Probolinggo is a port village from where to explore cultural and natural sites slightly further afield, with the Jabung Temple – a 14th century Buddhist structure in red stone – close by. Visit the captivating volcanic landscape at the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, which has the most active volcano system in Indonesia. Experience Tenggerese culture in the network of myriad villages within and along the edges of the park; the Tenggarese Poten Temple in the "sea of sand" along the base of Mt. Bromo provides a look into this austere tribe’s aesthetic. Higher elevations in the park are barren and feel as though you are on another world, whereas descending into the foothills you will find peaceful, hidden natural sanctuaries, like the Madakaripura Waterfall and its caves, providing repreive from hiking around Mt. Bromo.
Get on the water at the Pekalen River, known for its river rafting with Class III+ white water, or opt for a taste of local fruit at Probolinggo’s mango and grape gardens, visit the Andung Biru tea plantation or shop for unique, handmade goods at the craft stalls.