Madakaripura waterfall

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Madakaripura Waterfall

Not to far away from the Bromo a beautiful waterfall can be found. Madakaripura Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Java (200 meters high) and the second highest waterfall in Indonesia.


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A famous poem from the 14th century tells us that Madakaripura was a present from king Majapahit, to the military commander Gajah Mada.

The Majapahit Kingdom (1293-1500) stretched from southern Thailand and Malaysia to Brunei and East Timor. This great kingdom was the result of the talents of Gajah Mada, the military commander.

Gajah Mada is said to have obtained his extraordinary talents by meditating in the cave behind the Madakaripura waterfall.

At the end of his life, Gajah Mada chose this waterfall for his final meditation before disappearing from earth. Here he reached the highest possible goal (“Muksha” in ancient Javanese).


The remembrance of Gajah Mada is still celebrated through meditation and rituals. This waterfall is not only an extraordinary natural phenomenon, but also historically and spiritually very special.

This waterfall always flows, even in the dry season and that is why this waterfall is also called the “eternal waterfall”. At the entrance there is a statue of Gajah Mada, after a walk of 20 minutes you reach the Madakaripura waterfall. During this tour you can get wet by the waterfall. Therefore raincoats are sold at the road.

A visit to the Madakaripura waterfall can easily be combined with a visit to the Bromo or Ijen volcano.

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Coban Pelangi waterfall Malang

Coban Pelangi

Coban Pelangi MalangCoban Pelangi Waterfall

The waterfall “Coban Pelangi” is located in a beautiful piece of jungle. After a walk of 700 meters you will see the 30 meter high water. A beautiful sight. Especially around noon because at this time you have a good chance of seeing a rainbow above the cliff. The name of the waterfall literally means “rainbow waterfall” for a reason. The waterfall is located about 1400 meters above sea level, so the wheather is often nice and fresh. You can paddle in the water, in nature between the bird sounds.

A visit to the Coban Pelangi waterfall can easily be combined with a visit to the Bromo or Ijen volcano.

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Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Tumpak Sewu waterfall Malang Bromo

Waterfall Tumpak Sewu

Tumpak Sewu means “a thousand together” and that is exactly what you will see: in a semicircle water falls from about 100 meters high everywhere: a thousand waterfalls next to each other.

Visit Tumpak Sewu from Malang
Tumpak Sewu waterfall

It is a brisk one hour walk from the parking lot to the waterfall Tumpak Sewu. The waterfall is very impressive and located in the middle of nature. It is not without reason that it can be busy here on the weekends.
At the waterfall it is possible to climb all the way down via many steep stairs and ladders to admire the waterfall from below. There it is possible to walk along the water to Goa Tetes in about 45 minutes. Goa Tetes is another waterfall that flows down a rocky slope. You will also find caves with stalagmites and stalactites. From Goa Tetes you can climb up via a less steep staircase. You can of course also choose to start the tour at Goa Tetes. Consult with your driver what is the most convenient.

It is cool here because of the altitude. In the morning there may still be some fog. Good shoes and a rain poncho or towel are not a luxury.

A visit to the Tumpak Sewu waterfall can easily be combined with a visit to the Bromo or Ijen volcano.

Book a private tour for several days so that you can discover East Java at your own pace.
You can then travel to Bali or further across Java.
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