5 Attractive Destinations You Should Visit While In East Java

September 7, 2022

Travelers who love to enjoy and capture amazing nature should explore East Java. This area has a lot of attractive destinations, such as volcano mountains, national parks, and white sand beaches. The weather is also perfect for travelers who want to explore a lot of areas all day long. 

Here, we have a list of amazing nature destinations you can visit while exploring East Java. Indeed, you will miss East Java after exploring these 5 amazing nature destinations.  

Ijen Crater 

Ijen Crater is one of the most popular destinations in East Java. It is located on the border between Banyuwangi Regency and Bondowoso Regency. One of the most interesting things about this crater is the electric-blue fire. 

You should hike for about two hours to reach the rim of the crater and 45 minutes to hike down to the bank of the crater to see this fantastic nature attraction. The fire is blue because of the sulfuric gas that comes out from the cracks.

The temperature is so hot there up to 600 degrees Celsius or 1.112 degrees Fahrenheit. It is worth seeing because you are about to visit the largest blue flame area in the world in this place. Another unique thing you will see there are the miners who carry heavy loads between 75 to 90 kg up to the crater. 

Exploring the acid lake is also a challenging activity while visiting Ijen Crater. Be careful because it is one of the deadliest acids. It is okay to put your hand in the lake for a few seconds under the guidance of a supervisor. 

Never do it without getting the right terms and conditions because the acids can decompose your skin only in 15 seconds. Don’t forget to wear a jacket, a mask, or sunglass because the smell of the acid is so strong.    

Mount Bromo 

Mount Bromo is another popular destination you should visit when exploring East Java. It is different compared to other mountains because you are about to explore an active volcano. Imagine that you will hike to a 2.329-meters or 7.647-feet volcano.

Mount Bromo may not has the highest peak but it becomes one of the most popular destinations in East Java. It is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and is an approximately 4-hour drive from Surabaya. 

Travelers love to visit Bromo to see and capture the most amazing sunrise from a vantage point known as Mount Penanjakan. You will get a fantastic sunrise photo with Mount Bromo as the background. 

You can also rent a Jeep to explore the desert. For a slower option, you can explore the mountain by riding a horse. There are also restaurants and cafes nearby so you can enjoy a cup of hot coffee while enjoying the scenery. 

Mount Bromo is not only offering beautiful sunrise but also wonderful sunset. You only have to go to the vast savannah on the southern side of the mountain to get the best sunset view. 

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall 

Do you like to find a waterfall while exploring a country or area? If so, exploring East Java is a perfect decision. This area has a lot of waterfalls and one of them is Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. It is one of the most popular waterfalls in East Java due to its mesmerizing scenery.

Imagine that you are not about to see the beauty of the waterfall but also the surroundings. You can see Semeru in this location. It is the highest active volcano mountain in Java. The water source of this waterfall is coming from the Glidik River flows down to Semeru. 

The location of this waterfall is between the Pronojiwo District, Lumajang Regency, and the Ampelgading District in Malang Regency. It seems that you see several waterfalls once you arrive. It is the reason why the waterfall is called Tumpak Sewu or a thousand waterfalls. 

The route to this waterfall is also challenging. You are about to pass through bamboo ladders. Indeed, you can take pictures as many as you want while enjoying the fresh air. It is okay if you want to swim there. 

Jodipan Village 

Jodipan village is not an ordinary village. The design of this village is different compared to other villages in this area. Yes! This village looks more colorful than others. That’s why people call this area a Rainbow Village or Kampung Warna-Warni.

You can enter and explore the village while buying some traditional snacks, foods, and drinks there. It is great to take some pictures there because there are so many attractive spots for taking photos in this area. 

There are also 3D spots to make your photos more realistic. Besides painting their house with colorful paints, Jodipan villagers also draw murals on the walls. It will be a great background for your photos. Nowadays, you can also feel the sensation of passing through a glass bridge. 

This bridge connects two villages in this area. Don’t miss a chance to take pictures while you are on the bridge. You can see the view of the village and Brantas River better from this spot. Go to the village across the Rainbow Village that known as Blue Village. 

Just like its name, the villagers in this area paint their homes blue. The concept is the same with the Rainbow Village but you will get more unique things while exploring the Blue Village. Indeed, you will get a lot of unique photos or videos in this area, including capturing the villagers while doing their daily activities. The location is near a river known as the Brantas River. The complete address of Rainbow Village is on ZaenalZakse, Ir. H. Juanda 6, Jodipan, Blimbing Subdistrict.   

Baluran National Park 

The Baluran National Park is another great destination you have to visit when exploring East Java. So, what makes this national park so special? Baluran will make you feel that you are in Afrika. People even call this area a small Africa in East Java.

Baluran National Park is located on Banyuwangi – Situbondo Km. 35, Wonorejo, Banyuputih. 40 percent of this area is savannah, lowland forests, mangrove forests, and hills. The area looks stunning with Mount Baluran as the background. 

You can explore a variety of floras and faunas in this area, including 444 plant species, 26 mammal species, and 155 species of bird. Some species in this area are almost extinct so this national park is also a conservation area. For example, they have programs to increase buffalo or known as the Banteng population which has significantly decreased. 

The plant species are including Tamarind, wild Jujube, and Candlenut. The endangered mammals in this national park are including buffaloes or banteng, Javan Leopard, and Javan lutung. This area also serves other wonderful nature destinations, including Bama Beach, Mount Baluran, and the Alas Purwo National Park.  

Indeed, you will be curious and can’t wait to explore East Java after reading this information. You can check our East Java tour packages and book the best one. The extremely beautiful scenery, the atmosphere, and the nature will make you miss the destinations above once you leave them. Our professional team will guide you to explore all the interesting destinations in East Java. You only have to focus and enjoy the trip.