Around Indonesia, it would not be complete if you have not explored the province of East Java, especially one of the best tours in the city of Probolinggo, Madakaripura waterfall. Madakaripura is one of the waterfalls that holds a million charms. Of course, the new places that we visit always give an impression and a momet that we can never forget.
Well, before you decide to explore the Madakaripura waterfall, you must know in advance the interesting facts about this waterfall. Check this out!!!
1. The Highest Waterfall in Java
Madakaripura waterfall is a waterfall that located in Probolinggo Regency, East Java Province. This waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls on the island of Java and the second highest in Indonesia after The Potot waterfall in North Sumatra. Dubbed as the highest waterfall on the island of Java because Madakaripura has a height of 200 meters with a depth of approximately 700 meters.
The name of the waterfall at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level comes from the word Madakaripura, land owned by Mahapatih Gajah Mada from the Majapahit kingdom. Madakaripura waterfall is also often referred to as the Esternal waterfall. That is because the water flowed by this waterfall is always abundant and the flow has never been reduced, even during the dry season.
2. Bring a Raincoat on a No Rainy Day
If you usually bring a raincoat during the rainy season, at Madakaripura waterfall you will find tourists wearing raincoats on a no rainy days. According to residents around from a distance of 20 meters just a splash of the Madakaripura waterfall will hit our bodies. That is because the height of the high waterfall makes the flow of water flowed quite swiftly. So it’s not strange if many of the tourists wear raincoats on the trip.
If you forget to bring it, you can also buy it to local residents at a price of IDR. 10,000. But usually tourists, especially tourists who visit, prefer to go home wet, because the challenges will be more pronounced, they said.
Use a Slippers
Madakaripura waterfall has a different terrain than the usual waterfall. From the counter we will walk as far as approximately 2 km to get to the end of the waterfall. The terrain that is traversed is fairly difficult, a slippery rocky road, if we go wrong steps and slip we can fall. At the starting point we will pass the paving road and two bridges on either side of us are surrounded by steep cliffs that drip water on all areas of the cliff like it’s raining. Then we will meet with a very slippery rocky terrain.
So that, for the tourists who want to visit the Madakaripura waterfall are required to use a Slipper or shoes if you are not worried about getting wet. The local residents around the Madakaripura waterfall also sell a slipper which are provided for tourists who forget to bring it.
Take a Motorcycle Taxi to go to the Ticket Gate
Unique if you want to explore the Madakaripura waterfall you are required to rent a motorcycle taxi for IDR.16,000 to go to the Madakaripura counter. Because indeed the distance from the parking area to the door of the counter is quite far if it is reached by foot. For that, motorcycle taxi services from local residents are needed. It only takes half an hour with the already damaged road terrain, then you will arrive in front of the counter door.
The Local Guides are Needed to Explore Madakaripura Waterfall
If you go to the mountain you need a tour guide and a porter, specifically Madakaripura waterfall you must need the services of a tour guide to be able to enjoy the charm of this waterfall. Because as explained above Madakaripura waterfall is on of the highest waterfalls in Indonesia with quite difficult terrain, so it requires preparation such as a slipper, raincoats and others.
To maintain the security and safety of the tourists who visit, it is recommended to use the services of tour guides from local residents.
When the Rainy Season Madakaripura Waterfall Tour Will be Closed
During the rainy season Madakaripura waterfall tour will be closed for a while until the change of season to the dry season . This is because the location of the waterfall at the end of a narrow and niche valley surrounded by steep cliffs, so that during the rainy season it is feared that landslides will occur. For this reason, why is this special tour closed temporarily during the rainy season.