MT. BROMO TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

Mt.Bromo Tour

Here’s a detailed Bromo itinerary and budget. I also created a DIY Bromo Travel Guide and how to do the Bromo sunrise tour from Cemoro Lawang or Surabaya.   

Rugged peaks of the Tennger mountains pierce the morning mist in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The view here during sunrise is mesmeric, as the whispering lava sand and the nearby massif are draped by fog. This popular volcanic complex in East Java is composed of the jaw-dropping Mt.Batok, Mt.Bromo, Mt.Semeru, Mt. Widodaren, and the Tengger Caldera. It is one of the first Indonesian Parks established as a recreational and tourism resource because of its breath-snatching scenery, for watershed protection, and as safeguard zone when the volcanoes here erupt.  Its territory, which is dappled with casuarina trees, is actually composed of nature reserved and other protected areas with endemic plants and typical Java wildlife.

Over the years, Mt.Bromo has attracted throngs of tourists, but despite the crowd it brings, it remains undeniably stunning.  The name Bromo is believed to be derived from the Sanskrit word “Brahma”, the highest god in the Hindu religion, so, it’s actually a holy mountain for the locals.  Here’s a detailed Mt. Bromo travel guide with sample Mt.Bromo itinerary and budget to help you plan your trip. You can do it by joining a Mt.Bromo tour (group of private tour) or by doing a DIY Bromo travel.

 


ABOUT MT. BROMO


 

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The Tenggerese drew comfort from a legend that the same great lava flows that occasionally devastated their farms also protect their land. The Tenggerese (also Tengger) is a small group of indigenous people of Java living on the slopes of the Tengger mountains.  They are believed to be the only surviving bloodline of the Hindu-Majapahit Empire. But when the Dutch arrived and established plantation agriculture here, converting sprawling lands into the production of sugarcane and coffee, the Tenggerese were increasingly forced up into the mountains.

Based on anecdotes, sometime in the 14th century, Roro Anteng (the Princess of Majapahit Empire) with her husband Joko Seger fled to Bromo when their kingdom was gradually replaced by Islamic Rule. They ruled the place and named it “Tengger”, derived from their last name. While they formerly call their religion “Buddha Jawa”, their beliefs are said to be closer to Hinduism than Buddhism.

Despite the Kingdom’s success, the couple was unable to conceive an heir. So, they prayed to the gods of Bromo to give them successors. The gods granted their request, but in return they need to throw their last born into the crater as a sacrifice. The couple then had many children. But when their last child named Prince Kesuma was born. They refused to make him as an offer. This anger the gods and Mt.Bromo rumbled and spewed fire, fumes, and ash. This claimed the life of Prince Kesuma who was dragged to the volcano’s crater.

To appease the gods, the couple and their descendants held an annual ceremony called Kasodo at the temple on the foot of Bromo. On the 14th day, they all climbed the volcano and threw their offerings to the still angry crater.  This ceremony is still practiced today, as Mt.Bromo continue to simmer and spew white wisps of smoke rising into thin air.

 

 


BROMO PRE-TRAVEL GUIDE


Mt.Bromo climate

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MT.BROMO: The best season to visit Mt. Bromo is during the dry season – April to October. And the best months to visit are May to August with lesser chance of rain.

MT.BROMO TIMEZONE: GMT + 7 Hours (1 hour behind Manila)

BROMO CURRENCY AND MONEY EXCHANGE: The currency here is Indonesian rupiah (IDR), you can exchange money at Surabaya airport or at money exchange centers. However, the best rate is still the bank’s rate.  I prefer withdrawing from ATMs scattered in Surabaya or at Surabaya airport. Stack up cash (Indonesian Rupiah) as everything is on cash basis here.

Current exchange rate is IDR 14,470 = ₱52 = $1

BROMO ELECTRICITY: Type C and F, 230 Volts, 50Hz

BROMO WI-FI: Pick up your sim card upon arrival at Jakarta Airport to enjoy staying connected online with your 3G/4G connection.

 RESERVE HERE

 MT.BROMO THINGS TO BRING:

 Sneakers or hiking shoes

Hiking pants

Thick, warm, Jacket (if you don’t want to bring one since it’s bulky and will take up a space in your luggage, you can rent one at Penanjakan Hill)

Gloves (you can buy cheap gloves at Cemoro Lawang from touts)

Cotton shirt

Flashlight or headlamp

Sunscreen

Sunglasses

Scarf or mask

Water

 


WHERE TO STAY IN MT.BROMO


 
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There are 6 popular places to stay when visiting Bromo: Surabaya, Malang, Probolingo, Ngadisari, Wonokitri, and Cemoro Lawang.

