Explore Bogor Botanical Garden and Gunung Mas Tea Plantation on Puncak highlands.
Bogor is the city near Jakarta located in the middle of mount Gede and Mount Pangrango. Since its surrounded by mountains, the weather of this city is nice and also has beautiful panorama of mountain area.
In Indonesia, Bogor , known as "raining city" and Dutch people during colonial time called this city "Buitenzorg" which means "place for relax without worries".
On Bogor there is famous destination called Bogor Botanical Garden. Located near the president palace, this garden was one of the ten biggest botanical gardens in the world with collections of more than 100, 000 plants, and also became a conservation for some animals.
Beside the garden, there is also another popular place in Bogor called Gunung Mas. Located on the top of the mountain, this place offer the people to see the awe inspiring and beautiful highland of tea plantations.
Along the way to Bogor, you will enjoy to see the views of this city.
This tour will start in the morning. The places that we will visit:
- Bogor Botanical Garden
Located on the city of Bogor, 60km from Jakarta. This garden has a large plants collection not only from Indonesia but also all over the world. This garden is also the backyard of the president palace, so from this garden we can see the palace.
- Gunung Mas Tea Plantation
This plantation belongs to Perkebunan Indonesia with the special brand of the tea is "walini tea". On this park we will enjoy the panorama and view of the mountain and also the tea factory. Inside this place also there is tea factory that produce the local brand of Indonesian tea "walini". And we can see the processing of making of the tea (white tea, green tea, and also black tea). In the morning and afternoon we can see also the worker from the plantation pick the tea leaves.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Base to the request of the traveler. Places could be hotel, seaport, airport, residence, or any places.
End location: Base to the request of the traveler. After the tour finish i can drop traveler to the place that they requested for ( hotel/apartment, airport, seaport, shopping mall, or any places)
Duration: 8 hours
The duration could be longer depend to the traffic of the road.
On Puncak highland in weekend, to reduce the traffic jam, the road use "one way system" so the police arrange road in special hours for one way only.
9.00-11.30 one way for vehicles that want to go up to Puncak highland.
15.00-17.00 one way for vehicles that want to go down from Puncak highland.
Private car. Toyota Avanza / Toyota Innova / Honda Mobilio / Suzuki APB with passengers capacity 4 person.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100000 Rupiah - If want to try the locals food and try the fresh fruit from west java area.
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.
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The Botanical Garden in Bogor was the perfect antidote to the haze and bustle of Jakarta. The drive to the summit and the highland tea plantations provided a cool break from the heat of the city. Lunch was included and the total tour price was much lower than all other options found online. We found Ratih to be extremely warm and knowledgeable. We all enjoyed the tour and she also accommodated our request to visit the elementary school Pres. Obama attended when he lived in Jakarta.