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Need advise to plan Surabaya Trip in May

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Need advise to plan Surabaya Trip in May

Hi,

Me and my friends will be visiting Surabaya from the 4th of May to 8th of May 2012 (5 days 4 nights). We will be arriving at 8.25am at Juanda International Airport.

We would like to know the following:

1. We plan to visit Mt Bromo. Should we directly go to Mt Bromo from the airport OR spend time in Surabaya and then visit Mt Bromo?

2. We want to visit Mt Bromo, Savannah, Waterfall and Ijen. How long should we stay in Bromo and Ijen?

3. Any suggestions for places for shopping in Surabaya and day trip?

Thank you.

Regards,

Gaya

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1. Re: Need advise to plan Surabaya Trip in May

5D/4N, itinerary suggestion is as follow :

1st day = Surabaya (Airport) - Ijen

- start Airport at 9am, then heading forward to Ijen

- trip Surabaya to Ijen = 9 hours

- thus, you arrive Ijen approx at 6pm then check in hotel

2nd day = Ijen - Bromo

- Ijen Hiking Program

- then continue to Bromo, trip = 6-7 hours

3rd day = Bromo Sunrise + Crater + Savannah by Jeep 4WD

- explore Bromo since in early morning at 4am

- visit Penanjakan Peak (Sunrise View Point) and the Bromo Crater

- then to Bromo Savannah, Whispering Sand & Teletubbies Hill

- Sunset from Metigen Hill

4th day = Bromo - Surabaya

- Madakaripura Waterfall

- Bromo Village Tour to Ngadirejo Village (cabbage, tomato, mushroom, and potato plantation area)

- then to Surabaya, trip Bromo to Surabaya = 4 hours

- House of Sampoerna Museum in Surabaya

5th day = Surabaya (Hotel) - Airport

- shopping time in Pasar Turi (grocery), Tunjungan Plaza, Galaxy Mall etc

to arrange your trip, i suggest you to use travel operator, simple & flexible

have a nice trip in East Java ......... wawan (Bromo area)

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2. Re: Need advise to plan Surabaya Trip in May

Hi Wawan,

Thank you for your reply. Is it worth travelling all the way to Ijen for 9 hours?

What else can we do in Ijen?

Besides that, can you recommend any reliable travel operator?

Thank you.

Regards,

Gaya

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3. Re: Need advise to plan Surabaya Trip in May

Hi all,

Hope someone can assist with my questions .

Is it worth travelling all the way to Ijen for 9 hours? What else can we do in Ijen?

Besides that, can someone recommend any reliable travel operator?

Thank you.

Regards,

Gaya

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4. Re: Need advise to plan Surabaya Trip in May

Hi Gaya,

In Ijen, the main activity is hiking to the volcano. There are also tea plantation and highland resorts to explore, and I guess that's about it. Unless you're really interested in those things, I personally think it's quite a far and tiring trip considering you have only a few nights in East Java. I think better space-out your plan as not to be too hectic (less activities/places).

For reliable travel agent, stick to the big ones, e.g. Haryono Travel.

Regards,

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5. Re: Need advise to plan Surabaya Trip in May

Hi,

As much as I enjoy Ijen, I must admit that Bromo is far more impressive. Spend your money to get there rather than Ijen.

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6. Re: Need advise to plan Surabaya Trip in May

Hi all,

Thanks for the info..

Regards,

Gaya

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