As a country with mountains and valleys, Indonesia has hundreds of waterfalls, almost countless. If you are a fan of this tour, one of the waterfall destinations that must be included in the list is Madakaripura Waterfall located in Negororejo Village, Probolinggo Regency, East Java.
Located in the scope of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, this 200 meter high waterfall is the highest waterfall on the island of Java and the second highest in Indonesia.
In addition to its height, Madakaripura Waterfall is famous for its beauty because it is in a rock valley shaped like a giant towering glass. The circular rock canyon makes the water flowing from the Lawean Tributary form several streams of waterfalls, with one main one, in the form of a third circle.
The tourists themselves are expected to have enough stamina, because starting from the entrance where to buy tickets, everyone must trekking on a path that is somewhat up and down, with a time between 30 minutes to 40 minutes. But the condition of the path is quite good, with some points by the manager planted with colorful flower plants.
You have to be careful when heading to Madakaripura Waterfall because it is in the hills and right-left there is a deep enough chasm, but the fatigue paid off already when you see the incredible beauty of the waterfall.
For those of you who are reluctant to be exposed to water, you should wait at the entrance, because to enjoy the beauty of Madakaripura must be a package with a drenched state.
But no need to worry, many local residents who peddle plastic raincoats with a price of 10 thousand rupiah.
After taking a trekking path and arriving at a small bridge, the adventurer begins. The uniqueness of this horsetail type waterfall is that to reach it, we have to pass through a trench with cold mountain water, flowing at foot level.
This slippery stone-filled moat is flanked and surrounded by walls of steep cliffs, black rocks fed by the splash of dozens of mini waterfalls that dominate its driveway.
At some point, the children’s sprinkling of these waterfalls forms like a thin, shimmering curtain reflecting the surrounding shades.
After about 10 minutes of conquering this driveway, your struggle will be paid for by the incredible beauty of the natural landscape.
Visitors will be amazed by the scale of the waterfall that is so magnificent, like hugging the point of view of every tourist who stares at it.
The sound of water falling from a height was so loud, that the tourists had to half shout to talk to each other.
To get the best photo spot, visitors are expected to reach the end of the niche of the cliff hallway. In the dead-end alley, tourists can get the broadest point of view.
This tourist attraction that has been open since 1986 pegs the price of a friendly entrance sign ticket which is quite 11 thousand rupiah per person.
The best time to visit this tourist spot is in the morning. In addition to the weather that is still cool and still quiet for visitors, we will have a long time to be at the location of the waterfall.
For the record, tourists are expected to be careful and comply with the instructions given by the manager. Especially during the rainy season, if the waterfall discharge suddenly rises, tourists should immediately leave the location because the heavy water flow at the location full of cliffs and rocks can endanger visitors.