tree entrance points for visitors to Ujung Kulon National are Taman
Jaya, Peucang Island and Handeuluem Island. Two less visited
regions, Panaitan Island and Gunung Honje Range, can be reached from these entrance
Points or direct fromLabuan.
village of Tamanjaya, where the road down the coast line ends, is just side the
park boundary. This is the main entry point for trekking into the park and
visiting Handeuleum Island
pleasant village provide into kampong life and offers both short and long walks
in Gunung Honje area and the south coast. Boat trips to Handeuleum
and Peucang Island can be made from Tamanjaya.
short walk meadering through Tamanjaya village and paddy fields leads to a hot
spring just inside the park just inside the park boundary.
trail to Kalajetan passes through forest holding a variety of wildlife
including pigs, squirrels and monkeys. at the south coast the camping area and
guard post overlook the wave swept sandy shores of Kalejetan and bateng grazing
grounds. crocodiles are also found in nearby lagoon and rhino are occasionally
sighted in this region. this very pleasant walk provides both forest and shores
Handeuleum Island Trip
across Welcome Bay by local fishing boat is Handeuleum Island amongst aa group of small island off the Ujung Kulon Peninsula
unique and delightful island of Peucang lies in cleasr blu waters off the north
western coastline of Ujung Kulon Peninsula.
Itswhite sand beaches and coral reff shores hold a fascinating world of marine
life while Peucang's impressive forest shelters an abundance of wildlife, some
of which graze and play around the lodges. Opposite Peucang Island across a 800 meters cannel is
the Ujng Kulon Peninsula with a wide variety of attractions.
Peucang Island 's beach is superb for swimming and
shallow snorkeling reefs are also found all along the shore, for deeper
snorkeling there are coral reefs to the east, midway between the island and
mainland. Scuba diving areas are also found to the west and at several other
locations off Peucang Island
pleasant walk north on peucang Island passes through
towering forest to a rock archway beyond which are the reef pools of Karang
Copong. The trail leads to the top of a bluff overlooking the reef from where
spectacular tropical sunset can be seen. From this point an alternative trail
return to the lodges.
to the north esast on the mainland peninsula is calcified terraces and
stalactites created by the waters the citerjun. These are remnants of the once
spectacular formations recorded by early mariners that were destroyed by Krakatau tidal waves of 1883.
Grazing Ground Trips
on Peninsula opposite Pucang Island , this large
grassland with an observation tower is grazing ground for banteng, pigs,
monkey, peafowl and on very rate occasions Java Rinoceros. Early morning or
evening are the best times to visit.
Ciujung River Trip
to the east of Cidaon the waters of the Ciujungkulon form a canoe able route
through overhanging nypa a swampland.
Cidaon the trail south through magnificent rain forest, crosses a low saddle,
join the river Cibunar the continues to clearing and rock ramps on the south
coast. just western ward are the cibunar river mouth and the park guard post.
Monkey, bantemg, pigs and the track of rhino are often seen on this trail and
it provides a excellent profile of the park's vegetation.
are two ways of reaching Tanjung Layar. From those choosing the shorter walk.
the boat travels 3 km west to Peninsula shore
a Cibom. At Cibom are remains of a proposed naval port that was begun in 1808
and than abandoned because of hardships and political un heavily, and nearby
shelter contains information about they region. The trail followers the
coastline west passing the currecnt lighthouse. from this tower are spectacular
views of the rugged headlands and island below( permission must be obtained
from lighthouse staff to enter the property and to clip the lighthouse tower.
The route continues to the ruins of early building from where a stairway climbs
40 m bluff to Tanjung Layar Historical Site where two previous lighthouses and
staff quarters were constructed in 1800's.
Layar (Via Cidaon)
longer walk to Tanjung Layar involves a short boat ride to Cidaon river
opposite Peucang Island. The trail follows the shores
westward through coastal rain forest to Cibom and continues along the coast to
the historical site.
taking a boat to Cibom the direct route to Ciramea travel thought the forest to
a shelters at the south and follow the shore through rocky inletts and coastal
forest to the northern end af ciramea bach. Either of these routes can be used
for a return trip.
among a group of small islands just off the north eastern coast of the Ujung Kulon Peninsula, the Handeuleum
island area offers river experiences with a variety of forest, wildlife and
wetland in peace full location away from the main tourist routes.
short forest walk across the island, the home of monkeys and deer, has views of
Peninsula coastline and adjacent island.
several ways of reaching the grazing grounds and the most direct is by boats to
a jetty near the Cigenter river mouth although alternatives routes through the
forrest can be more interesting. The grazing ground's wildlife include banteng,
pigs, deer, peafowl and tunneling birds .
Cigenter River Trip
trips up the Cigenter River are somewhat
influenced by tides and trees across the river and if conditions are right the
canoes can travel deep into the forest. The cigenter's waters meander thought
dense overhanging rain forest, the habitat of pythons and hornbills where
crocodiles and rhinos may also de seen on rare occasions. The charm of this
river lies in its tranquile, primeval beauty.
the grazing grounds are dry season routes through the forest in the region
between the Cigenter and Cikembeumbeum rivers. The attractions include a
massive fig tree, popular with wild life, which extend over a wide area. Animal
treks in the stream beds and wetlands of this region record wildlife activity
and rhino and leopard tracks are often seen.
and Cihandeuleum Rivers trip
east of Handeuleum Island are three
enchanting river outlets and their lower reaches can be explored by boat an
high tide. From these forest of the sea come strange cloning sounds created by
crabs and beyond are the silent inner waters.
hill rise from pristine forest with wildlife of deer, pig, monkey, crocodiles,
monitor lizards large pythons and a wide variety of bird life on the ancient
Hindu statues on the summits of gunung Raksa. Panaitan Island's
rugged coastline and wide sandy beaches shelters several scuba diving reef and
created exceptional surfing waves
several good scuba diving location off Panaitan island's northern and eastern
shores including the reef of Batu Pitak near Lagon Butun but diving around Panaitan Island is not recommended for beginners
Citambuyung the trail climb to Hindu statue of ganesha and lingam symbol of
Shiva on the summit of Gunung Raksa. These statue date from the pre-Islamic
period in Indonesia n
history and the ganesh statue is of particular interest as it is unlike others
found in Indonesia
Lagoon B Butun the trail crosses north west the Lagoon Bajo an a beach rout
continues to white sandy beach, reefs and swamp of Lagoon Sabini at the head of
slopes of this range are the habitats of endangered Java gibbon and variety of
Animal and birdlife. The villages in this region are seldom visited by tourist
and provide insights into traditional Sudanese life.
climb of Mt. Honje begins near Tamanjaya at Cimenteng and accent through the forest to the summit
with views of Welcomes Bay ant the Ujung Kulon Peninsula
Cibadak the road becomes a motorbike or walking track passing through several
kamung to the remote coastal village on Rancecet an Cegog at the south eastern
corner of Ujung Kulon.