Sukamade beach is about 97 km to southwest of Banyuwangi. It is a natural, quiet, beautiful place and part of the 50,000 hectare Meru Betiri National Park. Almost every night of the year, turtles appear on Sukamade beach to lay eggs. It is clearly a globally important site and one which is protected 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the over-worked park rangers. Some eggs are taken by the rangers to protect them from predators, both human and other animals. These are incubated in the safety of the park hatchery and the youngsters are released to the ocean on the very beach from where the eggs were laid. There are similar beaches within the park boundary but it seems to be Sukamade that the turtles prefer. The stability of the turtle population has been helped by a careful system of tagging and monitoring, as well as the use of the special hatcheries. Watching these giant creatures emerge from the surf and struggle-up the beach to lay their eggs on a moonlit night is a unique and unforgettable experience, and one which is certain to ensure Sukamade’s ever-growing profile. This is certainly off the beaten track and requires some effort to reach but it is very worthwhile indeed.(Wikipedia)
Yogyakarta Bromo Sukamade Ijen tour itinerary is designed to see more nature from Java Island from Yogyakarta to visit Borobudur and Prambanan and in East Java to visit Bromo volcano, visit Ijen crater, Sukamade the beach where the turtles lay their eggs, this tour package is suitable for the eco traveler. The Yogyakarta Bromo Sukamade Tour itinerary as followed:
Day 1 arrival at Yogyakarta airport
After arrival in Jogjakarta, direct transfer to hotel or similar for overnight.
Day 02 Yogyakarta City Tour and – Borobudur Tour
Breakfast at hotel in the morning then proceed to Yogya City Sightseeing visiting Kraton (Sultan’s Palace), Bird Market, Water Castle, Sonobudoyo Museum, Batik Home Industry and Silversmith at Kotagede with its processing and beautiful collections. Then, drive to Borobudur to admire one of the wonder worlds, Borobudur temple. On the way back to Yogya, visit Mendut and Pawon temples as well. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight at Santika. In the evening drive to Purawisata to have dinner and see the Ramayana Ballet Performance.
Day 03 Depart from Yoyakarta Bromo
Breakfast at hotel. Morning. drive to Bromo with stop at Prambanan temple, then Solo visiting Mangkunegaran Palace and Triwindhu Antique Market. Then continued to Bromo for dinner and overnight at Bromo.
Day 04 Bromo Sunrise Tour
Tour Weak up in early in the morning and transfer to Pananjakan Peak tha best place to enjoy the magnificient sunrise, ather sunrise go down to visit the crater that you can reach by foot or by riding horse, back to hotel and transfer to Kalibaru to stay at Margo Utomo
Day 05 Kalibaru – Sukamade
After you having breakfast, with jeep drive to Sukamade, is part of Meru Betiri National Park. It is Known as beach of green turtles lay eggs. Its is also mentioned as nest of Java Tiger that almost gone. Simple lunch will be prepare on board.Late afternoon, arrive in Sukamade, dinner and stay overnight at simple lodge. at midnight, pass trought the rain forest to Sukamade Beach. If you are lucky, you will see the turtles lay eggs at the beach. Return to simple Lodge.
Day 06. Sukamade Tour- Kalibaru – Transfer to Banyuwangi
After having simple breakfast at the simple Lodge, jeep will bring you back to Kalibaru, where our wait for to transfer to Banyuwangi to stay overnight.
Day 07.Ijen trekking Tour and transfer to Bali
Depart in early morning depart to the whole day excursion to Mt. Ijen. Ijen Crater shows a special type of volcanic feature common to Indonesia, about 1 km in diameter and 175 meters deep. The floor is covered completely by a warm lake, milky blue green in color, held back by a dam built many years ago by the Dutch, in order to keep the hot mineral, laden water from raining for the crop lands below. Trekking down the mountain and rejoin the coach and directly drive to Ketapang, Banyuwangi, the ferry harbour, to cross to Gilimanuk harbour Bali. End Of Service