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I've been reading through the Indonesia forum and everybody seems to be very helpful here. Therefore, I was wondering if you'd be willing to offer up a few suggestions.
Right now I'm trying to get a general idea of the region(s) we'd like to visit in Indonesia. My girlfriend and I plan on traveling to Indonesia for about 4 weeks in February. Seeing as Indonesia is such a massive place, it has been made abundantly clear to keep myself limited to one or two regions max with the amount of time we have.
Considering February is actually the dry season in Maluku, and we are fans of awesome beaches and readily accessible snorkeling/diving, Maluku is certainly one of the regions we want to visit. It looks like the Bandas and Kei are on the list. However, is 4 weeks a little long for this area? I know from previous posts it is possible to spend 2 months in Maluku,... more »
I found this in the Jakarta Post - will it happen?
As a frequent traveller in Sumatra I look forward to -
the government, together with the private sector, was set to start working next year on the mega Trans-Sumatra Railway project, a 2,168-kilometer railway connecting Banda Aceh with Lampung.
Other areas were covered too which makes it an interesting read.
Edited by: LungPaul
We'll be flying into Jakarta via Hong Kong in December and will be catching a flight to Yogyakarta the same afternoon. I'm wondering how much time we should allow between our arrival in Jakarta (assuming our flight is on time!) and our departure for Yogya. Is it smooth sailing through immigration or is it usually a lengthy process? (We're Canadians.)
We are scheduled to arrive in Jakarta at 13:15. Would it be safe scheduling to book a flight out at 15:20?
Thanks in advance!
We're going to Bali / Lombok end of August and my girlfriend is interested in taking jewelry making classes.
Can anyone recommend a good course?
Not necesarily in Ubud by the way. We're open to other places.
Will be traveling to the Flores Islands in early November. Would like
to hear of any problems with travel etc.
I'm planning to travel in the month of Oct. this year. I'll be traveling solo. My question is how hard will it be to make travel arrangements, transportation & accommodations in Indonesia as I travel??.Last year I travelled thru Malayisan Borneo and reserved all my hotel and air tickets via Internet or travel agents as I traveled and I'm hoping to the same in Indo
My basic itinerary will be to travel across Java, Sulawesi (Tana Toraja), and finish up in the Gilli Islands. So I'll be looking to buy train tickets/bus tickets in Java and flights from Surabaya-Makassar and Makassar-Denpasar.
I'll be looking at staying at mid range hotels in the big cities and guest houses in the smaller places Tana Toraja, Yogyagarta.
Doing a bit of research here on TT this whole Yogyagarta- Mt Bromo-Surabaya seems to be complicated because of all the scams and shady tour operators. I... more »
I'm trying to arrange my first trip to Indonesia later in the year - probably 3 weeks between late-Oct and mid-Nov. My budget is midrange (around EUR60/day)
I am looking for dreamy beaches with easy access to great snorkelling. I would also like to see some wildlife and possibly do some trekking.
In the past, I've snorkelled in Thailand (Koh Tao, Ko Phi Phi), Madagascar, India, Cuba and Belize and while I've enjoyed all those trips immensely, they've left me ever so slightly underwhelmed (coral mostly dead and colourless).
So far, I'm leaning towards northern Sulawesi but every new post I read on the subject confuses me more (e.g. such-and-such a place is great and offers fabulous snorkelling; no, corals there are bleached and ruined...).
Indonesia is just so huge. Could someone please help me to narrow down my search?
Me & my wife land at the Denpasar Airport on 10th Aug at 2pm. How do we get to Gili T the same day?
What is the closest boarding port for the ferry/ speed boat?
What time is the last boat?
As some of you already know, from earlier posts, im headed to SE asie for three months, mainly focused in indonesia!
My daily budget is changed too usd55 a day, since im planing too skip the month in japan, and mainly focusing on making my stay in indonesia worth while!
I been reading up on indonesia in guide books and on the TT.
Soo this is what I come up with soo far, for the three months.
First week: singapore and KL (getting a indonesia visa)
Second week, and beyond: fly to jayapura, too study tribe craft and arts!
From jayapura: take a penli ferry towards sulawesi, and island jump along the way, in the north of papua, if it can be done?
Heading on to sulawesi, by ferry. (traveling the laszlo way;)
Sulawesi: not planed yet! But I like too find some hot spots for arts and crafts.
From sulawesi: heading over to kalimantan, by pelni ferry, reaching the east coast. I li... more »
My husband and I are trying to have a baby and would like to plan a nice vacation to get away from it all. It will probably be our last international trip for about two years (hopefully we will have a baby and we need to save some $) so we want it to be a good one. We went to Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia in the fall and really enjoyed SE Asia. For this trip we have two weeks and are feeling pretty sold on Bali (like the mixture of snorkeling, craftmaking and culture and scenery) for the major portion. However, I am a big fan of that "wow" experience and we are also considering going to see the Komodo dragons, or stopping over for 3-4 days in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Any suggestions for any of those places? Any must see places in Bali, or spots that would be particularly romantic or relaxing? If you had to choose between Taiwan or Hong Kong where would you go? We also wouldn't be oppos... more »
Thanks for all your help. We sort of have our flights organized and will land in Dempasar .We were there about 10 years ago and will spend some time in Bali. Last time we were on Kato beach and were wondering if you could suggest where we might go for the first two nights rather than staying in Dempasar.
Would like to eventually visit Ubud and Lovina. ? We do not wish a beach holiday at this time. Any suggestions for accommodations would be helpful.l Our budget is about $40-$50
Our main goal is to see theKomodo dragons. Any suggestions regarding how we might meet this goal would be helpful. Have heard that there is a schooner that might take you to the island.
Our second goal i to travel to, New Guinea. Again any suggestions would be helpful regarding a possible 7 to 10 day itinerary again our budget is $50-$60 per room less is always best.
Does anyone know of a... more »
We want to go on a train from Bandung to Jogjakarta, then we want to go to Bromo then Surabaya (we end up in Bali already have booked places there and the flight back to Jakarta). The train web site is all in Indonesian, so I need advice on how to obtain schedules etc so I can plan my itinerary. This is in late August. Thanks for any help you can provide.
I have been recommended www.ticketindonesia.info to book internal flights in Indonesia due to some Indonesian airlines not accepting foreign credit cards. Has anyone used this website before, any feedback would be great.
hi, I'm going to Indonesia with my wife for 17 days over Christmas/New years.
Our plans so far are Bali, Lombok (+ Gili Islands) and a trip to Komodo island. Do you think this will be a super packed itinerary or would we have enough time to make it to Jakarta too?
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