HomeBlogs Gulf Kiluan Gulf Kiluan, Lampung, is a perfect place for those who love adventure. The hills and valleys are very tempting to explore. The
travel toward the Gulf Kiluan alone is already a challenge for
tourists. The road on the west coast of Sumatra is not too smooth so it
needs necessary skills in driving to pass it through.
several transportation options to reach the location. It can be minibus
or motorcycle. The distance from Raden Intan (Beranti) airport ,
Lampung, is about 80 kilometers. Because of road conditions, it took 4.5
hours to get there.
The route begins from Kotaagung, through
Pringsewu District and Pesawaran. It’s a little boring at the beginning.
However, once entering the District of Padangcermin, Pesawaran,the
atmosphere changes to fresh and comfortable. Natural mountain breeze
brings cool wind and beautiful natural scenery.
There are more
natural rural scenery when traveling into the District of Punduh
Pidadah. The area directly adjacent to the District Kelumbayan,
The Lane roads that cut through the hills on the west
coast of Sumatra presents both the views and the sensation of driving.
It’s good choice to stop for a while when you reached the highest point
to enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
All those challenges are paid
off once you arrived at Pekon Kiluan Negeri. Being in the middle of the
village seemed to be on the island of Bali. It’s because most of the
people in that village are derived from the Balinese. Even the head of
village residents are the descendants of Balinese named Sukrasana.
local residents will be very happy to welcome visitors and explain the
interesting objects. One of them, is various sizes of dolphins,hundreds
of them, which can be viewed directly while swimming in the sea. It
is said that the collection of dolphins in the Gulf Kiluan is the
largest in Asia. Or maybe in the world. Visitors who are interested in
watching the dolphins from near their natural habitat can hire
motorboats. If lucky enough, visitors also can watch green turtles,
which pulled over to the beach at certain times .
also spend the night there. However, the condition of the inn is not too
good.There are only four inns and rent houses for residents who intend
to stay. The building is very simple with a wall of bamboo and boards.
best time to watch the dolphins live parade in their natural habitat is
in the morning. Usually the cute marine mammals appear at about 08:0
Travel by motorboat to the sea is usually started around
06:00. When the weather is fine weather and the sea is calm, tourists
can watch hundreds of dolphins swim in groups and jump in the sea. With the weather condition like that, these dolphins usually swim near the boat. Sometimes they even swim around the boat.