Exactly how does one get to Mount Bromo? Or more precisely, how can you reach Cemoro Lawang, a mountain village that’s right on the border of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park? You’ve two options: either seek the services of a car and the driver to take you there or take public transport. The most famous paths depart from Surabaya or Malang to get at Bromo from the mid-day, then proceed onwards to the Ijen Crater on the second day, and arrives in Bali on the following day.
Naturally, this excursion can also be done in reverse. As my traveling companions, this summer has been proportionally 60 and 69 years old. We picked for comfort over public transport, also hired a car with a driver to take us into Ferry Terminal Banyuwangi in 3 days for IDR 3,250,000. It sounds like a lot of money, but it’s, in reality, a slightly good business when you’re traveling in a little set of 3 or 4 people. Divided by 3, it was just 65/or 75 euros per person including taxes, insurance, gasoline and transport for three times.
Plus long distance leasing cars in Indonesia are large of fairly substantial-quality, ours were always very comfortable and spacious, and we can even play with our music on the automobile stereo by using the Bluetooth connection. What more can you desire through a road trip? Also though this choice requires some planning, as the automobile has to be reserved at least 2-3 weeks ahead of your journey. Also, it comes along with an additional bonus! The odds of visiting the Madikarapura waterfall. The drops are only a little detour from Surabaya to Brom, inaccessible to the public transport, but very much worth a visit.
From the automobile park in the drops, you will either walk 3 miles to the right entrance to the falls or take an exciting ojek excursion to the valley that is just IDR 10,000 one way. The entry tickets for the drops are priced equally, and your only other added expense will be leaning your manual toward the conclusion of your 2x 45-minute hike from the entrance to the actual fall and back. And yes, you do require a manual, and you do need to buy the ponchos they’re selling on the way because the walk beneath the drops is both harmful and very, quite wet. But so stunning!