I am looking for information to hire a scooter for 20-ish days to drive from Bali to Flores. After arriving in Flores I would like to drive to Maumere and then catch the ferry (preferably without the scooter which I would like to somehow leave on Flores and have it arranged to be taken care of) to Makassar and then Makassar-Surabaya and then head back to Bali
Additionally it is hard to find information about the ferries (which are not Pelni) that take vehicles between the islands.
I am considering going to the Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve and spending a night in the surrounding area so I can get an early morning walk in the park (as well a night walk)
The other option is to just do a evening trip that is provided by one the many tour groups.
What are your experiences in visiting Tangkoko Batuangus Nature Reserve?
In the past Gunung Palung National Park has received quite rightly a lot of criticism regarding the monopoly of the tour operator Narsalis. The park authorities have been taking positive steps to change this
With the support of the Government Tourism department, the National Park Office, local NGO’s and USAID project Indonesia Forest and Climate Strategy have formed an Village Ecotourism management group, which
a) Runs the community managed guest house.
b) Organizes all your catering needs…
I am planning to drive on my own from Surabaya to Bromo and than to Ijen and back. Any suggestion on road condition (i.e. passable with Toyota Avanza)in May?
Anyone that also done a similar trip without a driver?
I am experienced in driving in Thailand, Malaysia, Iran and South Africa (and even Italy :-)) but not yet Indonesia. Any driving tips?
Do you have any experience how does Christmas look on Bunaken ? Is it a lot of tourists during this time ? I don't know if I have to book a place to stay or not ? What do you think ?
I am creating the 'Ubud in a Minute' YouTube channel. It will have 70 one- minute clips about things to see and do in Ubud. And about 100 one-minute clips about tourist businesses, especially smaller family-owned cafes, homestays etc, who don't normally advertise.
I need a CD of authentic Balinese music, especially from Ubud, to use on some of the clips. I would list your name in the descriptions of the clips or give you a small payment. If you are interested, please email me.
In July/August I'll travel Indonesia for 3,5 week.
I prefer to see Sumatra and Java, but I also want to relax a little bit and don't sit in busses all of the time.
So my question; If I HAVE TO choose one island, would you advise Java or Sumatra? Or do I really have to see both?
Thanks a lot for your help!
I have 3 weeks of vacation I plan to take in September this year. My boyfriend and I were considering going to Indonesia with this time. We are coming from the U.S., so we would fly to Singapore first because flights are much cheaper than flying to Indonesia, then take an Asian carrier to Indonesia. In the end, we will probably realistically have 2 weeks of real time in Indonesia after travel + some time in Singapore is all said and done.
THAT SAID, I am at a loss as what we will…