Living in Jakarta as the capital city of Indonesia with its hustle and bustle is guaranteed to cause fatigue and exhaustion to the society. A getaway to nature tourism is certainly a solution to get out of that saturation. But, which destination is affordable to go to for a short escape? In terms of distance, price, and nature atmosphere, Pulau Harapan can be your main and first choice. It is located in Kepulauan Seribu, 3 hours straight from Muara Angke, Jakarta, taken with a speedboat or traditional boat.
What is ECO trip
Before you off to Pulau Harapan, it is better to plan an eco trip considering that many natural tourist destinations in Indonesia are polluted by irresponsible activities. These activities ruin the beauty and preservation of the natural environment. By going on an eco trip, you can minimize the impact because you build environmental awareness. Don’t worry, we will tell you eco friendly yet fun activities to do in Pulau Harapan!
To be green generation
As you know, cycling is a healthy sport and doesn’t cause pollution at all. You should try cycling around the island because it is not an every day experience. Totally different from cycling in the city, you can enjoy sight seeing the island itself and feel the fresh air. Especially when you choose to cycle during sunrise or sunset, the beauty of the scenery will automatically eliminate the stress out. Moreover, there are many attractive spots to take photos and you can blend in with the lives of local people.
Visiting sea turtle captive breeding can be determined as the next activity that is no less interesting and educating. This captive breeding aims to keep the sea turtle population from extinction. You can find out new information and knowledge about sea turtle’s life from eggs to adult. They also offer to help you learn how to cultivate sea turtle, because sea turtle are often hunted by humans for trade and prone to attack by predators.
Other activities to be considered
Other mandatory activity that should not be passed is snorkeling while enjoying the underwater beauty. But your awareness during snorkeling is very important to maintain the survival of underwater biota. Therefore, you must reduce contact with marine organisms. Don’t forget to pay attention to your safe distance with coral reefs. And of course, master your swimming ability is a must to avoid two things mentioned before.
So, while being careful in doing the activities without damaging the ecosystem, you can still enjoy your holiday with extra benefits. You will get new experience and knowledge when you return to your place of origin. The beauty of these natural destinations is also maintained and become the attraction of Indonesia. Happy holiday and keep continuing the eco trip!