OLDTOWN CYCLING TOUR (Private Cycling Tour)

Duration:
3 hours
Transport:
Cycling & Walking
Tour Type:
Private Cycling & Walking tour
Group size:
1-8 pax
Location:

Rp680,000.00

The old district of Jakarta was called as “The Queen of the East” in its glorious days. This tour will give comprehension about the reason of such name. If you love to cycle and  history, this tour is ideal for you. The best of the Old Town is revealed in this cycling tour. Listen to the stories about the Dutch trading company in it’s heyday that dominated the archipelago for hundred years. In this city, the new nation began to exist. By cycling and walking, you will visit Sunda Kelapa Harbour and Old Town precinct that have hidden jewels for you to explore.
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Description

PRICE

01 Pax           = IDR 680.000 / Pax
02 – 03  Pax  = IDR 470.000 / Pax
04 – 05 Pax   = IDR 370.000 / Pax
06 – 07 Pax   = IDR 330.000 / Pax
08 pax           = IDR 300.000 / Pax

(Price discount will be reflected on the cart page)

OVERVIEW

The old district of Jakarta was called as “The Queen of the East” in its glorious days. This tour will give comprehension about the reason of such name. If you love to cycle and  history, this tour is ideal for you. The best of the Old Town is revealed in this cycling tour. Listen to the stories about the Dutch trading company in it’s heyday that dominated the archipelago for hundred years. In this city, the new nation began to exist. By cycling and walking, you will visit Sunda Kelapa Harbour and Old Town precinct that have hidden jewels for you to explore.

HIGHLIGHT

half cycling and half walking tour to have close encounter with the local community
Learning about the old and modern architecture in Old Town
See the tranformation of Old Town since colonial era to the present days
Opportunity to get pictures of the behind the scene of Jakarta
Viewing the landscape of North Jakarta from top of a watchtower
Visit the less traveled alley in the Old Town

ITINERARY

Inside of the art-deco Kota Railway Station, greet your guide and get a historical overview of Old Town’s history. Proceed to Museum of Bank Indonesia via underpass tunnel. Illustration of the comparison between the town condition during the colonial era and present days will be given. This 200-years old museum which formerly was a central bank symbolizes the richness of the colony and exhibits the history of trading and money collections.
Next, we will ride a bicycle from Oldtown square to go to Sunda Kelapa harbour which was an old port of a Hindu kingdom before western traders came. Stroll inside the harbour where big wooden ships are parked and feel free to snap plenty images of its unique features. The history of Jakarta always related with maritime trading. Hence, Maritime Museum is the next destination. The building was formerly spice warehouses and spices was very important comodities traded by the colonial. Here we will provide information about the history of colonization in the Archipelago. Climb up to the watchtower and view the scenary of North Jakarta.
The bicycle tour continues to Kota Intan Bridge which is a typical Dutch wooden bridge that still exist in the present day. Wonder along the Kalibesar Canal bank where it was the prosperous vein heart of the city until the turning of 20th century. Drop off the bicycle back at Oldtown square and continue the tour to Fatahillah museum which name is derived from a Javanese General that led the expulsion of the first western power. Inside the museum you have a chance to see the underground dungeon and memorial of a tragic event. The journey inside these former city hall concludes the stories of the Old Town which is full of pain and glorious chapters.

INCLUSION

English speaking guide
Bike rent
Entrance tickets as per itinerary
Mineral water
Pocket map

EXCLUSION

Optional activities other than specified, Meals, Travel insurance, Guide tips

IMPORTANT NOTES

Physical activity level : 3/5
Meeting Point : Kota Railway station (Stasiun Kota) In front of 7-11 store
Please bring umbrella, in case of raining especially during rainiy season (October – April)
Method of travelling : Cycling and Walking
Minimum and Maximum Pax : 1- 8 Pax
Please prepare to wear comfortable clothes  & shoes(Jakarta’s weather is all-time warm and humid)
This tour is not recommended/suitable for wheelchair and baby strollers
Booking for sunday is available by appoinment. Please send a request via email to info@walkindies.co
There is no tour on Monday, because all museum are closed
The tour is not available during public holiday  

MEETING POINT 

Oldtown Railway Station (Stasiun Kota) in front of Starbuck Coffee Shop

Meeting Point : Kota Railway Station (Stasiun Kota) In front of 7-11 store

Additional information

Tour Language

English, Indonesia

Tour Hours

08:30 – 11:30, 13:30 – 16:30

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