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Jogjakarta Tours

Jogjakarta Tours


Posted on Des 16, 2018

DESCRIPTION OF JOGJAKARTA TOURS https://citytourjakarta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/VID-20200217-WA0001.mp4 Borobudur, Pawon & Mendut Temples Borobudur temple to admiring the magnificent architecture and exploring Buddhism in relief, then continue to visiting small temples Pawon & Mendut temples.This colossal Buddhist relic is one of the continent’s marvels. Those who climb to the top will enjoy a wonderful view of the Menoreh Mountains. This 8th-century Mahayana Buddhist monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. Borobudur temple is the one “must see” site on the calender of any visitors in Jogja. It is a magnificent Buddhist monument constructed between 750 and 850 AD when Central Java was still a Buddhist kingdom. Nowdays, Borobudur is a UNESCO designated World heritage site with nine levels and 1460 carved stone relief’s telling the story of Budha and representing the steps from the earthly realm to NIRVANA. The location is about 42 km from Jogja. It opens from 06.00 – 15.15 everyday Prambanan Prambanan Temple is a ninth century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Sustainer (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). This is the masterpiece of Hindu culture dating from the 9th century. The slim building soaring up to 47 meters makes its beautiful architecture incomparable. There is no formal written record of the construction of Prambanan. It is thought though to have been built around 850 AD by either King Rakai Pikatan of the second Mataram dynasty or Balitung Maha Sambu of the Sanjaya Dynasty. It consists of three – court – yards.The Sanjaya Dynasty built a 47 meters high Hindu Temple in the 9th century and surrounded it with severel small temples called ” PERWARA” temples. Prambanan temple is only hundred meters off the main street, located about 17 km from Jogja. It open everyday from 06.00 – 17.30   City Tour ( Sultan Palace, Water Castle, Batik Factory, Silversmith ) Visit Sultan Palace, or Kraton, built in the grand and elegant Javanese architectural style, lies in the center of the municipality. It was built in 1790 by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. Kraton is a model of traditional Javanese palace architecture. Up to now, Kraton still serves as the Sultan Palace. It opens everyday at 08.00 – 14.00, but on Friday it closes at 12.00. Than direct to one of the most intriguing parts on the tour of life Kraton is Tamansari, literally it means “Fragrant garden” . It was built in 1957 by Sultan Hamengkubuwomo I . He designed a new style that was a combination of Javanese and Portuese architecture. Than visit Sonobudoyo Museum, Batik and...

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Bali Tours

Bali Tours


Posted on Des 16, 2018

mail@citytourjakarta.com    +62 821 1243 8333 BALI DAILY SIGHTSEEING TOUR   BARONG DANCE – BATUR VOLCANO TOUR USD 50 pp min 2 Bali has a lots of dance and talented artist who famous beyond the country, first visit is Batubulan Village to visit the famous Dance in Bali, Barong & Keris Dance. Continue to vist Kemenuh Village that well know as the central of wood carving village. Continue trip to Kintamani to see beautiful panorama of Mount and Lake Batur from one of the local restaurants. After lunch visit the holy fountain of youth temple – Tampak Siring, this is will be our last visit before drive back to hotel. Operate daily Tour Length approx. 10 – 11 hours Pick up at hotel between 08.00 – 08.30 TANAH LOT SUNSET TOUR USD 50 pp min 2 Sunset is always unforgettable in Bali, the trip will visit monkey forest of Sangeh where hundred of monkey life close with the local community. Then visit the Royal Family temple of Mengwi called Taman Ayun Temple, and last visit is Tanah Lot Temple. Located on the top rock in the ocean, with beautiful silhouette of sun going down. After sunset drive back to hotel. Operate daily Tour Length approx. 07 – 08 hours Pick up at hotel between 13.00 – 13.30 TRADITIONAL VILLAGE – MOTHER TEMPLE TOUR USD 50  pp min 2 Bali has thousands of temple surrounded the island. Ancient culture exist in the village. This trip will visit batik work shop at Batubulan village, continue to one of the traditional village at Penglipuran who still follow the ancient rule and way of life. Next visit is the Mother Temple of Bali called Besakih Temple located on the love of Mount Agung is the biggest temple complex in Bali. Continue to visit Rendang village to have break and enjoy the rice terrace view. Last visit will be the Court of Justice named Kertha Gosa at Klungkung. Operate daily Tour Length approx. 07 – 08 hours Pick up at hotel between 08.00 – 08.30 JATILUWIH – ULUNDANU TEMPLE TOUR USD 55 pp min 2 Subak is the irrigation system that applied around Balinese farmer especially for the rice. The trip will take you to the world heritage of UNESCO at Jatiluwih Village with the rice terrace and irrigation system. Soft trekking around the rice field and see the great landscape of the village that adore you. Then continue to Beratan Lake with the Ulundanu Temple. The temple dedicated to the God of Water – Visnu God that are very important to the village surrounding the lake. Visit the local market of Baturiti where you...

