Welcome to Semarang

Much of the city's dynamism, however, is centred not on resurrecting past glories but on celebrating current success. This can be sensed in the giant new malls and wealthy business hotels around Simpang Lima (Five Ways) square. Indeed, Semarang is the provincial capital of Central Java and – perhaps more than Solo and Yogyakarta, the cities favoured by tourists – offers an authentic travel experience for those looking to understand Java today.

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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.

$3.43 Transfers & Ground Transport

Yogyakarta Airport to Hotel-Arrival Transfer

Airport representatives will be waiting in the paging area with a sign with your name. The paging area is on the Exit Gate at the International Arrival Hall, after the Baggage Collection Area and Customs Check Point.Additional Note :It is best to look for your airport representative at the Exit Gate at paging area.Please remember to include the following information in the "leave a comment for the local supplier" section: • Airline • Flight Number • Arrival Time • Hotel Name • Hotel Address One or Two suitcase and one carry-on bag allowed per passenger. This transfer is not wheelchair accessible. Depending upon availability, the vehicle provided for the service may not be exactly as depicted in the photo.  Meeting Point:Adisutjipto International Airport (also known as Bandar Udara Internasional Adisutjipto)- Arrival Hall. The Transfer length:Airport to Yogyakarta area approximately 15 km will take around 30-45 minuteAirport to Borobudur area approximately 50 km will take around 60 minuteAirport to Solo area approximately 100 km will take around 2 hoursAirport to Wonosobo area approximately 100 km will take around 2 hours 30 minuteAirport to Losari area approximately 100 km will take around 2 hoursAirport to Semarang area approximately 90 km will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes

$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

$78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jakarta Private Tour with Guide and Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta, JavaThe National Monument or popularly abbreviated as Monas or Tugu Monas is a 132 meter (433 ft) tall monument that was erected to commemorate the resistance and struggle of the Indonesian people to seize independence from the Dutch East Indies colonial government. The construction of this monument began on August 17, 1961 under the order of President Sukarno and was opened to the public on July 12, 1975. The monument was crowned with flames covered in gold sheets which symbolized a burning spirit of struggle. The National Monument is located right in the middle of Medan Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jakarta Old Town, Jakarta, JavaGuide and Client walk Kota Tua Jakarta, also known as the Old Batavia (Oud Batavia), is a small area in Jakarta, Indonesia. This special area has an area of 1.3 square kilometers across North Jakarta and West Jakarta (Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Roa Malaka).Nicknamed the "Asian Gem" and "Queen of the East" in the 16th century by European sailors, Jakarta Lama was considered the trade center for the Asian continent because of its strategic location and abundant resources.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sunda Kelapa Harbour, Jakarta, JavaSunda Kelapa, better known as Pasar Ikan (meaning fish market) is located at the mouth of the Ciliwung River. The fish catch of the day was auctioned in the early morning at the old fish market. The street leading to it was lined with shops selling all sorts of shells, dehydrated turtles, lobsters and mostly everything the seafarer might need. This 500-year-old harbor area was a vital link to markets of the outside world for the 15th century kingdom of Pajajaran. It was formerly the harbor town of Sunda Kelapa where the Portuguese traded with the Hindu Kingdom of Pajajaran in the early 16th century. Since than this port has belonged to the portuguese and Dutch.Dutch domination of Jakarta and the rest of Indonesia began from this area, whereas the remnants of Kasteel Batavia, an old fort and trading post of the Dutch East Indies Company can still be seen now. Sunda Kelapa is at present a fisherman's wharf and an inter island port. Tall-misted Bugis schooners from South Sulawesi anchoring there offer a picturesque scene. They belong to one of the last-fleets of sailboats in the world and still ply the seas between the islands, as they did centuries ago, carrying merchandise.Tough little remains of bustling old Sunda Kelapa except the name, the harbor is still one of the most important calls for sailing vessels from all over Indonesia. The magnificent and brightly painted Makassar schooner called Pinisi is still an important means of transporting goods to and from the outer islands. This is one of the finest sights in Jakarta.Wander around the old Sunda Kelapa port, watching gangs of sinew-stretched coolies smoking pungent clove-laced cigarettes unload cargos of timber, coal and spices from stunning wooden schooners. Hire a dugout canoe and paddlers and enjoy the waterside scenery. The boats also go to the nearby old fish market, which can be reached easily by foot from the port and is free to enter. Work starts here at 3am and it's essential to arrive by 6am to see the best of the action.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chinatown (Glodok), Jakarta, JavaBesides Singkawang and Semarang, Jakarta also has a bustling Chinatown complex ahead of Lunar New Year, as well as Tangerang. Chinatowns in Jakarta and Tangerang will of course also be festive with decorations and red attributes.There is no need to go far to China to see Chinese New Year celebrations. For those of you who live in the capital and surrounding areas, you can stop by in Chinatown in the Glodok 9th plot, as well as the Lama Market in Tangerang.The 9th plot area and the Old Market are indeed famous as areas which are crowded by Chinese. No wonder the two places are very lively and crowded before the Chinese New Year celebration. Crowd is certain to occur around the temple.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, JavaIstiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia, befitting its location in the largest Muslim country in the world (in terms of population). The mosque was constructed to conform to then-President Sukarno's grand vision of a strong, multi-faith state with the government at its center: Istiqlal Mosque stands across the street from the Catholic Jakarta Cathedral, and both places of worship stand next to Merdeka Square, home to Monas (Independence Monument) which towers over them.Duration: 30 minutes