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Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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Venture into the 13th-century streets of Jakarta, formerly Batavia, accompanied by a private guide who sheds light on its Dutch colonial history. You’ll explore Glodok, Indonesia’s oldest Chinatown, characterized by winding lanes and red-tiled roofs. See multiple attractions including the Chinese temple Jin De Yuan and the Dutch drawbridge, and stroll through Fatahillah Square and the Jalan Surabaya flea market. Visit the Wayang Museum for a look at kulit shadow puppets, stop by Sunda Kelapa Harbor, and view cultural artifacts at the National Museum of Indonesia.
  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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Professional guide
Share Hotel pickup and drop-off at Hotels in central Jakarta (North, East, South, West only)
Private tour
Food and drinks
Transfers from and to Hotels that are located outside of Jakarta are not included
Transfers from and to the harbor (supplements apply)
Harbor entrance fees are not included and supplements may apply

Departure Point

Centrally located Jakarta hotels
9:00 AM

Return Details

Centrally located Jakarta hotels
Location Name: Centrally located Jakarta hotels Return Location: Centrally located Jakarta hotels
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail.
What is the social distancing policy during Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Jakarta’s Old Batavia Trail.


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Not sure about any of it, terrible but funny and memorable for sure
, Sep 2019
I don't know if it was the content or the guide that was problematic. We were 2 people on a private tour and the guide didn't seem to want to be there. To be fair though, my colleague and I travel a lot and are not garden variety tourists. We went first to the national museum, where there is not a lot of English explaining the exhibits and the guide didn't seem to be much help. English-speaking guide was also a bit of an overstatement. A lot of the exhibits didn't seem to make any sense or to have any continuity, and by the time I realized we were being shown things backwards (there are arrows on the floor), my soul was dead and I didn't care anymore. Then we went to Chinatown. Anyone who has been to Chinatowns anywhere else in the world is likely to feel pangs of disappointment, as this is more of a farmers market with a few other vendors thrown in. That was a quick walk, with the guide moving through the alleyways with the speed of an F1 pace car, leaving us no real time to look at anything. I wish I would have made him stop so I could take a picture of all the small frogs tied to a table. We then went to some museum on Fatahillah Square but again, disinterested guide coupled with very little English descritption meant it was more of a brisk walk through a disjointed collection of things in a dense crowd than anything else. We then went to see a puppet maker and he was FANTASTIC! Really friendly and informative and spoke very good English. I'd have happily paid to have him take us around the rest of the afternoon. I don't know if we had any choice about eating lunch at Café Batavia. We were just taken there and that was it. There were other more interesting looking places in the area that wouldn't have involved being surrounded by Australians drinking cocktails out of coconuts. We did however have a excellent view of the square where what seemed to be a goth girl-pop group filming a music video, and that was well worth the price of lunch. Our guide didn't really even seem to know where we were supposed to go, as he then wanted to go to the market, but we wanted to see the puppet museum, which we were standing in front of. Again a not enthusiastic tour, but the place was wonderful and creepy . By then we still wanted to see the harbor, which we did, but desperately needed a drink so cut the market and had the guide and driver drop us near a bar. Somewhat agressive pestering for my contact info from the guide.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Dear Niemi, Thank you very much for sharing your valuable feedback with the community. While we always strive for perfection we are certainly disappointed that we have fallen short in delivering a positive and memorable experience during your booked tour in Jakarta this time around. Nevertheless we would like to ensure that this has been an isolated incident as we are well known for anticipating guest needs and providing tours with excellent and passionate guides. Once again please do accept our sincere apology for not meeting your expectations and rest assure that we will review the occurred with the guide involved. We would be looking very much forward being to your service during a possible upcoming visit of yours to Indonesia - in order to prove that we can do much better. With warm regards Asian Trails Indonesia
Old Batavia is in a very poor...
, Oct 2016
Old Batavia is in a very poor area...not safe, we cannot walk around the hotel. The part of new JAkarta is worth tovisit
Tour guide is very excellent and...
Phanupong S
, Mar 2016
Tour guide is very excellent and flexible. Highly recommend

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