Malang To Mount Bromo: 3 D 2 N Trip

August 20, 2023

Malang to Mount Bromo trip is one of the popular travel routes and is in demand by tourists.

Malang and Batu, better known as Malang Raya, offers many exciting tourist attractions, ranging from around the city to nature tourism.

Malang Raya is a warehouse of fascinating natural attractions, ranging from Bromo to various kinds of waterfalls that are very beautiful and beautiful.

Let’s go! 

Day 1 

On the first day of the Malang to Mount Bromo trip, we will take you to go around Malang City and Batu, for the city tour and sightseeing. 

We will pick you at your hotel at 08.30 AM after you take your breakfast 

Kampung Warna-warni Jodipan

Kampung Warna – warni Jodipan or Jodipan Colorful Village is a residential village in the middle of Malang City, located on the banks of the Brantas River.

It was a slum village that then turned into a tourist village after being renovated and the community was educated on how to maintain cleanliness and also dispose of garbage in its place.

This village is unique because almost everywhere there are photogenic photo spots and murals that are very popular with visitors.

This village is unique because it is painted in colors like a rainbow. The colors used are dominantly bright colors and attract attention from a distance.

Inside the village, you’ll find that every corner is a photo spot not to be missed.

You will find many murals, and colorful walls, there is also an umbrella aisle, then a mask aisle, and many more.

There is another unique spot that should not be missed, the Glass Bridge. The Glass Bridge is a 25m-long bridge that connects Jodipan with Tridi village. This bridge stands above the Brantas River as high as 8 m.

This bridge is made of glass at the bottom and is an icon of Jodipan. The bridge is only wide enough for two people to pass each other.

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Kampung Biru Arema 

Kampung Biru Arema or simply what you can call the blue village is on the bank of Brantas River just like Jodipan. 

This village is all painted blue.  Kampung Biru is a supporting village of Arema Malang soccer club.

Many call this unique village in Malang similar to Santorini in Greece. Because every corner of the place in this unique village is blue.

Besides being blue, another uniqueness that can be seen from Kampung Biru Arema is the presence of three-dimensional images painted in every corner of the walls of the house. It’s just that, the images presented are images of the legendary players of the Arema soccer club.

Various mural paintings are presented on the walls of the village, making the atmosphere more exciting. There are various legendary players from Arema soccer club who become the characters in the murals.

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Museum Angkut Batu 

Museum Angkut is a modern transportation museum in Indonesia. The museum was first opened to the general public in 2014.

Since then, the museum has been visited by many people in Malang and surrounding areas. The museum has around 300 pieces of transportation equipment. All of these collections are displayed in an area of 3.8 hectares.

If you’re a fan of classic cars, this place is for you. This place displays many classic cars from various years. You can take pictures with these classic cars. It’s fun. 

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Coban Pelangi Waterfall 

The next destination on the first day of Malang to Mount Bromo is Coban Pelangi Waterfall.  Coban Pelangi is a 110-meter-high waterfall located in Gubuk Klakah Malang.

This waterfall is located within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park area and its height is about 1299.5 meters above sea level.

Before going to Bromo, this place is an interesting stopover.

This waterfall is named Pelangi or rainbow in English because it has a rainbow phenomenon in every splash of water that comes down. 

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Culinary Trip 

If you are on vacation in Malang, you have to try the specialties in this area. There are many delicious food offerings that you can try.

Bakso Malang 

Malang’s signature meatballs have a unique broth flavor, meatball texture, and a variety of fillings that are different from other regional meatballs.

This one contains meatballs, yellow noodles, fried dumplings, dumplings, and tofu in a broth. You can also add sauce and soy sauce according to your taste.

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Rujak Cingur

The next specialty of Malang is rujak cingur. This food is not only famous in Malang but also in other cities in East Java.

Rujak cingur is made from cingur or cow’s mouth which is processed with spices to give a delicious taste.

Rujak cingur is served with vegetables, sliced tofu, tempeh, bean sprouts, long beans and crackers. It is then drizzled with a thick and distinctive petis sauce.

