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Top 20 Things to Do in Mount Bromo, East Java Indonesia

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Tourism of Mount Bromo East Java is one of the tourist attractions in Indonesia which is a favorite for tourists both in the country and from abroad. Not only the view of the sunrise that became the point of Mount Bromo, but there are many tourist attractions around Bromo rarely explored by tourists. 

Interesting places in Bromo is often overlooked because crowded visitors only visited the 4 public locations, Mount Penanjakan to see the sunrise, bromo crater, savanah grasslands and hills of teletubies. This time we will make a complete article of places and attractions that you must visit if you vacation to Mount Bromo. Its sad if you have all the time to choose a holiday to Bromo but there are many tourist attractions that you miss. 

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1. Pananjakan 1

Mount Penanjakan is a very strategic place to get an exotic panorama of natural tourist area of ​​Mount Bromo, this is because its height reaches 2770 mdpl or higher than Mount Bromo which has a height of 2329 mdpl. To reach Mount Penanjakan is not an easy matter, it requires struggle and courage, because usually to reach this place is done in the early hours.

To witness ‘The Famous Sunrise’, we must have reached the Mount Penanjakan at 04.00. At least you can find a strategic place to get this special moment to the maximum, because this place will be crowded by visitors especially on holidays. Visitors who come not only domestic tourists but many foreign tourists who also want to see what ‘The Famous Sunrise’ is. A truly exotic place.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 27.500,- on weekday, Rp32.000,- on weekday (Included in Bromo Package)
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

2. Pananjakan 2

Tour of Penanjakan 2 Bromo, or the peak penanjakan 2 seruni point is an alternative to enjoy and see the sun rising apart from the peak penanjakan 1 in the area of ​​Bromo. Peak Penanjakan 2 bromo is not as popular as the peak penanjakan 1. But if the peak penanjakan 1 full of tourists then you can switch to Seruni point peak where tourists say it is Peak Penanjakan 2.

Peak Penanjakan 2 bromo located in Seruni, District Sukapura, Probolinggo. Pananjakan 2 bromo tour is not widely known by the tourists, because the first line is often closed and landslides occur. Finally citizens and the park manager work together to improve the path so that the road to the top of the Peak Pananjakan 2 can be passed by Jeep vehicles and can be visited by tourists. Peak seruni point is not as high as the Peak of Panjakan 1, but from this place the tourists can also see the beauty of the sunrise and the scenery around Bromo. You must try it.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 27.500,- on weekday, Rp32.000,- on weekday (Included in Bromo Package)
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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3. Savana

Next things to do in Mouth Bromo Indonesia is visiting the savana. When you visit the area of ​​Bromo, certainly  its not complete if you do not visit the savannah area. You certainly know that Bromo region itself consists of various kinds of very beautiful tourist attractions. In this place, other than visit the Caldera Bromo, you can also enjoy the beauty of sunrise, sunset, stretch of ocean sand, and no less unique and also beautiful is the expanse of land covered by grass, or people call it with savanna grasslands .

Savana Bromo is also called the Jemplang Valley by the Tenggerese people themselves, or the local indigenous people. There you will find a vast expanse of hillsides resembling Teletubbies grass hills in a children’s movie. Watch it yourself, and your fatigue will be gone in a second.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 27.500,- on weekday, Rp32.000,- on weekday (Included in Bromo Package)
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

4. Mentigen Hill

Mentigen Hill in Mount Bromo is one of the popular places In East Java. This hill is located in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TN-BTS). It is a favorite place in East Java for those who vacation to Mount Bromo, which is always filled with visitors from various parts of the world, ranging from local tourists, foreign tourists, photographers / wedding photographers who want to witness the beauty of Mount Bromo and their main goal is to witness the beauty of Bromo Sunrise. 

