Sunda Kelapa Harbor

Sunda Kelapa Harbor: Our most recommended tours and activities

Jakarta: Private Half-Day Tour Highlight of Jakarta

1. Jakarta: Private Half-Day Tour Highlight of Jakarta

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.

Jakarta: Half-Day Highlights Tour

2. Jakarta: Half-Day Highlights Tour

Take a fascinating trip to the exciting city of Jakarta, where you can discover its rich culture. You'll have the chance to see famous places, learn about history, admire beautiful buildings, and hang out with local people. Start your journey with passing the Merdeka Square and visiting the incredible National Monument, which is often called Monas. It stands tall in the middle of Jakarta, showing the world that Indonesia is an independent country. Monas is 132 meters high and has a golden flame on top, which represents the country's freedom. This is one of the coolest things you can see in Jakarta! Next on our tour is the stunning Istiqlal Mosque, which is the biggest mosque in Southeast Asia and the sixth largest in the world when it comes to the number of people it can hold. This mosque sits right across from the Cathedral and is a symbol of peace and religious tolerance. Then, we'll visit the Cathedral in Jakarta, a marvelous piece of architecture that showcases the city's religious diversity. This church was built in a gothic style way back in 1891. It features a tall tower and beautiful windows adorned with colorful glass paintings. Inside, there are three altars that create a semi-circle shape, and there's also an exquisite old altar. It's a truly special place! Let's take a deep dive into the history and culture of Old Batavia in Jakarta. In this area, you'll find buildings that used to be the governor's offices, banks, hospitals, post offices, and courthouses. Now, these historic places have been transformed into museums and stores. We'll kick off our journey at Fatahillah Square, which is like the beating heart of Old Batavia. When you step into this square, it feels like you've time-traveled to the past. You'll get the chance to meet puppet masters and learn all about puppet-making, a special art from Indonesia. You can even learn how to play with these puppets and see collections from different parts of Indonesia. Our adventure wraps up at Sunda Kelapa Harbor, an ancient port that tells the tale of Jakarta's seafaring history. It's situated at the head of Batavia, and on the way there, you'll pass the old Kota Intan Drawbridge from the 17th century. This harbor was used by the Portuguese and Dutch when they first came to Indonesia. You'll be amazed by the traditional wooden schooners called "pinisi" and the bustling activity of the dockworkers. It's like stepping into the past and witnessing the city's maritime heritage.

Jakarta Half Day Private City Tour

3. Jakarta Half Day Private City Tour

This is half day tour of Jakarta with duration only 4 to 5 hours. Start the tour by visiting Merdeka Square Jakarta, stop at National Monument, the landmark of Indonesia for picture only and having little walk. Afterwards will continue sightseeing of President palace, Istiqlal Mosque, Katedral church , Jakarta city hall, and government buildings at the square. Traveler might visit and have tour of Istiqlal Mosque if they want to. Istiqlal is the grand mosque of Indonesia and the biggest in south east Asia, represent Indonesia as the biggest Muslim population country in the world. Next you will continue to visit The Jakarta China Town. you will visit oldest Chinese temple in Jakarta and walking tour at traditional market where you can see and enjoy the view of the sellers and the people with their local products. Afterwards you will continue to visit the old city, Enjoy the Fatahillah square at the old city. This square was historical place built by Dutch and reminder of the colonial time. There is also puppet museum and Jakarta History museum at this square. The last stop is sunda kelapa harbour. This harbour was historical site and still using for domestic cargo. SUnda Kelapa used to be the main gate of Jakarta. in this harbour you will also watching the local activities from local people.

Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

4. Jakarta: Old Batavia Guided Coach Tour

Drive through the streets of Jakarta’s historic district and pass by the Dutch-style structures dating back to the 17th-century. Learn about the history of the city with visits to the National Museum, Kota Intan, and Jakarta’s Chinatown as you travel in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Jakarta. Visit the National Museum and see its collection of artifacts from Jakarta’s different ethnic groups. Admire the museum’s costumes, musical instruments, model houses, and fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period. The museum also houses stone pieces from the temples Central Java and a superb display of Chinese ceramics. Explore Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown and a vibrant banking, trading, and entertainment hub. Stop at the Petak Sembilan Chinese Temple dedicated to the Buddhist goddess of Mercy Kuan Yin. Learn about the history of the Batavian Chinese from your guide. Make your way to the Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum). The museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, reminding onlookers of Indonesia’s time as a Dutch colony. Continue to the Wayang Museum and see its collection of Javanese puppets. Afterwards, drive over the Kota Intan Drawbridge, the last drawbridge in Jakarta. Visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor, once the heart of Jakarta's maritime trade. During the colonial era, the harbor was known as the “Roads of Batavia” and was the only entrance to Batavia. After visiting the harbor you will be brought back to your hotel.