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Nasi Pecel 

Nasi pecel is a simple Malang dish. Local people usually eat this as breakfast. Nasi pecel is a combination of rice topped with boiled vegetables, rempeyek, and peanut sauce.

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Rawon is one of East Java’s specialties, characterized by its blackish-brown color. The thick rawon sauce comes from spices and keluak.

This one is best eaten warm with white rice and side dishes such as short bean sprouts, basil, and sliced cucumber. 

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Day 2 

On day two of Malang to Mount Bromo trip, we will take you to Bromo. Our ultimate destination in this trip. 

Exploring Bromo

This trip will begin at midnight. You will start from Malang City with  our local driver who will accompany you and your fellow travelers to the captivating Mount Bromo. True to its name, this excursion commences at the stroke of midnight, necessitating you to set your alarm early and be prepared before the designated pickup.

As dawn’s first light gently breaks over the eastern horizon, venture to Penanjakan 1, alternatively known as Kingkong Hill or Love Hill, to engage in the mesmerizing activity of sunrise-watching. 

This vantage point is a cherished spot for witnessing one of Indonesia’s most exquisite and romantic sunrises, drawing crowds of tourists. Mount Bromo’s horizon welcomes the sun around 5 AM Western Indonesian Time. 

After immersing yourself in the enchanting sunrise spectacle, capture the breathtaking scenery with numerous captivating photos in Widodaren Savannah, and then proceed to explore the exhilarating Bromo Crater. 

We will also go to Pura Luhur Poten, Whispering Sands or Pasir Berbisik, Watu Singa, and Savannah Hill or Teletubbies Hill. So many things to see. Excited, right? 

In light of this, it is recommended that you prepare yourself well and get ready for the exciting midnight trip to Mount Bromo. Before noon, we can wrap up our tour. It’s a great way to start your Malang Raya adventure.

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Kabut Pelangi Waterfall 

After enjoying Bromo, it’s time to splash around at Kabut Pelangi Waterfall or Rainbow Mist Waterfall. This waterfall is located in Pronojiwo, Lumajang, and is still included in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. So this waterfall is not too far from Bromo.

Locals usually call it Coban Kabut Pelangi, so named because at the tourist location of this waterfall, the conditions are often foggy and if you get the right moment you can also see a rainbow at the bottom of the waterfall caused by the refraction of water and sunlight. 

This waterfall is approximately 100 meters high and is located on a plain with an altitude of about 1229 meters above sea level.

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Day 3 

On day 3, we still explore the natural attractions around Malang before you head off to Ijen. On the third day of Malang to Mount Bromo trip, we will take you to Bukit Kuneer Tea Plantations and the majestic Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. 

Our driver will pick you up in the morning after you get your breakfast. The earlier you leave, the better as we will be spending the last day trekking.

Bukit Kuneer 

Bukit Kuneer or Kuneer Hill merupakan perkebunan teh yang berada lereng Gunung Arjuno. Letaknya tidak jauh terlalu jauh dari kota Malang. It takes only 45 minutes until 1-hour ride depends on the route conditions.

Kuneer Hill has an area of 1,100 hectares and is at an altitude of 1,250 meters above sea level. You will see green tea gardens as far as the eye can see. Because it is located on the slopes of the mountain, of course, the air here is very cool.

To reach this hill and enjoy the view, you need to trek to the middle of the garden and will see a beautiful view. Also, don’t forget to wear warm clothes if you visit this place in the morning as the air is still cold.

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Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Tumpak Sewu waterfall is a waterfall that has a height of 120 meters and has many beautiful waterfall streams. This waterfall is in Lumajang and is located on the slopes of Mount Semeru.

This waterfall is majestic and the most beautiful waterfall in Java. 

To reach the base of this waterfall, you will be trekking through a fairly steep and difficult path for approximately 1 hour. However, it will all pay off once you get to the main waterfall.

You need to be careful going down the track to Tumpak Sewu. It is highly recommended to hire a guide to direct you to a safe path. Especially after the flood of cold lava from Mount Semeru that passes through the river at Tumpak Sewu.

