Jakarta Walking Tour

A Walk in Batavia - Explore the historical Jakarta Old City. Jakarta began its history in the 14th century as a small harbor town and today it has became a bustling metropolitan city. Old Batavia’s heart is in the ‘Kota’ area. This Kampoeng Old Batavia Tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta with various blends of cultures and traditions.

Trip Schedule:

  • Everyday (Min 2 People) except Public Holiday & Monday
  • 08:30 - 11:30 or 13:30 - 16:30

Meeting Point:

  • Kota Railway station (Stasiun Kota) In front of Starbucks Coffee Shop

Includes:

  • English / Indonesian speaking guide
  • Entrance Ticket as per itinerary
  • Mineral Water
  • Pocket Map

Excludes:

  • Personal Expense
  • Tips for Guide
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance

Highlight:

  • Walking tour to have close encounter with the local community
  • Experiencing the ride on local mini bus
  • Learning about the old and modern architecture in Old Town
  • See the tranformation of Old Town since colonial era to the present days
  • Opportunity to get pictures of the behind the scene of Jakarta
  • Viewing the landscape of North Jakarta from top of a watchtower

Itinerary:

Inside of the art-deco Kota Railway Station, greet your guide and get a historical overview of Old Town’s history. Proceed to Museum of Bank Indonesia via underpass tunnel. Illustration of the comparison between the town condition during the colonial era and present days will be given. This 200-years old museum which formerly was a central bank symbolizes the richness of the colony and exhibits the history of trading and money collections.

Next we will go back to the very beginning point of the city, Sunda Kelapa harbour which was an old port of a Hindu kingdom before western traders came. Ride on a local mini bus to experience on how the local commute.Stroll inside the harbour where big wooden ships are parked and feel free to snap plenty images of its unique features. The history of Jakarta always related with maritime trading.

Hence, Maritime Museum is the next destination. The building was formerly spice warehouses and spices was very important comodities traded by the colonial. Here we will provide information about the history of colonization in the Archipelago. Climb up to the watchtower and view the scenary of North Jakarta. The tour continues to Kota Intan Bridge which is a typical Dutch wooden bridge that still exist in the present day. Wonder along the Kalibesar Canal bank where it was the prosperous vein heart of the city until the turning of 20th century.

Fatahillah museum which name is derived from a Javanese General that led the expulsion of the first western power is the last destination. Inside the museum you have a chance to see the underground dungeon and memorial of a tragic event. The journey inside these former city hall concludes the stories of the Old Town which is full of pain and glorious chapters.

Overview

The old district of Jakarta was called as “The Queen of the East” in its glorious days. This tour will give comprehension about the reason of such name. If you are a history lover this tour is ideal for you. The best of the Old Town is revealed in this 3-hours walking tour. Listen to the stories about the Dutch trading company in it’s heyday that dominated the archipelago for hundred years. In this city, the new nation began to exist. By walking and hopping on local mass transportation, you will visit Sunda Kelapa Harbour and Old Town precinct that have hidden jewels for you to explore.

Note:

  • Please bring umbrella, in case of raining especially during rainy season (October – April)
  • Method of travelling : Walking and mass transportation
  • Please prepare to wear comfortable clothes & shoes (Jakarta’s weather is all-time warm and humid)
  • This tour is not recommended/suitable for wheelchair and baby strollers. Children must be accompanied by adult
Duration : 3 Hours
Availability : Daily
Minimum : 2
Maximum : 12
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Per Person (Min 2 Pax)
IDR 650.000
Per Person (Min 3 Pax)
IDR 450.000
Per Person (Min 6 Pax)
IDR 330.000
Per Person (Min 8 Pax)
IDR 260.000
Per Person (Min 11 Pax)
IDR 220.000
Per Person (Min 1 Pax)
IDR 990.000
TOTAL : IDR
The Angels & Elephants - Medan Merdeka, Palace and National Museum

Trip Schedule:

