Marente River in Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province
When visiting West Nusa Tenggara Province, tourists are likely to drop by in Sumbawa Regency. It is because they want to visit several attractive natural attractions and learn the local culture. For those who look at more options, in this case, they can pick Marente River. As the name suggests, this beautiful river resides in Marenteh Village and it belongs to Alas Sub-District. Not to mention it is located near to the famous waterfall called Agal. Both the river and waterfall even become a great combination and attraction package for tourists.
In terms of nuance, Marente River is considered serene and comfy. Thanks to the location. The waterfall is located in the foot of Sebra Mountain, which is surrounded by big trees and lush bushes. Not to mention the panorama looks wonderful in that area. What is more? Along the way to the river, tourists may see beautiful local farms and some villages as well. The next important feature is the presence of big rocks and stones that surround the river. Well, it is true tourists can explore and walk on those stones freely. They only need to walk carefully due to the slippery surface, though.
Exploring Marente River
The first benefit to visiting Marente River is the view of nature. Even along the way to the site, tourists may see numerous types of panoramas including rural villages and local farms. They look both neat and beautiful. That means tourists are able to stop for a while in order to conduct photography before reaching the river. Is that all? Well, the best view comes when tourists get to the site. The river looks both serene and stunning due to its amazing landscape, after all.
Aside from the view, Marente River is popular due to the amusing water current. Due to the reason, people often take advantage of it for river tubing! Even beginners can enjoy the activity due to the presence of professional instructors who work on the site. What they need is some money to pay for the service and rent the safety equipment. It is true river tubing becomes the most popular activity to do in Marente River. However, it should be done in a group either with families or friends.
Another recommended thing to do in Marente River is trekking. Why is that? Tourists are able to enjoy trekking and heading to the famous Agal Waterfall, which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. During trekking, they may pass through numerous landscapes as well including a coffee plantation and small forest!
- Agal Waterfall
- Olet Sangenges
How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta City, they need to spend about 4 hours and 5 minutes to reach Sumbawa Regency. Have no worries. A flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport is direct, so it would be comfortable. Once arriving at Sumbawa Besar City, they can simply take Lintas Sumbawa Street and visit Marenteh Village where Marenter River is located. The distance is 74.3 km, so the trip takes about 1 hour and 42 minutes.
Where to Stay
- Grand Royal Taliwang Hotel
- Kencana Hotel