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Bunaken National Park is a marine park that is north of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, which is near the center of the Coral Triangle, where is the habitat of about four hundred species of corals, as well as different fish, reptiles, mollusks and marine mammals, making it the perfect place to go do some eco-tourism and diving.
In this park visitors can see the most representative characteristics of tropical aquatic ecosystems of Indonesia, both in the plains on the earth as the coral reefs, through what is on the coast. Bunaken Marine Park is among the most prominent and best
reserved in the country, with 97 percent under water and 3 per cent above the sea.
Most ecosystems can be seen diving in the marine park are several that are made of coral, such as marginal and the barrier. Experts say there are 390 species of coral, and various types of marine algae such as Caulerpa calls, turkey tail and Halimeda, and mangrove species and different animals can be seen easily.
This park Bunaken is well populated with more than twenty villages within it and a good part of the premises are dedicated to being tour guides and diving teachers, plus several work areas. This is why it is very easy to find people to carry visitors to major dive sites so you can see all the underwater wonders that exist there.
After the beach season we had to do some sightseeing. Ubud is the cultural destination of choice for people in Bali. Usually people go to a resort a few days and then passed into Ubud to see a bit of Balinese culture.
A few years ago had to be authentic and should be a typical Balinese village with its traditions, but is now fully focused on tourism town full of hotels and shops. Nonetheless, Ubud is a good place to get good rooms at affordable prices and rent bikes.
So besides giving us a ride the first day of Ubud and its environs, where you can see rice fields, the most we have done has been to make miles on the bike ( this time it was pink).
To the north are a few interesting temples, and along the road you can reach the Batur volcano and lake. The view is pretty good and this volcano is not active which is an advantage. Read the rest of this entry »
Address of travel agent in Jakarta special purpose trip to Indonesia, following I give the address and the information is complete and reliable.
JAKARTA -Ruko Sentra Kav. 34/36 DC, Salemba, Jakarta
+62-21-3928668, 3928667, 3928670 / +62-21-3928672
Adi Tour & Travel (Adi saharan Karya Wst)
JAKARTA -Jln. P. Jayakarta Komplek Ruko 135 Blok C No. 12, Jakarta 10730
+62-21-6010492, 6010493 / +62-21-6012570
Adi Travel (Adi Angkasa)
JAKARTA -Kramat Sentiong Ujung 1-20
+62-21-3909039, 3146486 / +62-21-3151262
Adira Birditama (Birdi Tour)
JAKARTA -Balai Kartini Jln. Gatot Subroto No. 37, Jakarta 12950
+62-21-5274015, 5274016, 52960639 / +62-21-5225554
Adventure Indonesia- Jakarta
JAKARTA -Wisma 31 Building, 3rd Floor,Kemang Raya Street No.31 Jakarta 12730, Indonesia
Phone: 62-21-718-2250 or 62-21-718-2256 – Fax: 62-21-718-0438
Aero Elang Tour (Aero Tour & Travel)
JAKARTA -Jln. Pluit Selatan Raya No. 70, Jakarta 14450
+62-21-6628887 / +62-21-6670402
JAKARTA -Jln. KH. Abdullah Safe’i No. 27 Lt. 2 Casablanca, Tebet, Jakarta 12860
+62-21-83705330 / +62-21-8375331
Agniya Gemilang Indah (Agniya Tour)
JAKARTA -JLn. Tebet Barat Dalam Raya No. 122, Jakarta 12810
+62-21-83702720 / +62-21-83702747
Akademi Pariwisata Buana Wisata
JAKARTA -Jln. Letjend. Soeprapto No. 104, Jakarta 10540
Akademi Pariwisata Indonesia
JAKARTATIMUR -Jln. Kalimalang 2A, Jakarta Timur
+62-21-8617552 / +62-21-8629471
Akademi Pariwisata Nasional
JAKARTASELATAN -Jln. Sawo mAnila, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-7806700 / +62-21-788302461
Akademi Pariwisata Trisakti
JAKARTASELATAN -Jln. IKPN Bintaro Tanah Kusir, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-7397015. 7397763 / +62-21-7202279
Al Amin Universal
JAKARTA -Jln. Ciledug Raya No. 74, Cipulir Jakarta Selatan Jln. Pakubuwono VI No. 19, Jakarta 12120
+62-21-7392800 (Hunting), 7256466, 7207257, 7256467, 7207257 / +62-21-7256466, 7207257
Al Amsor Mubarokah Wisata
JAKARTAPUSAT -Jln. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 75, Jakarta Pusat 12910
+62-21-5260717, 5260718 / +62-21-5260721
Al-Amin Wisata Mandiri