  • Everyday (Min 2 People) except Public Holiday & Monday
  • 08:30 - 11:30 or 13:30 - 16:00

Meeting Point:

  • Transjakarta Bus Stop (Monumen Nasional)

Includes:

  • English / Indonesian speaking guide
  • Entrance Ticket as per itinerary
  • Mineral Water
  • Pocket Map

Excludes:

  • Personal Expense
  • Tips for Guide
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance

Overview:

Medan Merdeka area is the civic district in Jakarta where the Presidential Palace is located. The charm of its historical past and the greenary makes it worthwhile for exploration. Walk along accompanied by an expert guide to visit landmarks, from the first modern cemetery complex in Asia, palace, the National Monument, and National Museum. Listen and see the illustration of how diverse is the national inside the biggest museum in Indonesia. Pass by the “some angels” and “elephant” along the way and discover the origin of the tour’s name.

Highlight:

  • Walking tour to a public cemetery for the famous figures at that moment
  • Learning about the old and modern architecture in Medan Merdeka Area
  • Learning the culture diversity and ethnic cities in Indonesia from the east to the west at National Museum
  • Explore the civic district of Jakarta

Itinerary:

Meet your guide at Monument National Busway Stop and then set off on your walking tour in Medan Merdeka area. The first stop is to a public cemetery for some famous figures in the past, such as : Olivia Mariane. She was the wife of Sir Thomas Raffles, British Governor that discover Singapore. There is also a replica of a monument symbolized a brutal execution happened in Jakarta. The impact of this tragic event was immortalized as the name of the village in Jakarta.

Another interesting figures were scientists, sailors, governors, and last but not least : Kaptain Jas, which tomb is believed by local bestows safety and prosperity for the pilgrims. Stroll along the civic district and stop in front of the Presidential Palace. It is a former colonial goverment administration house.

Listen to the guide’s explanation about the trivia of the presidencies and the the building facts. Bid farewell to the guards of the palace and prepare your camera as the next destination is the National Monument. This 110 metres designed by the nation’s first president stands elegantly amid of a huge park in the central of the city. Snap pictures of the icon of Jakarta that is built as a symbol of the endeavor of Indonesians’ spirit.

Visiting National Museum makes the trip more interesting. The museum is famous for its elephants statue in front of it. It’s number of historic objects collections are the biggest in Indonesia. Here, the visitor could learn the culture diversity and ethnicities in Indonesia from the east to the west. Observe the Hindu Buddha influence artefacts from the past milleniums. See the collections of traditions, clothes, housing miniatures, music instruments which exhibit the variety of cultures in the nation. Finish the tour in the area where the angels and the elephant are the witness of its rapid development.

Note:

  • Please bring umbrella, in case of raining especially during rainy season (October – April)
  • Method of travelling : Walking and mass transportation
  • Please prepare to wear comfortable clothes & shoes (Jakarta’s weather is all-time warm and humid)
  • This tour is not recommended/suitable for wheelchair and baby strollers. Children must be accompanied by adult
Duration : 3 Hours
Availability : Tuesday - Sunday
Minimum : 2
Maximum : 12
BOOK NOW

Select Date

Per Person (Min 2 Pax)
IDR 650.000
Per Person (Min 3 Pax)
IDR 450.000
Per Person (Min 6 Pax)
IDR 330.000
Per Person (Min 8 Pax)
IDR 260.000
Per Person (Min 11 Pax)
IDR 220.000
Per Person (Min 1 Pax)
IDR 990.000
TOTAL : IDR
Harmony in Weltevreden

Trip Schedule:

  • Everyday (Min 2 People) except Public Holiday & Sunday
  • 08:30 - 11:30 or 13:30 - 16:00

Meeting Point:

  • Gambir Railway Station (In front of Starbucks Coffee Shop)

Includes:

  • English / Indonesian speaking guide
  • Entrance Ticket as per itinerary
  • Mineral Water
  • Pocket Map

Excludes:

  • Personal Expense
  • Tips for Guide
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance

Overview:

The diverse religions and cultures in Indonesia inevitably have direct impact to the history of the capital city. The proximity of the religious sites in Gambir area are the evidences of inter-religious tolerance since the past era. Explore inside the biggest mosque and church in Indonesia. You will also be introduced with some historical sites in the area such as Lapangan Banteng (Buffalo Field), Ministry of Finance, Gedung Pancasila (Pancasila Building), Grand Post Office and Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Art Hall) on foot.

