Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater. These 2 exotic places are like having a strong aura beam as if seducing anyone to visit them. You are tempted to go to both of them, but the time and budget of funds is very limited. But nothing is impossible for a genuine traveler.
This time will share backpaking tips to realize your dream tour, travelers.
1. Watch Sunrise at Bromo
If you are from outside East Java, first select the bus that goes to Surabaya. In Surabaya, the bus will usually stop at Bungurasih Terminal and from here you can take the Surabaya-Probolinggo bus which costs around Rp. 23,500. Try not to get too late in Probolinggo because public transportation will be harder to find. From Probolinggo you can take public transportation to Cemoro Lawang at a rate of around Rp. 25 thousand. The problem is, this type of Elf public transport usually checks first and just departs if the car is full of passengers, travelers. You can rent a car if you don’t want to wait, but the fare is very expensive. Around Rp. 200 thousand one way. Or try contact with a group or backpacker like you who also wants to go to Bromo (usually they roam around the Probolinggo Terminal). Invite them to jointly bid the price of public transport to Cemoro Lawang so you can save a little.
The distance from Probolinggo to Cemoro Lawang is around 1.5 hours. While the distance of Cemoro Lawang-Kawah Bromo is about 1.5 hours. So when you arrive at Cemoro Lawang, chances are you still have to wait a few hours before sunrise. Thick jackets are clothes that you must carry because the cold will bite more in the middle of the night. Don’t forget to bring enough supplies because eating in a stall can drain your wallet before your tour ends.
2. Watching the Blue Fire in Ijen Crater
You have passed Mount Bromo and now you are getting ready for the next destination, Mount Ijen. From Mount Bromo you can take public transportation to return to Probolinggo Terminal. If you are out of luck because you can get public transportation that is still empty and have to wait for other passengers, it doesn’t matter. Take advantage of the time to sleep because the Ijen Mountain is heavier than Mount Bromo. Arriving at Probolinggo Terminal, look for a bus to Bondowoso because from there you can reach Mount Ijen. Only economy class buses are available for the Probolinggo-Bondowoso line and even then the passengers are rather old, travelers. Alternatively, you can take a bus bound for Probolinggo-Situbondo and then take another bus through the Situbondo-Bondowoso route. The normal distance of Probolinggo-Bondowoso is around 4 hours at a rate of Rp 12 thousand.
Arriving at Bondowoso Terminal you can continue the adventure of climbing Mount Ijen by taking Elf public transportation to Sempol District at a rate of Rp. 15 thousand and taking three hours. From Sempol you rent an ojek to go to Paltuding post with a rather expensive fee, which is around Rp. 40 thousand. Pos Paltuding is the entrance for tourists who want to visit the Crater / Mount Ijen, and you have to walk for 1.5-2 hours before you can enjoy the beauty of the blue fire at the bottom of the Ijen crater. Pegipegi recommends that you equip yourself with a mask, wet towel and glasses because the smoke of the crater is very painful in the eye. The blue fire of Ijen Crater will look beautiful around 2.00-4.00 in the morning and the route to get there is quite dangerous, travelers. It’s good if you get to know the locals and ask if there are people who want to take you away to see the blue flame. Your social skills can be very useful because if local people like your attitude, it’s not impossible that they will think twice about attracting expensive rates from you.
Both locations far apart will be very tiring if you have to visit yourself without assistance from a local travel agent. Here we as actors of the Bromo ijen tour package offer cheap packages to these two locations, of course with the backpacker package program.
Backpacking tips to Bromo-Ijen, East Java