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Jakarta Half-Day Highlights Tour

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Jakarta, ID

Jakarta Half-Day Highlights Tour

5 (4)
Jakarta, ID
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Experience the rich culture and history of Jakarta on this captivating half-day highlights tour. Explore the iconic National Monument, a towering symbol of Indonesia's hard-fought independence. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Merdeka Square, the heart of Jakarta. Visit the impressive Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, and marvel at its stunning architecture. Discover the beautiful Jakarta Cathedral, a testament to religious harmony in the city. Step back in time in Jakarta Old Town, where cobblestone streets and colonial buildings transport you to the Dutch colonial era. Learn about the ancient art of puppet-making at the Makutharama Puppet Studio and witness live performances. Finally, experience the historic Sunda Kelapa Harbor, where traditional wooden schooners known as "pinisi" still ply their trade. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through Jakarta's cultural heritage.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 4 hours - 5 hours
  • Suitable for 2-6 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover Jakarta's rich culture and history
  • Visit the iconic National Monument (MONAS)
  • Explore Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia
  • Admire the beautiful Jakarta Cathedral
  • Experience the charming Jakarta Old Town
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Parking fees
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver
  • Entrance Fee
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up or Drop-off From Soekarno-Hatta Intl Airport

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Escape to the vibrant city of Jakarta and immerse yourself in its rich culture and history. The Jakarta Half-Day Highlights Tour offers a captivating journey through this bustling metropolis, allowing you to explore famous landmarks, learn about its fascinating history, and experience the warmth of the local people.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to witness the grandeur of Jakarta's iconic attractions. Begin your adventure at Merdeka Square, the heart of the city, and marvel at the awe-inspiring National Monument, also known as Monas. Standing at an impressive 132 meters, this monument symbolizes Indonesia's hard-fought freedom. Continue your exploration with visits to the magnificent Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, and Jakarta Cathedral, a gothic-style church with a rich history dating back to 1891. Dive into the past as you wander through the historic buildings of Old Batavia, now transformed into museums and stores. The tour also offers a unique opportunity to discover the maritime heritage of Jakarta at Sunda Kelapa Harbor. Witness the traditional wooden schooners called "pinisi" as they navigate the waters, providing a glimpse into Indonesia's seafaring traditions.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone seeking an immersive cultural experience in Jakarta. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a lover of architecture, or simply curious about different cultures, this tour caters to a wide range of interests. It is also suitable for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups who want to explore Jakarta's highlights with the guidance of an experienced tour guide.

Why book this?

Embark on this captivating tour to gain a deeper understanding of Jakarta's rich heritage and vibrant culture. With an English-speaking tour guide by your side, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn fascinating facts about each landmark you visit. The convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off, along with a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, ensures a hassle-free experience. Not only will you get to see famous landmarks, but you'll also have the chance to interact with the friendly locals and immerse yourself in the local way of life. The Jakarta Half-Day Highlights Tour offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and exploration, leaving you with lasting memories of this incredible city.

Good to know

It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as there will be some walking involved during the tour. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning architecture and picturesque landscapes. Bottled water will be provided to keep you hydrated throughout the tour.


Travelers who have experienced the Jakarta Half-Day Highlights Tour praise its informative and engaging nature. They appreciate the knowledgeable tour guides who bring the history and culture of Jakarta to life. Visitors have expressed their delight in witnessing the iconic landmarks and interacting with the warm-hearted locals. The tour has received high ratings for its organization, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for all participants. Overall, guests recommend this tour as an excellent way to explore Jakarta's highlights and gain a deeper appreciation for its rich heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

National Monument (MONAS)

The National Monument, or Monas, stands proudly in the center of Merdeka Square. It is a towering monument that symbolizes Indonesia's hard-fought independence from colonial rule. Note: Every Mondays and a public holiday, National Monument are closed, However, you could stop outside the National Monument

Admission Included

Merdeka Square

(Pass by)

Merdeka Square, or "Lapangan Merdeka" in Indonesian, is the central square of Jakarta. It's an open space surrounded by iconic landmarks, including the National Museum and the Presidential Palace. The square is a symbol of Indonesia's struggle for independence and a gathering place for various national events.

Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and an architectural masterpiece. It is a symbol of religious harmony and tolerance in Indonesia. The mosque's stunning design and serene ambiance make it a must-visit for tourists. Note : Every Friday, the Istiqlal mosque is closed for religious purposes. However, you could stop outside the mosque

Jakarta Cathedral

Right across from Istiqlal Mosque, you'll find Jakarta Cathedral, a beautiful Catholic cathedral that reflects the harmony of different religious and cultural influences in the city. It's a splendid example of Gothic architecture.

Jakarta Old Town

Jakarta Old Town, also known as "Kota Tua," is a historical gem that takes you back to the Dutch colonial era. Stroll along its cobblestone streets, explore old buildings, that showcase Jakarta's colonial history.

Makutharama Puppet Studio

Indonesian wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry, is a unique and ancient art form. The Makutharama Puppet Studio offers a captivating glimpse into this cultural tradition, with live performances and puppet-making workshops.

Admission Included

Kota Intan Bridge

(Pass by)

The Kota Intan Drawbridge is a piece of living history. It's one of the last remaining drawbridges from the Dutch colonial period. The bridge is functional and opens to allow boats to pass, harking back to a bygone era.

Sunda Kelapa Harbour

Sunda Kelapa Harbour is the historic port of Jakarta. It's a place where traditional wooden schooners, known as "pinisi," still ply their trade. The harbor offers a glimpse into Indonesia's maritime past.

Admission Included



5 (4)


It was great experience, the tour guide's english could be improved, as indonesian it was fine for me but for foreigners might be a bit confusing. Overall it was great, our tour guide also help us with a lot of information for other places that we could visit and how to get there. It was fun and comfortable


The tour guide was impressively knowledgeable, making him one of the most informed guides I've ever met. He shared a wealth of information about the local history, customs, and culture in a captivating way. Time flew by, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that 4 hours had passed. His English was impeccable, and I appreciated his punctuality and kindness. When I come back to Jakarta, I will certainly opt for another tour with him.


Our guide offered a rich historical context of Jakarta, dedicating time to elucidate intricacies, respond to our inquiries, and regale us with engaging anecdotes. He seamlessly coordinated with our driver to ensure prompt and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations. I wholeheartedly endorse this tour and commend our adept driver for the half-day exploration of Jakarta. He adeptly and patiently maneuvered through the bustling streets, facilitating convenient drop-offs and pick-ups. The vehicle was impeccably maintained, tidy, and comfortable, complete with air conditioning and complimentary bottled water. Exceptional job!


Our guide, provided a historical perspective of Jakarta. He took time to explain details, answer our questions, and share side stories. He worked collaboratively with our driver for efficient pick up and drop off spots. Would highly recommend this tour and ! Our driver for the half day city tour of Jakarta, did a terrific job! He efficiently and patiently navigated the hectic streets. He provided convenient drop off and pick up points. The car was clean, tidy, and comfortable with air conditioning and bottled water. Great work!
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2024-04-17 19:11