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While famous for its cool and breezy weather, Bogor has many other gems that most people might not know about – yet.

Whether it’s strolling along the spread of tea gardens, or pumping up the adrenaline by paragliding and capturing breathtaking scenery from above – Bogor offers tremendous selections of fun, thrilling and relaxing activities for you to choose from.

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11 beautiful rainforest hotels in Bogor Puncak, Indonesia for a family getaway

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We show you incredible reasons to visit Bogor (best things to do, places to stay and dine) – ranging from extreme sports like Paragliding, to a leisurely stroll around the beautiful Labyrinth Garden, and even culinary treats that will satisfy the Gordon Ramsay in you.

PS: Just so you know, Bogor is 60km away from Jakarta and can now be reached in less than an hour by taking the train to Bogor Station. (Beware of bad traffic during weekends though!)

Stay in a colourful fairytale estate and Mongolian tents

Kota Bunga Estate, Villa Rumah Putih, Highland Resort

Looking for accommodation? You’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of great options available!

1. Straight out of a fairy tale – Kota Bunga Estate

Firstly, at Kota Bunga Estate in Puncak, there are many types of villas available for rent. From old English houses to Japanese-style cottages, feel free to choose from the endless options. This villa estate is located at Cipanas, Puncak (near Cianjur), and also provides facilities to ensure your comfort. There’s a swimming pool, tennis court, mini amusement park, mini petting zoo, horse-back riding ranch, and also Little Venice – did we already mention there are plenty of facilities available?

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Kota Bunga Estate – Villa Adam

Address: Jl. Hanjawar, Desa Sukanagalih, Kec. Pacet, Kec. Cianjur, Jawa Barat
Contact: +62 812-1454-9304


2. Cozy atmosphere with great pools – Villa Rumah Putih

Alternatively, Villa Rumah Putih is another great stay available in Cijeruk, Bogor. Situated at the hillside of Mount Salak, it provides a cozy atmosphere, with many different facilities like an outbound area, indoor meeting area, rafting and paintball activities, as well as a barbecue area and equipment for your events!


Villa Rumah Putih

Rate: From $25 (2D1N per pax)
Address: Villa Rumah Putih No.8, Desa Tajurhalang, RT. 4/4, Kecamatan Cijeruk, Jawa Barat
Contact: +62-0251-8212886


3. Go glamping in Mongolian-styled camps – Highland Park Resort

The last accommodation on this list is one of our personal favourites – Highland Park Resort, which is a great choice if you are seeking a rather different adventure. With a Mongolian tent concept, this resort offers a place that is not only adventurous, but comfortable too. The amenities provided are pretty cozy, with comfy beds, sofas, toilets, and air-conditioning is provided too!

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Highland Park Resort

Rate: From $107
Address: Jl. Curug Nangka Kp. Sinarwangi, Taman Sari, Bogor, Indonesia 16610
Contact no: +62 251 8485777

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4. Admire cherry blossoms in the Sakura Garden (Cibodas Botanical Garden)

You don’t need to travel all the way to Japan just to see the sakura flowers (commonly known as cherry blossoms).

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Did you know that Bogor’s very own Cibodas Botanical Garden is actually filled with dozens of beautiful sakura trees too?

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Due to the chilly climate, you’ll be able to see the pink and white blooms of sakura in the green fields of the Sakura Garden, which is part of the Botanical Garden. You may even see dewdrops resting on the petals – a photo-worthy sight!

These short-lived flowers usually bloom in January and February, with a short life span of less than a week. So if you’re planning to make a trip down, we recommend that you call up the office first to check for the best dates to catch the blooms before coming!

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Cibodas Botanical Garden

Entrance fee: Around USD 0.68 per person (Rp. 9,000). Motorbike parking is around USD 0.38 (Rp. 5,000) and car parking is around USD 1.20 (Rp. 16,000)
Address:  Jl. Kebun Raya Cibodas no 131, Cimacan, Cipanas, Cianjur, West Java 43253
Contact: (0263) 511385
Opening Hours: 8 am – 5 pm


5. Row along on gondolas – Little Venice Puncak

As this unique attraction is located in Kota Bunga, you may stay in one of the villas and then visit Little Venice.

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Little Venice is an artificial lake that is designed to resemble the architecture and natural structures in Venice, Italy, as closely as possible.

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Here, you may try the variety of rides available – ranging from small bikes for children to gondolas that you may personally row. If not, simply enjoy the view as the gondola staff rows the gondola along.

