Escaping Jakarta for the weekend: Camping in Sentul with ID Guides

Camping Sentul ID GUIDE

If I told you we just went camping only 1h30 from Jakarta and very much enjoyed it, would you believe me?

Here are some pictures if you’d like to see 🙂

Camping Sentul ID GUIDE

ID Guide

It was our family’s first camping trip and we weren’t equipped but it didn’t matter at all because ID Guide arranged everything from start to finish: they set up camp, prepared our dinner, lighted a bonfire and even had hot cocoa ready with it!

ID Guide is a local non-profit supporting local communities to develop Eco-tourism. In Sentul, they have create a beautiful camping site on a small hill overlooking rice fields.

We only stayed one night and arrived in the mid afternoon, leaving the next day around noon. ID Guide suggested this program which is exactly what we did. Everyone had fun, a quick but very refreshing break from the city.

Camping Sentul ID GUIDE

Things to pack

  • Swimsuits for kids to play at the river
  • Pillows (not provided at the camp, you can probably buy inflatable ones from Decathlon)
  • Lights (flashlights, head torches…)
  • Warm clothes for slightly cooler evening weather
  • Snacks and marshmallows for the bonfire!
  •  Comfy shoes (for the family walk or hike)
  • Sun gear and mosquito repellent (although not really a problem there)

Camping Sentul ID GUIDE

Booking can be done through ID Guide website but make sure you book well in advance as confirmation can be a bit slow. And if camping is not for you, it is still worth coming for a half day trail (more info here) or family walk (suitable with young kids).

Friends have also recommended this other camping site (further, about 3h away from Jakarta without traffic): Tana Kita.

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