Visas are not hard to obtain, but the most common – 30 days – is short for such a big country. Even the 60-day visa can feel restrictive.
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There are many ways into Indonesia: by boat from Malaysia and Singapore, and overland to Kalimantan, Papua and West Timor. But most people will fly, landing at – or transiting through – Jakarta or Bali.
Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Transport in Indonesia takes many forms.
Boat Slow and fast boats link the many islands, but beware of rogue operators with dodgy safety standards.
Bus Buses of all sizes travel almost everywhere cheaply and slowly.
Car Rent a small car for US$30 a day (Bali), get a car and driver from US$60 a day.
Motorbike Rent one for as little as 70,000Rp a day.
Becak Motorbike with sidecar; Indonesia's version of a tuk tuk.
Ojek Get a cheap ride on the back of a motorbike. Used everywhere.
Taxi Fairly cheap in cities, can be pricey in tourist areas.