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How to Get to Malang

Getting to Malang, a picturesque city in East Java, Indonesia, offers several transportation options depending on your starting point. Here’s a guide on how to get to Malang:

  1. By Air:

 The easiest way to reach Malang from a distant location is by flying to the nearest airport, which is Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG). 

This airport serves both domestic and limited international flights. You can book a flight to Malang from major Indonesian cities like Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, and more. Once you arrive at the airport, you can take a taxi or a rideshare service to reach your destination within the city.

  1. By Train:

Malang is well-connected by train to various cities in Java. You can take a train from major cities like Surabaya, Yogyakarta, and Jakarta. The Malang train station is relatively centrally located, making it convenient to access various parts of the city upon arrival.

  1. By Bus:

Long-distance buses operate between Malang and other major cities in Java. These buses provide an affordable option for those looking to travel overland. Buses generally have different classes, including executive, business, and economy, offering varying levels of comfort.

  1. By Car: 

If you prefer driving or want more flexibility in your travel, you can rent a car and drive to Malang. The roads leading to Malang are generally in decent condition, and driving allows you to explore scenic landscapes along the way. 

However, traffic conditions and road rules in Indonesia might be different from what you’re accustomed to, so be prepared.

Before you travel to Malang, it’s a good idea to plan your route and transportation method based on your starting location, budget, and preferences. 

Additionally, consider checking for any travel advisories, visa requirements (if applicable), and the current state of affairs due to any potential disruptions, as conditions can change.

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Useful Tips for Vacation in Malang  

Certainly, here are some useful tips for a vacation to Malang and the surrounding area:

Plan Ahead 

Research and plan your itinerary in advance to make the most of your time in Malang. Identify the attractions, activities, and places you want to visit. This will help you optimize your time and ensure you don’t miss out on anything.

Weather and Clothing

Check the weather forecast for your travel dates. Malang has a relatively cool climate due to its elevation, so pack accordingly. Light layers, comfortable shoes, and a light jacket are advisable. If you plan to visit higher elevations or trekking areas, bring warmer clothing.

Local Cuisine

Indulge in the local cuisine. Malang offers a variety of traditional Javanese dishes and unique treats.

Language and Communication

While English might not be widely spoken, especially in more rural areas, many people in the tourist industry understand basic English. Consider learning a few Indonesian phrases to make your communication smoother and more enjoyable.

Respect Local Customs

Indonesia is a culturally diverse country with various customs and traditions. Respect local customs, dress modestly when visiting temples or religious sites, and be aware of local norms to show appreciation for the culture.


Use a combination of transportation options. For shorter distances within the city, consider using becaks (cycle rickshaws) or renting a scooter. For longer distances, consider using ride-hailing apps or renting a car with a driver.

Be Prepared for Adventure

If you’re into outdoor activities, bring suitable gear if you plan to hike or trek. Always prioritize safety, and if you’re going on a more challenging adventure, consider hiring a local guide.

Bargain at Markets

When shopping at local markets and stalls, bargaining is common practice. Be friendly and polite while negotiating for souvenirs or goods.

Stay Hydrated

The tropical climate can be dehydrating, so keep a water bottle handy to stay hydrated, especially if you’re exploring outdoors.

Stay Connected

Get a local SIM card with data to stay connected and access maps, translation apps, and travel resources.

Health Precautions

Consult your doctor about necessary vaccinations before traveling to Indonesia. Additionally, bring mosquito repellent to protect against mosquito-borne diseases.

Respect Nature

When visiting natural attractions, practice responsible tourism. Avoid littering, stay on designated paths, and respect the environment.

Capture Memories

Don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning landscapes, unique architecture, and vibrant culture of Malang and its surroundings.

Remember that a successful vacation involves both planned activities and spontaneous exploration. Embrace the local culture, interact with locals, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Malang and its neighboring areas.

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In conclusion, the Malang trip was an incredible experience. The city’s natural beauty, from majestic waterfalls to stunning volcanic landscapes, left a lasting impression.

The vibrant culture and warm hospitality of the locals made the journey even more memorable. Overall, Malang is a destination that offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural enrichment.

For further updates on Malang and its tourist attractions, please kindly check our website and also our package of Malang to Mount Bromo tour. 

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