This big thriving city is the crowded capital of East Java. Home to many of the nation’s fiercest independence fighters, the city is known to locals as Kota Pahlawan (City of Heroes) and around the city you will see scatered statues commemorating many heroes of the independence movement.
Today Surabaya is a modern industrial city, considered the economic and trading centre of Eastern Java as well as home to the nation’s navy. Second only to Jakarta in size, population and commerce, this is a massive city of over three million people.
With 21st century shopping malls, colonial era buildings and business high rises, this city represents a melting pot of Javanese culture with modern industrial development.
For visitors, highlights of the city include it’s zoological gardens, the immaculately presented Sampoerna museum or a visit to the island of Madura where you can experience the excitement and thrill of a local bull race. The city is also an ideal base to explore the other attractions of East Java including Mt Bromo, the cool mountain retreats of Malang and the natural beauty of Ijen Plateau.
The Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park covers a massive area of 800 square kilometres in the centre of East Java. For anyone with an interest in volcanoes, a visit to the park is a must. This is the largest volcanic region in the province. Visit the park and see the plumes of smoke coming from Mt. Semeru, an active volcano which rises 3676 meters above sea level.
Experience the remarkable Tengger Caldera, Java’s largest, with its 10 km barren desert-like sea of sand. Within the caldera rise the deeply fissured volcanic cones of Batok and Bromo, the latter is still active with a cavernous crater from which smoke blows skyward. Temperatures at the top of
Mount Bromo range about 5 to 18 degrees Celsius. To the south of the park is a rolling upland plateau dissected by valleys and dotted with several small scenic lakes, extending to the foot of Mount Semeru.
The Tengger sandy area has been protected since 1919. This is believed to be the only conservation area in Indonesia, and possibly the world which possesses a unique sand sea at the attitude of about 2000 m above sea level. There are several mountains inside the caldera: Mt Watangan (2,661 m asl). Mt Batok (2,470 m asl), Mt Kursi (2,581 asl), Mt Watangan (2,661 m asl), and Mt Widadaren (2,650 m asl).
With beautiful scenery, easy access and visitor-oriented facilities, it’s no wonder that this one of the most popular reserves in Java.
Forget shopping in the fancy malls or dining in popular restaurants, go ditch the city for the raging, white waters of Probolinggo in East Java, south of Surabaya. Stunning, natural beauty and adrenaline-pumping action make for the perfect escape from the daily doldrums, not to mention providing an excuse to scream your lungs out.
Rafting in Probolinggo takes you down the Pekalen River, through the simple Ranu Gedangvillage and up to majestic, cascading waterfalls. It can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of skill or experience. Even those who don’t know how to swim can join in this adventure without fear, but of course following the correct safety requirements..
Aside from the rough rapids, you’ll also travel through gorgeous landscapes of natural rock formations, alongside seven splendorous waterfalls, and through dark,mysterious bat caves. You’ll also come across numerous species of creatures living in the wild including eagles, orioles, monkeys, otters, squirrels and monitor lizards.
There are several spots where the waters are calm and you can get out to swim and enjoy the cool, fresh water. One such spot also includes a ledge, about 5 meters up. Jump off, if you dare!
We will pick you up from airport or hotel or agreed meeting point and right away go to Sukapura.
From Sukapura, we will take a jeep and start exploring Bromo. First stop will be at Pananjakan Bromo where we will enjoy watching the sunrise and then we will continue to Bromo crater by jeep to get to the nearest possible stop of Bromo Crater which after that we will either continue to Bromo Crater by foot or horseback riding.
From Bromo Crater, we will go to Teletubbies Hill where we will feel refreshed looking at that green landscape with hills surrounding, and Whispering Sand, a landscape full of volcano ashes. We will stop a little longer at Teletubbies Hill to enjoy our breakfast before ending our trip at Whispering Sand.
After that we will go to Pekalen River. Rafting!
At evening we will making our way back to Malang.
*Meals: Breakfast and Lunch (B, L)
Today will be your free time. Enjoying hotel facility before go to Airport
*Meals: Breakfast (B)
• 2 nights accommodation
3 Star Hotel at Malang (2 night)
Inclusive of fuel costs, parking & toll fees, and drivers’ expenses
• Explore Bromo Mountain
• Semeru & Bromo Jeep (4×4 Drive)
• Rafting Pekalen River Package
• Meals as stated in the itinerary
• All permits, entry fees and activities stated in the itinerary
• Drinking Water (Mineral water) during the trip
• Guide and/or Tour Leader
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