Spend two days exploring East Java and its stunning volcano on a tour from Surabaya. Take in the stunning views over the course of two days from the village of Cemara Lawang and Mount Pananjakan. Stop at the Madakaripura Waterfalls, take a hike across the black Sea of Sand on the edge of Mount Bromo, and admire the scenic views before heading back to Surabaya or Malang.
Take an overnight excursion from Surabaya to Mount Bromo
Admire the beautiful natural landscapes and hike across black sand
Watch a stunning sunrise from Mount Pananjakan
All lodging, entrance fees, transport, and breakfast are included
You will be picked up in Surabaya at 09:30. That can be anywhere as longs as it is in the city.
You will need about 3 hours to reach Cemara Lawang village, as it is not the distance, but Java's traffic conditions that will slow you down.
On route from Surabaya to Cemara Lawang village you will visit the enchanting Madakaripura waterfalls. These waterfalls are a hidden treasure and holy to the local Tengger Hindu people.
Once the car parked it is a 15 min motorbike ride (with driver) to the entrance of the waterfall. From the entrance it is an fairly easy 30 min walk one way. But, be ready to get wet.
Once can only visit the waterfalls when it isn't raining of hasn't been raining heavily as then the water flow off the waterfall is too dangerous to get near.
The village Cemara Lawang is beautifully situated at the edge of the caldera. Beautiful views from this village guaranteed.
Explore local village life, drink a cup of coffee or tea in a local home, meet the farmers out in the field, visit the local market.
And best of it all, you will get to see the sunset (of course depending on weather conditions)....
You will spend the night in Cafe Lava Hostel (or similar, depends on the availability at booking)
Sunrise at mount Penanjakan - Sand Sea - Luhur Poten temple - Bromo crater - Surabaya
Around 03:00 in the morning your Jeep is ready for departure. You will be driven to one of the highest and most famous viewpoints, namely Penanjakan.
If weather conditions permits you to, you can see the sunrise at an altitude of 2.770 m. On clear days, you can also see the highest mountain on Java, Mount Semeru, and the Java Sea north of mount Bromo.
After the sun has risen and you feel warm again, you will continue the ride by Jeep. You will be heading down mount Penanjakan and into the Sand Sea.
The black volcanic ashen Sea of Sand is a long stretch of about 10 km and borders the Bromo volcano at the northern side. If you wish to walk in this moonlike landscape, ask the driver to stop the Jeep.
The Jeep will park in the Sand Sea and near Luhur Poten temple. Then it is a 45 min hike one way to the top of mount Bromo. Onroute you will pass the Luhur Poten temple. Most often it is closed, but when open just ask to take a look inside.
Once back at your Jeep, you will be driven back to your hotel to have breakfast. And, have a refreshing shower and maybe a short rest before checking out.
Then you will be heading back to Surabaya city.