Tumpak Sewu Waterfall
Tumpak Sewu Waterfall
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  • roamas
    Sydney, Australia676 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature at her best!
    We did the Sewu waterfall trek with a guide (Harry) and he was absolutely worth his weight in gold! Not only did he help us navigate the potentially dangerous waterfall in parts (you have to walk in the raging water and having a guide tell you where to walk and where not to walk was a God-send). Harry also took the most amazing photos and videos for us and preserved such awesome memories of nature at her best! Make sure you wear wet sandals (not thongs, you will potentially lose these) and be prepared to get saturated. There are also leeches along the trail so watch where you hang on to.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Alex H
    Port St. Mary, United Kingdom1,319 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must not miss
    Fairly unknown about with tourists at the moment compared to other places in Indonesia. Absolutely recommend fitting this in a 4d3n with East Java’s other attractions (volcanoes and hikes etc). The trek down itself is slippery and steep, but amazing all the same. Wear comfortable grippy shoes. The end waterfall is beautiful and makes for some great photos. NB - definitely use a guide.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Fani D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent waterfall
    It is the most wonderful waterfall in east java I ve ever visited. It's huge, high, and beautiful. There are 3 spots which are tumpaksewu panorama just about 10 min walking from parking lot. Then the coban sewu which should be reach by walking down the concrete and steel made stair for about 30min and 600m height according to my watch altimeter. The third is goa tetes waterfall that you can reach by climbing up from telaga biru pond. The total trip took 4hours and about 9km walking. I went with satrio +6281219807325 as our guide and driver from Malang. What an excellent experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 4, 2023
  • Obin
    Surabaya, Indonesia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Driver and guide bromo, tumpak sewu and ijen creater
    Paket bromo - tumpak sewu - kawah ijen. 1 pax = $200 More info: +62 82245763021 Facebook; pilot robin Ig: capt. Obin Driver and guide overland Indonesia.. 🇮🇩🌍
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Irini Lin
    Belfast, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-go place
    The waterfalls are magnificent. Path to the waterfall is really wonderful experience but prepare good shoes to walk in the water as there are parts that you need to move in the water. Except for the most renowned one, there are several smaller waterfalls nearby, and don't miss them. I come here in the rainy season; we are lucky to see the waterfall, though. But be prepared and cautious as it may be very dangerous when it rains. There were reports of floods in January.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 28, 2024
  • ChelviGanesan
    Ipoh, Malaysia103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    You may choose to hike down to the waterfall, or stay at the top to view the panoramic beauty of nature. We were lucky to be just on time to see beautoful spectrum across the falls. Wear proper shoes and bring additional clothes if you wish to go down the falls. Best to have a guide.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 2, 2024
  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,389 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful waterfalls
    My wife and I visited this waterfall as part of a larger tour through eastern Java. Given it’s a couple of hours drive from malang I think logistically it’s a bit tricky to visit on its own. Most would see it as part of a larger tour incorporating bromo and ijen. Logistically I would suggest coming here early to avoid crowds but also because the least chance of rain in Indonesia is usually in the mornings. If the ticket gate is not open you can go in anyway - the ticket person will find you on the trail or you can pay on the way out. I cannot recall admission price but I don’t think it was too much. After entrance you can go to a platform where you can get a fairly characteristic photo overlooking the falls. Following that you can trek down to the base of the falls. Now this is along a set of stairs with rail (more like pvc pipe) but there are sections of it that have water overflowing. I’ve included a photo of this below. Thus if you want to keep your hiking shoes dry consider bringing flip flops. Alternatively there is shoe hire available at the top for 20000IR. The descent and ascent I believe it about 140m so no walk in the park. Once at the bottom you can go to the base of the larger waterfall. You can also track further downstream to an area where you can swim. Overall a great place worth visiting but logistically in the middle of no where so best combined with a larger tour of East Java.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2024
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Remi
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Awesome spot, unfortunately it becomes a tourist scam as locals make you pay 20k at the beginning of the hike, 20k again 30 min later when you hike down and 10k again to hike back up through Goa tetes.
Even if this is not a lot of money for me (still half day pay for Indonesians, or 5 nasi goreng...), this is not honest they should advertise full price from the beginning and not on 4 different tickets. At least if the site would be well maintained, safe and clean but it's not. No money for lazy people!
Written January 23, 2020
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GirlRaisedInTexas
Dallas, TX134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Lots of reviews comment on the falls themselves. They are in fact very pretty! But the climb down is hard and so I would like to offer some tips based on my experience so that others can decide if it is worth the trip.

1. You can view the falls from above after walking down a paved but slippery path. It might be foggy. If you wait a bit the fog might clear as it did for me.

2. My guide warned me about watching where I touched the railings (where they existed) due to leeches. You will need the railings anyway. You will probably acquire some leeches during the trek. They will be the least of your problems.

3. Many activities in Java are weather dependent and this is certainly one of them. If you have your heart set in seeing these falls, go in the dry season. Even now at the beginning of the rainy season, parts of the trail and several bridges had been washed away, making it all the more treacherous.

