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This tour... just wow! Our driver Boby and guide Fahmi were absolute legends. Great fun to hang out with for a couple of days. Now the hikes... Bromo is moderate level - not overly difficult, just a couple of steep sections. It's great that Bromo is split into two hikes with breakfast in between. Ijen is hard work - but well worth it. The day I climbed was a bit rainy, but it was still a very enjoyable experience. The blue flames were stunning! Both Boby and Fahmi made this trip extra-awesome with their easy going and fun attitudes. 5 stars for both these gents. The only criticism I have is when I chatted get your guide and asked about the accommodation arrangements and was told we would get our own rooms. This didn't occur and I had to share a room with my mate both nights. This is not a reflection of the activity or the amazing gents that facilitated it though. Get ready for some long days of driving - it's the only downside of the activity but well worth it.
This was an incredible trip, from being picked up in Kuta by Dandy to the top of Ijen with Fahmil and back again. The hike is steep and was completed by myself and my girlfriend in about an hour - we are both of average fitness. Fahmil was patient when we needed to stop and always upbeat to keep us going! He knew exactly where to bring us down the crater for photos and good views - he even took some photos for us and did a great job. We had gasmasks and headtorches provided which proved invaluable and worked great. The view from the top of the crater was incredible after we finished in the crater and the sun had risen. I am told at a better time of year. The breakfast the following day was also incredible and we were so grateful for it after a tiring decent! Honestly Dandy and Fahmil were as much highlights as the trip itself, true gentlemen in every sense of the word - I wish we could take every trip with them.
Boby our driver and Fahmi the tour guide we’re both absolutely brilliant, so helpful and made the tour what it was for us. Fahmi moved at our pace (one of us has an old knee injury which made it more challenging at times) and was very understanding but made sure we still got to see the blue fire and kept the energy and spirit high the whole time. He knew a lot about the history of the area and was really chatty. The breakfast after was absolutely delicious and rounded off one of the best tours I’ve done. It’s definitely challenging to climb the volcano and the crater rim but very doable. Just make sure you take layers as it’s cold and windy at the top! Genuinely such an amazing tour thank you to Fahmi and Boby!
We had a wonderful time. Our guides Fami and Argi were amazing and extremely friendly. They went above and beyond to look after us. There is a lot of long days driving and very early starts which we knew before we booked this tour so this was not a problem for us. The li g days and early starts are worth it Mt Bromo and Ijen crater were out of this world a must for any one who likes adventure, the walking is not hard to the crater, but take good hiking shoes, we did and was easy I took my trekking poles awesome idea. Hotels and food were great. Our overall experience was incredibly awesome and lots of fun. I highly recommend this tour and the company get your guide Thank you so much Fami and Argi
I had an excellent tour! Everything was very well organized by the tour company and the very reliable and knowledgeable driver and guide. All the sites we visited were fabulous, starting from the Buddhist and Hindu temples around Yogjakarta to the impressive volcanoes in East Java. Yogjakarta has a lot to offer and I feel I could have spent a day or two more there. Consider arriving a few days before starting the tour to explore the city. The way from Yogjakarta to the volcanoes is quite long, but it gives you a chance to sit back in the car, observe local life and learn about the country and its culture from the local guide.