Mount Bromo
Mount Bromo
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Soaring over 2300 meters above sea level, Mount Bromo is the only active volcano inside Java's spectacular Tengger Caldera national park.
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  • Alex H
    Port St. Mary, United Kingdom2,599 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must see in Java
    Absolutely recommend doing with a guide as they will take you to the best sunrise spots, as well as sort out your ticket entry. They will also organise the jeep up to the viewpoint, the drive across the volcanic plain and the eventual hike up and around the crater. Breathtaking scenery and one where you can hear the sound of the lava bubbling and the tectonic plates moving. A must do in Java.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2023
  • penotti77
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t ride the horses!!
    We visited Bromo and we brought via jeep, like many other tourists, after the sunrise, you are taken down again to the wide sandy area, where they will try to have you take a horse to the crater. As many reviewers have said already, the horses are not treated well and are in fact small ponies that will have to carry too heavy loads. We refused to do this and left. Animals should never be mistreated for people’s pleasure
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 17, 2023
  • moira0606
    Cardiff, United Kingdom346 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Bromo
    What a blast. This was the first of our volcano on our Indonesia trip and Bromo did not disappoint. Memories of the sunrise will last a lifetime and I keep thinking how fortunate I am to have seen it. The treat was not hard at all and I am 59 year old female who is reasonably fit and active. The sunrise took my breath away. Just do it and you won't regret it. I won't lie the last steps up to the crater was a killer but just take brakes when needed. I would not have missed it for the World.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Komator
    Barcelona, Spain883 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply breathtaking
    Mount Bromo is one of the most famous volcanoes in Java, and it's truly impressive. You can visit on your own or join an organized tour. The prices for organized excursions are similar, and they all more or less follow the same itinerary: you'll need to wake up very early in the morning, leaving the hotel around 2:30-3am. You'll ride in a jeep to a viewpoint located on the outer rim of the volcano's caldera (Bromo is one of the volcanoes inside the Penanjakan caldera). From there, you'll witness the sunrise. The earlier you arrive, the less you'll have to walk from the jeep to the viewpoint. The views are spectacular, creating a lunar-like landscape that, as the sun rises, illuminates the volcanoes. It's truly breathtaking! Afterward, you'll descend in a jeep to a location near Mount Bromo. There, you'll find some shops and people offering horseback rides to the volcano. The walk is relatively easy, flat, and covers a couple of kilometers. Then, you'll climb up to the volcano, about 500 meters. However, everything is well-prepared, with stairs provided, making it not very challenging. Once you reach the top, you'll get to see the crater (when we were there, there were fumaroles and a smell of sulfur).
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2023
  • Oliver Tang
    138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic mountain
    Visited here in November 2023 and stayed in Hotel Lereng Bromo.( a nearby hotel) Started out at 3am on a beautifully restored Toyota jeep to the sunrise view point. Already there were tourists but according to our guide, weekdays are ok but public holidays, huge crowds. So try not to come during those days. Able to see a volcano up close is sublime and awe-inspiring You see the steam spurting out and can even hear it hiss and growl too! The view of the volcano and crater from afar is beautiful and majestic with the mists swirling about. When ascend up the the rim, the view is scary and intimidating. Not suprising, that people worshipped this as a god But the road there is really winding. Those who are prone to motion sickness better be prepared! After the sunrise point, do go down to the desert/ crater view early before the horde. We were the first to arrived there and hence was spared the dust kicked up by tourists,horses and bikes You can either walk across the desert area ( about 0.6km ) or take a horse ride or bike. Didnt want to ride the horses at first, but felt sorry for the animals and the owners and was feeling lazy too. So took the ride, which cost IDR 100,000 per trip ( about 30 ringgit) which was reasonable. (Told the horse owner to make sure the horse gets fed, and dont pocket it all ) Thank goodness, I rode there, bcos on reaching the crater, there is a long exhausting flight of steps to the rim of the crater. Like i said, the view up here is awesome and intimidating. I threw the bouquet of dried flowers bought earlier at the foot of the stairs as a token of respect and thanks for a safe trip. My guide said the best time to come is in April, just after the rainy season when the surrounding desert is abloom with flowers and the view less desolate All in all a memorable visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 13, 2023
  • TravelAus
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam715 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entrance fee is ridiculous, this is a way to see Bromo essentially for free.
