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The picturesque road from Jember to Banyuwangi winds around the foothills of Gunung Raung, through rainforest, and up to the small hill town of Kalibaru (428m).

The village itself is not much to look at, but it has a benign climate and a remarkable array of excellent midrange accommodation. It’s a good base for visiting the nearby plantations around Glenmore, to the east, or the smaller, more easily visited plots of coffee and cloves to the north of Kalibaru train station.

The area has many plantations, but Kebun Kandeng Lembu, 5km south of Glenmore, is one of the most scenic. Guides can be hired (80,000Rp) for group tours to see rubber tapping and processing, as well as cacao and coffee plantations.

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