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From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Tour

1. From Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Sunrise Private Tour

Following pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Surabaya at 00.05 AM, travel to Mt Bromo for about 3 hours. Upon your arrival at Cemoro Lawang - the meeting point for the sunrise attraction - climb aboard a 4WD vehicle to start the adventure. Drive along a bumpy road to the sunrise viewpoint called Penanjakan. Walk for about 10 minutes from the parking area to the sunrise viewpoint and witness the magical Bromo sunrise view. After the sunrise is over, return to the parking area and travel to the sea of sand. Hike for 30 minutes to the peak of Mt Bromo. Take in the views of the crater, a temple, caldera and surrounding mountains including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. After you have finished exploring Mt Bromo, enjoy a breakfast at a local restaurant. Choose the optional tour to Madakaripura waterfall, before journeying back to Surabaya city.

Mount Bromo, Ijen, and Blue Flames: 3-Day Tour from Surabaya

2. Mount Bromo, Ijen, and Blue Flames: 3-Day Tour from Surabaya

Join an unforgettable 3-day trip to see the natural highlights of east Java. Visit Mount Bromo, the Madakaripura waterfall, and the Ijen crater. Day 1 Head straight to Bromo, where you’ll stay overnight in a Tosari village hotel. After a safety briefing and kit check, enjoy free time in the evening. Day 2 In the morning, travel by 4x4 vehicle to Mount Pananjakan to watch the sunrise from the viewpoint on the rim of the Tengger Caldera. Continue to the active Mount Bromo volcano to see the crater before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. Stop for lunch on the way to Banyuwangi, where you’ll check in at your hotel. Day 3 Start out early to see Ijen’s blue-flame panorama at its best. There is a tough descent down into the caldera to see the blue flames and to reach the turquoise lake. Head back up to the crater rim to take in the spectacular sunrise, before the descent back to the car.

From Malang or Surabaya: Private Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

3. From Malang or Surabaya: Private Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

Begin with a pick-up from your hotel in Malang or Surabaya City and travel to Lumajang Regency where the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is located. Make a stop on the first viewpoint and witness a curtain of dewy white waters cascading down the rock face. Continue your adventure to the lower valley viewpoint of Tumpak Sewu waterfall. Hike down through path that intricately decorated with peppering’s of lush green moss. Enjoy amazing views from the bottom of the towering cliffs stand at impressive heights and just water coming out of everywhere. After Tumpak Sewu, be sure to visit another collection of smaller streams that fall off a cavernous section of rocks called Tetes Cave. Spend some time and enjoy a refreshing dip under this Tetes Waterfall. Then trek back to the starting point and return to your hotel in Malang or Surabaya City.

Surabaya: Private 1-Way Transfer to/from SUB Airport

4. Surabaya: Private 1-Way Transfer to/from SUB Airport

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your private airport transfer to or from Juanda International Airport. Relax knowing that you will be dropped off anywhere in Surabaya conveniently, safely, and in comfort. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, a customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Be greeted by your driver who will be holding a sign displaying your name. Your driver will assist you with your luggage, then you can board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

Mount Bromo 2-Day Sunrise Trekking Tour from Surabaya

5. Mount Bromo 2-Day Sunrise Trekking Tour from Surabaya

Mount Bromo is the most iconic and hiked mountain in Indonesia. It is still one of the most active volcanoes in the world and there are many sections that are blocked off from tourists. On the first day you'll head straight to Bromo and stay in the surrounding Tosari village where you will get a safety briefing and kit check ahead of the trek, then the rest of the evening is free to do as you please.  On the second day, you will start early as your guide leads you to trek Mount Penanjakan, where you can stand at the highest viewpoint and witness the spectacular sunrise. Standing at this peak allows you to see the beautiful scenery of Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru all at once. The mountainside trekking takes 20-minutes on foot to reach Bromo volcano, so make sure that you have appropriate shoes and a good level of fitness. You will then be taken back by 4×4 jeep to your hotel for some breakfast, a shower and to pack. If you have enough time, you will stop by the Madakaripura waterfall on the way back to Surabaya from Bromo. Following this, you will be taken back to your destination in Surabaya. 

Surabaya Port: City Highlight Private Guided Shore Excursion

6. Surabaya Port: City Highlight Private Guided Shore Excursion

There’s much to see in Surabaya and the surrounding area. Book this private customized shore excursion and experience all the city has to offer including its local markets, Sampoerna Tobacco Museum, the historical Heroes Monument, and the most important sights around Surabaya. You will begin your Surabaya shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver/guide. They will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure. Benefit from an itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests and go to wherever you’d like on this shore excursion. If you love having the freedom to choose and have fun at your own pace, then this is the best way to discover Surabaya and the surrounding area. Ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Private Shore Excursion

7. Surabaya: Mt. Bromo Private Shore Excursion

Start your Mt. Bromo shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver/guide. They will be holding a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights as your driver negotiates the journey from Surabaya Port to Mt. Bromo. Learn some local stories from your friendly guide while you in the vehicle, or even hop-off the van and taking beautiful holiday snaps as your wish. Once you have arrived at Bromo, explore the most popular volcano in Indonesia and discover the views of the crater, a temple, caldera and surrounding mountains including Mount Semeru, the highest peak in Java. Admire its grandeur, beauty and benefiting from the knowledge of your experienced guide. This is the greatest way to ensure you see world's most popular volcano in your limited time. When your visiting time at Mt. Bromo is completed, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal with a guarantee before your ship departs, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

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What people are saying about Surabaya

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

TOP Experience: Excellent tour from Surabaya to Bromo Volcano

This is a highly professionally organised guided tour from Surabaya to see the sunrise at Bromo Volcano. There is a tight schedule, which was met on time and highly organised. From getting picked-up at the lobby of our hotel at 11.30 pm sharp to changing the transportation vehicle to a Toyota 4WD at Cemoro Lawang at 3.30 am to getting to the peak point on top of the Bromo Volcano at 4.00 am to see the sunrise at 5.30 am, to taking us to the Sea of Sands at 6.00 am and back to Cemoro Lawang to have breakfast at 8.00 am and return then to Surabaya well ahead of time. Our guide, named Tono, was highly knowledgable about the entire area, and also gave us some background info on Surabaya itself on the return in bright daylight, where we were shown some of the local attractions, e.g. the Monument of the Battle between Sura the shark and Baya the crocodile. This was a TOP experience, which was well organised and absolutely safe. Many thanks to Tono, Heru and the Team!

The tour was great. Asep ist a great guide. Of course starting the tours ad 3am for Bromo and Midnight for Ijen is quite exhausting, but it's worth it. There was almost no blue fire in Ijen, because auf the rain season. It seems the ground was to wet. It is supposed to burn brighter in the time of June to August. But then there are way more tourists. Anyhow at Bromo and Ijen there where many people, but Asep makes sure you got to nice viewpoints, which are not too crowded. Nevertheless the Ijen crater is a fantastic attraction. Especially the view of the blue acid lake at sunrise is amazing. I recommend the tour and theses guys!

Great trip, the various drivers and guides that I could have been super friendly, we laughed a lot. The scenery and the view are just magnificent, it's something to do once in your life.

the optional excursion to the madakaripura waterfall is highly recommended. Warning you wade through a brook. You can buy flip-flops and ponchos on site. Asep was an excellent guide :-)

Our guide, Fahmi was excellent! Very personable and knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting. It was a pleasure spending 3 days with him. Thank you! -Ashlyn & Ginter