Surabaya To Tumpak Sewu Trip: 3 Days 2 Nights Of Unforgettable Memories

April 19, 2024

Surabaya to Tumpak Sewu trip is the unforgettable adventure about East Java beauty. 

East Java is one of the provinces in Indonesia that offers so much natural beauty, from mountains like Bromo to waterfalls, everything is complete to explore and you will have an unforgettable experience.

Day 1 : Surabaya – Malang – Lumajang 

On day one of Surabaya to Tumpak Sewu trip, our driver will pick you up at whatever place you arrive in Surabaya. It is better before lunchtime you have to arrive at Surabaya. 

We will have lunch in the restaurant with an Indonesian menu mostly an East Java menu before we head to Malang and Lumajang. It takes 2 hours to Malang.

We will stop at Malang to sightseeing at Jodipan Rainbow Village before we continue to Pronojiwo, Lumajang.  

Rainbow Village Jodipan

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Nestled on the banks of the Brantas River in Malang City, lies Kampung Warna-Warni Jodipan, or the Jodipan Colorful Village. 

Once a slum, this vibrant community was transformed through a remarkable revitalization project. Residents embraced a newfound focus on cleanliness and waste management, paving the way for a thriving tourist destination.

Jodipan’s magic lies in its kaleidoscope of colors. Buildings are awash in a rainbow palette, bursting with bright hues that capture attention from afar. 

Every corner becomes a potential photo opportunity, with colorful murals, whimsical umbrellas, and mask aisles, and countless other creative surprises waiting to be discovered.

Adding to the unique charm is the iconic Glass Bridge. Spanning 25 meters across the Brantas River at a height of 8 meters, this glass-bottomed pedestrian bridge connects Jodipan with neighboring Tridi village. 

Offering breathtaking views and a touch of adrenaline, it’s a must-experience for any visitor. 

After we spend time in Malang, we continue our journey to Pronojiwo, Lumajang to witness the breath taking majestic Tumpak Sewu waterfall. 

We drive for about 1,5 hour before we reach our accommodation to stay the night. In the morning, we will go to Tumpak Sewu and Goa Tetes, to explore the beauty. 

Day 2: Explore Tumpak Sewu and Goa Tetes 

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On the second day of Surabaya to Tumpak Sewu trip, we will start the journey at 7 am after breakfast. 

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, also known as Coban Sewu or Air Terjun Tumpak Sewu, is a spectacular waterfall located in the eastern part of Java, Indonesia, near Mount Semeru, the highest active volcano on the island. 

This waterfall is renowned for its beauty and is often described as a “thousand waterfalls” due to its extensive size and the numerous cascades that form a semi-circular curtain of showers against a massive rock face.

Tumpak Sewu is not only impressive in size but also in its accessibility. The hike to the waterfall involves navigating ladders, ropes, and mud steps attached to the rock face, making the journey down to the base of the waterfall an adventurous experience. 

Once you reach the bottom, it’s a short walk across a small stream to the waterfall, where you can witness the 120-meter-high falls that will take your breath away.

The waterfall is situated in the Lumajang Regency, with the nearest airport being in Malang, which has direct flights from Bali.

Visiting Tumpak Sewu is a must for nature lovers and adventure seekers, as it offers a unique and unforgettable experience. 

It is recommended to visit during the dry season, from April to November, as the rainy season can be dangerous due to falling rocks and tree branches, and the roads may become impassable.

In addition to Tumpak Sewu, there is another waterfall nearby called Goa Tetes, which is a short walk away and offers a series of cascades and caves. 

After exploring Tumpak Sewu, we go back to our accomodation and packing up before heading to Cemara Lawang, village near Bromo. 

Day 3: Bromo Sunrise  Hunting Tour 

A Bromo sunrise hunting trip is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion. Located in East Java, Indonesia, Mount Bromo is an active volcano and a popular tourist destination, known for its stunning sunrise views and otherworldly landscape.

The Bromo sunrise tour typically starts early in the morning, around 1 am, to reach the sunrise point before dawn. The journey involves a two-hour drive through winding roads and narrow paths, which can be challenging but rewarding. 

Once at the sunrise point, visitors are treated to a breathtaking view of the volcanic landscape, with the sun’s rays illuminating the crater and surrounding hills.

In Bromo there are several point to hunt the sunrise, which are:

Penanjakan 1

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Penanjakan 1 is the highest position in the Bromo Semeru Tengger National Park. This place is about 2,770 meters above sea level. With this height, the view of Bromo and Semeru Tengger will be seen very clearly.

Penanjakan 1 is the best place to enjoy the sunrise.  This place is located in Wonokitri Village, Pasuruan, East Java.

Penanjakan 2 or Sruni Point

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Sruni Point Peak is one of the best spots in the Bromo Semeru Tengger National Park area for sunrise hunting. This place has an altitude of about 2,400 meters above sea level.

Sruni Point is an alternative to watching the sunrise if Penanjakan 1 is full. Sruni Point is located in Ngadisari Village, Sukapura, Probolinggo, East Java.

Love Hill (Bukit Cinta) 

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Bukit Cinta is also often referred to as Penanjakan 3 and is the third spot that can be used for Milky Way hunting. This place is also an alternative spot for sunrise hunting.

Bukit Cinta is located in Wonokitri, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java and has an altitude of about 2,680 meters above sea level.  This place can also be used for camping while waiting for the milky way or sunrise.

Mentigen Hill  

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Mentigen Hill is located in Ngadisari Village, Sukapura, Probolinggo Regency, East Java. This hill is in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Mentigen Hill has an elevation of 2,273 meters above sea level and is located amidst the beautiful surroundings of the national park. The hill presents a serene environment and visitors can relax while enjoying the Bromo landscape.

 The hill offers panoramic views of the iconic Bromo and the surrounding volcanic landscape, creating a surreal experience for everyone who visits.

Mentigen is a great place for camping and sunrise hunting. If you want to hunt for sunrise photos here, it is recommended that you camp overnight to get the best experience.

After the sunrise, the tour continues with a visit to the Sea of Sand, a large valley full of volcanic ash. Here, visitors can explore the area on foot or by horseback, taking in the unique volcanic landscape.

The tour may also include a visit to Penanjakan Hill, which offers panoramic views of the volcanoes and the surrounding area.

The Bromo sunrise tour is popular for its natural beauty and the opportunity to witness the raw power of a volcanic landscape. However, it is also an experience that requires preparation, as temperatures can drop significantly before sunrise and proper clothing is essential. 

Additionally, visitors should be aware of the local customs and traditions, as the area is home to the Tenggerese people, who have a deep connection to the volcano and its surroundings.

Overall, a Bromo sunrise hunting trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion. It is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Indonesia and looking to explore the country’s unique volcanic landscapes.


Surabaya – Malang – Lumajang linger in the memory long after you depart. From awe-inspiring waterfalls to dramatic volcanic landscapes, the regions’s natural beauty is truly captivating.

But the charm extends far beyond its scenery. The vibrant culture and the genuine warmth of the local people add an unforgettable layer to your experience. Adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion blend seamlessly in this remarkable destination.

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