Replies: 5 - Last Post: Oct 9, 2012 3:28 AM Last Post By: muminjapan
Oct 5, 2012 6:07 PM
Surabaya questions.....hello TT er's,
just posting off a quickie as my indonesia LP needs dusting off and i am about to click my finger on a online cheapie flight to surabaya from japan, as i have only 7 days holiday in december and wanted a getaway adventure. can somebody help me! my other choice being a ticket to jakarta and try to get a connecting ticket to else where.
love adventure, beaches, anything trekking and on the go!
just come back from northern sumatra in the summer, so come on any tips of possible wow trips either in surabaya or near by, i only have a short time but don't mind flying to cut corner.
too many choices and to much to ask but thought maybe somebody might enlighten me to their upmost favorite trip close surabaya .
cheers, and thanks in advance.
Oct 6, 2012 1:58 AM
1Well, straight out of Surabaya, a week-long wander through the East Java backwoods would be ideal. Perhaps head out by train as far as Solo, over the border in Central Java, cross Gunung Lawu and head back along the southern road through Blitar; explore that are (Penataran, Gunung Kelud etc), then make your way to Malang. Perhaps tackle Bromo from there, and if you have time head on round to Ijen, before comeing back to Surbaya on the north coast road.
Here's some further reading:
Blitar and surrounds
Malang and surrounds
Gunung Lawu surrounds
If you're up for some strenuous hiking the climb to the top of Gunung Lawu is one of my favourite in Indonesia. Have a look at the Gunung Bagging website.
You're other option would be to fly straight out of Surabaya to explore somewhere else. Obvious choices would be Makassar to a trip to Tana Toraja and Mamasa (fine for a week), or perhaps Lombok.
Oct 6, 2012 4:24 AM
If you want adventure, there are direct flights from Surabaya to:
1. Pangkalan Bun: the nearest airport to Tanjung Puting National Park, the best place to see orangutans in their natural environment. If you're travelling alone, this may not be suitable because you generally need at least 2 people to hire a klotok (live-aboard boat).
2. Ambon: unlike most of the rest of the country, it is the dry season in Ambon in December. You would have time to take a look around the island (and maybe one or two others nearby).
3. Makassar: launchpad for trips to Tana Toraja.
4. Manado: divers paradise at nearby Bunaken.
If you have a day or two spare in Surabaya, here are a few ideas.
Oct 6, 2012 7:29 AM
Oct 6, 2012 11:01 AM
4Hey there. I also am an adventurous female. I recently moved to Medan so have been traveling throughout Northern Sumatra as much as possible. Last weekend was all about Bukit Lawang. I am looking into traveling for 7 to 10 days in December. I have not made up my mind if I want to go to Java or Bali. I came across the following link a few days ago http://lifesgreatadventures.com/guest-post-how-to-travel-java-to-bali-overland. I would be interested in learning more about what you decide to do.
Oct 9, 2012 3:28 AM
5Hello and thanks so much for your kindness to reply.
Actually have seen Northern Sumatra and the orangutans in the wild I have decided that I would go back to Bali study some more Pilates then take a trip to Yogyakarta and Bromo.
I could not resist another trip to Ubud so a side trip is excellent and adventurous too. Climbing Tiger thanks for the link , very interesting blog. Flores is another very nice island and Komodo. I am just in love with Indonesia :))
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