The guide will meet you at the hotel or meeting point. All the sightseeing spots for this tour are
located in Bogor city, 50 kilometers to the south of Jakarta. First interesting activity to do is a
walking tour inside the 200 years old Botanical Garden. Leisurely walk under the greenery shelter
with an expert local guide to be familiarized with the tropical plants, from canary, bamboo, banyan
trees, and many more. Visit a lotus pond which divided the garden with a magnificent presidential
palace where the current president resides in. After the walking tour, the guests will be taken for
car ride to other sections of the park to see more collections including the orchid farm, coffee, and
the mother of the palm oil in Southeast Asia.
At this point there will be time for lunch break (at own cost).
Zoological Museum is the next destination. The museum exhibits many interesting preserved
animals from different parts of the nation, including the last rhinesorus in West Java and local
endemic animals such as anoa and malayan bear. Listen also the story of how the museum
transport a 120-tonnages blue whale’s skeleton from the southern shore to be displayed at the rear
of the museum.
As there is presidential complex in Bogor, the guests will be brought to the Presidential Museum
which open in 2014 showing the memorabilia from each Indonesian president. With the size of
3211 m2, it is one of the biggest museum in Bogor. Find out about the story of challenges and
achievements of the nation leaders in timely manner.
Before heading back to Jakarta, stop by at the gate of the presidential palace for photo stop and
watch the palace’s deers feeding session. The deers were brought here from Nepal at the early
19th century. Bogor is also famous for its snacks like pickles and sweet potato cake. If time
permits, you can visit the stalls and bring home for souvenirs. Back to Jakarta via the oldest
highway in Indonesia.
Upon meeting up with your guide at the Hotel, take a ride to Puncak area and feel the cooler climate. Passing through one of the oldest highway in Indonesia and continue to the winding roads in Puncak to the top of the hills. From the altitude on 1.500 metres, view the scenic panorama of the tea plantation. Explore by trekking inside the plantations. As you walk, listen to your local guide on the information
of the cultivation history and various types of tea. Get familliar with tea product and have a chance to observe manual harvesting. Wander along small paths to see other crops in the plantation such as cinnamon, cloves and orange. In traditional hut have a small break by tasting the original tea from this area.
After lunch break, travel to the Safari Garden. It was an unproductive tea plantation that was transformed into a conservation for endangered Indonesian endemic species. Firstly take a ride inside the zoo by private vehicle to have a closer encounter with the wild animals. Have a chance to feed the friendly creatures like zebra, deers and hippopotamus. Observe the Orang Utan, Sumatran Tigers and Tapir at their similiar habitat. Stroll around the baby zoo and do not forget to take pictures of those cute little animals. Watch the animal show and be amazed of their wittiness. Travel back to Jakarta with good memories of West Java beautiful landscape.