Located some 8 hours drive by car from Yogyakarta city, Mount Bromo is part of the Tengger massif, together with Semeru, Batok and Widodaren. It belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and it is located in a plain called the Sea of Sand. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Indonesia, to the point that seeing the sunrise on Mount Bromo and then doing a Bromo tour, which involves walking up to its crater are almost rites of passage.
A typical Mount Bromo tour consists of viewing the sun rise over it, and then going all the way up to the crater. The overall experience can be really enjoyable, provided one knows what to expect.
The best viewpoint to see the sunrise over Mount Bromo is that of Mount Penanjakan. We have to depart from hotel or homestay about 2.00am going to Penanjakan sunrise view point with Jeep. Jeep usually drop passengers off as close as possible to the entrance to the park, from where they have to walk all the way to the viewpoint. After sunrise Jeep will bring going to Bromo crater, we have to walking from Jeep parking about 25 minutes to Bromo crater.