This is the only crater in Indonesia where tourists can drive up to its rim; this active volcano offers astonishing view and has a distinctive shape like an overturned boat. The huge crater is walk able and you will be greeted by the sulphur fumes that the volcano is emitting for years. The eruption of this volcano has made a significant change in the geographical features of its surrounding areas and contributed immensely to make the land fertile which has overall enhanced the eco-system. The flow of the lava carrying large boulders has formed huge cliffs over which waterfalls leapt to form the lake that covers the Bandung plain.
Located at the highland just at the outskirt of Bandung, Tangkuban Perahu Crater is surely a perfect place to enjoy cool air and relaxing sceneries after a series of shopping activities in some of the city's factory outlets or the popular Pasar Baru Trade Center. For a rejuvenating sensation, visitors can continue their journey to the nearby Ciater's Revitalizing Hot Springs. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bandung itinerary 1 day.
- Not everyone can stand the smell of the sulphur fumes; handkerchiefs are suggested to cover your nose and mouth.
- Never walk into the crater without care, it’s better to hire trusted guide.
- Do not hesitate to resist peddlers if you are not interested.
- Best bring a jacket/sweater for protection from the cold temperature.
- Bring an umbrella to avoid sunburn or possible heavy downpours.
- Try to reach the crater as early as possible because around noon the mist starts to roll in through the trees.
- Do not hesitate to say ‘No’ to the vexing local guides who follow you around and ask for money at the end of the trip.
- The smell of the sulphur can be heavy for some visitors, make sure you are okay with it.
- The minibuses that take you to the top are 10000 IDR.
- Rented car
- Rabbit Skewer from street vendors.
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95% of people who visit Bandung include Tangkuban Perahu in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
80.57% of people start their Tangkuban Perahu visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Tangkuban Perahu
92.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tangkuban Perahu
This experience was one of highlights of our Indonesia trip. It's amazing place to explore the volcano and teach kids. The first crater is easy accessible by car and has huge viewing terrace, so people of any age can go there. The street vendors are little bit annoying, but they make a price. It's good that they speak English and answer the questions. There is a center of information where you can have insight. There you can hire a guide to go to second crater, where you can even bath in sulfur water. but pay attention: you have to be physically fit to walk by uneven road through the forest and it is advisable not to bring small kids and elders. The face mask is must there. Down you can see, walk, even bath and have nice experience of cooking eggs in volcanic water. You can buy the bottles with sulfur mud and water, but have to know that they will be confiscated if you take them to airport.
Nice place however just watch out on the "tour guide" that offer you a service.. they will 'slash' you at the end of thier guide to buy their souvenir. But it all safe. Just need some gut to bargain and reject
Nice volcano and nice view, but too touristic and irritating people trying to sell you stuff. The guide told us they upped the admission rate for foreigners by 500% or so. It' nice and all, but not worth the money this way.. Better go to Bromo, much better and less irritating people trying to rip you off!
Exorbitant prices. Touts. Hassling. You will have more fun in japan or iceland where nature is free.
Nice place to escape, the souvenirs are affordable, and if there is no rain, people can explore more to other craters.