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Full Day Bogor Botanical Garden And Puncak Highland Tour

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Overview

Escape from the heat and noise of Jakarta for the cooler altitudes of Puncak Highland on this private guided day trip. Explore a combination of fruit orchards, lush botanical gardens and sprawling tea plantations during your trip, giving you an idea of daily life and the sublime scenery of this hilly region. You’ll also have lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy informative, customized commentary from your guide. Your Puncak Highland excursion also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and all entrance fees.
  • Private Puncak Highland day trip from Jakarta
  • Drive to Bogor, a mountain town surrounded by tea plantations and fruit orchards
  • Discover thousands of tropical trees, plant species and orchids at the Bogor Botanical Gardens
  • Learn about tea production at the Gunung Mas Tea Plantation near Puncak Pass
  • Eat lunch at a local Indonesian restaurant
  • Enjoy your guide's informative commentary, customized to your interests
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned private vehicle
See a different side of life in the region near Jakarta as you get away for the day to the cool, misty hills of the Puncak Highlands on this private, guided day trip. This lush region is home to a wealth of tea plantations, orchards and beautiful botanical gardens, making it the perfect urban getaway.

Start your day with early morning pickup from your hotel, continuing about an hour on the Jagorawi Highway for 37 miles (67km) south to the village of Bogor. Take the opportunity during your ride to relax and chat with your guide about the day’s plans in the Puncak Highland, an area famed as a holiday getaway for many locals.

As you approach this renowned area, you’ll notice a marked change in climate. The temperature will cool, and the altitude will increase as you reach 4,920 feet (1,500m) above sea level. You’ll also pass by fresh fruit vendors lining the winding roads leading into the region.

Make your first stop of the day at Bogor Botanical Gardens (Kebun Raya Bogor), home to more than 3,500 species of plants and around 5,400 different tropical trees, all spread across the gardens’ more than 214 acres (87 hectares) of land. Wander the paved paths of the gardens with your guide, passing under secluded canopies of trees and enjoying the soothing sounds of a burbling stream within earshot. Make sure to visit the orchid house, home to more than 3,000 varieties of this beautiful flower. If you’re interested, your guide can also share details about the gardens’ 19th century origins, or explain the facility’s key horticultural areas of focus.

Leaving Bogor you’ll then head on a climb towards Puncak Pass, driving through what appear to be never-ending fields of bright green tea plantations. Stop along the way at Gunung Mas Tea Plantation, where you’ll learn about Walini, a popular tea brand produced at the site. Take a walk around the grounds, meeting workers who help collect the farm’s tea leaves, and learn more about the tea brewing process. You can purchase tea or enjoy a pot of freshly brewed product at the on-site café. 

End the day with a tasty Indonesian lunch at a local restaurant and then a drive back to Jakarta for drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Puncak Bogor
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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bogor Botanical Gardens
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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Bogor Palace
Bogor Palace
Stop At:  
Agrowisata GUNUNG MAS Kebun Teh Walini
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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Bogor Botanical Garden And Puncak Highland Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Bogor Botanical Garden And Puncak Highland Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Bogor Botanical Garden And Puncak Highland Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Bogor Botanical Garden And Puncak Highland Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Bogor Botanical Garden And Puncak Highland Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Bogor Botanical Garden And Puncak Highland Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full Day Bogor Botanical Garden And Puncak Highland Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Beautiful rainy tour
Ali A
, Jan 2020
Shirley made the trip pleasant inspite of the rain. We had problems to confirm the trip with the locak office. She helped in solving the problem. We knew hee from a previous tour. We could not complete the visit to the tea plantation. The Botanic garden was amazing. Traffic was difficult. We took a longer time to return back.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Ali A, Warmest Greetings! Thank you for your kind comment. We are very grateful to be receiving such a positive review. We would like to make more improvements to produce more amazing moments for our lovely guests. Thank you for using Tour East Indonesia and can’t wait to serve you again. Cheers!
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The problem with the photo...
John M
, Dec 2017
The problem with the photo advertising this tour is it gives an impression of what the some part of the day will be like. Sadly we did not get to see any dreamy vistas of tea plantations. A large part of the day is driving through urban sprawl, even in the mountains there are few rural vistas. It was an interesting tour, but we had great difficulty understanding our guide which significantly limited our enjoyment. You could not have a conversation and we gave up asking questions as we were most often not understood. No denying our guide did try very hard to make things interesting, but sadly tea plantation we visited were commercial, abandoned tea processing buildings with no exhibition or person to show us around. Guide took us around local accommodation for workers which was interesting. We have seen much better coffee and tea plantations in Bali. Lunch stop at top of mountain pass view ok, food good, toilets not. Guide took us to market stalls nearby which were interesting. Refuse real problem at this location. Bogor gardens were amazing, and guide appeared knowledgable, but it was a very random stop and look tour, repeatedly being asked if there is anything else we would like to see how would we know. Traffic returning to Jakarta bad, but we knew this would be a problem. Car was very comfortable and driver courteous. For what we paid, we would not recommend this tour unless they have a different guide and choose a different tea plantation to visit.
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I can't say enough wonderful things...
Teddi B
, Jun 2016
I can't say enough wonderful things about this tour. Our guide Shirley was a delight. Her English is superb and she was so very attentive. The description of the tour is very accurate. The highlands are so lush and the climate a welcome change. We were greeted at the botanical gardens by a private garden guide who was able to point out and explain things that I am sure we would have missed if we were walking around on our own. Shirley heard me say that I love and grow orchids, so she made sure that we were able to stop at the orchid exhibit before we left. So nice to see the local orchids as well as the hybrids. We were probably at the gardens about 2 hours. I did not feel rushed though there are other parts to the gardens that could be explored if interested. After the botanical gardens it was time to head up the highlands to the tea plantation region. Lunch was at a resort atop of the mountains. So relaxing and the food was very good. After lunch we went on to the tea plantation. The views were stunning. Upon arrival we made our way into the historical tea manufacturing facility. Tea production no longer takes place there but there is a tea tasting, small gift shop and a room dedicated to explaining the history and manufacturing process. We then made our way to the actual tea fields which are gracing the slopes of the highlands. Such a serene setting gazing out over acres of lush green. There is something very calming about tea and it starts right here in these highlands. Unfortunately it was time to head back to Jakarta. Our day ended up being a bit longer due to the notorious traffic in Jakarta on our return. Shirley filled the time with conversation about cultural and historical information and our driver exhibited a great amount of professionalism and patience.

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