Real jurassic park, real wildlife, last sanctuary of Rhinoceros Sondaicus, the one-horned Javan Rhino. Paddle your canoe at Cigenter river. Relax by your own private beach at Peucang Island.

Ujung Kulon National Park

Ujung Kulon National Park or Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon (TNUK) is a peninsula located at the westmost (southwestern) tip of Java Island. Once inhabited, it was never repopulated after the devastating effect of tsunami caused by the deadly eruption of "the beast", Krakatau in 1883. The area reverted to jungle and today is included as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The last sanctuary of the endangered Rhinoceros Sondaicus (one-horned Javan Rhino)

The icon or mascot of Ujung Kulon is a one-horned rhino, rarely seen, but often caught on video trap camera. One of the most fascinating video is by a Wildlife photographer Stephen Belcher. He embarked on a precarious journey through the vast, almost impenetrable jungles of Indonesia to capture the first high-definition images of the critically endangered Javan rhino.

The Adventures

Ujung Kulon is a very exciting place to trek. Crossing small rivers in a real "jurassic" jungle, walk the long-stretched sandy beaches on the southern shores facing the Indonesia Ocean (Indian Ocean), or canoeing up the river and who knows you might be lucky to catch a glimpse of a rhino wallowing in a mud pool.

There are two different options for trekking. One is what we call long-full-trek which takes about 2 to 3 days, overnight in tent or "shelters". Another is light-trek, overnight in lodge.

"Paddling the Cigenter River was an unbelievably fantastic experience. It's remarkably peaceful and lovely here, yet full of primeval, Jurassic Park stuff—rain forest and trees that have fallen into the river. The rich colors of the place are so beautiful, and the strong tropical sun creates great pools of mottled light on the river's surface."

- Martin Westlake (Nat Geo) -

Package Itinerary and Price

3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS UJUNG KULON

Note: this tour can also be combined with KRAKATAU TOUR

Day 1

  • Pickup from airport or Jakarta
  • By car, transfer to Carita
  • By boat, from Carita to Peucang Island
  • Check-in, overnight at Peucang Island

Day 2

  • Peucang Island: swimming, leisure, trekking-1 in the Ujung Kulon mainland, trekking-2 in Peucang Island
  • Overnight at Peucang Island

Day 3

  • Check-out
  • By boat to Cigenter for canoeing
  • By boat cruise back to Carita, stopover near Badul Island for swimming and snorkeling, and at fisherman bagan
  • Arrive at Carita, by car to Jakarta or airport

Price

Prices are subject to change (*)

PAX 2 3 4 5 6
(*) PRICE/PAX in USD  ASK  420  370  320  270

What's Included

  • Transfer by car: from/to Jakarta or airport - Carita
  • Entrance and permit fee: Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon
  • Accomodation: Peucang Island, Flora or Fauna
  • Meal: fullboard (B,L,D)
  • Guide: English speaking

Transport

  • Car
  • Boat options, option-1: fiber fastboat, twin engine @40HP, max 6 adults + 1 captain + 1 crew, option-2: wooden motorized fisherman boat, up to 12 adults + 1 captain + 1 crew   

Accommodation

  • Handeleum Island and Peucang Island: lodge
  • Taman Jaya: homestay

Meal and Drinks

  • Main course: unless requested otherwise, meals served will be rice, vegetables, fish / beef / chicken, etc.
  • Fruits
  • Mineral water
  • No alcohol

What To Bring

  • Trekking shoes, waterproof. Ujung Kulon mainland is mostly muddy and wet as the soil are originally long time ago swamps and shaded by big and tall trees. Trekking trail are maintained by rangers regularly, paved with stones in some places. Learn from rangers: they mostly use rubber boots
  • Trekking pole, light rain coat or jacket, hat, sunglasses, bandana, and camera of course
  • Snorkeling equipment, bring your own for your own comfort

Health And Safety

  • Ujung Kulon National Park is a wildlife
  • Animals (deers, wild boars, monkeys) that wander freely on Peucang Island and Handeuleum Island are more used to see people, but do not touch or feed them
  • Other animals on the grazing ground (in Ujung Kulon mainland) are wild
  • Monkeys may look cute and friendly, but would steal anything like snacks or food if left unattended
  • All doors and windows at lodges should be closed/locked upon leaving, when unattended, or sleeping
  • Guests may walk freely around the lodge and do activities at nearby beaches
  • Trekking into the woods must always notify rangers first, so they may decide if they should or should not assign someone as guide. In most cases must be accompanied by a ranger.
  • Mosquito: avoid mosquito bite, use mosquito repellent lotion
  • Never drink water from the water tap, this is valid for the entire Indonesia

Electricity And Telecommunication

  • Electricity: switched-off during daytime, from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Cellular phone and internet: there is a BTS and VSAT at Peucang Island, but not always functioning