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Another interesting ride you should definitely try is the Mississippi Boat Ride with its western-themed atmosphere.

Little Venice Puncak

Address: Kota Bunga Estate, Jl. Hanjawar, Ds. Sukanagalih Pacet, Cipanas – Puncak
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
Price: From $1.5 (Entrance Fees); $1 (Gondola and Mississippi Boat Ride)

6. Wander through a Secret Labyrinth – Botanical Garden (Taman Bunga Nusantara)

Have you ever dreamed about being in a very romantic, almost dream-like floral garden with a cool breeze and the sound of water flowing in a calming pool, just like in a fairytale?

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Bogor Botanical Garden might have just what you’re looking for. This botanical garden has several gardens, inspired by different places all over the world, like French, Mediterranean, Japanese and the local beauty, Balinese Garden.

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However, the main attraction of this place is the Secret Labyrinth (Taman Rahasia).

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Inspired by the concept of Maze Garden and The Wall of Troy that existed centuries ago, the Secret Labyrinth is exactly what you might have guessed – an endless winding road that leads to a palace or a special, magical place.

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Botanical Garden (Taman Bunga Nusantara)

Address: Jalan Mariwati KM 7, Desa Kawungluwuk, Kecamatan Sukaresmi – Cianjur, Jawa Barat
Contact: +62 263 581 617 or +62 263 581 618
Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 8am to 5pm; Sat, Sun & National Holidays, 8am to 5.30pm
Prices: Entrance fee at $2.20 per pax (Aged 4 and above); Tickets for Dotto Trains and Garden Tram at $3 per pax


7. Get up close and personal with Bambi! – Deer Farm (Wana Wisata Penangkaran Rusa Giri Jaya)

Established in 1993, this 5-hectare deer farm will let you have your very own Bambi experience – remember that heartbreaking Disney film about a fawn (baby deer) who lost his mother?

Located in Buana Jaya village, there are different breeds of deer here, from the Cheetal Deer, to the Bawean Deer and Javanese Deer. Upon reaching, you may park your car at the assigned parking lot (if you’re driving), then walk through the suspension bridge on top of Cibeet River to reach the farm.

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Remember to take some photos as you’re making your way across the suspension bridge, as the view is simply stunning!
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Once you’ve reached the farm, do note that visitors are allowed to feed and play with the deer, and also take some pictures. The staff will offer you sweet potatoes for purchase, so you can feed the deer. (In addition to sweet potatoes, the deer are usually fed grass in the morning and bran in the evening!)

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More for the Indonesians, if you have a large garden and want to keep deer in your backyard, the deer are interestingly available for purchase too!

Lastly, the farm also provides an outbound and camping area that can accommodate up to 200 people – if you’re looking for a unique space to hold a camp.

Deer Farm (Wana Wisata Penangkaran Rusa Giri Jaya)

Address: Desa Buana Jaya, Kecamatan Tanjung Sari, Kabupaten Bogor (40 km from the Cibubur Toll Exit via Cileungsi- Jonggol road)
Contact: +62-022-7278341 atau +62-022-61006009
Opening hours: Sun to Mon, 7am to 5pm
Price: $0.50 per pax (Entrance Fee), $1 per pax (Camping Fee)

Climb and conquer the exotic mountains of Bogor

The majestic Mount Gede Pangrango and Mount Salak are just preludes to the collections of the amazing mountains in Bogor. If you feel like heading up top, these are our most recommended names.

8. Perfect for beginners, loved by even the pros – Mount Batu Jonggol

At around 875 metres above sea level, Mount Batu Jonggol offers a hiking experience that is mild enough for beginners.

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While the trek is not very challenging, the reward from the top is mesmerizing. With the beauty of Jonggol area and Mount Gede Pangrango in the distance, you might be just hooked for more.

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Mount Batu Jonggol

Entrance Fee: Around USD 1.15 (Rp. 15,000)
Address: Sukaharja, Sukamakmur, Bogor, West Java 16830 – Indonesia
Getting there: Head to Cileungsi and drive all the way to Jonggol. Follow the Mengker route until you reach Gunung Batu.
Coordinates here.

9. A worthy climb for the sunrise and gorgeous landscape: Mount Munara Rumpin

At 1,119 metres above sea level, it will take you nearly a day to reach the peak of Munara Rumpin. Many mountaineers would camp and treat themselves to the breathtaking sunrise at the top.

