 or walk to the top of sunset hill. If you take the jeep then you cross the sand plateau and then drive up to the viewing platform. But if your walking you will need some medium levels of fitness as the walk is not for the faint hearted. Which ever option you pick, once you reach the top you will be greeted by the magical scenery of the sun hitting the volcano at first light.

After sunset you then walk or drive back down and across the sand plateau in order to walk up to Bromo’s crater. Once here you also have two options by either continuing to walk or you can talk a ride on one of the local horses which after an early morning and sore feet is a very tempting offer. After time at the crater you make your way back to town for a very well deserved brunch before getting travelling east to Ijen.

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Bromo, Ijen & Northern Bali Bliss

Mount Ijen (Blue Fire) Walk

Once in Ijen you will stay in a local guest house at the base of the mountain before rising early again an scaling the mountain before sunrise. The hike is self is self-guided as there is only one route to follow and it is extremely safe and suitable for all. The walk itself is 4 kilometres long which takes around 2 hours to complete. The trail is step in patches but really doable for people of all fitness levels. (It is not a race and you can simply take as long as you wish) However saying that the reason why you get up so early is to get to the crater before the sun rises so that you can see what is called the ‘Blue Fire’. Which is an electric blue flame that appears due to the combustion of the sulfuric gases.

Once at the top you have time to relax, taking in the incredible sites before returning back down to the bottom for a much needed breakfast and coffee before moving on to your next destination.

Recommended Itinerary:
Bromo, Ijen & Northern Bali Bliss

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