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1. Indonesia: eSIM Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Indonesia hassle-free with a flexible eSIM Data Plan. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage across Indonesia. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage. Simply scan your QR code to access all your essential apps and websites on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with only one eSIM needed per device. Top up by buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: Indonesia: Excelcom(XL Axiata) The rest of the countries are available in the voucher info on your GYG App after purchase.

From Surabaya or Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise 1-Day Trip

2. From Surabaya or Malang: Mount Bromo Sunrise 1-Day Trip

The trip will start around midnight as your guide will pick you up directly from your desired pick up location. Feel free to take a nap in the car as you drive towards Mount Bromo. From there, you will continue the journey in a 4WD Jeep, going through a bumpy road to get to Mount Penanjakan. Accompanied by a sip of coffee to warm the night while waiting for the sun to emerge from its hideout. Your guide will keep you entertained so expect great stories about the history of the region and interesting information about the features of the landscape, all with a great sense of humor. Nothing could describe once you witness the astonishing Sunrise at the top of Mount Penanjakan summit and revealed the hidden landscape of Mount Bromo surrounding. Your guide will act as your personal photographer for the day and help you to get some great insta-worthy shots in the unrivaled Mount Bromo Landscape. A truly sight to behold Driving down the hill, you will pass the vast sea of sand, resulting from the eruption of Mount Bromo, in a 30 minute-easy track all the way to the peak. From the crater rim, you can see the active Bromo crater, caldera and the mountainous views of Mount Batok and the highest mountain on Java Island, Mount Semeru. Also, you can find the Hindu temple reflecting the Majapahit Kingdom's history. To complete the day, you will be driven to the best Lava view restaurant and have yourself a delicious buffet-breakfast before returning to Surabaya or Malang

Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

3. Yogyakarta: 3-Day Bromo & Ijen Volcano Trip with Lodging

Explore the island of Java by visiting the famous volcanoes on the island of Java, Bromo and Ijen. Depart from Yogyakarta by private mini van/van, accompanied by an experienced English-speaking tour manager. And explore Mount Bromo using a 4x4 vehicle to see the sunrise, and climb the crater rim. Then head to Ijen to see the famous blue fire. And watch the sunrise from the crater rim with a charming turquoise lake. The tour will end at Ketapang Ferry Terminal, Banyuwangi, and you can continue your journey to Bali. Day 1 You will be picked up and heading directly to your accommodation in Bromo. Day 2 Picked up by a 4x4 vehicle and head to the sunrise point, enjoy the sunrise and head to sand area for a photo session with the background of the Widodaren hill, then hiking to bromo begins towards the crater rim. Then return back to accommodation for breakfast and continue the journey to Ijen. Day 3 Hiking to ijen starts at 2 am, and hiking for 2 hours to the blue fire point. Then back to the crater rim to see the sunrise. then back to starting point and continue driving to get to the ferry terminal. You will be at Ferry terminal at 9am apprx.

From Malang: Ultimate Mount Bromo National Park Sunrise Tour

4. From Malang: Ultimate Mount Bromo National Park Sunrise Tour

Explore the wonders of Mount Bromo on a sunrise tour from Malang. Climb to a viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan to experience the sunrise while surrounded by stunning beauty in an incredible setting. Breakfast and entry to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park are included in your trip. Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, which covers a massive area of 800 square kilometers. At 2,392 meters tall, Mount Bromo may be small when measured against other volcanoes in Indonesia, but it doesn't disappoint with its sweeping views and dramatic landscapes. From a vantage point on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 meters above sea level), experience what travelers from around the world come to see with Smartway!. Please note that till tour will take place at 12.30 after mid-night and finished around 13.00 estimated time of arrival in Malang city.

