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Bandung – Tangkuban Perahu Volcano

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One Day Tour 
(17th October 2014)

Tangkuban Perahu (spelt Tangkuban Parahu in the local Sundanese dialect) is a dormant volcano 30 km north of the city of Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. It last erupted in 1826, 1829, 1842, 1846, 1896, 1910, 1926, 1929, 1952, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1983. It is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked on the hot surface

Casuarina-Twin Rock                                                                           Bandung Bonsai Exhibition  (Optional)

The Legend of Tangkuban Perahu

The name translates roughly to “upturning of (a) boat” or “upturned boat” in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. The story tells of “Dayang Sumbi”, a beauty who lived in West Java. She cast away her son “Sangkuriang” for disobedience, and in her sadness was granted the power of eternal youth by the gods. After many years in exile, Sangkuriang decided to return to his home, long after the two had forgotten and failed to recognize each other. Sangkuriang fell in love with Dayang Sumbi and planned to marry her, only for Dayang Sumbi to recognize his birthmark just as he was about to go hunting. In order to prevent the marriage from taking place, Dayang Sumbi asked Sangkuriang to build a dam on the river Citarum and to build a large boat to cross the river, both before the sunrise. Sangkuriang meditated and summoned mythical ogre-like creatures -buto ijo or green giant(s)- to do his bidding. Dayang Sumbi saw that the tasks were almost completed and called on her workers to spread red silk cloths east of the city, to give the impression of impending sunrise. Sangkuriang was fooled, and upon believing that he had failed, kicked the dam and the unfinished boat, resulting in severe flooding and the creation of Tangkuban Perahu from the hull of the boat.

Day 1: Bandung
Pick up at hotel in Jakarta at 7 am and heading to Bandung in the southeast of Jakarta for 2.5 hours. First stop is drive-in volcano of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu. Explore Ratu (Queen) crater and Domas crater that are considered as the most active crater in Bandung. Lunch will be served at Sindang Reret Sundanese seafood restaurant. After lunch proceed to Cihideung flower market or visit Bonsai Exhibition. Last stop is shopping at factory outlet at Dago street. Late afternoon back to Jakarta and drop off your hotel. 

Rate per person:  USD$ 75,-.

Including: English speaking guide, Entrance/donation/parking fee, meals, AC car/bus, mineral water during tour.
Excluding: Hotel, travel insurance, extra drinks and meals, Gratitude for guide/driver, personal expenses,  services not mentioned above.