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From Malang or Surabaya: Private Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

1. From Malang or Surabaya: Private Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

Begin with a pick-up from your hotel in Malang or Surabaya City and travel to Lumajang Regency where the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is located. Make a stop on the first viewpoint and witness a curtain of dewy white waters cascading down the rock face. Continue your adventure to the lower valley viewpoint of Tumpak Sewu waterfall. Hike down through path that intricately decorated with peppering’s of lush green moss. Enjoy amazing views from the bottom of the towering cliffs stand at impressive heights and just water coming out of everywhere. After Tumpak Sewu, be sure to visit another collection of smaller streams that fall off a cavernous section of rocks called Tetes Cave. Spend some time and enjoy a refreshing dip under this Tetes Waterfall. Then trek back to the starting point and return to your hotel in Malang or Surabaya City.

From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Trip

2. From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Trip

Following pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Surabaya at 00.15 AM, travel to Mt Bromo for about 3 hours. Upon your arrival at Cemoro Lawang - the meeting point for the sunrise attraction - climb aboard a 4WD vehicle to start the adventure. Drive along a bumpy road to the sunrise viewpoint called Penanjakan. Walk for about 10 minutes from the parking area to the sunrise viewpoint and witness the magical Bromo sunrise view. After the sunrise is over, return to the parking area and travel to the sea of sand. Hike for 30 minutes to the peak of Mt Bromo. Take in the views of the crater, a temple, caldera and surrounding mountains including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. After you have finished exploring Mt Bromo, enjoy a breakfast at a local restaurant. Choose the optional drie to Madakaripura waterfall, before journeying back to Surabaya city.

Mount Bromo, Ijen, and Blue Flames: 3-Day Tour from Surabaya

3. Mount Bromo, Ijen, and Blue Flames: 3-Day Tour from Surabaya

Join an unforgettable 3-day trip to see the natural highlights of east Java. Visit Mount Bromo, the Madakaripura waterfall, and the Ijen crater. Day 1 Head straight to Bromo, where you’ll stay overnight in a Tosari village hotel. After a safety briefing and kit check, enjoy free time in the evening. Day 2 In the morning, travel by 4x4 vehicle to Mount Pananjakan to watch the sunrise from the viewpoint on the rim of the Tengger Caldera. Continue to the active Mount Bromo volcano to see the crater before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. Stop for lunch on the way to Banyuwangi, where you’ll check in at your hotel. Day 3 Start out early to see Ijen’s blue-flame panorama at its best. There is a tough descent down into the caldera to see the blue flames and to reach the turquoise lake. Head back up to the crater rim to take in the spectacular sunrise, before the descent back to the car.

Surabaya: Private 1-Way Transfer to/from SUB Airport

4. Surabaya: Private 1-Way Transfer to/from SUB Airport

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your private airport transfer to or from Juanda International Airport. Relax knowing that you will be dropped off anywhere in Surabaya conveniently, safely, and in comfort. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, a customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Be greeted by your driver who will be holding a sign displaying your name. Your driver will assist you with your luggage, then you can board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

Surabaya Port: City Highlight Private Guided Shore Excursion

5. Surabaya Port: City Highlight Private Guided Shore Excursion

There’s much to see in Surabaya and the surrounding area. Book this private customized shore excursion and experience all the city has to offer including its local markets, Sampoerna Tobacco Museum, the historical Heroes Monument, and the most important sights around Surabaya. You will begin your Surabaya shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver/guide. They will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure. Benefit from an itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests and go to wherever you’d like on this shore excursion. If you love having the freedom to choose and have fun at your own pace, then this is the best way to discover Surabaya and the surrounding area. Ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

