Indonesia Holidays, With Some Ideas and Guides to Traveling Around Indonesia

There’s A LOT more to Indonesia holidays than beautiful beaches, water sports and cheap colourful markets — but there doesn’t have to be. If Indonesia holiday-makers look past these tropical treats they’ll find a lush jungle wilderness in Sumatra, the gateway to a rich ancient culture at Borobudur, and communities with thriving traditional lifestyles. And that’s all without having to leave the main island, Java.Each of Indonesia’s 17,000 smaller island has its own treasures beyond the surf and sand, and most Indonesia holidays allow for some time ‘off shore’, staying on perennial favourite Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Lombok, or one of the Gilis or other small resort islands.Most international flights land in Jakarta, so most Indonesia holidays begin on Java, an island of still smoking volcanoes rising out of fertile jungles and and ancient culture. Or course the coastline has many likely looking beach resorts if that’s what your Indonesia holiday is about, but Java’s highlights are more for culture vultures than beach bums.

If you’re on a tight schedule, hop a plane straight to Yogyakarta, which has temples peeking out from between its more modern Dutch forts and older Muslim architecture. This is the best place to stay when visiting the beautifully preserved, ancient Buddhist temple of Borobudur, and nearby Prambanan, a huge Hindu complex. These two religious monuments deserve at least a day of your Indonesia holiday each, Prambanan, in its prime, was almost a city of smaller temples and religious buildings, and though many of them remain only as ruins there’s still a lot to see. The Telaga Warna Colour Lake and Sikidang Crater are a drive out of town towards Dieng Plateau if you’d be interested in seeing another Hindu temple complex, and one of the best surfing spots in Indonesia, G-Land is also reached by jungle trek out of Yogyakarta.If you have more time for your Indonesia holiday, travel overland from Jakarta to Yogyakarta via Bandung for the Bogor Botanical Gardens, tea plantations, the Lembang Fruit market and the Tangkuban Perahu Volcano and Ciater Hotspring. From Yogyakarta heading further inland leads into the heavy teak forests and moist rice paddies, and eventually to Mount Penanjakan, which is said to have one of the most beautiful sunrise displays in the world. If you make it up for the sunrise you should continue on, over an unusually placed sand sea, to Bromo Volcano. From there Surabaya Airport is a few hours drive and from there you can catch a flight to Denpasar, Bali.Indonesia holiday ExtrasIndonesia’s WildlifeIf your Indonesia holiday is about seeing the jungles and meeting some of the unique wildlife, and not just the colourful marine life, then Camp Leakey, a rehabilitation facility for orphaned orangutans, built into the Tanjung Puting National Park, or the Komodo Dragon island may be worth factoring into your Indonesia holiday itinerary.

Indonesia’s Traditional CulturesIf stories of the old cultures and lifestyles still thriving in Indonesia’s highlands have beguiled you in National Geographic, then visit the long houses around Lake Toba, or spend some time in one of the communities in the Baliem Valley – also a prime hiking destination, the Mentawai Islands or the Jayawijaya Mountains, during your Indonesia holiday. Some of these communities you can visit for a day by walking in to their villages, but some you can arrange to stay in: a pretty unique experience when compared with the city lifestyle of Jakata’s population.All these highlights cam be blended with hours or days on the beach for the perfect, individualised Indonesian holiday cocktail — one of those exotic, colourful ones you drink out of a whole piece of fruit like they serve in the beach bars here.


Tips to Save Money on Airport Taxi Services

Ever since the internet became popular travelling has become a lot easier as the transport industry has come up with many ways to make your travel a lot quicker and easier using their websites.Now, while you’re in your flight you would be able to book an airport taxi service in order to take you to your final travel destination and on top of it all, you’d be able to find the best taxi in terms of service as well as pricing.As far as possible, before you travel you should find the time to conduct a bit of research online and take a look at your taxi options for when you land at your destination. There are going to be plenty of different services and it would be hard to pick one, once you’ve landed at the airport.

Tips to help you save moneyThere are plenty of things that you would be able to do in order to help you save money when it comes to an airport taxi service. Some of the most prominent that you’d be able to do include:Finding out whether you’re hotel offers pickup servicesThe first thing that you should do is find out whether or not your destination hotel provides you with free or maybe even paid pickup services. If they do, it would definitely be wise to use their services instead of an airport taxi service.Most of the best hotels make sure that they offer pickup services as this improves their business because people are always looking for this feature when they book a hotel these days.Find coupons onlineThese days you’d be able to find coupons for just about anything. Therefore, if you’re looking for a cheap service that is also high quality, you may need to look out for coupons on your favourite coupon sites.Book online to avail discountsMost of the airport taxi companies offer you discounts if you book online as when you do this, it’s more likely that their services would be used. If they don’t offer you discounts online you may rather wait to book them on the ground; but, when you do this, there’s a possibility that you may pick another service.

This is the reason as to why most of them offer you fantastic discounts when you book their services online. There are people who also land on the ground, take a look at the best possibilities and then rather than approaching the service, they book it online even though their just a few feet away from the booking office – now that’s smart!

Semarang Hotels – Providing Quality Services

Semarang is beautiful city surrounded by beautiful hills, valleys and rice fields. This is one of the popular cities of Indonesia and the capital of the central Java Province. Being an important port, this city serve as an important commercial center. The gaining popularity of this city has led to the construction of a large number of hotels in Semarang, so that the guests can enjoy a comfortable vacation in the city.How to reach SemarangSemarang is well-connected with other destinations via Ahmad Yani International Airport located close to the city centre. International tourists can arrive at this city by catching a flight available on daily basis from any major city in Indonesia. Many airlines offer daily flights to Jakarta from this city on regular basis. Besides domestic flights, Garuda Indonesia airline also offers flights to Singapore four times a week. The city is also well connected to Jakarta, Bandung and Surabaya by train and offer good links via roads. It takes about 10 to 12 hours by car from Jakarta.

Attractions in SemarangThere are many interesting places in and around Semarang that must be visited. Jepara is a beautiful small village towards the northeast of Semarang. This village is popular for its stunningly beautiful beaches and a Portuguese Fort. Kudus and Demak are two other attractions that can be seen on the way to Jepara. Semarang is a metropolis and feature influences of colonial Dutch era in its buildings and structures. Watching the traditional Wajang puppet performance is another interesting activity to enjoy in the city.Hotels in Semarang

There are a number of different accommodation options available in the city. There are different hotels, lodges, resorts and apartments offering good facilities and a choice to choose the best hotel. Travelers seeking budget accommodation can stay at cheap hotels with good amenities. Families and couples can choose the luxury hotels and resorts and different budget accommodations. You can book a hotels in Semarang with the help of the online Internet reservation facility. You can directly visit the official website of the hotel or use any other reliable website for booking.