If the tropical landscape of Indonesia takes your fancy, wander through the natural wonders of Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau Province. Between waterfall walks and garden picnics, visit the city’s many resplendent mosques and ancient tombs. Located on the Siak River route, Pekanbaru is a historic trading post turned travel destination with easy access to the Malacca Strait and Southern Malaysia. Book your flights to Pekanbaru for a quiet getaway or as a starting place for a Pacific Island adventure.
Most of the hotels in Pekanbaru are located around the city centre or south of Siak River. You’ll find landmarks and activities all over town, so build your itinerary and reserve accommodation accordingly.
What to Do in Pekanbaru
Even for travellers who aren’t particularly religious, Pekanbaru’s mosques are must-see feats of architecture. Stroll through the grounds at An-Nur Grand Mosque in city centre, admire the tiled domes of Ar-Rahman Mosque farther south and stop by the modern Al-Falah Darul Muttaqin Mosque on the east side of town. Next, trade opulence for awe and hike to the Air Mertua Waterfall. There’s nothing like drowning out the sounds of the city with actual H2O. While you’re already wet, bathe with new friends who will never forget you at the Minas Elephant Training Centre. We mean elephant friends, by the way, to be clear. Not humans. Meet homo sapien mates when you check out the local foodie scene or kick back on the riverfront near your Pekanbaru hotel.
Getting To & Around Pekanbura
Touch down at Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (PKU), just 6 km south of downtown. Catch a taxi to your Pekanbaru accommodation to check in and get ready to take to the harbour on foot or explore the city with the help of cab drivers.
With warm, tropical weather year-round and excellent travel deals from the scouts at Wotif, it’s high time you book a holiday to Pekanbaru.