Ep.48 - Mt Bromo & Kawah Ijen | Best of Java, Indonesia (Budget Travel Guide)

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Mount Bromo is probably Indonesia’s most famous active volcano and sits at the Eastern end of Java between Surabaya and Yogyakarta. It's part of the Tengger massif and in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. 


Kawah Ijen. A beast of a volcano, just shy of 3000 meters, will leave you gasping. Not only for air but also for a truly unique experience. It's home to the largest acidic lake in the world measuring only 0.7ph (with battery acid being 1ph!).


Java is only the fourth largest island in Indonesia but contains more than half of the nation’s population and dominates it politically and economically. The capital of Java and of the country is Jakarta (formerly Batavia), which is also Indonesia’s largest city. If you're looking for inspiration on what to see and do in Java, you've come to the right place! 


In this episode we dive deep into our experience in Java visiting both Mount Bromo and the blue flames of Kawa Ijen. If you were thinking of visiting these popular destinations on your own steam and prefer to avoid the tourgroup options you came to the right place! We share with you our lessons and tips after making some of our own mistakes along the way!


In this episode we discuss:

1. When were we there and for how long;

2. Our reason for going;

3. Highlight or standout experience;

4. Transport around;

5. Challenges;

6. Budget;

7. Overall impression;


For more on Java you should have a look at the following articles on our blog:

https://www.wewillnomad.com/indonesia-travel-guide

https://www.wewillnomad.com/post/24-hours-in-jakarta

https://www.wewillnomad.com/post/yogyakarta-walking-tour

https://www.wewillnomad.com/post/prambanan-temple-tour-yogyakarta

https://www.wewillnomad.com/post/how-to-visit-borobudur-temple-yogyakarta

https://www.wewillnomad.com/post/5-reasons-to-visit-solo-indonesia

https://www.wewillnomad.com/post/mount-bromo-what-you-need-to-know

https://www.wewillnomad.com/post/blue-flames-of-kawa-ijen


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