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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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4-5 days in Indonesia, where to go?

Posted by hamada on 16/8/2017 at 23:58

Hi, I'm currently working and living in Singapore and I will be going on a business trip to Jakarta for a week and would like to extend my stay for another 4-5 days. I will be travelling with my wife and 2yrs daughter. I'm looking for more than a lay on the beach holiday- we are doing this next week in Lang Tengah Malaysia- so any suggestions on where should we go or what to do a part from Jakarta? My ultimate plan is to visit a different neighboring country for 4-5 days every month before ...

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Best places in Indonesia to visit in February/March

Posted by Lealeabee on 19/8/2017 at 15:44

Hi There, As part of a 6 month trip around SE Asia and Sri Lanka my boyfriend and I have got 4 weeks in Indonesia between mid-Feb and mid-March. We fly into Bali and out of Jakarta (although that could be changed) and I just can't work out the best places to go to to make the most of that time and the weather. I know it won't be consistently rainy everywhere all the time but do want to make the most of our time. I think with 4 weeks we probably want to focus on 2 or 3 islands max but just ...

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Bali/Ubud

Posted by stoowie on 8/8/2017 at 08:12

Thinking of spending a week in Bali/Ubud where should i stay and what about a few extra days in Lombok I'm in Florida ...

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Mt. Tambora, Sumbawa, Indonesia - Great Guide Service

Posted by 58raeaton70 on 4/8/2017 at 02:26

If you are planning a Mt. Tambora trek on the island of Sumbawa, I would like to recommend VisitTambora as your outfitter of choice. I am not affiliated in any way with VisitTambora nor have I been compensated in any way for providing this information. Instead, we just finished a summit climb with VisitTambora and the quality and professionalism of the outfitter is first class and warranted this submission. The owner Rik Stoetman is a wealth of information and can facilitate in all your trave ...

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Cycle Trip Plans

Posted by bboti on 27/7/2017 at 01:11

Hi, Next year, I am planning to do a few days cycle trip in Indonesia. This is the plan (or something similar). If there are any bikers here, I would like to ask their opinions about it (at this point I am doing only the research, no specific questions). Is it doable? Should we avoid certain parts of the road? Are there places we should not miss? We have mountain bikes and sleeping mostly in tent. Many thanks, Botond ...

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Indonesia in January?

Posted by mariaescandell on 17/4/2017 at 11:27

Hello, We are planning a trip to Asia and I was thinking about visiting Indonesia where we haven't been. We can just travel december -january. But now when I started reading about it I see that it is raining season!! Has someone been there on January? We where thinking about Yogyakarta, Bali ( Ubud) and maybe Sulawesi or Flores. Even if we are open to recomendations!!! I am looking for NOT crowded places. I rather visit another place than visit a country with rain all day long. I already had th ...

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Family accomadation in Ubud

Posted by Nicki76 on 4/7/2017 at 08:57

Hi, I'm looking for a recommendation on a place to stay in Ubud that is family friendly . Traveling with two kids 9&11 and not very expensive or posh. Would like traditional Bali style. Thanks! Nicki ...

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Getting around Bali/ Car Rentals

Posted by TanyaAllen2017 on 18/5/2017 at 16:54

Hi, I've been planning a trip for my husband and myself for Bali. We are spending 2 weeks and would like to see several different areas. However, I am not sure what to plan because I'm not sure how we would be getting around. Can you rent a car with a U.S. driver's license or a scooter with a U.S. motorcycle license, we don't have one of those but my husband has had one before and he could get another if needed. We would like to start in Ubud go to Sideman to Amed and back to one of the sou ...

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Padang Bai departure tax...

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/7/2017 at 23:47

Panorama reports that an "entrance fee" is now being charged to all tourists departing Bali from Padang Bai harbour. The fee is 60,000 rupiah per tourist if heading to the Gilis and 50,000 rupiah if heading to Nusa Lembongan or Penida. It is not clear if this is all tourists or just foreign ones—we assume the latter. No explanation was given regarding what the fee was for. Seems pretty stupid. You can read the full story here. ...

