Inclusions & ExclusionsINDOEXCURSIONS' JOURNEYS ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE. If there's one thing you won't need to worry about on your IndoExcursions Journey, it's unforeseen out-of-pocket expenses! We take great pains to ensure that our Travellers are rarely in need of personal funds. Included in your Trip Fee are : Mobile Telephone (with calling time) for use during your trip Upon arrival, your Tour Leader/Escort will loan you a basic mobile telephone (with calling time), so that you're able to reach her/him at any time during your Tour. Transportation Domestic airline flights; overland travel in spacious, air-conditioned vehicles; and (on trips which include Komodo-Flores) 4 days of travel aboard a luxury liveaboard boat. Meals and Snacks Except on a few "free days," all your meals are included. You'll eat at carefully-selected restaurants (the ones we love), and you'll order directly off the menu, thus eliminating any concerns about dietary restrictions and/or preferences. Drinking water, juice, soft drinks and snacks are always be available during overland travel. Accommodation You'll stay at our favourite luxury hotels, each selected for its charm and Indonesian ambiance. Should your tour include stops where such accommodations are unavailable, you'll stay at the highest class of hotel available. If your Tour involves visits to more than one island, you'll be provided an additional night's stay (after termination of your Tour) at a hotel in the city where your tour originated. Escort/Tour Leader for the duration of your Journey Upon arrival in Indonesia, you and your fellow-travellers will be met by an IndoExcursions Escort/Tour Leader who will accompany you for the duration of your journey. IndoExcursions Escorts/Tours Leaders are highly-credentialed individuals who have held positions of responsibility for many years prior to joining our organisation. Among the ranks are former university professors, school teachers from Indonesia’s international school community, writers, editors, and business leaders from the hospitality industry. Professional English-Speaking Tour Guides at each locale visited At each locale visited, you'll be served by a world-class team of tour guides who are native to the area. All IndoExcursions Tour Guides are university-accredited and knowledgeable in the history and cultural heritage of their region. All are fully trilingual, speaking English, an Indonesian local language, and the national language, Bahasa Indonesia. Written Materials Your Escort/Tour Leader will, from time to time, provide you with written materials relevant to your current location and its cultural/historic sites. Miscellaneous Items Your Escort/Tour Leader will attempt to anticipate the needs of you and your fellow-travellers. She/he will carry a store of supplies to cover most eventualities - collapsible umbrellas, raincoats, torches/flashlights, electrical adapters, insect repellent, bandages, ziplock bags, electrolyte powder, playing cards - you name it. Admission Fees to all Sites and Performances Tips and Gratuities as appropiate throughout the Journey Donations to all villages visited Contributions to the INDOEXCURSIONS EDUCATION FUND A portion of your Trip Fee will be allocated to the INDOEXCURSIONS EDUCATION FUND. Your purchase of an IndoExcursions trip will keep one selected outstanding student in school or university for one month. Other than a some spending money for souvenirs, meals and activities on your "free days," alcoholic beverages and laundry expenses . . . you need have little worry about out-of-pocket expenses on your IndoExcursions Trip. EXCLUSIONS Flights to and from the destination where your IndoExcursions trip begins and ends Visa and Passport Fees Travel Insurance Excess Baggage Charges Meals and Activities not specified on the Trip Itinerary Alcoholic Beverages Personal Expenses
Indonesian Entry RequirementsTHERE'S NOT REALLY MUCH TO THINK ABOUT. For citizens of most countries IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE ANY ADVANCE ARRANGEMENTS WHATSOEVER for visits of 30 days or less. (See list of 169 "Visa-Free" countries below). At Customs, simply present : A PASSPORT Your Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your scheduled date of departure. Your Passport must contain at least one completely blank page. A RETURN (OR ONWARD) AIRLINE TICKET The departure date of your Ticket must be within 30 days of your arrival in Indonesia. THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE HOTEL/GUESTHOUSE WHERE YOU WILL STAY Prior to your departure, IndoExcursions will provide you the name of address of an appropriate hotel (based on the journey you've selected). And that's all there is to it! Once you've been approved for entry into Indonesia, you'll be issued a Free 30-day, Non-Extendable VISA-ON-ARRIVAL (VOA). __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ IF YOU PLAN ON STAYING IN INDONESIA LONGER THAN 30 DAYS . . . Please visit an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate in your home-country (before visiting Indonesia) A 60-DAY TOURIST VISA is available to travellers who wish to stay in Indonesia longer than 30 days . . . but this Visa must be arranged at an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate outside of Indonesia (prior to arrival in the country). The cost of a 60-Day Tourist Visa varies from country to country, but it is usually about USD $70 to $75. (Please check with an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate in your home-country for the exact figure.) At an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate in your home country, you must present : A PASSPORT Your Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your scheduled date of departure. Your Passport must contain at least one completely blank page. A RETURN (OR ONWARD) AIRLINE TICKET The departure date of your Ticket must be within 30 days of your arrival in Indonesia. THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE HOTEL/GUESTHOUSE WHERE YOU WILL STAY. IndoExcursions will provide you the name of address of an appropriate hotel (based on the journey you've selected). __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The above information is provided as a service for prospective IndoExcursions travellers. The information, however, is based solely on our understandings and interpretations of Indonesia’s entry requirements. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the statements made. We encourage you to contact an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate in their home-country for current and accurate information regarding Indonesia’s entry requirements for citizens of your country.