Surabaya: Mount Bromo Sunrise & Madakaripura Waterfall Tour

5. Surabaya: Mount Bromo Sunrise & Madakaripura Waterfall Tour

Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as we embark on a journey to Mount Bromo and Madakaripura Waterfall. The thrill starts as your guide picks you up from your hotel at midnight, and head towards our first destination. The journey to Mount Bromo is not an ordinary one as we will be travelling in a 4WD Jeep through bumpy roads. But don't worry, feel free to catch a quick nap in the car before the real excitement begins. As we reach Mount Penanjakan, accompanied by a sip of warm coffee while wait for the sun to emerge from its hiding place. Your guide keeps us entertained with exciting stories of the region's history and fascinating information about the landscape's features, all delivered with a great sense of humor. And then, the magic happens. Witness the breathtaking sunrise at the top of Mount Penanjakan as the hidden landscape of Mount Bromo unfolds before your eyes. Your guide doubles up as your personal photographer and will help you capture the perfect shot for your Instagram. Descending the hill, we pass through the vast sea of sand that resulted from Mount Bromo's eruption, reaching the peak in just 30 minutes. From the crater rim, we marvel at the active Bromo crater, caldera, and the mountainous views of Mount Batok and the highest mountain on Java Island, Mount Semeru. We visit the Hindu temple that reflects the Majapahit Kingdom's history and enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast at Lava view restaurant. Our adventure continues as we head towards Madakaripura Waterfall, a wonder of nature that stands tall at 200-meters. Trekking through an ancient forest, with the sound of nature and chirping birds, we reach the river that leads to the waterfall. The rumbling sounds of water grow louder as we approach the water curtain, where nature pours her refreshing gifts. And then, there it is, the magnificent Madakaripura Waterfall, the highest waterfall of East Java. Feel free to capture your own memories of a lifetime as you swim, take pictures, or simply soak in the beauty of nature. This adventure is not for the faint-hearted, but if you are up for it, join us as we explore the hidden gems of East Java.

Indonesia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

6. Indonesia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Indonesia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Indonesia and other countries. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Upgrade to coverage in 8 regions including Indonesia. Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Upgrade to coverage in 10 regions including Indonesia. Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and South Korea. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Indonesia carriers to use : Excelcom(XL Axiata)

From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Trip

7. 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.

Surabaya / Malang: Tumpak Sewu, Bromo, and Ijen 3 days tour

8. Surabaya / Malang: Tumpak Sewu, Bromo, and Ijen 3 days tour

Day 1. We will pick all tour participant from any place 06.30 - 07.00 Pick up the participant in the meeting point. 07.00 - 09.30 Go to Tumpak Sewu Waterfalls. 09.30 - 14.30 Visiting the waterfall 14.30 - 15.00 Take a rest 15.00 - 20.00 Go to Cemoro Lawang (Mount Bromo) 20.00 - 02.00 Check in, take a rest. Note: Pickup service in Surabaya start at 06.30 with additional charge +600.000 rupiah/group including fuel and toll road fee. Day 2. 02.00 - 02.30 Morning call 02.30 - 03.00 Go to Penanjakan sunrise view point. 03.00 - 06.00 Enjoy the sunrise 06.00 - 07.30 Go to Bukit Cinta (Love hill), Widodaren (Dinosaur valley). 07.30 - 09.30 Hiking to the crater and temple, jeep will be parked in the parking lot. 09.30 - 10.30 Back to hotel, shower, check out. 10.30 - 17.00 Go to Paltuding, stop in Sukapura for lunch. 17.00 - 17.30 Estimated arrival time in Paltuding, check-in. 17.30 - 00.30 Take a rest Day 3. 00.30 - 01.00 Morning call, preparation to climb the mountain. 01.00 - 03.00 Hiking, catching the blue fire. 03.00 - 06.00 Enjoy the view! 06.00 - 07.00 Back to Paltuding (start point). 07.00 - 07.30 Breakfast in homestay. 07.30 - 10.00 Rest 10.00 - 11.00 Check-out, estimated time of arrival in Ketapang Port, Banyuwangi (end trip). 10.00 - 17.00 Check-out, estimated time of arrival in Malang (end trip). 10.00 - 18.30 Check-out, estimated time of arrival in Surabaya (end trip) with additional fee +600.000 rupiah/group (one way) incuding fuel and toll road fee.

Private Transport (Car or Van) Charter with Guide

9. Private Transport (Car or Van) Charter with Guide

Embark on a seamless and unforgettable journey with our premier car and van charter services, expertly designed to enhance your travel experience. Whether you're exploring a new city or venturing into the picturesque countryside, our fleet of comfortable and well-maintained vehicles, accompanied by knowledgeable guides, ensures a smooth and enriching tour. Our skilled guides are not just drivers but passionate storytellers, ready to unveil the hidden gems and historical narratives of each destination. From iconic landmarks to hidden treasures off the beaten path, our guides bring the culture and history of the region to life, creating a personalized and immersive adventure for you and your fellow travelers. Experience the convenience of a private charter, allowing you to set your own pace and itinerary. Whether it's a family vacation, corporate outing, or a special event, our fleet caters to diverse needs, ensuring a tailor-made experience for every occasion. Enjoy the comfort of spacious and well-equipped vehicles, providing a relaxing environment for you to soak in the sights. With our commitment to safety, reliability, and personalized service, your journey becomes more than just a ride – it becomes a memorable exploration guided by the expertise of our dedicated team. Choose our car and van charter with guide services for a seamless blend of comfort, convenience, and curated knowledge, making your travel moments truly extraordinary.