To reach the peak of Mentigen, you can walk about 8 KM  from Cemara Lawang. Another alternative is by using the Transportation Service in the form of Jeep Bromo that they provide, because the route will be a little steep. Besides delivering to the location, the Bromo jeep driver will also guide the visitors. Its pretty good.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 27.500,- on weekday, Rp32.000,- on weekday (Included in Bromo Package)
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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5. Teletubies Hill

Ever heard of Teletubbies right? That’s it, children’s stories with popular words ‘hugging’. The story of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa, and Po with beautiful green hills can indeed make you feel amazed. Apparently, Indonesia also has a hill like that. The place is very close to Mount Bromo, East Java.

You can enjoy the verdant hills of greenery. You can enjoy it, except in dry season. The most widely hunted by tourists is the moment of sunrise. The nuances around the hill become so exotic with the luminescence of the newly rising sun from the eastern horizon. This opportunity is quite interesting because the gradation of green color that meets the golden yellow from the sun creates an amazing color combination. You must try to come here and get blessed with all the things to do in Mount Bromo Indonesia.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 27.500,- on weekday, Rp32.000,- on weekday (Included in Bromo Package)
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

6. Madakaripura Waterfall

Madakaripura Waterfall is one of the tourist attractions located in the area of ​​Mount Bromo, precisely in District Lumbang Probolinggo. To reach this tourist, you can go from the direction of Probolinggo to Mount Bromo. Travel access is good for both 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles. With a freeadmission price, tourists can be treated with very stunning scenery.

Madakaripura Waterfall has a height of about 200 meters. Right, it located under the foot of Mount Bromo. This place surely has many visitors. Visitors who come to this place not only from local tourists but many foreign tourists who also visit madakaripura. So, if you really want to see it, you maybe one of them.

  • Entry Ticket : Free!
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours

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7. B29 Argosari

B 29 Argosari is one of the favorite camping spots in Bromo. This one tourist destination is quite unknown to Bromo visitors. This place is the highest peak in the area of ​​Mount Bromo Tourism, higher than penanjakan 1. So the cold air with a very beautiful scenery and added with a stretch of typical plants from the highlands make this tourist area hard to miss.

The location of this tour is in the village area Argosari, Senduro which is approximately 40 Km from Lumajang city. To go to B 29 the easiest access is via Senduro Lumajang (south line), but you can use jeep rental service through the eastern mountains of sub-district of Sukapura. For those who like motors cross are recommended to adventuring this place, in addition to challenging terrain typical of the mountains, of course the scenery along the way is very natural. SUrely it will decorate your trip.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp5.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

8. Bromo Milky Way

Bromo milky way can only seen at night, by going to certain spots that are suitable for hunting photograph of this star cluster at night. Do not forget to prepare a good camera if you interested to see this milky way in bromo. The reason why bromo milky way is so interesting and perfect is that one of the requirements to get the best milky way is away from the city lights or in perfect darkness, with no clouds and exact calculations to hunt for milky way (must use stellarium software).

Bromo Milky Way became new trend around 2013 – 2014, since a foreign tourist uploaded on youtube the beauty milky way from Mount Bromo. Since then the lovers of photography from various parts of the world were also hunting for photos of Milky Way Galaxy from Mount Bromo. The best time to hunting bromo milky way is during the dry season, its  from May to September, because the sky will be very bright along with no clouds. Its great.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 27.500,- on weekday, Rp32.000,- on weekday (Included in Bromo Package)
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

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9. Pasir Berbisik (Whispering Sand)

Pasir Berbisik in Mount Bromo is a tourist attraction located in the mountain Bromo, it is located in the east of the crater of Bromo, at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. It is also often used as part of Bromo tour packages, usually the activity to visit this place  isdone at the end of a trip after visiting the three other attractions such as, Pananjakan 1 see the sunrise, then see the activity of the crater of Bromo, then watching the panorama savanna grassland.

