As the saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Sure, life can get busy and overwhelming, but it’s crucial to remember the value of leisure time. Finding balance has become more crucial in today’s fast-paced and demanding world.
Taking an escape to nature is one of the best ways to disconnect ourselves from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When it comes to leisure, nature has a way of captivating our hearts like no other. The tranquility of a quiet forest, the gentle rustling of leaves, and the melodic sounds of chirping birds blend to create a symphony that soothes our souls.
Located only an hour and a half drive away from Bandung, Ranca Upas is a haven for nature lovers. The immersive beauty and thrill of Ranca Upas can help us reconnect with ourselves and get a clearer vision of who we truly are. Surrounded by lush greenery and a crystal-clear lake in a refreshing climate, Ranca Upas provides a perfect getaway spot to unwind your weary soul.
Check out Bob’s weekend itinerary to indulge in rejuvenating activities and reconnect with yourself!
07.00 – 10.00: Sunrise Gazing at the Perfect Spot, Kawah Putih
Kawah Putih is settled around 2,400 meters above sea level in the scenic highland with a chill climate, an impeccable place to open your weekend getaway. The mysterious yet beautiful crater will embrace you with its charming foggy turquoise water. The panoramic landscape of Kawah Putih is a pampering sight for the eyes with a mixture of the lake’s pale white and green colors.
Bob recommends wearing your warm jacket when you catch the early sunrise around 7 a.m. for the best view. No need to worry about the tiring hiking because it’s only a 15-minute walk from the parking spot. Leave your worries behind and enjoy the early golden rays from the most fascinating spot!
11.30 – 13.00: Authentic Sundanese Lunch at Sindang Reret
The legendary restaurant in Ranca Upas, Sindang Reret, is your next stop for a fulfilling lunch. Only an hour and a half drive from Kawah Putih, this renowned culinary icon established in 1973 serves Sundanese food as its signature. Prepared using traditional cooking techniques, Sindang Reret offers a unique gastronomic journey of Sundanese cuisine that is worth embarking on.
Nestled in the middle of rice fields with a semi-outdoor concept, Sindang Reret offers a beautiful and calm atmosphere, an excellent choice for relaxing during your weekend getaway. We highly recommend you to order the savory Soto Bandung to warm your belly. Other Sundanese delicacies such as Bakakak chicken, fish soup, or grilled fish are also worth trying.
Devour the authentic taste of Sundanese cuisine and revere every moment to the fullest before moving on to the next stop!
14.00 – 14.30 Seamless Check-in at Bobocabin Ranca Upas
Unpack your bag in the comfort of a high-tech sleeping experience in Bobocabin Ranca Upas. Dedicated to upscaling your experience of breathing the fresh air, Bobocabin Ranca Upas settles on the side of a private lake.
No need to worry about the safety here, because our hosts are always on the clock whenever you need help. Enjoy the seamless check-in with a QR code, which also functions to access your cabin. You can unpack immediately after arrival or lie on the bed’s linen for quick relaxation!
14.30 – 17.00 A Closer Look at Wildlife: Feeding Deers at Kampung Cai
After a short break at the cabin, your next stop is Kampung Cai, a four-minute walk from your bedroom. Kampung Cai is notable for its vast camping ground, accommodating around 10,000 people in a breathtaking mountainous area.
Meet the locals of Kampung Cai! The elegant deers here will fascinate you with their delicate, thin antlers and graceful motion. Don’t hesitate to get friendly with the animals by feeding them; the food package for deers is available on the spot at IDR 10,000.
Want something challenging? Try the Fun Adventure area for an exciting outbound experience during your weekend escape. In the Fun Games area, you can have fun rowing on kayaks, jumping in the water pool, and doing other kinds of exciting water games as well. When in Kampung Cai, it’s time to create memories of your brief retreat in Mother Earth’s nurturing touch!
19.00 – 22.00 BBQ Night at the Best Glamping Spot
For a heart fully recharged, get a full belly to close the day as well!
Thinking of BBQ for dinner? Bob has got you covered! After a refreshing hot shower, contact our 24-hour friendly host for a BBQ and steamboat menu. Be it Teriyaki beef, chicken steamboat, marshmallow, corn, or whatever your heart desires; the BBQ and steamboat package includes grilling equipment rent at no additional charge.
08.00 – 10.00 Step Out of the Comfort Zone with an Adrenaline Rush
In the ease of your cabin, you wake up with a view and prepare for an adrenaline rush in a thrilling activity. Sounds thrilling, right? It’s a literal step out of your comfort zone!
Hop on the Jeep to indulge in the vibrant green leaves and the fresh dew during your 2-hour unforgettable trip into the forest. Immerse yourself in chilling outdoor escapades by renting an e-bike available for your pleasure. For those seeking excitement in water-based activities, book your session for rafting or tubing down the river. Conquer your fear and dive into the adventure of endless fun!
Bob strives to serve the best for you, so ensure you have contacted our host for any activity booking before the stay date.
10.00 – 12.00 Unwinding with a Brunch at Bobocabin
The heart-pounding activities will increase your appetite. When that happens, order your pack of brunch from our host!
Whether it’s a package of cook-your-own American breakfast of delicious sausages, eggs, and mashed potatoes or a healthier package of a granola bowl, a brunch in Bobocabin can do you like no other. If you’re in for snacking, a snack corner with instant food and chips will be your savior. You can also taste the local beverage such as Bandrek, a Sundanese herbal ginger drink.
After meal time, feel free to enjoy your cabin and the surroundings before checking out.
14.00 Check-out Time: Ready to Come Back Fully Rejuvenated!
Finally, now you’re ready to come back fully recharged! Say goodbye to your cabin, but come back whenever for a short but fulfilling journey of reconnecting with yourself.
When it comes to finding balance, Bob believes that some alone time is important for creativity and inspiration. Building a connection with nature can be as simple as leaving the car at home and going on foot instead. But why not include more? Take longer nature walks and steal the opportunity to explore the local countryside. It’s a mindful journey of disconnecting the ordinary and reconnecting with the soul.
Ranca Upas may offer stunning natural destinations, but Bobocabin Ranca Upas can be your perfect solution to enhance your weekend getaway in Bandung. Book your cabin for a blissful weekend retreat here!