If you are thinking of exploring Southeast Asia this year, we can suggest Indonesia, which happens to be home to over 15,000 islands. There are many other reasons why you should choose Indonesia as your vacation destination. At the same time, you should know that the accommodation and food costs in this beautiful country are affordable to anyone all across the world. There are several things that you should take into consideration when you are travelling in Indonesia. As mentioned above, the number of islands in this country is very high and therefore, firstly, you should decide which island to visit and what the best time of the year to visit is.
In this article, we will help you make your plan to travel to Indonesia much more convenient. Let us take you through this step-by-step.
Planning when to visit Indonesia.
We can refer to the climate of Indonesia as a monsoonal climate because the country is located across the equator. Seasons; they are wet and dry. Are you planning to explore the country and spend most of your time outdoors? If yes, it is highly recommended to visit the country during the dry season. Also, if you are looking for the best ticket rates, you better avoid the summer holiday period and the Christmas period of the year.
Finalizing the islands that you will be travelling to in Indonesia.
This completely depends on the things that you want to see when you are travelling in Indonesia. There are several suggestions that we can give you. Bali is the ideal travel destination if you are looking for great-looking beaches and architecture. The temple art in Bali is authentic and is worth taking a look at. Lombok is an island that is situated close to Bali. You can visit this place if you are fond of staying away from the noise and spending your vacation in a quiet area. The jungles and greenery in Sumatra have made the island a must-visit when you are travelling in Indonesia.
What should you take with you when you are travelling in Indonesia?
When you are travelling in Indonesia, firstly, you should identify where you are going to travel. Depending on that, you should start packing. If you are planning to spend most of your time outdoors, especially exploring the volcanoes in Indonesia, you will not need a lot of clothes that are ideal for cold weather.
In the rainy season, you will find a lot of leeches in the jungles of Indonesia. Therefore, if you are thinking of exploring the wildlife in the country while travelling in Indonesia, we suggest you bring your leech socks with you. Let us warn you that dengue fever and malaria are two common diseases that are passed by mosquitoes, and both of these diseases are prevalent in Indonesia. Hence, you will have to take your bug spray when you are travelling in Indonesia. Also, you will need a first aid kit with you as there can be occasions when you will find it difficult to get some medical products in rural areas of this country.
Essential things you should have when you are travelling in Indonesia.
Let us find out some important things that you should know when you are planning your trip to Indonesia. The first requirement is having a visa to visit the country. Therefore, you should know the visa requirements before you start your planning process.
Are you used to utilizing debit cards and credit cards? This could prove to be an issue when you're travelling in Indonesia because there can be places that do not accept cards. Reliable Internet connections can be difficult to find in this country, and therefore, you better bring pocket Wi-Fi with you. It's a wise idea to purchase an eSIM card because it makes your travelling journey in Indonesia a hassle-free one. Other than these things, try to have a universal travel adapter with you and make sure that you have travel insurance, as it will make sure that the things that you have are safe with you.
Make sure that you are aware of the local festivals before travelling to Indonesia.
If you are unaware of what is going to happen in the country during certain periods of the year, you might face trouble when you are travelling in Indonesia. What are we talking about here? Let us explain in detail. Religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are followed in Indonesia. There are many public holidays in the country owing to this diversity. And during these national holidays, you may find it difficult to travel within the country. Hence, you should be aware of these national festivals before booking your trip to Indonesia.
Let us provide an example. There is a public holiday known as Nyepe that is celebrated in March, and it is also known as the Day of Silence in Indonesia. On this particular day, you are unable to check out your hotel because the airport is closed. Likewise, there are many other festivals that are celebrated in this country, such as Vesak Day and Ramadan. If you choose to visit Indonesia during these festival days, you will face a lot of traffic, and you might find it difficult to explore the country to its fullest.
Pay attention to what you are going to eat.
There is no doubt about the quality and the deliciousness of food in Indonesia. But there are travellers who are thinking about getting sick while testing as much local food as possible.
Indonesia is a widely popular street food. Let us explain the street food scene in Indonesia to you. The food is cooked in front of you, and you can get an idea about the freshness of what you are going to eat. Therefore, there is less chance of you getting sick while trying this. But if you go with a hotel buffet breakfast, you are not going to see the cooking process, and in certain instances, you might feel inconvenienced. At the same time, if you are a vegetarian, you might find it safe to go ahead with street food. That is because you are going to see whether they are adding any dairy products while cooking. So, pay special attention to what you are going to eat when you are travelling in Indonesia.
Let us conclude this article by saying Indonesia is an awesome place to travel, and if you are fond of exploring the world, you should visit this beautiful country at least once in your lifetime. But make sure that you have some plans in place when you arrive in the country. It will help you experience the best in the country. So we believe that these travel tips and comprehensive guide have helped you plan your journey to Indonesia. At the same time, when it comes to communication, we advise you to have an eSIM with you because that is currently the most convenient way to stay connected to your loved ones across borders. Enjoy your journey in Indonesia.