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Indonesia travel FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 11/1/2013 at 21:28

This is a (very much work in progress!) collection of links to useful information about Indonesia (both on and off Travelfish). We'll update it as more interesting or useful stuff appears. If you know of another interesting resource worth adding, please mention it in the comments. Thanks! Introduction Home to more than 220 million people and comprised of more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia boggles the mind when it comes to travel potential. The vast majority of travellers get no further than Ba ...

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Multiple Entries during 30 Day Free Tourist Visa?

Posted by tpogrady on 16/3/2017 at 12:15

Hello, I'm an American traveling to SE Asia for the first time beginning in May! I am planning to fly into Denpasar , do Bali and Lombok for about 10 days total, then fly into Singapore for 2 days or so. From there, I am planning to take a ferry to Tanjung Pinang (in Indonesia), before taking a long ferry to the Anambas Islands for 7 days. My total time spent in Indonesia will be well below the 30 day max granted under the free tourist visa... will I need to apply for a visa-on-demand when ...

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Java-Flores-Bali 2-week itinerary

Posted by elien on 17/2/2017 at 08:07

Hi guys! I will be travelling to Indonesia with a friend in the beginning of May. We were looking at some highlights to decide what we wanted to see in our 2-week holiday. We would love to combine Yogyakarta (with Borobudur+Prambanan), Mount Bromo, Snorkelling and seeing the dragons at Komodo island, visiting Ubud and spend a few days at the beach... We know it is a lot for 2 weeks.... The plan would then look like this: Day 1: Leave at home airport 2 Arrival in Yogyakarta 3 Borobudu ...

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New Visa Rules for Indonesia (60 days) ?

Posted by misscherie on 12/3/2010 at 00:38

Hi there, I am hoping to spend 6 weeks in Indonesia in September and just read that there has been a sudden visa change for Indonesia "(2/1/2010) In a dramatic change to the current immigration rules, starting on January 26, 2010, foreign tourists from countries eligible for "visa-on-arrival" will now be given a 30 day visa that can be renewed for an additional 30 days." My question is, does anyone know how exactly this works? When you arrive in Indonesia, do you automatically get the ...

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Snorkeling offshore

Posted by DanieleC on 6/7/2016 at 06:50

Hi all, I'm from Italy. I'm searching for guesthouse/bungalow/hotel with the beach for good snorkeling from the shore in Sulawesi. I've been in Maratua Guesthouse and Kanawa Island and I loved it. Thanks in advance. Daniele ...

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4 Weeks in Indonesia

Posted by Ian15 on 11/3/2017 at 14:32

Hello everyone, I’m after some help planning an itinerary for a 4 week trip around Indonesia in September. I want to visit Bali, Lombok and Flores so I'm after some advice on places to visit. My interests include trekking, natural beauty, wildlife, riding motorbikes and photography. I’m also lookingfor a bit if beach time. At the moment I’m thinking: Seminyak (2 nights) – Arrive late Night 1 Ubud (4 Nights) Sideman or Munduk or Other (3 Nights) Gili Is ...

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Senaru ATM

Posted by juliehoar on 11/3/2017 at 06:02

We spotted a BNI ATM in Senaru today about 10 minutes walk from Pondok Guru Bakti Cottages and Restaurant. The staff said it is an international ATM. ...

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Madak Belo, Gili Gede

Posted by juliehoar on 11/3/2017 at 06:48

When you click on the link provided their home page says they're closed. ...

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Three weeks in Bali/Lombok. What do you think?

Posted by tstaines94 on 21/2/2017 at 16:30

Hi, I'm going to Bali this June for three weeks and am trying to plan the itinerary/where to stay for the duration at the moment and I'm not too sure where to stay or how long for. I'm 22 years old and will be travelling with my partner. We're both fairly active and want a good mixture of adventure and relaxation! Here's my plan so far: Seminyak - 2 nights (have heard bad reviews about the area but arrive in Denpasar around 11pm so stay here will only be short) Ubud - 3/4 nights (want to ...

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Suggest me some Best Resorts in Bali

Posted by abhirajgupta on 17/2/2017 at 01:09

Hello Everyone, I am planning to visit Bali this April with my friends. Please suggest me some best resorts in Bali. ...

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Getting Indonesian visa in Penang

Posted by lcybul789 on 19/4/2016 at 01:36

Hey y'all! Super easy and fast visa process in Penang , Malaysia for a 60-day single-entry Indonesian tourist visa for Indonesia. 60-day single-entry Indonesian visa process in Penang. I stayed at a clean, affordable hostel in Georgetown (Couzi Couji) and took the 101 bus from the (Jedi/Jetti?) ferry / bus terminal. Maybe about a 30-40 minute bus ride. Get off at Gurney Drive on the corner of Jalan Pemenang and Jalan Kelawai. If you're going in the direction of the bus and looking at Jalan P ...