Mount Bromo 2-Day Sunrise Trekking Tour from Surabaya

6. Mount Bromo 2-Day Sunrise Trekking Tour from Surabaya

Mount Bromo is the most iconic and hiked mountain in Indonesia. It is still one of the most active volcanoes in the world and there are many sections that are blocked off from tourists. On the first day you'll head straight to Bromo and stay in the surrounding Tosari village where you will get a safety briefing and kit check ahead of the trek, then the rest of the evening is free to do as you please.  On the second day, you will start early as your guide leads you to trek Mount Penanjakan, where you can stand at the highest viewpoint and witness the spectacular sunrise. Standing at this peak allows you to see the beautiful scenery of Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru all at once. The mountainside trekking takes 20-minutes on foot to reach Bromo volcano, so make sure that you have appropriate shoes and a good level of fitness. You will then be taken back by 4×4 jeep to your hotel for some breakfast, a shower and to pack. If you have enough time, you will stop by the Madakaripura waterfall on the way back to Surabaya from Bromo. Following this, you will be taken back to your destination in Surabaya. 

Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Private Shore Excursion

7. Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Private Shore Excursion

Start your Mt. Bromo shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver/guide. They will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights as your driver negotiates the journey from Surabaya Port to Mt. Bromo. Learn some local stories from your friendly guide while you in the vehicle, or even hop-off the van and taking beautiful holiday snaps as your wish. Once you have arrived at Bromo, explore the most popular volcano in Indonesia and discover the views of the crater, a temple, caldera and surrounding mountains including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. Admire its grandeur, beauty and benefiting from the knowledge of your experienced guide. This is the greatest way to ensure you see world's most popular volcano in your limited time. When your visiting time at Mt. Bromo is completed, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal with a guarantee before your ship departs, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

From Surabaya: Bromo, Ijen, Tumpak Sewu Waterfall 3-Day Tour

8. From Surabaya: Bromo, Ijen, Tumpak Sewu Waterfall 3-Day Tour

Day 1 Start your adventure with pickup from your accommodation in Surabaya in the early morning at 04.00AM and travel to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. Discover the stunning waterfall of Tumpak Sewu. Explore the area, marvel at the views, and visit the stunning Tetes Cave. After exploring the waterfall, travel to the accommodation in Mount Bromo. Enjoy beautiful landscapes along the way while your friendly driver negotiates the notorious Indonesian traffic. Once you’ve settled into your accommodation at approximately 16.00PM, enjoy some free time to explore the area and prepare for the sunrise tomorrow. Day 2 Rise early to get ready for a truly unforgettable experience as you witness the magical sunrise views of Mount Bromo, the most popular volcano in Indonesia. After exploring Mount Bromo, head back to the hotel to enjoy a breakfast before traveling to Bondowoso City, where your accommodation for the Ijen Crater tour is located. Day 3 Today, your tour starts in the middle of the night as you head to the Ijen Crater. Hike up to the top of the Ijen Crater on a 90 to 120-minute hike, where you can witness the fascinating blue flames rise up from inside the crater. After exploring the crater, you can opt to be dropped of in Bali or head back to Surabaya.

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What people are saying about Surabaya

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 18 reviews

We were allocated an excellent guide ANTON from http://www.volcanotoursbanyuwangi.com Anton went out of his way to accommodate to our different needs. He definitely knew the area and could partial routes away from the masses of tourists. (It was also extremely enjoyable to be amongst the lovely lively good-humoured Indonesian tourists at 4am in the morning!) Seeing Bromo was magical. Thank you ANTON

It was a successful trip with Agung Putraveling. The pick up time was advised a day before and the driver was on time to the minute in front of the hotel. The waterfall is definitely recommended, simply beautiful. We had great fun all day. You should wear waterproof shoes, as you sometimes walk through the middle. In the evening we were dropped off back at the hotel.

It was a once in a lifetime experience watching natural beauty and nature in harmony amidst luscious surroundings. Our guide was very attentive and flexible. He was also a great photographer. Would highly recommend.

Great trip, the various drivers and guides that I could have been super friendly, we laughed a lot. The scenery and the view are just magnificent, it's something to do once in your life.

Our guide, Fahmi was excellent! Very personable and knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting. It was a pleasure spending 3 days with him. Thank you! -Ashlyn & Ginter