A drive across the Sea of Sands in a 4x4 local Jeep brings you to this amazing viewpoint on top of Mt Penanjakan at 2,770m above sea level.
The sun does not rise over Mt Bromo but you can get the best of both worlds, a sunrise and the best view of Mt Bromo and the sea of sands as the highest peak is at 2,329m. Make sure you wrap up warm, as it can get quite cold at the viewpoint. Its best to get there early to get the best position as many people both locals and tourist gather to watch the sunrise.
Viewpoint of Mt Bromo from Mt Penanjakan.
After sunrise, jump back into you local jeep and drive back down through the sea of sands to the start point of your walk up Bromo. Plenty of sand under your feet so make sure you wear good shoes and also it is best to have a face mask which you can buy at the foot of Bromo as many local pony’s gallop past you.
It takes around 1 hour from leaving your jeep to reach the crater rim where you can see into the large crater and get an amazing picture of the Sea of Sands from a height.
Yadnya Kasada Ceremony happens on the 14th day of the Hindu Festival where locals from East Java climb the volcano with offerings to the Mountain Gods such as flowers, fruits, rice and sometimes livestock into the Volcano as they believe it will give them good luck. This tradition goes as far back as the 15th Century. ... See MoreSee Less