JAKARTA AND BANDUNG 10d/9n

10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS HISTORICAL TOUR

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Day 1 – Arrival Jakarta (D)
Upon arrival at Jakarta Soekarno – HattaInternationalAirport we will provide meeting and pick up service. And then directly going to the hotel and you will have free at own leisure. Welcome drink and snack will be provided. Dinner will be served at the hotel

Overnight at KEMPINKSI or CROWN PLAZA

Day 2 – Jakarta Wreath Laying Ceremony (B/L/D)jakarta bandung 1
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and depart for Evereld Ancol is a Dutch cemetery of World War II, lies on the coast at Ancol in north Jakarta. It is the cemetery of those executed. The Japanese occupation forces executed hundreds of men and women who had taken part in the Indian resistance. The victims were buried anonymously and were generally not thereafter be identified. Later, elsewhere executed victims reburied at this cemetery. More than 2,000 victims were buried at this cemetery.
Afterward leave Ancol for Ereveld Menteng Pulo is another Dutch cemetery commemorates Dutch victims during the period from Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies during World War II and the period of the Indonesian National Revolution from 1945 to 1949. The cemetery was established by Lt. Gen. Simon Hendrik Spoor of the Royal Dutch Army in 1947. Spoor was buried in this cemetery after his death in 1949.
Then transfer to Bunga Rampai Restaurant is one of the most beautiful restaurants with traditional Indonesian food in Jakarta. The restaurant decoration will immediately attract your attention, as it is inside an old Dutch-era building recently renovated. The staff is wearing traditional clothes and the cutlery is apparently from China. Enjoy your lunch under colonial atmosphere.
Return to the hotel and rest of day is free at leisure.
In the evening you will enjoy rijstaffel dinner at a restaurant that has a historic building with colonial atmosphere, the Oasis Restaurant is housed in a grand two-storey mansion built in 1928 as the private residence in the Dutch East Indies of the millionaire, F.Brandenburg van Oltsende; the owner of extensive tea, rubber and cinchona estates. In 1970 the mansion gained a new lease of life as one of the finest restaurants in Indonesia: the Oasis Restaurant.

Overnight at KEMPINKSI or CROWN PLAZA

Day 3 – Jakarta Full Day Tour (B/L/D)jakarta bandung 2
Today you will follow a full day tour with a choice of the following activities:
Alternative 1
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Marina port and then depart by boat to Bidadari Island. Upon arriving on the island, then change to local fishing boat and sail onto Onrust Island is one group of islands in the Thousand Islands. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Onrust – believed to be one of the largest shipyards in Southeast Asia – and its three neighboring islands, were key strategic posts the Dutch East India Company (VOC) used to defend Batavia, now Jakarta. Despite the city administration declaring OnrustIsland a protected historical site almost four decades ago, the majority of the island’s visitors are fishermen, rather than people interested in the site’s history. Return to BidadariIsland for leisure. Lunch will be served at local restaurant on the island. In the afternoon cruising back to Jakarta.
Dinner will be served at the hotel

Alternative 2jakarta bandung 3
After breakfast, depart for a full day tour to Rumah Tanah Baru is the House of Mr. Widayanto; designed as a tropical garden, where he lives within the nature. Situated in the suburban area, Rumah Tanah Baru is a hectare valley like property, designed as a lush green garden which has a various buildings such as main wooden house, ceramic workshop, pendopo (old Javanese assembly hall), paddies store-house on top of old buffalo cage. It is the largest ceramic house in Jakarta 13,000sqm. Besides walking around the garden to enjoy the landscape, you can join the Ceramic making process assisted by well-trained clay instructor. Indonesian traditional lunch is included in the program.
Dinner will be served at the hotel

Overnight at KEMPINKSI or CROWN PLAZA

Day 4 – Jakarta – Bogor – Puncak – Bandung (B/L/D)jakarta bandung 4
After breakfast, depart hotel for start your overland to Bandung is the capital city of West Java and the 4th largest city in Indonesia, located 180 km southeast of Jakarta, also well-known as Paris van Java.  First stop will be made at Bogor Botanical Gardens are located 60 km south of the capital of Jakarta in Bogor. The botanical gardens are situated in the city center of Bogor and adjoin the Istana Bogor (Presidential Palace). The garden covers more than 80 hectares and was built by Java’s Dutch Governor-General Gustaaf Willem, Baron van Imhoff who was governor of Java at the time with the impressive out-of-town Bogor Presidential Palace (built by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1811-1816) fronting it and soaring Mt. Salak at its background.
Bogor Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 species of palm trees, 5,000 trees gathered from around the tropical world, and an orchid house containing 3,000 varieties. Records show that the Bogor Botanical Gardens harbours 3,504 plant species, 1,273 genus in 199 families.
Then enjoy your lunch at Cafe Dedaunan that located within the botanical gardensjakarta bandung 5 overlooking the green grass and surrounded by lush gardens.
Afterward continue the journey via Puncak pass in an altitude of 1500 meters where it is cool and misty, except for the mornings when the view can be more far-reaching. The road passes some lovely scenery of tea fields and dramatic landscapes, forests and mountains. Check in hotel in Bandung. Welcome drink and snack will be provided. Dinner will be served at hotel.

