Jakarta Top Attractions essential walking tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Kenya
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

See the most iconic 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 at the streets. 

One of the Highlights:

  • Walking and imagine Cikini street's or Menteng district appearance in the past when Europeans primarily lived
  • Experience the train like a local via Cikini Station
  • Getting a train to Kota Tua (Old Town) centre of commerce in the 16 century surrounded by colonial-style Dutch buildings 
  • Walking to Glodok (China Town), the Chinese market
  • Taste the local delicacies of the street food
  • Experiencing the local market Pasar Senen (by request) 
  • Visiting the Mosque Istiqlal, the biggest mosque of South East Asia

What to bring?

-Small cash for the local public transportation (train ticket or bus) 
-Cash to taste Indonesian snacks, exotic fruits at the market or traditional lunch 
-Umbrella or raincoat if it's cloudy 

##No shorts or skirts for the visit of the Mosque 

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  • 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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    I will be at the lobby of the hostel Capsule Hotel Old Batavia

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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Esther 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
The tour with Kenya is like hanging out with a friend who takes you to fun spots in the city. Chill vibe, cool places and a nice taste of what Jakarta has to offer! Would highly recommend if you just arrived in Jakarta and don’t know where to start! You’ll probably will meet some nice fellow travelers as wel :)
Jonathan 11 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Superb - Kenya really brought the experience to life with her fun, informative and highly engaging style. Would highly recommend!
Claudia-Alexandra 24 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
We enjoyed our walking tour with Kenya very much. Even though there were just the two of us she didn't cancel the tour and walked us through interesting and delicious Jakarta. Our highlights were Chinatown and the Istiqlal Mosque. We warmly recommend taking a tour with Kenya!
Stefanie 12 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Kenya was great! She happily accepted to the tour just with my myself which other tour guides would normally cancel. Kenya also coordinated the tour so I could be back in time for my flight. I loved catching the train and other public transport which is an opportunity to see the real Jakarta. Loved sampling the local food and learning about Jakarta. Kenya was well informed and passionate about Jakarta. I highly recommend this tour.
Michael 09 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Kenya and the group was just great. I had a blast ❤️
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
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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