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It was a very good tour of the Chinese quarters and Batavia. The reservation was very felxible and our guide Vera was excellent. She is very knowledgeable and nice. We also learned a lot about life and customs in Indonesia. And she had good advise for us on things to try out later on in the city.
March 17, 2018
I finally know more about the chinese heritage in Jalarta! As an Indonesian with chinese ancestors, i‘ve always wanted to explore the Chinatown in Jakarta. Although I used to go there almost every weekend with my family in my childhood, i never have a chance to really knew it nor explore it thoroughly. So as i learned that Jakarta Walking Tour offer a walking tour in Chinatown, i took the chance immediately. The guide (Vera) is very nice, helpful and really fun to be around!Thank you so much Jakarta Walking Tour! Hope to join other tours of yours.
December 15, 2017
I did the food tour on Friday. What a marvellous experience this was and I highly recommend it. The food I ate was interesting and nearly all delicious. Vera had taken the time to prepare by asking about my background and food interests so she was able to create a walk which introduced me to new dishes which I liked and also include great examples of some of my favourite regional dishes. If this tour had been just about the food it would have been a fantastic experience, but it was so much more than that. Vera is a former journalist and translator who really knows Jakarta inside out; we talked about all manner of Jakarta life, history and current affairs. This was my first visit to Jakarta and I finished the walking tour not only with a very over-stuffed stomach but also a feeling that I was starting to orient myself with a new city and understand much better what everyday life is like for people in Jakarta. I will definitely take another of Vera's tours next time I'm in Jakarta and I really do urge anyone visiting to do this tour.
February 5, 2017
Vera T. was so sweet, professional, and informative about Indonesian food and culture. She catered to my individual tastes and was not forceful, just suggestive. Anyone who takes the tour should bring their appetite, an open mind, and comfortable shoes. I went out of my way financially and time contrainst-wise to fly down to Jakarta from Shanghai just for this experience, literally. So made it so worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
September 9, 2017
Me and my colleagues had only one day in Jakarta before travelling on for work and I honestly can't see a better way to see the city than through sampling the local food. We took the Jakarta food tour and our guide Eti was superb, energetic, enthusiastic and very knowledgable. We got to sample food in the streets and in restaurants, she even took us for a walk at the monument and accompanied us to a supermarket. Everything she chose was clean and fresh and after the 4 hours we were filled both with food and a beautiful sense of the city. Highly recommended and be sure to come with an empty stomac! A must for foodies!
February 21, 2018
I had a wonderful time exploring Jakarta's food scene with Vera. Vera's associates were very prompt with responding to my last-minute private tour request and was very organized with the directions and meeting place. Vera was a wonderful representative of her country's cuisine and was a pleasure to talk to. She personally selects all the stops which incorporated very local spots that I would never explore on my own. I was able to taste not only some delicious food, but interesting local cuisine as well, which I was looking forward to. She was very knowledgeable with not only the food but with her country's history and I felt that I had a very great, well-rounded tour. I would definitely recommend going on this tour with Vera!
August 23, 2017
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It was our first night in Jakarta and Eti took four of us on a tour of Indonesian street food that was far surpassed our expectations. Lots of endless food (you can order as much as you like as long as you eat it) from all sorts of street vendors, restaurants and stalls. We just kept food hopping including a, trying to pace ourselves with small portions of everything. Even had a 3 wheeled becak or tuk tuk ride to change locations. Eti, who was fun and spoke great english, was willing to keep going but finally we couldn't eat or drink (no alcohol) any more and had to go home. HIGHLY recommended. And she sent us the pictures she had taken of our experience a few days later.
I thoroughly enjoyed my walking tour of Jakarta with Vera. I was able to carve out 8 hours to see the City and she filled it full of authentic experiences. We explored several open markets, sampled street food and fruits I have never seen before, the Museum Bank of Indonesia, Jakarta Old Town Square, the Grand Mosque, Catholic Cathedral and National Monument Park. Vera took the time to answer my many questions and also provided details I couldn't have anticipated about Indonesia's history, hybrid culture and religions. Vera personified the vibe I got from Indonesia; friendly, open minded, hardworking and culturally cosmopolitan.
