I'm planning a trekking trip of 30 days in Indonesia.
Looking for inside intel for the must see places or must do things of this country.
Who can help me?
If you wish to do trekking I suggest Sumatra and you can trek in West Sumatra- Bukittinggi to Lake Maninjau and North Sumatra trek Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan and also South Aceh in Ketambe.
Thx a lot Pamela, I'll check it out asap.
I've come to the conclusion that Indonesia is to vast and has to mush to see for a 30 day vacation.
So I'm gonna limit my search to one island. I'm thinking Java. any suggestions on places to do and see on Java?
For us Mt Bromo was a highlight in Java so we'd highly recommend this!
When are you planning on visiting Java because Gunung Bromo is currently closed due to a volcanic eruption.
Latest news on Gunung Bromo
And what are your interests.
That would help in determining if Java is really the right island for you to visit.
Sorry I didn't realise Bromo was closed at the moment! That's a real shame as it is really is awesome, hopefully it'll be open again by the time you visit.
I would like to travel from the 1ste of August to the 31ste of August, maybe even come back the second week of September.
depending when school starts next year.
I've checked Mt Bromo, it looks very lovely, if I can visit it, it goes for shore on my list!
And if it's still closed it would be a shame. Thx Sophie and Dale for the feedback!
And also thx Pamela for the quick update!
What I would like to visit? I love to meet fellow backpackers and like to see the local life, talk to the local people.
I always like a snif of the local culture and ancient culture. I also love spectacular landscapes and nature.
And I always look for 1 special coming up and going down from the sun. Does that give you a better idea?
I'm just looking for the special moments, whatever they may be.
Again, thx all !!!
If you get to West Java that is the province where Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung are, there is a special place about 2 hrs from Bogor or 3 hrs by bus from Jakarta called Cianjur.
I have a good friend there called Yudi Sujana who has a little homestay programme he ehas sbeen running for over 10 yrs now.
I first visited him and stayed with his family in Sept 2000 and have made regular trips back there since.
Here is a small website on his Cianjur Homestay Programme
that outlines what they do. For me it is a great way to get to live in an Indonesian family home and see day to day life.
Now if you are planning on staying over 30 days I suggest if you need to get a visa to apply for a 60 day visa outside of Indonesia , either your own country or one of the countries close by Singapore, Penang, KL ( though they can be difficult if you have already been to Indonesia many times previously.)
That way you can travel with ease around the country for a few weeks.
Great! I'll check it out.
It will take a while longer now for me to answer, exams are the order of business now...
Hello everyone, my list would be...
2. Raja Ampat
3. Tangkuban Perahu & Kawah Putih
4. Chiang Mai (Thailand)
5. Pulau Tidung - Pulau Macan (any of those are great)
6. Bukit bintang (gratifying my shopping impulse hehe )
7. Halong Bay (Vietnam)
8. Baracuda Lake, Coron (Philippines)
thx a lot for your list!
I'll get into it as soon as my exams are over.
But it's looking very cool.
Greetings to all
Some great feedback so far. This site has some great information about tours, locations, etc. They have many secret spots to get you away from the tourists and see the real culture.
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If you have 30 days to trip in Indonesia, I suggest you wont missed to visit Dompu in Nusa Tenggara Barat. Such a small and quite city but has a lot of beautiful destination. You can visit Lakey beach if you like to surf. Or visit Satonda Island and snorkel to see fantastic coral.
Happy traveling in Indonesia
Bromo is still in eruption now, but it's not closed 😉
the best thing now is you can watch the eruption from up close and experienced the lava stones bounce up from the crater mouth :D I just been there recently and it's safe to be there 😊 well, as long as there's no officer staying there :d
another hit on Java island would be "Ijen crater" for sulphur lake up on the volcano 😉 nice one!
to remind you again, Indonesia is prety huge and there's a lot to see instead of highlights such as Java and Bali. Try to look more great unexposed places 😉
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HI you don't have to get a 60 day visa outside of the country, you can just go to the nearest immigration office and get a one month extension. It takes just a few days to process
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I am quite well aware you can extend your 30 day Visa On Arriva,l but honestly WHY would a traveller do this and waste time hanging around to extend when they can arrive with a 60 day visa and go wherever they wish without wasting time finding an immigration office and hanging around for the extension.
I know which one I would prefer to do - just common sense.
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