Ranto Canyon in Brebes Regency, Central Java Province


Outdoor activities always become the best solution to boredom and stresses. The only consideration is only the place where tourists should do them. In Brebes Regency, for instance, there is Ranto Canyon! This exotic and extreme tourist site is located in Winduasri Village and belongs to Salem Sub-District. The location is near to Tajem Mountain, actually. What is it about? The site offers the combination of many natural attractions including a river, mountain, and cliffs. The most recognizable tourist activity is river trekking, which is both fun and challenging!

The Nuance
Once arriving at the location, tourists may feel the refreshing nuance of the mountain right away. The scenery looks great as well, surrounded by majestic cliffs (having various heights of 10 – 20 meters). The best feature perhaps is the river, coming with soothing and green Tosca color. Have no worries. The management provides good safety gear for tourists to use during river trekking later. That means it is going to be safe and fun, as long as everyone follows the instruction given by the employee. As for the length of the river trekking, it is around 769 meters! Visitors can even find a beautiful waterfall there, which has the height of approximately 20 meters.

Exploring Ranto Canyon
The first requirement to enjoy a good time in Ranto Canyon is the help of a tour guide. Have no worries. The fee includes the safety equipment and other services like an instruction. Even though there is no official employee who works on the site, the locals have managed it quite well for years. The good news is the local government also gives a significant attention to its potential. That means tourists may expect lots of improvements in the near future.

Aside from river trekking, people also come to Ranto Canyon to witness the splendid panorama of tall rocky cliffs. It is because the site features a beautiful Cigunung River located in the midst of a forest and surrounded by those majestic cliffs. Not to mention visitors are able to find many good spots featuring different types of landscapes and attractions as well. For example, a stunning waterfall resides and becomes a perfect object for photography.

It is true everyone needs to spend both time and stamina in order to get to the location. However, such tiredness is paid off with amazing scenery and superb natural attractions. Later, after enjoying river trekking, tourists can try some local foods of Salem Sub-District including “Mendoan Hitam”! Have no worries. The price is quite affordable, so everyone can afford it without hassles.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kalibaya
  • Cipeuteuy Waterfall
  • Ngebul Waterfall
  • Panenjoan Hill

How to Get There
From Semarang City, a trip to Ranto Canyon may take around 7 hours and 17 minutes as the distance is 272 km. It can be done faster if tourists take Raya Pantura Street, though. The first thing to do is to get to Salem Sub-District. Next, they must reach Winduasri Village right away (where the site resides).

Where to Stay

  • Agung Jaya Hotel
  • Sri Rahayu Hotel
  • Borobudur Hotel
  • Anggraeni Hotel


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