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Tumpak Sewu Waterfall: The Majestic Multi-Tiered Waterfall of Java

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is a leading tourist destination in Indonesia, located on the border of Malang and Lumajang Regencies, which has a height of 120 meters. It is a waterfall which is a tiered type waterfall, because it has a unique formation with a water flow that widens like a curtain. It is said to be the most beautiful waterfall on the island of Java and Indonesia. In America, it is almost similar to Niagara Falls, but the water discharge is not as big as there.

Sewu Waterfall is a Javanese word which means Thousand Waterfalls. As the name suggests, this waterfall wonder consists of numerous waterfalls cascading down semi-circular cliffs, creating a stunning spectacle.

For lovers of nature and adventure tourism, Tumpak Sewu waterfall is highly recommended as one of the destinations that can be visited while in East Java besides Mount Bromo Ijen Crater Tour.

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Location

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall straddles the border of Pronojiwo District (Lumajang Regency) and Ampelgading District (Malang Regency) in East Java.

The waterfall is in Siji Village, Sidomulyo Street , Besukcukit, District. Pronojiwo, Lumajang Regency, East Java, which is 3 hours from Malang city and 5 hours from Surabaya city.

How To Get Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

How to Get to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall by car both Surabaya and Malang offer convenient starting points for your road trip to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. Look for signs indicating “Lumajang” or “Tumpak Sewu Waterfall.” You can use GPS navigation apps like Google Maps or Waze for real-time directions. Here’s a breakdown for each city:

From Surabaya:

Distance: Approximately 159 km (98,7 miles).
Travel Time: Expect a driving time of around 4 hours and 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

From Malang:

Distance: The distance from Malang is shorter, at about 65 km (40.3 miles).
Travel Time: The drive should take approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, though this can vary depending on traffic.

5 Best Viewpoints in Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

The existence of the Tumpak Sewu waterfall has several different points of view so that tourists who come will not be bored to observe it. Here are 5 must-visit places.

1. Panorama Tumpak Sewu

This is the most accessible first place. Panorama Tumpak Sewu is a spot where tourists can see Tumpak Sewu Waterfall from a height as a whole. Looking from a viewing terrace, flowing water forms from several sources that connect neatly vertical lines. The panorama of Tumpak Sewu is even more perfect with the green trees surrounding the waterfall. Not to mention the curved cliffs add to the dashing impression of the waterfall located at the foot of Mount Semeru.

2. Cliff Of Nirwana

This cliff is actually a gateway before arriving at Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. The location is under a ravine, flanking the main road on the right and left. Before reaching the Virgin Cliff, Trippers must walk from Panorama Tumpak Sewu down the hill for approximately 800 m through iron stairs. Not only that, in the middle of the journey, you have to go quite extreme, namely down a stone road that is flowing with air with the help of a rope. You need to be careful when looking for stepping stones, considering this track is quite slippery.

Also read: Mount Bromo Tumpak Sewu Tour Package 3 Days 2 Nights

3. Botton Waterfall

After passing the cliffs, you arrive at the base of the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall. The view of the waterfall with a height of around 120 m is extraordinary. Tourists can see a row of waterfalls from the top of the cliff like a curtain, a view of the green plants that surround it. The air temperature was quite cold and saw the air flying in all directions depending on which direction the wind was blowing. Meanwhile, for taking pictures, at the location of the waterfall there are several rocks that can be used to take pictures.

4. Tetes Cave

Caves are formed naturally by nature due to the process of rock with water. The location of Tetes Cave / Goa Tetes is hidden behind a waterfall, seepage of the waterfall flows into the mouth of the cave and seeps between the walls of the cave, this process is the background for naming Tetes Cave.

5. Blue Leag

Located not far from the Tetes Cave, only about 50 m. However, to get to Telaga Biru, tourists must pass a stone road with the help of a rope. The water in Telaga Biru comes from water that flows through the cliffs that are still in the same row as the Tetes Cave. The depth of the blue lake is only the size of an adult, the water is very clear and very safe for anyone, including those who cannot swim.

