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Sunda Kelapa (Jakarta Old Port) Tours

Sunda Kelapa (Jakarta Old Port)
Jakarta’s old port, Sunda Kelapa is a popular stop on any tour of historic Jakarta (or Batavia, as it once was). Wooden 2-masted pinisi sailing ships still moor here, while porters move goods to and fro as they have since the 13th century. Converted warehouses hold the Maritime Museum, and a watchtower and lighthouses stand guard over the bustling harbor.

The Basics
It’s easy enough to wander around Sunda Kelapa, and the harbor is an essential stop on any guided or self-guided tour of Old Batavia (Kota Tua) or Jakarta Old Town. Arrange for a private guide to learn more about the role the vanished town of Sunda Kelapa played in Jakarta’s—and Indonesia’s—history. Guides can help negotiate a boat ride around the harbor. Organized walking tours make navigating both old port and old town a breeze.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A must-do for history buffs, Sunda Kelapa is one of Jakarta’s most authentic attractions—smells and all.
  • You might see Sunda Kelapa signposted as “Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa”: the word “pelabuhan” simply means port, or harbor, in Indonesian.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to visit Old Batavia. The cobblestones can be hard on the feet.
  • The 2-masted pinisi sailing ships are a traditional Indonesian craft. Generally made on the island of Sulawesi, they are still very much working vessels.

How to Get There
About half a mile (1 kilometer) north of Fatahillah Square, the heart of Jakarta Old Town, Sunda Kelapa port is easy to reach on foot from Old Town or the Kota Tua bus station. While the subway system remains uncompleted, many visitors prefer to explore Jakarta either with a private driver or on an organized tour.

When to Get There
While the bustling fish market that used to bring the harbor to life burned down some years ago, early morning is still a great time to visit Sunda Kelapa port. The sailors sleep on their boats and get up around dawn, when the light is right for photography. During the middle of the day, it can be extremely hot. 

From Sunda Kelapa to Jakarta
Sunda Kelapa was the original settlement on which Jakarta is based. After Prince Fatahillah destroyed the original port in 1527, he rebuilt it and called it Jayakarta, meaning “Victorious City.” Almost a century later, Dutch colonial forces destroyed Jayakarta and built a canal city, which they called Batavia, in its place. When Indonesia achieved independence after World War II, the city took the name Djakarta (Jakarta).
Address: Jalan Maritim Raya, Jakarta 14430, Indonesia
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Private Half-day Tour : Visit Highlights Places of Jakarta (4 Hours)

Private Half-day Tour : Visit Highlights Places of Jakarta (4 Hours)

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Enjoy your last or first day on Jakarta. The tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of culture and tradition. • Explore the landmark of Jakarta, historic sites and interesting places in Jakarta. • Learn about Indonesia's history and the struggle to get independence. • Included Hotel (Jakarta Area) Pick-up & Drop-off Service.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$45.00
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Jakarta is great place to learn more about Indonesia’s complicated history, variety of culture and unique heritage of Indonesia. There are many historical places that prove that Indonesia’s great history took place in Jakarta. The historical tour presents the uniqueness of Jakarta City with various kinds of history, culture and tradition.
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Halfday Excursion Old city Batavia with Lunch,Free Souvenir & Insurance

Halfday Excursion Old city Batavia with Lunch,Free Souvenir & Insurance

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You can choose the time for pickup at Lobby hotel (09.00 am or 13.00 pm) Visit China Town with Temple, Santa Maria de Fatimah (China Katholik Church), Sunda Kelapa harbour (Old Harbour), Batavia town, Indonesian shadow puppets studio, Merdeka Square, Presidential palace, Istiqlal mosque, Katedral Church, Jakarta Historical Museum, Monas (National Monument), Lunch at restaurant and back to your hotel. This package include Lunch, International Insurance, Mineral water per bottle, and Free Souvenir.
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$70.00
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Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch

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Discover the heritage that lies beneath Jakarta’s high-rise surface on this private guided door-to-door tour. Start the day with Jakarta Cathedral, Istiqlal Mosque, the National Museum, the National Monument, and the sailing ships of Sunda Kelapa Harbor. Then savor a local restaurant lunch before you explore beautiful Jakarta Old Town.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tour: The Old Batavia Trail from Jakarta

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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As the biggest city in the Indonesian archipelago, Jakarta can feel like a daunting place to explore. Orient yourself in the bustling metropolis with ease on a private tour that provides a comprehensive introduction for first-time visitors. Traveling by private and air-conditioned vehicle allows you skip the hassle of navigating the capital's busy roads, while exploring with a guide results in historical and cultural information that you won't find in the guide book. 
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Skip the hassles of self-driving Jakarta, southeast Asia’s gridlock capital. Instead, check off historic sights and essential landmarks with a private guide and separate driver on this door-to-door tour. See Monas (the National Monument of Indonesia), and the Istiqlal Mosque; stroll Jakarta Old Town, explore Jakarta Chinatown (Glodok), and photograph the sailing ships at Sunda Kelapa harbor. Along the way, feast on an authentic local lunch.
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HALFDAY Sunset in Batavia Town with FREE Souvenir & dinner at Cafe Batavia

HALFDAY Sunset in Batavia Town with FREE Souvenir & dinner at Cafe Batavia

This package, you can feel diffrent style for Jakarta in the night, with situation, wheather, culture, hospitality and story from Batavia era last time. Romantic dinner at Batavia Cafe is unforgettable memories during the sun goes down in Fatahillah Square view. You will enjoy dinner sitting by the window on second floor of cafe. providing abundant light into the interior as well as a view of Fatahillah square and the colonial buildings surrounding it. The interior of Cafe Batavia is furnished with a 1930s theme. Vintage photographs of 1930s celebrities and royalty decorate the main dining hall. This package include Dinner at Cafe Batavia, International Insurance, and Fee Souvenir. You can visit : 1. China town area known as Glodok with temple. 2. Red Shop Building 3. Draw bridge is a Dutch colonial landmark 4. Sunda Kelapa harbour. 5. Fatahillah Square 6. Indonesian shadow puppets show & studio 7. Dinner at Cafe Batavia
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  • 6 hours
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