After breakfast in Bandung, proceed to Tangkuban Perahu (16 miles, 1-hour, 15 minutes), a smoldering 6,560 ft wide volcano. We will hike around the main crater, Kawah Ratu.
Nearby, we may stop at the Ciater Hot Springs, also referred to as Sari Ater. The area has natural hot water spring pools with therapeutic waters where you can take a dip if you wish to. A trip to a nearby tea-factory will give an insight into the tea plantation, harvesting, and processing of the legendary leaves.
Alternatively, we can visit Kawah Putih (30 miles, 1 hour 45 minutes) and enjoy spectacular landscapes. We visit Mount Patuha and see two volcanic craters 1,968 ft apart. One is dry, but the other has a greenish-white crater lake, earning it the name ‘Kawah Putih’ or ‘white crater.’ You will also have a chance to visit a nearby strawberry farm where you can buy fresh fruits grown in the volcanic soils with cool highland air.
We will have a lunch stop on the way back. Should time allow, we can stop for a visit at Saung Angklung Udjo Workshop, a venue aimed at preserving the rich Java culture. Enjoy the traditional bamboo instrument performance by the students.
Overnight in Bandung.