I did a trip to Mount Bromo on 21 October 2017. It was a last minute weekend travel plan but Sofyan organised it well, tailoring it to my travel plans (this included a quick photo stop at the mud volcano Lusi or Lumpur Sidarojo south of Surabaya). He organised a pick up and drop off from Surabaya, and arranged for an excellent local guide (Eko) and local transport. I was also impressed that I was informed in advance who the guide and the driver was, and that they made contact with me before the trip. As far as guides go Eko is one of the best I’ve come across in my travels. He knew the best spots and offered suggestions, and also gave me room to enjoy my trip taking photos whenever I wanted to. He was knowledgeable about the local area (being a local). All in all, Java Adventures Trail were very reliable and safe. And I would recommend them to foreign travelers heading to East Java. A good suggestion for visitors doing a midnight trip to Bromo (or Bromo+Ijen) – get into Surabaya earlier and get some sleep! Or the day after you will be knackered! This might not be a state to be in for those who might then head off to Ijen. The drive can be bumpy so don’t count on sleeping too much in the car.
Visited: 21st of October 2017