 1. Surabaya

The capital of East Java, this is where the airport is located and is the farthest from Bromo. But budget hotels here are cheaper.

You can book cheap Bromo sunrise tour here for hassle-free travel. BOOK TOUR HERE.  If you want to maximize your tour, you can book a Marakapidura Waterfall + Bromo tour. DISCOUNTED HERE

 

BUDGET HOTELS IN SURABAYA

 West Surabaya Homey

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Oyo 179 68 Residence

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Max One’s Hotel

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Weta International Hotel

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  2.Malang

Another popular base for Bromo tour is Malang, about 1 hour away. There’s also an airport here but it’s quite hard to find flights. There’s a train station too, but the one in Probolingo is nearer to Bromo.

 

  3. Probolingo

This base is closer to Bromo compared to the two above. This is where the bus and train stations are located. There are also hotels in the area.

 4. Ngadisari

This village is about 3 km back towards Probolingo.  This is where I stayed during my 1st visit to Bromo in 2010, because the tour package I availed in Yogyakarta booked me in Yoschi Hotel, a rustic hotel with lots of character.

  5. Wonokitri

Also closer to Mt.Bromo, but I don’t have much information on this.

 6. Cemoro Lawang

This is the recommended area to stay for those on a budget as it is peppered with cheap homestays. This is also the closest to Mt. Bromo, located at the tip of the Tengger crater. Our hotel is located in this area on our most recent trip.

We stayed in Jiwa Jiwa Resort, a mid-ranged hotel in Cemoro Lawang.

Jiwa Jiwa Resort

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BUDGET HOTELS IN CEMORO LAWANG

Bromo Otix Guesthouse

Cemoro Lawang, Bromo

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Cahyo Homestay

Cemoro Lawang, Bromo

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Hotel Bromo Permai

Cemoro Lawang, Bromo

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Bromo Ecolodge

Cemoro Lawang, Bromo

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Bromo Camphouse

Cemoro Lawang, Bromo

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BROMO TRAVEL GUIDE


 

HOW TO GET TO MT.BROMO

  

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OPTION 1 (*Recommended if you have limited time.)


 

If you opt for this route, I recommend you do this if you are traveling alone:

  1. Fly from Jakarta  or Bali to Surabaya via Airasia.
  2. Join a group tour to Bromo.

 

Here’s a detailed Bromo Travel Guide from Surabaya:

 By Plane:

 

Juanda International Airport (Surabaya Airport) serves Sidorajo Regency in East Java.  It is located in Sedati, about 20 km drive from the city center. It is one of the nearest airports to Mt.Bromo, along with the Malang Airport (however, the flights to Malang from other parts of Indonesia is irregular).

 

If you are coming from Jakarta, Airasia has direct flights to Surabaya, the earliest flight leaves at 5:00 AM. Fare starts at $54.84 (₱/IDR728.20/SGD 73.62/MYR 446.62) and travel time is about 1 hour and 20-35 minutes.  Book here: Airasia.com

 

To get to Mt.Bromo by DIY travel, from Surabaya, you have to make your way to the town of Probolingo and then Cemoro Lawang.

 

SURABAYA AIRPORT TO SURABAYA CITY CENTER

 1.By Bus: There are several buses from Surabaya Airport to Surabaya City Center.  Fare is IDR 30,000 (₱111,$2,SGD 2.88, MYR 8.72)  and travel time is about 50 minutes.

 Bus Line 1: Surabaya Airport to Purabaya Station

Bus Line 2: Surabaya Airport to Ttanjung Perak Station

Bus Line 3: Surabaya Airport to Bunder Gresik Station

 

*Purabaya Station is the main bus station in Surabaya, with buses heading to Bromo and other parts of Surabaya.

 

2.By Private Car: If you want a hassle-free transfer, you can hire a private car to transfer you from the Surabaya Airport (Juanda Airport) to your hotel in Surabaya. Depending on the vehicle, it’s good for 2-3 and 4-5 passengers. Inclusive of driver, gas, toll fee, parking fee, and airport fee.

BOOK HERE

 

3.By Taxi: Fixed coupon cabs are available at Surabaya Airport. Travel time to the city center is about 40 minutes. Blue Bird Taxi are the most reliable.

 

4.By Ride Sharing: Gojek and Grab are available in Surabaya.

