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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2013
From Yogya to Cemoro Lawang in a day


I will be traveling from Yogya to Cemoro Lawang on August 6th.
Would this journey be possible in 1 day?
Yogya to Surabaya by train -> Surabayy to Probolinggo by public bus -> Probo to Cemoro by minivan.

And also, will it be possible to arrange accomodation for 1 night in Cemoro (just until 03h00 or so, to do the sunrise-trek) on August 6th?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2012
Overland travel Surabaya to Dempassar  (2 Answers)

I will be travelling around Indonesia in october.(Java,Bali,Lombok)

I intend travelling from Surabaya to Banyuwangi and onwards to Dempassar.

I would prefer to do the first stage by train and transfer to boat and bus for the latter part.

Could an inclusive ticket be bought that gets me all the way.

Is this a good way of doing it or is it better to go by bus all the way.

What are the pitfalls?

Thanks foryour help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2011

Hello I would be travelling to Sawoo in Ponorogo around 11 Dec 2011. I am going there to find a long lost friend. We lost contact but I know she lives in Tumpak Pelem Sawoo Ponorogo but that's all the address I have. Where do I go to get some help to track my friend. Is there a district Office that I can go to ask? Pls help me this is very urgent.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2011
villa hanni

help needed, anyone knows where villa hanni ( an old villa ) in tretes please ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2010
increased acitivity at Mount Bromo - should we visit Dec 2010?  (3 Answers)

Hi there - we're due to take our family on a volcano discovery tour to East Java at the end of the year - the kids are so excited about climbing Mount Bromo and seeing into its crater. BUT the volcano has been showing signs of increased activity and I hear that the area either 1 or 2 km from the rim is closed to tourists. I'm not sure whether we should still go or whether it just makes for an even more exciting kids' adventure..... Can anyone who's there now or been there in the last couple of weeks please advise! Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2010
Surabaya/ Mt Bromo itinery  (5 Answers)

Dear travellers,
I plan to visit Surabaya this year end for 5 days.
What are the attractions in Surabaya? I'd like to include Mt Bromo in my plan. Or it is too far and too time consuming?
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2008
Help on transportation from Bromo to Yogya during holiday season of Ramadan  (1 Answer)

Hi, unfortunately we need to travel from Bromo to Yogya on Oct 3. We will fly from Lombok to Surabaya on Oct 2, arriving noon time and bus to Bromo. (Will there is any problem for bus traveling during this period?)
Stay one nite and after sunrise tour, go to Yogya on Oct 3.
Could anybody help on service (minibus etc) from Bromo to Yogya and the rate?
I got a quotation for train from Surabaya to Yogya at US$25 per person. However, I prefer a direct transfer from Bromo to Yogya.
It seems impossible to find any agencies online in Problinggo. Not sure if any agencies in Yogya or Surabaya provide such service.
Many thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2008
Solo - Mt Bromo  (6 Answers)

I'll be travelling to Java end of August. Will be covering Bandung / Jogja / Solo / Mt Bromo / Surabaya.

1. How do I travel from Solo to Mt Bromo? Do I need to get to Surabaya first? If I could skip Surabaya then I'll cover the city only upon my return from Bromo.

2. How do I make arrangement for the Mt Bromo trip? Can be done before I travel to Indonesia? Any recommendation?

3. I'm not that physically fit, so I don't intend to climb Mt Bromo. I read that I can get the sunrise view from other mountains. Any recommendation? How do I make this arrangement?

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2008
From Mt Bromo to Kawah Ijen  (6 Answers)

Hi, we are thinking of going to Kawah Ijen after Mt Bromo, and then going forward to Bali after Ijen. We start from Surabaya. After the research, the part from Surabaya to Mt Bromo seems simple enough to do by ourselves. But the segment from Mt Bromo to Kawah Ijen appears more challenging as it may take a lot of train/bus transfer to get there. We don't have much time for this. Therefore, I wonder if it is possible to make such transportation/accommodation arrangement when we arrive in Mt Bromo? Most likely we are staying in Lava View Lodge. Can they make such an arrangement or we'd better just take 3d/2n package tour (include Mt Bromo/Ijen and Ferry to Bali) from Surabaya? I got a quote from Global Adventure Indonesia for 180 Euro per person for such package. I am not sure if that's a good deal. Appreciate if you can provide your experience.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2008
From Surabaya to Bromo, from Bromo to Jogyakarta  (4 Answers)


I'm planning (2 persons) to make a round trip: Surabaya -Bromo- Jogyakarta.
here are my questions:
1. How to get from Surabaya airport to Bromo? Would it be OK to take local transport or do we need to contact a travel/transport agency?
Do you have any phone numbers or e-mails for transportation?

2. How to get from Bromo to Jogyakarta?
Again, any websites, phone numbers are most welcome.

If you have any idea about prices, I'd appreciate it.

I have heard that there are minibuses, but do they serve only groups or could you take them randomly?

The cheaper the better :-)

Thank you in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2008
Malang or Batu  (2 Answers)

I am not sure whether I shall stay at Malang or Batu for one and a half day, after visiting Mt Bromo. Plan to travel in June.

I plan to go slow and take my own leisure time to explore the area.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2008
Have you toured with this agent before ...  (2 Answers)

Would you recommend? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2007
Hotels in Tulung Agung  (1 Answer)

I am going to Surabaya and Tulung Agung next week. I have no problem in making my hotel reservation in Surabaya via internet as most of the hotels have websites. I am having difficulties in finding the right hotel for my family to stay in Tulung Agung. Can anybody recommend me a clean and nice hotel in Tulung Agung (at least 3 star hotel)and how can I make reservations?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2007
Mt. Semeru trek  (5 Answers)


Does anybody have experience hiking Mt. Semeru? We're planning to do a 4-day hike to the mountain and back to Cemoro Lawang.

We will need a guide and a tent. Is it best to go to the agent in Probolinggo or Malang or book well in advance? Can anyone share names/phone numbers of good and not very expensive travel agents?

Thanks for the help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2006
Surabaya airport - Malang  (3 Answers)

Is it possible to go dirctly from the Surabaya airport to Malang? How much would taxi cost?

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