Private Tour: Puncak Highland from Jakarta

Private Tour: Puncak Highland from Jakarta
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$83.75
Duration: 10 hours
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Exchange the hustle and bustle of Jakarta for the cool and misty Puncak Highland. This private day trip from the capital takes you to the town of Bogor, situated in the foothills of Mt Salak. Learn about the area’s horticulture from your private local guide as you stroll through Bogor Botanical Gardens, and then visit the Gunung Mas Tea Plantation. Glimpse mountain resorts and vast tea plantations as you travel through Puncak Pass, ending your full-day tour with an Indonesian lunch at a local restaurant.

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.

Exchange the hustle and bustle of Jakarta for the cool and misty Puncak Highland. This private day trip from the capital takes you to the town of Bogor, situated in the foothills of Mt Salak. Learn about the area’s horticulture from your private local guide as you stroll through Bogor Botanical Gardens, and then visit the Gunung Mas Tea Plantation. Glimpse mountain resorts and vast tea plantations as you travel through Puncak Pass, ending your full-day tour with an Indonesian lunch at a local restaurant.