Mount Bromo – Located some 4 hours drive from Surabayaa, the capital of East Java, Mount Bromo is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park that comprises a massive neighborhood of 800 square km. While it may be small when measured against other volcanoe in Indonesia, the glorious Mt Bromo is not disappoint with its remarkable views and striking countrysides. At 2,392 metres tall, Mt Bromo is not amongst the tallest of Indonesia’s mountains but its stupefying charm lies in its extraordinary lay.
From a vantage point on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 rhythms above sea level), 2.5 hours from Malang. pilgrims from around the world come to see the sunrise over Mt Bromo. From this recognize the vista is glorious. All you will hear is the sound of cameras as pilgrims click their camera’s hoping to captivate the extraordinary panorama of Mt Bromo in the foreground with Mt Semeru inhaling in the distance and the daylight glinting brightly, immediately rising in the sky.
The eerie landscape has spurned endless legends and illusions. Mt Bromo has special significance for the Tengger people who believe that this was the area where a heroic monarch relinquished their own lives for his family. The beings here mollify the Gods formerly a year during the course of its annual Kasada festival where offerings of vegetables, chickens and coin are shed into the hole of the volcano.
To reach Mount Bromo, you can fly to Juanda international airfield in Surabaya. There are direct flights to Surabaya from Singapor, Kuala Lumpur, Hongkong, Jakarta and Bali. From there, resume your journeying to Mt Bromo by booking with a roam operator, or driving the Surabaya Pasuruan Wonokitri Mt Bromo itinerary. The journeying will take 2-3 hours. It is better for you to leave Surabaya at 23:00 PM 24:00 AM in order to arrive in time for sunrise. Or you can stay overnight at one of the hotel at Prigen, Tretes, to make sure that you are on the hole rim before sunrise. Ponies can take you across the sand ocean to the bottom of the steep stairs that leads to the hole.