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If you didn’t bring enough refreshment to keep you energised, fret not. On your way up, you will find stalls selling drinks, food, and other items for bold adventurers.

Mount Munara Rumpin

Entrance Fee: Around USD 0.38 (Rp 5,000)
Address: Desa Kampung Sawah, Rumpin District, Bogor – West Java
Getting there: Head to Parung market and drive to Ciseeng, Rumpin, until you reach Mount Munara.
Coordinates here.

10. Get a complete bird’s eye view of the exotic Lake Quarry

Who would have thought that a lake in a former sand mine can hold such potential?

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It took just one Instagram post from a sharp fellow traveller to spark interest in this lake framed by majestic cliffs. More people caught sight of it on social media, Lake Quarry soon became a new must-visit spot in Bogor for every nature enthusiast.

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The combination of the blue sky, high green landscapes and clear, clean water filled to the brim after rain will prompt you to take more than a dozen selfies here.

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Just be sure to watch your steps on the high cliffs, as this raw beauty has yet to be equipped with proper infrastructure for hiking!

Lake Quarry

Entrance Fee : Around USD 0.15 per person (Rp. 2,000)
Address: Tegalega, Cigudeg, Bogor, West Java 16660
Getting there: From Jakarta, travel to Parung and Tjang Semplak Bogor. Then, proceed to Rumpin or Parung Panjang
Coordinates here.

11. Glamp in the pine forest at Pondok Rasamala

If you love nature but don’t want to give up the comforts of modern life, Pondok Rasamala provides just the right balance.

Settle yourself in the midst of the pine forest, minus the camping equipment because this place prepares all the equipment, food, and even toilets.

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On this campsite, you’ll get to listen to the flowing water from the nearby waterfall, learn to set up a bonfire, and fall asleep to the sounds of crickets at night.

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If you’re lucky, in the morning, you’ll see the mist from the top of the mountain – a surreal sight to wake up to!

Pondok Rasamala

Address: Gunung Salak Endah Tourism Area, Jl. Gunung Bunder, Gunung Sari, Pamijahan, West Bogor, Picung Mt, Pamijahan, Bogor, West java 16810
Getting there: From the city centre, head to Dramaga IPB and continue to Leuwiliang, to the tri-junction of Cikampak. Turn left towards Gunung Bunder Tourism Area, and drive to the location.
Coordinate here.
Contact: 021 725 0730


12. Soak in nature’s jacuzzi at Mount Peyek Hot Spring

Imagine soaking in a warm jacuzzi soak overlooking the green fields in the cool climate – isn’t it such a welcome break?

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Located in Mount Ciseeng, which is rarely explored, Peyek Mount Hot Spring offers tranquility with a remedy for body and soul. Believed to cure various illnesses, the warm water is sure to sooth your stress away while the unique pool formations will leave you in awe at nature’s gift.

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Mount Peyek Hot Spring

No entrance fee.
Address: Jl. Pasar Ciseeng, Parung, Bojong Indah, Parung, Bogor – West Java 16330
Getting there: From Parung, head to Kedung Halang and you will pass Tirta Sanita Hot Spring. Continue your journey to Komplek TNI AD (The Residence of Indonesian National Armed Forces) and all the way to Kampung Jeletreng, before asking the local villagers for directions to this hot spring.
Coordinates here.

Dine at Bogor’s unique restaurants

Nicole’s Kitchen, Cimory Riverside, Death by Chocolate, Ah Poong Floating Market

One thing Bogor is known for, is its culinary treasures.

From Tauge Goreng to Soto Bogor, Bogor offers many diverse and indulgent treats for you to taste. There is an endless list of the best must-try restaurants and cafes to visit in Bogor, and here are four restaurants for you to try as starters.

13. It’s funky, fresh, and super cool – Nicole’s Kitchen

Nicole’s Kitchen is funky, fresh, and super cool. From the outside of Nicole’s Kitchen, you might think this is yet another simple and traditional restaurant. However, once you get inside, you enter a white, minimalistic and super cool oasis – with funky cushions and grape vines snaking through the central pillars, adding a splash of color and a bit of fun.

