East Java is a province in Indonesia known for its beautiful natural scenery, cultural heritage, and vibrant cities. If you have a chance to travel down here, you should consider these destinations that we have written about below here.
Here are some of the must-visit destinations in East Java:
- Mount Bromo: Located in Probolinggo, Mount Bromo is an active volcano with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Visitors can take a hike to the summit or ride a horse to the base of the volcano. Riding a jeep is one of the most fascinating experiences because most of the jeeps here are vintage built 70-90.
- Ijen Crater: Another active volcano located in Banyuwangi, Ijen Crater is famous for its blue fire phenomenon, which is visible at night. Visitors can also take a hike to the crater and witness the beautiful turquoise lake. Remember blue fire spot is a restricted area, so it has a high possibility that it can be closed anytime due to volcanic activity or toxic gas from its volcano.
- Surabaya: The capital city of East Java, Surabaya is a bustling metropolis that combines modernity with tradition. It is home to several historical landmarks, including the House of Sampoerna and the Heroes Monument. This city is the second biggest city on Java Island, it has a full of history for East Java people back then took back the land from the dutch colony.
- Malang: A charming city located in the highlands, Malang is known for its colonial-era architecture, vibrant arts scene, and cool climate. This town is very green but it’s pretty hectic too, it’s smaller than Surabaya but the weather is colder, especially at night.
- Jodipan Rainbow Village: Jodipan Rainbow Village, also known as Kampung Warna Warni Jodipan, is a colorful village located in Malang City, East Java, Indonesia. The village was once a slum area, but in 2016, a group of students from a nearby university initiated a project to transform the village into a tourist attraction. Overall, Jodipan Rainbow Village is a great example of how creativity and community spirit can transform a rundown area into a vibrant and thriving tourist destination. Make sure you fly the drone, so you can see the whole area from above.
- Tumpak Sewu Waterfall: Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, also known as Coban Sewu, is a stunning waterfall located in East Java, Indonesia. The name Tumpak Sewu means “a thousand waterfalls” in Javanese, which refers to the many small streams that cascade down the steep cliffs surrounding the waterfall. For further information about this waterfall, you can read here: Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Travel Guide
- Sukamade Turtle Beach: A remote beach located in Banyuwangi, East Java, and it’s actually located deep inside the Merubetiri National Park. Sukamade is a nesting ground for sea turtles, and it happens only in the evening.
Visitors can watch the turtles lay their eggs in the evening (from 8-11 pm) and release the hatchlings into the sea in the morning. Remember, there is no such hotel and decent accommodation here, it’s only simple accommodation without air conditioning or a shower, so everything is back to a simple one. Make sure you read this point before you go here. The good thing is electricity already came this year, so we don’t need to use our diesel again and the lamps will turn on the whole night.
These are just some of the many destinations that East Java has to offer. Whether you are interested in nature, culture, or adventure, there is something for everyone in this beautiful province. If you have another destination in East Java that you want to visit, feel free to contact us for getting important info about it.
Book the tour with us if you want a better experience in East Java, cheers and see you soon!