Mount Bromo is in East Java and is yet another of Indonesia’s active volcanoes. As Indonesia sits on what is known as the Ring of Fire, there are a great many volcanoes here that erupt pretty regularly, and despite its active status Bromo Volcano is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Java. Certainly if you like trekking and aren’t put off by the hike to the summit which takes about 45 minutes and is pretty steep in parts then this can be quite an experience, especially if you have been travelling in countries where active volcanoes are not as popular!
Named after the Hindi god Brahma, you can climb to the top of Mount Bromo if the volcano’s activity status allows and it isn’t about to erupt in the near future. Tours take visitors part of the way to the crater in a jeep, after which you will have to walk the rest of the way, and the best time to go is around 4am so that you can watch the sunrise over the Tengger massif, a group of mountains that includes Mount Bromo.
Admittedly this is a heavily touristy attraction but the views are absolutely amazing and the trek is perfect for those who want to clear their head after a few days in busy Jakarta or Central Java. Not only that, but if you want to say that you climbed a volcano in Indonesia then this is one of the easier ones to visit.