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Pictures; Sikarim Waterfall , Central Java, Indonesia

Sikarim Waterfall is located about 45 minutes from the city of Wonosobo and as you can see in the picture the waterfall is tiered type waterfall that we can not hear the roar. It is still very impressive to unwind at the waterfall, especially the rock cliff. The rick cliff can be an abseiling site.
You can visit this waterfall after visiting Dieng Plateau. Best time to visit is during the wet season when the water flows in bigger amount. However in dry season like July and August, the water is more clean.

Pictures :Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tours, Pronojiwo, Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia

Pronojiwo is a land of waterfalls, a piece of paradise. There are some waterfalls can be seen here, from horsetails, fan and tiered. Spare at least 2 days too visit all waterfalls. And as it is a little dangerous, recommended to be accompanied by local guide while exploring the waterfalls.

This is Tumpak Sewu Waterfall or Coban Sewu Waterfall seen from the lookout. The lookout is not so far from the parking area. It is best trekked from Lumajang area, not from Malang area, If accessed from Malang, the path is more extreme, while from Luamajang is less extreme and also beautiful.

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is more mystical and magical when it is a little misty. Just wait few minutes and it will be clear.

After trekking through sloppy path, bamboo stair, creek, and vegetation, there it goes, the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. The roar of the falls, the mist in the air and dramatic foliage of colocasia jeweled with misty spray is such an unforgettable experience.
We stop by at this beautiful waterfall located on the way to Tumpa Sewu Waterfall, the locals call it Air Terjun Bidadari or Angel’s Waterffall. There is a cave behind the waterfall when sometimes people meditate.
No matter how older we get, it is always exciting to see the waterfall, whether it is full size or the mini one like in the picture.
The nirwana cliff is located after few minutes walking from Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. It is a fan type waterfall which flows to mini blue lake as below picture.
Mini blue lake located nearby Nirwana Cliff where travelers can enjoy soaking to rejuvenate.
A tiered waterfall that travelers must trek to reach Tetes Cave. There is another tiered waterfalls which is more sloppy to reach Tetes Cave.
Tetes Cave mouth is covered by small waterfall where you will definitely be showered if you want to enter the cave. The cave itself is not so large, however it is beautiful as we can see the stalactite and stalagmite and some pillars.
Kapas Biru Waterfall is a beautiful horse tail waterfall which can be reached by 45 minutes walk in slow pace. Travelers will need to go down stairs as well. the bamboo tree nearby the waterfall makes the surrounding dramatic.
Walk about 30 minutes from Kapas Biru Waterfal, located Coban Sriti or known as the twin waterfall. It is a segmented plunge waterfall. It is 120 meters high and the cliff surrounding it is very impressive.

Kabut Pelangi Waterfall is a 100 meters high plunge waterfall, this waterfall can also be reached by trekking about 40 minutes.

EAST JAVA ODYSSEY, INDONESIA

East Java is one of the best destinations in Indonesia. It is rich of natural beauty, and it is not an exaggerating that some travelers say that East Java is a piece of paradise, East Java stretches from Pacitan eastward to Banyuwangi.

Not only natural resources the island is has also cultural attractions such as temples, and also traditions. East Java is not only inhabits by Javansese but also other indigenous tribe such as Madurese, Osing and Tenggerese.

Below are activities can be done in East Java:
-Surfing
-River Boating
-Gemstone enthusiast
-Exploring Old Temples since Singhasari to Majapahit Kingdom Period
-Village trip
-Family Tour to Malang Batu for some theme parks and educational activity
-Volcano Hiking
-White Water Rafting
-Birding
-Parasailing
-Waterfall Treking
-Turtle Tour
-Boating
And there are more, And it can take more than 15 Days too explore all of them.

You can start from Surabaya but East Java is best to be explored start from Yogyakarta, to Pacitan and all the way to Banyuwangi.

Are you interested to explore East Java deeply, feel free to contact us. You can also combine this with Yogyakarta/Central Java Tour , Bali, Borneo or Komodo Flores.

