Meru Betiri National Park, Banyuwangi

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Meru Betiri National Park is a national park in the province of East Java, Indonesia, extending over an area of 580 km2 of which a small part is marine (8.45 km2). The beaches of the park provide nesting grounds for endangered turtle species such as leatherback turtles, hawksbill turtles, green turtles, and olive ridley turtles.Geography and climateMeru Betiri National Park has a varied topography reaching from a plain coast to highlands with an altitude of almost. The tallest mountains within the park are Mount Gamping (538 m), Mount Butak (609 m), Mount Sukamade Atas (801 m), Mount Gendong (840 m asl), Mount Mandilis (844 m) and Mount Betiri (1,192 m). The topography along the coast is generally hilly to mountainous. There are only few sandy plain coasts, most of them located in the west, such as Rajegwesi Beach, Sukamade Beach, Permisan Beach, Meru Beach and Bandealit Beach. Some rivers across Meru Betiri NP are Sukamade River, a perennial river, Permisan River, Meru River and Sekar Pisang River that flow to the South coast.The Meru Betiri area is influenced by monsoon wind. During November to March, the westerly wind brings rainfall to the area, whereas the dry season occurs during April to October. The average annual rainfall is between 2300 and, with 4 dry months and 7 wet months in average.
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  • Meru Betiri Park cannot apply for the Organization of the tour, only through intermediaries. We found positive reviews Sri, which organized a us trip. When we arrived, there was heavy rain. We asked. If we can get to this day. Sri said. that, of course, possible. When we came to the river crossing, the River came from the banks, and you cannot drive. Sri demanded additional money from us while we paid very much: for 2 cars, park entrance fees, contributions to release small turtles. We haven't seen a cashier machines were killed. For lunch she took us 700 000 IDR-they offered us an empty rice noodles and empty, the value of which does not exceed 50 000 and IDR. Drink was water. We think that she just took all of our money. In addition to the 500 USD spent for one day without eating and normal living conditions, of the tour program was only 1 item. We are disappointed at Sri. Beware of the mess with her!
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  • on a road that is chaotic in the middle of the jungle, discovering this side of the world, crossed rivers.
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  • All was great, good communication, organisation, one of best experiences in my life. Staf was helpfull, all around full of wildlife, problems with road conditions was solved fast. And after half of ho...  more »
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