Explore the unique culinary heritage of Jakarta with this 2-hour food tour of Mangga Besar, a prominent area in the city known for its Indonesian-Chinese population known as Cina Peranakan. You'll meet up with your tour group at Jayakarta Hotel and Resort, then immediately head towards the hawker stalls. Traverse the engaged streets of Mangga Besar with your tour guide, who will tell you all about the long and fascinating history of this area of the city. Visit a variety of stalls and sample 5-6 different dishes that combine Indonesia's signature spices and traditional Chinese flavors to produce distinct tastes, including Semur Jengkol, known for its strong aroma, some local pastries, and a selection of Indo-Chinese street food.
Immerse yourself in Jakarta's unique and diverse culture with this three-hour exploration of Glodok, known as the oldest Chinatown in Indonesia. Designated in 1740 as a residential area for the ethnic Chinese community, this is one of the best places to visit to get a real feel of the day-to-day lives of the locals. Meet up with your tour group at the Busway Station Glodok, then proceed towards the first stop of the tour: the Novotel Hotel. Check out the awesome old-style Chinese house that's been converted to a modern hotel-office-apartment complex and marvel at how the past and present architectural styles meet. Explore Petak Sembilan Traditional Market and see the brightly-colored fresh fruits and vegetables being sold, as well as the exotic food items like frogs and sea cucumbers! Here you'll get to try a traditional dish, to be selected at random by your accompanying tour guide. Stop by the oldest temple in Jakarta, Vihara Dharma Bhakti, built-in 1650 under Luitenant der Chinezen Kwee Hoen. Head to St. Maria de Fatima Church, a 19th-century mansion transformed into a Catholic Church with a distinct interior that combines traditional Chinese aesthetics with a Catholic design.
Make the most out of your visit to Jakarta and explore Old Batavia on this private tour from Travel Needs Help. Travel back in time as you drive through the town’s streets filled with Dutch-style structures dating as far back as the 17th century. Some of the attractions you’ll visit include Fatahillah Museum, the centerpiece of the town located at Fatahillah Square, Kota Intan, the only surviving Dutch-made drawbridge in the country, and Glodok, Jakarta’s very own Chinatown! Aside from journeying around Old Batavia with your own private vehicle, you’ll also be accompanied by an informative guide so you can learn more about the town and its colorful past! No need to worry about commuting around Jakarta as round trip transfers to and from your hotel are also included in this tour.
Jakarta is also filled with interesting attractions, stunning architectural wonders, and eccentric museums that will give you a peek into the country’s colorful history and culture. For the most convenient and efficient exploration of the city, why not join this private tour? You'll have your own vehicle that will take you around the city, plus an English-speaking guide who'll inform you about interesting Jakarta facts. Some of the places you’ll visit include the National Monument, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, and Museum Indonesia. Be picked up and dropped at your hotel for an unforgettable experience.
First time visiting Jakarta or simply want to deepen your knowledge about this vibrant city? Join this three-hour guided tour of Jakarta and completely immerse yourself in its unique and diverse cultural traditions as you explore the key landmarks in the area! Meet your tour group at the designated meet-up place, then travel by car to the first stop of the day, Jakarta Cathedral. Known as the oldest cathedral in the city, you'll spend a few minutes here taking in the building's stunning neo-gothic architectural style as you listen to your English-speaking guide spout historical facts. Standing across the cathedral is Istiqlal Mosque, the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia and Indonesia's national mosque. Enter the mosque and take in the serene quiet of the establishment as you explore its contents (following the dress code is a must, or you'll have to wear robes provided by the mosque). Your last stop for the day is the National Monument, or Monas, which towers over the neighboring Merdeka (Freedom) Square at 137 meters tall.
On this three-hour old district tour, you will get an informative introduction to the events that have shaped Jakarta’s history. The trip begins with a 10 am meet up and goes on to the Old Train Station, which is still in active use. After, visit the National Museum of Bank Indonesia and the Jakarta History Museum also known as the Museum Fatahillah. Hop on a bike for a scenic ride past the old town’s main attractions and arrive at the Puppet Museum, a space dedicated to traditional Javan toys. Complete the experience with a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics displaying paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists. Explore Jakarta's colonial days by visiting some of the important historical sites in the old town. View the area's wonderful architecture and see how the traditional blends in with the modern.