Maluku 4 Weeks - What to do?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 22, 2012 5:13 AM Last Post By: Laszlo
Dec 19, 2012 4:49 AM
Maluku 4 Weeks - What to do?Hi There!
We decided to go to Maluku in April for 4 Weeks. It's hard to decide where to go and what to do. Actually we are divers but we don't want just dive the whole time. I would like to go to the Bandas but the rest I don't know yet.
Does someone could tell me some, "don't miss that"-Places or must see's? It seems a bit to me that in the malukus there are "just" vulcanos, beaches and divespots. I'm I wrong?
Thanks a lot.
Dec 19, 2012 2:54 PM
1Itineraries for 4 weeks:
Is it just beaches and dive spots?
Keep browsing the rest of the Maluku pages on that (my) site, and you should find plenty of info on how to fill your 4 weeks in Maluku.
Dec 20, 2012 3:33 AM
2The Banda's are a must if you are heading to Maluku although there are not many beaches, the culture and the people are amazing. I usually hesitate to recommend places to stay but after 20 months travelling it has been hard to find a better place than Mutiara Guesthouse. Very clean and confortable, it is run by an amazing local couple who can organize anything and cook some of the best food you will ever eat.
I would also recommend you than travel on to the Kei islands where you will barely see another tourist....
Dec 21, 2012 6:59 AM
3Thanks. Yes bandas is a must for me too.
@lazlo: yes I'm nearly everyday on your website. Its great! I love it. But still seems that the main attractions are beach, diving, vulcanos, and forts.
Maybe we will need two weeks around ambon and bandas and then go maybe to ternate. Ternate seems to be good for bird watching and nature in general. But I haven't found out the must sees in Moluku. Like Borobudur and Bromo in Java for example.
Dec 21, 2012 3:38 PM
4" I haven't found out the must sees in Moluku. Like Borobudur and Bromo in Java for example."
That is, obviously, because there aren't any.
Not every corner of the World can boast a Borobudur or a Bromo.
Maluku isn't a place to go hunting for ""world-class sights" as such, it's a place for most people to either enjoy the laid-back, friendly atmosphere and natural beauty, or for specialists, to enjoy a unique cultural and natural diversity.
You are unlikely to get any pics that your average folks back home would instantly recognize. If such sights are what you want, you are looking at the wrong place.
Having said that, you might still get pictures of beaches that are hard to match, and divers, snorkelers or birdwatchers will also find it heaven.
Dec 22, 2012 1:32 AM
5Thanks. Thats what I wanted to know. :-) I know it was a bit provocative. Sorry! For me beaches, diving and nature are enough but my friend is always asking if there is enough to do. Which places in ambon bandas and halmahera do you prefere? And why? I'm learning indonesian since 3 month is it useful? i mean if they at the end speak better englisch then i do indonesian i will not use it.
Thanks a lot for your information. To tell you again. Your website is amazing. I always searched for something like that when a was planing my trips to different places i was going to. Its very cool that you put the attraction with one photo and a short description. Merry christmas!
Dec 22, 2012 5:13 AM
6The Bandas are so small, you can kind of "see everything" in a week or so.
Ambon can also be covered in a few days - don't miss the north coast!
In Halmahera, the Tobelo and Galela areas are most rewarding, though intact rainforest takes some hiking to reach.
Knowing some Indonesian will be immensely useful.
I noted this in the Maluku FAQ:
Even in Ambon, you will only meet a few people who speak good English.
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