Welcome to Indonesia! Sumatra, Java, Bali, Komodo.... Who has not dreamed of simply recalling these destinations, adventures, magical and fascinating places, wild animals to contemplate, orangutans or tigers, and sharing for a moment the culture of ethnic groups so far from our own. Indonesia is a country of grandiose landscapes, misty mountains, lush jungles, immense beaches, a cultural and religious melting pot where Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, animism coexist... The archipelago is multiple and mysterious. Indonesia is made up of 17,000 islands, some of which are huge and densely populated like Java, while others are tiny and deserted. Only 6,000 of them are inhabited. From one end to the other, you will have to travel no less than 5,000 km and digest three time zones, from the western tip of Sumatra to the far reaches of Papua, the other end of the archipelago. To get the most out of this huge archipelago, following the instructions in the Indonesian tourist guide can be very useful and will help you set up the stay you have always dreamed of in Indonesia.

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When to go to Indonesia?

You can go to Indonesia all year round. Certainly, the rainy season does not allow a trip as comfortable as in dry season, because let us not forget it we are in a tropical region, hot and humid: the rain, very heavy, falls in downpours from October to May in Indonesia, certainly intermittently, but the sun always ends up making its appearance again and everything dries quickly. The best time to travel to Indonesia is between May and October depending on the island you are visiting. The closest to Australia are the least humid in the archipelago. It rains less, and all activities are possible (including volcano climbing, walks in the forest, visits to temples), we enjoy better landscapes that are not lost in the fog... But the high tourist season in Indonesia also brings its own little lot of inconveniences. Rates are higher everywhere (but remain reasonable), beaches are stormed, famous monuments too. Indonesians usually take their holidays in June or July.

How to go to Indonesia? Our advice & tips

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Most tour operators and travel agencies offer Indonesia. This archipelago being immense, the possibilities of travel are numerous. The proposed stays are generally 15 days and they propose either a discovery of the main islands, namely Java, Bali, Sumatra, or thematic stays around the luxuriant nature of Indonesia or its dream beaches, for example. It's up to you to choose, according to your desires!

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Several direct flights to Indonesia from Europe, they land in Bali. To get to the other islands, you then have to take domestic flights, usually from Bali

The country is a generally safe destination for independent travellers, but caution should be exercised in the poorest parts of the country

In Indonesia, the train only serves the major cities of Java Island and the Medan and Palembang regions of Sumatra Island. All the islands are however crossed by buses whose prices vary with the comfort offered but they are generally very cheap. Bali has a dense transport network and fast travel; there are many taxis and minibuses. Another possibility: the rental of two-wheelers, but beware the traffic is chaotic or even dangerous when you are not used to it.

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When to travel?

You can go to Indonesia all year round. Certainly, the rainy season does not allow a trip as comfortable as in dry se...
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Weather forecast

It is always hot, even very hot in Indonesia, a country very close to the equator. The climate is both tropical and e...
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Budget

Indonesia is a cheap destination where you can stay in very good hotels for much lower prices than in France, includi...
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Formalities

No visa is required for stays of less than 30 days in Indonesia. However, a return ticket or other proof of departure...
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Health

No vaccine is required to enter Indonesia, but it is recommended to be vaccinated against tetanus, typhoid and hepati...
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How to travel by yourself?

Several direct flights to Indonesia from Europe, they land in Bali. To get to the other islands, you then have to tak...
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How to get organized?

Most tour operators and travel agencies offer Indonesia. This archipelago being immense, the possibilities of travel...
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Getting around

In Indonesia, the train only serves the major cities of Java Island and the Medan and Palembang regions of Sumatra Is...
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