Enjoy the Pasir Berbisik is not so difficult, if you are in Bromo you can rent a Jeep. You can ask the jeep driver to take you to this place. So you can get a lot of experience do the adventure in the morning, because at this time you can explore all attractions in Bromo, the agenda that we suggest is as follows. In the morning you can enjoy the sunrise at the peak Penanjakan, after that go to Mount Bromo to see directly Bromo crater, after going to that place, you can straight to go to Padang Savanna Bromo and as a closing you can visit Pasir Berbisik. Such an unique place.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 27.500,- on weekday, Rp32.000,- on weekday (Included in Bromo Package)
  • Opening Hours : Opens every time

10. Luhur Poten Temple

Luhur Poten was established in 2000. This temple became a place to worship God Brohmo (God Brahma), which became the manifestation of Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa as the Creator. Bromo own name is taken from the name of God Brohmo.

Pura Luhur Poten consists of several buildings arranged in a composition arrangement in the yard which is divided into three mandala / zone. Each Mandala Utama is a place of worship of worship in which a Padma (shrine), Mandala Madya (center) as a place of preparation and accompaniment of prayer ceremony, Mandala Nista (front) is the transition from outside into the temple. Don’t you forget to visit it.

  • Entry Ticket : No admission ticket (Only donation)
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours

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11. Coban Pelangi

Coban Pelangi is one of the tourism managed by Perum Perhutani KPH Malang, the area is surrounded by Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (BTS TN). This waterfall is located at an altitude of 1299.5 m at the foot of Mount Semeru direction to the village Ngadas. It has a waterfall as high as approximately 110 m. The air temperature in this region ranges from 19 – 23 degrees Celsius. Named Coban Pelangi because this waterfall often refracts rainbow colors.

For  Bromo mountain climbers, this waterfall is already known to them, because the only public transport jeep car that took them from the market Tumpang to Mount Bromo will pass this location.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp6.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Opens every day from 07.00 – 16.00

12. Ranu Kumbolo

If you are a citizen of East Java and a nature lover must know a beautiful natural lake named Ranu Kumbolo. This lake is located above the altitude of 2500 masl which is located in Sumeru Mountain. This lake offers beautiful scenery and has a very cold temperature and of course will provide the latest experience for those of you who have never traveled to this place.

The popularity of this lake is increasingly known by everyone, especially for young people, because it became one of the locations in an Indonesian film titled 5 cm. If you’ve seen the movie, you must be wishing to come to this place.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp 27.500,- on weekday, Rp32.000,- on weekday (Included in Bromo Package)
  • Opening Hours : Opens 24 hours

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13.Gili Ketapang Island

If you think that the gili is only exist in Lombok, it is time you go to Probolinggo where there is a beautiful little island that is not inferior to the gilis in Lombok. So when on vacation to Probolinggo do not just go to Mount Bromo or Pekalen River because the small island named Gili Ketapang is storing a lot of charm that is ready to make the tourists amazed.

Gili Ketapang is only 8 km from the northern coast of Probolinggo and is in the Madura Strait. Administratively, Gili Ketapang is in Sumberasih District, Probolinggo. To connect the island with Javan island, there is a motor boat to cross through Ujung Tembaga Port with a long journey of about 30 minutes. On the island of 68 hectares is inhabited by about 7,900 people, mostly Madurese. So the language of Madura became their everyday language. So if you looking for a little paradise near Bromo, this is the one.

  • Entry Ticket : Rp7.000,-
  • Opening Hours : Everyday from 06.00 – 18.00

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Other Attractions near Bromo Mountain

These are other locations near Bromo that you must visit :

14. Beejay Bau Resort, great spot for entire family

15. Argopuro Mountain, another mountain to visit. Not less beautiful of course.

16. Bentar Beach, perfect place to swimming and do other beach activity

17. Tiris Village Hot Spring, great place for relaxing tired body

18. Umbulan Waterfall, the second beautiful waterfall that you must visit

19. Watu Lawang Waterfall, really nice natural atmosphere in here

20. Triban Waterall, the last waterfall that you must visit to complete your holiday

That’s it, the list of the top 20 things to do near Mount Bromo East Java Indonesia. Actually, there’s more things to do in Mount Bromo, you can explore it and i want you to find it yourself, and make a great experience of it, careful not to get lost though. Make a very nice memory of it, and please keep the environment clean, to make the beauty of those places still maintained. Enjoy your holiday in Indonesia and have a great day!

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