Overland East Java 1 with Meru Bethiri
Day 1: A long (10-hour) drive to Bromo, the most stunning volcano landscape of Java
Day 2: Early morning, before the roosters are awake, we walk or ride a horse through the sand sea of the crater and climb the steps to the sacred edge of the Bromo. We can not guarantee an astonishing sunrise but the magnificent moon landscape definitely makes up for it.
We drive on to Kalibaru, a small hill town about 5 hours towards the east. It is famous for its coffee, cloves and milk. We stay in an old Dutch Inn with a colonial feel about it. We discover everything about spices and palm sugar.
Day 3: The adventure starts with a tough ride by jeep to Meru Betiri National Park. Overnight in Sukamade mess, an old plantation house, amidst cacao plantations and with the sounds of the rain forest in the background. With a portion of good luck we can witness the sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach at night.
Day 4: A day of nature, with primary rainforest, cacao, rubber and coffee plantations and its old fashioned factory, a dive in the river, black monkeys and maybe a hornbill bird or a wild boar.
Day 5: We leave the area and a minibus drops you in the early afternoon at Ketapang to take the ferry to Bali.
450 Euro per person (min 2 persons)
420 Euro per person (3 persons or more)
English speaking guide, transport, all activities, guesthouses (hotel) with breakfast
Lunch and dinner
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