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Private Tour: Half-Day National Museum and Old Harbour Tour from Jakarta

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    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 historical important city. The former Batavia times and its vast collection and artefacts are mere a few of the sights and sounds, one has to 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.

    Your driver, accompanied by a professional, licensed guide will welcome you in your hotel lobby in the heart of Jakarta to show you the must-sees during this half day exploration. We start the tour at the National Museum (closed on Mondays and Public Holidays), Indonesia’s pride for preserving its past; a collection of historical, prehistoric, archaeological and ethnographic aspects of Indonesia is on display here, spread around various rooms and exhibitions. Outside its ever-expanding collection of cultural instruments, household utensils and a selection of objects d’art, it has one of the most complete collections in the country of bronzes and ceramics dating back to the Han, Tang and Ming Dynasties, referring to the Chinese influences in the country.

    Jakarta would never become an economic powerhouse, had it not been constructed so near the sea. The more than 500 year old Sunda Kelapa Harbour was the essential link to bridge the gap from trade ships entering Indonesia for import and export purpose of all kinds of goods. Construction of the harbour began during the Pajajarn Kingdom era in the early 15th century and still is a highly important maritime docking point for modern Indonesia. Although modern times have entered the harbour, traditional wooden Makassar schooners, called ‘Phinisi’, are still used as preferred means of transportation between the other Indonesian islands. Snapping some pictures here to remind you of traditions kept alive in a fast growing and modern Jakarta are of the essence!

    It is time to head back to your centrally-located Jakarta hotel (other regions can be included but surcharges may apply), ending a short introduction of what makes Jakarta such an interesting city.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Jakarta hotels
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Centrally located Jakarta hotels
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Shared pickup and drop-off at hotels in central Jakarta
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Transfers to and from hotels that are located outside of Jakarta are not included
    • Transfers to and from the cruise port outside of Jakarta is not included (can be arranged for an additional supplement)
    • Harbor entrance fees are not included and supplements may apply
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This tour is only operated in the morning
    • The National Museum in Jakarta is closed every Monday and Public Holidays, alternative sightseeing will be provided during these days
    • The mentioned excursion durations are approximations; we are unable to exactly predict the total duration from pick-up to drop-off based on unforeseen circumstances such as traffic and weather conditions and the routing the driver has to take to get all customers on the vehicle.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Initially we were quite concerned with the strange communications with the Tour company running this.They are Bali- based and gave us the phone no. for Mr Happy (I`m not kidding) in Jakarta. Mr Happy required us to text our voucher details as he had no knowledge of us or our
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