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Tanjung Puting National Park Klotok

Posted by MarcoBanteli on 24/7/2017 at 06:33

Hello Friends I am a solo traveller from Switzerland and plan to go to the Tanjung Puting National Park. I'm looking for a couple people to enjoy a klotok boat tour together. It's not affordable to hire a boat for myself. I plan to do it in the week from the 21. August to the 27. August 2017 or around this date. Sombody here who wants to do the same ? Best regards Marco ...

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Snorkelling trip w/ Grandfather

Posted by TheUnionJack on 19/7/2017 at 03:09

Hi there, My family and I are looking to go away for a week with our 80 year-old grandfather. We are looking for somewhere not heavily touristed, but also not super deserted where we could go snorkelling. We wouldn't want to stay anywhere on Java (too crowded), and hope to stay in a reasonably cheap area with lots of things to do for a family. Also not too long of a journey to get there, and hoping to stay in an area with less emphasis on activities such as hiking or camping (too taxing for our ...

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Tour/travel agent Sulawesi

Posted by Kairolina on 12/7/2017 at 08:58

Hi, Im currently in Jakarta and would love to go to Sulawesi (mainly Tana Toraja) and maybe up to the island +Maluku as well as to Flores. Do you know any travel agency which organise tours there?? I will be travelling alone so I prefere to join other tourists. Many thanks! Im looking forward for your recommendations! ...

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International Driving Permit Indonesia

Posted by Ian15 on 9/7/2017 at 10:58

Hi, I'm going travelling in Indonesia (Bali and Lombok) in September and was wondering what the situation is regarding International Driving Permits. I have read contradicting advice on the validity of the IDP in Indonesia. Does anyone have any experience of this and know if it is valid in Indonesia. I don't want to waste my time and money getting one if it is not valid. cheers Ian ...

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Trekking Mamasa to Rantepao

Posted by Martina1983 on 6/7/2017 at 12:59

Dear travellers, Is there anyone that can give information about the trekking between Mamasa and Rantepao? According to the lonely planet this is a hike that can be done without a guide but online I can not find any information/blog/description about the trek. Nobody done this trek and wants to share experience? Thanks ...

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Best snorkelling/Diving in Indo?

Posted by Animal_lover on 4/2/2013 at 15:05

Where would you guys recommend for underwater fun? Gillis look good but are there any other spots worth a dip? Particularly thinking around central/east Java or Bali/Lombok. Dreaming of turtles, though Jaws is just about to start on TV which might put me off... ...

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Sumbawa

Posted by Nicki76 on 5/7/2017 at 08:15

Hi, looking for advice on Sumbawa. Has anyone travelled there with young kids? Thanks Nicki ...

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Cool cafes / restaurants outside of the center to work from?

Posted by jameslon on 23/5/2017 at 03:09

Can anyone recommend cool cafes / restaurants outside of the center of Ubud that are good to work from? Ideally they'd have wifi but I can hotspot from my phone if needs be. ...

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10 Days in Bali- The Western side?

Posted by Chaia09 on 25/5/2017 at 16:48

Hello! My husband and I will be in Bali for a wedding this October. We'll be in Kuta for the ceremony but have about 10 days afterwards to get out of the city and see some more of the island. After some research, we've decided to focus on the Western side and I've seen less information about this part of the island vs the East side. We're both active and outdoors-y and love snorkeling, hiking, biking, visiting cultural sites, and laying on the beach reading a book. This is our tentative plan: - ...

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Tourist VISA Extension 0n Lombok, Sumbawa or Flores?

Posted by 58raeaton70 on 25/6/2017 at 23:19

I apologize in advance for this topic being beaten to death, but I have yet to find a clear answer. Is it possible to extend a 30d Tourist Visa (paid) anywhere on the Islands of Lombok , Sumbawa or Flores? Our plan is to start a 60d adventure in Lombok and work our way east. Thank you, Rick ...

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