I've read various sketches of time spent surfing and hiking the Mentawai Islands, which aren't my interests.
I'm much more interested in reading anything detailed on sighting the endemic primate species, as I'm yet to find this sort of account.
I've paid attention to the discussion of developing the local economy by supporting locally-born guides, so there's no need to rehash those discussions on this specific thread.
Instead, can anyone suggest:
1. good areas to stay in the islands for…
Hey everyone! I keep posting here because I am going insane trying to make a decision! Background: Honeymoon for 16 nights Sept/Oct, 29 y/o, from Canada, looking for upscale, romantic, luxury, cultural experiences... I know a lot of activities will be done out of UBUD and I will find my upscale restaurants on the beach in Seminyak but I would like to go somewhere that's different that will offer us things to do and will give us the "magic" of Bali without being overly touristy. Not into…
My Fiance and I will be in Bali for 15 nights September/October and have 3 nights to still plan. We're already going to Sanur, Ubud and Seminyak but are confused about the 4th place (Candi Dasa/ Legian/ Gili T). Can someone compare the 3 for me? I want to experience something a little different from what we're already doing and we are NOT interested in diving or snorkelling.
We are a group of 9 travelers visiting Derawan Islands in February and are looking to find a boat for a reasonable price and would also like to invite you to share the costs on the boat on the next trips:
1. 11FEB from TANJUNG BATU to DERAWAN ISLAND
2. 12FEB on a full day snorkling trip aound the islands Maratua, Kakaban and Sangalaki
3. 13 FEB from Derawan to TARAKAN ( and maybe also to Nunukan)
The boat should have 15 seats.
Regards from Slovenia. Robin
I'm planning a trip to Indonesia in April 15 and I'm not too sure if my travel plans make any sense. I would have 2 weeks to leave Bali and go through (Gili - not necessarily, but would be nice), Lombok (climb Mt Rinjani), Komodo, Flores - do some diving) and then get back. It's 2000 km both directions. Is it doable in 2 weeks with having some time to see some things? And if yes, what would make the most sense? Or better asked - how?
Missing a lot if I skip Sumbawa?
I am headed to Indonesia in a week and I am trying to figure out a trip to Komodo Island.
I am planning my tour of the island in late March 2015.
Does anyone have recommendations for the best place of departure or the best places to find reasonable (trying to be a budget traveler) tours of Komodo and/or Rinca Islands? Anyone have a guide to recommend?
Hello fellow travellers. My boyfriend and I are flying to Kuala Lumpur in a couple of days time and from there we are planning to visit North Sumatra for a couple of weeks and planning to end up on Penang in Malaysia. We are however having trouble finding up to date info on boats and visa and so we hope someone might have some recent experience to share.
I am planning on backpacking through Indonesia in July and August 2015.
I am trying to figure out how much it will cost to get from Yogyakarta to Mt. Bromo, then to Ijen Crater, and then on to Bali by traveling independently. So far I think I'll take the train from Yogyakarta to Surabaya, then a bus to Probolinggo, then another bus to Cemoro Lawang so I can climb Mt. Bromo at 3 AM. Is it possible to get from Yogyakarta to Cemoro Lawang in a day? From Mt. Bromo I would take a bus back to Proboli…