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Indonesia Holidays

A country that defies description, Indonesia lines the equator for 5,000kms and is kaleidoscope of cultures, customs, peoples and languages. Java is home to capital Jakarta, cultural and artistic centre Yogyakarta and the Mount Bromo volcano. Explore the friendly island of Bali including artistic Ubud, home to painters, carvers, weavers and dancers, east Bali and traditional ikat weaving villages. Nearby are the jungles and volcanic landscapes of Sumatra and the gorgeous beaches of the Gili Islands. Further east are Lombok’s white-sand beaches and traditional villages whilst the isolated island of Komodo is inhabited by the legendary creature from which it gets its name. To the north is Kalimantan, home to one of the world’s last great rainforests and refuge to the endangered orang-utan. Pettitts Travel specialises in providing quality, tailor-made holidays and tours to Indonesia.

Places to visit in Indonesia

Indonesia is a beguiling country made up of thousands of islands, many with their own individual mix of cultures, food, experiences and customs. Trek through dense jungles to observe orang-utan and other wildlife in Sumatra, soak up Java’s ancient atmospheric and cultural heritage – the highlight of which is the spectacular Borobudur Temple – or spend time rejuvenating and practicing yoga in Bali. Alternatively snorkel beautiful coral reefs in search of tropical fish and turtles off the beautiful Gili Island shores or hike the rice terraces at Sedau in little-visited Lombok. Encounter rare species of birds in Sulawesi, spot the ferocious Komodo dragon on Komodo Island or meet the Dayak tribe in the heart of the jungle in Kalimantan.

When to Visit indonesia

The climate in Indonesia is unusual in that temperatures are pretty consistent throughout the year. The country only has two main climatic seasons, the dry period which runs from April to October and the wet season that occurs between November and March. Throughout the year you can generally expect temperatures to be around 25⁰C to 30⁰C although it will be significantly cooler when travelling up to higher altitudes. The monsoon heralds the arrival of the wet season and there is heavy rainfall across the entire archipelago which will fall on a regular basis. During the dry season rainfall is rare, especially on lower ground.

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This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

Essential Information

Capital: Jakarta

Main Language: Bahasa Indonesia

Time Zone: GMT + 7 / GMT + 8

Currency: Rupiah (IDR)

Borneo and Burma Holiday Review

“All the arrangements in both Borneo and Myanmar worked very well - everyone was on time and even the flights in Myanmar were almost on schedule.
All in all a very enjoyable trip but as I'm sure you are telling your clients the sooner they get to Myanmar the better before it is overrun with tourists.”

PD - Borneo and Burma - November 2015

Accommodation in Indonesia

There is a wide range of hotel accommodation in Indonesia and this varies depending on the island you are visiting. In Bali and Java there are numerous excellent hotels and resorts, all with first-class facilities and amenities. Equally in places like the Gili Islands, there are now excellent beach hotels. Elsewhere on the smaller or less visited islands, standards vary and options can be limited. Eco-hotels are becoming more popular in parts of the archipelago and as well resorts that focus on health and wellbeing. When visiting Komodo National Park stays will be aboard a private boat.

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