If you go alone by yourself you dont know the deep culture
If you go with a mainstream tour travel they only commercial
Let's meet me and our teams not for profit but for the close to our tradition, nature, culture, and people tour
you will find specific and more knowledge and real experience

This journey is a story among the participants also
between visitors and the visited

A typical reality very personal happened at a meeting between the private intercultural meeting

Endlles Road Adventure specialist for a small independent group and customized tavel, fixer, translator, vacations in Banten, Java Island and neighboring countries in Indonesia.

Banten Green Routes :
(7 days trip)

The sustainability of the routes lies in its essences of cultural heritage and the preservation of traditional Banten life, supporting communities’ natural resource management, art, wisdom, architecture, agriculture, culture, tribe, gastronomy and wellness.

Route :
Jakarta - Baduy Tribe, Kanekes - Ujung Kulon National Park - Pangumbahan Beach, Ujung Genteng -
Bayah Subdistrict - Pelabuhan ratu Beach - Ciptagelar Traditional Village - Citarik, Sukabumi - Puncak, Bogor - Jakarta

more than 1000 kilometers country road

Ring of Fire Route :
Jakarta - Mt Krakatau, Sunda Strait - Mount Gede Pangrango, Bogor West Java - Mt Tangkuban Perahu Bandung - Mt Papandayan Garut West Java - Mt Ciremai Kuningan, West Java- Mt Slamet Banjarnegara Central Java - Dieng Plateau, Wonosobo Central Java - Mt Merapi, Sleman Yogyakarta - Mt Bromo Probolinggo East Java - Mt Semeru Lumajang East Java - Mt Ijen Bayuwangi East Java

For Ring of Fire route you can choose depend you need route for request

We also reserve the right to make modifications or alterations to programs for the safety, comfort, and convenience of the group members as a whole caused by natural factors and weather. Trip members will be notified of such changes as soon as possible.

A week packet minimum 2 participants maximum 5 participants.
More than 5 participants will be separate with another group.
If you have not driving licence, we will driving you
If you can not ride motocross, we will tandem with you
for Paragliding, Rafting, and Caving have Special expert beside you

Service including :
Transportation, 4X4 wheel Drive Car, MotoCross, Parachute equipment, Rafting equipment, Camping Equipment, Accomodation, meal, snack, fruits, soft drink, entrance permits, expert guidance, aqua. , barbeque, Sea Food.

Bonus :
Your journey photo and video on CD

Booking, Rate and Request :
email : endlessroadadv@gmail.com
phone : +628161641400
We will tailor you if have request any place adventure in Indonesia

Friday, June 3, 2011

Baduy Tribe Village ( Day 1)

photo : Nury Sybli
Baduy Tribe
"The mountain may not be destroyer, the valleys may not  be damage, what is long may not be cut short, what  short may not be lenghthened, we must remain faithful to the way of our ancestor"
Baduy Verse.

Destination : 
6°27’27” – 6°30’0” S dan 108°3’9” – 106°4’55” E

The Baduy (or Badui), who call themselves Kanekes, are a traditional community living in the western part of the Indonesian province of Banten, near Rangkasbitung. Their population of 11,700 is centered in the Kendeng mountains at an elevation of 300–500 meters (975'-1,625') above sea level. Their homeland in Banten, Java is contained in just 50 km² (20 sq. miles) of hilly forest area 120 km (75 miles) from Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.

The Baduy are divided into two sub-groups; the Baduy Dalam (Inner Baduy), and the Baduy Luar (Outer Baduy). No foreigners were allowed to meet the Inner Baduy, though the Outer Baduy do foster some limited contacts with the outside world. The origin of the word Baduy may come from the term "Bedouin", although other sources claim the source is a name of a local river.
photo : Nury Sybli

The religion of the Baduy is known as Agama Sunda Wiwitan, a combination of traditional beliefs and Hinduism. However, due to lack of interaction with the outside world, their religion is more related to Kejawen Animism, though they still retain many elements of Hindu-Buddhist religion influences, like the terms they use to define things and objects, and the rituals in their religious activities.

According to kokolot (elder) of Cikeusik village, Kanekes people is not adherent of Hinduism or Buddhism, they follow animism, the belief that venerated and worshiped the spirit of ancestors. However in its development this faith is influenced and incorporated Hindu, and to some extent, Islamic elements.

A certain amount of Islamic influence has also penetrated into the religion of a few of the Baduy Luar in recent years (especially in Cicakal Girang village), with some original ideas thrown in for good measure. The ultimate authority is vested in Gusti Nu Maha Suci, who according to the Baduy sent Adam into the world to lead the life of a Baduy.

The Baduy also observe many mystical taboos. They are forbidden to kill, steal, lie, commit adultery, get drunk, eat food at night, take any form of conveyance, wear flowers or perfumes, accept gold or silver, touch money, or cut their hair. Other taboos relate to defending Baduy lands against invasion: they may not grow sawah (wet rice), use fertilizers, raise cash crops, use modern tools for working ladang soil, or keep large domestic animals.
photo : Nury Sybli

Generally, the Baduy are divided into two groups: The Baduy Dalam and The Baduy Luar. The community of villages in which they live are considered mandalas, derived from the Hindu/Buddhist concept but referring in the Indonesian context to places where religion is the central aspect of life.

The population of about 400 Baduy Dalam consists of 40 families Kajeroan who live in the three villages of Cibeo, Cikertawana, and Cikeusik in Tanah Larangan (forbidden territory) where no stranger is permitted to spend the night. They are probably the purest Baduy stock. The Dalam follow the rigid buyut taboo system very strictly,(see Religion and Beliefs for more information about their taboos) and thus they have made very few contacts with the outside world as they are considered as "People of the sacred inner circle". The Dalam are the only one of these two major clans that have the Pu'un, the spiritual priest of the Baduy. The Pu'un are the only people that visit the most hallowed and sacred ground of the Baduy which lies on Gunung Kendeng, in a place called Arca Domas. Unlike the Luar, the Dalams are hardly influenced by Islam.

The Baduy Luar make up the remainder of the Baduy population, living in 22 villages and acting as a barrier to stop visitors from entering the Sacred Inner circle. They do follow the rigid taboo system but not as strictly as the Dalam, and they are more willing to accept modern influence into their daily lives. For example, some Luar people now proudly sport the colorful sarongs and shirts favored by their Sundanese neighbours. 

photo : Nury Sybli
In the past the Baduy Luar only wore only their homespun blue-black cloth, and were forbidden to wear trousers. Other elements of civilization (toys, money, batteries) are rapidly infiltrating especially in the villages to the north, and it is no longer unusual for an outer Baduy to make a journey to Jakarta, or even to work outside as a hired hand during the rice planting and reaping seasons. Some even work in big towns and cities like Jakarta, Bogor and Bandung. Animal meat is eaten in some of the outer villages where dogs are trained for hunting, though animal husbandry is still forbidden.

We pick you up at Jakarta air port or Jakarta city for briefing with our team  than by 4X4 wheel drive car directly to Baduy Tribe, Kanekes  Village, Banten passes through hills, forest, rice field, take about 5 hours, arrived (rest/lunch) than continue walk to Kadu ketuk Village (outer baduy) than to Gajeboh villages passes the spectacular bamboo bridge, overnight at Baduy. Lunch and Dinner time will be served at Baduy houses.
After breakfast at 8:00 a.m walk to kadu Jangkung villages by a nice land cape to see Baduy community how feel are rich culture and nature, after that direcly to Ujung Kulon National Park. by 4X4 wheel drive car.

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