Java, Indonesia: A Cultural Wonderland


Java, Indonesia lies to the Southeast of Malaysia to the West of it’s popular sister-island Bali and to the East of Sumatra. Java is a diverse and beautiful island with a large population. Edu, from Java Private Tour gave RareJaunt a little insight on what to expect when visiting and why you should pick his company for your time exploring this tropical paradise.

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RareJaunt: Tell us about Java Private Tour:

Our company is engaged in Tourism, car rental with driver as well as with local guides.

Our services include:

Airport Transfer 

Business Travel Support

 Car with Driver And Interpreter,

Small Group Sight-Seeing Tour With Private Guide

Private Car

and Driver Service

At Java Private Tour you can choose to even design your own travel packages, with a flexible itinerary. Our tours include land and sea adventures, nature, culture, art, ecotourism and interaction with local communities. Our service is different from others, as there is no time limit per day and our cost is not per person. This makes our packages cheaper and more competitive. Our prices include car rental service, driver as well as tour guide, petrol, toll fees, parking, driver/guide meal. However, please note they do not include visitor’s hotel, meals, personal expenses or tickets to attractions. 

We operate throughout Java island, especially Jakarta, Bogor and Bandung.


RJ: Why should people want to visit Java?

Java has a lot of natural beauty and is very wide, so there is a lot to explore. Within Java there are 6 provinces: Banten, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Jav, ,Special Capital Region of Jogjakarta. The local culture and art is very diverse, so there are many interesting things to visit.


RJ: What is your favourite place in Java?

Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung.


RJ: What should visitors know before going to Java?

Be sure to get a tour guide who knows the ins and outs of the city area! It is important to know ​​Java island’s road conditions, traffic, and the character of local communities, in addition to natural conditions.


RJ: Can you describe Javanese food? What is the national dish?

Almost all Indonesian cuisine is rich with spices that come from spices such as candlenuts, chili, key findings, galangal, ginger, kencur, turmeric, coconut, and palm sugar.

Our national cuisine is very diverse, each province and district has its own characteristics, I give a few small examples: Rawon, Gado-Gado, Tahu Petis, Nasi liwet, getuk, wajik, various soups from various provinces and districts.



RJ: What is the best way to travel around Java?

Traveling by car, so you can reach hidden areas and find paradise.


RJ: What sort of wildlife can you expect to see there?

Ujung Kulon, Alas Purwo and Baluran for larger mammals, mount Gede-Pangrango and Mount Halimun, salak mountain for montane species, especially endemic birds.


RJ: What is a good amount of time to spend in Java?

Between 2-10 days.


RJ: What makes Java so different from other parts of Indonesia?

Java Island is the center of the activities of all Indonesian people! Many people live in the island of Java which has resulted in the density of the population on the island. Because of Java Island’s population, it has the highest density of any island in Indonesia. Much of Java’s popularity is due to the fertility of the land for agriculture. Java’s former name was Jawadwipa, which means fertility. The wooden stick stuck in the ground can become a plant. Cattle can be fat because the grass is green everywhere. Because of its fertility, Java attracts immigrants to become the most congested in Indonesia. Java island also is home to the capital city Jakarta, where it is easier to find jobs.


RJ: After visiting Java, where else in Indonesia would you recommend going?

Lombok Island.


Remember to visit Java Private Tour’s website: and follow them on instagram: @javaprivatetourguide