"You probably won't want to..." Surabaya Off The Beaten Path Tip by bdschobel
Surabaya Off The Beaten Path: 8 reviews and 4 photos
You probably won't want to stay in Surabaya very long. Go south, then east, toward Mt. Bromo, an active volcano. The locals say that people who climb Mt. Bromo will have good luck for the rest of their lives. It's true, for me! You should stay in one of the many hotels and guest houses on the way up the mountain, so that you don't have too far to go to reach the top the next day. Tour operators will take you as far as cars can go up Mt. Bromo very early in the morning. Then you climb in the darkness, reaching the top just before sunrise. After watching the sun rise, you can look down into the volcano's pit, see the red glow and smell the sulfurous fumes. Then climb back down to your transportation. It's not terribly strenuous. Any healthy person can do it.