Day 1: Surabaya - Madakaripura waterfalls - Bromo area
You will be picked up in Surabaya at 09:30. That can be anywhere; the train station, your hotel or the airport. You will need about 3 hours to reach Cemara Lawang village, as it is not the distance, but Java's traffic conditions that will slow you down. You have time to visit the enchanting Madakaripura waterfalls on route to Cemara Lawang, if you like. At Cemara Lawang you will have splendid views over Bromo's area. You will be dropped in your hotel, after which you can enjoy a free program or explore the area with your driver. Visit the local area, meet the Tenggerese people, enjoy an ongoing ceremony... And, don't miss the sunset....
Hotel: Cafe Lava, Bromo Permai or SM Hotel
Day 2: Sunrise at mount Pananjakan - Sand sea - mount Bromo - Surabaya/Malang
Around 03:00 in the morning your Jeep is ready for departure. You will be driven to one of the highest and most famous view point, namely Mt. Pananjakan. If weather conditions permit you to, you can see the sunrise at an altitude of 2,770 m. On clear days, you can also see the highest mountain on Java, Mount Semeru, and the Java Sea north of mount Bromo.
Then you will continue the ride by Jeep. You will have to cross the black volcanic Sea of Sand to get near the active volcano Bromo. After your Jeep parked, it is a 45 min hike one way. Take your time at this impressive landscape.
Once back at your Jeep, you will be driven back to your hotel to have breakfast. Have a refreshing shower before checking out. Then you will be heading to your next destination; Surabaya or Malang.