West Java

West Java with a population around 43 million, is the most populous and most densely populated province in Indonesia. Unlike most other provinces in Indonesia which have their capitals in coastal area, the provincial capital Bandung is located in a mountainous area.

Banten province was formerly part of West Java province, but was created a separate province in 2000.

West Java is located in the densely populated Western third of Java island, which is home to 1 out of every 4 Indonesian.

West Java and Banten provinces as a part of Ring of fire has many mountains more than any other provinces in Indonesia. So, sunny tropical shines with cool atmosphere and beautiful sceneries are frequently found at almost all of West Java and Banten, except at northern part (Java sea beaches).

So, the province’s landscape is one of volcanic mountains, steep terrain, forest, mountains rivers, fertile agricultural land, and natural sea harbours.

West Java Experience

5 Days / 4 Nights

Day 1: Arrive Jakarta – Bogor (-)
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our experience guide in the arrivals hall and privately transferred to your hotel in Bogor area.
(Please not arrive in Friday, Saturday, because the traffic very crowded in Puncak)

Day 2: Bogor – Bandung (BL)
Breakfast at the hotel, check out and then short drive to Bogor botanical Garden, the huge world-class botanical garden, covering an area of around 80 hectares. Founded in 1817, the gardens contain streams and lotus ponds and it has a collection of magnificent palms. The garden’s orchid houses are reputed to contain more than 3000 orchid varieties. Afterward, the program continue to Bandung via Puncak and get your en-route stop at Tea Plantation. Transfer Bandung for your next accommodation. Lunch served en route at local restaurant. Overnight Bandung.

Day 3: Bandung – Batu Karas or Pangandaran (BL)
Breakfast at the hotel, check out and then continue with 2 hour drive Cangkuang Lake. Arrive in the Lake of Cangkuang, we will introduce the guests with our experience local guide who has a lot of knowledge about the place to be visited. After the introduction, you will be taken to rustic bamboo raft and cross the lake to Kampung Pulo (traditional village) and cangkuang temple. Arriving on the other side, guests will be taken to a traditional village and our local guide will told about the history of the village and why the village only has 6 houses for hundreds of years. After Pulo village, we will continue the journey to Candi Cangkuang. This temple is a trail of Hindu relic in the land of Sunda. The temple has a ratio of 40% material derived from the original building and 60% from the new materials and rebuilt into a Cangkuang Temple. Near the temple, we will see a tomb from Arief Muhammad who spread the religion of Islam in this village. After Cangkuang temple, go back to bamboo raft and cross back to the other side to continue the journey to Pangandaran. Lunch served en route at local restaurant. Overnight Batu Karas or Pangandaran.

Day 4: Pangandaran Tour (BL)
Breakfast at the hotel, and then leave a hotel for a full day tour inside Pangandaran area. The first place to visit is Pangandaran National Park. From the gate, you will be escort by our local guide to explore the national park of pangandaran. Inside the national park you will see deer, black monkeys, hedgehogs and other wild animals. Beside the wildlife, our guests will also be invited to explore the cave and observe the stalactites that formed hundreds or even thousands of years ago. After caving program, we will walk to the beach to do beach activities. Afterward, we will return to the gate, get on the car and continue the journey to the green Canyon. Arrive at cisereuh dock, we will board a motor boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes in the Cijulang River. During the trip you will see beautiful scenery from the river. Arriving at the mouth of the cave, guests will be given 30 minutes for swimming or another activity. after swimming, the boat will return to the cisereuh dock and the guest will sent back to the hotel in Pangandaran. Lunch served en route at local restaurant. Overnight Batu Karas or Pangandaran.

Day 5 – 1st Option: Ended in Jakarta (BL)
Breakfast at hotel, in appropriated time meet our guide at hotel and then transfer to Jakarta for next program. Lunch served en route at local restaurant.

Day 5 – *2nd Option: Ended in Jogjakarta (BL)
Breakfast at hotel, in appropriated time meets our guide and he will escort you to Banjar station for your train excursion to Jogjakarta (Lodaya Pagi: 11:33 – 15:42). Upon arrival at the train station you will be met by one of our experience guide in the arrivals hall and privately transferred to your hotel in Jogjakarta area. Lunch served en route with lunch box.

West Java - Another way to explore West Java

6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 1: Arrive Jakarta
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our experience guide in the arrivals hall and privately transferred to your hotel.

Note: Should arrive in Jakarta on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday only.

