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PICTURES: Mount Penanggungan Hiking Clmbing

Climbing Mount Penanggungan you will not only be passing forest, but also some old sites which locals call it as candi. There are more than 100 candi sites located scattered on the slope of Mt Penanggungan. The most famous is located at Seloliman, Jolotundo Holy Spring where you can enjoy the bath to rejuvenate after hiking. Before returning to Surabaya you can stop by at rice terrace.

Sunrise from the peak of Mount Penanggungan. Get prepared with the warm jacket as at the peak can be very windy and chill.
Mount Arjuno-Welirang seen from the peak of Mount Penanggungan
Camp site at Lurah Temple
Lurah Temple Camp Site
Carik Temple

Putri Temple


Jolotundo Holy Spring Temple
Rice Terrace at Seloliman Village
Mount Penanggungan-Mt Arjuno Welirang


Pictures: Mount Inerie Hiking Pictures, Bajawa, Ngada, Flores Island

Below are some pictures taken by Getaway Tours Indonesia Tour Operator team during Mount Inerie hiking. It takes about 4-5 hours hike to the peak and then about 4 hours descend.

The resting area about 2 hours hike from the starting point.
The view from slope of Mount Inerie, we can see Watunariwowo and also Aimere coast line.
The gradation view of the mountainous landscape.
The highest peak of Mount Inerie seen from the second peak. From the second peak we can see the dead crater.
The narrow path to from the second peak to the highest peak.

The highest peak of Mount Inerie

Pictures :Mt Sindoro Hiking

During the 2 days camping trip to the peak of Mount Sindoro, one of the highest in Java and in Indonesia. Mount Sindoro we offer starts from Yogyakarta or Magelang or Borobudur or Wonosobo, via Kledung basecamp. The total hiking is amout 5 hours hike to the peak and about 3,5 hours descend.

Below are pictures taken by Getaway Tours, Indonesia Tour Operator team on the hike of Mount Sindoro.

Shall you have any queries about hiking to Mount Sindoro or other peaks in Java, feel free to contact our tour planner.

Pictures: Gili-Noko Island, Bawean Island, East Java, Indonesia

Below are pictures of Noko-Gili Island located geographically at Bawean Island. It is recommended to take a day trip here and enjoy lunch with seafood menus here. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and enjoy sunset at Noko Island. In the afternoon some birds can be found at the sand island of Noko Island.

Below are some pickture of Gili-Noko Island of Bawean Island taken by Getaway Tours: Indonesia Tour operator team.

Sunset from Noko Island.

The sand Island of Noko is connected to Gili Island and can be crossed by walking when the ride is low.

Some sea birds can be seen at Noko Island

NOko Island

Gili Island can be reached by boat about 30 minutes.

You can buy super fresh fish for grilled to have lunch at Gili Island.

PICTURES: Lake Kelimutu, Moni, Ende, Flores Island

Even though Lake Kelimutu is well known to be visited in the morning when sun rises come, however, it is actually good to be visited in the morning and during afternoon. Off course it depends on the weather, often the mist comes in the day time and afternoon and morning as well. But regarding the sun direction, it is good to take picture in the afternoon than morning. Morning is back-light to take picture.

There are some view point to enjoy Lake Kelimutu. The main view point is where visitors usually expect sunrise, as the morning comes, it is usually will get crowded with people especially on weekend. After sunrises you can walk to another view points which can be reached by walking about few minutes.

Lake Kelimutu consists on 3 lakes, 2 lakes has green colors and the other two has green Tosca colors.

There are macaques inhibit the lakes area, sometimes you can see them enjoying the morning at the edge of the lake.

Below are some pictures of the legendary lake, taken by Getaway Tours, Indonesia Tour Operator team. Feel free to contact us for queries to visit Lake Kelimutu.



PICTURES: Ijen Blue Fire Tour 2019 in May

Ijen Crater in the morning.
Sulfur Smoke of Ijen Crater

It is recommended wearing gas mask to visit Ijen to avoid inhaling sulfur.
Stars at Ijen Crater, yes, you can also see the milkyway from Ijen Crater area.

*** Getaway Tours, Indonesia Tour Operator

Pictures: Labuan Bajo in the sunset time and evening

Labuan Bajo has been a destination for ocean and diving lovers. It is the gate to Komodo National Park which offers safari to see Komodo Dragon and well-known diving, snorkeling paradise. The hotels in Labuan Bajo has grown rapidly from dorm, homestays to a 5 star resort.

The city of Labuan Bajo is very small and easy to explore within few hours. There is a beach located a bit off the city where some resorts located., called as Waecicu Beach where you can swim without going to National Park area. About 30 minutes drive you can go to Rangko Cave.

The sunset time is very mesmerizing in Labuan Bajo. You can enjoy it from the hill side or even at the harbor area. If you stay at the main street area nearby harbor, you can walk to some coffee shops of some accommodations above. One of the is Ciao Hostel, at the third floor, the sunset view is amazingly beautiful.

Around sunset time you can stroll along the harbor and see street food stalls are prepared, with various kind of seafood from fish, crabs, lobster, shrimp and more. All are fresh.

Evening, you can enjoy dinner at some nice restaurants. One of the best restaurant which offers live music on Saturday night is Le Pirate.

Below are some pictures taken in Labuan Bajo during late afternoon and evening by Getaway Tours, Indonesia Tour Operator.

Labuan Bajo on sunset time from above
Labuan Bajo sunset seen from Ciao Hostel
Labuan Bajo sunset time at Bajo Bridge
Labuan Bajo harbor
Seafood food stall nearby Harbor

Pictures: Komodo National Park

Below are some pictures taken at Komodo National Park. Not just seeing Komodo Dragon but also enjoying the nice view of white sandy beach, the panoramic curving beaches at Padar Island and snorkeling. On some season usually you can stop by at Manta Point, it has circle current on the surface. Some season Manta can not be found though.

Komodo Dragon in Komodo Island-Labuan Bajo
Komodo Dragon in Komodo Island -Labuan Bajo
Trekking Route at Komodo Island-Komodo National Park
Komodo Dragon at Komodo Island
Pink Beach-Komodo National Park
Snorkeling at Pink Beach

Padar Island Panorama at Komodo National Park. It takes bout 45 minutes to the highest view point. As it is hot there,be ready with water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and walking shoes. If you like, coconut water is also available to buy there.

Borneo Orangutan Tour Boat

Locally called as Klotok, the boat for orangutan tour to sail along river in Kalimantan jungle is equipped with toilet and the bed installed is equipped with mosquito net. Please find below pictures of wooden boat we use for orangutan tour at Tanjung Puting National Park.