 

 


SURABAYA TO BROMO


 

 

By Tour:  Tour packages also abound in Surabaya to Mt.Bromo, usually include hassle-free transfer to Sukapura village or Cemoro Lawang where you ride the 4×4 jeep to Mt.Penanjakan Hill for the Mt.Bromo sunrise tour, and then transfer back to your hotel in Surabaya. I would recommend this if you are alone and you have limited time since you no longer have to deal with the touts when transferring between Probolingo and Cemoro Lawang. This tour package will end up cheaper if you are a solo traveler than doing DIY tour to Bromo from Surabaya that will involve staying overnight in Cemoro Lawang.

RESERVE BROMO TOUR HERE

 

By DIY Travel: If you plan to do a DIY Tour, here’s a step by step guide from Surabaya to Probolingo to Cemoro Lawang. Take note though that you will end up paying more than joining a tour package from Surabaya especially if you are a solo traveler, but if you want to soak in the atmosphere in Bromo and you want to do the tour at your own pace, by all means, do it DIY.

1.Go to Purabaya Bus Station in Surabaya.

2.At Purabaya Bus Station, ride a bus or minibus to Probolinggo. Travel time is about 3 hours.

3.At Probolingo, make your way to Bayuangga Bus Terminal.

4.At Bayuangga Bus Terminal, change to minibus to Cemoro Lawang. Fare is roughly IDR 35,000 per person. But the minibus only leaves once full, they need about 15 passengers. If you miss the bus or you can no longer wait for the bus to get full, you can pay for the other seats (around IDR 525,000 for the whole minibus), or split that cost with other tourists. If you miss the bus, you can go with those private taxi or bemo (minivan) to Cemoro Lawang. Prepare around IDR 350,000 for 1 taxi or bemo, depending on your haggling skill. Travel time is about 1.5 hours.

5.The minibus will stop over at the ticket office where passengers need to pay IDR 10,000 each as entrance fee to Cemoro Lawang.

6.At Cemoro Lawang, look for your hotel or homestay.

7. At Cemoro Lawang, rent a 4 x 4 jeep or go hike to Penanjakan Hill, the sunrise viewpoint. Touts will offer you the 4 x 4 jeepney, it’s up to you if you want to take this, prepare around IDR for 1 jeep, good for 3 persons.

Otherwise, you can hike for about 1 to 1.5 hours to the sunrise viewpoint. Ask for directions from your hotel staff. The 4×4 jeep will usually pick up tourists for the Bromo sunrise tour around 2:00 AM. If you are a solo traveler, you may also join group tours for 4×4 jeep instead of paying for the entire jeep, inquire with the travel agencies, your hotel or the touts.

Whether you will go by 4 x 4 jeep, motorcycle, or walk on foot, 2:00 – 2:30 AM is the recommended time to start your tour.

8.Pay the entrance fee for Mt.Bromo National Park. For foreigners, the fee is IDR 218,000 during weekdays and IDR 320,000 on weekends and holidays. For locals, fee is IDR 28,000 on weekdays and IDR 38,000 on holidays and weekends.

 

IMPORTANT: There are a lot of touts in bus stations in Probolingo to Cemoro Lawang, the yellow minibus will drop you at the private van or bus terminals owned by local tour agencies and convince you to take the “taxi” or bemo (minivan) with them (they do this because they get a commission for every passenger that books with the the tour operator). You can take it if you want, if not, just follow the directions above and make sure you use your Google Maps to check of you are actually at the public bus terminal called Bayuangga Bus Terminal. However, the public buses leaving for Cemoro Lawang will only leave once full. It could take up to 3:00 PM, after that, you have no choice but to avail of  those private van or bus. Use your haggling skills if that’s the case.

 

 


OPTION 2 (By Train + DIY Tour)


 

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SURABAYA TO PROBOLINGO TO CEMORO LAWANG


 If you’ll do this, here’s the summary:

 1.Train from Yogyakarta to Bromo, or if you are already in Surabaya, you can get on the train to Probolinggo.  But you have to head first to Surabaya Gubeng Station, about 20 km from Surabaya Airport.  You can go there by taxi or by ride sharing app – Grab.

2.Upon arrival at Probolingo Train Station, exit the station and walk opposite to the bus station.

3.Ride the yellow minibus to Bayuangga Station in Probolinggo.

4.Ride bemo to Cemoro Lawang.

5.Pay Cemoro Lawang entrance fee.

6.Check-in at hotel/homestay

7.Book Bromo sunrise group tour or rent a 4×4 jeep.

8.Pay Mt.Bromo National Park fee.

9.Bromo tour.

 

Here’s the comprehensive travel guide to Bromo from Yogyakarta and Probolinggo.

 

By Tour: When I first visited Mt.Bromo in 2010, I just joined a group tour package from Yogyakarta that includes an overnight stay in one of the hotels in Probolingo, one-way transfer to Probolingo, and Mt.Bromo sunrise tour via 4×4 jeepney. It was hassle-free, since you don’t have to deal with the touts. You can inquire the rates from tour agencies in Yogyakarta.

 By Train: There’s no Airasia flight from Yogyakarta to Surabaya, so, you either have to take a flight back to Jakarta and fly to Surabaya from there (like we did), or take the train from Yogyakarta to Probolingo.  Travel time is about 8 hours.

 There are 3 train stations in Yogyakarta with trains to Probolingo:

Tugu Station (Yogyakarta): This train station is in the city center (near Maliboro Street and the backpacker street of Sosrowijayan) with economy, executive, and business class trains.

Lempuyangan Station: Also located in Yogyakarta city but a little farther from the city center and Tugu Station. Check Google Maps. This is where you can board economy trains.

Wates Station: Has economy trains to Probolingo.

 

Fare:

Economy Class(Lempuyangan) – starts at ₱257.49 (IDR 70,000/$4.96/SGD 7)

Economy Class (Tugu Station) – starts at ₱827.63 (IDR 225,000/$15.96/SGD 21.47)

Business Class – starts at ₱827.63 (IDR 225,000/$15.96/SGD 21.47)

Executive Class – starts at ₱1,121.90 (IDR 305,000/$21.63/SGD 29.11)

 

Here’s the train schedule for Yogyakarta to Probolinggo:

Take note that the train station indicated below is the departure train station, all trains will arrive at Probolingo Station. Rates may change without prior notice. The earlier you book, the lower the price.

 

Train TypeTrain StationDepartureArrivalFare
EconomyWates08:12 AM05:35 PMIDR 70,000
EconomyLempuyangan08:57 AM05:35 PMIDR 70,000
EconomyLempuyangan07:00 AM04:10 PMIDR 88,000
BusinessTugu/Yogyakarta09:56 AM06:14 PMIDR 225,000
ExecutiveTugu/Yogyakarta09:56 AM06:14 PMIDR 305,000
BusinessTugu/Yogyakarta06:16 PM02:21 AMIDR 225,000
ExecutiveTugu/Yogyakarta06:16 PM02:21 AMIDR 305,000

 

Here’s the train schedule for Probolinggo to Yogyakarta:

Take note that the train station indicated below is the arrival train station, all trains will depart from Probolingo Station. Rates may change without prior notice. The earlier you book, the lower the price.

 

Train TypeArrival StationDepartureArrivalFare
EconomyLempuyangan08:07 AM04:17 PMIDR 70,000
EconomyWates08:07 AM05:03 PMIDR 70,000
EconomyLempuyangan11:00 AM07:25 PMIDR 88,000
BusinessTugu/Yogyakarta06:50 AM02:31 PMIDR 225,000
ExecutiveTugu/Yogyakarta06:50 AM02:31 PMIDR 305,000
BusinessTugu/Yogyakarta03:41 PM11:47 PMIDR 225,000
ExecutiveTugu/Yogyakarta03:41 PM11:47 PMIDR 305,000

 


PROBOLINGO TO CEMORO LAWANG


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Here’s a step by step guide from Probolingo to Cemoro Lawang.

 If arriving by train:

  1. Train from Yogyakarta to Probolingo. IDR 70,000 – IDR 305,000
  2. Arrive at Probolingo Train Station.
  3. Exit the train station. Walk to the opposite side and look for the yellow mini-buses to Bayuangga Bus Terminal. Ignore the touts saying those buses won’t go to the terminal or will leave late. They will talk you to take the private taxi where they will get a commission.
  4. Ride yellow minibus to Bayuangga Bus Terminal. Fare is IDR 5,000 – IDR 25,000 per person depending on your haggling skill. Transit time is about 10 minutes. Check Google Maps or the Map.me app to make sure you are the right bus terminal. The driver might drop you in front of a tour agency instead of the bus terminal itself, insist on being dropped off at the Bayuangga Bus Terminal, which is further down the road on the left side.
  5. At Bayuangga Bus Terminal, change to minibus to Cemoro Lawang. Fare is roughly IDR 35,000 per person. But it only leaves once full, they need about 15 passengers. If you miss the bus or you can no longer wait for the bus to get full, you can pay for the other seats (around IDR 525,000 for the whole minibus), or split that cost with other tourists. If you miss the bus, you can go with those private taxi or bemo (minivan) to Cemoro Lawang. Prepare around IDR 350,000 for 1 taxi or bemo, depending on your bargaining skill. Travel time is about 1.5 hours.
  6. The minibus will stop over at the ticket office where passengers need to pay IDR 10,000 per person as entrance fee to Cemoro Lawang.
  7. At Cemoro Lawang, look for your hotel or homestay.
  8. Touts will offer you the 4 x 4 jeepney. It’s up to you if you want to take this, prepare around IDR for 1 jeep, good for 3 persons. Otherwise, you can hike for about 45-60 minutes to the sunrise viewpoint. Ask for directions from your hotel staff. The 4×4 jeep will usually pick up tourists for the Bromo sunrise tour around 2:00 AM. If you are a solo traveler, you may also join group tours for 4×4 jeep instead of paying for the entire jeep, inquire with the travel agencies, your hotel or the touts.
  9. Pay the entrance fee for Mt.Bromo National Park. For foreigners, the fee is IDR 218,000 during weekdays and IDR 320,000 on weekends and holidays. For locals, fee is IDR 28,000 on weekdays and IDR 38,000 on holidays and weekends.

 

IMPORTANT: There are a lot of touts when doing a DIY travel from Probolingo to Cemoro Lawang, the yellow minibus will drop you at the private van or bus terminals owned by local tour agencies and convince you to take the “taxi” or bemo (minivan) with them. This makes it quite confusing and unfortunately many foreign travelers call this as a scam. You can take it if you want or just follow the directions above and make sure you use your Google Maps to check of you are actually at the public bus terminal called Bayuangga Bus Terminal. However, the public buses leaving for Cemoro Lawang will only leave once full. It could take up to 3:00 PM, after that, you have no choice but to avail of  those private van or bus.

You can try using Grab, but as per reviews on Tripadvisor, it only works around Probolingo. If you try to book to Cemoro Lawang (around IDR 180,000), the driver reportedly usually cancel the booking once near and will try to haggle the price with you. Some will also request you to walk a few meters away from the bus terminals for fear of retaliation from the touts or the bus drivers of private transport companies. They might charge extra, or ask for about IDR 550,000 to take you to Cemoro Lawang.

 


GETTING AROUND MT. BROMO


 

 

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You have 3 options to get to Mt.Bromo from Cemoro Lawang:

 1.By 4×4 jeep. Good for 3-4 persons. The most convenient. The sunrise tour typically starts at 2:00 AM to 2:30 AM. Here’s the rate of the 4 x4 jeep (Toyota Land Cruisers) in Bromo, good for 3 -4 persons. Use your haggling skills.

 

4×4 Jeep RentalLow SeasonHigh Season
Short TourIDR 500,000

(₱1,841 – $35 – SGD 48 – MYR 146)

IDR 600,000

(₱2,210 – $42 – SGD 58 – MYR 176)

Long TourIDR 700,000

(₱2,578 – $49 -SGD 67 – MYR 204)

IDR 850,000

(₱3,130 – $60 – SGD 82 – MYR 247)

 

2.By motorcycle. I wouldn’t recommend this unless you are with a local driver or you’re are a professional driver because the trail is really rocky, bumpy, and there’s a lot of 4×4 jeeps on the road.

3.By walking. If your hotel is in Cemoro Lawang, you can walk for about 1 hour to 1.5 hours to the sunrise viewpoint on Penanjakan Hill. If you have the energy, then by all means, do this. But this could take up your time. Make sure you bring a flashlight or headlamp, wear sunscreen and face masks because of the dust. If you want to go to the crater, you can ride a motorcycle from Penanjakan Hill  for about IDR 50,000 ((₱184 – $4 – SGD 5) or hike all the way down.

 

There are 2 popular sunrise viewing point for Mt.Bromo:

 1.Penanjakan Hill

2. 2nd Viewpoint down Penanjakan Hill

 

There’s a fee for the Mt.Bromo National Park:

 

TouristsWeekdaysWeekends and Holidays
ForeignersIDR 218,000

(₱803 – $15 – SGD 21)

IDR 320,000

(₱1,178 – $22 – SGD31)

LocalsIDR 27,500

(₱101 – $2 -SGD 27)

IDR 37,500

(₱1,381 -$26 -SGD 36)

 


THINGS TO DO IN MT.BROMO


 If you avail of the 4 x 4 jeepney tour, there are 2 kinds of tours: 

Short Tour: Bromo Sunrise (Penanjakan Hill)+ Bromo Crater

 Long Tour: Bromo Sunrise + Viewing Deck 2 + Lava Sand + Bromo Crater + Savannah Hill

 

Here are the things to do and attractions in Bromo.

