Green, green, and more green! About a 2-hour drive from Jakarta, Puncak lies in the Cisarua area at Bogor City in West Java, Indonesia. It’s hilly and airy, with luscious views of tea plantations. Get out of the city and get to relax with our Family Guide to Puncak!
Explore wild animals in their true habitat! For a more challenging experience, you can join the Night Safari Tour to catch animals at hunting time or Safari Track where you get up close and personal with nature. Make sure to visit the baby zoo, watch some animal shows, ride an animal. Stay at the Royal Safari Garden Resort for A+ fam-friendly facilities.
Indonesia Safari Garden, Jl. Raya Puncak no. 601, Cisarua, Bogor, Indonesia, +62 251 825 3555 / 500 212, www.tamansafari.com
Ride on a horse and enjoy the beauty of tea plantations! The tour includes a visit to a lovely waterfall inside the forest, and the chance to pet baby horses. Kids can also learn the tea making process, from picking the leaves themselves through watching tea being packaged at the factory. The plantation owns some lodging if you're looking for bungalows, huts, and coconut-wood villas.
Gunung Mas Agro Tour, Jl. Raya Puncak, Kotak Pos 6, Cisarua, Bogor, Indonesia, +62 251 825 0356, www.pn8.co.id
This spacious colorful garden offers the incredible sight of hundreds of topiary shapes. The garden is divided into different themes; meet the cactus family in a desert-like atmosphere at Mediterranean Garden, run and laugh at the royal-style France Garden, explore an array of bonsai at Japan Garden, or explore the amusing Maze Garden. The garden makes it easy and fun with a tram and Dotto train!
Nusantara Garden Flower, Jl. Mariwati KM 5, Desa Kawungluwuk, Cipanas, Bogor, Indonesia, +62 263 509 0417 / 581 617, Website
This restaurant is a family favorite and the perfect place to take in a meal, while enjoying the surrounding lush greenery and river. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch and let the kids witness the chocolate making process on site! Make sure you stop by the Chocomory Shop and the Dairy Shop for their popular yogurt products and more yummy treats.
Cimory Riverside, Jl. Raya Puncak 415, Cisarua, Bogor, Indonesia, +62 251 825 2678, Website
Novus Giri Resort & Spa offers 5-star accomodations in Puncak! The rooms are equipped with balconies offering breathtaking views of mountains and lush green all around. There is also a pool, a spa for Mom + Dad, a kids club, a rabbit garden, restaurants, and much more! There's even a suite with a private infinity pool! Check out their Family Vacation Package here!
Novus Giri Resort & Spa, Jl. Sindanglaya Raya no. 180, Puncak, West Java, Indonesia, +62 263 511 335, www.novuspuncakhotel.blogspot.com
This 30-hectare facility offers numerous fun outdoor activities, including an outbond program. Kids can spend the day doing water sports, swimming, enjoying a merry-go-round, and much more! Parents can browse some great gifts to take home at the Super Bazaar....something for everyone!
Matahari Recreational Park, Jl. Raya Puncak KM 78, Jogjogan, Cisarua, Bogor, Indonesia, +62 813 8322 3404 / +62 858 9041 1155, www.baskoro-management.com
Yes, there's another recommended kids playground in Puncak! Get your adrenaline pumping on an ATV ride together, or spend an evening enjoying a fun boat. Milking cows is a great activity here not to miss! There are beautiful flowers and plants in the glass house where you can pick up a quirky decorated cactus as a memento of the trip!
Melrimba Garden, Jl. Raya Puncak KM 87, Tugu Utara, Cisarua, Bogor, Indonesia, +62 263 523 204 / 523 205 / 523 206, www.melrimbagarden.com
Puncak's highest point is Puncak View, or as the locals often call it, Puncak Pass. Park your car on the side of the road, and enjoy an astonishing view of the mountain area. Take a walk to Telaga Warna or Color Lake where the water changes colors with the seasons. There is also a restaurant which is great for an al fresco lunch, or you can just relax on the gazebo around the lake with the whole fam. Bring your camera!
Escape the city's hustle and bustle and have some family bonding at a private villa...a great option for your getaway to Puncalk! There are numerous villas to rent across Puncak - some are managed by hospitality companies and others are privately owned. Many of them come with a private swimming pool, spacious garden, and kid’s playground. Browse online at www.booking.com or other sites to find the one that suits your group!