I have been living in Bengkulu for over half a year now and it is about time for me to go back to the States, but before I leave my friend wants to take me on a short trip here in Indonesia. I have been really interested in going to Way Kambas park to try and see some of the animals there but recently I have also been interested in seeing Anak Krakatau. If I was in Lampung province for 4 or 5 days would it be possible to see both?
Does anyone know of someone who could help us get from Way Kambas to Krakatau or just help us with planning a trip in that area? I am very open to suggestions.
trekking in ketambe
Can anyone give me info on Way Kambas and/or Krakatau? I want to visit both places later in May. Is it possible to get a ride from Way Kambas to a boat that I could take to Krakatau? Is there any place to stay in or near the Elephant Training Center in Way Kambas? What about Krakatoa?
We are a couple who are going to Yogyakarta to study for a semester, from September to February this year. Do any of you have any recommendations regarding places to live? Price isn't really a big issue, as Indonesia is cheap in comparison to our home country. We were looking at this place tigalima.wordpress.com/room-... (the Room Deluxe), but they were full.
Would be nice if it wasn't too far from UGM :)
Thanks in advance!
Looking for an overnight trekking in the jungle in Indonesia, to see animals, especially slow loris. Have heard about Ketambe but having trouble finding Johan's contact. Are there other good options? And does anyone have a contact for Johan at Wisma cinta Alam. I will be coming from Bali or Java.
I was recently recommend UBUD as a destination to consider for time out to recover my health, and reignite my spirit, emotionally, physically and artistically. I am single, a photographer / graphic designer and seek a safe place to call home for 2 mths.
On my wish list is the following:
Advise given to me was to find a nice place to stay and then go and visit a place called the Yoga Barn as from there I could find many opportunities for health / healing networking and so forth etc.
Does anyone have any tips for art workshops of any kind? A central place like the Yoga Barn maybe and a website perhaps etc.
Are their any forums one can use to network - maybe to find other people in Ubud where one can share interests - ie photography, or just hook up for coffee etc.
I am planning to go Sept / October
I am not a beach or bar person. More inclined to seek peaceful environs....
Many thanks in anticipation.
P.S. I am in my 40's so I would like some comforts but it doesn't have to be extravagant. Gone are the days of backpacking :)
trekking in ketambe sumatra with a 5 and 8 year old is it possible
Hi good evenin every one...
I'm going to Indonesia in July and I want to rent moto, because I think is better for see all...I know the roads are very bad....
So, my question is...I can rent moto in every island...i was thinking in spent one week in Flores..heading from Maumere, I can rent moto overthere????
We are a family of four (two older teens) who are interested in going to Sumatra. We have about 16 days (including travel to/from Australia) and were considering flying in Medan, seeing orangutans in Bukit Lawang and possibly trekking a bit there (son is very fit; us not as much!) or possibly saving trekking to do so with elephants in Tangkahan, which sounds amazing. We also want to fit in Lake Toba and a 5+ day beach holiday at the end. We are wondering for the beach part if we should then go up to Banda Ache and on to Pulau Weh (is there snorkelling there as well as diving and is there anything for the kids to do if they get sick of relaxing?) or fly to Padang at go to cubadak paradisovillage where there seems to be diving and snorkelling. As I write all this, I think it sounds ambitious for two weeks, so would like advice about what the best options are. We've been diving/snorkelling in Bunaken, Komodo/Flores and Barrier Reef so wonder how marine life around Sumatra compares. Also visited orangutans in Kalimantan via river boat. We are hoping that Sumatra will be different to those trips to add to our love of Indonesia and our view of how diverse the country is. Thank you for any advice you can provide!
hullo everyone.....I'm new to this forum...I have lived in Bandung for the past 11 years....I am a retired international correspondent.....and I do not mind answering questions from members of "Virtual Tourist"...anything you need to know about Bandung....I will do my best to give the right advice! e.g. travel tips, places to see, and places to stay......etc
I will be landing in Denpasar a day ahead of the rest of my travelling mates, and then we're headed off to Seminyak. I will be landing in the evening of May 21, 2013, and meeting the rest of my mates the next day in the early evening.
I would like to spend a day exploring Denpasar on my own, but unsure of where to stay at for the evening. A hotel I have seen with a great rate is Cityzen Renon. Anyone have any opinions about this hotel? It seems to be well rated.
Also, any suggestions on "must-sees" in Denpasar?
Thanks in advance!
I am in the earliest stages of planning 30 days in Indonesia for this coming July 2013. Can anyone offer some tips on building an itinerary?
We are a 50-year-old couple. Very active, love historic sites, cultural experiences, geographic marvels, beautiful beaches.
Do not desire party-hearty atmosphere, a high percentage of city time, or un-needed luxury.
I looked into the possibility of joining an Explore or Intrepid tour for first 14 days and then the last 16 days independent but dates don't work out for that. Neither of us has been to any part of Asia before though both have extensive travel experience.
Can some of the Indonesia experts toss in some suggestions? Of course, I'm reading extensively the Indonesia pages here on VT but would love to hear from you as this strategy has never failed to open up our world beyond our individual abilities.
Thanks, Lynn and Will
I am wondering how easy it is to get a guide to take us in a boat around the canal system and to floating market. Would it be easy to arrange once in Banjarmasin or is it something that needs to be arranged before arrival. We are planning on being there for 2 days in July and would welcome any recommendations. Thank You.
I have many questions, and would welcome contact with locals from the area. I am still doing my research, but it looks like I must go to Kalimantan! I am a diamond miner. I dig. I do not work for any company, only myself and the miners who chose to be partners with me. I am very good at what I do, but the diamond fields in Arkansas, USA, are used up. do the miners in Kalimantan still find good stones? Do they get good prices when selling? My buyers in USA pay from4-$20 a point [400-2,000 a carat] They want me to go to Kalimantan and dig the way we do in the USA. It is a very productive way to work. Are the mineral rights in the ground held by property owners or the Indonesian government? Will the local miners work with an American? I am not rich. I work very hard, and very smart. Is it difficult to get government work permits for an American? Are there many crocodiles in the rivers? Are there many poisonous snakes? Are the fish good to eat?
I would be interested in hearing from any member who has been to Banjamarsin. Did you use the town as a base for exploring further afield, did you go on day trips? Did you make your own arrangements or did you travel as part of an organised tour? Having read conflicting comments, I am trying to ge a feel for the place, as I would really like to spend some time in Kalimantan.
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