4. Speaking of bridges, two at the bottom had been replaced with a slippery rebar ladder. The flat one is fine, but the other has been unhelpfully curved. Walking up the curve was fine, but walking down was extremely rough since it was so slippery. There are no ropes or handrails. I fell, but fortunately at the beginning, else I might have ended up in the raging river drowning instead of with a sprained ankle. Ended up sliding across it on my butt. Dignified? No, but potentially life saving.

5. Due to the moisture and heat, the metal stairs are not in great shape. If you are a larger person, I would be cautious. Some of the steps had already rusted away and were unusable, others felt like they could give way any moment.

6. Balance will be very helpful negotiating the bridges and climbing bits. I rock climb for fun at home and the skills I learned doing that were extremely helpful going down the waterfall (part of the path is a waterfall you must scale, in the rainy season it is substantial)

7. You will get wet. From the waterfall climb, spray from the falls themselves, and perspiration. I brought a poncho as I was advised to do so, but it ended up not being needed as I was soaked head to toe anyway. Wear clothes that are easy to move in, dry quickly, and wash easily. Have spare clothes waiting up top. Do not bring anything that can't stand being wet.
Written December 26, 2022
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife and I visited this waterfall as part of a larger tour through eastern Java. Given it’s a couple of hours drive from malang I think logistically it’s a bit tricky to visit on its own. Most would see it as part of a larger tour incorporating bromo and ijen.

Logistically I would suggest coming here early to avoid crowds but also because the least chance of rain in Indonesia is usually in the mornings. If the ticket gate is not open you can go in anyway - the ticket person will find you on the trail or you can pay on the way out. I cannot recall admission price but I don’t think it was too much.

After entrance you can go to a platform where you can get a fairly characteristic photo overlooking the falls.

Following that you can trek down to the base of the falls. Now this is along a set of stairs with rail (more like pvc pipe) but there are sections of it that have water overflowing. I’ve included a photo of this below. Thus if you want to keep your hiking shoes dry consider bringing flip flops. Alternatively there is shoe hire available at the top for 20000IR. The descent and ascent I believe it about 140m so no walk in the park.

Once at the bottom you can go to the base of the larger waterfall. You can also track further downstream to an area where you can swim.

Overall a great place worth visiting but logistically in the middle of no where so best combined with a larger tour of East Java.
Written March 27, 2024
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia2,688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I visited this waterfall from Surabaya. It spend more than 4 hours to location. At the parking area there were many motorbike rider offered us ride to the waterfall. We can take a walk but the path is quite uphill and will spend more time.
The view was really breathtaking from the view point terrace. The waterfall was located like in a big hole surrounded by trees.
You may go down to the waterfall if you have enough time and strong enough to go down and up the stairs from the view point terrace.
Written November 28, 2020
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK1,319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Fairly unknown about with tourists at the moment compared to other places in Indonesia. Absolutely recommend fitting this in a 4d3n with East Java’s other attractions (volcanoes and hikes etc). The trek down itself is slippery and steep, but amazing all the same. Wear comfortable grippy shoes. The end waterfall is beautiful and makes for some great photos. NB - definitely use a guide.
Written August 4, 2023
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Andrew M
Farnham, UK144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Absolutely stunning waterfall.

If it's cloudy when you arrive (like it was for us) then give it an hour or so and it should clear.

We hiked down to the bottom. It's not a long hike but certainly not easy. Lots of very steep, slippery steps. We had to traverse down some 45 degree waterfalls using a rope. Very little health and safety involved..... But we absolutely loved it!!

Absolutely stunning views at the bottom. Lots of waterfall mist, so you will get wet. Don't bother with a jacket though, you'll soon dry off. Flip flops/water shoes are best for the hike down as they'll get soaked.

Overall the prettiest waterfall area I've ever been to!
Written November 10, 2022
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Obin
Surabaya, Indonesia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Paket bromo - tumpak sewu - kawah ijen.

1 pax = $200

More info: +62 82245763021

Facebook; pilot robin
Ig: capt. Obin

Driver and guide overland Indonesia.. 🇮🇩🌍
Written January 17, 2024
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Fani D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
It is the most wonderful waterfall in east java I ve ever visited. It's huge, high, and beautiful. There are 3 spots which are tumpaksewu panorama just about 10 min walking from parking lot. Then the coban sewu which should be reach by walking down the concrete and steel made stair for about 30min and 600m height according to my watch altimeter. The third is goa tetes waterfall that you can reach by climbing up from telaga biru pond.
The total trip took 4hours and about 9km walking.
I went with satrio +6281219807325 as our guide and driver from Malang. What an excellent experience.
Written December 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bangla,barry
Surabaya, Indonesia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It’s a great hike for people of moderate to high athletic ability. I wouldn’t recommend if your out of shape. You can stay at the top and see the great panoramic view. But to truly experience it you need to hike down the slippery slope and wade through some water. But it was awesome. The caves are also cool. We went with a guide (Vincent) with trippytrip. He will treat you right.
Written March 10, 2020
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yj474
Singapore, Singapore48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Beautiful to view from the paranoma however it rained very heavy the day before and the water current is very strong. There was a land slide that broke the linking bridge. We cannot proceed to visit the bottom of the waterfall. Hope they fixed it soon.

We then proceed to visit kapas biruit...another waterfall around it.
Written October 28, 2022
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