Bromo is the pride of East Java – the crater can be reached by foot, jeep or horses, usually from Malang.
It is an epic Indonesia volcano hike in East Java, with stunning views of an entire cluster of volcanoes, as well as an active crater you can climb for close up views.
The highlights of the park are the sunrise, jeep ride in the sea of sand, and hike to the volcano crater.
The full hike to the top of the Mount Bromo crater (starting from the sea of sand) takes about 1 hour, although you can speed it up if you ride a horse partway.
The last part of the hike has to be done on foot, and it’s a short but steep climb up a concrete stairway to the top of the crater.
On the way up on the east side is Teletubbies Savanna – a vast meadow and majestic hill, a peaceful secluded location and beautiful landscape.
The local festival, Kasodo is done annually: people throw fried chicken, vegetables, and even money into the crater of Bromo.
Historically, people of the Majapahit kingdom flew from their enemies to Bali or , Bromo, hence the similarities in culture.
B29 Peak, highland in the clouds with beautiful nature scenery,landscapes, plants, and even wild animals. tourists even call it a nation above the cloud. Several trekking routes are available to explore the area for camping, the views or unspoiled nature.
Penanjakan Views – a popular place with the locals to get a panaromic view of sunrise it can be crowded. Another place to trek up for the view when it is not foggy, is Mentingen Peak , popular also for its lush landscape and flowers.
It is called a waterfall, but it’s more like a thousand waterfalls put together, which is why the name loosely translated from the local Java language means ‘many waterfalls.’
The falls thunder down into a horseshoe shaped jungle ravine that looks like something right out of Jurassic Park.
Approximately two hours from the city area of Lumajang, it’s a amphitheatre of sounds and mists and thundering water falls. Deemed the Niagara falls of Indonesia, it’s off the beaten track and so a relatively untouched beauty. It’s an enormous waterfall that creates a semi-circular curtain of showers against a giant rock face.
It has two viewpoints -one is safe, the other is slightly more treacherous to get to.
The dramatic ‘hike’ to the bottom of the waterfall’s ravine involves navigating, grasping and slipping down the ever-so-slightly precarious bamboo ladders and through rushing waterfall streams.
It is not dangerous per se but you do have to watch your step. There’s a fair level of fitness to trek down and then back up again, you’ll definitely find yourself needing to hold onto the makeshift bannisters, the chains next to the stream or your guides hand now and again.
After you are done descending, you have to walk for another 5 minutes or so by crossing two walk bridges over the river to get to Tumpak Sewu waterfalls.
The grandeur of the waterfall is a truly unbeatable scene and despite it’s lack of popularity, This was a highlight of our East Java itinerary.
Kawah Ijen East Java Indonesia is literally one of the few places in the entire world where you’ll be able to see a once in a lifetime phenomenon.
Iti s the biggest acid lake in the world, and it’s also famous for a crazy phenomenon known as the ‘Kawah Ijen blue fire’, where you can see hot blue flame burning like lava in the dark!
Located in Banyuwangi it is one of the world’s most spectacular sights.
When you reach the top, it’s still pitch dark and that’s when it’s time to see the blue flames. The flames are produced due to the gases produced from the sulfur catching alight means that there no guarantee that on your trip you will get to see it unfortunately and it will also never be consistent on what the size of the flames will be at Mt Ijen East Java.
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