Explore Indonesia's biggest city with one of our Jakarta hotels!
In western Java, skyscrapers and bright lights fill the humid air of Jakarta City, while down below, roads bustle with enough cars, bikes, scooters and buses to make any first timer nervous. Jakarta is the biggest city in Indonesia and we have plenty of accommodation options to make your stay ... More>here as relaxing as possible.
From your Jakarta hotel, the five regions of the city is yours to explore! Feeling brave? Get on the back of a motorcycle and go for a hair raising ride through the streets. Jakarta traffic in peak hour is quite a spectacle and often the road rules are more like guidelines! As with any big city, the best way to find your way around is to walk. At ground level, there is always something to see and explore here. Alternatively, get around by taxi, renting a car or by bajaj (pronounced "bahdge-eye), a tuk-tuk like vehicle.
From Jakarta, exploration of the rest of Java is essential. During the day, day trips to Ragunan zoo and the Taman Safari in Bogor are great for the kids. Get out of town and head to Yogyakarta and the Borobudur Temple. Around a nine hour drive from the city, this is Indonesia's most famous Buddhist temple and one of the world's most impressive architectural monuments. Equally as stunning is The Prambanan, a collection of massive Hindu temples nearby. A visit to these attractions at sunrise is necessary if making the trip from Jakarta.
The Jakarta shopping experience is definitely one to write home about. Being a big city, the shopping is extravagant and broken up into different parts. In the city, you'll find glittering commercial shopping malls and gigantic indoor markets. For souvenir shopping, visit the Sarinah Shopping Centre, and Jalan Surabaya. One of the best things about visiting Indonesia is tasting the wonderful street food. Found inside colourful houses, street side warungs (local cafes) and mobile carts, taste Siomay, Gado-Gado, Goreng Gan, Nasi Padang and an exciting selection of satays.
By night, Jakarta's clubbing scene is arguably among the best in Asia. Find karaoke, restaurants, clubs and bars by the dozen. However, during the month of Ramadan, all nightlife ends at midnight and some operations close for the entire month.
We have a great selection of Jakarta accommodation options for you to browse through while planning your holiday to Indonesia. From luxury hotels to apartments and cheap hostels, call us to book today!