The Mount Bromo sunrise, has become a must-see spectacle for travelers and nature enthusiasts. Join us on a virtual expedition to the summit of Mount Bromo and immerse yourself in the sheer magnificence of this extraordinary sunrise phenomenon. 


What Is Mount Bromo?

Mount Bromo is an active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. It is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Standing at an elevation of 2,329 meters (7,641 feet), Mount Bromo is known for its breathtaking landscape, including a vast crater surrounded by a sea of volcanic sand and towering cliffs.

The name “Bromo” is derived from the Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. The volcano holds great cultural and religious significance for the local Tenggerese people, who believe that Mount Bromo is a sacred site. They conduct annual ceremonies and offerings at the volcano as part of their traditional beliefs

How Do You Get To Mount Bromo?

To get to Mount Bromo, you can follow these general steps:

    1. Fly to Surabaya: Surabaya is the closest major city to Mount Bromo and has an international airport. You can book a flight to Juanda International Airport in Surabaya from various domestic and international destinations.

    2. Travel to Probolinggo: From Surabaya, you can take a train, bus, or private car to Probolinggo, a town located near Mount Bromo. The journey takes approximately two to three hours, depending on the mode of transportation and traffic conditions.

    3. Arrive in Cemoro Lawang: Once in Probolinggo, you can continue your journey to Cemoro Lawang, the village located at the base of Mount Bromo. From Probolinggo, you can hire a local minibus or private jeep to take you to Cemoro Lawang. The ride typically takes around one to two hours.

    4. Accommodation in Cemoro Lawang: Cemoro Lawang offers various accommodation options, including guesthouses, hotels, and homestays. It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during peak travel seasons, to ensure availability.

    5. Reach the Sunrise Viewpoint: To witness the iconic sunrise view over Mount Bromo, you will need to wake up early and make your way to the sunrise viewpoint. The most popular viewpoint is at Mount Penanjakan, which is accessible by a short jeep ride from Cemoro Lawang. Alternatively, you can choose to hike up to the viewpoint if you prefer a more adventurous experience.

    6. Cross the Sea of Sand: After enjoying the sunrise, you will need to make your way to the crater of Mount Bromo. From the viewpoint, you can hike or ride a horse to cross the vast expanse of volcanic sand known as the “Sea of Sand.” The journey takes approximately 30 minutes to one hour, depending on your chosen mode of transportation.

    7. Explore Mount Bromo: Once you reach the foot of Mount Bromo, you can climb a flight of stairs that leads to the edge of the crater. From there, you can observe the active volcano, its smoking crater, and the surrounding lunar-like landscape. Remember to follow any safety instructions provided by local authorities and be cautious of volcanic activity.

How Much Does A Bromo Tour Cost?

Prices can varies if you are a local or a foreigner. 

For a group tour: 650,000 per person ($45)

For a private tour: 750,000 per person ($52) 

Including guide, entrance, transport and breakfast.

When is the best time to visit Mount Bromo

The best time to visit Mount Bromo Indonesia is during the dry season, which typically falls between April and October. 

June – August where there is less rain but more tourists. Do check out the local weather when it’s best to visit Indonesia.
tip : Try to always avoid weekends if you do not want the crowd.

Bromo mountain is located at 2329 meter elevation, the temperature will definitely drop. You will need to bring warm clothes with you.

Check the climbing gears that you need to hike Bromo mountain or go on any hike in Indonesia.

Why you should visit

Mount Semeru is an active volcano, Mount Bromo and Batok are extinct volcanoes; Mount Batok is still a sleeping volcano, meaning it hasn’t erupted for a long time. The natural combination of these three mountains make up one of Indonesia’s most sacred landscapes, with beautiful landscapes and picturesque panoramas. There are many things to do here from hiking to horseback riding, or even a combination of both! You can also see local villages and their communities and learn more about their culture and history. Overall, visiting here gives you a unique perspective on what life was like before technology became so important in our day-to-day lives.

Mount Bromo hike

The trek takes only 45 minutes and you will be able to admire the breathtaking sunrise and hear the rambling of the Bromo crater. However it means to be awake at 3.30 am and wait in the freezing darkness of the mountain to wait for the sunrise.

You can either explore Bromo with an organised tours with the help of a guide. Or on your own, it is not too difficult to explore mount Bromo by yourself. Most backpackers sleep in Cemoro Lawang, then follow the trek.

Is It Safe To Visit Mount Bromo? 

Yes 100% safe ! However it is always good to take precautions such as :

  1. Volcanic Activity: It is important to stay informed about the volcano’s status of its activity before taking a trip to Mount bromo. You can easily find informations by local authorities or the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) on twitter or their official web site
  2. Trekking and Safety Measures: When trekking to Mount Bromo, it is always recommended to follow the established trails. Have the right equipment to avoid minors injuries when walking on this volcano.
  3. Travel Insurance: Make sure you have a travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and trip cancellations to avoid any issues during your visit.

Mount Bromo Packing List 

  • your camera 
  • Warm jacket 
  • Hat and scarf
  • Water and snacks 
  • hiking shoes 

I hope i’ve answered all your questions regarding mount bromo tour and  find it useful. If not, I’m always happy to answers your comments !