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Indonesia Island hopping - which ones

Posted by emma066 on 21/10/2009 at 17:52

Hi there,

I know this is going to be a really hard question to answer but any info appreciated!

I've heard that island hopping in Indonesia is fantastic - I like culture, beaches and wildlife...

Can anyone recommend a rough itinerary, ending up in Bali and lasting for about 2 weeks?

Thanks!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/10/2009 at 06:45 admin

In two weeks: Bali -> Gilis -> Lombok -> Bali. Not really time for anything more.

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Posted by tezza on 22/10/2009 at 12:07

Slight variation - fly to Labuanbajo, West Flores. Spend a few days on nearby Kanawa or Seraya island. Then jump on Perama's boat for the 3 day 2 night budget cruise back to Lombok via Komodo National Park for some komodo spotting, spend some time on Lombok (I'd personally island hop the Gilis), then head for Bali for whatever you have left.

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Posted by christay2009 on 26/10/2009 at 12:03

what about someone who has 28 days? - i know its very general but im just trying to get my head round it and a 'general' answer/suggestion would be fine!

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Posted by tezza on 29/10/2009 at 17:37

Could do Bali, Lombok in more detail plus my suggestions.
Could head further east than West Flores.
Could check some places in Java.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 30/10/2009 at 07:24 admin

This is a good write-up of the Lombok to Flores boat The trip cost about $50, for all 4 nights and transfers and food.

You get what you pay for!

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Posted by legalnomads on 30/10/2009 at 07:46

Thanks to Travelfish for posting my blog entry. Just a note: there are other options for the island hopping. You can take a Perama tour, which will run you at least 3x the price - but it does include cabins, a shower and a much higher likelihood of staying alive (it has lifejackets and a lifeboat; mine did not). More information is here: http://www.peramatour.com/HKC0102en.php.


Agreed w the admin here that 2 weeks won't get you that far - Indonesian transport is unreliable and pretty irregular. However, if you do a 5 night trip over to Flores and troll around Flores for awhile, you can hop a flight back to Bali from Ende Airport.

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Posted by legalnomads on 23/7/2010 at 21:37

Hi everyone. Just a note that my site has moved and I'm now off Blogger so the link above does not work.

The new location of my insane 4 night trip through Lombok to Flores is here.

Thanks for reading, and thanks again to Stuart for posting the original link.

-Jodi

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