Welcome to Bogor


Things have changed a little since then, and today the long arm of Jakarta reaches the whole way to Bogor, meaning this satellite city experiences the overspill of the capital’s perennial traffic and air-quality problems. Despite the relentless pull of 'development', the world-class botanical gardens that sit right in the heart of the city would still put a smile on the face of any old colonialists and more than justify a day trip from Jakarta. The city is also a handy base for a number of interesting attractions in the nearby green and lush countryside.

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$83.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Jakarta to Puncak Highland Private Full-Day Trip plus Lunch

Upon hotel pickup in the morning, travel along the Jagorawi highway to Bogor. Located approximately 37 miles (60 km) south of Jakarta, the town takes about an hour to reach by car (depending on traffic conditions). Relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle and chat with your guide about what to expect in the Puncak Highland, a popular local holiday destination.In this cooler region, situated about 4,920 feet (1,500 meters) above sea level, you’ll follow a narrow, winding road lined with vendors selling fresh fruit from the Puncak Highland.Stop first at the Bogor Botanical Gardens (Kebun Raya Bogor), which features more than 3,504 plant species and some 5,400 tropical trees across more than 214 acres (87 hectares). Stroll the paved walkways at a leisurely pace with your guide, walking under a canopy of trees as you listen to the calming sounds of a rushing stream. Don’t miss a visit to the orchid house, which contains 3,000 varieties of the delicate flower! Depending on your interests, you can ask your guide about the garden's origins in the 19th century, or what horticulturalists are studying today.From Bogor, the road climbs for approximately 30 minutes until reaching Puncak Pass, a vast sea of undulating green hills filled with tea plantations. Visit Gunung Mas Tea Plantation where you’ll learn about the popular tea brand, Walini. On a walk through the verdant fields, meet workers who pick the tea leaves, and discover how each tea bud produces the delicious taste in a stewed cup. If you’d like, you can purchase various types of tea or enjoy a pot of tea at the café.Finish your day trip with an Indonesian lunch at a local restaurant before the return drive to Jakarta with drop-off at your hotel.

$85 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bogor Cultural Tour Seat in Coach

This tour based on Seat In Coach with 12 hours of duration. Here's what you can expect: BOGOR BOTANICAL GARDENS Located at the heart of Bogor, it is world class botanical gardens, 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 center for botanical research in Indonesia. In the northwest corner of the gardens you can view the Presidential Summer Place that formerly was the official residence of the Dutch governors-general from 1870 to 1942. GONG FACTORY This is one of the few remaining gongsmiths. You can see gamelan instruments smelted over a charcoal fire by hand here - it takes two weeks to beat a copper gong into shape. A few pricey gongs and wayang golek puppets are on sale. THE PUPPET MAKER OF BOGOR If you are looking to be immersed in traditional “kampung” life and find a traditional handmade souvenir from Indonesia you have to follow the winding “kampung” streets of Bogor just north of the Botanical Gardens to find a whimsical factory where Bapak Dase works eagerly every day to provide locals and visitors alike with a truly authentic experience. Pak Dase has been handcrafting puppets for as long as he remembers and the quality of his labour is evident in workmanship and artistic display. TAJUR BAG BOGOR Tajur Bag is a collection of home industry by the people of Bogor, a genuine local products with beautiful colours and the quality that does not disappointed. The bag itself are made from synthetic leather material.

$95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Highland Up Country Tour Seat in Coach

This tour based on Seat In Coach with 12 hours of duration. Here's what you can expect: Bogor Botanical Garden: Located at the heart of Bogor, this world-class botanical gardens covers 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 center for botanical research in Indonesia. More than 15,000 plant species grow in this garden, including 400 different kinds of palm and more than 5,000 varieties of the orchid from various regions in Indonesia. Many of the trees are centuries old. In the northwest corner of the gardens you can view the Presidential Summer Place that formerly was the official residence of the Dutch governors-general from 1870 to 1942. Puncak: From Bogor, drive across this beautiful 1400-meters high pass, a winding mountain road that passes through small resort towns and tea plantations. You will then arrive at Puncak, which means 'summit'. At this high altitude, it's cool and often misty. It is a popular escape from the heat and crowds of Jakarta. Taman Safari Indonesia: The Taman Safari Indonesia or Indonesia Safari Park is a drive-through game park created for animals in an environment as close as possible to their natural habitat. Watching various kinds of animals from all continents roaming nearby your tour bus is a very interesting experience that cannot be found in other zoos. Adjacent to the park is the Baby Zoo, which will offer another interest where you could hold friendly lion cubs, shake hands with orangutans, and see a very unique white tiger.