JAKARTASELATAN -Jln. radio Dalam Raya No. 42B, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-7398442, 7248457 / +62-21-7248457
Alharaman Jaya Wisata
JAKARTAPUSAT -Jln. Veteran No. 1, Jakarta Pusat
+62-21-3519852, 3846989 / +62-21-3519852
20. Alia Indah Wisata (Alia Wisata)
JAKARTATIMUR -Puri Sentra Niaga E 73 Jln. Inspeksi Saluran, Kalimalang, Jakarta Timur
+62-21-86608950, 86608951 / +62-21-86608948
Alisan Tour (Alamin Ahsan Travel)
JAKARTASELATAN -Jln. Asem Baris Raya No. 126, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-8301010 (Hunting) / +62-21-8316911
Alkaf Karya Bersaudara
JAKARTA -Kampung Melayu Besar No. 13, Jakarta
+62-21-8190580, 8519038 / +62-21-8519039
Alkhalidjaya Megah (Jaya Megah Tour & Travel)
JAKARTASELATAN -Jln. Melawai Raya No. 21C, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-7222303 (Hunting) / +62-21-7234343
JAKARTASELATAN -Raya Pasar Minggu 12B, Pejaten, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-7983063, 7983532 / +62-21-7948456
JAKARTASELATAN -Wijaya Grand Centre Blok C21, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-7204005, 7398945 / +62-21-7202913
Altoriz Zaman Wisata
JAKARTASELATAN -Perumahan Dharma Puri Jln. Raya Bogor Km. 20 No. 88 K, Jakarta Timur
+62-21-8088260, 80882582 / +62-21-80882582
Alza Batrick Perkasa Wisata (Byoma Tour)
JAKARTA -Menara Bidakara Lt. Lobby, Suite 05′ Jln. Gatot Subroto Kav. 71-73, Jakarta 12870
+62-21-83793031, 83793032, 83793041, 83793035
Amanda Bali Internasional
JAKARTA -Jln. Wahid Hasyim No. 110, Jakarta
+62-21-3143407 / +62-21-3143543
Amani Wisata Tours & Travel
JAKARTATIMUR -Jln. Kalibata Raya No. 5, Cililitan, Kramatjati, Jakarta Timur 13640
+62-21-8002520, 80882424, 80880649 (hunting) / +62-21-8098491
JAKARTAPUSAT -BNI 46 Kota 1st Floor Suite 103, Jakarta Pusat
+62-21-5727526, 5727527, 5727528
JAKARTA -Graha Aktiva Lt. 8 Jln. HR. Rasuna Said, Jakarta
+62-21-5216676, 5216677 / +62-21-5216633
JAKARTASELATAN -jln. Wijaya Grand Puri H. 35, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-7394126 (hunting) . +62-21-7255414
Amindomas Murni Wisata
JAKARTA -Jln. Gajah mada No. 208, Jakarta 11120
+62-21-6496662, 6499835 / +62-21-6394447
Amira Putri Travel
JAKARTAPUSAT -Raden Saleh Raya No. 6B, Jakarta Pusat
+62-21-3155424, 3145524 / +62-21-3900768
JAKARTA -Cililitan Kecil I No. 9, Dewi Sartika
Anda Putranka Travindo
JAKARTA -Komp. Gading Bukit Indah Blok I No. 19 Jln. Bukit Gading Raya, Kelapa Gading Permai, Jakarta 14240
+62-21-45845551, 45845553 / +62-21-45842735
Andalan Tour (Andalan Angga Gemilang)
JAKARTA -Jln. Dwiwarna II No. 50, Mangga Besar, Jakarta 10740
+62-21-6251150, 6299601 / +62-21-6254413
Andiarta Dewata Wosata
JAKARTAPUSAT -Roxy mas Blok C3/4, Jakarta Pusat
+62-21-6334747, 6334761, 6315919, 6315920 / +62-21-6334705
Andini Tour & Travel
JAKARTASELATAN -Jln. Ophir II No. 1, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
+62-21-7248568, 7248369 / +62-21-7248569 ext. 808
Andrewi Buana Kurniaranta
JAKARTA -Dewi Sartika No. 4G, Jakarta 13630
+62-21-8001441, 8001442 / +62-21-8000727, 80884696
Aneka Prima Permai Tours
JAKARTA -Jelambar Barat III/26, Jakarta 11460
+62-21-5676748, 5665308, 5675928, 5644958 / +62-21-5643758
Anta Express Tour & Travel
JAKARTA -Jln. Hayam Wuruk 88, Jakarta Pusat
+62-21-6262666, 6296908, +62-21-6597487
Anta Tour (Pusat)
JAKARTA -Hayam Wuruk 88, Jakarta 11160
+62-21-6262666, 6296908, 6250171, 6253919 / +62-21-6597487, 6000170, 6597342, 6000170
Antara Arah Tours & Travel
JAKARTA -Jln. Pinangsiah I/7, Jakarta Pusat
JAKARTA -Jln. Ir. H Juanda III/2A, jakarta Pusat
+62-21-3455332, 3801705, +62-21-3459535
JAKARTA -Jln. Gajah Mada 3-5, Duta Merlin
JAKARTA -Jl Danau Tondano AA 4 Jakarta 10210
Chaya Sri Erawan
JAKARTA -Jln. Ir. H Juanda II/31 M, Jakarta Pusat
Citra Netratama Tours
JAKARTA -Hoel Indonesia Jln. M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta Pusat
+62-21-314220, 3141378, +62-21-3140281
Yes, the title of this post could not be more graphic because that was all we did that day. But let’s start from the beginning, we wanted to go to Mount Bromo and Ijen Kawah, but outside the organized packages, visit the area is not easy. We wanted to go to Surabaya by train or plane to save about five hours of eleven it takes to make the trip from Yogyakarta to Cemoro Lawang, closest town to Mount Bromo by car. At the moment I explain the options that are to come to Surabaya and prices and then I will explain what was the one we chose and why.
