Quick Info Indonesia
Location: South Eat Asia
Language: Bahasa (will over 300 native dialects throughout the country!)
Get Here: via Plane with Momondo or on an Organised Tour via Tour Radar (5% off through this link) – G Adventures (up to 25% off with this link!) or Intrepid
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) – check the latest exchange rate here
Electrical Plug Fixture: Type C & F (Grab yourself a universal adapter and you’ll never have to worry about having the right plug again!)
Time Zone: UTC + 7 – UTC +9 depending on where in the county you are.
Capital City: Jakarta, Indonesia
Other Major Cities: Bali, Surabaya, Makassar, Medan
Famous For: Bali, Borneo, Borobudur , Raja Ampat, Gili Islands
When To Visit: You can travel to Indonesia at any time of year and warm temperatures are enjoyed throughout the year. The dry season runs from April to October with mild temperatures and little rain, and Monsoon season is November to March where slightly highly temperatures and humidity prevail.
Visa Requirements: Most visitors are granted a free visa on arrival which allows you to enter and stay in the country for 30 days. Overstaying your visa is charged on a per day basis and is not advisable. Check if your country is on the visa free list.
Travel Within Indonesia: Indonesia is made up of over 16,000 islands with multiple domestic flights between the larger islands.
As with most South East Asian countries, the scooters/motorbikes are the most common mode of transport for the locals, and can be rented for your own terror should you so desire. If you are planning to hire a bike, ensure your insurance covers you! For short trips around town, the humble tuk-tuk is a great option – just remember to negotiate your price before you get in!
Travel Vaccinations: As always, check your own government recommendations prior to traveling, however you should generally ensure your basic immunizations (such as Tetnus and Diptheria) are up to date and discuss with your travel doctor Hep A and Typhoid Inoculations alongside anything else they recommend at consultation. We also recommend traveling with a stock of tablets such as Imodium in case you are susceptible to an upset stomach when eating new foods/cuisines.
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