A TOUR TO MOUNT BROMO
Mount Bromo is probably the most visited volcano in Java island,Indonesia because of its nature beauty and culture,according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Bromo) Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 metres (7,641 ft) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known. The massif area is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.
Mount Bromo sits in the middle of a vast plain called the “Sea of Sand” (Javanese: Segara Wedi or Indonesian: Lautan Pasir), a protected nature reserve since 1919. The typical way to visit Mount Bromo is from the nearby mountain village of Cemoro Lawang. From there it is possible to walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes, but it is also possible to take an organised jeep tour, which includes a stop at the viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan (2,770 m or 9,088 ft) (Indonesian: Gunung Penanjakan). The viewpoint on Mount Penanjakan can also be reached on foot in about two hours. From inside the caldera, sulfur is collected by workers.
Depending on the degree of volcanic activity, the Indonesian Centre for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation sometimes issues warnings against visiting Mount Bromo.
How to get there…?
To reach Mount Bromo, you can fly to Juanda international airport in Surabaya. There are direct flights to Surabaya from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hongkong, Jakarta and Bali.
Sriwijaya Air flies twice daily from Jakarta to Malang.
From there, continue your journey to Mount Bromo by booking with a travel agent, or driving the Surabaya-Pasuruan-Wonokitri-Mount Bromo route. The journey will take about 3 hours. It is best for you to leave Surabaya at 23:00-24:00 in order to arrive in time for sunrise. Or you can stay overnight at one of the hotels at the village near to mount Bromo, to make sure that you are on the crater rim before sunrise, most people like to go to the view point(mt penanjakan 2700m asl) to get the best view for sun rise,you can rent jeep from local people otherwise you have to walk up because that be the only transportasion to go there.
Ponies can take you across the sand sea to the bottom of the steep stairs that leads to the crater.
What to eat…?
If you don’t bring food, the restaurants near Mount Bromo open daily. They generally provide various types of Indonesian traditional dishes such as rawon, soto ayam, fried rice, Rujak Cingur,etc.
Where to stay…?
There are many hotel and guest house at the village near mount bromo so don’t be so worry,some of the villager olso let their house for rental but in high season you need to book a little bit far otherwise you have to stay at the town near by like Surabaya, Malang, Pasuruan or Probolinggo then start bromo tour by midnight.
Here are some of the hotels there:
– Tosari village – Bromo cottage hotel
– Ancala inn
– Ngadisari village – Java Banana hotel
-Nadia guest house
-Ucik guest house
-Cemoro Lawang village -Lava view lodge
-Bromo permai hotel
-Cemara indah hotel
-Cafe lava hotel
-The temperature at Mt Bromo ranges from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius but the temperature may be 5 to 10 degree during the dry season. If you can’t stand cold weather, you should bring a jacket, gloves and a head cover or cap. After the sun rises, the weather becomes hot pretty fast.
Don’t forget to bring a camera or handycam so you can capture the natural beauty.
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