Best place to visit during June/July that isnt rainy season
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jun 11, 2012 11:26 PM Last Post By: mikehuxley
Jun 4, 2012 11:56 AM
Best place to visit during June/July that isnt rainy seasonHey Guys!!
So I ve got a job at last so can afford to get some travelling in before I start so was wondering where in South East Asia can I travel too around June/July time that isntt in rainy season..................I really want to head to some beaches to chill out but would love a visit to the rainforest too! & in an ideal world get to see some animals & a bit of culture too! also somewhere I could hire a motorbike or scooter & head off the beaten track is a must!
Really just want to know where I can go that is the right season as I want & need sun! Any suggestions greatly received! :O)
Thanks as always!
Edited by: pussycatt
Jun 4, 2012 7:02 PM
my suggestion is Bali, I am here from January and the rainy season is more less over (last 2 months was raining maybe 3x). So in Bali there are beautiful beaches where you can hang out, swim or surf. Here you can rent a cheap motorbike. There is also a rain-forest with spectacular waterfalls close to Singaraja, if you want to see animals there is a monkey forest in Ubud, and culture, Bali is breathing with culture but if you want to have real culture experience go to the Uluwatu Temple, everyday at 7pm there is a Kecak dance performance, if you saw Baraka movie you know what I am talking about.
Jun 5, 2012 5:04 AM
2Thanks for advise Adrain. :O)
Does this mean all of Indenosia is not in rainy season are just that specific bit? It is just that I have heard Bali is quite touristy & expensive? Is it expensive there? Ah the other thing I forgot to mention, is I love going to local markets..........is Bali or Indianesia in general good for that?
.....................or is that in only some parts i.e like Had Rin in Ko Phaghan, where as the north side of the island is still pretty quiet & untouched?
If all of Indonesia is outside rainy season, I think I ll buy a lonely planet & look into the area a bit more....but any further advise much appreciated! :O)
Jun 5, 2012 11:33 AM
Jun 5, 2012 1:16 PM
4Personally I would say Thailand if you haven't been, or perhaps Malaysia. They both fit your bill perfectly! Yes they are technically in the rainy season, BUT I think it is a fantastic time to travel. You will still get amazing blue skies and sunny weather most of the time, everything is cheaper and there are less people there too!
Jun 6, 2012 2:34 AM
5Thanks guys !
I ve been to both Malaysia & Thailand (love love Thailand !) so thought it would be good to visit another country maybe ? Although I do love Thailand & would happily gO back ! What is rainy season like there? is it much cheaper as I found it a little expensive last time I went ! (2 years ago) and if I were to go
Where would you recomend best places to go in raining season ?
I have just ordered a indonesia lonely planet book too now I know it's not rainy season there ! How expensive is it there in comparison to Thailand out of interest ?
Jun 6, 2012 8:14 AM
Thailand has gotten comparitively expensive over the past 5 years or so, but you can still get good bargains there if you look.I love the rainy season like I said earlier, honestly unless you are planning to do a lot of diving (in which case the rainy season can change where you have to go) or have a tight schedule island hopping (because some services run less frequently) then I really wouldn't worry too much about it at all. Often the weather is perfect, and there is more room to barter down the hotel/guesthouse prices (low season).
Indonesia is a bit cheaper than Thailand and a fair bit cheaper than Malaysia by comparison, unless you count mount Bromo area or Bali (which are as if not more expensive). I'm heading to Indonesia myself in just 3 weeks and two days! Woooh!! Bring it on!
If you want another idea, how about Malaysian Borneo? Kuching is a fantastic city with a lot of culture, there are national parks for jungle trekking, orang utan rehab centres for wildlife, etc etc.
Jun 6, 2012 12:24 PM
7Thanks again Mike :O) I have actually been to Malaysia Borneo too (sorry I prob should have mentioned where I have been) again I did love it, but thinking it would be good to head to a new country.
If Indonesia is cheaper then both Malaysia & Thailand & the fact that I havnt been there I am starting to think it will be a good option................cant wait for my Lonely Planet to arrive so I can look into options.
Any recomendations for Indonesia woudl be greatly received! :O) from anyone?
Mike where is it you are heading to & for how long are you going? :O)
Edited by: pussycatt
Jun 7, 2012 2:20 AM
8Well, I'm just finishing up my own research now because I'm heading there soon, but my rough route is this.
A short five day stopover in Singapore (got a great cheap deal on a flight then went with Air Asia), followed by a couple of weeks in Bali (visiting Sanur beach, Ubud for the culture, hiking the volcano and the elephant sanctuary and lodge, oh and I'm dropping some food and blankets off at the Bali animal welfare association, they have puppies and kittens that really need them, if you go please drop in and help.) Then I'm flying over to Surabaya but heading straight down to climb Gunung Bromo, its THE picture postcard volcano in the region.
That's the relatively expensive part of my trip over. After that I'm heading to Yogyakarta (for the culture and temples, maybe another volcano hike if it isn't closed off when I get there), Borobudor (which is a must see, think Angkor Wat in Cambodia for a rough comparison on the 'must see scale') and Solo. Then I've left a couple of weeks empty to amble up to Jakarta, before flying to KL for 5 days then home.
Bear in mind that although I have a fair amount of time there and am seeing a lot, there is also a LOT I've missed out on this trip, there's Indonesian Borneo and Tanjung Puting (sp??) national park, there's palau weh for idyllic beaches, so there's a lot to choose from. Hope this helps?
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