Jakarta tours and excursions
Jakarta Good Guide offer highly recommended tours run by friendly, knowledgeable guides who know the city and its history inside out. Tours depart daily on weekdays at 9am, and destinations include the Old Town, Chinatown and the city centre; participants are asked to pay-as-you-wish. A food tour departs every evening at 6.30pm from Monday to Friday for a set fee and is a great opportunity to learn about and sample typical Indonesian cuisine.Tel: +62 856 766 9954.
City Tour Jakarta offer a number of tours of Jakarta, including a 2-3 hour trip seeing the city's most important monuments and an antiques market, and a day trip visiting the Old Town, a mangrove forest and fishing village to the north.Tel: +62 821 1243 8333.
Escape the heat and bustle of Jakarta by taking a guided day trip by car into the hills of Puncak Highland, 4,290ft (1,500m) above sea level. The itinerary takes ten hours and includes a visit to a tea plantations, fruit orchards and Bogor Botanical Gardens, plus lunch at a local restaurant.Tel: +44 203 3478 5933.
The capital of West Java province, Bandung is 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Day trips include a visit to the crater rim of Tangkuban perahu volcano, Caitor hot springs and a tea plantation, plus a stop at a handicrafts centre in Bandung itself. Tour fees generally involve a pick up from your hotel, air-conditioned transport, lunch and the services of a guide.Tel: +62 361 285771.