Monday, January 14, 2013

Trans East Java GGK


The idea of visiting Mt. Bromo & Ijen come about one year ago. Luckily, I managed to book a low fare from AirAsia… emmhh... not really a low fares after they already included the fuel surcharge and the tax. Pandai sungguh ek AA ni, slowly they increase their flight cost. Now, no more air ticket less than RM100 for return if including all cost. But somehow, still our choice of flight since still cheaper compare to MAS…hehehe. We got RM17 (KL-Yogja) & RM22 (Surabaya-KL), total of RM216 per pax (after included luggage, tax, insurance and convenience fee). Perhaps a good offer, for a year ahead. 

I decided to take a ground package from BromoTouring after several surveys. The most compelling itinerary and the cheapest (within budget) become my preferable… after considering other people’s budget in my group. 

Below are summary details of our tour for 5D 4N trip after slight changes during the tour just to suit our available time.

Day 01 (5 Jan 2013, Saturday)  
Yogyakarta Arrival - Prambanan temple – Kota Gede - Malioboro 
  • Airport pick up from Adi Sucipto Airport, Jogja (2pm) 
  • Proceed to Prambanan Temple (30 min drive )
  • Then, proceed visiting Kota Gede  
  • Short break (Dinner) 
  • Then, Visit to Malioboro for taking walk and shopping 
  • Overnight at Oasis Hotel at 10pm 

Day 02 (6 Jan 2013, Sunday) 
Borobudur – Sultan Palace – Taman Sari - Surabaya Hotel 
  • Wake up in the morning, Breakfast & check out 
  • Visit Borobudur temple 
  • Next, Visit Pawon and Mendut 
  • Then, visit Sultan Palace & Taman Sari
  • Short break (Lunch) 
  • Then, Visit kaliurang & kaliadem (to see view of Merapi) – cancelled due to heavy rain 
  • After that, direct to Surabaya with duration 9 hours driving (300KM ++) 
  • Dinner along the journey 
  • Arrive in Surabaya (At 2.30 a.m) 
  • Check in Hotel (Family Guest House) at 4.00 a.m 

Day 03 (7 Jan 2013, Monday) 
Surabaya Tour - Lumpur Lapindo – Bondowoso - Ijen 
  • Wake up in the morning, Breakfast & check out 
  • Visit Submarine Monument 
  • Then, visit Mosque & Tomb of Sunan Ampel
  • Then direct to Ijen with duration 7 hours driving 
  • Stop by at Lumpur Lapindo for about half an hour 
  • Lunch & Dinner along the journey to Ijen 
  • Arrive & Check-in at Catimor Homestay (At 10 p.m) 

Day 04 (8 Jan 2013, Tuesday) 
Ijen Plateau Tour – Cemoro Lawang - Bromo Tour 
  • Wake up early in the morning (4.30am) 
  • Drive us to Pal Tuding (5.00am) 
  • Start the trail up to the active beautiful crater of Ijen volcano, approximately 3.5km (2 hours walk) 
  • Watch peoples carrying and mining of sulfur 
  • Check-out from Catimor Homestay at 12p.m and drive to Cemoro Lawang (7 hours drive) 
  • Lunch & Dinner along the journey 
  • Briefing for next day activity during journey (sunrise and Bromo tour) 
  • Overnight at Sion Hotel – twin sharing (9.00pm) 

Day 05 (9 Jan 2013, Wed) 
Penanjakan – Mt Bromo – Drop off Surabaya 
  • Wake up very early at 3.00am
  • Drive jeep to enjoy sunrise at Penanjakan, a mountain across Mt Bromo (1 hour drive) 
  • Trek to Mt Bromo crater 
  • Back to Sion View Hotel 
  • Breakfast and free & easy until check-out at 11.30a.m
  • Airport transfer to Juanda Airport Surabaya (4 hours drive) 
  • End of Program 

Our tour is from 5-9 January 2013 where it falls on weekend (last week of Indonesia school holidays) cross to weekdays. The ground price is IDR.2,140K / pax (~RM680). We need to pay 30% deposit a month before our departure as a confirmation of our trip. 

The Price package includes of: 
  • Private AC Tourist car 
  • Jeep 4 Wheel Drive for Penajakan and Bromo Crater 
  • 1 night hotel in Jogjakarta with Standard Room "Oasis Hotel" 
  • 1 night hotel in Surabaya with Standard Room "Family Guest House" 
  • 1 night hotel in Bromo with Standard Room "Sion View Hotel" 
  • 1 night hotel in Ijen (Ijen area) with Superior Room "Catimor home stay" 
  • 4 x Breakfast 
  • English speaking Guide (Pak Budi & Ismail) 
  • Indonesia speaking Guide (Agus) 
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Entrance fee for Bromo, Ijen Crater & all tourism center 
  • Toll 
  • Parking fee 

Price excludes of: 
  • Airfares 
  • Personal Expenses i.e Shopping, extra etc 
  • Airport Tax - IDR 150K
  • Horse (to Bromo crater) – IDR100K 
  • Lunch & Dinner, Meals 
  • Tips driver and guide 
  • Travel Insurance 

Things to carry: 
  • Backpack 
  • Trekking shoes 
  • Raincoat/Poncho 
  • Enough clothes for 5 days trip 
  • Universal Adapter 
  • Phone Charger 
  • Personal medicine 
  • Snack or personal food (Instant food, 3in1, Chocolate etc) 
  • Camera stuff (extra memory card, charger, spare battery) 
  • Sunhat and sunglasses 
  • Personal Toiletries 

Checklist for Hiking (Bromo & Ijen)
  • Trekking shoes 
  • Windbreaker/Warm jacket 
  • Mask 
  • Headlamp/Torchlight
  • Small bag pack 
  • Personal First aid Kit / medicines 
  • Drinking Water 
  • Thick Socks 
  • Warm Gloves 
  • Raincoat

Initial plan nak buat backpackers jer tapi memandang kan yang pegi masa tu agak ramai dalam 12 pax (2 orang tarik diri last minute sebab sorang ade exam & sorang lagi nak kahwin plak) and mostly ladies, so, rase nye pakai package lagi worth it kot sebab senang & mudah. Tak payah nak fikir-fikir and transport memang dah sedia ade. 

Our Transport for 5D 4N trip
"Spacious, Comfortable & OK"... feedback from orang yang duduk depan... hehehe

Also, can fit in 10 persons baggage plus other things too

Aku takde lah recommended sangat tour agent ni (reason nye... I will story on my next entry) tapi kalu korang budget memang sesuai sangat lah amek sebab ni yg paling murah aku dapat compare to yg lain. Beza harga yang buat jadi mahal type of Hotel and foods. That’s why kita orang exclude Lunch & dinner. So, kalu trip korang adventure tak perlu lah tido kat hotel maha-mahal… cukup lah sekadar nak berehat sebentar for the next trip. 

Plus, this was the only agent yang dapat memenuhi my requested itinerary (as per above) where other tour agent can't. I'm not promoting this tour agent but just in case you're interested to get quotation for Bromo & Ijen package (p/s: request Agus as your guide for both... really recommended).

Official Agent: Awan Tours and travel 
Phone or SMS: (+62341) 2382999, +62 82334900924 

The most enjoyable trip :-)

End of Intro to my Trans Java trip…

To be continued :-)

1 comment:

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    ● Air mineral
    ● Insurance

    ● Flight Ticket
    ● Airport taxes
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    ● Menu tambahan untuk dinner / lunch
    ● Tips untuk driver (seikhlasnya)

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