Jakarta: Private Half-Day Tour Highlight of Jakarta

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Enjoy a tour of Jakarta designed for those who only have a short time in the city. Learn about the history, people, culture, and diversity in Indonesia whilst visiting iconic historical and cultural landmarks.

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  • Discover the hustle and bustle of Jakarta with an expert guide
  • Explore Jakarta for those who only have a short time in Jakarta
  • Visit the Old Town of Batavia the former center of Dutch rule
  • Learn about the history, people, culture, and diversity in Indonesia
  • Admire the beauty of the Jakarta Cathedral's architecture


Start your day with a pickup at your hotel in the Jakarta area. Visit Merdeka Square, a focal point for Jakarta city, which has many government buildings such as the ministry office, the presidential office, and even the landmark of Jakarta (National Monument) located in the middle of Merdeka Square. Visit the National Monument in the middle of Merdeka Square, a 132-meter tall monument with a gold-leaf flame on top, symbolizing the nation’s independence. This is one of the most popular highlights of Jakarta City. The monument's basement houses an exhibit of 48 dioramas depicting the history of Indonesia from prehistoric times to the present. Take a trip to the Jakarta Cathedral, a building constructed in 1891 in the gothic style. Marvel at the high tower with high windows decorated with glass paintings. Inside the church are 3 altars that together form a semi-circle. It also has a beautiful old altar that reflects sound like a conch shell. Continue on to the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the sixth-largest mosque in the world. Located in the city center, almost opposite the National Cathedral, the Mosque is also meant to be a symbol of peace and religious tolerance. Travel to the old town of Batavia, the former center of Dutch rule when colonizing Indonesia. Learn about puppet making from puppeteers. Discover how to play and see Wayang collections from various regions in Indonesia. See the Jakarta old harbor, located at the head of Batavia. En route, the old “Drawbridge” from the 17 Century. Whilst here you can see the sea level of Jakarta is higher than the land level from the wall around the harbor area. Finish your day with a convenient trip back to your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Bottled water Air-conditioned vehicle Entrance and admission ticket Parking and highway fee English-speaking tour guide

Important Information

  • The Mosque is closed every Friday
  • The National Monument is closed every Monday

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