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Indonesia at a Glance

Tropical Indonesia is a beach-lover's paradise, but also an amazing collection of cultures, languages and histories. Enjoy the sun and the beach, but don't forget to try diverse local cuisines, experience festivals and hike through forested interiors. 

Island hopping is a wonderful way to see the breath of this nation. Each island has its own personality and its amazing how diverse people are between islands. Listen to music and watch the sun set or wake up early to catch a mountain sunrise.  Indonesia's volcanoes pull seductively at adventurous tourists' heartstrings. Hike along lush green slopes or indulge in flyover tourism to get a birds' eye view of the landscape. Elsewhere, experience the jungle and its animals, plants, insects and waterfalls. If this has you all worn out, retreat to the beach for some sun, snorkeling and tranquil swimming. 

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Popular Places
  • Jakarta Jakarta
  • Bali Bali
  • Borneo Borneo
  • Yogyakarta Yogyakarta
  • Ubud Ubud
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport
  • Major Airport Bali International Airport
  • Major Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport
  • Major Airport Adisucipto International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

Most tourists require an Indonesian visa to enter the country. A valid passport with at least two pages available for stamping and with at least six month's worth of validity remaining will be needed to get the visa. Learn about requirements through the Indonesian Embassy. American citizens can refer to the U.S State Department's website for additional guidance. 

Need to Know

Severe Weather: Typhoon season lasts from October until April and this mirrors the wet season. Most travel is still possible during this time, but rural areas can get muddy and impassable. 

Safety Concerns Indonesia has a zero tolerance policy towards drugs and tourists who are caught with drugs will face harsh punishments. Bali's club scene is fueled by ecstasy, but it is best not to indulge as raids often end in a police-administered drug test. As with anywhere else, keep your money close to you and be on the lookout for scammers, pickpockets and other thieves. 

Health Concerns Visit your doctor two months before your trip to learn about vaccinations and health requirements. If you are sleeping outside, it is wise to sleep under a bug net and to apply insect repellent. Visitors should avoid drinking the water unless they purify or boil it first. 

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