short get away advice / Ujung kulon ?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Sep 19, 2013 11:23 PM Last Post By: Makima
Sep 14, 2013 2:52 AM
short get away advice / Ujung kulon ?Hi out there,
I have a short time window of 7 (full) days beginning of October, trip will start in Jakarta. I know the typical sights in Java and also did the classical Sumatra trip before, therefore no Borobodur, Yogyakarta, Mount Bromo, Bukit Lawang, etc...
Would like to go hiking, relax 2 days on a nice beach / snorkeling, maybe a day or two of diving, and catch up with some other travelers as I am on my own. I also like renting motorbikes for a day or two but no must.
Ujung kulon sounds beautiful, just a bit worried as I'm not used to booking tours and that seems the only way to do it with limited time and without a travel buddy. Any recent experiences of other travelers of Ujung Kulon tours? Other suggestions on Java or the south eastern part of Sumatra?
Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Sep 15, 2013 8:00 AM
Sep 15, 2013 8:44 AM
have you try contact backpacker Indonesia, they doing lots trip to Ujung Kulon, they will have in 27 September but its fully booked.
Here is the website, it's in bahasa Indonesia, maybe you can email them? I am sure some of them can speak english
Sep 16, 2013 2:22 AM
it;s not that too hard to get to Ujung Kulon NP from jakarta, you just have to catch a bus to serang than take another bus to taman jaya, the entrance of Ujung Kulon NP.From there you can ask a tour to the park from homestay around Taman Jaya, but it must be expensive if you going alone. Agreed with Afron, for diving?its not that too good, and to meet other travelers you can find on Peucang Island but mostly on weekend full of tourist and if you go on weekday i guess less tourist coming there and don't expect to much to meet foreign travelers.
Sep 16, 2013 9:36 AM
4Thanks for the messages!
I have to admit, I am more and more excited about Alor. It seems to be a wonderful spot. However, slightly crazy to fly from Beijing to Jakarta and on to Kupang for a short vacation of 7 days...
Walter, have you been to other places in Indonesia and is it worth taking all these flights for spending 5 full days there? It seems you also did some hiking in Alor and not only explored the waters, is that right? I would like to dive for 3 days only.
Alternatives: I am not so convinced of Ujung Kulon anymore. Alternatives could be going back to Karimunjawa or flying to Bunaken.
Sep 16, 2013 10:56 PM
5Many thanks for all your advice! I decided to go to Alor, it just sounds too good, your pictures really did the job :)
I found a nice place on Kepa Island (La Petite Kepa, review bit mixed, unfortunately Alor divers is fully booked). Would you recommend to stay there for the full trip (basically 6 days), or rather spend a day or two e.g. in Alor Kecil or Kalabahi?
Again, thanks buddy, very helpful!
Sep 17, 2013 2:27 AM
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