Muncul, Banyubiru-so much to do!

With the new toll roads, Solo and Semarang are only an hour away; Rawa Pening lake is nearby, Borobodur is only an hour and a half, and the university city of Salatiga, or historic Ambarawa are just round up the road. All are great day trips with many points of interest to see along the way.

But best of all are our spectacular treks (guided or independent), departing from the back garden.

There are also an amazing number of things to explore, close to Sitinggil; possibly too many to list here. Aside from walks and courses as mentioned previously, you might also like to :

  • Book a canoeing expedition, or try tubing, at the ‘outbound’ center just a few hundred meters down the road. 

  • Drive up to the Telomoyo look out; or eco park; both popular selfie spots. 

  • Dine at one of the warungs or restaurants in Muncul village; landmark 'Pecel Ibu Toen' is next door! Salatiga and Kopeng are also famous culinary destinations with hundreds of restaurants, warungs and coffeeshops.

Views over the valley
Local coffee
  • Take a boat out from ‘Bukit Cinta’ and cruise the serene lack. Check out the brand new eco gardens and boardwalk development

  • Walk in the trees and explore outbound activities at ‘Tree Tops’, Kopeng. Visit 'Saloka' theme park.

  • Tour the farming cooperatives in the mountains; coffee, spices, fruits and vegetables are being grown organically in the forests surrounding Sitinggil. 

  • Climb up hundreds of stairs to a usually deserted, not-yet-restored little temple ‘Candi Dukuh Banyubiru’ and go on to see the old Dutch jail and train station (now museum) at Ambarawa.

  • Borrow a bike and cycle round numerous villages by the lake. We can also help put you in contact with local bike clubs

  • Swim in the spring water pool across the road, or take the kids to the waterpark a few minutes walk away

  • Visit local plant nurseries and fresh-produce markets

  • Check out the beautifully restored Dutch train station at Tuntang, Salatiga

  • Visit the Java man museum, where the remains of one of the oldest descendants of modern man were found

  • We also recommend Majic Tours for guided cultural, village and/or district tours.

Aerial view of Candi Dukuh