Halimun Salak National Park

Halimun Salak National Park

Halimun Salak National Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Fachry
Jakarta, Indonesia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It is recommended that that you stay longer , it would be ashame if you only visit for one day ,because there are still so much you can see and enjoy the beauty and comfort of nature here.
there are many accommodations or home stays with local residents in small village at the foot of the mountains.
Staying and chatting with them is very enjoyable with an experience that will never be forgotten.
Greetings from nature lovers.
Written 27 November 2023
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Ingrid M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We had an amazing Three Days with guides Wandi Riswandi and Agus Pribadi. We went to ricefields, waterfall, jungletrip, active krater, hotspring and we slept in bamboo house, in the jungle. Back To basic but amazing! We get delicious meals Three times a day and the guides were really nice !
It is definitily worth a trip!
Written 29 July 2016
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mastersa0
Plainwell, MI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
My wife and I had a great time seeing the amazing scenery of the rice paddy/terraces along the mountain side, learned how the tea being process , the gongs being made in the traditional way, trekked in a remote jungle to see the waterfall. This trip was very educational and fun at the same time. Our tour guide, Wandi Riswandi, was very knowledgeable and hilarious. He made the whole experience fun!!!!

10/10 would highly recommend for those who want to get away from the city and to enjoy the nature.
Written 25 November 2016
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Ralf P
Waldshut-Tiengen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
A short Summary at the beginning: A real adventure, in particular if you are ready for a full day trip and are not afraid of volcano activity.
Starting with the way to get there. There is only one road starting from Bogor. The easiest way: Type into googlemaps " the highlandparkresortborgor.com and follow the route. Having arrived there you can quickly go left to visit the Waterfall Curug nangkha, but the way to the national park goes right. From there follow the route, there is only one road, thus you will get there. In any case, all people there know the place, but don't expect them to speak English. Having passed a gate and paid for the ticket (currently 23000 for two persons and a car) you still have to follow the road for another 2-3 kilometres, then you will see the waterfall on the left side. You can easily park your car there. For the ones, who like adventure; The small green buses (Anjok ) go also there, In March the road was in an extremely bad condition. The way from Bogor is less than 30 kilometres, but it takes more than two hours and easily three hours with traffic. There are really big holes in the roles, thus don't expect a convenient ride.
Contrary to what was written in other reviews I cannot confirm that this is not a place for children. There were hundreds of them having so much fun with the waterfalls, but indeed the way to get there might become long for them. There is also enough food to buy. While others speak about the waterfall next to the road I would like to talk about the trail that starts from there to the Salk Mountain, which is more than 2000 metres high. You can reach the crater at a height of 1400 metres or the Salak 1 peak. For the trip to the crater you should calculate 3 hours. Nearly every day it starts raining in the afternoon, so ideally you start from Bogor at 6 and leave from there at 8,00. Don't underestimate the rain there, can be really heavy, not only in rain season. I haven't tried it, but I assume that from January to Mid of March the trail is extremely dangerous and maybe not even accessible due to the strong rain in rain season.
There is another gate where you have to pay an entrance fee, don't ask me about the official price, I left 50000 IDR for two people, and the guy seemed to be very happy, maybe cheaper possible!. From there you simply follow the trail next to waterfalls. Sometimes there are two trails next to each other, but it seems they all come together again. In my opinion there is no risk to lose the way, but you will not remember the trail when you go back. Don't use Sandals, use at least running shoes or hiking shoes. In March you had to walk a lot through water, thus don't expect your shoes to be dry. The water current follows you until the first crater, thus until. That place there is enough drinking water available. After around 3 hours (for untrained people, for athlete like me easily less than two hours) you first you reach a little crater, already really interesting. But from there you have to go another five hundred metres and then you will see something really spectacular. Everywhere it is smoking, water is boiling, there is even a boiling waterfall!. You hear a mysterious noise. It sounds like a waterfall, but then you realise it is the steam of the water. You can walk freely throughout the water, but beware of mood and soft stones that can break. It is really an adventure. from there you can continue to Salak 1, but we went back then the same trail that we went up. The trail can be easily done by teenagers, in fact I saw a group of secondary high school students who managed to climb up.
So, more than recommended, and I will definitely go there often despite the in acceptable road conditions.
Written 30 March 2014
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Timmi002
Munich, Germany1,424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
In an amazing 3 days/2 nights at the wonderful and gorgeous Halimun Salak National Park we hiked to a waterfall (Curug Seribu), enjoyed a hot springs (Air Pants Ciparay), stayed in a grass hut (in a village near the waterfall), hiked to an active crater (Kawah Ratu - Queen's Crater), stayed in a village homestay with a family (Citalahab Central in Desa Malasari), watched the sunrise over a tea plantation (near Desa Malasari), hiked the rainforest where we saw two types of monkeys - Lutung and Gibbons (near Cikaniki Research Station), and swam and bathed in a cold but refreshing mountain stream (in Desa Malasari).

