Welcome to North Coast

Merchants brought more than just material wealth to the region and in fact Islam entered Java through the north coast in the 15th and 16th centuries, as evidenced by the tombs of the country’s great saints, which are located here.

Central Java’s capital is not Yogya, as many assume, but Semarang, a rapidly growing metropolis and major shipping centre. This often-overlooked city has lots of interesting sights and an old quarter that is currently being renovated.

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$139 Private & Custom Tours

The Spring Rolls Town

This tour provides a wonderful opportunity to see some of Semarang's most popular attractions while allowing time to shop for locally crafted souvenirs. Starting from the pier, you will first travel to Central Java Grand Mosque ( MAJT ). MAJT was built in area of approximately of 10 hectare, with mains building broad 7.669 m2, and can accomodate 15.000 pilgrim. While the width platform of 7.500 m2 provided with six giant umbrella which can open and close automatically like the one in Nabawi Mosque in Madinah town.Next Visit to Sam Po Kong (Gedung Batu), a unique temple built in honor of the famous Chinese Admiral, Zheng He. Inside the Temple are many outstanding stone carvings and sculptures as well as several shrines and tombs.Other sites seen on your tour include Lawang Sewu Building, is an old building in Semarang, Central Java, which is the office of the Nederlands-Indische Maatschappij or NIS Spoorweg. Built in 1904 and completed in 1907. The monument is located on the roundabout that used to be called Wilhelminaplein Young. Local people call it Lawang Sewu (Thousand Doors) because the building has a door that very much. In fact, the doors are not up to a thousand. The building has many windows high and wide, so people often think of it as the door (mace).Leaving here, your next stop is at. Toko Oen Restaurant for Learn how to make Loenpia a traditional snack from Semarang and enjoy the coffee break at the same time.Before returning to Hotel/Airport you will stop at Greja Blenduk, the oldest church in central Java, dating back to 1753. Built in the shape of a Greek cross, the interior of this imposing protestant Dutch church is dominated by an enormous baroque organ and pulpit. Although the organ was never able to be restored and is no longer working, it stands as a quiet reminder of the Church's glorious past.Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

$300 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

TOP Orangutan Tanjung Puting Camp Leakey Tour 3 Days 2 Nites

ItineraryDay 1: Pangkalan Bun - Kumai Port - Klotok -Tanjung Harapan CampPass By: PA Pangkalan Bun11:00-13:00 Pick up and transfer to Kumai to board on the boat, passing several Dayak villages13:30-14:00 Board on the Klotok (traditional riverboat)14:00-17:00 Stop at first rehabilitation center for orangutan at Tanjung Harapan, just in time for the 15:00 PM feeding. When we arrive at Tanjung Harapan, we will walk through the screw pine and bog forest, and your guide will explain about Tanjung Harapan. We will enjoy the orangutan feeding station until 16:20 PM, then return to the Klotok, where the cook will serve an afternoon snack and soft drinks17:00-18:30 Explore the quiet river by the Klotok while observing monkeys along the riverside18:30-19:30 Dinner and overnight on the boat. Simple mattress, pillow, fine meals, bottled mineral water, mosquito net, kitchen, simple toilet available on the boat19:30-20:30 RestMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Liveaboard Klotok WoodenboatDay 2: Explores Sekonyer River - Pondok Tanggui - Camp LeakeyPass By: Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Kalimantan06:00-08:00 After breakfast, board the Klotok to travel up the river for about 2 hours to Camp Leakey where the older orangutans are reintroduced into the rainforest08:00-11:00 Stop at Pondok Tanguy, the rehabilitation center for the new ex-captive orangutans, see feeding time at 09:00 AM. Walk on the wooden platform built by volunteers from around the world to visit the feeding station and to observe orangutans in their natural habitat11:00-14:00 Enjoy freshly cooked lunch as the boat glides through the river to the next stop15:00-16:30 Arrive at Camp Leaky where you can do a short trekking to the feeding station and observe how an Alpha male can be the king amongst all. Spend the rest of the day hiking through the rainforest, exploring peat swamps and lowland dipterocarp habitat, searching for wildlife, or enjoying varieties of fungi, orchid, mosses, and ferns16:30-19:00 Spot proboscis monkeys roosting on trees by the river and a great variety of endemic birds flying by. Relax on your houseboat as it glides down the main river for a magical spectacle of fireflies gathering between the growing nipa palms on the riverside19:00-00:00 Overnight on the KlotokMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: overnite at Klotok house boatDay 3: Nipah Forest Sekonyer- Kumai Pangkalan BunPass By: Iskandar Airport06:00-07:00 Arrive at Kumai by car, prepare for a city tour08:00-12:00 Visit Istana Kuning, traditonal market, and Arut riverside12:00-13:00 Lunch at Dayak house 13:00-14:00 End of tourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$57 Transfers & Ground Transport