1.Watch the sunrise: When visiting Bromo, do the sunrise tour because it’s pretty dreamy when the weather is good. You can witness the surreal sea of clouds surrounding the Bromo massif. It’s pretty dramatic if you ask me. However, be prepared for the crowd. It is pretty crowded even on regular days. Much more on weekends and holidays.

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TIP: There’s a secluded spot below the paved viewing deck at Penanjakan Hill, but it is pretty slippery and dark. So, if you plan to go there, be very careful. Make sure you have a headlamp or flashlight. Not recommended for the elderly and kids.

 

2.Photo op at the Lava Sand – Sea of ash and sand surrounding Mt.Bromo. Great spot for photo op.

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3.Climb the Bromo Crater  – Yes, you can actually climb Mt.Bromo, on foot or by riding a horse  half-way to the volcano.

 

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4.Stop Over at the Savannah – If you’re going for the long tour in Bromo, you will stop at the Savannah Hill. It’s a stunning, green landscape that reminds me of  the hills of Batanes. One of my favorite spots in Mt.Bromo.

 

 


MT.BROMO ITINERARY


This Mt. Bromo itinerary for 3 days 2 nights, this is good if you plan to base in Surabaya.  So, this is basically like a day tour to Bromo from Surabaya.

If you will base in Cemoro Lawang, I have created a separate detailed Surabaya Itinerary for you below.

*Hotel and flights not included (you can refer to the “Where to Stay in Mt.Bromo” section above for hotel prices. You can easily find budget hotels in Surabaya for $10  or less. For flights, check Airasia’s website, regular fares usually start at IDR 904,220 (₱/$68/SGD 91/MYR 277) one-way. Rates indicated below may change without prior notice.

mt.bromo itinerary

 


Mt.Bromo Itinerary 2 days 2 nights (if Surabaya is your base.) Mt.Bromo Tour Only


 

DAY 1

ACTIVITIES

10:25 AMETD Jakarta via Airasia flight
12:10 PMETA Surabaya
01:40 PMLunch IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
02:20 PMBus Line 1 to Surabaya City Center (Purabaya Station)
 

IDR 30,000 (111,$2,SGD 2.88, MYR 8.72) 

03:20 PMETA Surabaya. Grab or Taxi to hotel.
03:35 PMHotel check-in. Freshen up. Sleep.
07:00 PMDinner IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
07:30 PMSleep. Set alarm to 11:00 PM
11:00 PMPrepare for Mt.Bromo sunrise tour

Day 1 Expenses

IDR 130,000 (₱481,$10,SGD 12, MYR 37)

Day 2

Mt.Bromo Sunrise Tour

12:00 MidnightMt. Bromo Sunrise Tour.Depart for Sakapura Village
DISCOUNTED TOUR HERE
IDR 895,000 (₱3,322,$64,SGD 86,MYR 260)
03:00 AMETA Sukapura Village. Transfer to 4×4 Jeep
04:30 AMETA Mt.Penanjakan Hill. Coffee break.
05:00 AMBromo Sunrise
06:00 AMTransfer to Mt.Bromo crater.
07:00 AMVolcano climbing.
08:00 AMWhispering Sand + Luhur Temple
09:00 AMBreakfast.  (FREE with tour package)
09:30 AMDrive back to Surabaya
12:00 PMETA Surabaya.
12:30 PMFreshen up. Check out.
01:00 PMLunch IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
02:00 PMHead to Purabaya Station
02:30 PMBus to Airport. IDR 25,000 (93,$2,SGD 2, MYR 7)
03:30 PMETA Surabaya Airport.
06:30 AMETD Jakarta or next destination
10:00 AMETA Jakarta
 

Day 2 Expenses

IDR 970,000 (₱3,600 /$70 /SGD 93/ MYR 282) 

 

TOTAL EXPENSES

IDR 1,095,000 (₱3,785 /$80 /SGD 105/ MYR 319) 

 


Mt.Bromo Itinerary 3 days 2 nights (if Surabaya is your base.) Mt.Bromo + Madakipura Waterfall


 

 

DAY 1

ARRIVAL

10:25 AMETD Jakarta via Airasia flight
12:10 PMETA Surabaya
01:40 PMLunch IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
02:20 PMBus Line 1 to Surabaya City Center (Purabaya Station)
 

IDR 25,000 (₱93,$2,SGD 2, MYR 7)