    The view this morning was incredible! We hired a dirt bike in Malang and found a funny hill that has gone viral on Instagram etc. it worked out incredibly well as it bypasses the main gates to the national park, I don’t have an issue paying a fee but at 350k per head on a weekend is ridiculous. If you are comfortable on a bike I would suggest doing what we have done. Set your destination from Malang as mentigen hill and take the top route across through the town called Sugro, this will be the furthest in time, google maps shows 2 hours, you will come out halfway up the hill to the viewpoints, if you’re staying on the other side of bromo near mentigen hill you will have to cross the sea of sand, it is incredibly thick that side so take care. Hopefully this helps.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 19, 2023
  • Okky Transporter
    Malang, Indonesia74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bromo sunrise
    Mount Bromo is renowned for its breathtaking sunrise views. Visitors often wake up early to witness the sunrise over the caldera, with Mount Bromo and other surrounding peaks creating a dramatic and picturesque scene. The Sea of Sand, which surrounds the volcano, adds to the unique and otherworldly landscape.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 25, 2023
  • Fani
    Malang, Indonesia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bromo on 2 wheels
    Lets join our guided funtrail tour to Bromo, avoiding crowded, adventuring, and gorgeous views of the off beaten path. we'll go through country road and make stop at a waterfall for pictures, then get to the jungle. Send me to +6281219807325 for detils and information. Available in English and Japanesse. Tx
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 8, 2024
  • Irini Lin
    Belfast, United Kingdom96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    The trip was amazing. We start out at 1.30 to wait for the sunrise and after that we hiked to the crater of the volcano. It was amazing hearing the roaring of the earth. Walking along the crater was both thrilling and fantastic and words cannot describe my feelings of the experience. However, I would say spare the poor horses and refrain from riding them as they seemed to have difficulty in breathing. After all the path to the crater was not as challenging as one would have imagined.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 29, 2024
  • ChelviGanesan
    Ipoh, Malaysia127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    We were at the gathering point around 3am. Our guide asked us to wait a while, till around 4am to start going up to the sunrise point. It was around 10 minutes hike. The sky was full of bright stars. Since there were quite a number of people walking up, we didn't really managed to take many photos there. But once reaching the sunrise point, our guide took us to a particular spot and asked us to wait till sunrise and he will join us. The spot was amazing, and we were lucky to be earlier there. After the sunrise, we came down and moved to the crater. You can choose to walk or ride horses. The people around there depend on this as their income so we paid a little extra. Something I personally didn't mind since it was not only tiring for the horses but also to the horse handlers. Once you reach the foot of the mountain, you will need to climb up around 250 staircases to the crater.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 2, 2024
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Kim A
Surabaya, Indonesia160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This is a March 2021 review, so Pandemic review. It was like the country had never heard of it or the protocols that were supposed to be in place. It was so uncomfortable with people all around us not wearing masks and sitting so close that we left before sunrise, it was just too much. We went on a Wednesday night, Thursday being a Muslim holiday, so technically we were there Thursday morning. The people we chose to arrange for our jeeps were very kind and helpful. the jeeps seat five, but being a wide-ass American, I know what five seats mean. The front seat is for driver and passenger - where the tallest one should sit, the back seats sit against the side window with two and two facing each other. Be aware that you are climbing up and the infrastructure is tight and curvy. We went to the farthest lookout point for the sunrise, not sure of the name, it had a concrete leveled structure for people to sit on. Very few people had their masks on or if they had a mask it covered their chin and not their mouth and nose. The hawkers are walking and stepping through you and around you. They are tenacious. The ground is cold, bring a blanket to sit on. We left for the sunrise, it was toooo much. It would not have been fun for anyone for me to get angrier than I already was. We did not go to Bromo, we decided to leave. We did not want to deal with numerous, unmasked strangers walking beside us. I had read that we need to make reservations before going bc the Park was painting how many people were entering the park so COVID protocols could be handled. That was fake news. I am just giving you a heads up if this concerns you. You may notice on the way up to the tour and on the way down the lack of mask and 6 feet in the small villages/cities. Maybe some other time or not a sunrise?
