Wanna rejoice in nature or have an urge to go on a shopping binge?
Make Haste! Travel to Jakarta, the lively capital city of Indonesia.
The well-connected Jakarta International Airport brings tourists from different parts of the world to discover this global city known for its bustling lifestyle, luxurious hotels, and high-end shopping. You can indulge in its diverse culinary scene, enlighten yourself at the historic sites and museums or simply plunge into one of Thousand Islands’ gorgeous beaches to relax in Jakarta’s balmy tropical weather.
So take help from this itinerary to discover the charms of Jakarta during your 3D2N stay.
Discover the Betawi traditions, cuisine, and dance at the Betawi Cultural Village and go fishing or boating in the surrounding Setu Babakan Lake. Learn about the Indonesian kite-flying tradition at Museum Layang-Layang or have fun at the interactive museum MOJA.
Go to Plaza Senayan, Pondok Indah Mall or Grand Indonesia for a luxury shopping spree or opt for budget shopping at Tanah Abang Market. Enjoy an authentic Indonesian spa experience at Jamu Traditional Spa, Martha Tilaar Spa or Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa.
Visit Arborea Café for a lunch in the middle of an Instagrammable forest or the aesthetically-decorated Kokonut & Curtains for a lakeside meal.
The National Monument MONAS, offering panoramic views of Jakarta from the observation deck, gives a picture-perfect start to your day. Stop over at Southeast Asia’s largest mosque, the Istiqlal Mosque. Do some bargain shopping at Mangga Dua shopping district.
Visit the Fatahillah Square, located in the centre of Kota Tua or Jakarta’s Old Town, boasting three museums giving an insight into Jakarta’s history, art, and ceramics. Hang out at Acaraki, a contemporary café serving traditional jamu drinks and head off to the Mangrove Ecotourism Centre PIK for a green and serene experience. Observe the fauna, engage in bird-watching, take a cruise or linger around photo-hunting.
Ride a Jet Ski and have a rip-roaring time at Ancol Beach. Have a recreation blast at Ancol Dreamland, the one-stop entertainment destination featuring a theme park, a water park, an oceanarium, a golf course, and an eco park. Wow your taste buds with a Sundanese feast at Talaga Sampireun.
Gear up for a great reunion with nature as you go island-hopping across the Thousand Islands, a string of magical islands to the north of Jakarta’s coast. Located in the northern part of the Thousand Islands is Kepulauan Seribu Marine National Park, a spectacular coral reef system with an abundance of great spots to enjoy diving, snorkelling, swimming, Jet-Skiing, banana boat rides, canoeing and fishing.
Check out Tidung Island’s Love Bridge and mangroves, release green turtle hatchlings on Pramuka Island or experience the breath-taking underwater life of Putri Island via a glass bottom boat or through the underwater tunnel. Discover Pari Island’s Dutch colonial-era archaeological remains, take a photo with Bidadari Island’s Soulmate Tree, catch the perfect sunset view on Tiger Island, or admire Ayer Island’s floating cottages. The unique cosmopolitan flavour, exciting shopping scene, Insta-worthy hang outs, and diverse culture put Jakarta on the map as a vibrant holiday destination. Plus, a tropical getaway to its white-sand beaches, beautiful sea corals, and recreational dive sites add oomph to its vivacity.
So pack your bags and travel across Jakarta to relish every minute of your vacation! (HR)
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