Tumpak Sewu Waterfall
Tumpak Sewu Waterfall
5
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Tumpak Sewu Waterfall
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
127 reviews
Excellent
111
Very good
14
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Neeraj Narayanan
Noida, India3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
I have seen a lot of waterfalls and am a waterfall lover completely. But Tumpak Sewu took my breath away like few waterfalls have. It's amongst my favourite waterfalls in the world.

Go early in the day. At the parking, there are two paths. One goes to a viewing platform. You can ignore that if you want. Nothing special. Go if you have a lot of time.

The other path leads to the Tumpak Sewu waterfall complex. There are three waterfalls here. The path is adventurous, but not very difficult. There are steps and rocks, and it makes for a natural experience.

Just before reaching the main falls, there is a river/stream you need to cross, using a rope running across the width. That adds to the flavour.

The main falls is stunning. Water streaming down on all sides, it feels like a different world altogether. I was there for an hour, drenched to the bone though I was almost 50-70 metres away from the plunge. The view is majestic, makes you feel super small in front of the nature.

If you are in Java, Tumpak Sewu is a must visit.
Written 5 October 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.

Arya Wibisana
Malang, Indonesia1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Friends
Not only does it offer a natural tourism experience, but Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is a cure for longing to return there. An unforgettable struggle that paid off as soon as you set foot on the land of Lumajang. The place is spacious and offers the experience of exploring the size of the waterfall, making Tumpak Sewu one of the international tourist destinations in East Java, Indonesia.
Written 18 September 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.

Eva C
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
It is still possible to go to Tumpak Sewu from Malang despite the broken bridge (due to the heavy rainfall few weeks ago). The bridge was situated about1.5-2km before the entrance of the Tumpak Sewu (unlike some drivers who told me that it took 20-30min of motorbike to reach the entrance from the broken bridge). The last part of transport by motorbike actually only took 5min. For someone who wants to walk from where the broken bridge end , it is equally possible. There is a small foot bridge for motobikes and pedestrians to walk but you have to pay to cross it.

The actual waterfall was very photogenic, we think it looks more breathtaking from the photo than it actually look in reality. The walk through the numerous waterfalls, caves and valley to the waterfall was actually more of a highlight to us than the actual waterfall.

We found the walk much harder than expected, unlike some who said it only take 30-40min to walk, it actually took us (and we are used to hiking)a good 45min -1hour (it took longer especially going back up to the entrance).
There were already many reviews about walking through the water and stream to get to the waterfall so we wont add anything else. However what we didnt expect was that we thought only a small part of the path would need crossing through the water, it turned out about 60-70% of walking involved walking pass small waterfall and stream (it was really fun to walk initially but after 10-15min of continuous of crossing through water, we were like oh my God ,how much longer would the path be like this). Lastly, please be aware of the fact that there are 2 river crossings, there used to be small foot bridges(I saw them from previous online review and was expecting that when I walked), however they were destroyed due to the heavy rainfall, now everyone had to wade through the strong current river which is actually a little bit dangerous even though there is a rope for you to hold on. if you accidentally trip over(as you cannot see the bottom of the river, there were some large rocks as well as smaller rocks which makes the river bottom quite uneven) and lose you grip, you can be washed down stream, not that you would drown but you might get hurt. By the time we waded through the river (about thigh deep to us), our shorts and the underwear were completely wet. So apart from having clothes to change, make sure to get an extra underwear for change as well.

Overall it was a challenging walk and one have to have some physical fitness to do it. Be prepared to be soaking wet. Also even on weekday(we visited around 930am) there were so many visitors (both foreign and local) which took the fun away (not really a hidden gem anymore like others said) and sometimes one have to wait to pass through. So Manage your expectation. Was it worthwhile to go? for us we would have said a definite yes if the 2 footbridge were not broken (wading through the water was not easy) and that there weren't so many visitors. Perhaps if one have to go, go really early say 4-5am and aim to arrive 6-7am, that would probably be a better timing.
Written 13 August 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.

Moira J
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Most beautiful waterfall ever seen. I only made it half way and wished the original route had been open to try. I am no youngster but it was tough. Don't be put off and the motorbike ride to start is fun.
Written 10 August 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.

Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK1,313 contributions
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 4 August 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.

roamas
Sydney, Australia554 contributions
Jul 2023
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.
Written 2 August 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.

Mirza Rizky J
Indonesia17 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
one of the best waterfalls in Indonesia. very beautiful with an unforgettable atmosphere. always want to come back because of the charm of its beauty.
Written 12 July 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.

Janet T
4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Amazing amazing amazing.

Anne from Bromo volcano tours organised our tour .. when we were in the uk.

We were met by one of the most friendliest and professional drivers at Surabaya.

His name Harry ... five stars ...

Our first trip was to tea plantations and Jodi pan
Courful village. The village needs re painting but def interesting.

The next day we visited this spectacular waterfall ... they arranged two guides that safely took us through the canyon and down
Steps and across metal bridges. The place was stunning. Our driver waited for us patiently ..

On our final day we visited mount Bromo
For a sunrise tour the experience was amazing but I thought it was overcrowded and we had to endure lots of
Waiting around. Not what I expected as I have never seen as many people On a mountain with a metal road and traffic jams ... I think the Indonesian govt needs to limit the
Visitors because it ruined our experience.

We were very lucky with the weather.
Written 10 July 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.

Bromo Guide
Probolinggo, Indonesia1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Business
Sewu Waterfall is a waterfall located on the border of Lumajang and Malang districts. Currently, this waterfall is one of the favorite visits of domestic and foreign tourists.
Written 1 June 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.

francis_61jb
Singapore, Singapore311 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Tumpak Sewu (TS) Waterfall visit is the highlight of our (wife and I) 4d/3n visit of TS/bromo/ijen. We stayed the night at Arthya homestay, a well taken care of accommodation. After breakfast, we left at 7am with our guide and reached the parking of TS where we were introduced to the local guide, Mr Amin. Mr Amin was very patient and has very good knowledge of the spots to capture those photo moments. We were very fortunate to have him as our local guide.

From the car park, it was about a 15 to 20 minutes walk down a designated path to the panorama view point where the majestic Waterfall is seen from above. From there, one can also see the asap or smoke coming out from the distant gunung Semeru.

We next trekked to the bottom of TS Waterfall. Along the way, We had fresh salak straight from the tree. Then came the beginning of the 30 minutes to 45 minutes descending trek down to the base of the Waterfall. Tips 1.buy travel/medical insurance; 2.wear rubber soles. I wore "running slippers" (please Google); 3.have a good guide (therefore be nice to your guide. Not talking about tipping): 4.respect every single step you take. Don't rush

Depending on your physical fitness level, knowing that you have to check out at 12 noon, you may not reach the base of the Waterfall. There are many photo taking moments and your experienced guide will be more than helpful to help. On our way back, we paused many times, including the small blue lake and even went up to the mouth of Gua Tetes (which a lot of people gave a miss)

By the time, we reached the car, it was already hot.
Written 28 May 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.

Showing results 1-10 of 74
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

TUMPAK SEWU WATERFALL: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Tumpak Sewu Waterfall



Restaurants near Tumpak Sewu Waterfall: View all restaurants near Tumpak Sewu Waterfall on Tripadvisor

Attractions near Tumpak Sewu Waterfall: View all attractions near Tumpak Sewu Waterfall on Tripadvisor