Known as “The Queen of the East, Jakarta’s old district is the gateway into the city’s colonial full stop. On this three hour old district tour, you will get an informative introduction to the events that have shaped Jakarta’s history. The trip begins with a 10am meet up and goes on to the Old Train Station, which is still in active use. After, visit the National Museum of Bank Indonesia and the Jakarta History Museum also known as the Museum Fatahillah. Hop on a bike for a scenic ride past old town’s main attractions and arrive at the Puppet Museum, a space dedicated to traditional Javan toys. Complete the experience with a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics displaying paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.
Titillate your taste buds and explore the unique culinary heritage of Jakarta with this 2 hour food tour of Mangga Besar, a prominent area in the city known for its Indonesian-Chinese population known as Cina Peranakan. You'll meet up with your tour group at Jayakarta Hotel and Resort, then immediately head towards the hawker stalls. Traverse the engaged streets of Mangga Besar with your tour guide, who will tell you all about the long and fascinating history of this area of the city. Visit a variety of stalls and sample 5-6 different dishes that combine Indonesia's signature spices and traditional Chinese flavors to produce distinct tastes, including Semur Jengkol, known for its strong aroma, some local pastries, and a selection of Indo-Chinese street food. A refreshing bottle of water or iced tea will also be provided during the activity. The tour ends at the final stall you'll visit for the day, where you can choose to head back to your accommodation or continue to wander around on your own!
Treat yourself with some delicious Indonesian cuisine with this 3.5-hour food tour in Jakarta, which takes you on an exploration of a historic parting of the city, Kota Tua. Known as the most popular district in Batavia, or Jakarta during the Dutch colonial era, Kota Tua is a beautiful heritage site that draws in tourists from all over the world. Meet up with your tour group at Jakarta Kota Railway Station, then proceed directly to Kota Tua. Marvel at the various historical buildings and monuments as you walk its streets with your English-speaking tour guide, who'll tell you all about the fascinating history of the area. Explore Glodok, Indonesia's oldest Chinatown, and stop by a quiet Chinese temple. Feast on authentic Indonesian cuisine, such as curry made with a variety of spices, fried chicken, and even a cup of traditional coffee served with a some snacks. Your final activity for the tour is a delicious lunch and filling lunch at a restaurant in the area, before the tour ends and you're left to explore Kota Tua as you wish.