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Nicole’s Kitchen & Lounge

Contact: +62 888-0870-2338
Address:  Kampoeng Brasco Cipanas, Jl. Raya Cipanas Hanjawar No. 1, Bogor Selatan, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Opening Times: 9am to midnight
Price: From $3.50 to $11

Official Website

14. Enchanting river view and great food – Cimory Riverside

Cimory Riverside, on the other hand, serves not only delicious food, but also nice views while you enjoy your meal. With the cool weather, river view and good food, it’s a great place to relax and hang out – and at very affordable prices too! This restaurant also has a kids’ playground, shopping store and chocolate factory. What more could you ask for?

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Cimory Riverside Puncak

Contact: +62 251 8252678
Address:Jl. Raya Puncak Km. 76, Megamendung, Jawa Barat 16750, Indonesia
Opening Times: 8am to 8.30pm
Price: Dishes from $2.50

Official Website

15. Dessert place with a spooky ambience – Death by Chocolate

If you have a sweet tooth and love everything chocolate, then Death by Chocolate is the right place for you. With its deliciously spooky ambience, this restaurant is located in Taman Kencana Bogor, and offers a variety of treats on its menu. There are light-weight snacks with chocolate as the hero of the dish, to Frittatas and Spaghetti if you’d like something heavier.

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Death by Chocolate Bogor

Contact: +62 251 8377725
Address: No 22, Jl. Ciremai Ujung No.22, Bogor Utara, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16153, Indonesia
Opening Times: 7am to 10pm
Price: Mains from $2 to $3.50

Official Website

16. Fun, food and floating markets – Ah Poong Floating Market

Last but not least, make sure to visit Ah Poong Floating Market. A food court that’s surprisingly located over a river – it’s super unique and even offers various activities for kids. This food court houses many different types of food and restaurants, just awaiting your discovery.

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Ah Poong (Pasar Apung Sentul City)

Contact: +62 21 87926555
Address:  Sentul City (Jl. Ir. H. Djuanda), Bogor, West Java 16810, Indonesia
Opening Times: 10am to 10pm
Price: From $1.50

Official Website

Uncover the hidden gems in Halimun Salak National Park

Comprising of two towering mountains, Mount Salak and Mount Halimun, this national park has long been everyone’s favourite weekend getaway destination.

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While the park borders have been well-explored since it established in 1992, the heart of Halimun Salak National Park continues to excite people with new discoveries of hidden gems.

This is often why many travellers love to book a tour spanning a few days with a local guide to truly experience nature here – exploring hiking trails, craters, plantations, rice fields and volcano with billowing smoke and hot fountains.

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Don’t forget to check out these two newly discovered places:

17. The hidden Curug Ciampea

As you walk past the pine forest, you’ll find a path leading down to a waterfall, and the first is Curug Ciampea. At less than one metre deep, take a quick refreshing dip and enjoy the tranquility of this hidden waterfall.

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18. That unknown oasis – Green Lagoon

Walk down from Curug Ciampea and you’ll be greeted by this Green Lagoon.

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At two metres deep, it is just as mesmerising as Ciampea, if not more. Don’t you want to simply laze the day away here?

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Halimun Salak National Park

Entrance Fee: Around USD 0.75 per person (Rp. 10,000)
Address: Tapos I, Tenjolaya, Bogor, West Java 16370
Getting there: Head to Desa Tenjolaya and ask the locals for directions to Curug Luhur. From there, take a left turn at the intersection and drive on till you see a green field on your left and a narrow road on your right. Follow the narrow road until you reach Curug Ciampea.
Coordinates here.

19. Go on an exciting safari and see the animals in action – Indonesia Safari Indonesia, Cisarua

Taman Safari Indonesia is arguably one of the most favorite attractions in Bogor and Indonesia’s most popular natural theme parks. It is also the very reason why traffic can be pretty crazy when you go towards Puncak during the holiday season.

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Built in 1980, the first Taman Safari Indonesia at Cisarua, was constructed on a tea plantation of 50 hectares.

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Today, Taman Safari Indonesia Cisarua, Bogor, has grown to 168 hectares and is well-equipped with a variety of educational and recreational facilities.

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There is the ever popular night safari and adventurous safari trek that you’ll probably definitely enjoy – and if you stay at Safari Lodge, as well as join both the Day and Night safaris, you may enjoy this treat at a bargain!