From Surabaya : Bromo Ijen Tour 3 day 2 Night

10. From Surabaya : Bromo Ijen Tour 3 day 2 Night

Let's explore the beautiful landscape of Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater in East Java. This trip start from the Surabaya city, it's located between Yogyakarta and Bali. While heading to Bali, you can simultaneously visit these 2 beautiful places. pick-up can be done at train stations, airport or hotels in the city of Surabaya. Itineraries, You can choose this following 2 of itinerary. Itinerary #1 (Start Surabaya, finish Banyuwangi-Bali) Day 1, 10:00 AM (up your request) From Surabaya we will go to the hotel on the slopes of Bromo, then stay one night there. You can also arrange trip to Madakaripura waterfall before Arrive at Hotel. 17:00 Have a rest and sleep at hotel. Day 2, 02:30 AM Arround 02.30 AM, we will take a Jeep to see the sunrise on Penanjakan hill, after that we will go straight to Bromo crater also by Jeep. After breakfast at the hotel, we will head towards Ijen hotel, the journey takes about 4 hours to arrive at the Ijen slope hotel. 17:00 Have a rest and sleep at hotel. Day 3, 02:00 AM The third day we will hike Mount Ijen, from hotel the trip takes about 2 hour of travel, from the basecamp to the top of the mountain (the crater) If it's allowed by Ijen ranger, we can see the bluefire of the Ijen crater. After that, we go down to the basecamp again, continue with breakfast at a local cafe 09:00 Drive to port of Ketapang Banyuwangi to continue by Ferry boat go to Bali 10:30 Arrive at port Ketapang, Banyuwangi End of trip Itinerary #2 (Start Surabaya, finish Surabaya) Day 1, 10:00 AM (up your request) At first day, we will drive from Surabaya to Ijen hotel, wee need at least 5 hour drive to go to Ijen hotel. 17:00 Have a rest and sleep at hotel. Day 2, 02:00 AM The second day we will hike Mount Ijen, from hotel the trip takes about 2 hour of travel. Afer Arrive at Paltuding, basecamp of Ijen, we need to hike ijen at least 1 hour and half. If it's allowed by Ijen ranger, we have chance to see Bluefire at Ijen crater. After that, we go down to the basecamp again, continue with breakfast at a local cafe 09:00 Drive back to Hotel, to have shower 11:30 Cek out hotel and drive to Bromo hotel. 16:00 Arrive at Bromo hotel, take rest and sleep Day 3, 02:30 AM Between 02:00-02:30 we are start explore Bromo by using Jeep. 05:00 We will see sunrise at Penanjakan hill, and scenary of Bromo mountain, and after that we can hike Bromo mountain by walk. After breakfast, we are cek out hotel, and then drive to Surabaya by car, Drop off at train station, airport, or hotel at Surabaya city. Arrival time : 15:00 PM, end of trip

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 24 reviews

The trip was nearly perfect from the pickup at our hotel, the transport and the tour itself. The ride with the jeep was bumpy and fun. The short hike to mount bromo also very nice. It would have been nice to walk even a bit longer. The weather was sadly too cloudy to see any of the sunrise. We were especially satisfied with our very nice guide Putri, it was like going to a tour with a friend. In the morning we were very tired and very happy.

This was a well organised trip and Risky, our guide was an excellent host. We felt that we are very well looked after and he was always on hand to suggest photo opportunities and take the pics when needed. He spoke perfect English so communication was never an issue. I highly recommend this tour.

This was an amazing experience and a reason worth staying at least one night in Surabaya! The guide Ubaydillah was aboslutely lovely and took amazing pictures of us that he later sent to us! Couldn’t recommend this more!

Superb excursion, superb guide Lucky day for me, the sunrise was there!

super friendly driver and tour guid. amazing places to see