Jakarta Art, History & Culture Walking Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Kenya
Quality Verified Registered on December 20, 2022

Hey Adventurers! My name is Kenya! I'm originally from Indonesia, born in Kenya, and seasoned in Morocco for a whole decade. I'm fluent in English , French, and Indonesian: I'm your language ninja:). Growing up abroad gifted me a passport full of friendships and a love for the diverse beauty of countries and cultures. Now back in Indonesia, I've embraced the backpacker hostel life—meeting fascinating people from all walks of life and happily trading knowledge. Being part of these hostel encounters has sparked my desire to showcase my incredible city. Make people discovering cultures stemming from thousands of ethnic groups, savoring cuisines from various corners of Indonesia, and immersing ourselves in its one-of-a-kind traditions. However, some folks might say new travelers to "get out of Jakarta as fast as you can", but I'm here to prove them wrong! Jakarta is my playground, and I'm eager to showcase its lively, vibrant, and downright charming side. So, buckle up for a tour filled with laughter, delightful culinary surprises, and the warmest smiles Jakarta has to offer. I'm not just a guide; I'm your humorous, friendly, and ever-helpful companion. Let's make your Jakarta adventure unforgettable! 😄🌍🍜

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Unveil the most iconic local landmarks of Jakarta with a friendly local guide.

Gain an insight into the history of Jakarta, its culture and its beautiful people as we visit the touristy spots while we'll walk throuh the streets. 

*What are The Highlights?*

-🎨Witnessing the mural or performance art at Taman Ismail Marzuki, central hub for the Indonesian arts

-🚶‍♂️Walking and imagining the Cikini street's appearance in the past when Europeans primarily lived

-🚇Experiencing the train like locals via Cikini Station by train to Kota Tua (Old Town) centre of commerce in the 16th century surrounded by colonial-style Dutch buildings

-🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️Exploring the traditional market Glodok (China Town)

-🍽Tasting the local delicacies of the street food at Glodok

-⛩️Visiting the Chinese Buddhist  Temple

Visiting the Mosque Istiqlal, the biggest Mosque of South East Asia

+ A surprise venue 🥳

a surprise venue or traditional experience will be tailored sponstaniously in a unique day and date of our excursion. Whether it is a significant artsy, cultural event, a local festival, or a hidden gem that's only accessible on certain days

*What to bring?*  

  1. Cash to experience the local public transportation (train ticket or bus)
  2. Cash to savour the Indonesian snacks, exotic fruits at the market or traditional lunch 
  3.  Cap 🧢 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Jl. Cikini Raya No.8, Cikini, Kec. Me...
    Jl. Cikini Raya No.8, Cikini, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10330, Indonesia
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    I will be at the Taman Ismail Marzuki in front of the Man Statue (Violin Player statue).

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    Free admission
    Taman Ismail Marzuki

    🎭Taman Ismail Marzuki: Delve into Jakarta's cultural scene at this vibrant arts and cultural complex, offering a diverse range of performances and exhibitions.

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    Free admission
    Istiqlal Mosque

    🕌 Istiqlal Mosque: Marvel at Southeast Asia's largest mosque, a monumental landmark in Jakarta that holds great cultural and spiritual significance.

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    Outside visit
    Old Town

    🏰 Old Town: Immerse yourself in Jakarta's history as we explore the 17th-century historical center, Batavia, established by the Dutch East India Company.

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    Free admission
    Vihara Dharma Bhakti

    🕉️ Vihara Buddhist Temple (1650): Witness the charm of one of Jakarta's oldest temples, celebrated for its exquisite architecture and rich cultural heritage.

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    Free admission
    Glodok Pancoran

    🏮 Glodok - Jakarta's Chinatown: Step into one of Indonesia's oldest Chinese communities, founded in the 17th century, and discover the vibrant culture.

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).

Tour opinions

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Sophie 13 Jul 2024

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
We had an amazing time with Kenya. She is a wonderful human and created authentic insights in the variety of the Jakartan culture.
Nick 11 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Kenya brought us to various less known spots like the viewing gallery at the top of the national library and a wayang studio. She was also very friendly and answered all our questions, giving us a quick but valuable insider glimpse into how jakartans live their lives and view their country. Glad to have gone on the walk with her! :)
Gennaro 06 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Il walking tour a Jakarta con Kenya è stata un'esperienza straordinaria. Kenya è stata incredibilmente gentile e disponibile, facendoci sentire tutti a nostro agio sin dal primo momento. La sua conoscenza della città e della sua storia è impressionante, e ha condiviso con noi molte informazioni interessanti e curiosità che non avremmo mai scoperto da soli. Quello che ha reso il tour ancora più speciale è stato il fatto che Kenya si è trattenuta oltre l'orario previsto, assicurandosi che avessimo visitato tutti i punti di interesse e rispondendo pazientemente a tutte le nostre domande. La sua passione per Jakarta è evidente e contagiosa, e ha reso questa esperienza davvero memorabile. Consiglio vivamente il walking tour con Kenya a chiunque visiti Jakarta. È un'opportunità unica per scoprire la città attraverso gli occhi di una guida esperta e appassionata. Grazie, Kenya, per aver reso il nostro viaggio così speciale!
Dalila 03 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Kenya is just the greatest tour guide you can find, despite her amazing contagious laugh ☺️, her professionality and her passion for showing you around are the best way to welcome you in Jakarta! You will learn a lot of history and interesting topics. And you can just be chilled and relaxed walking around as shi is taking with you along the tour. What else can I say? There is no better way to visit this city, Kanya will make the best out of it! ❤️❤️❤️🇮🇩🇮🇩🇮🇩
Franco 03 Jul 2024

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Ik heb vandaag deze tour gedaan in Jakarta, waarbij Kenya , een local, je meeneemt naar de mooie, interessante en historische plekken van Jakarta, waar je als tourist zelf niet snel zou komen! Tevens een hele lieve vrouw, echt een aanrader dus! 🤩 Franco
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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