Mount Ijen Blue Fire Tour – From Surabaya (2D/1N)
This tour is for travellers who want to visit the Blue Fire and Blue Ijen Lake in Mount Ijen from Surabaya if you don’t have enough time to visit both Mount Bromo and Mount Ijen. We are able to pick you up from Surabaya and bring you to Ijen, then drop you off back at Surabaya after the tour.
The package includes accommodation, land transportation, Jeep at Ijen area and tour guide/driver.
Airport/hotel/train station pick-up and drop-off in Surabaya is included.
The package is available everyday including public holidays, Christmas and Chinese New Year.
If you are organising for bigger groups over 14 pax, chat with us and we are able to assist you.
Day 1: Surabaya - Ijen Area
- Pick up from your hotel in Surabaya at 9am. Or from Surabaya Airport or Train Station on your arrival time (Recommend to fly in before 12 noon.)
- Travel to Mount Ijen area. The journey takes around 6 hours.
- Check into Homestay at Ijen area (you can pay additional SGD 30/pax to upgrade to Grand Padis Hotel).
- Rest for the day and get ready for Ijen hiking.
Day 2: Mount Ijen (Blue Fire Encounter) - Surabaya
- Pick up from the homestay and check out at 12 midnight and travel to the Paltuding area. (*We will pick you up at 2am if the blue fire is closed*)
- Hike for 2 – 3 hours to Mount Ijen Summit.
- At the peak, we will be able to see the famous Blue Fire of Ijen. *As the Blue Fire are dependent on the moon light and rain, sightings are dependent on suitable weather. As with other natural phenomena, sightings cannot be guaranteed*.
- Finish Mount Ijen hiking by 8 – 9 am.
- Travel back to Surabaya City, about 6 – 7 hours driving.
- Drop you off at Surabaya Airport / your hotel in Surabaya by 4:30pm.
- *If you choose to pick up from Bali (Additional SGD100/pax), this is the route: Back to hotel after Mount Ijen hiking and check out. Take a 1-hour ferry from Ketapang Port in Banyuwangi to Gilimanuk Port in Bali and continue driving to your hotel in Bali. The add-on includes ferry ticket and the car with driver.
Our tour ends here.
*Exact timings and sequence are subject to change depending on the conditions of the day. Our guide will discuss with you to decide. However, we do intend to keep as much as possible to the itinerary stated above.
The prices are indicated above depending on the number of people.
If you are organising for bigger groups over 15 pax, chat with us and we are able to assist you.
You can book directly online and pay using PayPal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer (including PayNow, PayLah etc).
Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle:
Your passport with min. 6 months validity; Vaccination proofs (fully vaccinated with at least 2 does); return tickets; travel insurance and other travel essentials.
For travel between cities and towns, the following vehicles with ample space for luggages are used:
1-4 Pax Group – Toyota Avanza 5 Seater
5 Pax Group – Toyota Innova 7 Seater
7-10 Pax Group – Toyota Hiace 11 Seater
For travel to Gunung Penanjakan, Sand Sea and Whispering Savannah, you will switch to a 4WD Jeep
This is the most popular itinerary among the customers. However, if you want to add, change or skip some attractions, we can customise itinerary for you. All the attractions and activities are optional, you can always skip if you don’t want to go. You can leave a note when you check out or tell our guide in the tour.
The entrance fees have various pricing i.e. foreigner, local rate, peak prices etc. It would be better that the customer pay on the spot depending on his/her nationality. Also, it will solve the refund issue if you choose not to go to the attraction when you are on the tour.
Return airport transfer service is included. We would pick you up at Surabaya airport on your arrival time on day 1. If you are already in Surabaya, we would pick you up at your hotel at around 9am instead.
The nearest international airport to Mount Bromo is Surabaya Juanda International Airport.
You can also start the tour from Bali or Yogyakarta.
Generally, our tours are all inclusive except for Entrance fess and lunch and dinner during the tour.
For lunch and dinner expense, you can budget it at around 50,000 rupiah/meal or about 5SGD/meal or 4USD/meal. It greatly depends on what you order and where you dine.
As for the entrance fees, we usually state in the tour details or you can pay through us first as a selected option.
Yes. You can request for the optional Milky Way tour which starts around midnight from your lodge at Cemoro Lawang. You will head to a nearby peak such as Mount Pananjakan, Mentigen Hill, Kingkong Hill or Seruni Point where you can view the Milky Way. Avid photographers should bring suitable camera equipment such as tripod for Milky Way Photography. You would then continue with the standard itinerary for sunrise views over Mt Bromo. The extra cost is 200K IDR for each jeep (4 customers to a jeep).
It cost around 75K IDR for one way trip to cross the sand sea on a horse. For a return trip, it will cost around 150K IDR. Note that the horse ride ends close to the start of the stairs to Mt Bromo crater. You will still have to climb the flight of steps up to the crater. Horse ride is entirely optional and you can also walk across the sand sea which most visitors do. Do negotiate with the horsemen to try to get a better deal.
No. Mount Bromo area is very dark and cold in the night. For the safety concern, we don’t allow the customers to hike solely on foot rather than taking the Jeep.
Sunglasses and sunblock lotion are highly recommended – the sun rays can be harsh and at high altitude, it is easy to get sunburnt even though the surrounding temperature is cold. The terrain is very sandy– wearing a face mask is also recommended for protection. (Akin to walking in a desert). If you are visiting the waterfalls, please bring along wet gears (swim suits with t-shirt and shorts, booties/sandals, spectacle hooks, waterproof cover for camera which can be secured to your body, change of clothes, towel).
Our vehicle will drop you at the parking lot of Madakaripura Waterfalls where you will hop to a motorbike (Ojek) for a short 5 minutes ride to the entrance. Then you need to do a short trek of around 15 minutes (1km) to reach the waterfalls.
Swimming is no longer allowed at the waterfalls since 2018. But you will still get wet from the water. For footwear, we recommend covered rubber shoes like Crocs. Sandals/slippers with good grips are also fine but please be careful not to hit any rocks.
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