When seen from Bandung, Mt. Tangkuban Perahu has a distinctive shape, like an upside down boat. Tangkuban Perahu in fact means “up-turned boat” This peculiar shape has stimulated the fantasy of the Sundanese people from early times as expressed in the Legend of Sangkuriang.
Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano with three craters into which areas tourists can walk through. These three craters are namely Kawah Ratu (“Queen Crater”), Kawah Domas (“Domas Crater”), and Kawah Upas (“Upas Crater”). Tourists can go down into the Domas Crater where exist many hot geysers in which they can boil eggs.
Kawah Putih (English: White Crater) is a striking volcano crater lake and tourist spot at Mount Patuha, located south of Bandung in West Java in Indonesia. Opened to visitors in 1987, Kawah Putih has no significant activity since 1600.
Being highly acidic (pH 0.5-1.3), the lake changes colour from bluish to whitish green or brown, depending on the concentration of sulfur and the temperature or the oxidation state. Located 2,430m above sea level, the climate is often chilly (around 10 Degrees Celsius).
Due to its mysterious appearance, Kawah Putih is a very popular spot for wedding couples to take pre-wedding photos.
Kawah Domas is one of the three craters of Tangkuban Perahu volcano which tourists visit. To get there, tourists have to go through a scenic rainforest trail of approximately 1.2km before they are able to witness many hot geysers in which they can boil and try the ‘volcano eggs’.
Get to experience boiling ‘volcano eggs’ that taste amazingly awesome. Soak and relax your muscles in this natural hotspring, or have your tired foot and arms massaged with volcano mud by the trained locals and feel the smoothness of your skin within 10 minutes. What’s more, you may purchase the volcano mud to bring home as unique gift souvenirs for your family or friends to try out.
Experience the unexpected drop or the occasional ‘Booms!” and feel the adrenaline rush while engaging in the Level 3 to 4 white water rafting adventures with Sparrow.
If you are a first timer, feel eased with our specially trained whitewater rafting instructors who will be tagged to each raft to teach you how to row and not to be thrown out into the river. Safety equipments such as life vests, rescue pickups etc will be on standby to ensure the safety of all participants. Also, enjoy the awesomelicious food at the end of this adrenaline-rushed adventure to satisfy your hunger.
For excitement seekers, we highly recommended you to try whitewater rafting during the monsoon season, from October to December, where the river flow is more challenging.