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Indonesia Safari Indonesia, Cisarua

Address: Jalan Raya Puncak No. 601, Cibeureum, Cisarua, Bogor, Jawa Barat
Contact: +62-0251-8250000
Opening hours: Sun to Mon, 7am to 5pm
Price: For local tourists, $11 (adults), $10 (kids from 1 to 5 years); For International tourists, $22 (adults), $18 (kids from 1 to 5 years)


20. Splash away with fun waterslides, and eat at the foodcourt in the middle of the pool! – The Jungle Waterpark

The Jungle Waterpark is a wonderful place for families, friends and even couples to visit. There are many splashingly fun experiences awaiting, with different water sports and activities available.


There’s a Kiddy Pool, where your kids can play, and they’re bound to have tons of fun with the water gun, spiral slides and more.


There’s also a 40-degree heated pool that is a particular favourite of visitors, along with the the Leisure Pool where people are able to soak and eat in the center of the pool – where a food court is situated!

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This is where visitors love to relax with friends and relatives, while playing a few games in the arena. If you prefer to stay dry though, you can always head to The Jungle Waterpark’s main stage, where Indonesia’s top bands hold frequent performances.

The Jungle Waterpark

Address: Jalan Bogor Nirwana Boulevard Dreded Pahlawan, Perumahan Bogor Nirwana Resident, Jawa Barat
Contact: +62 251 8212666
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm (Weekdays), 8am to 5.30pm (Weekends and Public Holidays)
Fees: $6 (Weekdays), $7 (Weekends)


Play and chill in Bogor’s most beautiful waterfalls

Due to the hilly and mountainous land contours, there’s no shortage of amazing waterfalls in Bogor. In fact, there are up to dozens of noteworthy waterfalls and these three ‘curugs’ (which means ‘waterfalls’ in Bahasa Indonesia) take the cake.

21. Take underwater selfies in the awe-inspiring green waterfall: Curug Leuwi Lieuk

Surrounded by lush jungle greenery in the midst of rocky cliffs is this little paradise. The water is not only cool and fresh, but so clear that underwater selfies are a must!

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Curug Leuwi Lieuk

Entrance Fee: Around USD 0.75 (Rp. 10,000)
Address : Wangun Cileungsi, Karang Tengah, Babakan Madang, Cibadak, Sukamakmur, Bogor, West Java
Getting there: Head to Sukamakmur region and follow the road to the location.
Coordinates here.
Opening hours: 6 am – 6 pm

22. Enjoy the backpackers’ version of little Green Canyon: Curug Leuwi Hejo

Some people have marvelled at the resemblance of this waterfall to the famous Green Canyon of Bogor, only at a much cheaper and authentic experience.

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So arm yourselves with your underwater camera and snap away!

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Curug Leuwi Hejo

Entrance Fee: Around USD 1.15 (Rp. 15,000)
Address: Cibadak, Sukamakmur, Bogor, West Java 16830
Getting there: Either from Sentul City or Citeureup Bogor, follow the road to the location.
Coordinates here.
Opening hours: 6 am – 6 pm

23. Take a dip and selfie at the mini Niagara Falls: Curug Country

This spectacular tiered waterfall is the perfect place to take a cool dip along with a few selfies. The currents from the clifftop are not too fast, so you get a majestic view from all angles.

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Just be sure to watch your steps on the slippery stones!

Curug Country

Entrance Fee: USD 1.50 (Rp. 20,000)
Address: Tanjungrasa, Tanjungsari, Bogor, West Java 16840
Getting there : From Cibubur, take the route towards Jonggol all the way to Pasar Cariu. Follow the road to the location.
Coordinate here.
Opening hours : 6 am – 6 pm

24. Swim like mermaids in a waterfall pool – Nymph Waterfall (Curug Bidadari Cikoneng)

Not only famous for its diverse cuisine, Bogor is also known for its natural beauty.

There are a lot of waterfalls in Bogor, and one of the most famous waterfalls of them all is the Nymph Waterfall, also known as Curug Bidadari Cikoneng or Cikoneng Nymph Waterfall.

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The name Cikoneng comes from Cai, which means water in Sundanese, and Koneng is derived from Bojong Koneng, which is the village where the waterfall is situated.

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This waterfall is suitable for some relaxing family recreation time. Under the waterfall, there’s a large pool of clear water that’s perfect for swimming. And if not, you can just relax on the sandy area right by the waterfall pool.

