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Jakarta: Full-Day Highlights Tour

1. Jakarta: Full-Day Highlights Tour

Enjoy an immersive journey through the vibrant cultural tapestry of Indonesia's capital city. Get ready to explore iconic landmarks, delve into history, witness architectural marvels, and experience with locals. Begin your adventure with the awe-inspiring National Monument (Monas). Towering proudly at the heart of Jakarta City, this structure is a symbol of Indonesia's independence. Ascend to the observation deck and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline. This tour then takes you to the majestic Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Its stunning architecture and serene atmosphere create a sense of tranquility and spirituality. Arrive at Cathedral Jakarta, an architectural masterpiece that represents the religious diversity of the city. The cathedral's grandeur and intricate design are a testament to Jakarta's rich history and multicultural fabric. Venture into Glodok China Town, a vibrant enclave that showcases the fusion of Chinese and Indonesian cultures. And visit the Jin De Yuan Temple, a symbol of Glodok's rich heritage. Embark on an immersive journey through Jakarta's Old Batavia, where history and culture intertwine. Begin at Fatahillah Square, the heart of Old Batavia, and transport yourself back in time amidst the historical ambiance. Continue to the Wayang Museum, a treasure trove of Indonesian puppetry, and meet puppet masters, learn about puppet making from Indonesia, learn how to play, and see wayang collections from various regions in Indonesia. Cross the iconic Kota Intan Bridge, offering panoramic views of the old harbor area and a glimpse into Jakarta's maritime heritage. Conclude the tour at Sunda Kelapa Harbor, an ancient port that bears witness to Jakarta's seafaring past. Marvel at the traditional wooden schooners, known as "pinisi," and immerse yourself in the bustling activity of the dockworkers.

Jakarta: 5 Hour Jakarta City Tour - Highlights Jakarta

2. Jakarta: 5 Hour Jakarta City Tour - Highlights Jakarta

This 5 Hour Jakarta City Tour is perfect for those who had a little time but want to explore the city in quick and comfortable way. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up by our comfortable air-conditioned transportation from your accommodation in Jakarta and our professional tour guide will escort you to the most fascinating landmarks of the city. Starting the tour by taking you to Jakarta History Museum to see its broad collections cover Jakarta's history. Discover Jakarta Old City to get to know about history of Dutch Colonization and enjoy the classic Dutch colonial buildings in surrounding area. Driving up to the center of Jakarta to explore Grand Istiqlal Mosque as the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia with a capacity of two hundred thousand people. Visit the Jakarta Cathedral, it is a beautiful Roman Catholic Cathedral built in neo Gothic style architecture during colonial times. Aboard the vehicle you will be taken to the iconic National Monument in the middle of Merdeka Square for a photo stop. Pass by Jakarta Central Business District where you'll see the skyscraper and shopping mall before return to your accommodation or you may ask to be dropped off anywhere in Jakarta.

Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

3. Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

Drive through the streets of Jakarta’s historic district and pass by the Dutch-style structures dating back to the 17th-century. Learn about the history of the city with visits to the National Museum, Kota Intan, and Jakarta’s Chinatown as you travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Jakarta. Visit the National Museum and see its collection of artifacts from Jakarta’s different ethnic groups. Admire the museum’s costumes, musical instruments, model houses, and fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period. The museum also houses stone pieces from the temples Central Java and a superb display of Chinese ceramics. Explore Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown and a vibrant banking, trading, and entertainment hub. Stop at the Petak Sembilan Chinese Temple dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of Mercy Kuan Yin. Learn about the history of the Batavian Chinese from your guide. Make your way to the Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum). The museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, reminding onlookers of Indonesia’s time as a Dutch colony. Continue to the Wayang Museum and see its collection of Javanese puppets. Afterwards, drive over the Kota Intan Drawbridge, the last drawbridge in Jakarta. Visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor, once the heart of Jakarta's maritime trade. During the colonial era, the harbor was known as the “Roads of Batavia” and was the only entrance to Batavia. After visiting the harbor you will be brought back to your hotel.