Jakarta: Enjoy Jakarta Full Day City Tour

5. Jakarta: Enjoy Jakarta Full Day City Tour

Get to know Jakarta with a private guided. Discover the city's culture, history, and traditions while coming face-to-face with some of its most famous sights. Meet your guide and head to Monas, the city's National Monument to independence. Admire its huge height and catch a glimpse of its ornate gold topping. Next, head to the Istiqlal Mosque and Katedral Church. Enjoy a tour of the Mosque's vast interior then admire the old catholic church's neo gothic architecture. you will have tour at the Mosque and learn about Indonesian as the biggest Muslim population country in the world. Continue to the city's authentic China Town. Encounter an ancient Chinese temple from 1650 then take in the color and flavor of the area's market. At CHina town traditional market, you will walking along the local market and enjoy the activities of local people. Complete your experience with a trip to the colonial architecture of Batavia old town. At this old city, you will visit the historical Dutch building and visit the square as the remainder of colonial time. Finally, stroll to the old harbor to admire the historic buildings and see the old and new ships. This harbour was historical site and still using for domestic cargo.

Jakarta: Private City Tour with Lunch and Hotel Pick-up

6. Jakarta: Private City Tour with Lunch and Hotel Pick-up

This tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of historical buildings, seeing local life, a variety of cultures and the unique heritage of Indonesia. Passing through the independent square area as the center of the Indonesian state government, the Presidential palace & Arjuna Wijaya statue. Visit the National Monument, a Landmark of Jakarta 132 Meters tall, symbolizing the nation’s independence. The monument's basement houses an exhibit of 48 dioramas depicting the history of Indonesia. Enter the independence room to see the proclamation gate, Garuda as the National emblem, and the gold-plated Indonesian map. Visit Jakarta Cathedral, built in Gothic style. It has a high tower with high windows decorated with glass paintings. Inside the church are three altars that together form a semi-circle. Visit Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. A magnificent mosque building with a modern design and a beautiful dome. Visit The Confucian Dharma Bhakti Temple, the oldest Confucianism temple in Jakarta. We will pass & explore the traditional wet market and see the local community do their business and activity. You can try some authentic Indonesian snacks and Tropical fruits. Explore Dutch Town, and this area was the center of the Dutch colonial government. There is a canal with a building background of magnificent Dutch colonial buildings. Visit the Puppet Studio and meet with puppet masters, learn about puppet making from Indonesia, how to play, and see wayang collections from various regions in Indonesia. Visit the oldest port in Jakarta, the port that witnessed the heyday of the Dutch when it controlled the entire spice trade in Indonesia. The port is still operating for Domestic Shipping with Traditional Phinisi wooden Boats that are neatly arranged and anchored in the Port. You can also see seawater conditions higher than land in Jakarta.

Look at Jakarta Local Experience Tour with boating

7. Look at Jakarta Local Experience Tour with boating

This is will be highlights and local experience tour. getting closer to "look" more of this city. Exploring the central part as the new of Jakarta and continue to the west and north as the old part of this city with China Town , Dutch historical town and old harbour. Start the tour by visiting the north, exploring sunda kelapa harbour, the old harbour and historical harbour in Jakarta. Enjoy this harbour by boating with the traditional boat belong to local people to exploring the canal and enjoying the view of wooden ship called Phinisi. You might also visit the fish harbour to see the fisherman activities. And next you will continue to look at the Batavia old town with the historical panoramic of Dutch colonial buildings. walking at Fatahillah square in the old town area with some important buildings that become museums. If u like arts you can visit the puppet maker and watch the explanation. From the old city you will continue to to Jakarta China Town. At China town you will visit the oldest Chinese temple that built on 1650 popular as named Petak sembilan and then walking tour at the local market at China Town. Afterwards you will drive to the downtown of the city. visiting the merdeka square and sigh seeing the president palace and government buildings. stop at national monument for photo stop and continue to visit Istiqlal Mosque and Katedral church. Istiqlal Mosque is the biggest mosque in south east Asia, represent Indonesia as the biggest muslim population country in the world. You will exploring and enjoy tour on Istiqlal and know more about Muslim in Indonesia.

Jakarta Port: Private Guided City Highlights Shore Excursion

8. Jakarta Port: Private Guided City Highlights Shore Excursion

Start your Jakarta shore excursion as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your professional guide. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your shore excursion. Begin your shore excursion with a drive through the streets of Jakarta’s historic district and pass by the Dutch-style structures dating back to the 17th-century. Visit Jakarta History Museum (Fatahillah Museum). The museum is housed in the old town hall of Batavia, reminding onlookers of Indonesia’s time as a Dutch colony. After that, explore Jakarta’s Chinatown, Glodok and a vibrant banking, trading, and entertainment hub. Learn about the history of the Batavian Chinese from your guide. Continue to the National Museum. Admire the museum’s costumes, musical instruments, model houses, and fine bronzes from the Hindu-Javanese period. The museum also houses stone pieces from the temples Central Java and a superb display of Chinese ceramics. Afterward, visit Sunda Kelapa Harbor, once the heart of Jakarta's maritime trade. During the colonial era, the harbor was known as the “Roads of Batavia” and was the only entrance to Batavia. If time allows, we will explore Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and Jakarta Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Cathedral. After your shore excursion is finished, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal before your ship departs, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

Jakarta Walkingtour : Explore Jakarta as the locals do

9. Jakarta Walkingtour : Explore Jakarta as the locals do

Hi everyone, I am Fajar from Jakarta and I have been guiding the travelers/tourists for the walkingtour since 2017 around Jakarta and Bogor. Here I'm gonna introduce you to my walkingtour service in Jakarta. The meeting point is at a cafe around Cikini area or in the Lobby of Capsule Hotel New Batavia in Cikini area - Central Jakarta. Then I will make my guests to experience the public transportations as the Commuter Line Train or Bus Trans Jakarta. I will provide the Transport's Cards for my guests to use/borrow, so my guests don't have to buy the train's card. First, we will visit the Jakarta OldTown Square that is located in West Jakarta, there I will tell my guests the histories of the Oldtown histories and the histories of the Dutch Old Buildings. Second, we will visit the Jakarta Old Port/ Old Harbor that is called Sunda Kelapa Harbor/Port by walking from the Oldtown Square. We will rent the small boat and make the boat tour for like 20 minutes - 30 minutes around the harbor then I will tell my guests the Old Harbor Histories. This Boat costs Rp.100.000/boat and per boat is enough for 5 people max. Third, we will visit the Glodok China Town that is walking distance from the Oldtown or the Old Harbor. In China Town we will visit the local traditional market and the Buddhist praying Temple named Vihara Dharma Bhakti, and also we can taste some local snacks, or even to have lunch. Fourth, we will visit the biggest Mosque in South East Asia named Istiqlal Mosque. Here, we will enter the Istiqlal Mosque, so this Istiqlal Mosque has their own tourguide, and the tourguide will lend us the special Clothe/Outfit then the Tourguide will show us around inside the Mosque and tell us the histories of the Mosque for around like 30 minutes. In front of the Mosque we can visit the Cathedral Church if you want. Fifth, we will visit the Monument Nasional (Monas), here we can enter the Monas and this costs only Rp.8.000 per person. Inside of Monas is a Diorama Historical Museum. And these are the places that we can visit on the Walkingtour with me. In Jakarta, there are some specific days that some places will be closed, like every Friday the Istiqlal Mosque is closed for visitors, and every Monday the Monument Nasional and all Museums in Jakarta are closed. So, the first stop or visit will be change sometimes depends on the situation. For the Lunch, we can stop at any Cafes/Restaurants in China town or Oldtown. I will see you all soon, Fajar my whatsapp +628118176661

Get to know, see, and feel the unique ambience of Jakarta.

10. Get to know, see, and feel the unique ambience of Jakarta.

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia, the landmarks there will take you to the historical events like the National Monument, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral, Chinatown, Old Town and Sunda Kelapa Harbour. Visiting the National Monument for making photoshoots and get the story behind the making of the monument. Proceed to the Istiqlal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral will let you know about the peace, tolerance, and harmony between religions in Indonesia. Then in Chinatown, where you will be walking through the traditional market, see one of the old Chinese Temples, tasting local fruits and snacks. After that we will visit the Old Town where you will get interesting informations about the puppets in Makutharama Puppet Studio and feel the different vibes in the old part of the city. And last when you are in the Sunda Kelapa harbour get the unique experience from the boat ride and seeing the traditional wooden boats.

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(18 reviews)

A lovely tour of old town, chinatown and the old harbour. Museums are very interesting. Wayang puppet museum was impressive, even if or because it was a one man show. Magical. There was an extra option for going around (20 minutes) in a little wooden motor boat out in the old harbour and with lookout to Java Sea. If you have the chance, go for it! We even saw iguanas/ big lizards.

We loved it, it was really great. Everything was very interesting and friendly. We learned so much beyond everything we saw. 🤩 ***** We loved it it was so great. Everything was so interesting and nice. We learned so many things in addition to what we have seen. 🙏🏻

It was a great day. We were picked up at the hotel. Bryan is a very good guide who told us a lot but was also able to answer all of our questions about the country and its people. Andi is a very good and safe driver. I can only recommend them both

A pleasant and complete visit to see the essentials of Jakarta in half a day. The guide was excellent, enhancing the tour with enriching anecdotes.

Our guide, Thomas, was knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke very good English, making for an excellent tour of Jakarta.