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Jakarta: Bogor Cultural Tour with Botanical Gardens Visit

Activity provider: Gray Line Jakarta

Jakarta: Bogor Cultural Tour with Botanical Gardens Visit

Activity provider: Gray Line Jakarta

From US$ 85 per person

Explore one of Jakarta’s most beautiful countryside suburbs and discover the nearby city of Bogor. Visit the stunning Bogor botanical gardens, meet a local gongsmith, and tour an authentic wooden puppet factory.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the oldest botanical garden in Southeast Asia
  • Marvel at the process of making Wayang Golek and Indonesian puppets
  • See the traditional process of making an authentic gong
Full description
The tour starts with pickup from your accommodation in Jakarta, then it’s time to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city and travel out into the peaceful countryside as you head to the nearby city of Bogor. Admire the stunning scenic views along the drive and see a side to Jakarta you might have missed if you stayed in the city. Your first stop of the day is Bogor's beautiful botanic gardens located at the heart of the city. These world-class gardens cover an area of around 85 acres and were officially opened by the Dutch in 1817. Early researchers used these gardens to develop a variety of crops including tea and tobacco, and the park is still a major center for botanical research in Indonesia. Next, take a visit to one of the very few remaining gongsmiths in Indonesia and watch how the traditional techniques are still in use today. Learn about the way the instruments are melted over fire and beaten by hand, a process which takes weeks to produce just one gong. After the gongsmiths, immerse yourself in the traditional Kampung way of life at a local handmade puppet souvenir shop. Follow the winding streets of Kampung to find the store and admire the incredible array of wooden puppets on display from the factory.
Includes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, wearing comfortable clothes and shoes is recommended
  • Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes prior to tour departure
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July 14, 2019

Product ID: 219180