------ Our Indonesian Local Tour Guide & Contributors ------ based in 8 cities across five islands in Indonesia ------ share their recommended destinations to go, spaces to stay, attractions to watch, and experiences to enrich life!
by. JPTG Editors (Jan 6, 2022)
Indonesia has been blessed by God with so many beautiful natural panoramas and cultures that make its people very grateful. These blessings will always be given to travelers from all over the world who want to come to Indonesia. Even though the atmosphere is still in the Covid-19 pandemic, it doesn't stop us from enjoying this gift of nature. Hopefully, the pandemic will pass quickly and foreign tourists can freely visit Indonesia.
Here we convey, The 9 Best Destinations in Indonesia that can be a reference for travelers who want to visit Indonesia in 2022. These destinations are the results of recommendations from our several local guides and contributors in several regions of Indonesia for us to share directly with you, dear traveler.
JPTG.- Jakarta is one of the main entrances for foreign tourists who visit Indonesia, especially those who want to plan Java and Bali tours (Java Overland). Based on our experience accompanying foreign tourists usually, they were visited Java and Bali by entering through Jakarta and then traveling overland to Bogor and Bandung.
After that, they continued the journey to explore the island of Java (Yogyakarta, Malang & Surabaya, etc.) by train or car charter from Bandung. Finally, their destination was the island of Bali with rather long vacation times there.
This itinerary is absolutely a legend. Carried out from year to year, and is indeed the most effective and efficient route (recommended) in the sense that it can cover all mandatory and optional tourist destinations on the islands of Java at one time.
Especially for the first stopover because the distance between the 3 cities is close to about two to three hours. So, here are the Top 9 Destinations in Jakarta, Bogor, and Bandung Most Frequently Visited by Global Traveler, according to the travel records we have.
World-Class Attractions and Homestays in Karangrejo Tourism Village, Magelang Central Java-Indonesia
By.Rido Ivanus/JPTG. - For those of you who like traveling to an authentic rural area but still want to get world-class facilities and travel experiences, you must visit this place. Its name is Karangrejo Tourism Village in Borobudur-Magelang District, Central Java, Indonesia.
This village has been certified as a Sustainable and Independent Tourism Village by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia on March 1, 2021. It is only about 3 kilometers from the world site of the Borobudur Temple. Before the pandemic, it was recorded that this tourist village had been visited by more than 20 thousand foreign tourists and 50 thousand locals.
Decreasing number of active Covid-19 cases in Indonesia as of August 2021 has caused Indonesia government relaxing permits policy to entering Indonesia for foreigners. This policy stated in the latest immigration regulations through Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation No.43 of 2021 dated September 15, 2021 concerning the Granting of Immigration Visas and Residence Permits in the Period of Handling the Spread of Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery.
As reported by Immigration site, the Head of Public Relations and General Affairs of the Director General of Immigration at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Arya Pradhana Anggakara, said that the Minister of Law and Human Rights Decree No. 43 of 2021 was extended by granting entry permits to foreigners holding valid visas and residence permits. Thus, the latest policy to limit the entry of foreigners into Indonesia based on Regulation No. 27 of 2021 declared no longer valid.
This new immigration policy outline regulates travel to Indonesia as follows:
Most foreign travelers who visit Jakarta complain about traffic jams and limited tourist attractions. We often get this as a guide. But in fact, this not a problem anymore. Apart from being in city of Jakarta, there are many other hidden tourist attractions that interesting to visit on the suburb of Jakarta.
Congestion in Jakarta has been resolved with many modes of transportation such as Light Rapid Transit, Mass Rapid Transit, TransJakarta Bus, Commuter Line, Airport Train, Odd-Even Policy, and many more. There are also more nearby tourist attractions from Jakarta and the distance is not too far. 30 minutes to 45 minutes only approximately.
For example, Sentul area. Sentul is located and include of Bogor city area. This area has become the new favorite of tourist destinations for Jakarta residents during pandemic because the distance is quite close and there are many natural attractions there. To get to Sentul, you only need a 30-minute drive from Jakarta via Jagorawi toll road towards Bogor city and exit at the South Sentul toll gate.
Let's take a look the places, fellow traveler!
JPTG.-- No one knows when the corona virus outbreak will endings. Vaccines might will help stop the spread and build herd immunity later. However, travelers and related parties should also known about things that will affect travel methods during and after the pandemic.
For travel matters, no one knows what will happen after the vaccine process and the right way for each traveler to use travel method.
It could be that everything will be back to normal as before when the World Health of Organization in charge determines that the pandemic has really ended.
Surely that everyone wants to travel safely and comfortably. Whether its for vacation, duty, business work or other matters.
Based on our observations who’s also traveling, there are 5 possibilities that will affect a traveler's travel methods in the future:
JPTG.-- Do you want something different when you’re at home? During the pandemic, when difficult to go on vacation and more often being at home, it’s important to know how to change your home like a vacation spot so you don't get bored.
Besides, a harmonious home is haven for the entire of family members. It doesn't matter if its a big or small home, luxurious or simple. It depends on us how to inhabit it. Surely you will be happier when you are at home its likely as being in a vacation resort as well.
Here are the tips.
JPTG.-- The corona virus outbreak has caused many travelers have difficulty carrying out activities traveling or vacation to Indonesia. The policy of tourists and foreigners who are entering Indonesia is quiet very tight. (Read: The Latest Indonesian Government Policy on Entry Restrictions).
Everyone can be hesitate or even afraid to do. Meanwhile, the social needs and self-actualization are unbearable. Then, are there the ways and tips for healthy and safe vacation during “new normal” in Indonesia?
Jakarta, which is on the island of Java, as a capital city of the Republic of Indonesia which continues to grow, now has many facilities like a modern city in some parts of the world. Such as the MRT in Singapore, Fast Trains in Japan, Toll Roads and Non-Tolls in China and the management of modern urban tourism such as in London and New York. Modern infrastructure and transportation facilities that have been used and are being built, such as: Busway Transjakarta, Airport Train Transportation Mode, Sky Train, MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), LRT (Light Railway Transit), Toll Road and Non-Toll Flyover, Jakarta-Bandung Fast Train, has slowly start to changed the face of Jakarta into a rapidly developing modern city for both business and tourism.
Indonesia is a large archipelago that has many beautiful islands and cities. The beauty and cultures has been famous for a long time ago through the world and it was the main tourism destination for travelers in the world.
However, its a pity if to find the beauty and culture of Indonesia must be constrained by transportation problems and the language used. Especially to find the authenticaly and beauty of cities such as Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Malang, Bali, Medan with Lake Toba and other cities in Indonesia.
To help travelers overcome this problem, we recommend you to using a Car Rental Service with English Speaking Driver as Tour Guide and at the same time was a native of the area. This is so important for you as traveler to freely explore your journey while you can do it more effectively and efficiently.
So here they are, the 8 Reasons why you should use your own private driver with their rent car services to discovering Jakarta - Bali and other cities in Indonesia.
All of Jakarta Private Tour Guide Host as Travel Guide: Rido Ivanus, Henryco Simon, Edu Lahar P., Suwarna Adi, Jonathan Alvin, Dibyo, Lawrence T., etc.