Bromo & Yogyakarta

This flexible tour offers you nature and culture. Visit Bromo and Yogyakarta to have the best of East & Central Java. Bromo's surreal landscape, sunset, sunrise and even the Milky Way if you like. The temples Borobudur and Prambanan are two Unesco listed heritages. 

• This tour starts in Surabaya 


Views from mount Pananjakan are always different, East Java The Borobudur in Central Java Guards at the Kraton Yogyakarta - culture Central Java


Itinerary: Visit Bromo and Yogyakarta - 5 days / 4 nights

A reposeful tour to East and Central Java. You will meet both famed nature and culture; Bromo and Borobudur & Prambanan. Slow traveling. See more. Experience. Quality.

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From Surabaya to Cemara Lawang villageDay 1; symbol. Tour to the active volcano Bromo and cultural Yogyakarta

Day 1; symbol. Tour to the active volcano Bromo and cultural YogyakartaPick up in Surabaya city - travel to Cemara Lawang village

You will be picked up in Surabaya city. Your friendly and experienced (little) English speaking driver will drive in about 3 to 4 hours to Cemara Lawang. The village at the edge of the ancient caldera in which one can find the active volcano Bromo.
If you like to be picked up before noon, you will have time to explore the Hindu Tengger area in Cemara Lawang together with your drive. Or just walk or do a hike.
When it is about to get dark, you can also witness the sunset over mount Bromo.

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Cafe Lava (or similar) - This hotel is build right on the edge of the caldera with views over mount Bromo. You will have a private room.
You can upgrade your room or your hotel - please ask

Bromo sunrise tour & the Madakaripura waterfallsSymbol day 2 - tour to mount Bromo and Yogyakarta

Symbol day 2 - Bromo sunrise tourBromo sunrise tour - Madakaripura waterfalls

Around 03:00 a 4wd Jeep is ready in front of your hotel. You will need just 40 minutes to get near the top of mount Pananjakan. When the Jeep parks, you will have to walk the last part.
Mount Pananjakan is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Sunrises can be marvelous, depending on weather conditions colours are different every day. 
On public holidays and during weekends it can get really crowded at Mt. Pananjakan. You can discuss your options with the Jeep-driver if you would like to avoid some of the crowds. The driver will know the situation locally.
Once back at the Jeep you will ride down hill to the mythical black ashen Sand Sea, also called whispering sand or pasir berbisik in Indonesian language. Ask the driver to stop if you like.
Otherwise the driver will continue the ride to the parking area near mount Bromo. It is a 45 minutes walk (one way) to the top of mount Bromo. Keep looking around as the landscape seems to change with every step you take. Take your time at the top.
Then you will meet your driver again. You will be driven back to your hotel to freshen up, to have breakfast and to check out.
Your next destination is Madakaripura waterfalls. At about 1 hour driving from Cemara Lawang you will start your hike to these enchanting waterfalls. Be ready to get wet!
From the waterfalls it is another hour to your hotel in Probolinggo. 

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Bromo Park Hotel, Probolinggo - this fairly new comfortable hotel is located near the train station and Probolinggo's city center. It is a small town, with a harbour where mainly wood from Kalimantan gets unloaded. The hotel is about 2 km from BeeJay Bakau Resort where you can have a nice evening stroll.

Travel by first class train from Probolinggo to YogyakartaSymbol day 3 - day 3 of the tour visit Bromo and Yogyakarta

Symbol day 3 - by train from Probolinggo to YogyakartaTravel by first class train from Probolinggo to Yogyakarta

The first class Ranggajati train departs at 06:50. Take a taxi to get to the train station or take a walk of about 500 m. You will arrive after a relaxing ride with a lot to see. It will be 14:31.
In Yogyakarta it is a 200 m walk to your hotel. Or take a taxi or becak.

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Ibis Styles Yogyakarta - this centrally located hotel makes it easy to get to know Yogyakarta on your first they that you will be there. Just walk out of your hotel and stroll down this famous street with a lot of food and souvenirs.

Visit the fabulous Borobudur and the amazing temples of PrambananDay 4 of your tour visit Bromo and Yogyakarta

Symbol for day 5 - exploring YogyakartaCulture: Borobudur and Prambanan

You will be picked up at 06:00.
You first will visit the Borobudur. The drive to the Borobudur in Magelang takes about 1 hour. The Borobudur is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. It was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD. You can read all about the Borobudur on the UNESCO website, if you are interested in detailed history. Many different language speaking guides are also available on site.
Next is the Prambanan. Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. UNESCO also described the Prambanan into the tiniest details
The Borobudur and the Prambanan can't be compared.

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Ibis Styles Yogyakarta 

Explore Yogyakarta: Kraton, Water Palace, Kota Gede and batikDay 5 of your tour Bromo and Yogyakartan

Symbol for day 5 - visit YogyakartaVisit Yogyakarta

At 09:00 you will be picked up for a city tour in Yogyakarta.
You can decide to extend your stay or travel to your next destination.


  • Optional day 2: Milkyway tour - this includes besides the sunrise from mount Pananjakan also the Milkyway. You will have to depart around 01:00. At additional costs.
  • Optional day 4: if it is too much of a day to visit 2 impressive temple compounds on 1 day, you can visit one of these temples on day 5 and do Yogyakarta city discovering both on day 4 and day 5 after you visited the tempels.
  • No time for slow traveling? You can speed it up and do the tour in 2 or 3 days. Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill in the form.

Tour info - Visit Bromo and Yogyakarta // 5 days

DURATION: 5 days & 4 nights
TRAVELERS: no min. or max.

2 travelers: 380
3 travelers: 315
4-6 travelers:  

Price includes: pick up in Surabaya (train station, hotel, etc.), private transport with air conditioning, little English speaking driver, parking, fuel, toll, 4wd Jeep for the Bromo sunrise tour, entrance fee Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, entrance fee Madakaripura waterfalls, train ticket Probolinggo - Yogyakarta, entrance fee Borobudur, entrance fee Prambanan, entrance fee Kraton, entrance fee Water Palace, meals: 4x breakfast, coffee and tea, accommodation: 4 nights, daily mineral water in reasonable amounts, daily fresh seasonal fruit
Price excludes: travel insurance, personal expenses, all lunches and dinners, optional tours, horse riding, drive from Bromo Park Hotel in Probolinggo to Probolinggo train station, drive from Yogyakarta train station to Ibis Styles Yogyakarta

Reservation - tour start Surabaya