5. Cibodas Botanical Garden and National Park
Covering an 85 hectare area built in 1852 by Johannes Ellias Tijsmann, Cibodas lies at the entrance of the Mt. Gede-Pangrango National Park at an altitude of 1,300 meters to 1,425 meters above sea level. It has a collection of 1,293 species of plants, 144 types of lichens, and 1,826 herbariums. Besides being sprawling gardens for tourists to enjoy and relax, Cibodas is mainly a center for conservation, research and education on the environment. Right next to the Gardens is the road that leads trekkers up Mt. Gede-Pangrango.
This place has plenty of wonderful hiking trails, some leading to waterfalls and a some to the hot springs. One of the longest paths lead to the top of Mt. Gede caldera with its wide spanning desert. Please be aware that you will need to pay multiple fees to get in, the first is for parking and to enter Cibodas area and the second for the Cibodas Botanical Garden fee.
6. To stay: Plataran Puncak
Plataran Puncak allows guests to enjoy nature at its best. Their five-bedroom villas are equipped with their own private pool with gazebo and individual viewing decks/patios that provide guests with an unrestricted view of the natural and lively river nearby, perfect for big families or fun outing with friends.
Surrounded by the Gede and Pangrango mountains with panoramic vistas, the scenes from the villas’ guestrooms are simply beautiful. These breathtaking sights coupled with the sound of the gentle ripples of the adjacent river altogether make up the serene ambiance of Plataran Puncak.
Jl. Raya Puncak KM 84 Tugu Utara
Cisarua, Bogor, 16750
+62 811 811 2386 (Toto), +62 811 811 2385 (Rama)
7. To dine: Papof Bed & Breakfast
A charming dutch style little bed and breakfast that provides not only clean and comfortable accommodation, but also a cozy restaurant that serves a good selection of western and some dutch specialties such as their famous poffertjes, bitterbalen, panseared steak, etc.
Jalan Raya Puncak KM 85,1
Cisarua, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Phone: (0251) 8257118