The existence of those buildings are the proof that a new modern city was built during the colonial era. We will walk along in the Gambir area where the philosophy of the religious tolerance is exhibited!

Highlight:

  • Learn about Jakarta’s transition from colonial headquarter to a republic’s capital city
  • Tour inside the biggest church and mosque in Indonesia
  • See the collection of old stamps
  • Explore the civic district of Jakarta

Itinerary:

Meet your guide inside of Gambir Station and kick off a day of exploring the best of Gambir area. The station that connects Jakarta with others cities in Java has its appearance evolved several times in history.

Opposite of the station there is Immanuel Church which was established to honour the first king of the Netherlands, King Willem. Stop by to see its elegant architecture.

Make your way to Pancasila Building where Ir. Soekarno, the first President of Indonesia delivered the state’s ideology. Learn the significance of this former colonial legislature assembly to the nation’s independence.

The next destination is Buffalo Field. Despite of it’s name you won’t find the animal here as they were driven out when the city expanded. Listen to the story of the new city development. Enjoy the greenery inside the park where a statue commemorating freedom of the eastern province is stood tall.

The 160 metres empirical Ministry of Finance building is the next stop that cannot be missed in this itinerary. It was constructed when the Governor General Daendels shifted the capital city to Gambir and were planned as the civic centre.

Passing by the Centre Post Office and the Jakarta Art Hall which are the manifestation of the new city transformation in terms of economic and cultural during the colonial era. As you wander inside of the post office you’ll find a heaven for stamp collectors.

At the end of the tour you will be exhibited with the splendor of two religious venues: Istiqlal Mosque and neo-gothic Cathedral Church. As the mosque name means independence there are symbol of Indonesian independence in it to be explored. The serenity of the church ambiance completes your journey in Gambir.

Note:

  • Please bring umbrella, in case of raining especially during rainy season (October – April)
  • Method of travelling : Walking and mass transportation
  • Please prepare to wear comfortable clothes & shoes (Jakarta’s weather is all-time warm and humid)
  • This tour is not recommended/suitable for wheelchair and baby strollers. Children must be accompanied by adult
Duration : 3 Hours
Availability : Monday - Saturday
Minimum : 1
Maximum : 12
BOOK NOW

Select Date

Per Person (Min 2 Pax)
IDR 650.000
Per Person (Min 3 Pax)
IDR 450.000
Per Person (Min 6 Pax)
IDR 330.000
Per Person (Min 8 Pax)
IDR 260.000
Per Person (Min 11 Pax)
IDR 220.000
Per Person (Min 1 Pax)
IDR 990.000
TOTAL : IDR
Chinatown Walking Tour - Explore the old chinese community

Trip Schedule:

  • Everyday (Min 2 People) except Public Holiday & Sunday
  • 08:30 - 11:30 or 13:30 - 16:00

Meeting Point:

  • Meeting Point : Transjakarta Bus Stop (Glodok)

Includes:

  • English / Indonesian speaking guide
  • Entrance Ticket as per itinerary
  • Mineral Water
  • Donations for some religious sites
  • Pocket Map

Excludes:

  • Personal Expense
  • Tips for Guide
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance

HIghlights:

  • Private walking tour in Chinatown area
  • Guided to see the living harmony of the community which naturally assimilate for centuries
  • Visiting some historical temples, mansion and traditional medicine parlor
  • Tasting local coffee and tropical fruits at the market
  • Uncover less touristic alleys in Chinatown

Overview:

A small district in the West Jakarta has been settled by Chinese communities for centuries. As we walk, you will learn about the history of assimilation between local and Chinese cultures that have been in practice for long time. Explore the hidden alleys to immerse your self with the daily routines of the local. Marvel at the “peranakan” architectures including temples and mansion ; visit markets that is full of Chinese Indonesian foods and tropical fruits. By joining the tour, you will uncover the history of Jakarta Chinatown that was located outside of the grand city wall.