Vaccinations & Travel InsuranceVACCINATIONS There are no vaccinations required to visit Indonesia, unless you will visit a 'jungle region' (not included on your IndoExcursions trip). With that said, we encourage you to consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information, including vaccinations which are recommended for citizens of your country. TRAVEL INSURANCE Medical Insurance Coverage, including medical evacuation in the case of an emergency, is compulsory for all travellers on IndoExcursions trips. We strongly recommend that your Travel Insurance Policy also covers personal liability, trip cancellation, curtailment, and loss of luggage and personal effects. At the Orientation Meeting at the commencement of your IndoExcursions trip, your Escort/Tour Leader will ask for evidence of Medical Insurance Coverage, as well as the insurance company's 24-hour emergency telephone number. If your insurance coverage is through your credit card, your Escort/Tour Leader will need (i) details of the participating insurer/underwriter, (ii) the level of coverage, (iii) the policy number, and (iv) the the 24-hour emergency telephone number of the insurer. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in Indonesia for your trip (Providing your 'bank's name' and your 'credit card details' will not be sufficient.)
Dietary Restrictions & Pre-Existing Medical ConditionsDIETARY RESTRICTIONS On IndoExcursions trips, we eat at carefully-selected restaurants (the ones we love) which offer a wide selection of dining cloices. And our travellers order directly off the menu, thus eliminating any concerns about dietary restrictions and/or preferences! Of course, if you are a vegan, coeliac or have very specific meal requirements, you may still wish to supplement your meals with supplies bought from home. If you have allergies to nuts, you should know that peanuts are used widely in Indonesian cooking. Therefore, your dining choices may, at times, be quite imited, and you should ensure that you carry proper medication with you in the event of a reaction to peanut traces in food. PRE-EXISTING HEALTH CONDITIONS You should bring with you any personal medications you require, and a spare pair of glasses is advisable (if this is appropiate). Medicines may not be easily obtainable at some locations on your trip. And, for legal reasons, our Tour Leaders and Guides are prohibited from administering drugs, including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.
Money MattersMONEY MATTERS Here are the Fast Facts : The official currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Cash is still the the preferred method of payment in Indonesia. There are Money Changers everywhere throughout the country. There are ATMs everywhere throughout the country. We recommend that you carry 2 ATM cards (as a precaution). In the event that lose or damage an ATM card, you'll have a spare, ensuring that you have no difficulty accessing cash throughout your journey. We suggest that you carry at least 1 Credit Card as a backup. (Bring 2 if possible). DO NOT BRING TRAVELLER'S CHEQUES TO INDONESIA. Traveller's Cheques are virtually useless in the country, rarely accepted at even the largest establishments. (In fact, we've NEVER found a place that honours them!) Again, IndoExcursions' journeys are all-inclusive. We take great pains to ensure that you're rarely in need of personal funds. With that said, you'll want to budget a sensible amount for things not included in your Trip Fee : chiefly, alcoholic beverages, activities and meals on "free days," shopping, and laundry. And you should allocate a little extra for unforeseen expenses (such as excess baggage charges) or unplanned personal expenditures. But other than that, we've got you covered!
