How To Go and The Accommodations for Bromo Tour

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How to Go for Bromo Tour

The easy way is choice Surabaya as starting point then decide which entry route that you prefer. Next the nearest village or place to getting to Mt.Bromo is Cemoro Lawang. Straight distance from Mt.Bromo only about 3-4 Km, it easy to access by walking.
Reaching mount Bromo could through in 3 common routes :


This route very common for tourists-most are the backpackers, because easier to reached by public transports. Some travelers called Cemoro Lawang route.
Cemoro Lawang is the nearest village to Mt.Bromo-about 3-4 Km straight distance and only from this village that you could going by walk to view point for see sunrise. You only need about 1 hours to reaching Seruni point (3rd viewpoint), to go up to Kingkong Hill (2nd viewpoint) you need about 40 minutes-in the dark or 30 minutes in the daylight. Please check this documentations (pictures, videos) to recognizing the route/path.
If the incoming route from west e.g. Yogyakarta, Surabaya or east such after Ijen tour by public transport the tourists would switch to van a.k.a "Bison" at Probolinggo before heading to Cemoro Lawang village.


Some of tourists that going to Bromo from Yogyakarta by own transport (private car) or public transport such train, usually would stay overnight at Malang or extend for a few days to explore Malang before doing Bromo Tour.
For Bromo tour from Malang can go directly to Mt.Bromo via Tumpang using the jeep, or first you will drive by normal car to Wonokitiri village then switch to the jeep, or go to Cemoro Lawang village then decide what you prefer, walking or using the jeep.


This route is via Wonokitiri village and rarely for tourists, but some agents/operators from Yogyakarta using this route. This option not suitable if you have planning to go to viewpoint and Mt.Bromo by walk.
The guests would be staying overnight at Tosari village, and the good hotels on there are Bromo Cottages Hotel and Plataran Bromo.
Some operators/agents at Malang and Surabaya also used this route for Bromo Midnight Tour, because the distance more short than go to Cemoro Lawang.

Accommodation for Bromo Tour

Some of accommodations at Cemoro Lawang for Bromo Tour-2 Days 1 Night as following :
Cafe Lava Hostel
Located about 20 meters before National Park counter. It's one of famous place for travelers to staying at Bromo. Here are the sample pictures of the rooms (standard and superior) or you can visit their official web for room rates.

Jiwa Jawa Resort f.k.a. Java Banana Lodge
This accommodation known as an expensive one for Bromo Tour. The distance to Cemoro Lawang village about 10 minutes by drive. Today the Jiwa Jawa also provide budget accommodation, the hotel name is Pagupon Bromo.

Bromo Permai Hotel
The location about 20 meters behind/after National Park counter. If you would go to check-in to this hotel you should pay National Park ticket-even you don't have a plan for Bromo Tour.

Lava View Lodge
This hotel managed by the same company with Cafe Lava hostel, Lava Corporation. Also located after National Park counter, about 500 meters. The hotel has a straight view to Mt.Bromo, if the weather condition is good you can enjoying the sunset from their balcony. This hotel suitable for family or group, click here for the sample of rooms or visit their website.

About the homestay or guesthouse at Cemoro Lawang, it's very basic accommodation/room without breakfast service but they provided hot water and private bathroom, cost per night is IDR 250K.
Some homestay they only provided shared bathroom without hot water, but the price cheaper than above. Once again, this is very basic room, don't expect to much.

Viewpoints for Seeing Sunrise and Mt.Bromo Scenery

There are 3 common places to seeing sunrise on Bromo Tour. In peak season (moreover in public holidays) those places will be crowded by visitors and sometimes you have to struggling to find a good spot for waiting-seeing-enjoying sunrise and Mt.Bromo scenery. Those viewpoints are :
1.Pananjakan Hill-1st level
This is a favorite place to seeing sunrise and Mt.Bromo scenery, with height about 2700 meters AMSL. The facilities in here quite adequate, have a few coffee shop, toilet, and managed well. To reaching here visitors will using the jeep and start around 3.00AM, it's only to arrive early and find-block a good spot for see sunrise and Mt.Bromo scenery. Of course for taking pictures.

2.Kingkong Hill-2nd level
This is an alternate place for sunrise tour and a bit lower-located on right side of Pananjakan, some visitors more prefer to go here to avoid crowded. However, in peak season or public holiday it is not quarantee this place will less of visitors. Usually this viewpoint as destination of visitors that not use the jeep. They are go by trekking from Cemoro Lawang village then passing Seruni viewpoint-3rd level, most of them are younger peoples or backpackers.

3.Seruni-3rd level
This is the lowest level of viewpoint for see sunrise and Mt.Bromo scenery from top, actually it is the first place-original one. By seen the growth of visitors to Mt.Bromo, the goverment decided to develop another viewpoints and managed some places as an alternative viewpoints for sunrise tour, even the scenery-angel view not same or similiar like these 3 viewpoints. To go to this place without using the jeep from Cemoro Lawang village is quite easy, visitors ony need to follow the road direction. As mentioned above, sometimes some visitors will continue to reaching Kingkong hill via Seruni and this way actually need assitance by local guide. The path from Seruni to Kingkong hill is not managed, still cover by grass. Visitors need to be very careful because will walking in the dark. Check this link to helping recognize the trekking area.