everything you need to know before arriving in spectacular Surabaya
what is Mount Bromo Located and how does the landscape look like?
Mount Bromo is located within the massive Tengger Caldera in Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park in East Java. The nearest major city serving international flights will be Surabaya, which is about 4-5 hrs drive away. There are 5 volcanoes within the Caldera; Mount Bromo (2,329 m), Mount Batok (2,470 m), Mount Kursi (2,581 m), Mount Watangan (2,661 m), and Mount Widodaren (2,650 m).
When is the best time to visit Mount Bromo? Can I visit during the festivals?
In terms of weather, the best time to visit Mount Bromo is during the dry season from April to October. Incidence of rain is higher during the wet season from November to March, but the national park is still open to visitors during this period. However, the climate is generally tropical, thus, it really depends on luck because you will only be there for 1-3 days and it doesn’t mean it won’t rain in the dry season or it won’t be sunny in the wet season. You can always going there even during festivals.
Which kind of accommodations do we provide?
We will provide three classes of accommodations for customers to choose – budget, standard and luxury. These options with prices will be provided upon trip enquiry. It is also possible for customers to book their own accommodations.
We would recommend at least the standard (Hotel stay) and above if possible and budget allows.
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What kind of vehicles do we use for tour?
For travel between cities and towns, the following vehicles with ample space for luggages are used:
1-3 Pax Group – Toyota Innova 7 Seater
4-6 Pax Group – Isuzu Short ELP 9 Seater
7-12 Pax Group – Isuzu Long ELP 12 Seater
13-25 Pax Group – Usually a combination of 2 x Isuzu ELPs as it is difficult for big buses to travel on narrow mountain roads
For travel to Gunung Penanjakan, Sand Sea and Whispering Savannah, you will switch to a 4WD.
What is temperature at Mount Bromo?
In the early morning or before sunrise, temperature in Mount Bromo can be as low as 5 to 10 Degrees Celsius. Temperature in the late morning and noon time will be around 15-20 Degrees Celsius.
How difficult is the trek?
Most of the trek is on relatively flat and sandy ground except for the flight of stairs from Mt Bromo base to its top. It is a relatively easy trek more akin to Mac Ritchie trail walking than to Mount Ophir (Steep slope) trekking. It is definitely suitable for beginners who exercise regularly. Would be okay for elderly below the age of 70.
What should I wear to Mount Bromo?
The temperature is quite cold in the early morning. Generally, it is about 15 degrees celcius with strong cold winds. You should layer appropriately, preferably in three layers:- a quick dry base layer, a thick fleece or wool jacket and wind breaker with accessories like beanie, scarf and gloves which you can easily remove when the sun rises and gets significantly warmer.
It all depends on individual as some people are used to cold conditions and some are not. However, you can buy additional beanie, scarf or even jacket from the locals for around or less than SGD$5 for each item.
Can I camp at Mount Bromo?
Yes, we can arrange camping for your night stay at Bromo area. But this will incur extra charges and generally we not recommend customers from doing so due to the strong cold winds outdoors.
Smile and enjoy Bromo. take a trek Up and talk to people.
Our packages are designed to make you travel like a local. Our guide share the culture and history of this ancient city during the journey. We encourage you to learn more about this land, talk to people and discover local villages. This would be your unique experience.