One of the perks exploring Malang is not just witnessing the magnificent Bromo crater. The city is home for beautiful beaches and thousands of stunning waterfalls. Lies not so far from the gate of Bromo, Coban Pelangi Waterfall is one of the top waterfalls that should be on the tourist list.
The waterfall is located on the edge of the region. In addition to its close distance to beautiful gem, Mount Bromo. Coban Pelangi waterfall gets its own popularity for offering a splendid lush forest and rainbow reflection. Words travel fast and until now Coban Pelangi still sitting on the top to-go list. It always floods with tourists during the weekend.
The scenic waterfall streams from more than 100 meters high. The cliff throws off the water loosely that it falls through one beautiful burst. The sunlight will intensely touch the fall just before boiling down to the lake. Once the crystal water boiled down. It flows calmly, streaming along the rocky river trail.
The brownish size cliff fills up by the green lush plants in every corner. The plants even creep to the big stones around the lake. Thus, even on a sunny afternoon, it still chilly, the sun heat doesn’t even spoil the scene. Only a loud sound of nature, the water rippling, and the animals’ voices living near the falls.
Coban Pelangi Waterfall Pristine Nature
To reach the waterfall people need to walk through a 1.5-kilometer footpath from the gate. The track goes up and down with hundreds of stairs. As it depends on the personal fitness level. On average it takes 20-30 minutes walking to get to the falls.
Along the path, not just tourists marching up and down the track. A horse will too. Side by side with its keeper, they both escort tourists to the falls. Riding a horse is the best option to get down without even getting tired. And it’s only available on the weekend. Tips, always agree on a price first.
The path to the falls ends right at the wooden bamboo bridge. The sound of the water rippling beneath the bridge. And there it goes the water from the falls flowing through. Passing under the bridge and flow through Amprong river.
The bamboo bridge is nothing but modest handmade work. There’s nothing fancy except the magnificent beauty of nature.
Horse Riding and Camping
Other than going to the waterfall, Coban Pelangi Waterfall offers other activities for tourists to enjoy. Few meters away from the gate, there is a wide open area for people to rent for horse riding. The horse rental cost Rp30.000 for 1 person for 30 minutes ride.
Most tourists choose to ride a horse to go down to the waterfall. Riding along with wider sight of the landscape view. A few meters away from the horse riding area. Another spacious land sets for camping. It is large and quiet and offer a calm and harmonious ambiance with lush trees around.
The clean air, clear sky, and chilly atmosphere are things await for campers. However, away from its splendid scenery, the camping area settles a bit far from the waterfall. There are toilets available, but with less water supply.
Therefore, it is best to come in normal days to prevent an exploding number of campers. The booking price cost Rp10.000 per night. It does not include the camping gear rental that cost Rp50.000.
Garden Flower and Photobooth
Walking around Coban Pelangi waterfall is not complete without dazing its beautiful flower garden. The garden zone lie in the sideways of the entrance footpath. Sunflowers, red Ashoka’s and colorful daisies line neatly. Making a beautiful flower parade. Sometimes, colorful butterflies are flying around, adding the allure of the garden.
The bloom of the flowers is too precious not to be captured. Thus, some photobooth set for tourists is available on the spot. Allowing guests to capture a splendid garden view in the right spot.
There is a fenceless bamboo cabin, offering the garden and the forest background. In another corner, a butterfly backdrop board is set. What a perfect ornament for a shoot.
Located a few hundred meters away before the waterfall. Rainbow Hill is another must-view site. To reach the area, visitors need to going up and follow the stairs. The path is paved with colorful bamboos around, highlighting its name. The walk takes no longer than walking down to the waterfall.
It ends with a colorful bamboo balcony. Settles with trees around, the ambiance up there keeps sunny yet breezy. Creating a humble natural atmosphere for any guest coming. Through Rainbow Hill, visitors will get access to a luxuriant forest view.
In the center of the landscape, a complete portrayal of Coban Pelangi waterfall drawn solely. It is best to come around between 10 AM to 2 PM. At this time, the sun still flashes to the waterfall. And there is the rainbow drawn, a perfect natural sketch to capture.
Coban Pelangi Waterfall Opening Hours
Coban Pelangi opens from 8 AM to 5 PM every day including on national holidays. The best time to see and witness the rainbow reflection in Coban Pelangi waterfall is between 10 AM to 2 PM.
|Coban Pelangi Waterfall Opening Hours|
|Monday – Sunday||08:00 – 17:00|
Coban Pelangi Waterfall Entrance Fee
The entrance ticket for international tourists is Rp10.000 on a weekdays, andRp15.000 on weekend. The entrance ticket doesn’t include an additional fee for parking, motorcycle will get charged Rp5.000 and Rp15.000 for a car. The parking area is not spacious. So tourists coming in the afternoon might spend a while looking for a parking spot.
|Coban Pelangi Waterfall Entrance Fee|
Basic facilities are available on the premises. Toilets are scattered in a few spots. Food vendors and prayer rooms along with small cottages are there too. The entire facility is located before the bamboo bridge.
How To Get To Coban Pelangi Waterfall
From the central point of Malang, follow the main road to Tumpang. The trip takes around 40 minutes by car. At Tumpang, continue and follow the main road of Tumpang-Poncokusumo. It’s the same road that heads to Mount Bromo National Park. Then, continue to Raya Gubugklakah street and drive for another 10 minutes.
Coban Pelangi waterfall entrance gate is located on the right side. Unfortunately, there is no public transportation that reaches the waterfall. To point out, renting a private car or motorcycle from Malang is the only way.
For a car, the rent price normally starts from Rp350.000 for 12 hours trip. The price doesn’t include petrol, driver’s tips, and parking fee. Meanwhile, for a motorcycle, it starts from Rp. 65.000 for day rent.
Address & Location
Coban Pelangi waterfall is located in Jl. Raya Gubugklakah Ngadas, Malang, East Java 65157.