BOGOR PUNCAK COUNTRYSIDE TOUR
Bogor Botanical Garden Built in 1817 by Prof. G Reinwardt on 200-hectare area, the best known botanic garden for tropical plants in the world will amaze you with more than 15,000 plant species. You might see the Presidential Palace from this place.
Puncak Pass is a mountain resort which has beautiful landscape surrounded by tea plantations and magnificent views of the valleys below. Stop there to relax and lunch)
Safari Park ( Going downhill to Safari Park, we will pass the typical Sundanese villages which offers tropical Indonesian fruits in cheap price. Staying with the friendly animals roaming around your car and staring at the funny habits they do will be an exciting trip through the park. The baby zoo is another interest were you could hold the lion cubs, orangutans, tiger and elephants)
Note: Duration of tour time on Sunday / holiday might be Longer due to traffic jam.
Bogor can be said as the suburb of Jakarta city located 60 kms south of Jakarta city. The city has a very nice weather with very famous Botanical Garden called Bogor Botanical Garden. The park has more than 15.000 species from world wide. Bogor has also Taman Safari, as beautiful panorama as Bogor Botanical Garden, the park has become very popular sightseeing place for people from Jakarta and Bandung, or even foreign tourists. The area between Bogor and the Puncak Pass is believed to be the water reservoir of Jakarta city with it's forever green. Today dozen of villas are scattered around the area up to the Puncak which is become the most sought week-end overnight hide away. Puncak Pass is well known from Dutch era of 19th century as the place for tea estate with magnificent green plateau views. Today the tea plantation is still managed well by the company belong to the state called Perkebunan Enterprise. Here you will see the pick-up of young tea leaves, processing, and and even taste the original tea produced locally.
The area around Puncak which is often reffered as Puncak Pass is the mian route from Jakarta to Central and East Java. The route from Bandung to Jakarta via Bogor is the most beautiful natural view that one could enjoy in Java after natural beauties such as Mount Bromo and mount Ijen in East Java. This area is one of the highlight of what is called Java Overland tours starting from Jakarta to the eaterntip of Java island. The area from Bogor to Cisarua town has been a problem to the city of Jakarta because most of the green areas are now taken by investors to build villas, recreations and hotels. This project has caused the hygroscopic potential of the area decreasing steadily and every rainy season causing great flood in the city of Jakarta.
Day 1 : Arrival Bogor
Upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta airport Jakarta, you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel in Bogor.
Accomodation at Papyrus Tropical Hotel (3*), Bogor
Day 2 : Bogor City Tour
Breakfast at hotel.
The Bogor City Tour includes a visit to the famed Botanical Garden, located at the heart of Bogor . It is a world class botanical garden, covering an area of around 85 hectares. Officially opened by the Dutch in 1817, it was from these gardens that early researchers developed various crops such as tea, cassava, tobacco and cinchona. The park is still a major centre for botanical research in Indonesia. More than 15,000 plant species grow in this garden, including 400 kind of palm and more than 5,000 kinds of orchid varieties from various regions in Indonesia.
Continuing on through the winding road of Puncak, looking at stunning view of tea plantations along the pickers and beautiful view of the valley with pine trees around. Safari Garden would be our last stop; here you will experience viewing wild animals ( such as elephants, albino tigers, panthers, apes, etc)
Accommodation (3*), Bogor
Day 3 : Jakarta Tour
Breakfast at hotel.
Drive through the bustling city of Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta.
The first place you will visit is Sunda Kelapa old harbour. This 500 year old harbour area was a vital link to the markets of the outside world for the 15th Century kingdom of Pajajaran. At present Sunda Kelapa has become a ship-wharf and a departure – location for those who are going to use Buginese sailing-boats from Sulawesi, which is moored with its trade-articles all over Indonesia. You also may visit Museum Fatahillah which was built in the 16th century; the museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, which is probably one of the most solid reminders of Dutch rule to be found in Indonesia. It provides the historical background of Jakarta though a display of maps and antiquities, including furniture and porcelains. (Monday & Public Holidays closed).
Accomodation at Le Grandeur Hotel (4*), Jakarta
Day 4 : Jakarta Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure. Transfer to Soekarno Hatta airport of Jakarta for your next destination.