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Wakatobi information

Posted by WonderingTsar on 27/9/2014 at 01:01

Helloonedollar I wrote up my recent trip to Wanci, Hoga and Tomia islands in the Wakatobi National Marine park, South East Sulawesi. It's mostly about snorkelling, but there's also a lot of general info about transport, accommodaton etc. any use to ya ? Linky ...

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buying domestic Indonesia flights online from outside Indonesia - please advise

Posted by Infin1tty on 1/9/2014 at 05:06

Hi, I was researching this topic already and read mixed reviews on almost all below at trip advisor, and similar forums. Can you please share your experience of booking flights beforehand from outside Indonesia, using eg. European credit card to pay? I have so far found the following websites offering the flights, eg. to Raja Amapat from Makassar, etc. 1. 2. 3. Can you book a flight directly on Garuda airlines website and pay with Visa card, or can you sugg ...

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Raja Ampat liveaboard trip

Posted by kennyfinest on 16/9/2010 at 03:37

Hi, ive been looking at diving in indonesia for a few weeks as im trying to plan a big trip that ive been saving for a long time. I started looking at the cheaper liveaboard options around komodo but reading things online and a hunger for the better experience has led me to nearly booking a trip in raja ampat thats gonna cost over £2000! I know its an experience of a lifetime but im no rich man and its one hell of a chunk of my travelling funds, i really cant make my mind up what to do. Im goi ...

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Itinerary Advice for Bali/Gilis!

Posted by travelnasty on 12/6/2014 at 11:44

Hey guys, thought i'd sign up and maybe get some advice/tips on my upcoming trip to bali/gilis. So my plan right now is: Kuta - 3 days Banyuwangi - 1 day Lovina - 2 days Amed - 4 days Gili T - 7 days Ubud - 3 days Do i need to add another city/town? any must dos? I really don't know much about Lovina if anyone has some specific tips about that?! Thanks ...

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Flying Susi air In Sumatra. Medan- Kutacane - Banda Aceh.. Yes or no??

Posted by penelope on 7/9/2014 at 20:44

First time poster, long time watcher! looking for any help you may be able to give. Smarttraveller still asks to avoid Susi Air. Smarttraveller asks to avoid many things though..Has anyone flown with Susi air recently? We (Mum, Dad, 2 boys aged 10 and 12) will be in Northern Sumatra for two weeks. We are hoping to fly..Medan - Kutacane - Banda Aceh - Medan, therefore enabling us to spend roughly a week around Ketambe and a week around Banda Aceh / Pulau Weh. Thanks in advance Penny ...

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Best airport from Gili: Lombok or Bali?

Posted by stephanMc on 3/9/2014 at 12:35

Hello, in few weeks i'm going to Indonesia and my last stop will be Gili islands? What is the most convenient airport to flight back to Jakarta from Gili:Lombok or Bali? Thanks ...

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Mount Bromo (Malang "“ Tumpang - Jemplang Route)

Posted by Aydonosaur on 21/8/2014 at 21:01

Hi there, I am planning to travel (without a tour) to Mount Bromo coming from Yogyakarta _Java-Vacations.html">Yogyakarta. I would like to take the more scenic, but less travelled route, as I am interested in doing photography and I would like to traverse the Sea of Sand. Can anyone offer some advise/directions on getting to Mt. Bromo via the Malang -Tumpang-Jemplang route? I don't drive, so I will be relying on trains, hiring a taxi and hiking. I would like to know if there ...

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Lombok to Komodo tourist boat sinks, 15 missing.

Posted by somtam2000 on 17/8/2014 at 06:42

Media is reporting that a tourist boat sank Saturday night in big seas north of Bima in Sumbawa. Initial reports are suggesting ten foreigners and five Indonesians are missing. Ten people so far have been rescued. Media reports have quoted Tajudin Sam as being the owner of the boat, and through a quick web search, the company concerned appears to be Go Komodo Tours. This story: Travel Warning: Stay Away From Lombok Smile and GoKomodoTours! (from 2011) seems particularly pertinent and worth a r ...

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Looking for paradise!

Posted by comtam3000 on 30/7/2014 at 07:50

Hi all - I will have 4 weeks to spend in Indo, I've already spent time on Bali so looking to take off for Nusa Tengarra day 1/2. Either fly into Labuan Bajo or Maumere, or take a boat to LB. We'd like to see Komodos/Rinca/Kanawa, Kelimutus lakes and also perhaps Riung Islands. We have a full month, really looking to find some serene places since we have the time to do so. But definitely not wanting to pack too much in. Wouldn't mind doing Flores for 12-16 days Any suggestions on some othe ...

