6 Fun Activities to Do Around Jakarta

Tired of shopping in Jakarta? Why not throw in a good family time with one of these six attractions for a change?

1. Taman Safari

Taman Safari, Bogor, Indonesia

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Though located slightly just outside Jakarta, a trip to Taman Safari is not to be missed due to its unique open-air concept to simulate African safari. Visitors can drive around the park and come within touching distance with free-roaming animals.

Taman Safari houses a collection of 2,500 animals, including local species such as komodo dragons, Sumatran tigers, orangutans, Bali mynas and more.

Location: Jalan Raya Puncak 601, Cisarua Bogor 16750

Opening Hours: 09.00-17.00 daily

Entrance Fee: For adults, Rp. 150,000 (domestic) or Rp. 300,000 (international). For children 5 years old or below, Rp. 140,000 (domestic) or Rp. 250.000 (international).

Website: http://bogor.tamansafari.com/

2. Waterbom Park

Waterbom Park, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Good speed. Great heights. Lots of fun. Ranked 6th best water park in Asia by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2014, the park offers interesting slides such as:

  • Aquatube: 118-meter long looping water slide with single and double tube)
  • Speed Slide: 20.7-meter double speed slide
  • Whizzard: 113-meter mattress ride down for a major splash
  • Twizter: a giant saucer whirling, sucking and plunging you into the pool
  • Hairpin: a rafting-like ride carrying up to 4 people on a huge tube

Location: Jalan Pantai Indah Barat 1, Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta Utara, DKI Jakarta 14470

Opening Hours: 11.00-21.00 (weekdays), 08.00-21.00 (weekends/holidays)

Entrance Fee: During weekdays, entrance costs Rp. 150,000 (adults) or Rp. 100,000 (children). During weekends and holidays, entrance costs Rp. 230,000 (adults) or Rp. 180.000 (children).

Website: http://www.waterbom-jakarta.com/

3. Dufan (Ancol Dreamland)

Dufan, Ancol Dreamland, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Ancol is Asia’s largest integrated resort, and a visit to Dufan will make you wonder why this theme park is not as popular as it deserves yet.

Dufan is the king of thrill rides. From Halilintar (360-degree roller coaster), Tornado (extreme air flip), Kora Kora (swinging boat), Ontang Anting (skyscreamer), Niagara-gara (flume ride) to Arung Jeram (water rafting), there’s a little something for everyone.

Location: Jalan Lodan Timur No. 7, Ancol, Jakarta Utara, DKI Jakarta 14430

Opening Hours: 10.00-18.00 (weekdays), 10.00-20.00 (weekends/holidays)

Entrance Fee: Rp. 190,000 (weekdays) or Rp. 270,000 (weekends/holidays)

Website: https://www.ancol.com/destinasi/dunia-fantasi

4. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Literally translated as “Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park”, this park captures the rich cultural diversity of each Indonesia province into one tourist attraction. Each provincial pavilion showcases vernacular houses, costumes, artifacts, dance and music performances. Some even have cafeterias offering the local cuisines!

On top of that, there are about 10 gardens, 14 museums, 15 technological centers, 3 theaters various iconic monuments and buildings, as well as recreational facilities spread across the entire park. One thing for sure, you’ll never run out of activities here.

Location: Jalan TMII Cipayung, Jakarta Timur, DKI Jakarta 13880

Opening Hours: 08.00-17.00 daily

Entrance Fee: Rp. 9,000 for main entrance, but there are surcharges for various attractions

Website: http://www.tamanmini.com/english/

5. SeaWorld Indonesia

SeaWorld Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Located nearby Dufan inside Ancol, SeaWorld offers key attractions such as:

  • Main Tank: a salt-water aquarium with over 3,500 animals across 500+ species
  • Sharkquarium: over 7 different shark species with an exciting feeding frenzy show
  • Freshwater Area: featuring the iconic piranhas, arapaimas and electric eels
  • Antasena Tunnel: 80-meter long travelator tunnel for a complete underwater sensation
  • Dugong Tank: because, dugongs!
  • Ecosystem Tank: beautiful sponge, coral and marine animals from your typical diving
  • Deep Sea Area: the beasts you never know lurked far underneath us
  • Touch Pool: where you can touch starfishes and feed sea turtles

Location: Jalan Lodan Timur No. 7, Ancol, Jakarta Utara, DKI Jakarta 14430

Opening Hours: 09.00-18.00 daily

Entrance Fee: Rp. 80,000 (weekdays), Rp. 90,000 (weekends)

Website: http://www.seaworldindonesia.com/

6. KidZania Jakarta

KidZania, Jakarta, Indonesia

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For a kids attraction, this one is surprisingly different. Like its predecessor in Mexico, KidZania Jakarta is an edutainment center simulating a typical adult’s real life. Like, kids have to work in McDonalds or Coca-Cola to earn currency, save them in banks and spend them wisely!

I’ve been there once to accompany my young cousins (oh yes, I have lots of cousins under 12!), and I’m like… why didn’t they have this when I was young??!!

Location: Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Pacific Place L6, 601 Sudirman Central Business District, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta 12190

Opening Hours: 09.00-16.00 (Mon-Thu), 09.00-14.00 and 15.00-18.00 (Fri-Sun and holidays)

Entrance Fee: Varies from Rp. 50,000 to Rp. 200,000, see details here

Website: http://www.kidzania.co.id/

What are your favorite attractions in Jakarta?

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