Jakarta City Tour Itinerary & Activities
- 1- 3 Days
Jakarta city tour is a great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, and you can visit a variety of culturally and historically significant locations such as the old town and the port which will give you a glimpse of how the city would have looked in past times. As well as harking back to the days of old, Jakarta is one of the most modern cities in Indonesia, and you can spend time embracing this cutting-edge side of the city at its famous malls, bars, and restaurants. Jakarta may be crowded, loud, and busy, but it certainly isn’t boring.
Jakarta is a hive of activity; it is a buzzing city and it’s full of people! This will be the first thing you notice in the city, especially with all the traffic in Jakarta. Though, regardless of traffic, there’s a heap of the best things to do in Jakarta that are well worth a gander if you’re visiting for a few days. This sprawling exciting city is the hyper-center of Indonesia and worth taking time to explore when in the area. There is a wide range of attractions to enjoy from quirky museums to a variety of national monuments, government areas, and business districts.
Jakarta’s surroundings are just as diverse and exciting. Here are some amazing places to tour nearby Jakarta when you seek a break from the bustling city life: Bogor Botanical Gardens, Thousand Islands, Bandung, Explore Baduy Tribe, Bodogol Nature Reserve, Gede Pangrango Trekking, and many more.
Visit. Sunda Kelapa Harbor; this old harbor area was a vital link to the outside world markets for the 15th Century kingdom of Pajajaran. Since then this port had belonged to the Portuguese and Dutch. The harbor is still one of the most important calls for sailing vessels from all over Indonesia. Jakarta Old Town or “Kota Tua”. Kota Tua Jakarta ("Jakarta Old Town"), officially known as Kota Tua, is a neighborhood comprising the original downtown area of Jakarta, Indonesia. It is also known as Old Batavia (Dutch "Old Batavia"). Glodok China Town; Glodok is the center of Jakarta China Town. Visit to Petak Sembilan Chinese temple dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of mercy, Kuan Yin. Built around 1650, it was one of the earliest centers of worship for the Batavian Chinese. Also, experience walking through the traditional market and find new things you never expect here.
Bogor is only 60 km south of Jakarta and can be easily reached by car. Bogor is home to the Bogor Botanical Gardens, Indonesia’s largest and oldest botanical garden. The garden features a vast collection of plants, trees, and flowers that make a great backdrop for picnics or leisurely walks. Visitors can also explore the garden’s exhibits, such as orchid gardens, a palm collection, a Japanese garden, and an aquatic garden.
If you’re looking to hit the beach, take a trip to Thousand Islands. This archipelago is located in the Bay of Jakarta and consists of around 110 small islands that can be reached by boat. The islands boast pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and excellent snorkeling opportunities. Overnight accommodations are available, and you can even try a glass-bottom boat tour of the surrounding coral reefs and marine life.
Bandung is a bustling city located in the mountains of West Java, 140 km southeast of Jakarta. The city is famous for its cool climate, gorgeous mountain views, rich cultural heritage, and shopping destinations. Visitors can take a walking tour of the historical part of the city and visit restaurants that serve local cuisine.
*Gedung Sate building is a historic government building located in the heart of the city.
*Tangkuban Perahu, is a volcano located about two hours away from the city center.
*Saung Angklung Udjo, where you will experience the traditional Indonesian music and dance performance.
*The Asia-Africa Conference Museum is an interesting place to visit for people interested in the history of the region. The museum, which commemorates the Asian-African Conference held in the region in 1955, provides a glimpse of the past.
*The Braga Street and Dago Street areas are both known for their Dutch colonial architecture. You can admire the stunning architecture while enjoying some of the best cuisine in the city.
A trip to Bandung is never complete without visiting Lembang's hot spring pools. The pools are filled with geothermal water, which has a therapeutic effect on the body. You can relax and soak in the warm water, surrounded by nature. Some resorts offer additional spas and massage services, to maximize your relaxation experience.
Bodogol Nature Reserve is one of the most well-known natural attractions near Jakarta. This nature reserve is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare animal species that are rarely seen in other parts of the world. If you are a nature lover, then you should definitely plan a trip to Bodogol Nature Reserve.
The Biodiversity. Bodogol Nature Reserve is a sanctuary for a wide range of plant and animal species. The reserve is home to 104 species of birds, 35 species of mammals, and 18 species of reptiles
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