Nymph Waterfall (Curug Bidadari Cikoneng)

Address: Sentul Paradise Park, South Sentul / Sentul Selatan Exit via Jagorawi Toll Road
Getting there: If you’re coming from Jakarta, simply drive via Jagorawi Toll Road, and then take the South Sentul / Sentul Selatan Exit.
Opening hours: Sun to Mon, 7am to 5pm
Price: free
Coordinates here

25. Experience the village life, and learn some ancient art techniques – Kampung Budaya Sindangbarang House

Approximately 5 km from the city of Bogor, Sindangbarang cultural village is the oldest village in Bogor. (According to the scripture of Pantun Bogor and Padjadjaran Chronicle, Sindangbarang village is estimated to have existed since the days of the Kingdom of Sunda, which was around the 7th century!)

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In this cultural village, there are many things to explore and experience – such as the 8 kinds of Sundanese arts that have been revitalized and preserved by its inhabitants.

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There is also the Terraced Hills, which is the archaeological site relic from Padjadjaran Empire. Here, the Bogor Sundanese culture survives to this day, through the Seren Taun Ceremony that is conducted annually – expressing gratitude to the Gods for the harvest and crops obtained.

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Because this is a cultural village, the guests who visit will also be able to stay at the cottages and experience the atmosphere of everyday village life. Guests will also live with kokolot, the respected elders in the community, and artists who live in this cultural village. And if you’re an artist, you might even be able to pick up some ancient art techniques from the people!

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Guests who come to visit will be able to experience sights such as women pounding away at the rice in traditional huts – and cooking food through traditional means such as using the firewood and Hawu (a Sundanese traditional stove).

Kampung Budaya Sindangbarang House

Address: Jl. Endang Suma Wijaya RT02 RW08, Sindang Barang, Dukuh Menteng, Desa Pasir Eurih, Kecamatan Tamansari, Jawa Barat
Contact: +62 857-1909-3544
Opening hours: Sun to Mon, 7am to 5pm
Price: 1-day Pass, From $13 to $22 (depends on the package chosen). Min 30 pax; Stay-in/Camping, From $29

Be inspired by nature’s beauty at Gunung Gede National Park

The Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park is one of the best national parks in Indonesia. With an area of over 22,000 hectares, this place is home to hundreds of wild flora and fauna species.

Check out these relaxing spots where you can chill with your loved ones and enjoy the scenery!

26. Take a treetop walk in the rainforest: Canopy Trail

Offering an impressive perspective of this grand rainforest, the Canopy Trail is a 130-metre treetop walk, beginning in the forest and ending at the Ciwalen Waterfall.

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As you stroll among the heavenly green panorama, you’ll be thoroughly refreshed by the cool breeze of fresh air. Make sure you stop for selfies!

Canopy Trail

Entrance Fee: Around USD 2.30 per person (Rp. 31,000)
Address: Resort PTN Mandalawangi entrance of Cibodas climbing spot, West Java 43153
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm


27. Wander among the Edelweiss blooms at Alun-Alun Surya Kencana

Alun-Alun Surya Kencana is a savanna of over 50 hectares, located at an impressive height of 2,750 metres above sea level.

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The cool temperature and location is the perfect climate for the elusive Edelweiss, the flower of eternity, to thrive. It’s quite a bit of a hike to reach here, but needless to say, it’s definitely worth it.

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Alun-Alun Surya Kencana

Address: Taman Nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango Cibodas, Sukamulya, Cugenang


28. Reach the summit of Mount Gede

The ultimate destination for most travellers at the National Park is the top of Mount Gede Pangrango.

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Hike up, and you’ll be treated to a massive and most satisfying view of the entire national park.

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Mount Gede

Address: Jl. Cibodas, Bogor
Coordinates here.
Phone: 0263 512 776
Email: [email protected]


29. Visit the largest temple in West Java and learn more about Hindu culture – Pura Parahyangan Agung Jagatkartta

Not just another tourist attraction, Pura Parahyangan Agung Jagatkartta is a Hindu temple, where Hindus go to for prayer and worship.

Before entering the main area of the temple, there are two temples – Pura Melanting and Pura Pasar Agung, that are built exclusively for worship, where offerings will be purified before being offered to the Gods in Pura Jagatkartta.

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Tourists are generally prohibited from entering the main temple, except for those who want to perform ritual prayers. The only area that visitors are allowed to enter is the outer court of the temple.

However, you can still enjoy the breathtaking scenery, with the background of Gunung Salak and beautiful gardens surrounding the temple. It is the perfect place for visitors to not only learn more about Hindu culture in Parahyangan, and also find zen and calm.