Transfer Airport Ahmad Yani Semarang

the driver waiting your flight with name sign your name  , Meet and greet with our driver at Ahmad Yani International Airport. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Please ensure that you print a copy of your travel voucher before you travel – you will be required to hand this to your driver on arrival at the airport.It is the clients’ responsibility to carry full directions on how to locate their accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be found within 15 minutes of arriving in resort then SIMPLY TRANSFERS reserves the right to drop off the party at the local Tourist Information Office.

$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Semarang Iconic City Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Semarang Old Town, Semarang, Central Java, JavaAt Kota Lama (Semarang Old Town) we will go around and deeply known about the colonialism history in Semarang by the building using bicycle. During the trip, our photographer taking the good documentation for remembering this great moment for you. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Loenpia Mbak LienShoping tour for special food of Semarang, Loenpia, food from young bamboo, with chicken* and seafood* (*if you want) that wrapped.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lawang Sewu Building, Semarang, Central Java, JavaFlashback about history of colonialism Belanda period in Semarang by visiting this old and iconic building of Semarang.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Semarang Rainbow Village, Semarang, Central Java, JavaIf you visiting this village in Semarang, you can find a lot of colorfull mural on the wall, on the road, on the accessories of their house. You can freely to take a picture with the mural or photo booth over there. The resident is also very friendly to tourist.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tahu Gimbal Bang ToyibThis one is the typical food of Semarang, so delicious for lunch. But the ingredients is include vegetables salad, tofu, prawn fried cake, and peanut sauce. So if you have an allergic with some of the ingredient of this food, please to confirm to us, so we will provide the right food your you.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sam Po Kong Temple, Semarang, Central Java, JavaSemarang city also have a history and strong culture from China. One of the iconic and historic building about that is Sam Po Kong Temple. In this place, you can watch the Barongsai (if lucky) or try to playing archery games, or take a photo wearing China's culture clothes with the background is that building.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bandeng Juwana-ElrinaIn this place you can buying some of typical food of Semarang like Bandeng Presto or Tahu Baxo.Duration: 1 hour

$95 Day Trips & Excursions

1 Day Borobudur from Semarang port

1 Day Tour Itenarary: 08.00 Meeting to an experienced tour guide who waits to you at the gate of Semarang Port. The tour guide hold a sign with your name for easy to contact.11.00 Arrive in Borobudur an see the beautiful largest Buddhist temple in the world.13.00 Having lunch in local restaurant14.00 Transfer back to the Semarang Port directly16.00 Drop at Semarang PortEnd of ServicesEven though Borobudur is the most important tourist site on Java, there is no written record of who built it or of its intended purpose. There are no inscriptions or dates on the monument—which was partially covered by a lava flow when it was rediscovered—and so historians must guess as to when it was probably built. Since it is a monument built on a grand scale, it would seem unusual that no ruler or dynasty takes credit for the structure. Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and acknowledged as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. Yet, no one knows who built it!

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

One Day Semarang city tour from Semarang Port

• One day Semarang city tour will provide to explore city of Semarang with Spesial point of interest such as Lawang Sewu, Sam po Kong, and Blenduk Church. All the tour with accompanied by experienced driver and tour guide. Itenarary:08.00: picking up you from Semarang Port09.30: Explore Sam po Kong10.45: Visit Lawang Sewu12.00: Visit Blenduk13.30: Transfer back to Semarang Port14.00: Arrive at Semarang PortJava, the most populated island in Indonesia, is most famous for housing the largest Buddhist temple in the world named Borobudur, as well as the exotic volcano of Mount Bromo. Although the size is relatively small compared to other major islands in the country, Java Island is where 60% of the total Indonesian population lives, and also on this island is Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta.