Milky way photography Bromo tour

Mount Bromo is one of Java’s most active and rewarding volcanoes to visit. The Milky way can be spectacular. Instead of waiting till midnight, why not depart three hours earlier for this special moment.
• This tour starts and ends in Malang •


The Milky Way seen from mount Penanjakan - Bromo area, East Java, Indonesia Bromo Milkyway photography tour Bromo sunrise - after you saw the Milkyway

This Milky way photography tour offers the possibility to experience a beautiful starry sky and the Bromo sunrise. All you have to do is to depart 3 hours before the departure time of the regular tour, which is at 21:00.
An adventure by night...


The Milky way photography tour starts at 21:00 instead of 00:00 - midnightDay 1; symbol. Bromo sunrise tour with drop in Ketapang harbour

Day 1; symbol; Bromo sunrise tour, drop in Ketapang

Milky way photography Bromo tour - 1-day tour to one of Indonesia's most legendary volcanoes

Why wait till midnight if you already can depart at 21:00 and add a special moment to your tour... The Bromo Milky Way tour isn't for photographers only, but for all who would like to experience an indisputable starry sky, a magical experience.
You will be picked up at your hotel at 21:00. By private 4wd Jeep, you will drive via Tumpang to Mount Penanjakan in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. The drive takes about 2.5 hours. Once at Mount Penanjakan, take your time to gaze at the stars.
Then eventually the sun will rise. Weather conditions, temperature and time of the year will dye the colours in the sky. Every sunrise is different. 
When set to go, your Jeep driver is ready as well. You will head into the caldera, to cross the marvelous volcanic black Sea of Sand. Your driver will park near Luhur Poten temple, from where you can walk in about 45 min to the top of the active volcano Bromo.
Take your time.
Once back at the Jeep it is time to return to Malang. You will head back via the savanna south of Mount Bromo. During the wet season bottle green and during the dry season goldish yellow. You can have a stop to visit the Pelangi waterfalls (hiking involved) and the Jago temple in Tumpang. 
In general, our guests arrive back in Malang around noon. But the time schedule is up to you as long as you are back in Malang before the sun sets.

Note: as Bromo is an active volcano, every now and then - as unpredictable as volcanoes are - a safety zone might be issued. In that case, one can't climb to the top, but all other parts of the tour can be carried out. Remember that seeing the volcano being active is a privilege as well.

Best time to see and photograph the Milky Way at Mount Bromo

One can find Mount Bromo south of the equator. Although we can see and photograph the Milky Way at any time of the year, the Galactic Center in the southern hemisphere - Mount Bromo lies south of the equator) - the Galactic Center will be most visible from the end of February to the beginning of October. Between April and August are the best months. And then, of course, the rise and set of the moon and sun determine how well and how long the Milky Way will be visible.

What to bring

As you are going to Mount Pananjakan with temperatures between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius at night, you might like to bring some of the following basic needs yourself:
- warm clothes
- windproof jacket
- a cap
- a scarf
- maybe you like to have your favorite snack with you

What we will bring for you

- a tent
- a stove for coffee, tea, and noodles


  • Interested in hiking? Smartine Indonesia Travel also offers short hiking tours to - among others - Semeru, Bromo, and Ijen in East Java, Merapi and the Dieng Plateau in Central Java.

Tour info - Bromo Milky Way // 1 day

TRAVELERS: no min. or max.


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Price includes: pick up at your hotel in Malang, private 4wd Jeep (Toyota Landcruiser) - sitting sideways, fuel, friendly little English speaking driver, parking, English speaking guide if 4 travelers or more, meals: 1x breakfast, entrance fee Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, coffee and tea, noodles, seasonal fresh fruit, mineral water in reasonable amounts, entrance fee Pelangi waterfall, entrance fee Jago temple, drop off at your hotel in Malang or at Abdul Rachman Saleh Malang airport 
Price excludes: travel insurance, personal expenses, optional tours, lunch & dinner, horseback riding 

Reservation - tour start Malang