We were a party of 14, including 8 mainly teenaged kids, travelling in Java in the wet season. We were apparently very lucky with the weather - it seems you are taking your chances going at this time of year, which is perhaps part of the reason we saw so few other Western tourists. That in itself became an interesting feature of the trip as we were treated like rock stars by the locals with constant requests for photos (actually this did wear a bit thin after a while, but it was mostly pretty benign).
Our trip was as follows: picked up from Jepara where we had done a tour with Dunia Bintang (also recommended), driven to Yogyakarta, where we spent a couple of nights; full day tour to Borobudur and Prambanan temples, then a half day in Yog followed by a flight to Surabaya. At Surabaya we were met again and driven to Mt Bromo and then to Ijen, before finally being taken via the car ferry to Bali. Communication with Wisnu ahead of time was very good; hotels were generally very good as well. Mt Bromo was superb - again, we were very lucky with the weather and there is clearly a risk of getting up there (after a 3am start) and not seeing anything.
The main viewing area at Bromo was quite crowded and our guide, Saiful, took us on a bit of a scramble up to a higher point which we had almost to ourselves. I saw some criticism of this in another review but it really did let us have an unobstructed view away from all the other people rather than peering over people's shoulders, so this was a small but worthwhile addition to the trip. It is surprisingly cold up there - bring warm clothes! After sunrise, we went down into the larger caldera around Bromo and then climbed to the rim of Bromo itself, a dramatic sight.
At Ijen we were less lucky with the conditions, but were still able (with gas masks) to descend into the crater and see at least some of the 'blue flame' and the dramatic, apocalyptic landscape at the base of the caldera. It is quite a strenous walk to the top of Ijen and into and out of the crater.
We were very happy with the company - it felt like they were really putting in an effort to make sure we had a good trip. Saiful was a terrific guide and the drivers who took us and our luggage around were also really good. We hadn't arranged anything for the last half day in Yogyakarta and at no extra charge, the driver took us around to a couple of sights (royal palace, bird market) before dropping us at the airport. Saiful had already left on the very lengthy drive to meet us at Surabaya (we couldn't quite face the prospect of 11 hours on the road from Yogyakarta to Bromo, so we flew to skip most of that). The vehicles were fine, in the local context - two different minivans, one older but comfortable enough (although no seatbelts), the other more modern (with lap belts) but a little less spacious. The drivers were clearly very skilled in sometimes frightening road conditions (crazy traffic, especially coming into Bali, and heavy rain in Bali), and were also very punctual - every pickup happened at the scheduled time, without fail.
Overall we would strongly recommend this company, and an itinerary similar to the one we followed.
In the bit below - not quite sure what is meant by 'athletic wear' but good walking shoes are advisable. Access with a wheelchair would range from difficult to impossible for most of the trip we did, unfortunately.
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