Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park is the only conservation area in Indonesia that has a sand 'sea'. This unique feature covers a total area of 5,250 hectares at an altitude of about 2,100 m asl.
Beneath the sand sea, seven eruption centres have been found along two intersecting lines, one from east to west and the other from northeast to southwest. From this northeast-southwest line emerged Mt. Bromo, an active volcano which intermittently emits smoke and ash, and is an ever-present threat to the lives of some 3,500 people living below.
The crater of Mt. Bromo has a diameter of about 800 metres from north to south and 600 metres from east to west. Most of the area within a radius of 4 km from the crater centre is considered hazardous.
The Tenggerese people that live around the Park are indigenous to the area and adhere to ancient Hindu beliefs. According to legend, the ancestors of the tribe were members of the Majapahit kingdom who went into exile. Strangely, despite being aware of the potential dangers of Mt. Bromo, the local people seem unafraid. The same goes for the visitors who come to the Park in great numbers, particularly around the time of the "Upacara Kasodo". The Upacara Kasodo (Kasodo Ceremony) is held every year (December/January) at the full moon. Through this ceremony, the Tenggerese invoke the blessings of the deities to ensure an abundant harvest, to be spared from calamity and to be cured of various diseases. To earn such blessings, they climb down the sides of the crater to catch the offerings thrown into the crater by other members of the community above. The scramble for possession of the 'sacrifices' is at once a gripping, but terrifying sight: it is not uncommon for some of the participants to tumble down to the crater's floor.
INTERESTING LOCATIONS / ATTRACTIONS:
CEMORO LAWANG : one of entrance gates through which visitors pass to see the expanse of the sand sea and Bromo's crater from a distance; camping is possible here.
TENGGER SAND SEA and MOUNT BROMO: horse riding; climbing up concrete steps to the rim of Mt. Bromo's crater, and witnessing the sunrise.
PANANJAKAN: viewing a magnificent panorama of Mt. Bromo, Mt. Batok, and Mt. Semeru.
RANU PANI, RANU REGULO, RANU KUMBOLO and MOUNT SEMERU: These cool, misty lakes (" 2,200 m asl.) are a frequent stopover on the way to Mt. Semeru's peak (3,676 m asl.).
RANU DARUNGAN LAKE: camping and observing animals and plants; incredible views.
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT: June to October, and December to January.
TOUR CODE: IGA-xxx
BROMO - SEMERU VOLCANO ADVENTURE PACKAGE TOURS
06 DAYS / 05 NIGHTS
START/FINISH: SURABAYA AIRPORT
DAY 01: SURABAYA – MALANG
Upon arrival at Surabaya airport, our guide will meet you. Transfer by AC coach to Malang. Check in at Splendid Inn, a simple but comfortable accommodation. Rest of the day is free program.
DAY 02: MALANG – TUMPANG – RANUPANI – RANU KUMBOLO
Morning drive to Tumpang village in 1,5 hour where we change our ride to 4 wheel-drive jeep to reach Ranu Pani village, the starting point to climb Mt. Semeru. Upon arrival, we start our trekking through the tropical rain forest of Mt. Semeru to Ranu Kumbolo in 3 hours. Set up our tent for overnight. Meals provided by our guide. (B,L,D)
DAY 03: RANU KUMBOLO – KALIMATI
We proceed our way to reach the summit camp of Mt. Semeru, Kali Mati campsite in 3 hours trekking. On arrival, our guide team will prepare your lunch while you relax and enjoy the surrounding’s view. Overnight in tent. (B,L,D)
DAY 04: SUMMIT of MT. SEMERU – RANU KUMBOLO
Early morning wake up! We climb to the summit of Mount Semeru (3,676 M). Reach the crater’s rim in 2,5 hours walking, watch sunrise if arrive early. Taking photograph and some rest then descend down base camp for breakfast. Trekking back to Ranupani then proceed to Ranukumbolo for another overnight, here you’ll appreciate the beauty of surrounding’s nature. (B,L,D)
DAY 05: RANU KUMBOLO – RANU PANI – CEMORO LAWANG
Morning after breakfast we return to Ranu Pani village. By 4 wheel-drive Jeep, we drive you on to Cemoro Lawang village crossing the Bromo’s sea of sand area for your overnight stay at the closest situated hotel to the caldera, Bromo Permai hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 06: MT. PANANJAKAN & MT. BROMO – SURABAYA AIRPORT – DEPARTURE
Another early morning wake up! By 4 wheel-drive Jeep we drive you up to Mt. Pananjakan (2,770 M asl) for a spectacular view of sunrise over Mt. Bromo and it’s sea of sand. Trekking up to the rim of Mt. Bromo’s for close up view of it’s smoking crater. Return to hotel for breakfast. By air-conditioned car we drive you in 3 hours journey to Surabaya airport for your flight to your next destination. (B)
• Airport transfers
• Private land transportation by air-conditioned car/bus
• 4 wheel-drive Jeep
• Accommodations as per the itinerary
• Camping gear (sharing dome tent & kitchen equipment) for Mt. Semeru trekking
• Meals as per the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
• Tours & services as per the itinerary
• Permits and donations
• English speaking guide
• Travel insurance
• Airport taxes and extra baggage charges
• Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, beverages etc
• All expenses incurred due to the flight cancellations or due other causes beyond our control
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