I arrived alone in Jakarta and was quite overwhelmed by all the new impressions. I booked the food tour to get in touch with the street food culture and the locals and can highly recommend it! Eti was great, she spoke perfect english and we chatted 5 hours straight. She even was so nice to take me to a rooftop bar in her free time after the tour so I could see the skyline. Food was tasty and authentic. Definitly worth the money!
Had a great time on our food tour at China town. Vera was great with both my my elderly mom at 74 and youngest son at 5! We had a blast and we enjoy every moment of it. Food was great, chat and sharing was fantastic. Is a must try guys!
Vera took my family for two half day guided tours of Jakarta, to help us get to know interesting aspects of our new home. She did a wonderful job and the tours were really interesting for our whole group, and lots of fun too. Vera was incredibly thoughtful and even bought special gifts for my kids which was a lovely gesture. We'll definitely arrange another tour with Vera again when we have visitors to Jakarta.
I was in Jakarta as a visiting professor. I was new to the city and as a female traveling alone it was great to find this tour group. Vera was awesome in exploring Jakarta with me and I have so many wonderful pictures and information to take back to my students. She geared the entire day toward my interests. Vera knows the city, has great stories and information, and is just an awesome and fun person. She is willing to reach out to others thoughout your walk; indeed we ran into another USA researcher during our walks and ended up having coffee together and chatting. She has a set tour as we saw mosque, cathedral etc., but it is such that you can take advantage of what happens to be in the city on the day of your walk. At the National Monument we stopped to watch the practing for the Independence holiday and stopped for a marching band. Thank you Vera for a wonderful and fun experience of the people and places in Jakarta.
We loved our walking tour with Vera. We took the Jakarta Cultural and Religious walking tour and could not have been happier. We walked through historic markets, saw areas and monuments of historical significance, visited the grand mosque, and sampled Indonesian fruits. Vera had a deep knowledge of Indonesian history and was able to give us a nuanced and fascinating glimpse into the layers that make Indonesia what it is. She even stayed with us an extra 45 minutes to answer our questions about Indonesian politics! Thank you so much!
I really enjoyed the walking tour with my husband.
Vera showed us the way so easily not only in crossing the crowded traffic ^o^
but also in sharing some kind of philosophy. We found it very interesting. Banyak terima kasih.
Vera is a wonderful tour guide. I had one of my friends come and visit me from the U.S., and even though I live in Jakarta she took us to many sights I had not heard of. I highly recommend these tours.
Remember that word. What is it you ask? It is a concoction of pure deliciousness that you can customize to your liking (sweet, savory, or somewhere in between). Had we not gone on the food tour with Vera, we never would have discovered this pancake/cake/heavenly treat, as well as numerous other goodies to eat.
My husband and I had never been to Indonesia, and we are so so happy that we decided to do this tour with Vera. We arrived just when the holy month of Ramadan was just starting, so nobody was eating anything during the day (fasting). We did the cultural part of the tour, visiting the gigantic mosque and other local parks/neighborhoods, during the day. At night is when the fun truly began, because that's when everyone came out to eat!
Walking along the narrow sidewalks, uncountable motorcycles zipping by, smelling all the different food vendors wares - it was quite an experience. We sampled meatballs, soups, sesame-coated sweets, beef and chicken satay (meat on a stick), vegetables in peanut sauce, fruits we had never seen before, and of course the martabak. We loved the martabak so much we are actually in the process of trying to track down an Indonesian cook who lives in our city so that he can make the martabak for us!
We did a 3-island trip of Indonesia, and Jakarta was our first stop. Overall, the tour was great and I don't have anything negative to say about it. I couldn't imagine experiencing Indonesia without this tour, because it really set the tone for the rest of the trip and was a great introduction to Indonesian culture. As others have said, go hungry and don't be afraid to try something whose name you can't pronounce - you won't regret it! Vera will answer any question you have about the culture and the food, and will customize the experience for you based on your preferences so that you will not be disappointed. Absolutely recommended.