Kampung Cai Ranca Upas

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Situated not too far from the enchanting Kawah Putih Crater Lake and the picturesque Situ Patengan and set amidst the lush green forest of Ciwidey, the Kampung Cai Ranca Upas will truly indulge those who enjoy the beauty of nature. The natural park is located within the Alam Endah Village, Ciwidey district, in the  Bandung Regency, approximately 50 Kilometers south of Bandung City, capital of West Java Province.

In the  Sundanese language, Kampung Cai means Water Village, so that  the area can also be called: Ranca Upas Water Village.


Covering a total area of 215 hectares and situated 1,700 meters above sea level, Ranca Upas is a lush green forest which offers not only serenity but also fresh cool natural breeze. Inside  the forest a number of rare trees are found that include  Huru, Hamirug, Jamuju, Kihujan, Kitambang, Kurai, Pasang,  the Puspa tree, and more.  Designated as a protected forest, Ranca Upas is also home to  monkeys and a variety of birds.


One most appealing attraction here is the deer conservation compound where visitors can observe and interact  directly with the deer. In the 5 hectares compound, visitors can also feed these gentle creatures with carrots and other vegetables provided by the management.


Initially, the area was only set aside  as a camping ground or an outdoor training center for various communities, due to its natural characteristics and geographical features. However, the camping ground subsequently developed into a natural park which can offer a wide range of activities for families such as Flying Fox, Water Ball, Shake Stairs, ATV arena, Cargo Net, hot springs, and elaborate waterpark facilities. The addition of the waterpark in 2010 gave Ranca Upas its current name as “Kampung Cai” or Water Village.{AAM}


More Information available at: www.rancaupas.com



To Stay, To Do

For the perfect experience, you should camp right in the camping ground of Ranca Upas. However there are also a number of hotels in the Ciwidey Area for your accommodation options,which  include:


D’Riam Riverside Resort Jl. Soreang - Ciwidey Km 25, Bandung Phone: +62 22 85921210, +62 22 859212182 Email: reservation@driamresort.com Website: http://www.driamresort.com/ Kampung Pa’go Jl. Raya Soreang Ciwidey Km 25 Phone: +62 22 859 20696, +62 22 926 30 996 Fax: +62 22 592 8062 Email: info@kampungpago.com Website: http://www.kampungpago.com/ Hotel Sindang Reret Jl.Propinsi Ciwidey Km22 Phone: +62 22 5928205 Fax: +62 225 928 204 Patuha Resort Jl.Ciwidey-Patenggang Km30 Phone: +62 22 5928062 Rancabali Cottage Ciwidey Jl.Rancawalini Ciwidey Phone: +62 85320371165, +62 22 2534517, +62 22 2501635

Getting There and Around

Get There

Kampung Cai Rancaupas is located about 50 Kilometers south from the center of Bandung City. Depending on the traffic in and around Bandung, the trip will take a little over two hours. The main road takes you along the busy road south from Bandung through the town of Soreang, capital of the Bandung Regency,then  continue down to the town of Ciwidey in the same direction as going to Kawah Putih or Situ Patengan. Rancaupas is located about 6 Km or 10 minutes' drive Southeast from Kawah Putih.


If you wish to use public transportation you must first find your way to the Leuwipanjang Bus Station and then take the bus in the direction of Ciwidey. From Ciwidey, you can take the angkot mini bus to the Kampung Cai Ranca Upas.