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General Trip Information to Indonesia

Komodo Flores Island, Indonesia Trip Information is very useful before you plan to visit the best places in Indonesia. You need to prepare all documents to enter Indonesia or Travel around Indonesia Archipelago. we provide some general information and tips to Travel in Indonesia as the following:

Visa Information For Indonesia Trip

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct documentation for your holiday and onward travel. Komodo Discovery cannot accept responsibility for anyone who is refused entry to the country because they lack the correct documentation. We encourage you to check the latest information with the nearest Indonesian embassy in your country.

The government has recently relaxed the VISA regulations for 168 countries meaning they are eligible to enter Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. The visa free facility does not allow the change into other permits or visa extension. Passport holders from all visa exempt countries can enter Indonesia through one of the 124 designated border crossings.

Local Currency 

The local currency in Indonesia is the Indonesia Rupiah (IDR).  The current exchange rate is approximately at USD 1 = IDR 14,000 – 14,500. Major credit cards are widely accepted and Traveler’s Cheques and fo-reign currency are accepted at most of the large hotels and authorized moneychangers. There are local banks as well as ATM machines in all main towns.

What to bring  during Trip in Indonesia

Casual and comfortable lightweight clothing is suitable for travelling in Indonesia. Clothing in layers is recommended if travelling to higher altitudes. Dress modestly and don’t wear shorts or sleeveless tops when visiting religious buildings. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended and they should be removed before entering a private home. Wear a sarong and waist sashes when visiting temples (both are provided at additional costs). Prepare some change of dry clothes for a day of water activity such as snorkeling or diving.

Electricity

220 V / 50hz is used in Indonesia. We recommend you to bring along a travel adapter.

Weather

Indonesia enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round with the most pleasant weather from April or May until October when the trade winds blow. The peak of the rainy season normally starts in January and usually lasts until March.

Language

The national language, Bahasa Indonesia, is taught in all schools. At home and in the markets, the local people speak their local dialect, e.g. Javanese in Central and East Java, Balinese in Bali. English is increasingly spoken in the main tourist centers and Dutch is still understood by the older generation.

Tipping and Gratuities   

It is generally accepted to tip local restaurant staff, luggage porters, drivers and guides. It is however not mandatory. Recommended tipping for guides is between IDR 50,000 to 100,000 (USD 4 to USD 8) per day and for driver it is IDR 50,000 (USD 4) per day.

Notes

This itinerary has been carefully designed by our team to showcase unique and recommended experiences. Should you have any question in regards to this tailormade program, please contact us at discoverykomodo@gmail.com

 

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Komodo Dragon is the largest land reptile in the world with average length 2-3 meters. This large size is related to the symptoms of island gigantism, namely the tendency of the body to behave certain animals that live on small islands associated with the absence of carnivorous mammals on the island where dragons live, and a small metabolic rate of dragons. Because of their size, these lizards occupy the top predator position that dominates the ecosystem in which they live. Dragon only lives on an island called Komodo Island, Indonesia. Komodo dragons including carnivorous animals, these animals have a rather elongated tongue shape and are forked at the tip like a snake’s tongue. Research shows that the tip of the forked tongue serves to “taste” its food. These animals usually make nests underground.

Komodo dragons are very unique animals because they have two ways to reproduce. First, by mating (fertilization) between male dragons and female dragons. This method is a way of sexual reproduction. The second way is through “Parthenogenesis”. This method makes the female dragons become pregnant without going through the process of fertilization. However, “parthenogenesis” causes all eggs born through “parthenogenesis” to become always male dragons. “Parthenogenesis” is thought to function to prevent the extinction of dragons.

Many people say, the Komodo dragon is a species of Dinosaur. This can be proven by the discovery of fossils from certain types of Dinosaurs that show the similarity of body structure to dragons. It is estimated that dragons are one of a variety of “living fossils” and historical witnesses to the extinction of Dinosaurs. If this is true, perhaps, it is the reproductive system of parthenogenesis that has caused this species to survive. Now, the population of dragons is very small, and this species has been recorded as one of hundreds of endangered animal species.

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KOMODO ISLAND TOURS

KOMODO BOAT CHARTER

  • Seamore Papua
  • Komodo Seavilla
  • Fadaelo
  • Latanza
  • Pasolle
  • Amalia Bahari
  • Fabaresenge
  • Boat Charter

KOMODO & FLORES HOTELS

  • Bintang Flores
  • Sudamala
  • Puri Sari
  • Jayakarta
  • Ina Labuan Bajo
  • Ayana Resort
  • Pelataran Komodo
  • CF Komodo Hotel
  • La Prima Bajo

FLORES ISLAND TOURS

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