Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Camping + Rafting Madness at Sukabumi

I really need to kick-out the mind stress. I spent the weekend 23-24 December in a short adventure in Sukabumi, West Java. Me+friends had a one night camping and rafting at Citarik, Sukabumi …woohoo!  We arrived in Arus Liar camp on Sunday around 3 PM then checked-in the tent camp. Matrass  & sleeping bags, meals-drink-snacks (Sundanese cuisines), clean toilet & shower are the tent facilities in a gorgeous camping ground. No worries of building-up the tent or cooking. There were even a “concierge” aka field manager checking our need regularly. We were enjoying the hilss and rice paddies view so much and listening to the sound of night small creatures was some experience.

Welcome...after 6 hours journey...

Camping ground

Just chill...view from our tent...

Arus Liar Adventure Map

The meal

Our pet while we were there :)

Safety first

The next day at 8 AM was the rafting day on Citarik river…woohoo… We bought a 9 km package and that 2 hours was fun! The 2 guides were very friendly. Next time I should try the 17 km package. The photo captured below was the best moment :p 

Travel Information
Company & Place :
Arus Liar Adventure (PT. Lintas Jeram Nusantara)
Desa Cigelong, Kecamatan Cikidang
Kabupaten Sukabumi, West Java
Generally their service is satisfying. Call the marketing office Jakarta if you want to book a package. For full information click the website arusliar.co.id
We bought the camping+rafting vouchers from livingsocial.co.id which gave us a bit lower rate compared to normal tariffs.

Total ‘damage’ cost Rp. 615.750/person, details : 

Transportation : Rp. 95.000 return Bandung-Sukabumi (Citarik)-Bandung by public transportation (bus, angkot and ojek haha...). It took 6 hours from Bandung to get there, so exhausting but the view are awesome.

One night camping package : Rp. 150.000 (max. 4 persons/tent). 

Camping Facilities :
  • Camping Equipment (w/ sleeping bags)
  • Toilet with shower
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Snack
  • Drinks
  • Wi-fi
  • Electricity
Rafting 9 km package : Rp. 240.750 (weekdays Rp. 165.750, but it’s a weekend so there was Rp. 75.000  surcharge, blah!). 

Rafting Facilities :
  • Rafting 9 km 
  • Lunch 
  • Refreshment drink 
  • Insurance 
  • Certificate 
  • International standard rafting equipment 
  • Guide 
  • Rescue team 
  • Local transport 
Photo album in a CD (optional) shot by photographers while we were on rafting contains 77 photos : Rp. 70.000 (Rp. 200.000/3 persons... blah! again), don’t expect a stunning look but the candid wet-happy-mixed-excited-expression :p

Miscellanous cost about Rp. 50.000

Conclusion, it was a pretty fancy adventurous days. I'm glad it’s a long national holiday weekend because I didn’t have to work on the next  Tuesday. I relaxed at a spa and my messy howm :)

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