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Toraja Land

Toraja Land


Posted on Des 14, 2018

The Toraja are an ethnic group indigenous to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Their population is approximately 1,100,000, of whom 450,000 live in the regency of Tana Toraja (“Land of Toraja”). Most of the population is Christian, and others are Muslim or have local animist beliefs known as aluk (“the way”). The Indonesian government has recognised this animistic belief as Aluk To Dolo (“Way of the Ancestors”). Their religion Protestant: 69.15%, Catholic: 16.97%, Islam: 5.99% and Torajan Hindu (Aluk To Dolo): 5.99%. Location of Sulawesi in Indonesia The word Toraja comes from the Buginese languageterm to riaja, meaning “people of the uplands”. The Dutch colonial government named the people Torajain 1909. Torajans are renowned for their elaborate funeral rites, burial sites carved into rocky cliffs, massive peaked-roof traditional houses known as tongkonan, and colourful wood carvings. Toraja funeral rites are important social events, usually attended by hundreds of people and lasting for several days. Before the 20th century, Torajans lived in autonomous villages, where they practised animism and were relatively untouched by the outside world. In the early 1900s, Dutch missionaries first worked to convert Torajan highlanders to Christianity. When the Tana Toraja regency was further opened to the outside world in the 1970s, it became an icon of tourism in Indonesia: it was exploited by tourism development and studied by anthropologists.[6] By the 1990s, when tourism peaked, Toraja society had changed significantly, from an agrarian model—in which social life and customs were outgrowths of the Aluk To Dolo—to a largely Christian society. Today, tourism and remittances from migrant Torajans have made for major changes in the Toraja highland, giving the Toraja a celebrity status within Indonesia and enhancing Toraja ethnic group pride. 3D/2N RAMMANG – RAMMANG – TORAJA LAND Rp. 1.500.000/pax (Min 05 Pax) Day 01 : Airport – Rammang-Rammang – Toraja After arrive at Airport Makassar, direct to Rammang-Rammang, a full day exploration of the Rammang-Rammang, Rammang Rammang is a place in the mountain range karst (limestone) Maros-Pangkep. It is in the village Salenrang, District Bontoa, Maros, South Sulawesi province, about 40 km north of Makassar. Rammang-Rammang can be reached by road with motor vehicles in less than 2 hours from the city of Makassar. Rammang-Rammang is conveniently located just a few meters from the highway across the province. The name “Rammang-Rammang” comes from the language of Makassar, where rammang word means “cloud” or “mist”. So rammang-rammang means a set of cloud or fog. Transfer to hotel 01 night stay. Day 02 : Toraja Tour – Makassar Arrive at Toraja, transfer to visiting Lemo to see the cliff displaying ancestral sculptures and the hanging graves....

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Trekking to Kawah Ratu Gunung Salak

Trekking to Kawah Ratu Gunung Salak


Posted on Des 13, 2018

https://www.citytourjakarta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/VID-20190927-WA0029.mp4 https://citytourjakarta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/VID-20200208-WA0024.mp4 Taman National Halimun Salak Mountain Experience nice trekking that can be done for beginer. Trekking to Kawah Ratu Kawah Ratu is a volcanic crater which is still active, located on Mount Salak. Mount Salak itself is relatively close of Jakarta, which is only around 80 Km away. Administratively, this is Mount Salak in Bogor, West Java. What is unique about this Kawah Ratu crater is, a mostly crater was at the peak of the mountain, but Kawah Ratu is located on the slopes. So to get there, we do not need to do a full ascent to the mountain top, but only around one-third only.  The place is very fascinating. It has a good scenery and not-to-difficult track. The track is full of rocks and in some part is full of water which come from the river. We have to use a propper shoes since to avoid twigs, mud, stone and leeches.Experience nice trekking that can be done for beginer It takes 2-3 hours walking until we reach Ratu Crater. And you will see the good damn beautiful scenery of tropical rain forest and active crater. Along the way you might see a troop of Java Owa monkeys performing acrobatic jumps, up high on the trees; very refreshing. Clean water (drinkable) was available at streams along the trek, but only before the last 1 KM sulfuric area. Things to bring Nice walking shoes Drinking water and biscuits Raincoat Masker Torch https://citytourjakarta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/VID-20200208-WA0023.mp4 Call us for further...

