Travelling in Indonesia: The Essential Guide

A trip to Indonesia is nothing short of exciting. There is so much to see and do within the area that you may feel overwhelmed with choice. If you are keen to get your backpack on and see more of the world, then Indonesia is a great place to start.

Let’s take a look at some essential travel information before you go.

Climate: When is the Best Time to Go?

April to September is the best time to visit Indonesia. Typically, the rainy season falls from October to March. During April to September the weather is warm and pleasant. You will love travelling around in the warm, tropical climate.

What to See: Wildlife, Food and Sports

There is a multitude of things to see and do in Indonesia. Beaches, surfing, wildlife and culture are all in abundance. The great thing is, is that no island in Indonesia is quite the same. The beauty that surrounds you is quite unlike anything you have experienced before. It is picture perfect and unique. This makes it an attractive prospect for all travellers.

Immerse yourself into the local culture by sampling the food. Fish is a favorite dish due to the proximity of the sea.

Of course, Bali is a must. It has become quite a name on every traveller’s lips and put Indonesia firmly in the minds of the western traveller. Many people want to visit Bali as it holds something of a mystical appeal. No trip to Indonesia is the same without visiting Bali.

Indonesia has 17000 islands. All of which have their unique identity. You can easily hop between islands using Garuda Indonesia.

Tribal Papua is a must for any traveller who wants to see a different way of life. The tribal way of life is utterly captivating. It is a completely different experience for any western traveller that is in the area. Sumatra is a volcanic island and is simply stunning. There is a vast amount of wildlife. Some of which is so exotic that you may have only encountered it in school textbooks. This is a chance to get up close and personal with some of nature's biggest stars.

Surfing is a popular pastime within the islands. Due to the nature of the sea and ties proximity to the islands, it makes for the perfect sport to indulge in. You will not get a chance to be bored in Indonesia, irrespective of which island you decide to see first.

Money Matters: Finance and Currency

Increasingly, Indonesia is becoming more accessible for travellers. The costs of travelling to, and around, Indonesia are becoming cheaper. This is great news all round. What is more, for UK travellers, the pound is becoming stronger when compared to the Rupiah. This means that you will get a lot more bangs for your buck while you are travelling. The great news is that direct flights will be starting from the UK to Indonesia from May 2015. This means no more stop over’s. There is no stopping you. Make sure you book your flight soon.

1 comment:

  1. Great tips. That will surely come handy for backpackers and adventurous tourists alike. thanks for sharing.