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profile member asked on Mar 19, 2009

Day Tour to Tangkuban Perahu


I'll be flying directly into Bandung from Singapore for a 3 days trip early May.

Intend to visit Tangkuban Perahu on the 2nd day. As I'm a single traveller, can anyone tell me how can I go about it? Is there any group day tour operating or how much it would cost if I hire a guide or taxi to get there?

Also, does anyone know what time does Gedung Satay close and where can I catch a Sundanese cultural performance?



4 Answers

answered on 3/20/09 by
a VT member from Special Capital Region of Jakarta

You don't really need a guide to Tangkuban Prahu. Its well sign posted with lots of other tourists pottering about.
f you are adventurous and watching your budget, you can take any of the angkuts ( small minivans) to Lembang. Catch the angkut going North from Setiabudhi main road.
From Lembang, there are angkuts going to the visitor centre.

If you want more convenience, a car rental with driver will only set you back about USD 40 for a full day.
This will allow you to visit the volcano and take in the lovely hot springs at Ciater. You can also throw in a visit to the strawberry farms if you haven't been to one in Cameron highlands. There's also a great restaurant to enjoy Sundanese food called Sapu Lidi that's along the way.

There's a good write up of Bandung at [original link] and I think they will also arrange a vehicle rental if you email them at [email] .

Gedung Satay is opened for visits during office hours. Better than Gedung Sate is the excellent Geological Museum across the Road.

Good luck and enjoy yourself.

answered on 3/22/09 by
a VT member from Jakarta

[original link]
Please try to learn about tour Package in Bandung in this website. For your info, actually Bandung is famous with its factory outlets means shopping and shopping. What makes very specific is the local, Sundanese dialect. It is very normal for the local tourist visiting Tangkuban perahu just to stop there, parking their car then take a look , doing souvenir shopping and back to Bandung.But it could be great, if you can find a custom tour that take you around this area.

answered on 3/23/09 by
a VT member

Thank you, Craneboywill and Tenluk for your valuable advice.

I'll be staying at Mutiara Hotel and not sure if this hotel can arrange the tour for me.

What time will the shopping outlets open until? And what to do at night in bandung?

I'll be in bandung 1-3 May, and intend to do Tangkuban Perahu trip on 2nd. Anyone happens to be there on holidays and like to join me can email me at [email]


answered on 3/27/09 by
a VT member from Special Capital Region of Jakarta

Shopping outlets stay open till 9pm. My fav is the Rumah Mode at Setiabudhi.
There's lots of good live music. Take a cab to Jln Braga. Good bands play at Rumpoet and Violet.
If you like Rock, thee's an excellent place called...The Rock. You will find it at Pasteur ( Hotel Topaz).
For good R and B, there's Festival at Jn Rum. Can't remember the name of the hotel off hand.
For jazz, Prima Rest/ Opulent lounge on Jln Dago.
2 good discos, Bel Aire at Paskal Hypersquare and Odeam at Paris Van Java Complex.

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