Kalibaru & Sukamade turtle beach - 3 days / 2 nights

Releasing baby turtles in Sukamade - National Park Meru Betiri, East Java, IndonesiaAt Kalibaru's plantations you can see both the work on the land and in the factories. Then tour to the remote Meru Betiri NP to see turtles laying eggs and to release baby turtles.

Last updated: 11 March 2017

  Landscape - East Java, Indonesia
  Coffee at the plantations in Kalibaru - East Java, Indonesia
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  A mark for turtle eggs - Meru Betiri, East Java, Indonesia
  Guest house in Sukamade - National Park Meru Betiri, East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Malang - Kalibaru

We will pick you up at your hotel in Malang at 8 o'clock in the morning. We depart to Kalibaru. It takes about 5 to 6 hours to get there. On the way to Lumajang you can enjoy the fabulous landscape with Mt. Semeru in the background. We will stop several times on route to Kalibaru, since the landscape is worth it. We will also help you to find a restaurant according to your wishes, where you can have lunch or just a coffee break.
After arrival in Kalibaru, you will have some spare time.

Day 2: Kalibaru - Meru Betiri National Park

After breakfast the tour continues to the plantation of Kalibaru. Here you can see the people at work in the plantations and factories, where coffee, rubber and cacao is processed. We will have lunch in one of the villages around Kalibaru before driving to the Pesanggaran. In Pesanggaran you will have to change to a 4WD to get to tour to the Sukamade turtle beach in the Meru Betiri National Park. The Sukamade turtle beach is a 3 kilometer sand strip on the Indian Ocean where 5 species of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
After arriving at your home stay you still have time to discover the kampong where people make brown sugar. Just at night you will be guided by a ranger to find the sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs. A turtle lays more than a hundred eggs. The turtles usually starts to come ashore around 19.30 and return to the sea at midnight.

Day 3: Meru Betiri National Park – Ketapang harbor

If lucky, there are some baby turtles that need to be released before heading to Ketapang. We will visit some locals for home industry. And, we will have lunch as well in a local restaurant.

Time table

08.00 - 14.00
14.00 -
08.00 - 10.00
10.00 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.00
13.00 - 17.00
19.00 -
07.00 - 08.00
09.00 - 12.00
12.00 - 14.00
Malang - Kalibaru
Free program
Plantation tour
Kalibaru - Pesanggaran
Lunch (not included)
Pesanggaran - National Park Meru Betiri
Turtle 'hunting' with ranger
Releasing baby turtles
Meru Betiri - Pesanggaran
Pesanggaran - Ketapang
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
4x4 Jeep
On foot
On fooot
4x4 Jeep
AC Private Transport


Price for the tour to Kalibaru plantations and Sukamade turtle beach

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Price includes:             
♠ Private transport with ac, driver and fuel during the tour
♠ A little English speaking driver
♠ 4WD Jeep for the tour to the National Park Meru Betiri
♠ 2 nights accommodation
♠ Meals: 2x breakfast 1x dinner in Sukamade
♠ Daily mineral water
♠ Daily seasonal fruit
♠ All Entrance fees to places we visit
♠ Ranger and donation for releasing baby turtles in Sukamade
♠ Ferry to Bali
  Price excludes:
♠ Travel insurance
♠ Personal expenses
♠ All meals other than stated