Go backpacking to Indonesia is a good idea to spend your summer holiday. This country has so many things to offer, such as interesting tourists spots, wonderful natural charms, friendly people, low cost travel accommodations, safety and many more. If Indonesia sounds so far away from your home, you have to learn about this country before booking your flight to travel here. Below is the list of backpacker tips Indonesia.
- Tourists’ Favorite Destinations.
People say this country is very big, a vast equatorial region. If you have to visit a new Indonesian island every single day it would take you around so many years until you see them all. It is difficult to pick and choose where you would most like to visit. But there should be a list made to ease you choose your destinations.
People would start their journey from Jakarta. The next city is Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Bali, Lombok, and Flores. This trip totally would take 5-6 weeks. Jetsetters would rather choose Raja Ampat, Bangka-Belitong, Bintan Island, Wakatobi, Bunaken, and of course include Bali and Lombok.
The jetsetters’ routes can be a backpackers’ route. Even though those places are filled fully by resorts and spas, it doesn’t mean you can get cheap hotel and accommodations there. It’s quite a chalenge for a backpacker.
The most visited places are Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, Bali, Gili Trawangan, Komodo Island, Bromo Tengger National Park, and Bromo Crater.
You can get a 30 day visa on arival if your country has established partnership with the Indonesia government. It costs of USD 25.
- Things to Do.
Backpacker tips Indonesia would recommend so many activities to do in the country. Tasting local’s foods and drinks, hiking up an active volcanoe, and pampering yourself in a resort and spa are the most important things you must not skip.
Generally travel accommodation in Indonesia is extremely cheap, moreover, for a backpacker tour. Your biggest expense is not hotel room or foods and drinks as long as you choose backpacker hotel with dormitory styled room and eat at food stalls.
Transportation is fairly reasonable within cities. You can opt in budget air travel or low cost carrier for reaching the vast distances that need to be covered.
- When to Go
There are two seasons in Indonesia, wet and dry. Both seasons are perfectly acceptable to travel in. In a wet season heavy tropical downpour may hit but is generally over quickly.