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Address: | Malang, 65118, Indonesia

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A lot of Ash

You need to cross the sand by 4 wheel drive to reach Mt Bromo and the caldera. Depending on the volcano you are sometimes unable to get to the rim. The drive across is very dusty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 17, 2016
Rockingham, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The whisperind sounds came from the sand blown by the wind. It a very black coarse sand hence producing the hissing sound. This is just a stop over on our drive back to the hotel. Great for picture of the surrounding. You can still see the bromos steam.

Thank RuffusAdam
Rockingham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

You need to cross the sand by 4 wheel drive to reach Mt Bromo and the caldera. Depending on the volcano you are sometimes unable to get to the rim. The drive across is very dusty and looks like you might imagine the surface of the moon to be. I found it best to see the sea of sand from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Still located around Bromo. Just took a couple of mins. Nothing special. But, it offer the best view of Bromo from its foothill. we took a lot of picture here! seriously!.

Thank Adibah K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Sand land near mount bromo you can take horse to ride around it. And there is Hindus temple in near caldera..carefully when you take steps to caldera small step and high. Don't bring children go up

Thank hartono k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

The sea of sand needs to be crossed to arrive at Mt Bromo and the caldera. It is a large area of volcanic sand and ash and gets very dusty when dry. We luckily went after a small shower the night before and the dust had settled. You can walk across it or the better option ride a horse.

Thank lynno54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Really nice walk along the sea of sand to reach Mt Bromo . Some people opted for a motorbike or horse to get them through it but personally use your legs and take your time, the ground is quite in even and at night/ early hours of the morning a touch was needed

Thank Viki B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

It was a first time unique experience for us walking through the Sand Sea to get to Mount Bromo as when it rained, we could feel sand it the raindrops coming down on us! It was a strange feeling.

Thank Gerard R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

After got a long trip from Surabaya Airport, we arrived at the mountain at 7p.m. take some food and rest to get prepair enjoy the sunrise. Start climbing at 3p.m, with so many others people. Try to ride a house but that's not as easy as the movie look like.

Thank Ianstep
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

An experience that should be integral part of the Bromo experience. Not a hard walk at all by the way.

Thank Jurgen B
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

It was different from seeing it on the internet, but special. It was something I have not seen on my travels.

Thank marietjiemartin

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