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Cheap Flights to Indonesia

With a claim to being the largest archipelago in the world, and sitting between the Indian and Pacific oceans, Indonesia sets the bar for island paradise. But beyond the beaches, this traditional and fascinating culture has grown out of a landscape that is home to volcanos, stepped rice fields, dense jungle, and glorious mountains.

Visit Indonesia’s mega cities

Over half of the Indonesian population lives on Java, and it is here that you will find the largest cities of this island nation. Its capital, Jakarta, is a place of discovery, not least because its façade is not immediately appealing. However, Jakarta is full of hidden treasures if you know where to look; wend your way around Kota—the old city—where Dutch colonial buildings share the pavements with hawkers selling street food. In the east of Java, is Yogyakarta, a city which has kept its Javanese soul and where you can still experience Indonesia’s traditional culture. Yogyakarta is a great jumping off point to see the wonders surrounding this region, such as Prambanan, Hindu temple complex from the 10th century, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Bali and beaches

You cannot visit this archipelago without seeing a few of the country’s famed beaches. Sail to Bali, and stay in luxurious Seminyak, busy with tourists and expats taking advantage of the shopping, cuisine and nightlife. For a little culture however, you can’t go wrong travelling to the incredible sea temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu, perched on a cliff and inhabited with monkeys. If you’re after seclusion, hop on a boat to the nearby island of Nusa Lembongan and find the aptly named Dream Beach for some time away from the revelling crowds.

Explore the heart of Java and Sumatra

A lot of Indonesia’s natural beauty lies along its coast, but that’s not where all of it is. See the magnificent Mount Bromo on Java, which dominates the skyline of the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park. Travel to mysterious Sumatra, which boasts the spectacular Lake Toba, the largest volcanic lake in the world, and where the dense jungle of the island is still home to the critically endangered orangutans.

Fly to Indonesia

The main airlines flying to Indonesia are Qantas, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Air Asia, Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, KLM, Air China, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Emirates.

We’ve listed the major airports to the most popular destinations in Indonesia, but if you’re planning to go off the beaten track, you can see our full list of airports in Indonesia for more information on regional airports and domestic flights.

Banten, Jakarta:          Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)

East Java, Surabaya:     Juanda International Airport (SUB)

Bali, Denpasar:             Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)

North Sumatra, Medan:  Kuala Namu International Airport (KNO)

Yogyakarta SR, Yogyakarta: Adisucipto International Airport (JOG)

When should you go?

When you go depends on where you go; the dry season for most of Indonesia runs from about May to September, with the busiest tourist months being July and August. However, the exceptions to this rule are Maluku and Papua, whose dry season takes place from October through to April. You will find that because this country is positioned on the equator, whether it is the wet or dry season, temperatures in Indonesia rarely fall below 26°C.

What do you need to know?

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Visas: Indonesia allows some foreign nationals to be issued a visa on arrival in designated international ports, but please double check your individual requirements. The official tourism site of Indonesia is a useful tool for determining whether you need to apply for your visa in advance of your trip.

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