HAVING vacation to a natural tourist attraction can be a surefire way to get rid of fatigue and boredom with the busy capital city. The cool air and beautiful scenery could refresh the heart and mind so that they are ready to return to work.

For those of you who are planning a vacation to Malang, you can also enjoy the beauty of this city, there are many recommendations for natural attractions that are being targeted by residents of Surabaya and its surroundings. The choice of activities varies, therefore you could enjoy it with family and friends while on vacation.

1. Enjoy the Cool Mountain Air at Omah Kayu
For those who want to see a beautiful panorama of the mountains in Malang City, you can visit Omah Kayu. Here, you can spend time in the tree house which is the main attraction of this tourist spot.

Besides enjoying the cool air and beautiful scenery, you can do other activities such as photo hunting as you will find many unique spots for photos at Omah Kayu.

To reach the Omah Kayu area, there will be a long road to pass. But you don’t need to worry, as the road access is very friendly. Additionally, you will be accompanied by a beautiful view towards Omah Kayu.

Furthermore, the beautiful scenery along the way could relieve fatigue and make the trip bearable. Entrance ticket price: IDR10,000/person on weekdays. IDR15,000/person on holidays and weekends.  Address: Jl. Mt. Many, Gunungsari, Bumiaji, Batu, East Java (open on Google Maps). Opening hours: Every day 08.00-17.00 WIB

2. Hunting for contemporary photos in the many mountain sky parks
A destination that is also being targeted by tourists in Malang is the Gunung Banyak Sky Park. Not only does it have beautiful views and cool air, this tourist spot can make you feel like you are in a fairy tale.

Starting from angel-shaped gates from tree roots, to beautiful fairy statues made of rattan, you can find everything in the Sky Garden. Besides enjoying the view, you can also take photos at other unique spots in Taman Langit.

There are other facilities available in Taman Langit, such as food stalls, prayer rooms, toilets. bathroom, and gazebo. If you want to stay overnight, you can spend the night at an inn in the Taman Langit tourist area. Entrance ticket price: IDR10,000. Address: Jl. Mt. Many, Gunungsari, Bumiaji, Batu, East Java (open on Google Maps). Opening hours: Every day 07.00-00.00 WIB.

3. Coban Putri, Beautiful Multi-storey Waterfall
One of the charms of the city of Malang lies in the beauty of its waterfalls. Maybe you are used to hearing the term “curug”, in Malang, a waterfall is usually called a “coban”. Coban Putri is a natural tourist destination that is a favorite of Malang residents and its surroundings. It is said that this waterfall was once a bathing place for Princess Ken Dedes, Princess from the Singasari Kingdom in East Java. Thus, this waterfall is called Coban Putri.

The beauty of the multilevel waterfall at Coban Putri is very famous. When visiting, you will immediately be greeted by the roar of the rushing mountain water, clear, fresh, cool and clean mountain air. in addition, you could also capture the moment by taking selfies at several beautiful spots available in the Coban Putri area.

Don’t forget to bring change so you can be satisfied with playing in the water all day. Entrance ticket price: IDR10,000. Address: Tlekung, Junrejo, Batu, East Java (opens on Google Maps). Opening hours: Every day 09.00-17.00 WIB.

4. Fresh and Cool Coban Rais Waterfall
Waterfall tourism which is another favorite vacation spot for Malang residents is Coban Rais. At Coban Rais Waterfall, you can see beautiful views of the mountains and waterfalls as high as approximately ± 20 meters on the slopes of Mount Panderman.

Besides enjoying the beautiful scenery around the waterfall, you can also relax by the pool while breathing in the cool mountain air that can calm your mind. The pool water is cool and fresh. Before enjoying the beauty of Coban Rais, you must pass a 7 km path in the middle of the forest, with a distance of 15-30 minutes. In the middle of the trip, you will be presented with a view of the wilderness that makes the unbearable trip bearable.

Aside from playing in the Coban Rais area, you can stop by several other tourist objects near this waterfall tour. Some spots that cannot be missed are Bukit Bulu, Hobbit House, and Batu Flower Garden. Entrance ticket price: IDR10,000. Address: West Ring Line No.8, Oro-Oro Ombo, Batu, Malang (opens on Google Maps). Opening hours: Every day 07.00-17.00 WIB.

5. Enjoy the Beauty of Nature in Goa Pinus
Enjoying the beauty of nature while breathing the cool air is best done in Goa Pinus. The atmosphere of peace and comfort will be felt when you come to this tourist area, especially the rows of pine trees lined up that would pamper the eyes and calm the heart.

