Jakarta’s National Museum & Old Harbour
Museum & Old Harbour
Fast-moving, often slightly overwhelming for first-time visitors but holding on to centuries of
trade history. Two important landmarks are essential sights to get to know the capital
before moving on. Our introduction to Jakarta makes it all worthwhile.
WHY THIS TOUR?
The impressions when arriving for the first time in Jakarta may be somewhat overwhelming; a city that moves and shakes from early morning until the wee hours at night where cars and motorcycles form the background of what will leave an everlasting, positive impression.
Navigating through Indonesia’s capital may be a challenge when you aim to see what makes Jakarta such a historically important city. The former Batavia times and its vast collection and artefacts are merely a few of the sights and sounds, one must see when spending a couple of nights here. This half-day introduction to Jakarta is just what you need to get a taste of what this city is all about and has to offer.
09:00 - 16:00
Get a glimpse into Indonesia’s rich history and culture on this full-day tour that takes in Jakarta’s National Museum and bustling old harbour. Created especially for first-timers to Indonesia, this excursion delivers an overview of the country, its history and the people who reside here.
Our first stop is the National Museum, which features an extensive collection of artefacts and relics. This includes one of the country’s most complete collections of bronzes and ceramics dating back to the Han, Tang and Ming dynasties. The collection of cultural instruments, household utensils, and arts and crafts, provide a good introduction to the life of Indonesia’s various ethnic groups.
We then continue to 500-year-old Sunda Kelapa Harbour which played a vital role in the 15th century kingdom of Pajajaran and the spice trade. Today, it remains an important port for vessels from across Indonesia, and the brightly painted phinisi used for transporting goods from island to island can still be seen lining its shores.