Written March 14, 2021
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Mugenbromo
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Bromo is an active volcano located in the district of Probolinggo according to geographic maps. The only city that has public transportation directly to Bromo, the nearest village is Ngadisari, Cemoro Lawang sub-village.

There are dozens of Hotels and Homestay that you can easily booking through the online booking application
Written March 4, 2020
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Ellen W
Jakarta, Indonesia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
we came early in the morning (around 1 am from malang) ride a jeep to Mount Bromo. the guide is very friendly, the ride is very adventurous (beware for those who have motion sickness) but I really enjoy it. the sunrise is amazing, the bromo crater is worth all the very-far-away-walk, but you can also ride a horse. everything is superb.
Written February 11, 2020
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Oliver Tang
Sungai138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Visited here in November 2023 and stayed in Hotel Lereng Bromo.( a nearby hotel) Started out at 3am on a beautifully restored Toyota jeep to the sunrise view point. Already there were tourists but according to our guide, weekdays are ok but public holidays, huge crowds. So try not to come during those days.
Able to see a volcano up close is sublime and awe-inspiring
You see the steam spurting out and can even hear it hiss and growl too!
The view of the volcano and crater from afar is beautiful and majestic with the mists swirling about.
When ascend up the the rim, the view is scary and intimidating. Not suprising, that people worshipped this as a god
But the road there is really winding. Those who are prone to motion sickness better be prepared!
After the sunrise point, do go down to the desert/ crater view early before the horde. We were the first to arrived there and hence was spared the dust kicked up by tourists,horses and bikes
You can either walk across the desert area ( about 0.6km ) or take a horse ride or bike. Didnt want to ride the horses at first, but felt sorry for the animals and the owners and was feeling lazy too. So took the ride, which cost IDR 100,000 per trip ( about 30 ringgit) which was reasonable. (Told the horse owner to make sure the horse gets fed, and dont pocket it all ) Thank goodness, I rode there, bcos on reaching the crater, there is a long exhausting flight of steps to the rim of the crater.
Like i said, the view up here is awesome and intimidating. I threw the bouquet of dried flowers bought earlier at the foot of the stairs as a token of respect and thanks for a safe trip. My guide said the best time to come is in April, just after the rainy season when the surrounding desert is abloom with flowers and the view less desolate
All in all a memorable visit.
Written November 14, 2023
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain883 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Mount Bromo is one of the most famous volcanoes in Java, and it's truly impressive. You can visit on your own or join an organized tour. The prices for organized excursions are similar, and they all more or less follow the same itinerary: you'll need to wake up very early in the morning, leaving the hotel around 2:30-3am.
You'll ride in a jeep to a viewpoint located on the outer rim of the volcano's caldera (Bromo is one of the volcanoes inside the Penanjakan caldera). From there, you'll witness the sunrise. The earlier you arrive, the less you'll have to walk from the jeep to the viewpoint. The views are spectacular, creating a lunar-like landscape that, as the sun rises, illuminates the volcanoes. It's truly breathtaking!
Afterward, you'll descend in a jeep to a location near Mount Bromo. There, you'll find some shops and people offering horseback rides to the volcano. The walk is relatively easy, flat, and covers a couple of kilometers. Then, you'll climb up to the volcano, about 500 meters. However, everything is well-prepared, with stairs provided, making it not very challenging. Once you reach the top, you'll get to see the crater (when we were there, there were fumaroles and a smell of sulfur).
