Java island consist of 4 province and there are 2 special regions namely Banten, West java, Central java and East java also Jakarta and Yogyakarta. For East java is one of the provinces in Indonesia that offers various types of tourist attractions, the capital city located in Surabaya (the second biggest city after Jakarta).
East java has the largest area and has a populations of 39.710.000 in january 2019 and wet tropical climate. There are so many incredible things to do and see . Here many tourist attractions, much natural beauty, culture. Also has many places interesting and memorable. There are Volcanos, Waterfalls, Beaches, ancient Temples and beautiful Villages. About food also has many culinary of traditional cuisine and typical food delicious. There are Bakso, Gado gado, Soto ayam, Rawon, Sate kambing and Nasi goreng. To reach an interesting tourist spot in east java requires 4 - 5 days.
HOW TO REACH EAST JAVA
Surabaya is the capital of east java. Surabaya has a Port, International airport and a Train station, but what is commonly used is airplane and Trains. From Malaysia and Singapore there are flights to Surabaya airports (Juanda). And if you are enter Indonesia from Jakarta or Yogyakarta, you can reach east java by train.
The train system in Java island was surprisingly comfortable and efficient, you can use the train only on the island of Java, from Jakarta or Yogyakarta to various cities in east java. There are 3 cities that can transit to tourist destinations in east java, namely Surabaya, Malang and Mojokerto. If you have arrived in these three cities means you are already in east java. And It is time, you have to try typical foods Rawon, Sate kambing or Gado -gado, all foods is famous and very liked. In East java specially in Malang and Surabaya city there are many travel agency and transportation service but if you want stay in Malang city, there is one of the transportation service is Zaini Transport. (Click here..)
FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS IN EAST JAVA
Tumpak sewu waterfall. (Lumajang)
mt Bromo. (Probolinggo)
Madakaripura waterfall. (probolinggo)
Ijen crater. (Banyuwangi)
Gili Ketapang. (Probolinggo)
mt Semeru. (Malang)
Tumpak Sewu waterfall.
Tumpak Sewu waterfall and mt Semeru
HOW TO GET TUMPAK SEWU
Tumpak Sewu is best waterfall in Java located in the border Malang regency and Lumajang regency, from Malang around 2.30h. It better based from Malang. From Surabaya around 4 - 5h depend on traffic. Minibuses are public transportation to get to Tumpak Sewu but are not recommended because they are time dependent and are rarely available, waiting for the next minibus is very long especially when in the afternoon, it is difficult to find it. In addition to the waterfall, you will get an additional cave named Goa Tetes which is close to the waterfall as an additional activity. This is one of the waterfalls that has an interesting adventure. An effective alternative plan is that you can combine Tumpak Sewu and mt Bromo for only one day. Or Malang -> Tumpak Sewu -> Bromo -> Ijen 3 days. This 3 days tour is an effective plan in terms of distance, time and cost. After climb in Ijen direct by ferry go to Bali.
If start from Surabaya, you can stay in Tumpak Sewu and Start from malang stay in Cemoro lawang (Bromo)
Bromo Tengger Semeru national park.
mt Batok, mt Bromo and mt Semeru
Bromo is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia also one of the Indonesia's iconic tourist destination. The beauty of nature surrounding area, the scenery is very stunning and impressive. Dry season is the best time to visit Bromo (march - october) In this area there is a caldera of sea sand. At the base of the Tengger caldera, a stretch of 6,000 hectares of sea of sand is what local residents call Segoro Wedi. In the middle of the caldera base, there are several mountains and one of them is Bromo Volcano which is used as a place to throw offerings in the Kasodo ceremony.
HOW TO REACH BROMO
There are 2 alternative transportation by plane or train. With an airplane you can transit at Surabaya Juanda international airport. With a train that starts from Jakarta / Yogyakarta, you can choose to transit in cities of Malang and Surabaya, from the 2 cities approximately 3 hours away. Why should transit in 2 cities, because there is the best waterfall in east java that you might not miss. (Tumpak Sewu waterfall). But there are also those who get with public transportation, the main difficulty is reaching the Probolinggo bus station and back down to Probolinggo. There isn't public transportation in evening. The problem is that this public transportation will depart Bromo when it is full. It is very long wait. And driver confused about where you want to drop you off. In anywhere other than the bus station because of communication.
WHERE TO STAY
In Indonesia Surabaya is second the biggest city after Jakarta, of course offers many variants of hotels widely spread throughout the city. But in Malang city is a beautiful place and has many hotel variant also such as homestay, guesthouse and hotel, but there some lodge that are very fitting for the atmosphere, price and service. From all that classification, you can check and click here ==> HOMESTAY
The Ijen plateau's most extraordinary sight is the magnificent turquoise sulphur lake of Kawah Ijen. A night hike to the crater in which the lake boils will introduce you to blue fire, spectacular scenery.
Mt Ijen is a volcano located on the border between Banyuwangi regency and Bondowoso regency, East Java. This mountain has an altitude of 2,386 mdpl. One of the most famous natural phenomena of Mount Ijen is the blue fire inside the crater located at its peak. This crater is an active volcano that makes the crater look more unique and amazing. The crater comes with a beautiful greenish yellow colour that makes everyone who sees it immediately fascinated. When you have reached Banyuwangi means you are close to Bali.
Ijen crater has acidic crater lake at the top of mt Ijen with a lake depth of 200 meters and a crater area of 5.466 hectares. Ijen crater lake is known as the largest strong acid water lake in the world. The phenomenon of eternal blue fire is in the crater of ijen and this natural scene only occurs in two places in the world Iceland and Ijen. Blue fire only can be seen by the human eye when there is no light, so the ideal time to see it is from 2 am to 4 am in the morning.
Ranu Kumbolo lake
Mt Semeru is the highest mountain on the island of java as well as the highest volcano in Indonesia has a height of 3676 mdpl. The Charm of Ranu Kumbolo cannot be doubted, in addition to the famous Ranu Kumbolo, there are also Ranu Pani and Ranu Regulo who can be climbers around the mountain located in Lumajang and Malang. Ranu Regulo is about 20 minute from Ranu Pani, at this point climbers can set up tent to spend the night before the day of the climb. It takes about 4 days to climb the summit of Semeru round trip. To climb the mountain can be reached through city of Malang.
The air temperature at semeru peak ranges from 0 - 4 degrees. The average temperature ranges between 3 - 8 degrees celsius at night and early morning, while during the day it ranges between 15 -21 degrees celsius. That is an interesting place in East java. Other references, click here..