AMAZING WEST JAVA

WJ - 01

The West Java is filled with many amazing destinations. And we have prepared an amazing itinerary for you. We will start with Jakarta – the capital city of Indonesia. After a short stop to Old Batavia, basically an area with plenty of Dutch architectural building, we will continue to the most iconic monument in Jakarta, the Monas Monument.

 

Did you know that the top of Monas monument was originally built with 32kg of solid gold. However in 1995, that amount of solid gold has been increased to 50kg of solid gold to celebrate Indonesia’s 50th birthday. This national monument is iconic of Jakarta and is located in the most prime area of the city.

 

There are many folk tales coming from every corner of Indonesia. This famous mountain in Bandung is called the Tangkuban Perahu mountain. This mountain, carries a folk tale that told the story of murder, gods, an immortal mother, and a cursed son. A cursed son, deceived by his own immortal mother, got so angry, he kicked and overturned a boat (Perahu). Thus, many Indonesians will tell you that the Tangkuban Perahu mountain, was originally a boat.

 

Whether you’re a music lover or not, you will be amazed with one of Indonesia’s traditional music instrument – angklung. Made of bamboo, you play the instrument by simply shaking it side to side. Enjoy the Angklung show at Saung Angklung Udjo and get a chance to play this uniquely Indonesian music instrument.

 

So what are you waiting for? We have more to show you! There’s the White Crater, located 2,430 meters above sea level, is a famous tourist destination. Bring your jacket for the weather will be chilly and windy.

 

For a complete itinerary of Amazing West Java trip, please find our itinerary below. Contact us if you have special request or questions.

Package Details

General Info

JAKARTA – BOGOR – BANDUNG

 

Tour code: WJ – 01

 

About this trip:

Season: All periods (Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is an active volcano, subject to volcanic activity)
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Grade: Easy level
Activities: Cultural Sightseeing, Plantation, Hiking
Accommodation: 5 Nights Hotels / Resorts ( 1N Jakarta, 1N Bogor, 3N Bandung )

Day 01 : Arrival Jakarta International Airport - Hotel (L)

  • Our guide will greet and pick you up at the Airport.
  • Your lunch will be provided at the local restaurant.
  • Check in at the hotel and you may have your leisure time on the evening at the hotel and relax. Overnight in Jakarta.

Day 02 : All Around Jakarta - Bogor (B,L,D)

  • Right after your breakfast, we will take you to have the Jakarta city tour.
  • Jakarta is officially known as the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital and largest city of Indonesia and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
  • Our trip will begin in the Old Batavia, the old Trading City with lots of Dutch architectural buildings.
  • We will take you to Fatahillah Museum (Jakarta History Museum) set in the former City Hall of Batavia.
  • The Museum has exhibits about the city and its location from prehistoric times through the colonization period and until the independence of the country.
  • Take some time to explore the side streets leading away from the square to spot more decaying colonial relics.
  • Another option is to rent one of the many colourful bicycles for hire – with matching-hued floppy hats thrown in for free to shield you from the sun’s glare – and explore on two wheels.
  • We will now move to the center of Jakarta where we will have our next stop at Jakarta Cathedral.
  • It is a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta.
  • Its official name is Gereja Santa Perawan Maria Diangkat Ke Surga (from Dutch, De Kerk van Onze Lieve Vrouwe ten Hemelopneming, in English: The Church of Our Lady of Assumption). This current cathedral was consecrated in 1901 and built in the neo-gothic style, a common architectural style to build churches at that time.
  • Just around the corner of the Cathedral is the Merdeka Palace. It is one of six presidential palaces in Indonesia.
  • Located on the north side of the Merdeka Square in Central Jakarta, Indonesia and is used as the official residence of the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • We will pass by the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. This national mosque of Indonesia was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named “Istiqlal”, an Arabic word for “independence”.
  • Continue the trip to The National Monument, or “Monas” as it is popularly called, is one of the monuments built during the Sukarno era of fierce nationalism.
  • The top of the National Monument (Monas) is Freedom Square. It stands for the people’s determination to achieve freedom and the crowning of their efforts in the Proclamation of Independence in August 1945.
  • The 137-meter tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35 kg of gold.
  • After lunch we will proceed to leave Jakarta to continue our journey to Bogor, a beautiful city on the highland.
  • Dinner at the hotel will be provided.
  • Overnight at a hotel in Bogor.

Day 03 : Bogor Botanical Garden - President Palace - Gunung Gede - Bandung (B,L,D)

  • After breakfast at the hotel and check out, we will be heading straight to Bogor Botanical Garden, it’s a 100 ha man-made forest with more than 1.500 species of trees and plants.
  • You can have a panoramic walk through the garden and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Founded in 1817 by the order of the government of Dutch East Indies, the Garden thrived under the leadership of many renowned Botanists including Johannes Elias Teijsmann, Rudolph Herman Christian Carel Scheffer, and Melchior Treub.
  • Since its founding, Bogor Botanical garden has served as a major research center for agriculture and horticulture. It is also the oldest botanical garden in Southeast Asia.
  • Next is the President Palace that is located in Bogor city.
  • It is one of six presidential palaces in Indonesia aside of the Merdeka Palace we visited in Jakarta.
  • This palace is noted for its distinctive architectural and historical features, as well as the adjoining botanical gardens. Istana Bogor (the Bogor Palace) was opened to the public in 1968 to public tour groups (not individuals).
  • After lunch at the local restaurant and shop for some souvenirs we will will leave Bogor city and continue to Gunung Gede to enjoy the beautiful scenery and waterfall.
  • Mount Gede or Gunung Gede (Big Mountain in Sundanese) is a stratovolcano in West Java, Indonesia. The volcano contains two peaks with Mount Gede as one peak and Mount Pangrango for the other one.
  • Three major cities, Cianjur, Sukabumi and Bogor, are located in the volcano complex at the east, south and northwest, respectively, along with suburban growth.
  • We will take you on a soft hike on a steep, rocky trail through thick sub-montane rainforest to our destination of the Cibeureum waterfall. Not one, but three waterfalls are formed by the confluence of the Cibeureum, Cidendeng, and Cikundel rivers. At over 90 feet tall, the falls crash into the lush surroundings, thrusting a cool mist into the forest below.
  • When you get enough drinking the scenery of the waterfalls, we will head to city of Bandung for overnight.
  • Dinner will be served at the local restaurant in Bandung. After checking into the hotel, you will have leisure time.

Day 04 : Lembang - Tangkuban Perahu - Angklung Show (B,L,D)

  • You will begin today’s exploration to the north of Bandung city where there is a famous mountain, called Tangkuban Perahu. This volcano offers many places to see and explore. Whether you look into the huge crater or hike down into it, stroll through the forest on its slopes, or simply enjoy the splendid panoramic view, Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is an interesting destination that everyone in the Bandung area is fond of visiting.
  • According to old legend, the mountain was originally a boat. The name itself translates roughly to “upturning of (a) boat” or “upturned boat” in Sundanese, referring to the local legend of its creation. Tangkuban perahu is an active volcano, situated 30 km north of the city of Bandung in the direction of Lembang. It is the only crater in Indonesia that you can drive up to its very rim.
  • It is a popular tourist attraction where tourists can hike or ride to the edge of the crater to view the hot water springs and boiling mud up close, and buy eggs cooked on the hot surface.
  • When you finish your panoramic walk, we will take you back to Bandung to see Angklung Show at Saung Angklung Udjo. For two hours and a half you will learn how to play Angklung and enjoy the music show. Angklung is West Java’s traditional music instrument.
  • A group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo Village in Bandung, West Java. Simply translated as Udjo’s House of Angklung, this one-stop cultural workshop offers a complete experience around angklung, Indonesia’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo.

Day 05 : White Crater - Rancabali Tea Plantation - Cibaduyut (B,L)

  • Having visited north of Bandung, today we will go to the south of Bandung. After an early breakfast, we will immediately take you to visit White Crater (Kawah Putih) 50 km south of Bandung.
  • The Crater lake is located on 2,430 meters above sea level so the local climate is often quite chilly, so don’t forget to bring your jacket.
  • The natural scenery is hilly and windy, typical tea plantations.
  • Expanse of tea trees are arranged neatly like a green carpet from a distance, as well as the cool air around promising lasting impression of natural scenery for visitors.
  • In addition to a walk around the tea plantations, you further observe the tea processing in a factory located in the plantation.
  • On the afternoon we will drive back to Bandung and visit Cibaduyut en route.
  • Cibaduyut is an area that is known as Bandung’s famous shoe craft central.
  • The leather shoe from Cibaduyut is famous for its well quality and low price.
  • Dinner is optional.

Day 06 : Airport / Next Destination (B)

  • After breakfast at the hotel, we will take you for a half-day Bandung city tour and visit some historical places.
  • The first stop would be Gedung Sate. Built and used by the Dutch companies, it is popular for its satay food decoration. It has 6 ornaments symbolizing 6 million guldens. Now it is used as the office for West Java governor. Enjoy the view of Bandung city from the top floor of the building.
  • The next historical place we will visit is Gedung Merdeka, the architectural wonder built for the rich previously and then made famous for hosting the first Asian-African conference.
  • Continue to stop over at Riau street or Dago street to have a short shopping stop for the hidden gems of quality clothes, shoes, bags and all else in various famous brands. All the items here are in good condition, brand new but in half the price.
  • The tour will end here and you will have a free time until your departure time. You can combine this package with our Central Java packages to explore more things from Indonesia.
    See you next time in Indonesia with Xplorea.

What's Included and Not

  • Transportation service AC coach Yes
  • Accommodation at selected Hotel (Twin/Triple sharing) Yes
  • Meal as mentioned in the itinerary: B/Breakfast, L/Lunch, D/Dinner Yes
  • Entrance Fee Yes
  • English speaking Guide Yes
  • Driver Service Yes
  • Air Ticket No
  • Alcoholic beverages No
  • Other personal expenses No
  • Tips to Driver & Guide No

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