Written October 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TravelAus
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The view this morning was incredible! We hired a dirt bike in Malang and found a funny hill that has gone viral on Instagram etc. it worked out incredibly well as it bypasses the main gates to the national park, I don’t have an issue paying a fee but at 350k per head on a weekend is ridiculous. If you are comfortable on a bike I would suggest doing what we have done. Set your destination from Malang as mentigen hill and take the top route across through the town called Sugro, this will be the furthest in time, google maps shows 2 hours, you will come out halfway up the hill to the viewpoints, if you’re staying on the other side of bromo near mentigen hill you will have to cross the sea of sand, it is incredibly thick that side so take care. Hopefully this helps.
Written November 19, 2023
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hockdr
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Jan. 03, 2023 Foggy weather, few tourists, little traffic. The bus driver in Probolinggo directed us to his friends in the Jeep, who had to pay the same amount once again. This included the national park entrance fee, but we did not see that it was paid for. The price (if I remember correctly, it was 750k) included access to the caldera and the 1st lookout point. Due to the foggy weather, they only took us halfway to the lookout point, and then to the caldera parking lot. They ask for another 200k for each additional stop. After we finally got away from them, the weather cleared, so we walked up to the 2nd viewpoint. They didn't even offer to help, wait, etc., the job was done on their part and they just let us go without us seeing anything.
So if someone spares a couple of hours, the jeep will only take you halfway to the caldera anyway, and the 1st lookout point can be reached from the 2nd as well, and you will be richer for an unforgettable walk and some money.
The view is great, but not quite like the telescopic lens's stock photos. A bit of a disappointment, but really cool.
Also, don't miss the Madakaripura waterfall!!!
Written January 27, 2023
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thisismerere
Surabaya, Indonesia183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I went to Bromo last December with my family (parents, siblings, cousins). We are kind of anti-mainstream that we didn't choose to do the midnight-early morning tour like other people usually do. We chose to go there nearly midday and travel around until the afternoon (nearly evening though). However, we still have the tour service, complete with the jeep and tour guide, we even got some gloves and beanies, not to forget LUNCH included in the tour!

We arrived at Pasir Berbisik Hills just right after the drizzle. It was cool (not too cold but we still need to wear jackets or jumpers) and luckily it was not too dusty. The tour guide told us it is usually dusty if it doesn't rain. We then visited Teletubbies Hills and went to the other side of the area called Love Hills (Bukit Cinta) to take pictures.

It was definitely a fun hike, my parents could do it regardless their age and physical condition. Also, the great view and fresh air really helped me to relax.
Written May 12, 2020
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Ineke_from_XGetaway
Belgium74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This is one you will want to wake up for! The sunrise view is absolutely spectacular and it's also quite the adventure to drive with the jeep through the Sea of Sand afterwards.

We were lucky to have a personal guide and driver so we could do this as part of a 3-day tour of East Java together with Mount Ijen and the highest waterfall on Java, Madakaripura. And that is was a cheap 3-day tour and not even as expensive as a Bromo-only tour package most agencies offer.

I mention the driver and guides' names and phone numbers in my blog which you can find in the 'Visit Mount Bromo and Ijen' blog on my website xgetaway. :)
Written October 6, 2022
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ChelviGanesan
Ipoh, Malaysia127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We were at the gathering point around 3am. Our guide asked us to wait a while, till around 4am to start going up to the sunrise point.
It was around 10 minutes hike.
The sky was full of bright stars. Since there were quite a number of people walking up, we didn't really managed to take many photos there.
But once reaching the sunrise point, our guide took us to a particular spot and asked us to wait till sunrise and he will join us.

The spot was amazing, and we were lucky to be earlier there.
After the sunrise, we came down and moved to the crater.
You can choose to walk or ride horses. The people around there depend on this as their income so we paid a little extra. Something I personally didn't mind since it was not only tiring for the horses but also to the horse handlers.
Once you reach the foot of the mountain, you will need to climb up around 250 staircases to the crater.
Written March 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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