Tourist attractions in Ciwidey are synonymous with natural tourism in Bandung. Naturally, because most of the tourist attractions here rely on the natural beauty of South Bandung.
Located in the highlands, tourist attractions in Ciwidey are dominated by views of the mountains, tea gardens, craters, and also hot springs. For those of you who want to unwind by seeing beautiful scenery, the Ciwidey area and its surroundings are perfect for you to visit.
Around the Ciwidey area
Actually, most of the famous tourist attractions in southern Bandung are now in the Rancabali sub-district, the result of the expansion of the Ciwidey sub-district. However, visitors from outside this area are more familiar with it as one area only; Ciwidey.
The Ciwidey and Rancabali areas are within the Bandung regency. It is located in southern Bandung. If you want to go to the beaches in the southern route of West Java, you can also use this route. Later we will come out on Jayanti Cianjur beach.
How to get to Ciwidey
If using a car, it is now easier and faster after the Soroja Toll Road. All you have to do is enter the toll road, head to the Soroja toll road, and exit at Soreang, which is close to the Bandung Regency Government office. From here, just follow the road towards Ciwidey.
If using a motorbike, you can go through the Kopo – Soreang – Ciwidey – Rancabali road route.
You can also use public transportation, it’s just that the travel time is longer. You can take an Elf or an L300 car from the Leuwi Panjang terminal to the Ciwidey terminal.
Tourist attractions in Ciwidey – Rancabali
Well, here are tourist attractions in Ciwidey and Rancabali that you can visit.
Ciwidey Valley Hotspring Waterpark
Ciwidey Valley Resort is a hotel as well as a waterpark located in Ciwidey. Still relatively new, but already well known by tourists. The place is very strategic. If you go to Ciwidey, you will definitely pass this place.
One of the icons in this place that is immediately visible from the road is a miniature volcano with its distinctive smoke.
Kawah Putih (The White Crater)
As one of the main attractions in the South Bandung area, the Kawah Putih tourist spot is often the main destination for visitors. The white crater is the former Patuha eruption in past. The activity is still not bad, the hot water and the smell of sulfur here are still quite thick.
The main attraction here is the crater area which you can visit directly to the side. Already organized, we can go around the area around the white crater using a path that is already organized and neatly arranged.
You can take public or private transportation to the white crater park, then connect with special transportation to the crater area. You can just use a private car to the top, but the tickets are different and quite expensive.
Cai Ranca Upas Village
Not too far from after Kawah Putih, on the right, you will find the entrance gate to the Ranca Upas area. By the way, Ranca Upas and Kampung Cai Ranca Upas are the same place. The name Kampung Cai Ranca Upas is the new name for this area.
As the name implies, there is a waterpark here that you can use as a family. In addition, this place is also known as a camping spot in Ciwidey – Rancabali. The area is very large, you can choose many good spots for camping either with family or organizations.
Besides that, there are many beautiful spots too, you know. One of the most popular is deer breeding. The tame deer here are really fun to take pictures with.
Pinisi Resto And Glamping Lakeside Rancabali
The most famous icon here is Pinisi restaurant, a boat-shaped restaurant overlooking Patenggang. It’s really as big as a boat, not just a miniature. In addition, there are also various other spots that can be visited with the family here, such as the rabbit park, the goose park, and others.
Also don’t miss the star terrace, a platform specially designed to view the beauty of the surrounding area from a height.
Apart from the Kawah Putih and Ranca Upas, the Situ Patenggang area has also been one of the main tourist attractions here for a long time. The facilities are also quite complete.
Barusen Hills Ciwidey
Barusen Hills Ciwidey has a different route from tourist areas in Rancabali such as the white crater and Ranca Upas. The location is in the Gambung area. From Ciwidey there will be a T-junction towards Rancabali and towards Gambung. To go to Barusen Hill, you should drive your vehicle to the Gambung route.
This place is relatively new but immediately hits among visitors. Now, the facilities and atmosphere are better than before.
Ciwalini Hot Spring
Ciwalini hot spring pool is one of the hot springs in Ciwidey – Rancabali. Here there is a hot spring pool, water boom, and villas that visitors can rent.
The location is on the roadside between Ranca Upas and Situ Patenggang, so it is easy to reach by vehicle.
Ciwidey Rabbit Park
As the name implies, in Ciwidey Rabbit Park you can invite your little one to play with the cute rabbits there. Of course, this will make them very happy. This place is suitable as an alternative destination after or before visiting other tourist attractions in Ciwidey – Rancabali.
The location is not too far from Ciwidey, and you can easily tell from the large rabbit statue in the gate.
Rengganis Crater / Cibuni Crater
Rengganis Crater is another crater located in the Rancabali area. Unlike the white crater, the Rengganis crater consists of rocks with hot water flowing between them. In addition, visitors can also enter the crater area and take a dip.
The location of the Rengganis crater is after Situ Patenggang.
Rancabali Tea Plantation
It’s not a tourist spot, but the neat and beautiful Rancabali plantation area makes many visitors stop to enjoy its beauty. Rancabali tea garden is located between the white crater.
There are many beautiful spots that you can enjoy here. If you are heading to Glamping lakeside, the road from the gate to the location also divides the Rancabali tea garden.
Camping At Ciwidey
This luxury and premium concept place to stay is quite popular with visitors.
For those of you who are looking for an exclusive place to stay with a different atmosphere from a hotel, you can try some of the places below:
D Riam Riverside Resort Ciwidey
Located not too far from downtown Soreang, D Riam resort can be an alternative to stay when you are on vacation in Ciwidey.
Legok Kondang Lodge Ciwidey
Camping at Legok Kondang Lodge Ciwidey can be said to be one of the pioneers of the glamping concept in Ciwidey. Apart from camping, there are also various other outdoor activities and games that you can participate in. It’s suitable for organizational or family activities.
Camping Lakeside Rancabali
The camping concept here is even more unique. The available places to stay are on the edge of the lake / situ Patenggang directly. With the view off towards the lake, of course, the atmosphere you get will be different from staying at other places.