MOUNT BROMO IN JAVA, INDONESIA
This volcano experience is one of my grandfather and father’s favorite memories in our trip.
Mount Bromo is probably one of the most famous scenic attraction in East Java of Indonesia. It is famous for its magnificent sunrise views and view of volcano crater there, which is very rare to see.
The trip was sponsored by Haiti Tours – Indonesia.Travel.
So it was truly special moment for all of us (Grandfather, father, and I). We were in awe of how beautiful the sunrise was! We took a hike to the crater of volcano. It was unbelievable experience for both grandfather and father. They kept repeating how loud it was and vibration constantly. It was the eruption that created such a strong vibration. The smoke was so huge that we had to move our neck to see the entire smoke.
Hike up Mount Penanjakan in time to catch the sunrise over Mount Bromo. It takes about 1-2 hours hike to the first vantage point. Sun rises at 5.30am, therefore usually you have to plan when to start hiking depending on your fitness level. Maps and information are readily and easily available at one of the many official locations. Extra tip is that you may want to hike earlier to avoid the crowd and get a good spot as you may find a lot of people crowding the vantage point to view the sun rising over Mount Bromo. If you have the time and energy, there is another less-crowded vantage point higher up with unobstructed view of the sunrise.
Find out more about my experience at this link: http://www.seektheworld.com/mount-bromo/