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Last week was the first time I traveled to the city of Sukabumi, West Java, which is actually not too far from Jakarta, about 2-3 hours when the traffic is smooth. Consideredly, last Sunday, the traffic was quite smooth so that we could arrive in Sukabumi at lunchtime. My purpose visit to Sukabumi this time was to try the glamping experience in a mountain area, Situgunung Glamping.
The road is quite uphill when heading towards Situgunung because it is a high up around the mountain. There is a main road through busy areas and an alternative road which is quieter but steeper and narrower. When you arrive in the Situgunung area, you can see a lot of visitors on the weekends. The large trees surrounding the entire area feel shady, cool and comfortable.
However, the signage for the area is relatively uninformative but don't worry, there are always officers on standby at several points in the area. One of the popular things here is the Suspension Bridge, a bridge that is 243m long and 121m high from the ground. Exciting experience when crossing the bridge and can feel the light sway when the wind blows.
There are approximately 10 cabin units of several types. For this vacation, the 5 including me with friends chose a cabin with a capacity of 4 people and added 1 extra bed. On the first day, I stayed in the parango cabin which is in the middle of the area and directly faces the stage. Neat rooms with minimalistic decor and simple mattresses. In the room, drinking water, towels, slippers, a water kettle are available, complete with a toothbrush and soap shampoo.
Hot water is also available here because the weather is quite cold, especially in the morning and evening. It's just that the weather there tends to rain with high intensity so that the cabin feels damp until the wooden floor feels wet. If you choose the Halimun unit in the glamping corner area, spider webs are available made of ropes and we can relax on it while enjoying the forest atmosphere.
Then you can also enjoy an independent tour experience around the Situgunung area from the lake which can be reached on foot or by car for about 300m. The lake area is quite busy with visitors picnicking, camping, and taking photos. Next, you can visit the waterfall area, Curug Sawer which can be reached in about 10-15 minutes on foot. The roads are quite easy to access, but the ground is wet and a bit slippery after the rain so it's better to be careful when stepping.
The waterfall is not too high but enough to provide a refreshing view, the cool air, and sounds in the forest make you feel calm. But indeed on weekends, it is undeniable that this area is indeed one of the popular destinations so that there is a crowd in the area in front of the waterfall.
2 nights here was very pleasant, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, clean air and a pleasant forest atmosphere. It's just that it often rains during the day until the evening so it's a good idea for you to start your activities from the morning sun. For each package staying at glamping is included with independent tour activities to the Situgunung area, breakfast, bonfire and roasted corn. The price of the cabin will adjust from the type of unit and the capacity of people per cabin.
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