Overland Indonesia Travel

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Visiting Indonesia[edit]

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[edit]

Correct as of: September 2013

Required Paperwork[edit]

(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
  • Passport

Process at border[edit]

Briefly describe the process at the border to enter with a vehicle

Cost of entry[edit]

State the cost for a vehicle to enter

Permitted length of stay[edit]

State the permitted length of entry for the vehicle

Extension of stay[edit]

Describe the process to extend the permitted length of entry for the vehicle, if possible.

Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country[edit]

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[edit]

Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit.

Driving in Indonesia[edit]

Recommended books for Overlanding in Indonesia[edit]

Lonely Planet Indonesia (travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Indonesia (travel Guide)
by Ryan Ver Berkmoes
From $19.00 on Amazon
Work Less To Live Your Dreams: A Practical Guide To Sa...
Work Less To Live Your Dreams: A Practical Guide To Sa...
by Dan Grec
From $click on Amazon
Overlanders' Handbook: Worldwide Route And Planning Gu...
Overlanders' Handbook: Worldwide Route And Planning Gu...
by Chris Scott
From $22.42 on Amazon
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Gu...
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Gu...
by Chris Scott
From $13.37 on Amazon
Indonesia Handbook, 3rd (footprint - Travel Guides)
Indonesia Handbook, 3rd (footprint - Travel Guides)
by Joshua Eliot, Liz Capaldi, Jane Bickersteth
From $12.95 on Amazon

Travel insurance for Indonesia[edit]

World Nomads offer the most flexible Travel Insurance at the best prices for multi-country / multi-year trips. You can buy, extend and claim online, even after you've left home.

Vehicle insurance requirements[edit]

No Insurance is required

Driving license[edit]

International Driving Permit is required

Driving side of road[edit]

Left.
Righ hand drive vehicles can drive in the country without problems

Indonesian Ferries from Island to Island[edit]

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[edit]

State any mandatory items that must be carried in the vehicle. (i.e. safety triangle, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, etc.)

Roads[edit]

General Road quality[edit]

Generally quite good tarred single lane roads thought many will have a potholes

Road signs[edit]

Briefly describe the overall quality & existence of road signs for directions and hazards.

Toll roads[edit]

N/a

Bribery in Indonesia[edit]

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.

Checkpoints[edit]

describe the frequency of checkpoints (police or military and what to expect.

Traveling with pets[edit]

List the entry requirements and anything else required to travel with a pet.

Gas price in Indonesia and Diesel price in Indonesia[edit]

Last updated: October 2012

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Gasoline Grade Price
Unleaded €0.83 EUR per Liter[1]
Diesel €0.90 EUR per Liter[1]

Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Driving at night[edit]

Discuss driving at night and if it should it be avoided. Mention why.

Vehicle parking[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Camping in Indonesia[edit]

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[edit]

List and link to books specifically for camping.

Drinking water[edit]

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.

Navigation[edit]

Paper maps[edit]

Reise Know-How are amoung the best paper maps. Purchase paper maps before arriving in Indonesia

Indonesia 4, Sulawesi
Indonesia 4, Sulawesi
by Reise Know-How Verlag
From $6.95 on Amazon
Bali, Lombok, And Komodo [indonesia] (national Geograp...
Bali, Lombok, And Komodo [indonesia] (national Geograp...
by National Geographic Maps - Adventure
From $7.88 on Amazon
Indonesia Travel Map Fifth Edition (periplus Travel Ma...
Indonesia Travel Map Fifth Edition (periplus Travel Ma...
From $3.99 on Amazon
Lonely Planet Bali And Lombok (lonely Planet Travel Su...
Lonely Planet Bali And Lombok (lonely Planet Travel Su...
by Tony Wheeler, James Lyon
From $25.00 on Amazon

GPS Maps of Indonesia[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders

Vehicle Maintenance[edit]

Dealers[edit]

4x4s / Trucks

Motorbikes

Local Garages[edit]

Add known good mechanics here.

Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Indonesia[edit]

Buy
Describe how a foreigner can buy a vehicle. List any difficulties or limitations on where the vehicle can be driven.

Sell
Describe how a foreigner can sell a foreign-plated vehicle, or list not possible.'

References[edit]

Links to the source of any information - blogs or discussion forums, etc.

  1. 1.0 1.1 World petrol prices, gas prices, diesel prices|MyTravelCost.com

Helpful External links[edit]

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