Holidays in Indonesia can be compared to traveling around the world: more than 17 thousand islands of various shapes and sizes, unique flora and fauna. Here lies the Wallace Line, the western border of the biogeographic transition zone between the Asian and Australian fauna, between the islands of Bali and Lombok, and between Kalimantan and Sulawesi. On the eastern side, the transition zone is marked by the Lydekker Line, which separates the Moluccas and Lesser Sunda Islands from New Guinea. There are many endemic species on land and in the sea, and the islands of Indonesia are among the key regions of the Earth with the greatest biodiversity.
Tours to Indonesia combine a serene beach holiday, walks along the most picturesque rice terraces, along the slopes of an active volcano and acquaintance with exotic animals and tropical fauna.
Which island to choose and when to fly? The tour operator in Indonesia recommends: holidays in this amazing country are magnificent throughout the year! The uniqueness of this island state is reflected in the colorful architecture and picturesque nature, the magic of spices, the aromas of flowers, folk rites and rituals – all this is the basis of the identity of each island individually and Indonesia as a whole.
Main islands: Bali and Bintan, Java, Papua New Guinea and Sumatra. The pearl of the Indonesian archipelago is the island of Bali, a place of strength, beauty and inspiration, where you can relax and recharge your energy batteries.
Bali combines the comfort of the best hotels with snow-white beaches and warm ocean, restaurants with fragrant cuisine, the best spa centers, and yoga.
For family holidays: safari park, mountain river rafting, bird park, temples, lakes, waterfalls and the famous cascading rice terraces.
Currency of Indonesia
The national currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian rupiah. There are banknotes of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 rupees. Small coins are also in circulation. But because of the small face value, they are more of interest to numismatists. In shops or supermarkets, small change can be given to you with sweets and a smile.
The rupee exchange rate fluctuates quite strongly against the US dollar. The most favorable exchange rate is at specialized exchange offices (Money Changer), the least favorable is at the airport and in hotels. Banks are open from 09:00 to 15:00. Days off – Saturday and Sunday. Exchange offices are open until late in the evening without days off. In small exchange offices, as a rule, there are no electronic currency checking machines, so at some points you may be refused to accept dollars “with a big head” of the very first year of publication – 1996, as well as some series of 2001. You can pay with these bills for excursions, massages, hotel services, and you can also change them in large banks. But, if you want to change money on the street, it is recommended to take large dollar bills of other years of issue with you. Do not believe the too high and uneven rate offered by small souvenir shops. There you can try to cheat. Always carefully count money when exchanging.
There is access to the international line in all hotels. In hotels, after the fifth ring, the connection time is already counted, even if no one answered the phone. The cheapest way to call is from call centers of Wartel Telecom. There are a lot of call points in Kuta, Sanur, before entering the main gate of Nusa Dua. The cheapest rate is on Sundays, public holidays and after 23:00. Telephone conversations in call centers are paid after the fact at the cashier, the amount of payment is displayed on the phone during the conversation. To access an international line, dial 001 (or 007, 008, 01017 or 01000) – country code (7 – Russia, Kazakhstan, 380 – Ukraine, 375 – Belarus) – city code (or mobile operator) – phone number.
If you are roaming, calls to Indonesian phone numbers are cheap, even cheaper than calling from a hotel. For multiple telephone conversations with the house, it is more profitable for you to use a local SIM card. In this case, all incoming calls will be free, and outgoing (home) ~ $0.50 – $1.50 per minute. Documentation is not required upon purchase. The sale of SIM cards is widespread in all supermarkets and places where mobile phones are sold. If you are vacationing in Nusa Dua or Sanur, you can purchase a SIM card at the entrance to the Hardiz supermarket (ask in Indonesian for “Telkomsel bar number” or “PRO XL bar number”). There you can top up your balance (Indonesian: “white pulse”).
Well-established mobile operators are Telkomsel and PRO XL. Your new phone number will start with 0-81……If you are called from home, instead of 0 they will need to dial the Indonesia code – 62, then your number without 0: 62 81….. Zero in the beginning of a telephone number is only used for internal dialing. When buying a SIM card, be sure to take your mobile phone with you and make sure that your new number is activated and working. You can check your balance by dialing *888# (for Telkomsel numbers) or *123# (for PRO XL numbers). Access to the international line Telkomsel – 01017 (001 or 007) – then the country code, PRO XL – 01000 – then the country code. Also, in both companies, to access the international line, you can dial +.
Mains voltage – 220 V, frequency – 50 Hz. Some hotels use electrical outlets with three inputs. If the plug of your electrical appliances does not fit into the electrical outlet in your room, ask the staff for an adapter adapter (Adapter). The adapter you need can be purchased at your nearest supermarket.