By Lisa on Jan 03, 2015 with Comments 0
Here is a brief breakdown of our Indonesia Backpacking Itinerary with a little about the places we will visit. Click on the place titles for more information about each place:
We will make only a flying visit to Jakarta simply because we have to fly there.
During our brief stay we will have our first taste of Indonesian street food. We will be travelling with three Spanish people, two of which have never left their home country until this trip. They will be thrust into a world where food is cooked in a wok on an open flame at the side of the street and where dog is served as the norm.
We will spend three days cruising down two rivers in Tanjung Puting National Park, sleeping on a klotok.
We will get filthy, sunburnt and mosquito-bitten. We will shower in the torrential rain. The jungle will take its toll on us, but every moment will be worth it.
We will eat some of the spiciest street food in the country and we will have loads of fun at Malioboro Street, where all the city’s action is.
A horrendous road trip by an oven in the shape of a mini bus will take us to see some of the most dramatic scenery in the country and two of the country’s active volcanoes.
In Bali we will chill out. We’ll have a bit of a culture shock from how touristy the island is, and we will have a scare when one of our party is taken ill in the middle of the night.
Bali is where we will say goodbye to our novice travelling companions. From then on it will be just me and Toni.
From Bali we will take a ferry to the beautiful Gili Islands where we will have trouble finding budget accommodation and where it will rain continuously!
We will make the most of the situation with an eventful walk around the island, a trip across to Gili Meno and a relaxing day at Pearl Beach Lounge. Oh, and cocktails and fresh fish.
In Nusa Tenggara we will experience much better weather – the hottest on our trip in Indonesia.
We will spend a treacherous Sunday afternoon in Labuan Bajo searching for a man with a boat willing to take us on a two-day trip to Komodo National Park the very next day.
We will spend a less treacherous Sunday evening rewarding ourselves with beer and, for the first time on our Indonesia trip, pizza at one of the most successful businesses in town.
We will also get (not too) close to the famous komodo dragons, whose habitat consists of only these two islands.
The boat will drop us off at Kanawa and on the way there we will have the delightful experience of being followed by dolphins.
There is no island like Kanawa: a white-sanded paradise on the border of Komodo National Park.
The privately owned island has an eco-resort with basic beach huts with possible the best sea-view in the whole of Indonesia, and this is where we spend our last five days of the trip, swimming, snorkelling, strolling around the island and enjoying the world’s best sunrises and sunsets.
About the Author: Lisa, born and grew up in England, live in Mallorca, Spain... Have visited more than 20 countries, have twice as many to yet visit, love sharing experiences....