After viewing Mt Bromo and the surrounding landscape from the top of Mt Penanjakan, we rode the jeep downhill at around 6am. The second half of the tour – scaling the volcano.
But first we had to cross the Lautan Pasir, or Sand Ocean. Tourists who did not want to walk on foot could get a horse ride, at a fee. Near the foot of the volcanic cone, there was a stairway to the rim of the crater. Lonely Planet said the stairway had 253 steps, but other sources gave 246, 248, or 250. Horses would stop here, so tourists must rely on themselves for the final part of the journey.
There was a Hindu temple on the Sand Ocean. It is worth noting that natives of the area were mostly Hindus.
Again I will let my photos do the talking…
This is the jeep I rode for my Bromo tour:
Stone markers show the way to Mt Bromo:
Horse ride on Lautan Pasir:
Advancing to Mt Bromo:
Stairway to the summit:
Fumes from the crater: