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Top Jakarta Tours and Sightseeing – Discover the heritage

Underneath the modern façade of Jakarta is a centuries-old heritage steeped in multicultural traditions. Discover the best attractions on a specialised tour of the city and explore iconic sites such as Istiqlal Mosque and the Museum Nasional Indonesia. Check out these top Jakarta tours.


Tour of Jakarta Highlands

This is a full-day tour and includes lunch. It is a private tour that takes you on a journey of discovery. Learn about the city's heritage and historic sites. You will be taken to the National Museum, Jakarta Cathedral, the National Monument and Istiqlal Mosque. Once done with sightseeing, transfer to a popular restaurant for a traditional Indonesian lunch, after which you can leave for a tour of the Jakarta Old Town quarter. These tours start from around US$ 102 (prices are subject to change). And while the tours are fascinating, you will want to relax at the end of the day. Hence, book a Jakarta luxury apartment for the best experience. Choose from star class international hotel chains offering a range of discounts and benefits to guests. And the best like Ascott Kuningan Jakarta are centrally located too.


Private tour inside of Jakarta

This tour too includes lunch and is a personalised private tour of the city. Conducted by a guide, the excursion will help you to discover the heart of the city and its iconic attractions. An ideal excursion for tourists visiting Jakarta for the first time. Explore Merdeka Square, the presidential palace, the National Monument (MONAS), Istiqlal Mosque and a miniature park where you can get educated about the varied regions of Indonesia. You also get to shop for traditional souvenirs like batiks. Lunch is a treat of traditional dishes. Tours start at around US$ 79. This includes pick-up from your hotel in Jakarta (prices are subject to change).


Thousand Islands Tour

This tour is ideal for the sun worshippers and families on holiday in Jakarta, as it takes you to Kepulauan Seribu or Thousand Islands. Located within West Jakarta Bay on the Java Sea, Thousand Islands is a chain of little islets where you can enjoy plenty of sun, sand, and sea. Go there for loads of water-based fun; swim in the ocean, snorkel, scuba dive, and jet ski. Scuba divers have a choice of visiting the dive site on Sepal Island; famous for Hawksbill turtles. You can even choose to relax the entire day on the soft sand beach. These tours start at around US$ 153 (prices are subject to change).


Tour of Old City Batavia

This is a half-day tour. And like all of the above tours you can ask to be picked up from your Jakarta hotel. Explore Batavia and its iconic surroundings. The tour covers visits to Santa Maria de Fatima, China Town and a temple there, the Old Harbour (Sunda Kelapa), Merdeka Square and Batavia Old Town. You will also be taken to the Indonesian Shadow Puppets Studio. And other fascinating places. End with lunch at a popular restaurant. Tours are priced at around US$ 70 (prices are subject to change).


Jakarta Night Tour

Jakarta is a city that never seems to sleep. So, a tour around the city after sundown would be very interesting. You can see the famous monuments in a different light and try the delicious local food. You will be visiting include the National Monument (MONAS), Jakarta Old Town, Istiqlal Mosque, Lapangan Banteng, and Glodok Chinatown. This tour is priced from US$ 46.74 and will vary by group size.

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