Probolinggo, Indonesia Cruise Port, 2018 and 2019 Cruises to Probolinggo, Indonesia | The Cruise Web
 

Probolinggo, Indonesia Cruise Port

Within the Java Sea you'll find Indonesia, the largest island country in the world. The cruise port of Probolinggo can be found on the north coast of East Java, Indonesia's second-most-populous province. With roots in the Majapahit Empire (roughly between the years 1293 and 1500, and considered one of the greatest in Indonesia and Southeast Asia) and a culture rich in mythology, East Java eventually fell under European rule. Under the Dutch East Indies administration, Probolinggo experienced economic growth in sugar refinement and exportation. Today, sugar is still an important export, while fishing also has an extensive history. The city is also famous for its sweet, green, high-fiber mangoes as well as the Probolinggo Bull Race, also called "karapan sapi" (a tradition going back to ancient times, which celebrated a successful rice harvest). Listed below are a handful of our favorite experiences when cruising to Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia:
 
  • Named for its two mountains (Mount Semeru and Mount Bromo), the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park is like stepping into another world. About 30 miles from Probolinggo, tours are available. It’s especially fascinating for those who want to get close to volcanoes.
     
  • Within the park but a sharp contrast to the smoky Mount Bromo is the Madakaripura Waterfall. Nicknamed the "eternal waterfall," legend says its waters bestow endless blessings upon those who walk below. It requires a bit of a walk to reach, so wear comfortable clothing. There are usually vendors selling disposable rain ponchos if you want to get close to the spray.
     
  • The 14th-century Buddhist Jabung temple is rumored to have been visited by Hayam Wuruk (the fourth monarch of the Majapahit Empire). Created from red brick, the temple has been through extensive restoration. Check out the body of the temple for the carved images that show scenes from Hindu stories.
     
  • Rafting is extremely popular in the area, and there are plenty of guides that will get you safely through the rapids. One of the best is Songa Rafting, located in the city of Probolinggo. The skillful staff and provided equipment will ensure you have the thrill of a lifetime.

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