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Travel Guide

Planning a trip to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall? A complete travel guide can equip you with valuable information. Explore important details such as accommodation options, nearby activities and recommendations for the best time to visit.

Best Time to Visit:

Dry Season (April โ€“ October): Offers clearer skies and less chance of rain, ideal for taking stunning photos and navigating the trails. However, expect there to be more people during this period.
Rainy Season (November – March): While the falls may be thicker and more dramatic, slippery trails and occasional heavy rains can pose a challenge. Consider waterproof shoes and be prepared for possible variations in accessibility.

What to Pack:

Essential equipment for hiking: Sturdy shoes with good traction, comfortable clothing suitable for hot and humid weather, a hat, and sunscreen.
Camera: Capture stunning views and cascading waterfalls.
Swimsuit and towel (optional): If you plan to take a refreshing swim in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall (accessibility depends on water level and safety conditions).
Cash: Entry fees, local transportation, and any purchases from vendors.
Reusable water bottle: Stay hydrated during your exploration.
Snacks: Pack snacks to keep your energy levels up, especially if you plan to spend a long time exploring.

Things to do:

Hike to Lookout Point: Embark on a moderately challenging descent to reach a designated lookout platform that offers a stunning panorama of the cascading waterfall.

Explore the Canyon: For the more adventurous, explore the canyon floor for a closer look at the base of the falls. Note: Always put safety first and obey any posted warnings or restrictions.

Swimming (at your own risk): Swim in the natural pool formed at the base of the waterfall (depending on water level and safety conditions). It is very important to follow the safety instructions given by local authorities.

Visit Nearby Attractions: Combine your trip to Tumpak Sewu Waterfall with exploring other charming destinations in the area. Consider venturing to Mount Bromo, a majestic volcano offering sunrise views, or exploring nearby Semeru National Park, a haven for diverse flora and fauna.


Since Tumpak Sewu has become a popular tourist destination, there are various hotel/homestay available near the waterfall. Here are options to suit your budget and preferences.

  • Tumpak Sewu Homestay is 1.4 km away
  • Kaliningrad Cottage and Resto is 700 m away
  • Yanto Homestay Anugerah Tumpak Sewu is 390 m away
  • D’Corner Homestay is 1.3 km away
  • Artha Cottage is 3.8 km away

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour

We offer a private tour package to Tumpak Sewu waterfall with 2 package options without staying and staying overnight with departures from the cities of Malang and Surabaya. With this program, you are free to decide when to travel without having to wait for other participant groups to join.

Tumpak Sewu Tour 1 Day (Without Stay)

07.00 pick up in Malang city
07.00-09.00 journey to Lumajang district
09.00-09.30 Briefing and trekking to the Waterfall Panorama spot accompanied by a local guide
09.30-10.00 Descend to the Waterfall Spot
10.00-11.30 View Tumpak Sewu Waterfall from the bottom
11.30-12.30 Visit to Tetes Cave and Bidadari Cave
12.30-13.00 Back to rest area/parking area
13.00-14.00 Body wash and lunch (not included)
14.00-16.30 Travel back to Malang city
16.30-17.00 Arrive in Malang city and the tour is ended.

Tumpak Sewu Tour 2 Days 1 Nights

Day 1 : Malang – Homestay

Pick up in Malang city (free time to adjust your arrival schedule)
Transfer to Lumajang district (Homestay near to waterfall), check in and rest

Day 2 : Visit Waterfall + Tetes Cave – Malang

07.00-07.30 After breakfast and trekking to the Waterfall Panorama spot accompanied by a local guide
07.30-08.00 Descend to the Waterfall Spot
08.00-09.30 View Tumpak Sewu Waterfall from the bottom
09.30-10.30 Visit to Tetes Cave and Bidadari Cave
10.30-11.00 Back to rest area/parking area
11.00-12.00 Body wash and lunch (not included)
12.00-14.30 Travel back to Malang city
14.30-15.00 Arrive in Malang city and the tour is ended.

Tumpak Sewu waterfall tour package price : please contact us

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