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Cycling trip in Flores

Posted by Mirresmirre88 on 14/2/2017 at 23:53

Hi everyone! Was hoping to get some advice for my upcoming trip. This April I'll have three weeks to cycle Flores or parts of it. I'd also like to combine the cycling with some diving and volcano trekking. Has anyone got some tips for a rough itinerary? Do you know a place to hire a mountain bike in Flores? I'll have to catch at least three flights to reach the island and I'm guessing transporting a bicycle would be rather costly. Also, are the road conditions tolerable? Any advice is highly ...

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How long/best way to explore Kuta Lombok area beaches

Posted by MFLM2017 on 14/2/2017 at 07:45

Hi there My partner and I will be travelling from Java to Lombok in April. We're looking at having 1 or 2 whole days around the Kuta area before we head north to the Gilis. We land late in the evening but aren't sure whether to spend all of the following day and night in the area, or have two whole days and 2 nights before heading up to the Gilis. we're not surfers but do love spending time walking and relaxing on the beach as well as swimming and eating/drinking at some nice places. I'd b ...

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Sumatra Itinerary help

Posted by savorygal on 13/2/2017 at 22:27

Hi TF peeps, I am thinking of taking a 2-3 week trip through Sumatra in mid June. Looking through TF & other guides, I'm a bit overwhelmed. Sumatra is so BIG. I am currently thinking of flying into Aceh, with onward travel to Pulau Weh for some diving. But thats flexible as well. I would like to include lake Toba and a shortish trek to see the orangutans, but would like to see them in their natural habitat and not at a feeding station. Recommended national parks? Bukitinggi sounds ...

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solo backpacking south asia 1st time!

Posted by kadaver2 on 13/2/2017 at 05:02

hi everyone , i'm a 22 years old dutch man an im going to south asia for around 5 months. now i got some questions where do i begin? are there other people over there to meet up? ive never traveled so i dont know mutch. are there other people ho go around june or the end of may? or maybe there is somebody ho is willing to start with me? ...

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1 week in southern Indonesia - Ideas?

Posted by mikeilowry on 9/2/2017 at 09:28

Hi guys, I'm new to this forum. I'm a geologist doing 5 weeks of research across southern Indonesia. I'll probably be spending most of my time in coastal villages and beaches around Yogya, Bali, Lombok and Timor. After the research is over, I have about a week in the beginning of August to do whatever I want before heading up to Vietnam. I know for sure that I'll want to visit Komodo for a day or two, and my flight to Vietnam leaves from Denpasar, but I'm having trouble deciding what else to ...

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Indonesia in March

Posted by ashleymish on 18/12/2016 at 20:58

Hi All! We are planning our 'flashpacking honeymoon' - 3 weeks in Indonesia starting early March, I have a semi-rough outline right now, we fly into Denpasar -> Bali (seminyak, ubud, sideman), maybe Gili islands (deciding which one(s)) and then still deciding from there. We aren't planning on heading towards Jakarta right now. What is the best way to get between these cities? Within Bali how is the transportation? Would a taxi take us or would I be looking at buying bus tickets? I'm re ...

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Car & Driver in Flores?

Posted by Danila on 30/12/2016 at 23:35

Greetings! Looking at https://www.travelfish.org/trip_planner/18-days-flores on here, renting a car and driver in Maumere and taking several days to drive to Labuan Bajo is strongly recommended. There's an approx cost of around 600,000 to 700,000 rupiah per day quoted. Sounds good to me - so here's my questions: if it's over several days, and we book accommodation for ourselves, what about the driver? Do we book a room for him too, or what? How and where do we find a reputable driver?! And ...

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How to book car/driver in Indonesia?

Posted by Danila on 10/1/2017 at 00:39

Greetings! any suggestions on booking ahead for a car and driver in Indonesia? specifically looking for a one-way drive on Flores for several days. Thanks, Danila ...

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12 weeks in Indonesia - focus or go broad?

Posted by flijten on 19/12/2016 at 06:36

I'll be in Indonesia this summer for about twelve weeks. Probably june, july and august. As always with prolonging a stay somewhere, it doesn't get easier but harder to choose an itenerary. One of the first things I need to solve is wether to really focus on a few islands or go for a broader sweep of a lot more. I will be a first time Indonesia visitor (though I've seen most of the rest of SE Asia) So I will do Java, Sumatra and Bali, probably in a 3 - 2 - 1 week ratio (perhaps 2-2-1?) Which wil ...

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