Mount Bromo Sunrise Trek
Before declared as a National Park mountainous highland of Bromo Tengger Semeru is a forest area with many functions like Strict Nature Reserve Recreation Forest, Protection Forest and Production Forest. Declaration of Bromo Tengger Semeru area as a National Park is based on some considerations i. e: rare and endemic flora habitat of migrant wildlife, unique ecosystem, active volcano, scenery of nature cultural and traditional lives of local people as a catchment area for water resources around the area etc.
Mount Bromo, a volcanic mountain in East Java, which is so famous with the the spectacular and the beautiful views of sunrise panorama on it's peak is located in this park. Its famous feature is the remarkable and vast "sand sea" (covers 10 km) across which is the caldera of an ancient volcano (Tengger) and which four newer volcanic cones have emerged.
The massive also includes the highest mountain in Java, Semeru. Tengger sandy area has been protected since 1919, and it is believed to be the only conservation area in Indonesia, even probably in the world possessing a unique ocean of sand at altitude about 2000m asl.
The annual ceremony of Kasodo ( a Hindu or, as they believe, Buddhist enclave in Islamic Java). The ceremony is usually done at midnight of every eleven month of the Tengger calendar system (the meaning of Kasodo) on the 14th and 15th day (the event in full moon).
The fine scenery and bracing climate, easy access and reasonably visitor oriented facilities make this one of the most popular reserves in Java.
The area is one of the entrance gates to the park from Probolinggo. Some activities can be done here and its surrounding ie: camping, shopping and enjoying the nature scenery of Mt. Bromo and sea of sand, farmland, wild foliage and sturdy trunks plunge to wards the gleamay sand, etc.
The Sea of the Sand
The sea of sand area was declared as a strict Nature reserve in 1919 for the purpose of protecting the extraordinary sea of sand which forms the floor of caldera with diameter 8-10 km. There are several mountains inside the caldera namely: Mt Bromo (2.392 m asl ), Mt Batok (2.470 m asl ), Mt Kursi ( 2.581 m asl ), Mt Watangan ( 2.661 m asl ), and Mt Widodaren ( 2.650 m asl ). Walking on the sea of sand stepping up on the 249 steps to rim. Enjoying the unique creater in a creater, watching the dawn at Bromo are the main attractionsin the area.
Surabaya Nature Tour, East Java
Tour Number: SNT-01
Bromo ‘Sunrise’ Tour
After arrival from Jakarta, check in at the Surabaya Hotel. This tour, which is considered one of the most exciting excursions in East Java, leaves the hotel in Surabaya around midnight for Ngadisari village on the slopes of the Bromo volcano. Ride on sturdy mountain ponies across the sea of sand up the sandy slopes in darkness to arrive at the summit to see the spectacular sunrise over the nearby mountain ranges. Sweaters or jacket are advisable. Packed breakfast and hot drinks included. Return to Surabaya for return to Jakarta.
Tour Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Departure from: Jakarta