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How to visit Tangkuban Perahu?

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How to visit Tangkuban Perahu?

We'll be traveling to Bandung (just 2 of us), what is the recommendation if we want to visit Tangkuban Perahu and Kawah Putih?

Is it safe to hire a taxi? It will be costly to hire a taxi. Or we should follow local tour? Please recommend.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: How to visit Tangkuban Perahu?

to visit both places will take the whole day or a little less. I suggest u hire a car n driver, if u need a taxi it will cost u 40-50k/hr depend on how u nego with the driver. Still if u need a taxi i suggest u go with Bluebird taxi co.

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2. Re: How to visit Tangkuban Perahu?

How much will it cost to hire a car n driver? Is it safe, because it is just 2 of us.

And local tour to the place is not command?

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3. Re: How to visit Tangkuban Perahu?

Just back from bandung on last 11th march. I chose kawah Putih instead of tangkuban Perahu. The journey took about 2 1/2 hours.

I suggest u hire a driver coz apart from kawah putih, u can ask him to bring u to danau cinta, strawberry picking & tea plantation.

I've paid rp570,000 to the driver which i think it's expensive. u may ask other driver for cheaper price.

u can have a look kawah putih & danau cinta pictures in my blog http://mfzahra.blogspot.com

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4. Re: How to visit Tangkuban Perahu?

How far is Tangkuban Perahu? What's the different between Tangkuban Perahu & Kawah Putih? I heard Tangkuban Perahu is nice.

How to get a cheaper driver?

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5. Re: How to visit Tangkuban Perahu?


since you are not a local people , I suggest you to hire a car with driver,better a hotel's car or branded rental car.

I think for hire car the price is about similiar..between range 500- 600 K per 12 hours (all in) the most important is the safety and you feel comfort.

old car, unbranded car (borrowed car :P) maybe less..but if cheaper maybe no more than 100,000 rupiah per car.than branded car or hotel's car

cause to kawah putih if it's a long weekend will take you more than 4 hours drive.. (bad traffic)

for car rental cost breakdown :

new brand apv 250 K or 300 K

gasoline and parking rp 100 - 150 K

driver Rp 100 K

kawah putih is consume more gasoline than to tangkuban perahu and take more time.

usually they charge by 12 hours

if it's cheaper , you should think twice.

cause if they quote under cost .U should suspicious.

some unbranded /private rental car quote cheaper price cause maybe no cost for the car (borrowed car/own car) so they charge you only the gasoline and their meal/ cigaretes? but you will worry with your belonging if put in the car? cause you don't know who to sue or looking for if something happened, ( the name card only name and handphone or email address) no proper address or maybe they expect the tips , or commision from your shopping.and they prefer to take you for shopping than see the tourism places..:P

so it could be more expensive if you buy a lot cause your discount go to the driver :p

can be cheaper if you share with other friends/ hotels guest not only 2 of you.

cause the capacity is 6 - 7 pax

let say Rp 100,000 per pax (only 31 RM ) for whole day transportation .I think its cheap lah..

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6. Re: How to visit Tangkuban Perahu?

Do you have any recommended driver contact? I prefer to visit Tangkuban Perahu.

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