Jakarta Port: Private Guided City Highlights Shore Excursion

4. Jakarta Port: Private Guided City Highlights Shore Excursion

Start your Jakarta shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your professional guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your shore excursion. Begin your shore excursion with a drive through the streets of Jakarta’s historic district and pass by the Dutch-style structures dating back to the 17th-century. Visit Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum). The museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, reminding onlookers of Indonesia’s time as a Dutch colony. After that, explore Jakarta’s Chinatown, Glodok and a vibrant banking, trading, and entertainment hub. Learn about the history of the Batavian Chinese from your guide. Continue to the National Museum. Admire the museum’s costumes, musical instruments, model houses, and fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period. The museum also houses stone pieces from the temples Central Java and a superb display of Chinese ceramics. Afterward, visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor, once the heart of Jakarta's maritime trade. During the colonial era, the harbor was known as the “Roads of Batavia” and was the only entrance to Batavia. If time allows, we will explore Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and Jakarta Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Cathedral. After your shore excursion is finished, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal before your ship departs, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

Indonesia Miniature in Park and Jakarta Highlights Tour

5. Indonesia Miniature in Park and Jakarta Highlights Tour

Enjoy this city by visiting Indonesia Miniature In Park (Taman Mini), a beautiful park where the visitor could see an impressive replica of Indonesia in a glimpse. Located at the east part of Jakarta on 100 hectares area, this park is cultural center to show the entire archipelago of Indonesia in miniature, an aviary, orchid garden, cable cars, museums, indonesian traditional houses from all provinces. the place is true reflection of Indonesia unity in diversity. After enjoying the miniature in park, you will continue to driving to central Jakarta and visit National Monument. This monument is the landmark of Jakarta with 132 meters heigh and 50kgs gold at the top. This monument describing the spirit and struggle of Indonesian independence. Next you will visit National Museum, the biggest and oldest museum in southeast Asia located near to the monument with various collections since the old statuary. Established by Dutch, this museums offers excellent collections of history, archeology, and more with masterpiece collections of gold treasury. The last stop will be Istiqlal mosque and Katedral church. Istiqlal is the biggest mosque in south east Asia. Represent Indonesia as the biggest Muslim population country in the world. You will have mosque tour and enjoying beautiful architecture of this mosque. From Istiqlal you will continue to walk to Katedral Church. This is Catholic church and was built in 1901 with Neo Gothic style. These two religious buildings symbol of Indonesian unity in diversity. Islam and Catholic we are different religion, but we are respect each other.

From Jakarta Port: Cultural and Historical City tour

6. From Jakarta Port: Cultural and Historical City tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Jakarta's rich tapestry of culture and history with the From Jakarta Port: Cultural and Historical City Tour. This immersive experience invites you to explore the heart of Indonesia's capital, starting from the bustling Jakarta Port. Begin your adventure by delving into the vibrant atmosphere of local markets, where the aromas of exotic spices and the colorful array of goods offer a glimpse into Jakarta's diverse cultural heritage. The tour unfolds as you visit iconic landmarks such as the National Monument (Monas), where history comes to life, showcasing Indonesia's struggle for independence. Marvel at the blend of traditional and modern architecture at Istiqlal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral, symbols of religious harmony. Stroll through the enchanting Old Town (Kota Tua), where colonial-era buildings stand as a testament to Jakarta's historical past. Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle by exploring museums like the National Museum and Wayang Museum, housing treasures that narrate the nation's narrative. Indulge your senses in the rich flavors of Indonesian cuisine during a delightful stop at a local eatery, offering a taste of the city's culinary diversity. From Jakarta Port, this cultural and historical city tour promises an insightful and visually stunning adventure, providing a deeper understanding of Jakarta's multifaceted identity. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or simply seeking a memorable experience, this tour offers a unique perspective on the vibrant soul of Jakarta.

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4.7
(18 reviews)

What a great tour with our guide GP. He met us in the lobby of our hotel and quickly began to entertain us with his great grandpa sense of humor. We visited all the major sites of the city while being driven safely through the traffic of Jakarta. Our guide was happy to provide both political and social history but also was able to respond to questions we had that were unrelated to the specifics of the tour. It was a long day (9.5 hours) due to heavy rains at the end of the day so be prepared, but there is a stop for lunch so you are not left hungry. A great tour overall.

The tour itself, tour guide Ali and driver were so nice, just there’s a sudden campaign was held due to election, so the traffic was reeaaallly bad in Jakarta. However Ali and driver made an adaptable change to the schedule so that avoiding some time wasting in jam. Overall it was a great time-killing schedule to look around in Jakarta in an comfortable air-con van.

There was lots of traffic due to a presidential rally and our team made sure we made it back to the ship on time. Great guide who was fluent in English. We had an enjoyable time!

Fantastic to have seen so much and the guide was really great and told so much. History is impressive

Thank you for your kind hospitality during tour. my family enjoyed very much