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Everything You Need To Know Before Your Trip

ABOUT MOUNT BROMO

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 3-4 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).

In terms of weather, the best time to visit Mount Bromo is during the dry season from April to November. Incidence of rain is higher during the wet season from December to March, however the national park is still open to visitors during this period. The climate is generally tropical. Hence, it really depends because it may even rain in the dry season or it may be sunny in the wet season when you are there during your trip. You will always be allowed to travel there, even during public holidays/festivals.

In the early morning or before sunrise, temperature in Mount Bromo can be as low as 10-15°C. Temperature in the late morning and noon time will be around 20-30°C.

It is essential to bring a warm jacket that is suitable for cold temperature of about 10°C. Most of our customers from Europe or countries that experience colder climates (eg. Canada), have mentioned that the weather is generally acceptable. The locals also provide rental service for about 3-5 USD or 20,000 IDR per jacket.

Winter wear is essential at Mount Bromo in the early morning. 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.

The trek has a sandy terrain with relatively flat grounds and occasional inclines, except for the flight of stairs from the base of Mount Bromo to the top. It is a moderate trek which is suitable for beginners and those between 5 – 70 years old. For customers planning to visit Mount Ijen, it will be a tougher hike of 2-3 hours with steep inclines. It is more suitable for customers between 12 – 65 years old.

Yes, camping is allowed at Mount Bromo. However, we no longer organise camping tours for our customers due to safety reasons. 

Yes, you can do so at the post office in Sukapura Village near to Bromo and you can purchase postcards in the village itself. Simply request our tour guide to make a stop at the village in advance.

Yes. We can customise the itinerary if you wish to add or remove any attractions in our pre-made itinerary. You can also inform our guide on the day of your tour if you decide not to visit a certain attraction.

The nearest international airport to Mount Bromo is Juanda International Airport in Surabaya. You can also start the tour from Bali or Yogyakarta.

A 2-way airport transfer service is included in all our tour packages. On Day 1, we will pick you up at Surabaya airport at your arrival time. If you are already in Surabaya, we will pick you up at your hotel instead. On the last day, we will drop you off at the airport from your accommodation.

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. Also, the higher end accomodation will adopt safe practices for COVID19.

For travel between cities and towns, the following vehicles with ample space for luggages are used:

1–4 pax: Toyota Avanza/Xenia/Ertiga 5 Seater (or similar)
5 pax: Toyota Innova 7 Seater (or similar)
6–11 pax: Toyota Hiace (or similar)
12–14 pax : Elf Giga Long (or similar)
15–25 pax: Usually a combination of 2 x Isuzu ELPs as it is difficult for big buses to travel on narrow mountain roads

For travels to Mount Penanjakan (to see the sunrise at Mount Bromo) and the Sea of Sand, you will switch to a 4WD Jeep

The entrance fees have various pricing for locals, foreigner and during peak periods. It would be better if you pay on the spot depending on your nationality. It also gives you more flexibility as you can choose not to go to the attraction when you are on the tour.

Yes. You can request for the optional Milky Way tour. We’ll pick you up at 10pm from your lodge to Cemoro Lawang. You will then head to nearby peaks such as Mount Pananjakan, Mentigen Hill, Kingkong Hill or Seruni Point where you can view the Milky Way. Avid photographers should bring suitable camera equipment as well. You would then continue with the standard itinerary to view the sunrise at Mount Bromo. This will cost an additional of SGD 50/pax, on top of your current tour package.

A round trip costs around 200,000 – 250,000 IDR (from the Sea of Sand to the rim of Bromo crater and back). Do note that the horse ride ends near the start of the stairs to the Mount Bromo crater. You will still have to climb about 250 flight of stairs up to the crater. The horse ride is entirely optional and you can choose to walk across the sea of sand, which most visitors do. Do negotiate with the horsemen to get a better deal.

No. Mount Bromo is very dark and cold in the night. We do not allow our customers to hike solely on foot for safety concerns, unless you’ve reached the entrance of the sunrise viewpoint. 

Our vehicle will first drop you at the parking lot of Madakaripura Waterfalls, where you will hop to a motorbike (Ojek) for a short 5 minutes ride to the entrance. Then, you need to do a trek of around 30 minutes (2km) to reach the waterfalls.

Swimming is no longer allowed at the waterfalls since 2018 but you will still get drenched. For footwear, we highly recommend covered rubber shoes or sandals.

Sunglasses and sunblock lotion are highly recommended – the sun rays can be harsh and at high altitude, it is easy to get sunburnt even though the surrounding temperature is cold. The terrain is very sandy – wearing a face mask is also recommended for protection (akin to walking in a desert). If you are visiting the waterfalls, please bring along wet gears such as swim suits with t-shirt and shorts, water booties/covered sandals, spectacle hooks, waterproof cover for your phone/camera which can be secured to your body, change of clothes and towel.

Generally, our tours are inclusive except for entrance fees and meal expenses during the tour.

For meal expenses, you can budget around 50,000 IDR/meal. However, it largely depends on what you order and where you dine. For entrance fees, you can refer to our tour packages for the price details. You can add-on the cost of entrance fees on top of our tour packages or pay at the attraction site in cash (cards are not accepted). 

Your passport with a minimum of 6 months validity, vaccination proofs (fully vaccinated with at least 2 does), travel insurance (highly recommend) and other travel essentials. Before your trip starts, we will send you a packing list of the things you should bring.

No. However, it’s highly recommend to purchase COVID-19 related travel insurance.

We suggest around 75,000 IDR per day to the guide and 75,000 IDR driver for their good service. For example, for a 4D3N Mt Bromo & Ijen Tour, the suggested tipping rate is 300,000 IDR to the guide and 300,000 IDR to the driver. Tips are generally expected as it motivates our tour guides and drivers to do better. However, do note that the amount mentioned is just an estimate so feel free to tip an amount you’re most comfortable with.

Yes. Since 2018, foreigners need to present their passport and register for a local sim card from the official store of the mobile operator. We recommend buying from the airport store directly upon arrival. For best connectivity, we suggest getting Simpati from Telkomsel. Mobile (including data) connection is available throughout the trip except at very rural areas such as Paltuding (start of Ijen trek). For customers who prefer less hassle, activating data plan from Singapore is also pretty affordable. For example, it cost SGD 5 for 1 GB data under giga!’s gigaRoam or Singtel’s ReadyRoam Neighbours.

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Closure Notice

Mount Bromo will be closed from 25th – 26th April and Mount Ijen will be closed from 3rd – 5th May. If you wish to book a package with these dates, kindly contact us via Whatsapp (+65 8171 1149) should you require any assistance. 
 
In addition, Madakaripura Waterfall is closed as the bridge to the waterfall has collapsed due to heavy rainfall. We anticipate the waterfall to reopen only in mid June but please note that the reopening may be delayed. For those who still want to consider the packages with Madakaripura waterfall, please note there is NO change in cost as the entrance fee is not inclusive in our package.
 
We highly recommend all customers who are interested to travel with us in April to June to consider our 3D2N / 4D3N Tumpak Sewu waterfall packages. Affected customers should have been informed and provided alternatives to your current itinerary. Otherwise, please contact us via Whatsapp and we’ll get back to you within 1 working day. We’ll be happy to assist you with your queries. 
 

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