This big thriving city is the crowded capital of East Java. Is about 2 hours to Mount Bromo. Home to many of the nation’s fiercest independence fighters, the city is known to locals as Kota Pahlawan (City of Heroes) and around the city you will see scatered statues commemorating many heroes of the independence movement.
Today Surabaya is a modern industrial city, considered the economic and trading centre of Eastern Java as well as home to the nation’s navy. Second only to Jakarta in size, population and commerce, this is a massive city of over three million people.
With 21st century shopping malls, colonial era buildings and business high rises, this city represents a melting pot of Javanese culture with modern industrial development.
For visitors, highlights of the city include it’s zoological gardens, the immaculately presented Sampoerna museum or a visit to the island of Madura where you can experience the excitement and thrill of a local bull race. The city is also an ideal base to explore the other attractions of East Java including Mount Bromo, the cool mountain retreats of Malang and the natural beauty of Ijen Plateau.
The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres in the centre of East Java. For anyone with an interest in volcanoes, a visit to the park is a must. This is the largest volcanic region in the province. Visit the park and see the plumes of smoke coming from Mt. Semeru, an active volcano which rises 3676 meters above sea level.
Experience the remarkable Tengger Caldera, Java’s largest, with its 10 km barren desert-like sea of sand. Within the caldera rise the deeply fissured volcanic cones of Batok and Bromo, the latter is still active with a cavernous crater from which smoke blows skyward. Temperatures at the top of Mount Bromo range about 5 to 18 degrees Celsius.
The Tengger sandy area has been protected since 1919. This is believed to be the only conservation area in Indonesia, and possibly the world which possesses a unique sand sea at the attitude of about 2000 m above sea level. There are several mountains inside the caldera: Mt Watangan (2,661 m asl). Mt Batok (2,470 m asl), Mt Kursi (2,581 asl), Mt Watangan (2,661 m asl), and Mt Widadaren (2,650 m asl).
With beautiful scenery, easy access and visitor-oriented facilities, it’s no wonder that this one of the most popular reserves in Java.
We will At midnight our team will pick you up from airport or hotel or agreed meeting point and right away go to Sukapura.
From Sukapura, we will take a jeep and start exploring Bromo. First stop will be at Pananjakan Bromo where we will enjoy watching the sunrise and then we will continue to Bromo crater by jeep to get to the nearest possible stop of Bromo Crater which after that we will either continue to Bromo Crater by foot or horseback riding.
From Bromo Crater, we will go to Teletubbies Hill where we will feel refreshed looking at that green landscape with hills surrounding, and Whispering Sand, a landscape full of volcano ashes. We will stop a little longer at Teletubbies Hill to enjoy our breakfast before ending our trip at Whispering Sand and making our way back to Surabaya/Malang.
*Meals: Breakfast (B)
Inclusive of fuel costs, parking & toll fees, and drivers’ expenses
• Explore Bromo Mountain
• Semeru & Bromo Jeep (4×4 Drive)
Meals as stated in the itinerary
• All permits, entry fees and activities stated in the itinerary
• Drinking Water (Mineral water) during the trip
• Guide and/or Tour Leader
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