If you are planning a short escape to Indonesia but still confused about which attraction to visit, you should really consider Mount Bromo.
Standing at 2,329 meters high, Mount Bromo is one of Indonesia's most popular hiking spot among both tourists and locals thanks to its peaceful atmosphere and scenic views.
Are you curious about how to get to Mount Bromo? Thinking about how to find halal food around the area? Planning your hikes? No worries, we got you covered.
Here are the costs, routes, and a ton of other helpful information you need to know for an epic 2-day trip to Mount Bromo!
You may choose to fly through Surabaya or Malang. Here are the options!
Take Jetstar, Scoot, Lion Air, AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia, Silk Air or Singapore Airlines from Singapore Changi Airport to Surabaya (Juanda International Airport). The journey would take approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.
The cheapest way to get from Jakarta to Mount Bromo costs only around SGD 35 by train.
If you want to take flight, take Lion Air or Garuda Indonesia for a connecting flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Malang (Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport) via Jakarta. The flight time would be around 6 hours.
There are a few items you have to keep in mind before before heading to Mount Bromo? Here are the must-pack items for your adventurous trip:
1. Warm clothes
2. Backpack! Don’t forget to include water bottles and snacks in it.
3. Mask is one of the most important things you must bring because it will be very dusty and difficult to breathe due to the sulfur fumes on Mount Bromo.
4. Comfortable sport shoes
5. Lip balm and moisturizer
7. Umbrella or raincoat
8. Don’t forget to bring toilet paper for your own personal use
Wohooo! You have finally landed, welcome to the land of cool fresh air and misty skies! Just a few minutes ride from here will take you to the mountains but there are still a couple of things we would recommend you do first.
Today will be a relaxing day where you can restore your energy after an exhausting flight by indulging in some healthy food in a homey restaurant and appreciate the fresh air and stunning views.
If you need recommendations for a great resort near Bromo that has a nice view, Plataran Bromo and Jiwa Jawa Bromo are the perfect options. You can enjoy the city's scenery from far away through the windows of your room.
When you need a moment to just chill, you can sip a glass of mango smoothie by the poolside, while enjoying sublime views of the rural beauty around agricultural plantations woven in the surrounding hills.
Address: Tosari, Wonopolo, Ngadiwono, Tosari, Pasuruan, Jawa Timur 67177
What can be better to get you refreshed than starting your holiday with Malang's delicious traditional HALAL food.
Our recommendation would be to dine at Simpang Luwe. The special item on the menu that you should try is Rawon Bonceng, a traditional black soup from East Java.
The cost of going out to eat for lunch here may vary. Here at Simpang Luwe, you can get a Rawon Bonceng with Ice Lemon Tea for just SGD7.
Address: Jl. Letjen Sutoyo No.2, Rampal Celaket, Klojen, Malang City, East Java 65111
Contact: (0341) 494333
Operating hours: 11AM-2AM (Daily)
After a fulfilling lunch, let's start to explore one of the best places to visit in East Java. This place would be perfect for those planning to take a lot of photos. Coban Rais offers attractions, a waterfall and sight-seeing spots.
Coban Rais is always crowded especially during weekends. You will need a motorcycle or a taxi to get there.
With the entrance fee priced at only Rp10.000 (approximately SGD 1), it is actually quite affordable to visit the Waterfall. However, entering the Batu Flower Garden would cost you Rp25.000 (SGD 2.26).
Do note that there are some exotic spots that would require you to pay for an extra ticket.
Address: Dusun Dresel, Desa Oro-Oro Ombo, Batu, Malang City, East Java
Operating hours: 7.30AM - 4PM
Night time is the best time to shoot at Mount Bromo as the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye. Do you wish to take a beautiful shot of the marvelous Milky Way?
Then you might want to get here early because it gets really crowded. To get here, it takes 2 hours to walk from town and around 30 minutes if you travel on a jeep.
In the evening, the clouds would rise and cause the area to be very misty. The temperature can drop below 0 degrees Celsius so do come prepared with a thick outfit.
Address: Area Pegunungan, Wonokitri, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java 67177
After capturing the Milky Way, you can take a 30-minute ride on a travel jeep to Mount Penanjakan. You would then need for about 10-15 minutes from the parking lot to the top of Mount Penanjakan.
Since the sun will usually arise at approximately 5.30AM, you must arrive at the viewing point around 3AM. From the top of Mount Penanjakan, you will see a panoramic bird-eye view of the sunrise along Mount Bromo.
Address: Area Pegunungan, Wonokitri, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java
After sunrise, you can take the jeep again and to the desert of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park which will only take around 10 minutes.
When you are going up to the crater, you can choose to ride a horse or walk from where the jeep is parked. Most travelers would prefer riding at the back of a mighty horse because it feels like riding in the middle of a desert in Middle East.
The price starts from Rp 50,000 (SGD 4,54) depending on the distance. However, you have to climb up 243 stairs to the crater. You can take some pictures when you arrive but be very careful with your steps.
Address: Area Gn.Bromo, Podokoyo, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java
Whispering Sand is located east of the crater of Mount Bromo. People call it "whispering sand" because the grains of sand will sound like a whisper when the wind is blowing hard.
Don’t forget to set up your tripod and take a few pictures around here. It's a perfect spot to take some amazing photos for your next instagram post.
Address: Pasir Berbisik, Kawasan Gunung Bromo Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java
You don’t want to miss exploring the Savannah and Teletubbies Hill. It is a grassy savanna region of the tropics located 1.5km north of the crater.
The best view is during the rainy season, where the grass starts greening and flowering.
During this peak season, the color combination of green, purple and yellow will make this place look like a shooting location for a romantic movie. The savanna grass will slowly dry up as the dry season comes.
Address: Sariwani, Sukapura, Krajan, Ngadirejo, Sukapura, Probolinggo, East Java 67254
At the end of your Bromo vacation, don’t forget to buy some souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Book your trip now to have an experience of a lifetime of Mount Bromo!
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