The name Goa Pinus itself comes from the existence of a small cave around the pine forest, which was used as a sand mining area. The cave is 5 meters deep with a height of 1 meter, it is truly an icon of this tourist attraction. While you are traveling in nature, don’t forget to take photos as you will find numerous photo spots here.

In fact, you can take photos with beautiful and instagramable natural scenery backgrounds. Entrance ticket price: IDR 5,000 on weekdays. IDR10,000 on weekends and holidays. Address: Gg. Mbah Ba’i, Gunungsari, Bumiaji, Batu, East Java (opens on Google Maps). Opening hours: Every day 07.00-17.30 WIB.

6. Satisfied playing with water at Sirah Springs
Enjoying the cool mountain air while relaxing in the water is one way to calm the mind. Well, in Malang, you can stop by the Sirah Spring Water Tour which offers natural beauty. The springs in this tourist attraction are natural freshwater sources that come from the mountains. When you arrive at Sumber Sirah Springs, you will be greeted by a natural lake which has incredibly clear water.

The clearness of the water in Sirah Sumber Air Springs is one of the reasons that makes many tourists visit. Furthermore, it makes the green plants and small fish in the lake clearly visible. You can invite your little one to play in this spring because the Sirah Springs have different depths, ranging from 0.8-1.5 meters.

Therefore, your little one could play in the water safely. Entrance ticket price: IDR1,000. Address: Jl. Sunan Kalijaga I RT.05 / RW.02, Putuk Utara, Putukrejo, Gondanglegi, Malang (opens on Google Maps). Open hours: Every day 07.00 -7.00 WIB.

7. Seeing the uniqueness of the three-color beach
Apart from being famous for the natural charm of its beautiful mountains, Malang also has a coastline that is no less amazing. One of the beach tourist destinations that you must visit is the Three Colors Beach.

As the name implies, this beach is known for the beautiful color gradations of the sea water. From dark blue, turquoise, to reddish white. This beautiful color combination is the main attraction for visitors who wish to come and visit this beach.

Besides being able to see the beauty of the unique sea water gradations, there are still many other exciting activities that you can do at Tiga Warna Beach. You can try the thrill of snorkeling, visit Clungup

Mangrove Conservation (CMC), or enjoy the beautiful sunset. Entrance ticket price: IDR6,000. Address: Jl. Sendang Biru, Rice Field/Garden Area, Tambakrejo, Sumbermanjing, Malang (opens on Google Maps). Opening hours: Every day 05.00-14.00 WIB.

8. Visit the flower garden while having fun at Coban Talun
If you plan to “spend a night” in Malang with your family, Coban Talun is recommended as the destination of choice. When you arrive at Coban Talun, you will immediately be greeted by the roar of a waterfall that is very clear that you can drink it.

To get to the waterfall which has a height of ± 75 meters, you have to put in a little effort by walking through the grove of forests. Although, while heading here, you will be accompanied by the sound of birds chirping and fresh air. In the Coban Talun area, you can find a very beautiful flower garden with bright colored flowers that will make your mood lighter. In fact, people tend to utilize this place for wedding photos.

There is also an inn here for those of you who plan to stay longer. The accommodation here is quite unique. The form of the accommodation is inspired by a pigeon cage or pagupon in Javanese. Entrance ticket price: IDR10,000. Address: Wonorejo Hamlet, Desa, Tulungrejo, Bumiaji, Batu, East Java (opens on Google Maps). Opening hours: Every day 07.00-17.00 WIB.

9. Coban Rondo, Hidden Natural Beauty
If you are looking for complete natural attractions, Coban Rondo could be an option for you. Apart from natural beauty, this tourist area is also equipped with various activity options that you can choose from.

Coban Rondo is famous for the beautiful charm of a waterfall as high as ± 84 meters. The clear water and cool mountain air make this waterfall visited by many Malang residents to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. Besides that, you can try other activities including activities that challenge your adrenaline. Like river tubing, playing paintball, or playing the various outbound games available.

Don’t forget to bring change so you could snap some photos as you will find loads of good spots. Moreover, take the time to stop by the giant labyrinth that is still around the Coban Rondo area. Good luck and don’t get lost. Entrance ticket price: IDR15,000. Address: Jalan Coban Rondo, Krajan, Pandesari, Kec. Pujon, Malang (opens on Google Maps). Opening hours: Every day 07.00-17.00 WIB.

Price might vary. Ready to go on vacation?
Enjoying the natural beauty of Malang can be done in various ways. For those of you who like adventure, you can immediately determine the natural tourist destinations in Malang that you want.

Apart from enjoying the beauty of nature, you have to stop by and buy some Malang souvenirs for your friends and family back home. Come find flight tickets and arrange an itinerary that will make your visit worth the while. Don’t forget to do photo hunting and capture your vacation moments. [ special]