In this Indonesia travel guide we will start by quoting a fragment of a old Javanese poem, where the Indonesia diversity is described as “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika“, literally means “many, yet one”.
Indonesia consists of 633 distinct ethnic, with 40% of Javanese as the largest ethnic group. Along with the ethnicity, there are 300 different native language spoken in Indonesia. Indonesia’s official language, Bahasa Indonesia, is widely spoken in the country.
For the majority of cases, in some areas that receive many tourists, number of people have good command in English and you will be able to have some basic conversation with the people. Learn some important dan basic sentences in Bahasa Indonesia before and during your stay to enhance your experience and impress the local. Check our Instagram posts on some important phrases.
Navigating local custom and traditions can be tricky indeed, especially in a country with very rich culture like Indonesia. It is important to remember that Indonesian in general choose to smile over problem and save face of others, as Indonesian taught from a very young age to remain calm in public, avoid disagreements, speak quietly with consideration. Nevertheless, good cultural awareness will help you preventing cultural shock
When traveling to a foreign country, remember that you are a visitor and a representative of your country. It is best to try to understand their culture, adapt to their custom, and abide the laws applied.
Located in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans, Indonesia consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo (Kalimantan), Sulawesi, and New Guinea (Papua), with over 267 million people, it is the world’s 4th most populous country as well as the most populous Muslim-majority country. Java, the world’s most populous island, is home to more than half of the country’s population.
Indonesia is the world’s largest island country and the 14th largest country by land area, at 1,904,569 square kilometers (735,358 square miles).
There are 2 main airports in Indonesia: Jakarta and Bali. International airlines mostly fly to these 2 main airports, while some other small ones from around Asia likely have direct flight to a smaller airports like Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Manado or Medan.
Depends on the route of your trip, both Jakarta and Bali airports are hubs to most destination in Indonesia. Jakarta, as the capital, has daily flight to every part of Indonesia. Whilst if you are thinking to explore the South Eastern part of Indonesia, you may as well choose to land in Bali. There are frequent connection between Jakarta and Bali too.
While you need to arrange the International flight by yourself, we will/can arrange the rest of the domestic flights for you. Please check with us before purchasing or obtaining your tickets so that we can verify your arrival and departure schedule and ensure it matches your planned itinerary.