Private Tour: Batam Day Trip from Singapore with Round-Trip Ferry and Lunch

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Make your own way (unless hotel pickup option is selected) to Singapore Harbourfront Centre ferry terminal for your 9:20am (GMT+8) high-speed public ferry to the Indonesian town of Batam. Relax in cool air-conditioned comfort during the 1-hour journey across the Singapore/Indonesia border.

Upon clearing immigration in Batam, your private guide will pick you up and set off on a private tour of Batam, the largest city in the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia.

During the...
Make your own way (unless hotel pickup option is selected) to Singapore Harbourfront Centre ferry terminal for your 9:20am (GMT+8) high-speed public ferry to the Indonesian town of Batam. Relax in cool air-conditioned comfort during the 1-hour journey across the Singapore/Indonesia border.

Upon clearing immigration in Batam, your private guide will pick you up and set off on a private tour of Batam, the largest city in the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia.

During the private tour, you will first visit the infamous

Galang Refugee Camp - which saw a total of 250,000 refugees passing through it from 1979 to 1996. Stop by for a photostop of the grand Barelang Bridge, sometimes called the Golden Gate Bridge of Batam, which is a piece of modern architecture seemingly ahead of time in this laid-back developing Indonesian town.

Next, visit the local

dragon fruit farm and the iconic

local Chinese temple practising Buddhism - a contrasting sight in a pre-dominantly Islamic country, before popping by a coffee processing facility to learn about Indonesian coffee. Sample the famous local layer cakes at a local bakery, also affectionately known to the locals as

Kueh Lapis. This fascinating Kueh Lapis is not difficult to make, but it requires time and a lot of patience. The bakers hover next to the oven for a couple of hours grilling each layer of batter. Kueh Lapis is typically served in small, thin, rich and fragrant slices.

At about noon, you will then tuck in to a

traditional Indonesian lunch with seafood (vegetarian options are available). Duly refreshed, your tour guide will bring you for clothing shopping, feel free to request to skip shopping it if you like to proceed directly to the

Batam 3D trick eye museum for an illusion experience, and finally a licensed massage centre, where you can de-stress over an optional relaxing 60-min traditional Indonesian massage (unless massage option is selected).

Exclusively as a bonus subject to weather conditions (check with guide before lunch), guests who booked this private tour through Viator can get to visit

Mini Indonesia Park replicating housing architecture across Indonesia’s 34 provinces for free.

Return to Batam Center Ferry Terminal in the evening for your 7:00pm (GMT+7) high-speed public ferry back to Singapore. You will arrive back in Singapore Harbourfront Centre ferry terminal at about 9:00pm (GMT+8) where your tour ends.

Please note: traditional Indonesian massage may not be suitable for children below 12 years of age. As such, children below 12 years of age who have purchased massage will be served a small cup of ginger tea as substitute.
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Important Details

Included
  • Traditional Indonesian lunch
  • Round-trip transport by high-speed public ferry (required to cross Singapore/Indonesia border)
  • Traditional Kueh Lapis cake tasting: 0920SKP-1900BTC
  • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
  • Gratuities
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private tour guide
Not Included
  • Traditional 60-min Indonesian massage (if option not selected)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup (if option not selected)
Departure Point
Singapore Harbourfront Centre (MRT/subway)
9:20 AM
Return Details
Singapore Harbourfront Centre (MRT/subway) at about 09:00pm (GMT+8)
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Booster seats are not available
  • Refunds will not be issued if high-speed public ferry is missed due to late check-in
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Your tickets will be held at the ferry counter for collection on the day of the tour up to 8:35am (GMT+8). You will be required to present all passports in exchange for your tickets
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

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Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 4 reviews

Reviewed: March 9, 2020

Jan H

Our guide was informative and we saw a lot of the island. Lots of history on the island. I would have preferred to order our own lunch because there was too much food for two people.


Reviewed: August 21, 2019

Tracy A

We really enjoyed this trip and were amazed at all the things we were able to do and see. Diane (hopefully spelled right!) was an fabulous host -- knowledgeable, amenable, and open to us veering off course a bit. Highly recommend her!


Reviewed: July 18, 2019

Christopher C

Diane was a great tour guide. She met me at the port in Batam and I found out that I was the only person on the tour. She was awesome! I mentioned that I wasn't really that interested in the trick eye museum so she arranged for me to get an extra 30 minutes massage instead. =) One of the best viator trips I've ever booked. Highly recommended.


Reviewed: April 26, 2019

jmazzanti

Our guide was amazing. I was amazed how much of the island we saw. The lunch spot was fantastic with great views of the overwater houses of the town. My kids loved the trick eye museum and the miniature houses. The coffee factory was a great stop to catch our breath. Tip: We found the highest quality souvenirs were the ones at the duty free shop in the boarding area of the ferry terminal in Batam City.