Jakarta Weekend Getaway Guide
If you find Jakarta's pleasure is somehow dull, why not having a weekend getaway to the city near Jakarta?
Weekend is coming and it’s time for you to get away from Jakarta’s trapping and tedious daily routine. If you find the city’s pleasure is somehow dull, why not having a weekend getaway to the city near Jakarta? We got some ideas for you!
1. Cultural and exotic trip
Just a few hours drive, you can actually go to some cities near Jakarta to experience an exotic trip. In Bogor, go visit Kampung Budaya Sindang Barang or Sindang Barang Cultural Village. There are 8 kinds of Sundanese arts that have been revitalized and preserved in here. As well as ancient sites inherited from the kingdom of Pajajaran in the form of terraced hills. Sindang Barang also has an annual traditional ceremony called Seren Taun. A ceremony to express the people’s gratitude towards God Almighty for the results of harvest this year and hope for a better harvest next year.
In Bandung, get to know about the culture by spending the time in Saung Angklung Udjo. Here you will learn how to play traditional musical instruments, such as Angklung, explore Sudanese traditional games and arts, as well as watching fun cultural performances. If you want more of an exotic experience, go to Baduy Luar Tourist Village in Banten. The tribe maintains its local tradition by not relying their lives on modern technology. Visiting Baduy Luar, you will have a digital detox as visitors will not be allowed to bring certain electronic devices. Meanwhile, the people will also feel upset if they see a camera or mobile phone.
Kampung Budaya Sindangbarang
Jl. Endang Sumawijaya, Sindang Barang, Dukuh Menteng, Desa Pasir Eurih, Pasireurih, Bogor 16631
Saung Angklung Udjo
Jl. Padasuka No.118, Pasirlayung, Cibeunying Kidul, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40192
P. (+62 22) 727 1714
Kanekes, Leuwidamar, Lebak Regency, Banten 42362
P.+62 819 1599 4208
Adventure Tour Travel Indonesia
There are a lot of options to escape from the concrete jungle that is Jakarta and to find lush greenery and clean unpolluted air. Within just a few hours by car, you can find plenty of areas, predominantly in West Java, to be an option for a refreshing weekend getaway with your family. But instead of staying the night in the conventional hotel, why not camp? That way you can be right in the middle of nature, have a more exciting experience and can do more outdoor activities.
If you don’t feel like purchasing or hauling a camping set, or actually making, we recommend trying ‘glamping’ or glamorous camping. You will get all the fun excitement of staying outdoor but without all the fuss of regular camping. You don’t even need to cook, make the tent, or even make your own bed! Check the list of glamping grounds around Jakarta in here.
3. Stay in Eco Lodges
Eco lodging, is an accommodation concept that highlights the experience of being one with nature, instead of as a disturbance. No towering buildings, or out of place facilities. The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people”. Think of a quiet place surrounding by nature, beach, green fields, trees, and sometimes even an organic garden where you can pick your own, and enjoy afterward. It’s a perfect way for the environmentally-conscious who to escape the city and get close to nature. We have a list of 6 eco-lodges around Jakarta for your recommendation.
4. Have fun in waterparks
For a family-friendly splashing fun, head to one of the best waterparks around Jakarta area. Please be aware that these parks can be extremely packed. Yet, those waterparks still provide many kinds of lively and thrilling attractions which are really worth to try. Check our list of best waterparks in Jakarta surrounding area for your weekend getaway spot choices.
5. A healing moment in waterfalls
Take your family to take a little adventure and enjoy the fresh air outside the bustle of the big city. Come and have fun in some places with either waterfall or hot water attraction in the cool mountain air. You can find these waterfalls in Jakarta’s surrounding area, including Puncak and Bogor that can be reached within hours. You will notice all of the waterfalls’ name starts with the word ‘curug’, which means waterfall in Sundanese. So, how about spending your weekend by going to one or two of these refreshing natural waterfalls near Jakarta.