Planning to rock Indonesia this vacation with your friends? Well, the country offers everything to make your excursion an unforgettable experience. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean from almost every side, the country presents a mix of picturesque natural scenery and adventurous sea sports. Besides its scintillating beaches and seaside view, it holds several beautiful places to explore. However, your mind must be boggling about the travel options available in the country for ensuring your smooth sojourn there. Keep all your worries aside, as you’ll find all sorts of traveling alternatives in Indonesia, obviously in addition to ships and boats.
First of all, let’s discover the ways to enter into this beautiful country of islands. With its two International Airports namely, Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta and Ngurah Rai in Bali, the country has fair connectivity with all the major countries in Asia and Europe. Else, you can also catch cheaper flights from Singapore. So, if you can get to any prominent Asian country, you would likely to get a flight to Jakarta from there. However, if you like traveling overland, then there is only one international entry point present in Indonesia. Visitors can enter through the border between Sarawak and Entiknong, on a 60-day tourist visa.
Once you enter into this wonderful country, you can’t resist yourself from exploring its scenic places and absorbing environs. In order to make this exploration a sheer fun, you can rent a car in almost all its big cities. Rented cars will be available within a range of 10,000 to 30,000 rupiah per day. That comes to near USD 3 to USD 10 in a day which is fairly affordable and will ensure a smooth journey all along for you. Moreover, if you don’t want to confront the heavy traffic, you can hire an expert driver for your journey. Drivers are available at around 50,000 rupiah per day. Hertz and Avis are the most prominent car rental companies in Indonesia, which have branches in almost all the major cities, including Jakarta, Denpasar, Bandung and Surabaya.
If you think that renting a chauffeur driven car would prove to be a costly affair, then you can always go for hiring taxis. However, metered taxis are available in the major cities only, with most of these have broken meters and you may need to haggle for fares. Be specific in bargaining and make sure that you won’t pay extra. Taxis available on Airport stand have fixed fares for all the famous tourist spots.
Bus is the most reliable transport for most of the Indonesians. The bus service is available in two different categories, namely Local and Express. As it is obvious, Local buses provide ordinary services and are used to run between towns, whereas the express buses offer much better services to the travelers. In addition, luxury buses with reclining seats and attached toilets are also available in big cities of Indonesia. But you need to book your seat in advance for traveling in these luxury buses.
If traveling overland isn’t your cup of tea, then you can avail the services of domestic flight services of Garuda Indonesia. The flight service offers seamless connectivity across all the prominent cities in the country.