Location: Besukcukit, Sidomulyo, Pronojiwo, Lumajang, East Java 67374
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HTM: IDR 5,000 / person
Open and close: 07.25 – 16.00
Although it is not as popular as other districts in East Java, Lumajang in fact has no less interesting tourism potential. One of them is Goa Tetes which is located in Pronojiwo sub-district, Lumajang.
It is located close to Tumpak Sewu. The place itself is quite popular in the last few years. Even since it opened 5 years ago, this place has never been empty of visitors, both local people and migrants from out of town.
Goa Drops Tour
Goa Tetes was inaugurated by the government and opened to the public since 1982. Previously, in 1969, this cave was discovered by a sawmill accidentally. Unfortunately, the cave was not immediately visited by tourists until 1975.
Given the road access to the location is quite steep, not a few tourists are less careful. Because the distance from the entrance to the mouth of the cave must be reached by walking as far as 2 km. Passing a very steep dirt path and stone steps.
The name Goa Tetes itself comes from the water droplets seeping into the cave from the waterfall.
This cave is located right under the waterfall. the waterfall itself is full of motos and mysteries. The local people believe that this cave brings another story behind its beauty.
Believe it or not, anyone in this place can live in peace and harmony with their partner.
Also, if someone is having trouble finding a mate, try taking a shower under the waterfall. Surely this person will be an easy match after returning from Goa Tetes.
If you want to stay young, don’t miss washing your face with the waterfall. Some people believe that the water flowing from the top of the cliff is able to maintain the body’s natural beauty and beauty.
Apart from the myths of the cave, there are also other sights in the cave. Rows of stalactites and stalagmites attached to the walls and floor of the cave make you amazed. Interestingly, there are stalactites and stalagmites that are fused with one another.
Whereas mineral growth is not more than 0.13 mm per year. Of course imagine in our minds, how long does it take for stalactites and stalagmites to unite?
Perhaps hundreds of years have passed by these two minerals to create a beautiful line of stalactites and stalagmites that blend.
From Goa Tetes itself, visitors can visit Tumpak Sewu. Both are located in the same area with different entrances. Most visitors enter from Tumpak Sewu, then descend to the riverbed and follow the stream for 10 minutes.
If you walk from the opposite direction, you have to pass through a cliff that is quite steep and slippery.
The distance between the two is about 1 km, it’s just that the terrain is quite risky from the direction of Goa Tetes. So visitors are advised to be more careful when walking.
Tumpak Sewu itself is not open to visitors who want to swim or play water. Given the contours of the surroundings that are not safe and comfortable to go down directly. Usually this location is only used as a place to take pictures or take selfies.
After being satisfied taking pictures, then they switched to Goa Tetes to play water. Here, visitors can bathe and swim as much as they like. Feel the water droplets from the waterfall which is very cool and has not been contaminated by pollution.
Price of admission
Visitors will be charged a retribution rate or an entrance fee of IDR 5,000 per person to be able to enjoy the charm of Goa Drops.
Those who come to drive private vehicles must also be willing to pay for parking fees which are managed by the local community.
Motorbikes have to pay IDR 5,000, while cars pay a little more. The parking area itself is located around the main road, given the entrance to Goa Tetes which is directly on the side of the highway from Malang to Lumajang.
Visitors can park their vehicles in front of local residents’ houses. Later there are officers who arrange and help you tidy up the location of your private vehicle. From the parking area, you have to walk to the entrance of the tourist location.
A distance of about 500 meters from the main road to reach the tourist site entry post. To enter the area, visitors can only walk or trekking. This is due to the small entrance provided by the manager of the tourist spot.
Route to Goa Drops
Goa Tetes is located in the administrative area of Pronojiwo sub-district, Sidomulyo village, Lumajang.
From downtown Lumajang, this cave is about 55 km to the south. Meanwhile, from the city of Malang, visitors must travel 68 km.
Access to and from Goa Tetes itself is fairly easy. The Lumajang – Malang road is very smooth and safe for vehicles to pass. For both two-wheeled and four-wheeled riders, you don’t need to be afraid to face the terrain that is quite winding and hollow.
For visitors who come from outside the city of Lumajang or Malang, they can choose one of these cities as the starting point of departure.
Almost all areas in East Java have quick and easy access to Goa Tetes and around the Cave of Sewu.
Several other caves in the Pronojiwo area and waterfalls can also be visited easily. Just prepare a body condition that remains fit and adequate supplies, you can immediately travel with your family here.