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Jakarta Extension

Spend a couple of days exploring Indonesia's often hectic and bustling but always fascinating capital

Try a 4-day extension to Jakarta before your Java tour

For those with the time and inclination try a 4-day, 3 night Jakarta extension prior to the start of your Java tour in nearby Yogyakarta.

Huge and bustling, often hectic and congested but always fascinating, we’ll show you what we reckon are a few of its highlights. Discover Glodok, the City’s vibrant Chinatown area; the fascinating National Museum and Jakarta’s traditional port district, Sunda Kelapa¬†as well as the old Dutch quarter of Batavia, now known as Kota Tua and the ultra-modern and truly spectacular Istiqlal Mosque – said to be the largest in Southeast Asia.

Keeping to our usual style the city tour also offers opportunities to discover Jakarta’s vibrant street-life, meet some of the very friendly inhabitants and, last but not least, sample some of the sumptuous local cuisine!

The extension is perhaps ideally fitted in en-route to Yogyakarta (most international flights travel via Singapore with its numerous connecting flights) for our 2-week Java tour, although should scheduling be more convenient it can also be slotted in post-tour with a domestic flight from Denpasar to Jakarta.

Our extension price includes return airport transfers, 3 nights at Harris Vertu Hotel (or similar), all entrance fees, guide services and meals as indicated but due to highly fluctuating pricing, the short domestic flight from Jakarta to Yogyakarta is supplementary.

(Many thanks to Sally Arnold for her excellent Jakarta shots.)



Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.

Day 1 - Jakarta - arrival and afternoon stroll

Morning arrival in Indonesia’s bustling capital and transfer to your centrally located, downtown hotel. Some time to relax before stretching your legs with a leisurely afternoon, introductory stroll and an opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine with a local-style welcome dinner,

Overnight: Jakarta Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: D,

Day 2 - Jakarta; walking tour of the old Dutch Quarter and port

Our selection, amid Jakarta’s myriad sights, includes a morning walking tour of the old Dutch Quarter – formerly known as Batavia – plus the colourful port district of Sunda Kelapa. In the afternoon we’ll continue our tour of the City’s historic heart with iconic Fatahillah Square also home to the unusual Puppet Museum.

Overnight: Jakarta Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: B, L,

Day 3 - Jakarta - Chinatown and the National Museum

In the morning we’ll take in two of the City’s most famous religious monuments; the Istqlal Mosque – said to be Southeast Asia’s largest – and the spectacular neo=gothic Dutch-period cathedral. Our afternoon programme continues with a walking tour of Chinatown as well as a visit to the spectacular National Museum.

Overnight: Jakarta Transport: Minibus, Walk,  Meals: B,

Day 4 - Morning at leisure and flight to Yogyakarta

Morning at leisure before boarding the airport rail link for the short flight from Jakarta to Yogyakarta in Central Java. (Departure time depending upon schedules.)

Due to fluctuating pricing, the short domestic flight to Yogyakarta is not included.

Transport: Train, Plane,  Meals: B, 

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Indonesia. Jakarta, Kota by Sally Arnold

Just a few of the many highlights

A 4-day extension to Indonesia's bustling capital city including historic and modern sites and of course Jakarta's vibrant street-life and rich cuisine.

  • The fascinating National Museum provides a great introduction to the country's history and culture
  • Walking tour of Golodok, the City's large and colourful old Chinatown district
  • Check-out the lively, colourful and photogenic port area of Sunda Kelapa
  • Kota Tua, historic former Batavia founded in the 17th-century by the Dutch East India Company
  • Visit the impressive, neo-gothic St Mary's Cathedral as well as the spectacular Istiqlal Mosque
  • Last but not least, take in the vibrant street-life, meet the friendly locals and discover the wonderful cuisine

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