Not so far from Kawah Putih (White Crater) and Situ Patengan (Patengan Lake), you can also find Kampung Cai Ranca Upas (Water Village of Ranca Upas). Ranca Upas is an area located inside the forest in Ciwidey, the exact location is Desa Alam Indah, Kecamatan Ranca Upas, Bandung. 50 kilometers Southern part of Bandung and only 2 hours of driving from the downtown. Ranca Upas has 215 hectares area to be explored and 17 – 20 Celsius degrees temperature almost everyday.
At the beginning, Ranca Upas is only functioned as camping ground and outdoor training center for several community. Because of its special character and geographic topography, Ranca Upas and then defined as natural garden which also offering entertaining attraction ad facilities. Warm water pool, war games and ATV is few of the facility and activities which can be enjoyed in Ranca Upas. Other attraction which is become their highlight is the deer conservation center, visitor is allowed to play and feed the deer in the wild.
Ranca Upas is becoming the only tourist attraction in West Java which offering the complete facilities & service package for natural attraction enthusiast. This place offer you not only one type of camping ground but also the executive camping ground, waterboom playing arena, outbound games and so on.
The forest which surrounding Ranca Upas overgrown by trees such as puspa jamuju, huru, kitambang, kihujan, kurai and pasang. For researcher or animal enthusiast, they can also see burung tekukur, gagak (crow), elang (eagle), surili bird, monkey and tiger. Outbound activities which can be done in Ranca Upas is bungee trampoline, tree house, hand pedal boat and children wall climbing. All of these activities is located is an area called Tegal Kawani.
By visiting Ranca Upas, you will be taught on how to survive on the wild, testing your mental and also leadership training.