What is the best way to visit the Bromo?

The Bromo can be reached in different ways:

The Bromo from Malang

The most beautiful way to visit the Bromo vulcano is the route from Malang. The travel time between Malang and Bromo is approximately 5 hours by car.

You can make the trip shorter by transferring to a jeep in Tumpang (to be rented separately; your own driver takes your luggage on the paved roads to the Bromo).

The trip by jeep is adventurous and you will experience the special Tengger landscape in all its aspects. You drive over a narrow ridge where the jeeps can hardly pass each other. If you wish, you can take a short walk to a waterfall, then drive through a misty forest and past the villages and fields of the Tengger people. Eventually you will arrive at the desert landscape of the Tengger in which the Bromo is situated.

When you arrive at the end of the day it is relatively quiet on the Bromo. A good time to climb the Bromo.

From Surabaya or Probolinggo

It is a 4-hour drive from Surabaya. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from Probolinggo. With your driver you drive to the Bromo volcano.

From Yogyakarta or Denpasar

It is approximately 11 hours by car from Yogyakarta. It is also about an 11-hour drive from Denpasar in Bali. Most people experience this long journey as very tiring and this can be difficult. So if possible, try to find more room in your travel schedule for a more relaxed visit.

Sunrise

You can spend the night in Cemoro Lawang, a village on the edge of the large old Tengger crater.

Early in the morning you drive in the dark with a jeep (to be rented separately) to a higher view point where you can see the sunrise behind the Bromo. Spectacular views, which almost nobody wants to miss.

It is cold at the Bromo, around 5 to 10 C degrees. So bring along warm clothing.

Entrance fee

For a visit to the national park where the Bromo is located you pay an entrance fee (around 22 euros per person on weekends or public holidays and about 16 euros during the week). In addition, you also pay for renting the jeep (mandatory if you want to drive unto the Bromo.)

Please take notice

On some Hindu holidays the area around the Bromo is prohibited for motorized vehicles. It is still possible to visit the Bromo. The car can be parked at the entrance of the old Tengger caldera and you can admire the Bromo and the old Tengger crater peacefully on foot, by horse or by bike.

During the Hindu holiday hari Nyepi the Bromo is closed.

The Kasada festival takes place on different days every day. These days the local Tengger population offers sacrifices to the Bromo. An impressive event, witnessed by many visitors.