Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, is situated on the north-western coast of the main island of Java. Set around a huge bay scattered with many small islands, this city of over 10 million people is the country’s economic, cultural and political centre. Originally settled in the 4th century, it has long been an important trading centre due to its port, and was the Dutch East Indies capital during the colonial period when it was known as Batavia. Independence was declared in 1945, and the city has undergone many changes in commerce, infrastructure and population in recent years, rising to be the 26th largest city in the world, up from 171st in 2007
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"There were absolutely no points in the holiday where I felt anything less than ravished by the scenery and captivated by the people and places we visited.
Mr Anthony Suggitt"
"As a couple in our sixties, the trek was an experience of a lifetime. We would like to express our sincere thanks to our fantastic guide Prem - his local knowledge and his enthusiasm simply made the holiday perfect. Thank you very much for an extremely enjoyable holiday.
"The visit to Gallipolli was very moving and thought provoking. The cemetery at Anzac cove and the inscription of Ataturk's words will live in our memories for a long time.
Mr Gordon Warwick"
"The riverboat trips were marvellous, both in Tortuguero and Los Chiles. Huge amount of wildlife and excellent local guides and drivers.
Mr Roger Piggin"
"Thank you for making our holiday both wonderful and memorable.
"Our whole trip went very smoothly, everything was perfect both in Uganda and Zanzibar. Well done Cox & Kings and many thanks !!
"Myself and my wife Sue would like to thank Cox & Kings for a wonderful and extremely well managed holiday in India. My wife was, to say the least, a little apprehensive at travelling within India but the entire experience proved to be absolutely magical and without any drama, due to the organisation and efforts of your staff along the way. We now consider India to be the best destination we have ever travelled to in a lifetime of exotic holidays!
Mr Nicholas Sills"
"We have previously received fantastic service from Cox & Kings and this time was no exception. Beginning with Roop Kumal our consultant, to the drivers and tour guides and Cox & Kings overseas managers, everyone was exceptional. Thank you.
Miss Janice Reeve"
"We enjoyed every single minute of our holiday, which was one of the best we have ever had.
Mr V, Leicestershire"
"Our holiday was all we hoped it would be and more - the standard of hotels and itinerary were superb and a credit to Cox & Kings. Your staff in this country were also most helpful and courteous, so again congratulations.
Mrs Barbara Johnson"
"Seeing the Himalayas emerge from the cloud and trekking in the Himalayas was awe inspiring.
Ms Christine Smith"
"We would recommend this holiday to anyone wanting to visit India.
Dr Leslie Wills"
"Thanks for all your help in creating a truly memorable holiday.
"Hard to choose between walking by the waterfalls at Iguazu and sitting listening to the jungle sounds in the Amazon rain forest.
Mrs Ruth Wilkinson"