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Discover Mount Bromo, the stark volcano that stands amid a black sand sea, on this day tour from Malang. Watch the sun rise over the volcano from Gunung Penanjakan, then hike to the crater rim from the Black Sand Sea. Tour includes snacks, and door-to-door round-trip transportation.
Tanjung Pandan Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
A Jeep will pick you up at your hotel in Malang around midnight (12.05 am). In 2 to 3 hours you will arrive at Pananjakan. As it is between 0° and 10° C a local warm snack with hot coffee and tea are waiting for you. When the sun is about to rise, you can choose your spot. From your early morning drink till the viewpoint it is only a 100 m walk. Weather conditions and the activity of the volcano will determine your morning views, but views over this moonlike landscape are always spectacular when the sun is rising. After sunrise – around 06:00 – the volcanic black Sand Sea is next.
You can have your breakfast just somewhere in this Sea and enjoy your stunning surroundings, before continuing to the parking area near Poten Luhur temple. It then is a 45 minutes walk to the crater rim of the active volcano Bromo. Or, if you don’t feel like walking, you can go by horse. Don’t forget to stop walking every now and then. Look over your shoulders as the views keep on changing. Once back at the car, you continue to the savanna just behind mount Bromo.
According to the story, the savanna used to be a large crater lake. It dried up and formed an array of various rocky and sandy textures. The savanna is now vast flat land with bushes and some hills, among which one can find the Teletubbies hills. Depending on the season, the savanna is a very green savanna or goldish.
Of course your returning time is Malang depends on the time you spend at the several objects, but on average you will be back in Malang around 12:00 noon.
Why you should start your tour in Malang city Malang is a city with a bunch of history and loads of students. Malang is where Indonesians and tourists alike come to unwind, relax and even retire. Malang has leafy colonial boulevards, a refreshing climate, and a village-like easy going atmosphere. Malang city is interesting because of its history in combination with modern developments. Some historical sites are Tugu roundabout with its town hall and the famous Tugu Hotel, the Chinese temple Eng An Kiong, Badut temple, the bird and flower market, the town square surrounded by Jami mosque, the Javanese bank, the post office and Malang’s first hotel. Modern developments are Kampong Warna-Warni (also called Jodipan) which is a students project in cooperation with artists and a paint company, the uprising of bars and cafes, and street food all over with an interesting evening-life.