03:20 PMETA Surabaya. Grab or Taxi to hotel.
03:35 PMHotel check-in. Freshen up. Sleep.
07:00 PMDinner IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
07:30 PMSleep. Set alarm to 11:00 PM
11:00 PMPrepare for Mt.Bromo sunrise tour
 

Day 1 Expenses

IDR 125,000 (₱463,$10,SGD 12, MYR 37) 

 

Day 2

Mt.Bromo Sunrise tour + Madakapikura Waterfall

12:00 MidnightStart of Bromo Sunrise Tour +  Madakapikura Falls

IDR 980,000 (₱3,637,$69.65,SGD 94.15,MYR 285)

 RESERVE TOUR HERE
03:00 AMETA Sukapura Village. Transfer to 4×4 Jeep
04:30 AMETA Mt.Penanjakan Hill. Coffee break.
05:00 AMBromo Sunrise
06:00 AMTransfer to Mt.Bromo crater
07:00 AMVolcano climbing
08:00 AMWhispering Sand + Luhur Temple
09:00 AMBreakfast.  (FREE with tour package)
10:00 AMDrive to Madakapikura Falls
11:00 AMETA Madakapikura Falls.(FREE  entrance with tour)
 

Entrance Fee: IDR 21,000 (₱78,$1.49,SGD 2,MYR 6)

02:00 PMLunch (FREE with tour package)
02:30 PMDrive back to Surabaya
05:00 PMETA  hotel in Surabaya
05:30 PMFreshen up.
07:00 PMDinner. IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
09:00 PMSleep
Day 2 ExpensesIDR 980,000 (₱3,637,$69.65,SGD 94.15,MYR 285)
  

Day 3

DEPARTURE

05:00 AMHead to Purabaya Station
05:30 AMBus to Airport. IDR 25,000 (93,$2,SGD 2, MYR 7)
06:30 AMETA Surabaya Airport
08:30 AMETD Jakarta or next destination
10:00 AMETA Jakarta
 

Day 3 Expenses

IDR 25,000 (₱93,$2,SGD 2, MYR 7) 

  
 

Total Expenses

IDR 1,130,000 (₱4,193 / $81.65 /SGD 108.15 / MYR 329) 

  

 

 


DIY Mt Bromo Itinerary 2 days 1 night (if Cemoro Lawang is your base)


 

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I will have 2 sample Day 1 itineraries, option 1 is for those arriving in Surabaya by plane and option 2 is for those arriving in Probolinggo by train.

 

Option 1 (If arriving by airplane at Surabaya).

 

*Sample budget doesn’t include airfare, hotel, tips, and souvenirs.

 

 

DAY 1

ARRIVAL

05:30 AMETD Jakarta
07:05 AMETA Surabaya
07:30 AMBus Line 1 to Purabaya Bus Station in Surabaya City center

IDR 25,000 (93,$2,SGD 2, MYR 7) 

09:00 AMBus to Probolinggo.

IDR 35,000 (₱130, $3,SGD 10, MYR 10) 

12:00 PMETA Cemoro Lawang.
Head to Bayuangga Bus Terminal.
12:30 PMMinibus to Cemoro Lawang. Need 15 passengers to go.
 

IDR 35,000 (₱130, $3,SGD 10, MYR 10) per person

 Or pay for the full bus.
 IDR 525,000 (₱130, $37,SGD 50, MYR 153)
 Or rent taxi/bemo from touts.
 IDR 350,000 (₱1299, $25,SGD 34, MYR 102)
03:00 PMETA Cemoro Lawang. Pay entrance fee.
 IDR 10,000 (₱37, $0.71,SGD 0.96, MYR 3)
03:30 PMHotel check-in. Freshen up.  BOOK HOTEL/HOMESTAY HERE
Pay Mt.Bromo National Park Fee (For Foreigners)
Weekdays – IDR 218,000 (₱803 – $15 – SGD 21 – MYR 63)
Weekends – IDR 320,000  (₱1,178 – $22 – SGD31 – MYR 93)
04:00 PMRent 4×4 jeep for Bromo Tour. Good for 3-4 persons.
IDR 125,000 (₱464, $9, SGD 12, MYR 36) per person
 

Low Season 4×4 Jeep Rental:

 IDR 500K (1,841, $35, SGD 48, MYR 146 ) – Short Tour
 IDR 600K (₱2,210, $42, SGD 58, MYR 175) – Long Tour
 High Season 4×4 Jeep Rental:
 IDR 700,000 (₱2,578 – $49 -SGD 67 – MYR 204) – Short Tour
 IDR 850,000 (₱3,130 – $60 – SGD 82 – MYR 247) – Long Tour
06:00 PMEarly Dinner. IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
06:30 PMSleep.
Day 1 ExpensesIDR  498,000 (₱ 1,842/$36.71/SGD 50.96 / MYR144 ) 
  

