Bali to Ijen Crater-Bromo & to Borneo Orangutan 7D
Day 01: DENPASAR/BALI - BANYUWANGI/EAST JAVA
Our staff will pick you up from Bali airport or your hotel in Bali (Lovina, Pemuteran, Nusadua, Ubud, Sanur or Kuta area) then drive to take you to the most western tip of Bali to reach Ferry port of Gilimanuk for about 3-4hours by a private car with AC then upon arrival in Gilimanuk harbor, proceed to take ferry to cross Bali strait for about 1hour to reach Ketapang ferry port in Banyuwangi (in the most eastern tip of Java Island). The trip goes through the rural landscapes of West Bali and lunch will be served at local restaurant on the way. End of the afternoon drive up to Hotel for stay overnight and having dinner
Please choose your accommodation in Ijen Crater area, such as:
~Arabica Guest House: Here you can visit Coffee Plantation & Hot spring water but the pick up time from Bali must be in the morning
~ The Ketapang Indah Hotel or Watudodol Cottages: Here, you can enjoy nice beach view and discover "Banyuwangi City Tour" for visiting the traditional market and local Chinese temple.
~The Ijen Resort & Villas: We can take you to the gate of heaven by walking at the extra ordinary "Rice Fields " and small tracking for "Village Tour"
Day 02: BANYUWANGI HOTEL - IJEN CRATER TOURS – MT BROMO
Around 05:00 in the morning, our 4WD vehicle (jeep) will bring us to the village of Licin and then continue to the slope of Mount Ijen, passing through plantations and rainforest. This is one of the few remaining on the Island of Java with giant ferns, plants & big trees, this journey takes approximately 1 hour from the hotel by private car. Arrive at the parking area of Mount Ijen, approximately 1 until 1.5 hours will be required to ascend slope of mount Ijen to reach peak of Ijen Crater and along the path, you will enjoy the stunning natural scenery with fresh air & shady. Resting on the edge of the crater at an altitude of 2883 meters and enjoy best panorama of the lake of sulphate where reflects spectacular view in the surrounding walls to give the impression like doom. The sulfur mining workers go down into the crater and climb back up by passing dangerous path on the edge of Ijen Crater with the load as much as 80 kilograms on their shoulders. This is really a dangerous & hard job. Here also, you will enjoy the beautiful scenery in the crater of Ijen as one of God's amazing creation. Do not forget to take pictures in this area as a proof that you have visited one of the most amazing places on earth. After enjoyed the natural scenery at Crater of Ijen and then descend the slope of Mount Ijen until vehicles parking area where our vehicle is waiting for escort you to visit water hot spring & plantations, then we will be back to the City of Banyuwangi for having lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, we will continue our trip to Mount Bromo area for about 4-5hours. Upon your arrival in Mt. Bromo area, you will stay at the Lava View Lodge or Bromo Cottages or Cemara Indah or similar where overlooking to the actives volcano of Mount Bromo, Batok and Mount Kursi around Tengger region for your enjoyable stay.
Day 03: MT. BROMO - SURABAYA AIRPORT - BANJARMASIN/SOUTH BORNEO
At 4 am the 4WD will bring you to the world's most famous view point at Mount pananjakan on the rim of the Tengger caldera to see sunrise with its young volcanic including Mount Bromo and an active Mount Semeru in the back ground is breathtaking the play light shadow with sunrise reach Mountain succession from the top to the bottom and the usual fog of the caldera. Afterward the adventure be continued to an active Mount Bromo volcano by horse riding. About at 08:00, the 4 WD will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast, take shower, packing, loading bags, to the vehicle then transfer out to Surabaya airport. We will leave Mt. Bromo about at 09:00 or 10:00 to Surabaya and It will take about 3-4hours, then from Surabaya airport fly to Banjarmasin/South Borneo. Upon arrival in Banjarmasin, meeting service and escort you directly to the hotel for stay over night.
Day 04: BANJARMASIN – PANGKALAN BUN/CENTRAL BORNEO
Early morning at 05.45am walk to the river side, then starting your unforgettable journey to observing the queen river and see the daily activities local people bargaining on the river boat, canoe on the floating market. Return to hotel for your breakfast and we will drive to escort to the airport to catch flight leaving for Pangkalan Bun in Central Borneo. Upon arrival in Pangkalan Bun airport, you will be picked up by our staff and take you to Kumai Port by car for about 3hours and then proceed to National Park Tanjung Puting area by Boat for 2 hours. The boat is wooden river boat for tourist specialist. It’s 12m by 2,5m with a roof and called by Klotok, which forms the upper deck, you can view the natural rainforest. We will slowly explore the quite river by Klotok to observe wild animals and natural environment along the river sides. There are Proboscis Monkeys, macaques, any kind of birds and other wild animals will greet you in the middle of Borneo rain forest. On the boat there is cabin with mattress, pillow, meals, bottled mineral water, mosquito net, kitchen and toilet. You can choose to take dinner and stay over night on Boat or at Rimba Lodge
Day 05: BOAT/LODGE – CAMP LEAKEY – RIVER ECO TOURS
After breakfast, we will travel up the river for morning river safari for 2 hours boating to Camp Leaky where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rain forest. Mind refreshing and learn more about river ecology, visit orang-utan education center and see feeding time in Camp Leaky at 14:00 afterward back to observe proboscis monkeys on the tress along river sides. Take dinner and over night at Lodge or on Boat.
Day 06: BOAT/LODGE – PONDOK TANGGUY – FIREFLIES TOURS
After breakfast, we will travel up the river to enjoy morning breeze and view natural rain forest then join in morning orang-utan feeding centre in Pondok tangguy at 09:00, trekking on loop trail. On The way back we will stop in Pesalat reforest station to learn and support the peoples do reforest activities then visit Traditional Village of Tanjung Harapan and join in other feeding time in Tanjung Harapan Center at 15:00. Back to take dinner and stay over night at Lodge or on Boat. (If good weather you can enjoy Fireflies tours and take dinner on Boat).
Day 07: NATIONAL PARK – KUMAI PORT – PANGKALAN BUN AIRPORT/END
After breakfast, we will travel down the river by boat to escort you to Kumai port then proceed to Pangkalan Bun airport by car to catch your flight leaving for Jakarta or Semarang or back to Bali.