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Java Destination

Java Destination


Posted on Des 10, 2018

Fossilised remains of Homo erectus, popularly known as the “Java Man”, dating back 1.7 million years were found along the banks of the Bengawan Solo River. The island’s exceptional fertility and rainfall allowed the development of wet-field rice cultivation, which required sophisticated levels of cooperation between villages. Out of these village alliances, small kingdoms developed. The chain of volcanic mountains and associated highlands running the length of Java kept its interior regions and peoples separate and relatively isolated. Before the advent of Islamic states and European colonialism, the rivers provided the main means of communication, although Java’s many rivers are mostly short. Only the Brantas and Sala rivers could provide long-distance communication, and this way their valleys supported the centres of major kingdoms. A system of roads, permanent bridges and toll gates is thought to have been established in Java by at least the mid-17th century. Local powers could disrupt the routes as could the wet season and road use was highly dependent on constant maintenance. Subsequently, communication between Java’s population was difficult. Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms era. Prambanan Hindu temple The 9th century Borobudur Buddhist stupa in Central Java The Taruma and Sunda kingdoms of western Java appeared in the 4th and 7th centuries respectively, while the Kalingga Kingdom sent embassies to China starting in 640. However, the first major principality was the Medang Kingdom that was founded in central Java at the beginning of the 8th century. Medang’s religion centred on the Hindu god Shiva, and the kingdom produced some of Java’s earliest Hindu temples on the Dieng Plateau. Around the 8th century the Sailendra dynasty rose in Kedu Plain and become the patron of MahayanaBuddhism. This ancient kingdom built monuments such as the 9th century Borobudur and Prambanan in central Java. Around the 10th century the centre of power shifted from central to eastern Java. The eastern Javanese kingdoms of Kediri, Singhasari and Majapahit were mainly dependent on rice agriculture, yet also pursued trade within the Indonesian archipelago, and with China and India. Majapahit was established by Wijaya and by the end of the reign of Hayam Wuruk (r. 1350–89) it claimed sovereignty over the entire Indonesian archipelago, although control was likely limited to Java, Bali and Madura. Hayam Wuruk’s prime minister, Gajah Mada, led many of the kingdom’s territorial conquests. Previous Javanese kingdoms had their power based in agriculture, however, Majapahit took control of ports and shipping lanes and became Java’s first commercial empire. With the death of Hayam Wuruk and the coming of Islam to Indonesia, Majapahit went into decline. Spread of Islam and rise of Islamic sultanates Islam became the dominant religion in Java at...

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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat


Posted on Des 10, 2018

About Raja Ampat The name of Raja Ampat (Raja means king, and empat means four) comes from local mythology that tells of a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven hatch and become kings who occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands whilst the other three become a ghost, a woman, and a stone. History shows that Raja Ampat was once a part of Sultanate of Tidore, an influential kingdom from Maluku. Yet, after the Dutch invaded Maluku, it was claimed by the Netherlands. The first recorded sighting and landing by Europeans of the Ampat Islands was by the Portuguese navigator Jorge de Menezes and his crew in 1526, en route from Biak, the Bird’s Head Peninsula, and Waigeo, to Halmahera (Ternate). The English explorer William Dampier gave his name to Dampier Strait, which separates Batanta island from Waigeo island. To the east, there is a strait that separates Batanta from Salawati. In 1759 Captain William Wilson sailing in the East Indiaman Pittnavigated these waters and named a strait the ‘Pitt strait’, after his vessel; this was probably the channel between Batanta and Salawati. Geography The oceanic natural resources around Raja Ampat give it significant potential as a tourist area. Many sources place Raja Ampat as one of their top ten most popular places for diving whilst it retains the number one ranking for underwater biodiversity. According to Conservation International, marine surveys suggest that the marine life diversity in the Raja Ampat area is the highest recorded on Earth.[3]Diversity is considerably greater than any other area sampled in the Coral Triangle composed of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and East Timor. The Coral Triangle is the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity, making Raja Ampat quite possibly the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world. The area’s massive coral colonies along with relatively high sea surface temperatures, also suggest that its reefs may be relatively resistant to threats like coral bleaching and coral disease, which now jeopardize the survival of other coral ecosystems around the world. The Raja Ampat islands are remote and relatively undisturbed by humans. The high marine diversity in Raja Ampat is strongly influenced by its position between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, as coral and fish larvae are more easily shared between the two oceans. Raja Ampat’s coral diversity, resilience, and role as a source for larval dispersal make it a global priority for marine protection. 1,508 fish species, 537 coral species (a remarkable 96% of all scleractinia recorded from Indonesia are likely to occur in these islands and 75% of all species that exist in the world[4]), and...

