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Things To Do In Jakarta

Perpetually prepared for an enlightening experience and inventive ways to get inspired, you're prepared to explore new territory like the expert traveller you are. You're ready to set a course in a new direction. It's not difficult to fill your time, because Expedia can connect you with loads of things to do. Reserve your activities now, and all that's left to do is pack your trunk and prepare to have fun. Coming up: Jakarta!

  • The activities in Jakarta are not only top-notch, but they won't bust your budget. We have 20 things to do here, and you can get them beginning at £26. Reserve your favourite tours on Expedia for a great price, and you might still have enough cash for a fancy hotel or luxurious meal while you're travelling.
  • Jakarta is a favourite among travellers. In fact, many travellers have been visiting to learn about local culture and explore the best things to do, and a good portion of them can't wait to return. The most loved activities can grab the interest of even experienced travellers, and it's easy to see why. Our collection includes a wide range of entertainment and opportunities for excitement. With one-of-a kind ways to check out the best this area has to give like a Private Full-Day Bogor Botanical Gardens & Safari Park Tour, there is a huge selection of active options at your fingertips when you search through the inventory of activities here at Expedia.

You'll need a game plan to make the most of a trip to Jakarta, especially when you intend to schedule in trips to museums and outdoor activities. And we realise you don't want to hunker down in your hotel room遥ou're ready to get out and take it all in. You look forward to covering the most essential activities around, and an afternoon walk through charming neighbourhoods is an adventure all its own. Our activities are the perfect way to organise your getaway. Book professional regional tours on Expedia, and you'll never get lost.

Things to Do in Jakarta

One of the largest cities on Earth, the sprawling coastal metropolis of Jakarta is home to a staggering 10 million people. The burgeoning population of this Indonesian city on the island of Java is comprised of a wide range of nationalities and as such, the culture here is extremely diverse. Head to Jakarta’s fantasy world theme park, sample the unique local cuisines on offer in its eateries and from its street vendors, or visit Jakarta’s many landmarks from the Istiqlal mosque to the magnificent sapphire coastline.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Jakarta

National Monument — The staggering 132-metre high Indonesian National Monument was opened in 1975 to celebrate Indonesia’s independence from Dutch colonial rule. The observation deck offers astounding views across the skyline, which includes Indonesia’s tallest skyscraper. The striking gardens beneath host regular festivals and events.

Batavia — The old town district of Jakarta offers a vanishing hint of the city as it must have appeared during Dutch occupation in the 17th and 18th centuries. While some buildings crumble into dilapidated charm, others have been revitalised and now house institutions such as the Jakarta History Museum.

Menteng — With literally hundreds of street vendors selling food in Jakarta, you’ll have no problem find something to get your mouth watering. However, the food market held every night in the main park at Menteng offers some particular specialities. You’ll also find the Kunstkring Art Gallery here, which has an excellent restaurant on the ground floor.

Thousand Islands — Even in a city the size Jakarta, Indonesia’s natural splendour is never too far away. Located off the coast are thousands of islands of various sizes. Some offer scuba diving and snorkelling, while all promise a little peace and quiet from the hectic pace of life of this non-stop metropolis.

Things to See in Jakarta

From the neo-Gothic Jakarta Cathedral to Indonesia’s tallest building, the 250-metre high Wisma 46 skyscraper, the buildings here will constantly have you looking to the skies. To see it all, why not book a private tour of the city and the Indonesia Mini Park, a recreation park that encapsulates the entirety of Indonesian culture in one setting? This is definitely a great way to pack as much in as you can.

Things to Do in Jakarta

Wander through authentic bustling Chinese market stalls, sampling some fantastic cuisine along the way, with a small group tour of Jakarta’s Chinatown district. While Jakarta’s endless number of districts are replete with things to do, if you want a break from the wild pace of life, book a private tour to the Bogor Botanical Garden and Puncak. Just don’t be fooled by the name – this is no twee country garden. In true Indonesian style, Bogor is on the larger end of the scale. And as for Puncak, well, this mountain pass offers verdant tropical countryside the likes of which you will probably never have seen before.