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Booking Trains in Indonesia

Posted by Aydonosaur on 21/8/2014 at 21:11

Hi, Is it possible to book trains in Indonesia online and through websites that accept international credit cards? Can anyone offer advise on the best way to book a train throughout Java and Bali please. ...

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Mount Bromo to Ijen Crater (No Tour!!)

Posted by Aydonosaur on 21/8/2014 at 21:08

Hi all, I'm planning a trip to Mount Bromo after an overnight stay in the village of Ngadas. I don't like tours, I don't drive and I probably can't ride an ojek due to a rolling duffel bag. Can anyone offer some directions/information? Is it possible to hire a driver in Ngadas to take me to Mount Bromo and then Mount Penanjakan? Then from Mount Bromo I plan to head to Bondowoso and onward to Kawah Ijen. Where can I hire a driver from Mount Bromo or is it better to take a bus? Also, how long is ...

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Advice for Cambodia to Indonesia for beach/jungle

Posted by Debbyc on 9/8/2014 at 20:59

Hi, Can anyone tell me of this is possible? We are going to Saigon, then Siem Reap. From there, is there somewhere that is a days travel away in Indonesia that would get us to a beach/ jungle setting. Looking for an environmentally responsible place for swimming,birding, fishing, hiking, snorkeling. Don't want A/C or TV, but don't want a tent or a buggy cabana. Am I dreaming? Thank you for any suggestions. ...

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Party Christmas in the Gili islands???

Posted by trevstonbury on 13/8/2014 at 08:09

Hi All, I'm hoping someone here who has been to Indonesia before can give me a few suggestions. My girlfriend and I will be in Indonesia over Christmas and we are looking for ideas on where to stay. We are fairly young (25 and 31) and want go somewhere where there is night life so we can party but not to the point where its 24/7 party all the time and full of 18 year olds on a gap year (no offence to gap yearing 18yr olds!). We also want to be able to relax, eat some nice food and go on some nic ...

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Itinerary - Indonesia - 6 weeks (First time backpacker)

Posted by firsttimeindo on 10/8/2014 at 08:04

Hello Everybody, On the 20th of august I will leave for 6 weeks to Indonesia. I will fly in and out from Bali. As I booked my ticket rather last minute and I'm a first time backer, I would love some advice on my Itinerary. Of the six weeks I would like to spend two on Bali, because of a friend who lives in seminyak. My main question is; what is the typical backpackers trail (one where I will quickly meet new people to spend the night or travel with). I have a large budget and can take some dom ...

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Climbing Rinjani, Lombok - 9-11th Sept 2014

Posted by Woody89 on 10/8/2014 at 09:01

Hi guys I'm hoping to do the Rinjani trek on Lombok whilst I'm there travelling next month. I am at the moment a lonesome trekker (my friend has opted to stay on the beach for these days!) Had anyone any good advice as to organising this trek? Reputable companies/finding people to trek with. The way my itinerary looks, I'll be doing the 3D 2N trek 9-11th Sept. Any advice/available trekkers welcome! Cheers ...

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climbing moutains/volcanoes in java help !!!

Posted by Danielv2110 on 5/8/2014 at 08:09

hi i plan to climb mt slamet, merapi, bromo and semeru in the month im in java i may miss osme out if it seems to much but semeru is a must as is merapi, so my quiestions are. one are they all open to climb? where can you find the guides? i would like to join a group rather than solo due to costs? is this possible? lastly i am very fit play alot of football do running and consider my self a very fit and able person. how much does it take to climb these? will i be flat out for 3 days afterward ...

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Itinerary and Transport Advice

Posted by GattinaRosa on 28/7/2014 at 15:49

Hi All, My husband and I have decided to give up our flat, quit jobs / take a career break and travel Asia for 4 months. We fly out at the beginning of September! We love travelling but this is the biggest trip we've done, so I'm hoping all you knowledgeable folk will be able to give me some much needed advice! I am currently trying to draw up an itinerary for the Indonesia part of our trip. We are planning 1 month in Indonesia - but are relatively flexible. We have a feeling we may fall i ...

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Extending Visa in Bali & Onward Flights

Posted by nicoletta on 4/8/2014 at 01:56

Hi there, I'm looking at travelling to Indonesia from Phnom Penh in the next couple of weeks and am wondering if anyone has any recent experience extending their visa on their own without going through an agent? I'm a NZ citizen so can get a 30 day visa on arrival but would like to spend two months travelling. Also, does anyone know if it's acceptable to have your onward flight booked for 60 days later if you know you're definitely going to extend your visa? Any advice appreciated. Cheers. ...

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Air Travel from Ambon to Banda islands

Posted by oconnorra on 21/4/2012 at 08:27

Hi guys, Does anyone know whether there is a flight from Ambon to the Banda islands? If so, what does the schedule look like and any idea of costs? Thanks a lot! ...

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