In East Java province, there is Mount Bromo (Gunung Bromo), one of the active volcanoes in the province and that has become a famous tourist object. The mountain is 2,392 meters above sea level. It lies in four regions or districts: Malang, Lumajang, Pasuruan, and Probolinggo. The mountain has a ‘sea of sand’, that is a 10-square- kilometer-wide area of sand.
Mount Bromo (gunung bromo) is famous for its extremely beautiful natural mountainous landscape and view. The mount has a crater with a diameter of 800 meters (from north to south) and 600 meters (from east to west), while its danger area around the crater is within the radius of two kilometers.
In order to go up Mount Bromo (gunung bromo) from Malang city, you have to rent a car and its driver. During the trip you will go through narrow and winding roads with cliffs on their sides. Therefore, make sure that you hire an experienced and reliable driver. From Malang, it takes around two hours to get to Mount Bromo. On the mountain location you can also rent a 4-wheel-drive hardtop Jeep that costs you about Rp 260,000. To get into the mountain area you must pay Rp 4,500 per person.
To enjoy the sunrise view and the cold weather of the mountain, you have to get up as early as 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning. Usually the sunrise is seen from the mountain (gunung bromo) between 04.30am and 05.30am in the morning. After enjoying the sunrise, you can walk down the mountain towards the sea of sand by riding a horse that can be rented for Rp 50,000. You ride the horse to go to and from the sea of sand.
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