Ijen Pepe

The founder of Ijen Pepe, is Sapto Hadi or Pepe, as dubbed by one of his customers. Pepe started his career as a welder, but would often times get asked to be a guide during his days off, and fell in love with the job. He has been guiding now since 2011 and loves every minute of it. A local of Banyuwangi, he will be able to share the best of this small town which is the gateway to Ijen.
11 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa, French
5.0 / 5
30 reviews

What Others are saying

What others are saying

5.0 out of 30 helpful reviews
I arranged a tour to fly into Malang. Pepe's driver picked us up the next morning and we drove toward Mt. Bromo. We stopped at the Madakaripuri waterfalls for a short hike. It was huge and we got soaked. It was so much fun. Our driver gave us a plastic cover to walk through the wall of water and then we dropped to our swim suits to play in the water and take photos. Then we drove to stay at the Jiwi Jawa near Mt. Bromo. We got up at 3am to go see the sunrise then hike the crater. It was great. A must see in Indonesia. After breakfast back at the hotel we drove 7 hours to a hotel near Banguwangi - the Jiwi Jawa Ijen. The next morning (middle of the night) we were picked up at 1am and set out to hike up to Mt. Ijen to see the blue fire and the sulphur miners. The hike was 14km total and it was all worth it! Pepe had local guides for each volcano area and they were both excellent. Our driver didn't speak great English but it was ok for us to get around. Pepe was really attentive, flexible, and helpful. I would highly recommend his company. We flew to Malang on a Monday, started our tour Tuesday am and flew back to Jakarta on the Friday - so 4 nights and 5 days. It was tiring but doable. Lots of driving between places so hard to squeeze too tight together. It is possible to do in two different weekends if you are close.
Mare H, Thailand
08 Dec 2019
3 days / 2 nights for Mount Bromo + Kawah Ijen with incredible people, serious service, great communication and very good price. It’s actually the best pack we’ve found ! Everything is actually how it’s described with extra fun ! We have been so happy to meet : Sugik - our private driver for 3 days. So helpful, nice and safe driver ! Wanto - our Jeep driver for Bromo. Good advices and good photographer ! Anam (called Justin Bieber) - our perfect english guide for Ijen and Sam his friend. So many good laughs and Indonesian lessons ! Thanks Pepe Tour to make this trip so incredible ! We will remember it for a long time ! We recommend 100% !! Océane & Sébastien.
Oceane C, France
09 Oct 2019
There are a lot of tourists but not due to Ijen pepe tour, it’s just very popular ! Thanks to them we had a great time during this trip ! Thanks to Hendrick our driver who was very kind ! Anam,our guide in Ijen was always smiling and always fun to chat with ! And for Bromo we had a lot of fun with Wanto who drove our Jeep and took very nice photos !! A very good experience ! Thank you very much !
Quitterie d
09 Sep 2019

We had an amazing trip with Pepe Tours. Very professional and very good service. Our guide and driver, Pak Erwan was very good and kind. We will definitely choose Pepe Tours again for our next local domestic trip.

Noveena S, Indonesia
06 Sep 2019
My boyfriend and I booked a tour with Rouf to Mount Ijen and we totally enjoyed this trip! Rouf was a great guide who accompanied us even down the crater, showed us the best paths and ways to go and helped us to take awesome pictures of the blue flames. He was also able to answer all of our questions in good English and we really enjoyed our trip!
04 Sep 2019