TUMPAK SEWU WATERFALLS: Magical Falls and the new East-Java Indonesia’s Must Visit Place

Located a little remote in East Java, this waterfall is a hidden gem of Indonesia until recently become popular and has attracted domestic and foreign visitors. The pictures of this waterfall has been viral and drawn attention of netizen.

Tumpak Sewu is located in Pronojiwo Lumajang and can be accessed from Malang and Lumajang. Both are good option to visit. Still limited accommodations if you want to stay in Pronojiwo. From Malang it takes about 2.5 hours to the location, from Lumajang city about 1.5 Hours from from Surabaya about 5-6 hours. Hmmm maybe because of the distance location, the waterfall was not well known until lately.

There are few waterfalls nearby Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, but Tumpak Sewu is the star. The multiple 120 meters high horsetail waterfall is enchanting, and even the trekking to get there is another mind-blowingly beautiful.

TUMPAK SEWU WATERFALL
Can be reached by about 30-40 minutes in slow pace through slopy route. Some path are made on bamboo, iron ladders and even streams. So get ready with water friendly footwear. Tumpak Sewu Waterfall not very thunderous but it roars, the mist from the waterfall can block the camera shoot. Prepare with dry bag. There are some spots where you can take picture with this magnificent waterfalls, local guide knows. 

ANGEL’S WATERFALL (AIR TERJUN BIDADARI)
This waterfall is about 20 meters high and located a little hidden. The waterfall is not so massive and it has cave to meditate. This cute waterfall is worth to be visited when you visit Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, maybe to take one or two pictures. 

NIRWANA CANYON (TEBING NIRWANA)
This canyon has fan waterfall, also very beautiful and mesmerizing to see.The water flows wider than the source because of the surface of the cliff underlying it, creating fan-like shape. 

TELAGA BIRU (BLUE LAKE)
This blue lake is located nearby Nirwana Canyon, its water source from the canyon. It is actually not blue, only when the sky above is clear, it has subtle blue color. The size is not so big, only about 5 meters square and its depth is about 1.5 meters. Yet, it is fun to soak and jump here on the hot day enjoying the green surrounding.

TELAGA BIRU (BLUE LAKE)
This cave name derives from the nature of the cave which has the water drops from the cave ceiling. The cave is exotically located a little hidden. We will need to do a short hike along tiered beautiful waterfall, a small natural pond and another more steep heavy tiered waterfall. Yes, definitely you cannot avoid your footwear to get wet going to this cave. The mouth cave is covered by waterfall and entering the waterfall you will be literally like having shower. This is the fun part, actually. The cave interior has pillar, stalactite and stalagmite, and small shallow pond. You can explore further inside. 

KAPAS BIRU WATERFALL (THE BLUE COTTON WATERFALL)
Kapas Biru can be reached by about 30 minutes trekking, through sloppy path and also super vertical ladder. The waterfall is  a horsetail waterfall, about 100 meters high with green vegetation surround it. And exotically, there are bamboo trees growing nearby the waterfall. 

TWIN WATERFALL (COBAN SRITI)
It takes walking through heavy stream river to reach the waterfall, and indeed accompanied by experienced local is important.  It is best to visit during dry season (July-Sept), in wet season crossing and river trekking can be deadly. The waterfall is 120 meters high and it is a segmented waterfall creating two waterfall, and that is why it is called Twin Waterfall. The cliff is very exotic as well as the green vegetation overgrown the waterfall surrounding.

 

Must Visit Places in Pacitan

Pacitan is the region of East Java province, however is more more close accessed from Yogyakarta. Recently Pacitan is popular among the world surfers, for its swell. There are some beautiful beaches as well in Pacitan. Here are some of the must visit places in Pacitan.

1) WATU KARUNG BEACH
This beach is the one that i was talking about, it is the beach popula among surfers. There are some decent accommodations in this beach. Staying in the area is recommended as it is close by to other destinations in Pacitan.

2) BANYUTIBO BEACH
This is where the waterfall meets the beach and ocean. It is very stunning to take photograph and the beach can be visited in the low tide for swimming.

3) KLAYAR BEACH
Klayar is popular for seeing sunset and it has natural fountain whenever the wave hits the reef.

