Mount Bromo

Attraction Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Podokoyo Tosari, Pasuruan 67177, Indonesia Published on: 13-11-2015

3 hours
03:00 AM
06:00 AM
First-time visit
Observation Deck
Must see
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Mount Bromo is probably Indonesia’s most famous volcano. Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a vast plain called the "Sea of Sand", a protected nature reserve since 1919.

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Why Mount Bromo is special ?

Mount Bromo which stands tall at 2329 m is one of the most iconic mountain in Indonesia. It beckons majestically despite having the entire top blown off and with a crater inside that keeps spewing off white sulphurous smoke. Mount Bromo is still one of the most active volcanoes in the world and there are areas that are blocked off from tourists due to its imminent danger. It sits inside the massive Tengger caldera (volcanic crater with diameter approximately 10km), surrounded by the Laut Pasir (sea of sand) of fine volcanic sand. This breathtaking and ethereal landscape have been swooned by many travelers alike.


What to explore at Mount Bromo?

Watch the sunrise: This is the main reason people come to Bromo. As the night begins to fade and the sun’s light slowly unveils the sights of striking mountains and volcanic peaks, the magical beauty and splendor of the view is truly unforgettable.

Climb the Bromo Crater: After walking or horse-riding through the plain, one must visit the crater of Bromo. To reach the top of the crater you have to climb a steep ascension of 245 stairs. It’s a bit of a hassle as you have to walk them alongside hundreds of others, in addition to the fact that one can barely see the stairs as they are covered almost completely by volcanic ash.

Drive on the Sea of Sand: Those who love to add some road warrior-like adventure to their trip should surely try this challenge. Hire a jeep and politely ask your chauffeur to let you drive the car. With the four-wheeler in your control, you can drive through the thick and tricky sea of sand and feel invincible as you look upon the dunes with their moon-like appearance.


How to get to Mount Bromo?

A Railway station exists in Probolinggo. It is around 10km from Probolinggo Train Station to Probolinggo Bus Terminal and you can use a Bemo. Lookup picture from Terminal to avoid scam (stop at hotel/travel agency). Outside Probllinggo Bus Station you can take a Bemo to Cemoro Lawang for IDR30,000 (Nov 2013). The Bemos drop you off in the village at the T-Crossing; one way goes to Cafe Lawa, the other way to Cemera Indiah Hotel. It takes 1.5h to drive to from Probolingo to Cemoro Lawang. Before you reach the Cemoro Lawang the Bemo stops and you have to pay Park Entrance Fee at a checkpoint.


Selling points

  • Stunning view, lost of people
  • Great begin of the day
  • One of Beautiful Mountain in the world
  • Good place to test your picture taking skills
  • Breathtaking view and thoroughly enjoyable hike
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park Podokoyo Tosari, Pasuruan 67177, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • You should make sure you know what time the sun will rise and stay in the humble restaurant until just before that time else you will wait in the cold for a long time.
    Things to do
  • They sell souvenirs and warm noodles, tea, coffee and some other food for good prices, there is also a toilet available.
  • You should bring mouth and nose covering masks as you will go through some sandy winds.
    What to bring
  • The horse riding is optional and you should haggle with the locals as they tend to push for you to ride the horse at high price.
  • You will need to climb the stairs to reach the crater and it will be quite tough for some people as it is really steep.
  • It is so cold, so you should bring a warm jacket, warm socks, shoes, and maybe a hat or gloves (also for sale up the platform).
    What to wear
  • You should be prepared to get muscle aches when you do not frequently climb up to volcanoes, and also to get sand everywhere.
  • The path to the view point is unmissable, there is only one path, covered in Tarmac and at the very end with clear stairs.
    What to know
  • The sun rises at the very left of the platform, but the beautiful mountains are more to the right side. All the way to the right, you can go down a small steep part, where you can take good pictures without fence or trees.
    What to know
  • You should be very careful here, the fumes can make your eyes water, you may get a runny nose and you may also experience suffocation.


TripAdvisor View more

At 3am, took a 4wd jeep ride up to the Penanjakan Peak, which is the highest point to view sunrise together with a fantastic view of the Bromo Crater. It was quite crowded and chilly at about 4 plus. So fortunately we went early and our guide managed to get an excellent spot for us. Sunrise is aprox at 5:15am. After enjoying the sunrise and beautiful view of the crater, its time to head down to the Sea of Sands which leads to the crater. At the Sea of Sands, its about a 2km walk to the crater, or there is a choice of pony rides. A mask would be very useful from all the sand and dust. After a short climb up to the crater, you get to walk along the top and enjoy the different angles and views, definitely a place for many photographs !

FourSquare View more

From sunrise to sunset. Nice place to take photos. You can catch the moon here. The view from the bottom of its is already cool yet you can ride a horse or trail through the peak where there is a crater there.

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