What to BringWHAT TO BRING Pack light! Keep it simple! Leave at home all items that fall into the 'I may need this' category. We're fairly certain you won’t. Please keep in mind : Checked baggage restrictions on smaller domestic flights within Indonesia are typically 10 kgs (22 lbs), with a limit of 7 kgs (15 lbs) for carry-on baggage. Laundry service in Indonesia is not only cheap, but quick and efficient as well. You'll be happier washing items frequently (rather than lugging a large suitcase). And everyone on tour will be on the same cyclical rotation of 4 blouses/shirts! It's not advisable (for North Americans) to bring electronic appliances. Even with a power converter, 110-volt appliances tend to overheat and burn out. You're better to purchase a hair trimmer or blow dryer on arrival if you require one. Most everything is available for purchase in Indonesia. If you need something, your Escort/Tour Leader can point you in the right direction. Your Escort/Tour Leader will carry a store of supplies. Your Tour Leader will attempt to anticipate your every need, carrying with him miscellaneous items to cover most eventualities - collapsible umbrellas, raincoats, torches/flashlights, electrical adapters, insect repellent, bandages, ziplock bags, electrolyte powder - you name it. So, again, pack light and keep it simple! There's nothing we can't take care of here in Indonesia. _______________________________________________________________ OUR RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST * First and foremost, your Airline Ticket to Indonesia! * Passport + Coloured Copy of Passport * 2 ATM Cards (We recommend having a spare ATM Card in the event that 1 is lost or damaged) * 1 Credit Card (2 if possible) * Information/Documents you will need : NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE FIRST HOTEL YOU WILL STAY AT IN INDONESIA. This information will be sent to you prior to your arrival in Indonesia. You'll need to present this information at Immigration upon entry to Indonesia. TRAVEL INSURANCE DOCUMENTS AND YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS. You'll need to present this information to your Escort/Tour Leader at your Orientation Meeting upon your arrival in Indonesia. ADDRESSES OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO MIGHT LIKE TO RECEIVE A POSTCARD. * Pen and Notepad * Book / Reading Material * Camera * Backpack / Small Day Pack (for day trips) * A (very) few changes of Top (T-Shirt /Shirt / Blouse) * A (very) few changes of Short Trousers * At least 1 'Nice Outfit' for going out in the evening - Collared Shirt and Long Pants / Possibly a Dress or Skirt and Blouse for women) * Pajamas / Sleepwear * Bathing Suit / Swimwear * Light Jacket (for high altitudes and airline cabins) * Hat / Cap (for shelter from the sun) * Sunglasses * 1 Pair of Flip-Flops or 'Slip-On' Shoes In Indonesia, footwear is removed before entering homes and temples, so it's essential you have shoes which can be easily slipped on and off. * 1 Pair of Closed-Toe Shoes for walking or trekking * 1 Pair of Comfortable Shoes for going out in the Evening. * Socks and Undergarments * Toiletries * Prescription Drugs / Medications * Preferred Over-the-Counter Drugs for headaches and upset stomachs * Waterproof Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) * Aloe Vera Gel * Lip Balm (preferably one with SPF protection) * Spare Pair of Glasses (if you wear corrective eyewear) _______________________________________________________________ NOTES : Tops and Trousers should be 100% cotton. Synthetics are extremely uncomfortable in the heat. Jeans are NOT recommended. They are uncomfortably heavy in the heat. Please do not bring Expensive Jewellery. It is inappropriate in poorer rural districts. T-Shirts and Short Trousers are available everywhere in Indonesia, and travellers tend to purchase and wear these when on tour. (Please keep this in mind when packing.) Toiletries, Sunscreen, Aloe Vera Gel and Lip Balm are all readily available in Indonesia. If you'd like to pack less, leave these at home and purchase them once you arrive. WHAT IS NOT READILY AVAILABLE IN INDONESIA IS . . . Familiar Over-the-Counter Drugs and Large Shoe Sizes. Please bring any medications you'll need for headaches and upset stomachs, and ensure that you have adequate footwear to cover you for the duration of your journey. Most importantly, bring an open heart and mind, and a sense of adventure!
SafetySAFETY Indonesia is, statistically one of the safest country in the world. In a recent study ranking crime levels in 159 countries from highest to lowest, Indonesia ranked 149th. Travellers from western countries generally feel very safe and comfortable with the gentle people of Indonesia.
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