Walking tour to explore Jakarta as a local

Duration: 4h
Languages: English
Guru: Fajars
Quality Verified Registered on December 05, 2022

Hello, I'm Fajar. I'm an easy going guy and I've been guided some travellers for the walking tour around Jakarta City for more than 3years to visit some cool spots, introduce them the local foods, experience them the local transportations, etc. I love to do this walking tour because basicly I like to meet new friends from different countries and I think that's really interesting.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Hello, I'm Fajar and I've been guiding some travellers on the walking tour around Jakarta City for more than 5years to visit some cool spots, introduced them to the local foods, experience the local transportations such as Commuter Line Train, Angkot MiniBus, and the Small Boat etc, because I've been living n being a part of two famous backpackers hostels in Jakarta since 2013 n show them around Jakarta and make your time in Jakarta memorable and unforgettable 😎
I love to do this walking tour because basically I like to meet new friends from different countries and I think that's really interesting. I'm not only your guide, I can be your best local friend you could ever find 😉 Ask me anything about Jakarta🙏🏽 I'm thrilled to be your guide on this unforgettable walking tour through the bustling streets and hidden gems of our capital city. As we embark on this journey, I'll be sharing fascinating stories, historical insights, and insider tips that will enrich your experience and unveil the true essence of Jakarta. Get ready to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of this dynamic metropolis, where tradition meets modernity at every corner. Let's wander together and discover the magic of Jakarta, one step at a time!"
The itineraries of my walking tour are :

  • First, we meet in the Lobby of My Capsule Jakarta - Batavia at 11am. Then we will walk to Cikini Station to take the Commuter Line Train to Jakarta Kota Station for 6 stops or 6 stations. I will lend my Guests my Train's Cards and my Guests just need to top up my Train's Card Rp.10.000 per person (€0,5 / US$0,6 / £0,4).
  • Second, once we have arrived at Jakarta Kota Station we will continue walk to Glodok ChinaTown. There I will provide some Local Snacks for my Guests and we will visit some Hidden Germs spots such as Buddhist Temple or Buddhist Praying Place, Traditional Market, and ChinaTown Foodcourts.
  • Third, we will take the MiniBus to visit the OldHarbor Sunda Kelapa. I will provide the MiniBus for my Guests. There we will take the small Boat to go around the OldHarbor until the Sea. There you all will see the old and big Pinishi Boats and the Proof that Jakarta is sinking from the sea water level is higher tan the land. For the small Boat costs Rp.150.000 per Boat, so my Guests can chip-in so that's gonna be so cheap.
  • Fourth, we will continue walk to visit the Fatahillah Square or Jakarta Old Town. There we will sop for lunch at one of the nice Cafes, then I will provide another Snack and the Fruit Salad to all my Guests. After Lunch, we will walk around the Old Town Square to see the nice Old Dutch Historical Buildings, I will also share my knowledges of Dutch Colonialism Histories to all my Guests.
  • Fifth, we will take the Commuter Line again from Jakarta Kota Station to Juanda Station to visit and enter the Istiqlal biggest Mosque in south east asia. We will wear the special Outfits from the Mosque then the Public Relation Staff of the Mosque will lead us to enter the Mosque and explain us more detail about the Mosque, I will also enter the Mosque to help my Guests taking nice pictures inside the Mosque.
  • After Mosque, we can also visit the Cathedral Church that is located just in front of Istiqlal Mosque. Then the Walkingtour ends either at the Istiqlal Mosque or at the Cathedral Church.

Here is My Walkingtour Instagram account http://bit.ly/3tfEAqw

About the tipping : 
This Jakarta Walking Tour does not have set a price, instead each person must give the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 / $10 to €50 / $50 per person or in Rupiah is around Rp. 160.000 to Rp. 800.000 per person depending on the guest's satisfaction with the tour).🙏😉 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    14, Central Cikini Building, Jl. Ciki...
    14, Central Cikini Building, Jl. Cikini Raya No.14, RT.14/RW.5, Cikini, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10330, Indonesia
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    Capsule Hotel New Batavia in Cikini area Menteng, Central Jakarta

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Capsule Hotel New Batavia

    The meeting point is in the lobby of Capsule Hotel New Batavia

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Monumen Nasional

    At the Monument Nasional we will enter the building then inside is the historical museum that tells us about the histories of the past colonisations in Indonesia

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Istiqlal Mosque

    At the Istiqlal Mosque we will enter and see the beautiful islamic architecture then we will know the history of this biggest mosque in south east asia

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Glodok Chinatown Market

    We will enter the Chinatown traditional market, here we can try the local snacks and the local fruits, then we will enter the buddhist temple of Vihara Dharma Bakti.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Taman Fatahillah

    Taman Fathillah is known as well as the old town square of Jakarta. Here we will see the Old Dutch buildings.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa

    Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa is the oldest harbor in Jakarta, here we can take the small boat to go around the harbor / port to see the old big boats around then we will stop then continue to walk to the local neighborhood.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Janet 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Fajars is an excellent guy. Looked after us all day, nothing was too much trouble, professional. The places we visited were so good because we got a real feeling of Jakarta, by walking, commuter train,, minivan and boat. The information and history he gave us was not too much, perfect. Really recommend this city tour.
Gabriella 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
He was very informative, helpful, and kind. Fajar helped answered all of my questions. He was personal and shared insights and stories he had experienced.
Arin 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Very good guide with Fajar, pleasant guy to hang out with and get to know and very informative tour.
Tessa 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Absolutely recommend this tour. Amazing! We visited so many different spots but it was never boring and we got enough rest despite the long tour and hot weather!
Stephen 13 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Fajars looked after a large group of us. Traveled by train, by angkot, by boat and walking to see the sites. Plenty of places to purchse water supplied and a great cafe (Djakarte) for much needed food and drinks. Also tried several local snacks. Fajars went above and beyong to coordinat with our hosts to book taxi's and help us get back - only 26 million people in Jakarta. It was really helpful. Thanks
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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