DAY 2

MT. BROMO SUNRISE TOUR

02:30 AMRide 4×4 Jeep. Pick up at hotel/homestay
03:30 AMETA Mt.Penanjakan Hill. Coffee break.
05:00 AMBromo Sunrise
06:00 AMTransfer to Mt.Bromo crater
07:00 AMVolcano climbing
08:00 AMWhispering Sand + Luhur Temple
09:00 AMBreakfast.  (FREE with tour package)
09:30 AMDrive back to Hotel. Freshen up.
11:00 PMLunch. IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
12:00 PMHotel check-out.
12:30 PMBus to Bayuangga Bus Terminal in Cemoro Lawang.
IDR 35,000 (₱130, $3,SGD 10, MYR 10) per person
02:30 PMBus to Probolinggo.
IDR 35,000 (₱130, $3,SGD 10, MYR 10) per person
05:30 PMETA Probolingo. Head to Probolinggo Train Station.
 Ride yellow bus to Probolinggo Bus station opposite train station.
 IDR 5,000 – IDR 25,000 per person
 Walk to Probolingo Train Station.
05:45 PMOr take bus to Purabaya Station in Surabaya.
 IDR 35,000 (₱130, $3,SGD 10, MYR 10) per person
08:45 PMETA Surabaya
09:00 PMDinner. IDR 50,000 (₱185,$4,SGD 5,MYR 15)
10:00 PMSleep
Day 2 ExpensesIDR 205,000  (₱760/$38/SGD 40/ MYR 60) 
  
 

Day 3

Fly back to Jakarta or next destination

05:00 AMHead to Purabaya Station
05:30 AMBus to Airport. IDR 25,000 (93,$2,SGD 2, MYR 7) 
06:30 AMETA Surabaya Airport
08:30 AMETD Jakarta or next destination
10:00 AMETA Jakarta
Day 3 ExpensesIDR 25,000 (93,$2,SGD 2, MYR 7) 
  
 

TOTAL EXPENSES

 

IDR  728,000 (₱ 2,695/$ 76.71/SGD 92.96/ MYR 211 ) 

 

 


DAY 1 Option 2 (If arriving by airplane at Surabaya). Follow Day 2 and Day 3 above


 

*Sample budget doesn’t include airfare, hotel, tips, and souvenirs.

If arriving by train in Probolinggo late in the afternoon or evening. Since the last trip of buses to Cemoro Lawang  is usually around 3:30 PM, you can stay overnight at Probolinggo and rent a 4×4 from there or join group tour.

  

 

DAY 1

ARRIVAL

 

09:56 AM

ETD Yogyakarta (Tugu Station)

 

06:14 PM

ETA Probolingo Station

 

06:30 PM

Exit the train station.

 

07:00 PM

Since you are arriving late and most likely no more public bus

  

to Cemoro Lawang from Probolingo, unless you are renting the

  

Entire bus. You might as well take the offer of touts, rent a taxi/

  

bemo to Cemoro Lawang.Share cost with other tourists.

  

Rate is usually IDR 350,000 (₱1299, $25,SGD 34, MYR 102)

 

10:00 PM

ETA Cemoro Lawang. Pay entrance fee.

  

IDR 10,000 (₱37, $0.71,SGD 0.96, MYR 3)

10:30 PMHotel check-in. Freshen up.  BOOK HOTEL/HOMESTAY HERE
 Pay Mt.Bromo National Park Fee (For Foreigners)
11:00 PMRent 4×4 jeep for Bromo Tour. Good for 3-4 persons.
11:30 PMSleep.

 

 


MT.BROMO TRAVEL TIPS


 

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Stack up cash when visiting Bromo, everything is on cash basis.

 

Bromo sunrise tours usually starts at 2:30 AM, so if you are arriving late in the afternoon or at night in Cemoro Lawang, you need to find a 4×4 jeep for rent as soon as you arrive.

 

Based on the itinerary above, if you are a solo traveler, the most practical and cheaper option if you have limited time is to fly to Surabaya via Airasia, book a budget hotel in Surabaya, and then join the group tour to Mt.Bromo.

 


ALSO READ:

YOGYAKARTA ITINERARY

JAKARTA ITINERARY

BALI ITINERARY

GILI TRAWANGAN TRAVEL GUIDE

 


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