I'm new here and i have a couple of questions about my travel itinerary for 1 week @ Sumatra in july. I'ts my first time in Sumatra and hopefully, somebody with experience, can help me.
A scheme we've set up already is:
- Arriving early on saturday(30 july) in Medan, and travel directly to Tongging(Toba)
- After two nights @ Tongging we're traveling to Ketambe on monday(1 august)
- Leave Ketambe on friday(5 august), traveling to Medan and flying on Saturday(6 august) to Bali
I would like to ask: don't you know how easy/complicated is to switch airports in Jakarta, how long does it take from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Halim Perdanakusuma? And how much should it approximately cost?
Thanks a lot for your help!
I will be getting my Open Water Certification in early August in Tulamben before heading to either Nusa Lembongan or Gili Islands. Which one would be more enjoyable for someone just learning to dive? Some of the points I've seen online are:
-manta rays, mola mola!
-difficult to dive and strong currents
I'm wondering whether I would actually be able to see the manta rays or mola mola at Lembongan since they're usually quite deep in the water?
I'm headed to Bali for about 13 days by myself. I land in Denpasar and would like to head up to Amed or Tulamben to do my Open Water Certification before heading to Gili. I have a Canadian class 7 driver's license but I would prefer not to drive. Is it possible, and what's the best way to get from Denpasar/Kuta to Amed then to GIli (and back)? Is there a lot of uncertainty on transportation? Should I book accommodation in Amed and Gili ahead of time?
All the best,
P.S. I was…
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