Overnight at HILTON or HOLIDAY INN

Day 5 – Bandung Nature (B/L/D)jakarta bandung 6
After breakfast, depart for Ciater is pretty little place in the middle of huge tea estate. Here, you will enjoy walking tour through tea plantation and also visit to the process of tea production. Traditional Sunda dance will be performed while you enjoy hot tea and snack.
Then visit to Tangkuban Perahu (which means hulk of overturned boat) is an active volcano, situated 30 km north of the city of Bandung in the direction of Lembang. It is the only crater in Indonesia that you can drive up to its very rim. MountTangkuban Perahu has a distinctive shape, and looks like an “overturned boat”. The huge crater is an astonishing view and you can walk around and explore this for jakarta bandung 7around two hours. Here you will be greeted by sulfur fumes which the crater continues to emit although the volcano is not active. Its last serious eruption was in 1969. At 2076m Tangkuban Perahu can be quite cool and around noon the mist starts to roll in through the trees.
Enjoy your lunch at Putri Gunung Restaurant overlooking the view of mountain of Tangkuban Perahu.
Return to the hotel and rest of day is free at leisure.
OPTIONAL:
Shopping to some of the famous Jeans Factory Outlets at Cihampelas Street. Cihampelas region initially filled only by a photocopy service and some regular jeans store. Until, eventually developing into one of the tourist shopping in Bandung which combines elements of art with the shopping. Now Cihampelas area has more vivid with 25 stores jeans presence of competing in terms of design, product and price. All stores are designed in accordance with the character highlighted. Not only jeans are offered by Cihampelas, various types of clothing can be found along this road. Clothes with military force, t-shirts, which motivated Bandung, and other clothing helped enliven Cihampelas.
Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight at HILTON or HOLIDAY INN

Day 6 – Bandung Pilgrimage and Traditional Music (B/L/D)jakarta bandung 8
After breakfast, depart for Ereveld Pandu is a complex Dutch cemetery in BandungCity. It is one of two erevelds located in West Java, in addition of Ereveld Leuwigajah residing in the city of Cimahi. There are 4000 graves in this ereveld. Most are victims of war and military figures who died in Japanese concentration camps until the fall of Japan in 1945. At the highest point on this ereveld, there is fluttering flags and you can find the listed names of people who have been killed below the flag. There are two monuments, one for the civilians and another for soldiers, both were buried without name.
Wolff Schoemaker, a Dutch architect who designed a number of famous buildings in the city of Bandung is also buried here. Next, visit Ereveld Leuwigajah in Cimahi where the 5,200 graves casualties with background of mountains and lush trees, a garden cemeteryjakarta bandung 9 neat.
Return to the hotel for lunch and prepare yourself for the next program.
In the afternoon depart for Padasuka Village and visit the Angklung Music School. On arrival, you will find a group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo. The show is packed with spectacular short performances, commencing with wayang golek (wooden puppet) show, helaran (agricultural harvesting celebration) rites, traditional dances, kids games, introduction to angklung, angklung orchestral performance, interactive angklung performance that involves visitors playing angklung, and arumba performance. As the show comes to a close, the performing children invite visitors to join them in a group dance and games, making everyone feeling as if they are stepping back in time to their own childhood. The showjakarta bandung 10 then closes with cheerfulness and happy laughter. Ever since the beginning of the project, happy and dynamic performances done by local children have become the spirit of this unique place.
In the evening you will enjoy the dinner at Sierra Café & Lounge which located on the hill of Dago Pakar. It delivers a relaxing and indulging dining ambience with a breathtaking view of Bandung’s city light.