Highlights:

  • Private walking tour in Chinatown area
  • Guided to see the living harmony of the community which naturally assimilate for centuries
  • Visiting some historical temples, mansion and traditional medicine parlor
  • Tasting local coffee and tropical fruits at the market
  • Uncover less touristic alleys in Chinatown

Itinerary:

Meet your guide at the Glodok Busway stop and then set off on your walking tour to explore the narrow alleys in the Chinatown. The first stop of your half day tour is Jin De Yuan Temple which is the oldest temple in Jakarta. In this multifaith temples, observe the symbols of harmony and the characteristic of Chinese deities.

Walk into a market and pass by at traditional medicine parlor. Be lightly introduced to the application of Yin & Yang in healing, if time permits you can consult with the expert. Continue the journey to stop by at an old coffee shop to refresh your self with a serving of original local coffee.

Along the way, you will find a lot of crowds enjoy unique cuisines that are famous for its authenticity. Make your way to visit Kalimati market which sell local foods like Bak Cang, Moon cake, Ketupat sayur and tropic fruits such as Salak.

The guide will explain some foods that has its own symbols and meaning. Another interesting temple will be the next destination. In 1740 this unique temple was destroyed in a riot that has an implication for the future and still has some remarks about the geographic location.

Enjoy your guide colorful commentary at the next temple which dedicated for Guan Gong, the patron of battle. Wander inside the temple to see the ornaments of this “peranakan buliding”.

Finish the tour in one of the last remaining Chinese mansion in Jakarta. Uniquely located under high towers, the building was save from extinction. The house has a perfect example of how the wealthy tycoon set their house harmonize with “Feng Shui”. Enjoy the air in the small garden as the tour concludes.

Duration : 3 Hours
Availability : Daily
Minimum : 2
Maximum : 12
BOOK NOW

Select Date

Per Person (Min 2 Pax)
IDR 650.000
Per Person (Min 3 Pax)
IDR 450.000
Per Person (Min 6 Pax)
IDR 330.000
Per Person (Min 8 Pax)
IDR 260.000
Per Person (Min 11 Pax)
IDR 220.000
Per Person (Min 1 Pax)
IDR 990.000
TOTAL : IDR

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About Jakarta Walking Tour

Get to know the splendid Jakarta with walking tours and sightseeing day tours at various interesting spots and surroundings. Discover from unique and history-rich tours packages. The tours are run everyday except Sunday and Public Holidays and no minimum number of guest. Let's walk along with us to learn more about the wonderful "Queen of the East".

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51 Reviews from TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Nkmccallum (Sydney, Australia)
Reviewed 17 Oct 2018

"A great time in the old town"

Supriyatno is a legend and very knowledgeable and patient. He took us about the old town, from the docks through the museums and we never doubted his ability or stewardship. There was no fear in...

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Ronniewillemen22 (London, United Kingdom)
Reviewed 15 Aug 2018

"Cycling Tour Jakarta"

Was a nice tour, our tourguide Cipru was easy going and speaks english very well. I have been in Jakarta earlyer and Cipru took us to other places like the bank of Jakarta and the railway station.

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Marlot V
Reviewed 29 Jun 2018

"Great tour!"

Today we went on a walking and cycling tour to explore the old town of Jakarta and the old harbour (Sunda Kelapa). It was a great experience due to our amazing guide Supri! His english was great and...

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