Day 2: Jakarta – Cipanas (Puncak)
Meets with our guide, and then goes for Jakarta city tour by visiting “National Museum” as the first visit. The National Museum of the Republic of Indonesia or the Elephant Museum is the first and largest museum in Southeast Asia. National Museum collects many ancient objects from all over the archipelago. The collections are categorized into ethnography, bronze, prehistory, ceramics, textiles, numismatics, historical relics, and precious objects. After the great experience at National Museum, we will drive about 45 minutes to explore the Old Town of Jakarta. Here you will visit 2 places namely Fatahillah Museum and Sunda Kelapa Harbor. Your journey in the old city will start from the Museum of Fatahilah, the museum was built in 1707-1712 by order of Governor-General Joan van Hoorn. It consists of a main building with two wings in the east and west and a separate building used as an office, courtroom, and underground chambers used as a prison. After Museum Fatahilah you will walk to Jembatan Kota Intan (Intan City Bridge) which has stood since 1628 and can be regarded as the oldest bridge in Indonesia. During a trip to the Jembatan Kota Intan you will pass many historical buildings such as Bank Mandiri Museum, Bank Indonesia Museum and Toko Merah. Arrive at the Jembatan kota Intan and get explanation from our guide about this historical place. Afterward you will walk to the pick-up place, and drive to Sunda Kelapa Harbor for next destination. Arrive at Sunda Kelapa Harbor and you will see the ranks of Phinisi boats anchored at the oldest port in Jakarta. After Jakarta city tour, the program continued to Bogor. departs to Bogor located about 50 km south of Jakarta in the city of Bogor; it is a huge, world-class botanical garden, covering an area of around 80 hectares. Founded in 1817, the gardens contain streams and lotus ponds and it has a collection of magnificent palms. The garden’s orchid houses are reputed to contain more than 3000 orchid varieties. Enroute we will stop at Gunung Mas Tea Plantation. Overnight in Cipanas.

Day 3: Cipanas
Breakfast at hotel. Today is free to relax at the hotel, swimming in the pool or walk around to the hotel surrounding, Sit on the river side or walk on the path of rice field. Overnight in Cipanas.

Should you want to have more experiences, we can suggest 2 optional tours to choose:

  1. Taman Safari Indonesia & Taman Bunga Nusantara
    An animal theme park…where you can drive through into the park where the animal is freely move around to amaze you. Feel like you do a wild safari. Afterward, we can continue to visit a flower theme park. this huge park is consist with local tropical flower and also some from overseas typical from highland area.
  1. Trekking to Cibereum waterfall
    Discover the natural beauty inherent to the waterfall Cibeureum. The attraction of this natural waterfall you can accomplish with a walk while enjoying the beauty of the mountains, tea gardens like a tapestry, with cool air along the journey. You do not have to worry about trekking to the waterfall because of the difficulty level is moderate.

Day 4: Cipanas – Bandung
Breakfast at hotel. Today we will visit Gunung Padang Megalithic site before the transfer to Bandung area. We will drive to Gunung Padang and stop at the parking area. It takes about 20 minutes to hike up to the top of Gunung Padang from the parking area. Technically, there are five levels of terraces here at the top of the mountain – but they are divided into two main areas. The first has a meditative quality to it. It’s relatively quiet aside from a slight rustling of leaves coming from the trees. The second part of Gunung Padang is much larger and is made up of several shallow terraces, each built slightly higher than the other. Some archaeologists believe that the mountain itself was built by humans. They claim they have evidence from tests that humans may have built it up to 20,000 years ago. If correct, this would obviously make it more than 10,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. But no further exploration has been done to prove it. Afterward, continue the journey to Bandung. Overnight in Bandung.

Day 5: Bandung
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning we already start to visit the crater of Mount. Tangkuban Perahu then continues to visit Ciater tea plantation. Mount Tangkuban Perahu is the place you should visit when you visit the northern Bandung area. This volcano offers many places to see and explore. Whether we look into the huge crater or hike down into it, stroll through the forest on its slopes, or simply enjoy the splendid panoramic scenery. Tangkuban Perahu is a volcano with three craters into which areas tourists can walk through. These three craters are: Kawah Ratu (“Queen Crater”), Kawah Domas (“Domas Crater”), and Kawah Upas (“Upas Crater”). For this program we will only see the queen crater from the view point. After Tangkuban Perahu, the next destination is Ciater Tea Plantation. Arrive at Ciater Tea Plantation and you will be greeted with fresh air and the stretch of tea tree around you. Here you will meet the local guide who will guide you during the tea walk and he will explain the Tea processing starting from the selection of quality leaves, the way of picking up and the process of drying the tea leaves. If you are lucky you will have the opportunity to see the process of making tea in a tea factory owned by the plantation. After just seeing the Tea processing, now is time for you to enjoy a cup of hot tea complete with warm fried bananas in a small cabana belonging to the plantation. Afterward drive back to the central city of Bandung. Overnight in Bandung