$65 Outdoor Activities

One day trip volcano hike and jungle trekking adventure

ITINERARY: from your hotel in Bogor city in the morning we drive to Halimun Salak National Park for about 2,5 hours. on the way we will see a wonderful view and landscape of rice plantation, rice terrace and local people activities such as farmers, student etc.do hiking through the jungle forest for about 2 hours then will  be arrived in Crater which located in the middle of the jungle forest. Explore Crater and enjoy an amazing landscape and activities of crater such as panorama of crater, bubling hot water and walk on lava floor, white river, sulphur gass and smoke of crater. visit and swim in a beautifull nature waterfalls then Leave Halimun Salak National Park and drive back to Bogor city and drop you in your hotelDURATION:10 hoursMEETING POINT:your hotel in Bogor CityTOUR INCLUDED:-Private car with airco, driver, gasoline, parking-Entrance Ticket Salak volcano, Crater, Jungle and Waterfalls-Ranger of the jungle-English speaking tour Guide– LunchTOUR EXCLUDED:-Personal expenses

$515 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days 4 Nights The Magnificent Java Overland Seat In Coach (Superior)

Day 1: Jakarta – Bogor – Bandung (Monday)Tour starts from Alila Hotel in Jakarta then drive to Bogor to visit the botanical garden. Next, continue to Puncak Pass Mountain Resort passing through Tea Plantations on the road to Bandung. Lunch is provided at local restaurant.Overnight at Sukajadi HotelDay 2: Bandung (Tuesday)Following breakfast at the hotel, drive towards Tangkuban Perahu. Proceed to Sariater, where you can enjoy a short trek through the huge tea plantation. After lunch at a local restaurant, head back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at your leisure.Overnight at Sukajadi HotelDay 3: Bandung – Yogyakarta By Train (Wednesday)Following an early breakfast at your hotel, take a train from Bandung to Yogyakarta. Lunch box will be provided on board. You will be picked up from the station and transferred directly to your hotel, where the afternoon is spent free at leisure. Overnight at the 1O1 Yogyakarta Day 04 Yogyakarta City Tour - Borobudur (Thursday)Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then you will visit the Kraton and Taman Sari. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, take a trip to explore Borobudur Temple; one of the greatest of all ancient architectural monuments. Return to the hotel.Overnight at the 1O1 Yogyakarta Day 5: Yogyakarta – Prambanan - Yogyakarta (Friday)After breakfast, leave the hotel to drive some 16 km to Prambanan and visit the Hindu Temple Complex of Rara Jongrang. then drive back to town or to airport to catch your flight for next destination.

$110 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Full Day Bogor Harmony Tour with Lunch from Jakarta

Our tour guide pickup you at 8:30 am from your hel centrally located Jakarta city. Head to your day tour to Bogor 58 km away of Jakarta city. Firstly visit Bogor Botanical Garden, This garden are situated in the city center of Bogor and adjoin the Istana Bogor (Presidential Palace). The gardens cover more than 85 hectares. The gardens officially opened in 1817 as ‘s Lands Plantentuin ( National Botanical Garden ). The best known botanical garden for tropical plants in the world amaze you with more than 15,000 species of trees and plants located among streams and lotus ponds, including 400 kinds of palm and more than 5,000 kinds of orchid varieties from various region in Indonesia. Many of the trees are centuries old. Then we go to Batik Making Factory , The beautiful art come from bogor city near by Bogor Botanical Garden, and find the artist will gladly unveil the meaning behind their works of Batik painting by hand on Bogor Tour program. You can choose the right kind of stuff you want and trying to make batik by your self then take it home as your souvenir from Bogor. Next pay a visit to Wayang Golek Making Factory Bogor. This tour program will take you to visit the most famous Puppet form West Java is Wayang Golek, an art form particular to West Java, and one which has survived many generations. Wayang is performed not merely for entertainment but also functions as a method of religious and philosophical teaching. Wayang golek is an art that uses wooden sculpture with a different shape and character. Wayang Golek making factory it was operated since 1963. Visitors could watch making Wayang Golek in the traditional manner, trying to paint and makes puppet. Continue your tour to Dekranasda & Traditional Markets , In Bogor Tour near by Bogor botanical garden there is Dekranasda handicraft Center is the center of Bogor City promotions and Product Information in the area of Bogor City Craft, in the showroom was shown a variety of handicraft products works the crafters and artists coming from all over the Region in the city of Bogor, which is a superior product and the typical town of Bogor. After finish the tour our guide drop off you at your hotel in Jakarta city area.