4) COKEL RIVER
This river is a salt water river with coconut trees at the river banks. And then the boat will also take you to feel the wave of the Hindian Ocean for few minutes.

5) MARON RIVER
This river is soooo beautiful. It is fresh water river with bell fruits and coconut on its edges. And the river is very green and clear, especially in dry season. September is when the bell fruit in season. Boating along the river is very relaxing and rejuvenating. And you can also swim away at the blue lake in the river.

6) GONG CAVE
This cave has some big chambers with stalactite and stalagmite formation. It is very easy to visit for everyone, suitable for family as well.

7) Luweng Jaran Cave
Luweng Jaran is a vertical cave which and there are also horizontal cave inside. The entrance is very narrow but inside there are some chambers and the length of the horizontal cave is about 17 KM according to the mapping expedition in 1987 by an expedition team from Australia.

8) Kasap Beach
This beach is located nearby Watukarung Beach and there are some beaches in the vicinity. You can walk to view point to see the atolls and other beaches.

9) Telengria  Beach
This beach is located nearby the city. The sand is brown. The beach is long. There are some hotels at this beach location.

9) Tuna-Tofu Home Industry
The home industry located not far from Telengria beach. You can see the process of preparing the tuna, filling the tuna to tofu and how it is cooked using wood. You can try at Tahu Tuna Pak Ran Store located at the mainroad.

10) Gemstone
Pacitan is the home of gemstones. You can browse some jewelry made of the gemstones.

For tours to Pacitan, explore the beaches, river boating  or surfing please feel free to Getaway Tours; Indonesia Tour Operator.

PICTURES: DIENG PLATEAU

Dieng Plateau located just 3 hours from Yogyakarta has some stunning view and it is worth a visit. Check out below pictures taken by team of Getaway Tours : Indonesia Tour Operator

Expecting sunrise at Mount Sikunir-Dieng Pateau-Central Java Indonesia

Lake Warna and Lake Pengilon from Batu Pandang View Point

Sikidang Crater, where you can see the bubbling mud from close distance.

Pictures: Pangabatang Island and Babi Island -Maumere Island Hopping Day Tour, Maumere, NTT, Flores, Indonesia

Koja Island
Babi Island

Located just about 30 minutes by wooden boat from Maumere, some islands can be visited for relaxing marine getaway. They are very quiet that you will feel like you are on your own in this island. Shall you need multiple days exploring Maumere or just day trip in the city, feel free to contact Getaway Tours: Indonesia Tour Operator.

The water of the island is very clear and the beaches have white sand.

Pangabatang Island
Pangabatang Island beach
Village in Pangabatan Island. Locals work as fishermen.
Lunch at the island
Barbecue for Lunch
Barbecue for lunch

PICTURES: Mount Egon and Blidit Hotspring, Maumere, Flores, NTT, Indonesia

Mount Egon is not the highest peak in Flores, however hiking this mountain is challenging. This mountain can be another place to visit when you are visiting Maumere, maybe after visiting Lake Kelimutu. Mount Egon is a volcano, its last activity was in 2008.

Mount Egon is located about 40 minutes drive from Maumere city and it takes about 2-3 hours hike to reach the peak which is 1700 M asl.

Mount Egon hiking can be a little difficult, though it is not as difficult as Mount Inerie. Mount Egon hiking path is rocky, however as the path is zig zag it is considered easy.
Mount Egon peak is red soil and smoke of sulfur. You can start the hike from Blidit Village.
Mount Egon rocky path
After hiking the volcano, you can visit Blidit Hotspring which can be reached by 40 minutes walk.
Rejuvenate your body for a while at the hot spring which contains very small sulfur.

PICTURES : VAN and MINIBUS , BIG BUS PICTURES

Below are vans, minibus, and big bus provided for our clients. The capacity information is assumed with a tour guide.

This minibus is from year 2017
Toyota Hiace Van is the most comfortable van. It is suitable for long drive with family, and friends. The capacity is comfortable for 10 persons with baggage. The air condition of Toyota Hiace Van is very stable and good.