Overland Indonesia Travel
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- 1 Visiting Indonesia
- 2 Entering Indonesia with a Car or Motorbike
- 3 Driving in Indonesia
- 4 Gas price in Indonesia and Diesel price in Indonesia
- 5 Safety and Security Considerations
- 6 Camping in Indonesia
- 7 Navigation
- 8 Special Overland Travel interests
- 9 Vehicle Maintenance
- 10 Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Indonesia
- 11 References
- 12 Helpful External links
Give a brief overview of what it's like to visit. How easy is the border, how safe is the country, are there great things to see and do, etc.
Entering Indonesia with a Car or Motorbike
Correct as of: September 2013
(To check if you need a travel Visa for Indonesia, application instructions and fees see: Indonesia Visa online application at VisaHQ.com)
If shipping into Indonesia
- Carnet de Passage
- Vehicle registration
- A letter of invitation from the Indonesian Motor organization (Ikatan Motor Indonesia)
- Letter from the local police
- International Driving Permit
Process at border
Briefly describe the process at the border to enter with a vehicle
Cost of entry
State the cost for a vehicle to enter
Permitted length of stay
State the permitted length of entry for the vehicle
Extension of stay
Describe the process to extend the permitted length of entry for the vehicle, if possible.
Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country
Describe if/how a vehicle can be stored, and for how long.
Also mention if the owner / temporary importer can leave the country while the vehicle is in storage.
Exiting with a vehicle
Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit.
Driving in Indonesia
Recommended books for Overlanding in Indonesia
Travel insurance for Indonesia
Vehicle insurance requirements
No Insurance is required
International Driving Permit is required
Driving side of road
Righ hand drive vehicles can drive in the country without problems
Indonesian Ferries from Island to Island
To get from island to island in Indonesia you must take a ferry they range between 30 min to 36 hours depending on which island go to and from.
The page provides information of ferry operators, costs and timetables Island to Island - Domestic Ferries Indonesia
Mandatory items in vehicle
State any mandatory items that must be carried in the vehicle. (i.e. safety triangle, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, etc.)
General Road quality
Generally quite good tarred single lane roads thought many will have a potholes
Briefly describe the overall quality & existence of road signs for directions and hazards.
Bribery in Indonesia
The police will accept small bribes if you are caught breaking any local driving laws, they very rarely do they stop you for no reason.
describe the frequency of checkpoints (police or military and what to expect.
Traveling with pets
List the entry requirements and anything else required to travel with a pet.
Gas price in Indonesia and Diesel price in Indonesia
Last updated: October 2012
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|Unleaded||€0.83 EUR per Liter|
|Diesel||€0.90 EUR per Liter|
Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency
Briefly describe if gas shortages are known to occur.
Also state the approximate average distance between gas stations. This is a very rough estimate.
Gas and Diesel Quality
Discuss if gasoline / diesel considered "clean" or "dirty", and generally high or low quality.
State the sulfur content of diesel, if known.
Safety and Security Considerations
Driving at night
Discuss driving at night and if it should it be avoided. Mention why.
Discuss if vehicles can be parked on the street, if they are considered "safe" at night. If vehicles can not be parked on the street, list the other options that exist.
Special driving considerations
A List of special things to be careful of (i.e. Unsigned speed bumps, abnormal road rules, people or animals on the road, etc.).
List any roads that are not recommended to drive for safety or other security reasons.
Security advisories and information
- Country Specific Information - U.S. Department of State
- Travel Reports and Warnings - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
- Travel advice by country - Foreign and Commonwealth office (U.K.)
- Travel Advice for Indonesia - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Camping in Indonesia
Describe if organized "pay" camping is common. List the facilities commonly found at these campsites.
List the approximate average price range of camping in organized campgrounds.
Also discuss the possibility of "wild" or "roadside" camping. How common is it? Is it considered safe, or a bad idea.
Camping guide books
List and link to books specifically for camping.
Describe if the regular tap water is safe to drink. If not, describe where safe water can be purchased and the approximate average price range.
Reise Know-How are amoung the best paper maps. Purchase paper maps before arriving in Indonesia
GPS Maps of Indonesia
Review different GPS companies, quality and coverage (Tomtom, Garmin, OSM, Tracks4Africa). (with links to each).
GPS co-ordinates for camping, propane, gas, repairs, etc. in Indonesia
- iOverlander is a website and iPhone application designed by Overlanders, for Overlanders. It contains GPS co-ordinates and reviews for camping, hotels, propane, water, mechanics, borders and much more.
Link to sites that have a list of GPS co-ordinates (or directions) for camping locations (including "wild" campsites), propane filling, gas stations, repair shops, places of interest, etc.
Special Overland Travel interests
List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders
4x4s / Trucks
- Toyota Global Dealer Locator
- Land Rover International Dealer Locator
- Mercedes Benz International (select country on bottom right)
- Jeep International site locator
Add known good mechanics here.
Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Indonesia
Describe how a foreigner can buy a vehicle. List any difficulties or limitations on where the vehicle can be driven.
Describe how a foreigner can sell a foreign-plated vehicle, or list not possible.'
Links to the source of any information - blogs or discussion forums, etc.
Add any helpful external links here.