Full-Day Private Jakarta City Tour (Explore Highlight places)

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Jakarta is a great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of cultures and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition. Note: National Monument and Jakarta History Museum are closed on Monday, we will change these places to visit another highlight in Jakarta.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Ekaputra Tour

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Pass By: Merdeka Square

Passing through the independent square area as the center of the Indonesian state government, the Presidential palace & Arjuna Wijaya statue

Stop At: National Monument (MONAS)

Visit the National Monument which is in the middle of Merdeka Square is a 132 Meter tall monument with a gold-leaf flame on top, symbolizing the nation’s independence. This is one of the highlights of Jakarta City. The basement of the monument houses an exhibit of 48 dioramas depicting the history of Indonesia from prehistoric times to the present. Note: National Monument closed on Monday

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Jakarta Cathedral

Located in Jalan Lapangan Banteng Utara, The Cathedral built in gothic style dates back to 1891. It has a 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the sixth largest mosque in the world in terms of worshipper capacity. Istiqlal, which means “Independence” in Arabic. Located in the city center, almost opposite the National Cathedral, the Mosque is also meant to be a symbol of peace and religious tolerance. (Istiqlal Mosque is closed every Friday, you can see from the outside only)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Glodok Chinatown

Visit China Town which became the location of Chinese settlements since the 1500 century to the present. We will pass & explore the traditional wet market and see the local community, especially Chinese people, do their business and transactions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dharma Bhakti Temple

Seeing the Confucian Community in the Dharma Bhakti Temple as the oldest Confucianism temple in Jakarta which until now was still active and became a center of worship, religious ceremonies and Chinese traditions.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jakarta Old Town

Formerly this area was the center of Dutch colonial government. There is a canal with a building background with Dutch architecture, therefore this area is known as little Amsterdam.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum)

Visit the former Dutch governor general's office which has a collection of various types of furniture and classic items from the Dutch colonial period. Something interesting is there is a dark and narrow underground prison to for Indonesian warriors. Note: Jakarta History Museum closed on Monday

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Makutharama Puppet Studio

Meet puppet masters, learn about puppet making from Indonesia, how to play, and see wayang collections from various regions in Indonesia.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sunda Kelapa Harbour

To close the trip today, we will visit the oldest port in Jakarta, the port that witnessed the heyday of the Netherlands when it controlled the entire spice trade in Indonesia. Until now, the port is still operating for Domestic Shipping with Traditional Phinisi wooden Boats that are neatly arranged anchored in the Port.

Duration: 30 minutes
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