Ciwidey is Bandung district located in west java, Indonesia. Ciwidey come from old Portugis, ciwi = fruit, dey = day . this district in south of Bandung,
here we can visit :
1. Situ Patenggang
2. Kawah Putih
Situ Patenggang atau Situ Patengan is a lake located in south of bandung west java, it is about 1600 abl it has exotic view.
Kawah Putih / White Crater is a striking crater lake and tourist spot in a volcanic crater about 50 km south of Bandung in West Java in Indonesia. Kawah Putih lake (7.10° S 107.24° E) is one of the two craters which make up Mount Patuha, an andesitic stratovolcano (a “composite” volcano). Mt Patuha is one of numerous volcanoes in Java. Kawah Putih crater lake itself represents a relatively stable volcanic system with no records of significant activity since around 1600.
The Kawah Putih site was opened to visitors in 1987. The lake is 2,430 meters above sea level so the local climate is often quite chilly (temperatures are frequently around 10 degrees Celsius). This makes a brisk change from the humidity of the north Java plain and the capital city of Jakarta. Kawah Putih is a sizeable highly acid lake (pH 0.5-1.3) which changes colour from bluish to whitish green, or brown, depending on the concentration of sulfur and the temperature or the oxidation state.The sand and rocks surrounding the lake have been also leached into whitish colours through interaction with the acidic lake waters (with possible mineral precipitation as well).
The surrounding area is heavily forested. There is a pathway down to the lake which is surrounded by the high walls of the crater nestling into the side of Mt Patuha. The smell of sulfur is strong because there is a good deal of steam and sulfurous gas bubbling from the lake. There are tracks around the lake and through the nearby forest including to the peak of Mt Patuha. Visitors can walk around the crater area or sit in the various shelters. Local plants not widely found in lower altitudes in Java include javanese Edelweiss and Cantigy (Vaccinium varingifolium). Animals and birds which may be spotted include eagles, owls, monkeys, mouse deer, and forest pigs. Panthers, leopards and pythons have also sometimes been seen in the nearby forest.
A range of simple facilities exists near the lake. There is ample parking and public toilets. Entrepreneurial vendors sell trinkets and food. The site is well-signposted. Local farmers often take the opportunity to sell strawberries (widely grown in the area), steamed corn, and various other items such as pumpkin seeds
Kawah Putih and the surrounding area (where there are resort facilities such as hot spas) is a popular spot for people from Bandung. On weekends and on holidays, quite large numbers of Indonesian tourists visit Kawah Putih. The site is so far less well-known to international tourists. According to Perhutani staff at the site, up to 10,000 people might visit on busy holidays and the total number of visitors is perhaps 300,000 per year.
1 day- Ciwidey tour
-transport ( Jakarta – Bandung – Jakart )
– eating (snack and lunch )
– entrance ticket
– travel insurance
– extra tip for guide and driver if fell happy
simple itinerary : start from jakarta
07.30-08.00 briefing by tour leader
08.00-12.00 travel Jakarta-ciwidey, (getting snack in the bus)
12.45-14.15 go to situ patenggang
14.15-14.45 then visit next destination wisata kawah putih
14.45-16.30 kawah putih tour
16.30-20.00 if you want ( buying souvenir on the way to Jakarta )
estimation time can be changed because of weather, traffic jam etc.