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RECOMMENDED PACKAGE TOUR IN WEST JAVA

 

HALIMUN NATIONAL PARK

Located in West Java, Gunung Halimun, Sundanese for "The Mountains of the Mist", contains some of Indonesia's largest remaining lowland and montane forest. The area has been a nature reserve since the 1930's; therefore in 1992 the Government changed it's status to a National Park. The Park has abundant untouched wildlife and stunning scenery. Each year visitors come to Gunung Halimun to explore mountainous terrain, canyons, rivers and waterfalls, natural hot spring, tropical forest and tea plantations in the middle of the park.

With an area of approximately 40, 000 hectares, this park is a nirvana for the endemic (native) wildlife of West Java. More than 200 species of endemic, rare and common birds including the endangered Java Hawk Eagle, as well as several species of primates, including Java Gibbon, Java Leaf-monkey, and Black Leaf-monkey reside within the park.

Halimun is also known for the richness of it's plant species. In addition to the known hardwood and non-hardwood trees, lianas and medicinal plants, scientists believe that there are many species of orchids and other plants yet to be identified. It can thus be considered one of Indonesia's most exceptional National Parks.

Visitors can choose from many kinds of activities in and around the Park, from bird watching, hiking, camping and trekking. For those who seek serenity, it is a superb place for quiet walks and seeing sunrise or sunset. Local communities extend their hospitality to those visitors who would like to stay overnight in the Park. They have built and manage guesthouses that combine comfort and tradition. Travel time by road varies from 3 to 5 hours. Typically, rough road conditions over the final 10 km of the journey necessitate the use of an all terrain vehicle. Motorcycle can also be arranged to cover this final distance.

 

EXPLORE HALIMUN NATIONAL PARK
3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

DAY-01: JAKARTA - PARUNG KUDA - CIKANIKI - GUNUNG HALIMUN GUEST HOUSE
Pick up from your hotel in Jakarta or Bandung and drive to the entrance of Gunung Halimun National Park. En route passing through small villages and the beautiful landscape of plantations. Stops at Cipeuteu to change the transportation with local chartered vehicle (non air-conditioned) and continue to the Gunung Halimun National Park Office at Kabandungan Village to register. From Kabandungan take another 2 hours drive to the Guest House at Citalahab. Arrive at Cikaniki, the tour continue to Citalahab on foot through the rain forest and the plantation downhill to the guesthouse. Rest for lunch and in the evening enjoy a dinner around the campfire and stay overnight at a simple - comfortable guesthouse owned and operated by the local community.

DAY-02: EXPLORE GUNUNG HALIMUN PARK
After an early breakfast trekking through the primary rain to enjoy the natural beauties and the flora and fauna. There will be a canopy trail to pass trough where you could be very close to the top of the trees. The call of the Javan Gibbon in the mist of the forest will add to uniqueness of this tour. There is also possibility of seeing other primates, such as the grizzled leaf-monkey, ebony leaf-monkey, and number of bird species such as barbets, fan-tailed birds, etc. Lunch box provided. Continue trekking to Walet Waterfall through forest and villages where you can swim and enjoy the natures and fresh atmosphere surroundings with lunch box provided. Afternoon return to the Guest House for your accommodation and dinner.

DAY-03: GUNUNG HALIMUN – JAKARTA
Pay a visit to the nearby tea plantation, morning teawalk program to Nirmala tea plantation, one of the oldest tea plantation in our country, about 1.000 meter above sea level. Here, you could see the workers plucking the young sprout in the morning and also see the tea processing in the small tea factory. Return to our guest house for our departure time.