OPTION 1: flight + car.
Lion Air has a flight from Surabaya to Yogyakarta departing at 6 am and takes an hour to get there. If purchased in advance, the flight will leave for 313,000 rupees (25.7 €). Then, once in Surabaya, life can get you a taxi driver or any agency to take you. We are looking in Yogyakarta and internet were unable to find anything other than a private driver which cost us $ 250 in three days, only the transport, which seemed a lot for Indonesia. Another option would be to rent a car yourself for $ 70 all three days, but considering the road conditions and poor signage, not recommend it. So rule out this option.
OPTION 2: Train + car.
As above, but train to Surabaya. Still had the same problem of having to go there and look for life. There are several trains connecting Surabaya and Yogyakarta with trains connecting Surabaya to Probolinggo, where you can get a taxi to arrive in another hour until Cemoro Lawang. The train fare air conditioning goes for 180,000 rupees from Yogyakarta to Surabaya and also have to add hotels and transfers.
OPTION 3: tour organized.
There are lots of agencies in Yogyakarta that organized the tour to go see the volcanoes of East Java that include transportation and hotels for quite cheaply. We finally we descant by hiring an agency, because the price difference was huge. They have many types of packets (the scanning can see in the brochure of the agency) and in the end we opted for the tour Pananjakan-Bromo-Ijen-Pengosekan two nights and two days, which we ended up doing a discount and we did for 585,000 rupees (48 €) per person (hotel and transportation included). Meals and were separate entries. The beauty of this tour is that we stopped at the port where the ferry to Bali, so we can continue our journey.
The bad thing about this tour is that you have to eat 11 hours in a van on the first day and it’s pretty killer. The good thing is it gives you the opportunity to meet other travelers. We hired him the day before 7.30 am and we came for the hotel. For nearly two hours we were on our own in the van because the rest of the group’s population rose only.
The downside, again, was that once there, the driver got lost and were circling over an hour. One of the things that surprised me was that when we were stuck in one traffic light and someone approached him asking the driver, always gave a coin. While recognizing that I did not see many people begging for our trip.
We finally found the group, who were seven in the Czech Republic, and continue the movement until Probolinggo at 19:30. They told us to get off the van and a travel miniagencia the tour and told us what to do next. As it was low season, we proposed ourselves in the same hotel together, which proved to be superior to the contract, and wanted us all together and this hotel was also the closest to Bromo.
What we did not expect is that to make the journey to Cemoro Lawang Probolinggo metieran us 16 people plus the driver in a microfurgoneta. She was so small that we had two seats to sit three. But the worst was to hit them in the hallway, they had to sit on a wooden stool with no security or anything. And if there had wanted to get someone to sweep, he would have to start at the ceiling because it was the only space that was not busy (yet), and all stuck there, all foreigners, we began to laugh at the situation now before us photos inability of most people could get there (and two hard boiled eggs).
Ten minutes after starting the trip, we stopped to buy groceries in a super town, because in Lawang Cemoro everything is pretty expensive, which was a breakdown of the organization. The problem was that dismantle the Tetris of the van and minutes later we had to reassemble.
Finally, at 9:15 p.m. we got to the hotel, almost 14 hours later, but I have to admit that I did anything heavy the way because I spent most of their time sleeping. Upon arrival at the hotel was so at night you could not see the landscape at all. We were given a room with shower and hot water (we had paid for a room with no shower). Cemara Indah Hotel is very basic, but it was actually better than I expected. The bathroom was recently renovated and had two double beds. Yes, the beds had only a bottom sheet and a blanket (no top sheet) and knowing that almost everyone takes a ride through the mountains that blanket to keep warm, I decided to put up my own travel and sleeping the next day we had to be up at 3 in the morning.