Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park – Mount Bromo is an active volcano at East Java, Indonesia which located along four regency, there are Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang, and Malang. Mount Bromo is one of favorite destination in Indonesia. The combination of caldera that is surrounded by mountains and hills make the view of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is very beautiful. The view will be more beautiful when sunrise and sunset if there is no cloud or mist.
You have to pay attention to the weather condition when you visiting to Mount Bromo, Indonesia. In the rainy season, you should hike in the morning, start at 04.00-11.00. If you go to the mountain over that time, mount Bromo has fulfilled with mist and sometimes it is rainy and cloudy. But, there is no harm if you travelling to Bromo when a rainy season because in this season, it tends to be free of dust that flies in the caldera of Mount Bromo. In the dry season, you are freely to go to the top of Mount Bromo, Indonesia anytime but you have to bring a mask and glasses because a lot of dust flying in there.
The temperature in Mount Bromo, Indonesia is about 90C – 170C. This temperature is cold enough for Indonesian or other visitors from several countries which are located alongside equatorial line. For tourist who are not too resistant to the cold weather, don’t forget to bring thick jackets, masks, and gloves when visiting this beautiful mountain.
There are several types of Mount Bromo Indonesia Tours that are usually offered by travel agents. There is an open trip (combined tours of some tourist groups) and there is also a private trip (if you don’t want to join with other groups of tourists). Based on the touring time, the Bromo Tour can be classified into three types of tour, namely Sunrise Tour, Sunset Tour, and Milky Way Tour. On the Bromo Sunrise Tour, tourists are scheduled to arrive at Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park at 04.00 am and enjoy the beauty of Bromo until 11.00 am. While on the Sunset Tour, tourists are scheduled to arrive at Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park at 02.00 pm and spend time to enjoy Bromo until 07.00 pm. Another case for the Milky Way Tour, this tour invites tourists to enjoy the awesome view of the sky full of stars at midnight in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
Travelling to Mount Bromo in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park can be reached from Malang, Probolinggo and Lumajang. To get the best trip and affordable price, it is better if you depart from Probolinggo regency. The track from Probolinggo is easier to reach and closer to the Bromo Crater, Pura Luhur Poten, The Whispering Sand, and Teletubbies Hill (Savanna). While for point of view Bukit Cinta and Penanjakan 1 hill, they are already entered in Pasuruan area but the distance is still closer from the entrance of Probolinggo regency.
There are many hotels, villas, and guest houses near Mount Bromo, Indonesia especially if you go through the entrance of Probolinggo regency. There are Cemoro Indah Hotel, Lava View Hotel, Yoschi’s Hotel, Bromo Terrace Hotel, Bromo Park Hotel, Villa Adas, Villa Melati, Villa Wonokerto and many more. There are also some cafes and restaurants, such as Café Lava Hostel, Teras Bromo Restaurant, Bromo Asri Restaurant, and others. There are several advantages that you get if you book a hotel or other lodging around Bromo. You can rest for a while, pray, put the bags, and taking a hot bath so you will not feel cold when walking around Bromo later. But if you choose to save money, you can choose an open trip package without staying at hotel because the cost is cheaper.
If you want to go to Mount Bromo Java Indonesia via Probolinggo regency, you can use private vehicle, public transportation or rent a car. If you decide to depart from Surabaya by bus, you can depart from Terminal Purabaya or Bungurasih to Terminal Banyu Angga in Probolinggo at cost Rp 30.000 per person for the Patas AC Bus. If you want to go by train, you can board the train departing from Gubeng Station or Wonokromo Station in Surabaya to Probolinggo Station by Sri Tanjung, Mutiara Timur, Logawa, Probowangi, and Ranggajati train.
After arrived at the Terminal or Station of Probolinggo, you can rent a car to get the hotel or go directly to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. You can request a pick-up service from your hotel if you are confused about where the place to rent a car. Until this article was written, the rental rate of regular air car with air conditioner (except jeep) from Terminal Banyu Angga to Ngadisari village (the closest village to mount Bromo) is about Rp 350.000-400.000. If you pay the cost more than that, you are out of luck. So, don’t be hesitate to contact your hotel to help you find the cheap car rentals. Travel from the inn to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park must be reached by Jeep Hardtop at a rate of Rp 500.000-600.000 for 4 tourist destination, including Teletubbies Hill / Savanna, The Whispering Sand, Bromo Crater and Pura Luhur Poten, and Pananjakan Bukit Cinta. You can request to your hotel to order a Jeep Hardtop. In Probolinggo, there are many local people who rent out their hardtop jeeps and join the “Paguyuban Jeep Bromo” community. So, you don’t have to be worry about running out the jeep stock due to late wake up or midnight trip.
Writer : Arina and Qomarul Huda
Fotographer : Arina