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Jakarta tours and excursions

Jakarta tours

Walking tours

Jakarta Good Guide offer highly recommended tours run by friendly, knowledgeable guides who know the city and its history inside out. Tours depart daily on weekdays at 9am, and destinations include the Old Town, Chinatown and the city centre; participants are asked to pay-as-you-wish. A food tour departs every evening at 6.30pm from Monday to Friday for a set fee and is a great opportunity to learn about and sample typical Indonesian cuisine.

Tel: +62 856 766 9954.

City tours

City Tour Jakarta offer a number of tours of Jakarta, including a 2-3 hour trip seeing the city's most important monuments and an antiques market, and a day trip visiting the Old Town, a mangrove forest and fishing village to the north.

Tel: +62 821 1243 8333.

Jakarta excursions

Puncak Highland

Escape the heat and bustle of Jakarta by taking a guided day trip by car into the hills of Puncak Highland, 4,290ft (1,500m) above sea level. The itinerary takes ten hours and includes a visit to a tea plantations, fruit orchards and Bogor Botanical Gardens, plus lunch at a local restaurant.

Tel: +44 203 3478 5933.


The capital of West Java province, Bandung is 2.5 hours from Jakarta. Day trips include a visit to the crater rim of Tangkuban perahu volcano, Caitor hot springs and a tea plantation, plus a stop at a handicrafts centre in Bandung itself. Tour fees generally involve a pick up from your hotel, air-conditioned transport, lunch and the services of a guide.

Tel: +62 361 285771.
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Oakwood Premier Cozmo

Minutes from Ambassador Mall and Kuningan City Mall, the Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta offers guests 5-star quality, air-conditioned rooms in the middle of Jakarta’s high-class shopping and entertainment district. Guests can choose between rooms or apartments, and the hotel comes with an outdoor pool and fitness center in addition to four restaurants and 3 coffee shops on the premises.

Gondia International Guesthouse

This homely guesthouse with a small garden in a quiet street provides a good respite from Jakarta. It's a decent alternative from the hostels and guesthouses of Jalan Jaksa and has comfy rooms and a friendly ambience.

Red Planet Hotel Pasar Baru

Right next door to the famous Ramayana Pasar Baru market, this hip hotel offers guests the chance to explore Central Jakarta without straying too far from their accommodation. Each room has free Wi-Fi, custom-made beds, flat-screen TVs, and of course air conditioning to survive the year-round sky-high temperatures.

Grand Hyatt

Only in the moderately priced bracket if booked in advance because this is a luxurious residence bearing the hallmarks of quality expected from a Grand Hyatt. Located in the Pinheiros financial district, it has all the amenities you could wish for, including high speed internet, a choice of bars and restaurants, 466 rooms and suites and an exemplary spa. The Wine Library bar offers guests a giddying choice of 2,500 bottles. Breakfast included.

Harris Suites fX Sudirman

This budget hotel is housed in a beautiful high-rise building in the heart of Jakarta's CBD, with direct access to fX Sudirman Mall and Plaza Senayan for travellers who want to save on accommodation but spend big in Jakarta's famous shopping malls. Harris Suites offers free Wi-Fi for all guests and complimentary water, tea, and coffee in their modern, bright, and clean rooms.

Novotel Jakarta Gajah Mada

This 4-star hotel is located near Batavia, Jakarta's Old Town, so guests can enjoy all the cultural, artistic, and leisure activities that North Jakarta has to offer. In addition to using the hotel's modern meeting rooms, guests can enjoy delicious meals at the in-house restaurant or relax at the pool, sauna, or spa.