Overnight at HILTON or HOLIDAY INN

Day 7 – Bandung – Jakarta (B/L/D)jakarta bandung 11
After breakfast, leave Bandung for transfer to Jakarta via Cipularang Highway. The trip will take approx. 2 hours. In Jakarta we will visit Batik Danar Hadi outlet at Jalan Supomo. Batik Danar Hadi is one of the leading batik manufacturers in Indonesia that still uses traditional techniques in its manufacture. Javanese traditional batik, especially from Yogyakarta and Surakarta, has notable meanings rooted to the Javanese conceptualization of the universe. Traditional colours include indigo, dark brown, and white, which represent the three major Hindu Gods (Brahmā, Visnu, and Śiva). This is related to the fact that natural dyes are most commonly available in indigo and brown. Certain patjakarta bandung 12terns can only be worn by nobility; traditionally, wider stripes or wavy lines of greater width indicated higher rank. Consequently, during Javanese ceremonies, one could determine the royal lineage of a person by the cloth he or she was wearing.
UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October 2, 2009. As part of the acknowledgment, UNESCO insisted that Indonesia preserve their heritage.
Afterward, transfer to Paulaner Bräuhaus is destined to be Jakarta’s most popular German restaurant known for its unique cultural atmosphere and high quality food for both visitors and locals. Enjoy the lunch.jakarta bandung 13
Dinner will be served at the hotel

Overnight at KEMPINKSI or CROWN PLAZA

Day 8 – Old Batavia Tour (B/L/D)
Jakarta began its history in the 14th century as a small harbor town and today become a bustling metropolitan city. Old Batavia’s heart is in the ‘Kota’ area now. Kampoeng the Old Batavia Tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta with various blends of culture and traditions. This tour featuring the following objects and attractions:
After picked up at your hotel, then drive passing Merdeka, National Monument, and thejakarta bandung 14 Presidential Palace.
Visit The National Museum, built in 1862, is the best museum in Indonesia and is reputedly one of the finest in Southeast Asia. The museum has an enormous collection of cultural objects of the various ethnic groups – costumes, musical instruments, model houses, numerous fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period, as well as many interesting stone pieces salvaged from Central Java and other temples. There’s also superb display of Chinese ceramics dating back to the Han dynasty which was almost entirely amassed in Indonesia. (Monday & Public Holidays closed. Visit the National Monument instead).
Visit Sunda Kelapa. This 500-year-old harbor area was a vital link to the markets of the jakarta bandung 15outside world for the 15th Century kingdom of Pajajaran. Since then this port has belonged to the Portuguese and Dutch. Though little remains of bustling old Sunda Kelapa except the name, the harbor is still one of the most important calls for sailing vessels from all over Indonesia. The magnificent and brightly painted Makassar schooner called Phinisi are still an important means of transporting goods to and from the outer islands. This is one of the finest sights in Jakarta.
Visit Fatahillah Museum. Built in the 16th century, the museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, which is probably one of the most solid reminders of Dutch rule to be found in Indonesia. It provides the historic background of Jakarta through a display of maps and antiquities, including furniture and porcelains. (Monday & Public Holidays jakarta bandung 16closed. Visit the antique and flea market in Jalan Surabaya instead).
A shopping stop will be made at Grand Indonesia Mall.
Return to the hotel for having lunch and take a rest and prepare for the next program.
In the evening you will be transferred  for dinner.

Overnight at KEMPINKSI or CROWN PLAZA

Day 9 – Jakarta (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and depart for the second visit at jakarta bandung 18Evereld Ancol is a Dutch cemetery of World War II, lies on the coast at Ancol in north Jakarta. It is the cemetery of those executed. The Japanese occupation forces executed hundreds of men and women who had taken part in the Indian resistance. The victims were buried anonymously and were generally not thereafter be identified. Later, elsewhere executed victims reburied at this cemetery. More than 2,000 victims were buried at this cemetery. T
Then followed by lunch at Bunga Rampai Restaurant is one of the most beautiful restaurants with traditional Indonesian food in Jakarta. Return to the hotel and free at own leisure.
Dinner will be served at the hotel

Overnight at KEMPINKSI or CROWN PLAZA

Day 10 – Jakarta – Amsterdam (B/L)
At around 10 AM, we will pick you up and drop you off at Blok M Plaza where you will spend your time for shopping. Blok M is a business and shopping quarter located in Kebayoran Baru – South Jakarta. It was built on the terminal basement since 1993. The mall is notorious for having low prices but bargaining is considered a requirement.
Lunch will be provided at the hotel.
After lunch, check out from hotel and then you will be transferred to JakartaInternationalAirport to catch your flight to Amsterdam

**END OF SERVICES**

INCLUDING: – All transfers and transport as per the program – Comfortable Minivan with air-conditioning – All accommodation as per program (based on double sharing room) – All meals as mentioned  – English-speaking guide as mention on the itinerary. – All Entrance fees & boat fees – Fresh water & Tissue

NOT INCLUDING: – Air tickets both domestic and international – Insurance – Personal expenses – All drinks – Visa fees and/or visa authorization – Late check out – Tips – Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary – Any peak season surcharge (normally New Year period)

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