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Pura Jagatkartta is the largest temple in West Java, and the 2nd largest in Indonesia after Pura Besakih in Bali – it is also considered a tomb and place of worship for the ancestors of the Pakuan Padjadjaran Empire that was once in Parahyangan.

Pura Parahyangan Agung Jagatkartta

Address: Kampung Warungloa RT 03/09, Desa Tamansari, Kecamatan Tamansari, Gunung Salak hillside, 13 km southern Bogor.
Opening hours: Sun to Mon, 7am to 5pm
Fees: Free
Coordinates here: -6.66959,106.73544

30. Shop away at factory outlets with great discounts – Raja Factory Outlet

Bogor is often juxtaposed with the city of Bandung as a shopping destination. This is due to the factory outlets available in both cities (often abbreviated as FO by locals).

If you are specifically looking for factory outlets, all you have to do is head towards Padjadjaran Street in North Bogor – and you’ll be able to find many different factory outlets, where there are great steals waiting!


Similar to other factory outlets, Raja Factory Outlet offers branded goods at bargain prices. This FO also gives huge seasonal discounts, usually during Ramadan and around Christmas. The products range from women’s fashion to kidswear.

PS: Among the many FOs, Raja Factory Outlet has several cute spots for you to take pictures or selfies at.

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Raja Factory Outlet

Address: Jl. Raya Pajajaran, No. 3 RT02/RW04, Jawa Barat 16143
Contact: +62-0251-8355253
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm

31. Go on a rafting adventure – Taman Matahari Puncak

As a recreation and education park, Taman Matahari provides rafting adventures for the thrill-seekers.

Compared to other places that provide similar rafting experiences in Sukabumi and Cianjur, rafting in Ciliwung River at Taman Matahari is the more convenient alternative, especially if you’re driving from Jakarta – and it’s more affordable too!

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There are two different types of rafting, the 600m and 3km. Going on a rafting adventure here is quite easy, and is thankfully suitable for beginners. The terrain is not too extreme and with the short distances, it is safe enough to bring your older children along (not for toddlers, though).

Taman Matahari Puncak

Address: Jalan Raya Puncak KM. 77-78, Cilember, Jogjogan, Cisarua, Jawa Barat
Contact: +62-0251-8255388
Opening hours: Daily from 7am to 5pm
Fees: $1.80 (Taman Matahari Entrance Fee); $1.80 (600m rafting); $11 (3km rafting)


32. Go horseback riding! – Tea Estate at Gunung Mas

Does a spot of recreational horseback riding in the middle of lush green tea gardens sound fantastic to you?

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Well, Gunung Mas Tea Estate might just be the right place for you. Upon arrival, all you can see is the greenery and mountain range. Move along to the primary attraction in Gunung Mas Tea Estate, and make your way to the horseback riding area around the tea gardens, if you’re keen.

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Another activity available is the tea walk where you will be accompanied by a guide. Apart from these interesting events, you may also have a guided tour around the tea factory, and even stay overnight at the lodge.

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Swimming is also available in the Tirta Mas Pool should you need to cool off after!

Tea Estate at Gunung Mas

Address: JL. Puncak Raya – Kotak Pos 6, Km. 27, Cisarua
Contact: +62-0251-8250356
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
Price: $5.5 for horseback riding (Local Tourists); $9 (Intemational Tourists)


33. Fly Paraglide over Bukit Paralayang – Fly Indonesia Paragliding

If you’re looking for a more extreme sport in Bogor, then you should definitely try Paragliding at Bukit Paralayang Bogor.

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The sensation of flying 1.3km above sea level will definitely become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your lifetime.

There will be professional instructors who paraglide with you during the 15-minutes experience, if you’re worried about paragliding alone.

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One thing to remember, before doing this extreme sport, is to wear a comfortable outfit, along with appropriate footwear (skirts and sandals are a big no-no).

Don’t forget to bring your camera along since the ride will be relatively smooth, and you’ll be able to take selfies or even photos of the breathtaking scenery!

From here, you will be able to see Mount Salak from a distance too!

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Fly Indonesia Paragliding

Address: JL Raya Puncak, KM 87, Bukit Paralayang, Puncak, 16750, Indonesia
Contact: +62 21 87952963
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm
Price: $25 per person (for Tandem Paragliding)

Are there any more awesome things to do in Bogor / Puncak we have missed, comment below to let us know!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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