Should you arrive in Jakarta on Sunday or Monday, we can suggest to take optional tour:

Saung Angklung Udjo
If you are interested in traditional arts, the art performances at Saung Angklung Mang Udjo is an opportunity you should not miss when visiting Bandung. Saung Angklung Udjo is one–stop cultural workshop, consists of: performance venue, bamboo handicraft centre, and bamboo instrument workshop. Apart from that, SAU has an honorable function as an educational laboratory and training centre to preserve the Sundanese culture – Angklung in particular. The udjo angklung show will start with performances from the children trained by the studio. They will show their ability to play puppet show, angklung, dancing, singing and playing traditional instruments. At the end of the show the audience will be lent angklung to be played along with the direction of the music arranger and made into a song you may have heard of.

Day 6: Bandung – Out
Breakfast at hotel. At the appropriate time, transfer to airport or train station for your next destination.

Discovery Ujung Kulon

6 Days / 5 Nights

Day 1: Airport Jakarta / Hotel in Jakarta – Anyer (-)
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our experience guide in the arrivals hall and privately transferred to your hotel in Anyer area.

Day 2: Anyer – Sumur – Muara Baru – Badul Island – Handeuleum Island (BLD)
Breakfast at hotel, and You will be picked up by our guide at hotel at 08:00 am, and then continue with 3 hours drive to Muara Baru harbor via Sumur Village by a private car. Enjoy your lunch time at the local restaurant and then get your wooden boat for boating to Hanedeleum Island. On the way to Handeuleum Island, we will stop first at Badul Island for snorkeling activity where you can explore the beautiful coral reefs at Badul Island. Upon arrival at Handeleum, check in and take a rest in simple lodge.

Day 3: Handeuleum Island – Cigenter River Exploration – Peucang Island – Cidaon (BLD)
Wake up and your breakfast will be served in the Lodge at 08.00 a.m. After breakfast, we will go to Cigenter River for 2 hours canoeing activity, where you can explore the habitat of Javanese Rhinoceros. After canoeing, we will walk to Cigenter Grazing Ground to see the grazing ground’s wildlife include buffalo, pigs, deer, peafowl and tunneling birds. After see the wildlife, we will back to the boat and continue the program with 2,5 hours cruising to Peucang Island. Check in at the simple lodge, and take short rest before your next trip to Cidaon. In appropriated time, get in to the boat and cruising to Cidaon for visit Grazing ground and see the sunset from the best place in Cidaon. After sunset, get back to your boat and sailing back to Peucang Island for your accommodation.

Day 4: Peucang Island – Cibom – Ciramea – Tanjung Layar – Citerjun (BLD)
Wake up and your breakfast will be served in the Lodge at 08.00 a.m. after breakfast, the program continues with 1 hour cruise to Cibom. Upon arrival at Cibom, we will walk to Ciramea beach for the starting point of Jungle Trekking. This jungle trekking will take 4 hours, on the way will see wildlife, rare birds, forest plants and other beautiful scenery. Arrive at Ciramea, our guide will invite you to visit the lighthouse relic of Dutch colonial era. Get back to your boat and cruising to Citerjun for Snorkeling activity where you can explore the beautiful coral reefs at Citerjun. Sailing Back to Peucang for your accommodation.

Day 5: Karang Copong Excursion – Muara Baru – Anyer (B)
Wake up and your breakfast will be served in the Lodge at 08.00 a.m. after breakfast, we will walking to Karang Copong to visit the beautiful tropical forest and it will take around 2 hours by walking. After Karang Copong, walking back to Peucang Island, take a boat and sailing back to Muara Baru. Upon arrival in Muara Baru, meet our driver and transfer to your hotel at Anyer.

Day 6: Anyer – Jakarta (B)
Breakfast at hotel, in appropriated time meet our guide at hotel and then transfer to Jakarta for next program.