Plus we ate wonderful local food and learned about indigenous nuts, spices, fruit, trees, leaves, and animals and their many uses. All of this from our very knowledgeable and incredibly generous guide, Pak Adang (Adang Ecotourism Halimun Salak National Park). I am happy to share his contact information with anyone interested. Highly recommend this trip. For those living in Jakarta, this is an easy getaway. He will pick you up in Bogor and everything is handled by him from transportation to food, accommodations, water, and entrance fees. West Java really is a special place. The drive there also includes many scenic views of terraced rice paddies and village life. Indonesia is a bountiful and spectacular country.
Written 6 May 2017
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Adrien N
Basel, Switzerland36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
We went on an organized private tour for 3 days and 2 nights (around 170 USD/person). The views in the national park are spectacular and a perfect mix of nature, culture and vulcano magic. We first went to a waterfall, where we could take a refreshing bath in a natural pool. The next day we went to the Queen crater, which is part of an active volcano in the park. We could have had a warm bath there as well, but didn't bring a swimsuit. The hot steam coming out of cracks as well as the sulphur smell and the bubbling pools were very impressive. On the third day we visited the huge tea plantations in the area and watched the sunrise. Additionally we went on a short jungle tour where we were able to see rare Javan Gibbon monkeys amongst three other monkey types. Amazing!!

As we had kinda problem to figure out, how to explore Halimun on our own, we are so happy to have bumped into Adang, who is a certified guide that has his base in the Bogor tourist information. He knows a lot about the nature and shared so much of his knowledge with us. The food he served was spectacular and always too much! ;) Our driver Omar also did a perfect job and we felt always safe. Conveniently, we did not go back to Bogor after the trip but where dropped in Bandung, where we could catch the train to Yogya the next morning.

Summarzing, we can say that it was memorable trip and never regreted our decision to not go by ourselves but with an organized tour to explore this beautiful and not at all touristic national park (actually, the whole time, we've never met another tourist...)
Written 14 July 2014
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Marijke P
The Hague, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We had an amazing time with our guide wandi and driver omay and aladin! The walk to the vulcano was amazing and we were lucky to see the monkeys who got really close. The park is not often visited by tourist which makes it a great opportunity to see the real authentic Java! The stay at bamboo house was a great experience. The food was super good and our guide wandi took care of everything we needed!
Written 14 August 2017
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Janis
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The tour with Wandi, this funny and caring guy who knows everything about the country, the farming, the people and all the plants and animals you will find, was the best thing i‘ve done in my whole five weeks in indonesia.
We‘ve seen the most beautiful sceneries of Java, if it was jungle, the waterfall, while wandering through rice fields, the tea mountain or the amazing view from the bamboo house place we stayed at.
The fold is very good too, Wandi and his friends cooked for us for dinner which was one of the best meals i‘ve had in indonesia.

I asked Wandi about everything that came to my mind about Indonesia and he could always answer me even on the off topic questions.

You will get a very deep inside view of the indonesian people living in the small villages in Bogor Halimun National Park. We visited for example a school or some rice farmers at work. Everything is very authentic and you won‘t see any tourists except your friends and the other people on Wandis tour.

Thank you Wandi for everything and Andi for the save driving!
Written 27 July 2019
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Stanley L
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
It was not easy to search information about how to go to Halimun Salak National Park. We had joined a local guide called Climb Indonesia to there.
We went there for a 2-Day trip. In Halimun Salak National Park, you could trek in the rain forest and watched the tea plantation area. We had a home-stay in the Citalahub village, where we could walk around and appreciated the rice-field, river, animals, etc.
It was a good experience for my family and kids.
Written 1 January 2018
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Michael K
Goppingen, Germany39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
We went on a two-day tour with a local guide. We walked in the jungle, saw monkeys and got some great insights into local culture. For the night we stayed in an awesome bamboo house (ear plugs needed - jungle can be louder than a city).
Our guide was Din Aladin who you can find through Bogor's tourist information or on facebook. He was great and kind, a great chef and guitar player.
Written 1 August 2017
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