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Trekking to Gunung Bongkok

Trekking to Gunung Bongkok


Posted on Sep 10, 2017

This tour is created for those who like trekking adventure out side Jakarta. It takes about two and half hours to reach the area. Panenjoan Bamboo Bridge On bamboo bridge created by young locale people you can see beautiful panoramic of country side. Gunung Bongkok Trekking Gunung Bongkok is a mountain stone with the altitute about 900 m, located in Tegal Waru Village, Purwakarta regency. The mountain was made by the many big stone. By trekking or hiking you can reach the top of the mountain to see beautiful panoramic of rice field, surrounding village, Jatiluhur lake and the hilly area. Prepare yourself with good grip shoes cause to reach the top you have to walk through many big stone, some of them could be slippery. It takes about 1 hour from the ground to the top. Plered Ceramic Village Plered is well know with activity of people making terracota and ceramic. The skill to produce terracota has been traditionally heritaged from their ancestor since Hindus time. Many design of ceramic could be seen here either modern or classic style. The village has produce a lot of ceramic for spiritual use, home appliances, or just for home...

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Mystery of Megalithic Gunung Padang

Mystery of Megalithic Gunung Padang


Posted on Apr 3, 2017

One of the most interesting things about Gunung Padang, aside from its age, is that during coring it was found that much of the buried structure was reinforced with a type of cement.  This bonding agent, which has been used as a mortar and sort of glue in certain parts of the site, consists of 45% iron ore, 41% silica and 14% clay.  It’s said that this mixture provides for a very strong and durable mortar base, and is surprising evidence of the level of sophistication of the building technique. First described in the Dutch naturalist manual Rapporten van de Oudheidkundige Dienstin 1914, Gunung Padang had been known to locals for millennia.  It sits on a hill in the Indonesian village of Karyamukti, which is in the Cianjur regency, in West Java province.  It is described as the largest megalithic site in south-east Asia, and at first glance appears to be a series of terraces with bordering walls and successive steps between each.  The terraces are covered in large volcanic rocks organised into lines and shapes, and the local Sundanese people declare the site to be sacred. Early attempts to analyse the site resulted in dating of around 5000 BCE, which would put it in line with other sites in Asia and Europe.  Radiometric dating and geoelectric testing done in 2012 seemed to confirm that date, though they found, quite surprisingly, that the site doesn’t actually sit on a hill.  It is the hill. Gunung Padang is a pyramid; one of the few pyramids found in south-east Asia.  The site was found to have chambers and shafts hidden under the overgrown terraces with walled areas and other structures buried under centuries of natural reclamation.  The next step in the excavation was to drill core samples in various locations to try to nail down a more accurate age for the site.  This proved to be a dangerous endeavour for three tomography researchers who were beaten and kicked by locals who objected to the work, citing the sacred nature of the site. Nonetheless, the work continued and the results were astounding. Analysis of core samples of the hill and structure began to reveal greater and greater age the deeper they looked.  From 5000 years, to 8000 years, to 10,000 years and all the way up to a reported 23,000 years old.  These numbers are incredible!  The implication is that this site is the oldest known structure of any kind on Earth. “The results of radiometric analysis of the content of the carbon element in some samples of cement in drill core from the depth of 5-15 meters which was conducted in 2012 at the prestigious Laboratory,...

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Explore Old Batavia

Explore Old Batavia


Posted on Mar 31, 2017

Explore Old Batavia   Tour price: USD 30/person Time : based on your request Explore the historical of Batavia, the embrio of Jakarta megapolitan city with our experience and licensed tour guide. By taking this tour package your visit will be more impressive and memorable. You will get more knowledge of the history behind the old buildings as well as the story behind local people activity. This tour is riding on an ontel bicycle with the duration about 2 hours visiting: Drawbridge Kota Intan Old Light House Marine Museum (Dutch trading ware house) Sunda Kelapa traditional harbour Batavia square (Fatahillah square). Tour including entrance tickets and donation as per itinerary, bicycle, mineral water, coffee break. Tour starts from Cafe Batavia garden.     Reservation Hotline: +62 821 1243 8333 (call or...

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