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Glamping at Lakeside Rancabali in Ciwidey, Bandung. (KOMPAS.com/Muhammad Irzal Adiakurnia)
In recent years, Indonesia has seen a rise in the popularity of glamping, a portmanteau of glamorous and camping.
Several resorts, tourist attractions and campsites offer remarkably complete facilities for nights outdoors, as reported by kompas.com.
Here are five glamping sites located in West Java. Do note that prices for these facilities fluctuate heavily over the year, so call in for inquiries ahead of time.
1. Rancabali Lake Side Ciwidey
At Rancabali Lake Side, Ciwidey, South Bandung, tourists can experience an overnight stay among a sea of tea trees along with a view that overlooks the Situ Patenggang Lake.
There, visitors can choose between different glamping locations such as the Lakeside Tent, Family Tent or the Dome Camping Ground Family Adventure tent. Each location offers a different experience to tailor your stay according to your tastes.
Aside from camping, visitors can enjoy other activities including boat rides on Situ Patenggang, enjoying a hot spring in Kawah Rengganis, or dining at Phinisi Resto, which is shaped like a boat.
The Family Tent can accommodate between eight and 10 people and costs Rp 2,760,000 (US$193.28) per tent on weekdays. On weekends there is a 15 percent price increase and on weekends during high season there is a 20 percent price increase.
The Dome Camping Ground Family Adventure Tent can accommodate from four to five people, and costs Rp 1,200,000 per tent.
2. Glamping Tanakita Situ Gunung, Sukabumi
Glamping Tanakita is located near Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, West Java. Visitors can head in the general direction of Situ Gunung, Sukabumi in West Java to find this location.
At Tanakita, visitors can experience glamping with complete facilities while enjoying the view of Sukabumi and Bogor from the campsite.
Aside from camping, visitors can enjoy others activities such as trekking, high rope, walking to the waterfall, exploring the nearby village and more.
To enjoy glamping at Tanakita, visitors are charged Rp 550,000 per night, which includes three daily meals throughout the duration of your stay, trekking with a guide to the waterfall and access to the flying fox.
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3. Glamping Gunung Geulis, Bogor
Another glamping location you could try is Glamping Gunung Gerulis, Bogor, West Java, making the location relatively close to Jakarta.
Glamping Gunung Geulis Campsite (GGC) offers visitors a choice between camping closer to nature or at a campsite, with choices between dome tents, semi-permanent tents with a built-in toilet, or permanent lodging.
Gunung Geulis Campsite is located between Gede-Pangrago National Park and Halimun-Salak National Park. There, visitors can enjoy other activities such as biking, swimming, paintball, river rafting and many others.
For the Halimun Tent option with a dome tent accommodating four people, visitors are charged Rp 285,000 per person per night. This price includes three daily meals and snacks.
4. Trizara Resort Indonesia, Lembang, Bandung
At Trizara Resort, visitors can expect a luxurious experience under the stars. Trizara has 47 tents ready to accommodate couples or families.
Visitors can enjoy activities like off-road rides, paintball, flying fox, hiking, ATV biking and more.
For a stay at Trizara, prices start at Rp 1.2 million per room per night for the Zana tent that accommodates two people. The price includes facilities such as WiFi, sunrise yoga, showers, hot water and breakfast.
Other types offer a range of prices, such as the Netra tent that costs Rp 1.6 million per room per night, or Nasika and Svada at Rp 1.8 million per room per night.
5. Maribaya Glamping Tent, Lembang
This glamping location, situated on Bandung’s Jl. Maribaya, can be ordered through travel agents online.
Like a hotel, Maribaya Glamping Tent provides four star accommodation complete with hot water and even a hot tub. They offer a service for barbeque areas, children’s playgrounds and restaurants.
The price per night for one tent accommodating two people is Rp 2,450,000. Maribaya Glamping Tent also provide rooms for families. (ayr/wng)