Seven World Tours – Holyland Tour, Europe Pilgrim Tour & Travel

Seven World Tours offers international as well as domestic tour packages. Recently we put more focus on pilgrimage tour to Holyland and also Europe. We also do airlines ticketing, domestic & international hotel booking, car rental and other travel related services such as passport, VISA processing.

Our experienced, friendly staff of professional travel guide can help you get the most from your trip. We are one of the only full service travel agency on Indonesia that has had the same owners/managers since inception. Not only offer trips around domestic but we offers international also some cruise. Put our trust to work for you! If you plan to visit Indonesia and International give us a call and allow us to assist with your travel plans.

SEVEN WORLD TOURS
Ruko Golden Palace E-18
Jl. HR. Muhammad 373-383
Surabaya 60226
Jawa Timur – Indonesia
Telp.: 031-7322501 – 03
Fax.: 031.7322504
Email: info@sevenworldtours.com
Website: http://www.sevenworldtours.com

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TOP 77 Calender of Event Banyuwangi Indonesia Festival 2018

The Ministry of Tourism along with the Government of Banyuwangi Regency launched “TOP 77 Calendar of Event Banyuwangi Indonesia Festival 2018” at Balairung Soesilo Soedarman, Gedung Sapta Pesona, Jakarta (1/2). Top 77 Calender of Event is an effort of Banyuwangi Regency to presenting attractions to increase tourist visits to Banyuwangi. Top 77 Events mentioned there are three featured events be part of the 100 Calendar of Event Wonderful Indonesia (CoE WI) 2018. Namely Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival (BEC), International Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen (ITdBI) and Gandrung Sewu. Specially, Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival itself included on the Top 10 National Events.

Banyuwangi Regent, Abdullah Azwar Anas, explained that 77 attractive tourism events will explore the culture, natural beauty, sports to various potential areas that will certainly be an interesting spectacle for tourists. It also supports the Visit Wonderful Indonesia (VIWI) 2018 in reaching the target of 17 million foreign tourist visits in 2018 and 20 million in 2019. Recorded in 2016, tourists visits to Banyuwangi as many as 77 thousand foreign tourists and 4 million domestic. In 2017, foreign tourist visits increased to 91 thousand foreign tourist with foreign exchange earnings reaching 546 billion rupiahs.

Azwar Anas added that the strength of Banyuwangi Tourism is on the participation of all society so as to create TOP 77 calendar events. Where the 5 events become the leading in foreign tourist visits, namely Internasional Tour de Banyuwangi Ijen, Banyuwangi Ethno Carnival, Festival Gandrung Sewu, Banyuwangi Beach Jazz Festival, and Jazz Ijen.

In addition, from the TOP 77 events there are a number of new activities. Among the Festival Tahu Tempe which will take place on 9th to 13rd February, 2018. Beside there will be a Lunar Festival which will feature a typical Chinese news tradition on 17th March, Dance Festival on 31st March, Fishing Festival on 7th April, Chocolate Festival on 12th May and Kuntulajn Festival on 3rd to 6th October.

Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya appreciate to Banyuwangi who actively package tourism event in order to promote and increase tourist visit to Banyuwangi. Branding Banyuwangi as The City of Carnival and Festival must have quality events throughout the year, and TOP 77 calendar events will encourage tourists to visit Banyuwangi because every day can see the carnival and festival.

Banyuwangi has been designated as one of 10 branding or co-branding destinations of Wonderful Indonesia under the brand “Banyuwangi The City of Carnival and Festival. This is due to the readiness of its 3A elements (attractions, amenitas, and accessibility) especially air connectivity with the operation of Blimbingsari Airport Banyuwangi. Connected a number of national airlines from Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali.

“In terms of attractions, Banyuwangi recorded the fastest growing because it involves the entire potential of the community. If 2012 only has 12 events, 2017 will be increased to 72 events, and this year will be 77 events with a number of featured events included in CoE WI 2018, “explained Arief Yahya.

https://pesona.indonesia.travel/berita/top-77-calender-of-event-banyuwangi-indonesia-festival-2018/

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TOURISM VIDEO & PHOTO COMPETITION 2018

A. TEMA, OBJEK & LOKASI FOTO DAN VIDEO
I. TEMA FOTO DAN VIDEO
Human Interest, Nature & Culture Potrait Of East Java
II. OBJEK FOTO DAN VIDEO
Daya Tarik wisata Alam,Manusia dan Budaya
III. LOKASI FOTO DAN VIDEO
Lokasi pengambilan foto dilakukan di 38 Kabupaten / Kota di Provinsi Jawa Timur.

B. SASARAN PESERTA
1. Penghoby Fotografi dan Videografi
2. Komunitas Fotografi & Videografi
3. Sekolah Menengah Atas
4. Tour & Travel
5. Vlogger
6. Komunitas Film dan Video Dokumenter

C. PERSYARATAN
I. LOMBA FOTO PARIWISATA
• Setiap peserta diperkenankan mengirimkan karya Minimal 2 atau 3 foto tanpa watermark
• Jika peserta berasal dari Jawa Timur 1 Foto berasal dari daerah asal sesuai KTP dan 1 foto lainnya bertemakan bebas sesuai Point A.
• Untuk peserta yang berasal dari Luar Jawa Timur, 2 foto yang dikirimkan bebas sesuai Point A.
• Foto yang dilombakan dapat dikirim dalam format JPEG dengan sisi terpendek 3000 pixel dengan 300 dpi.
• Edit foto hanya diizinkan untuk memperbaiki warna, kontras dan melakukan sedikit cropping
• Penilaian foto ditentukan berdasarkan destinasi wisata, angle, komposisi, momen dan keaslian.
• Apabila ternyata nantinya dari salah satu karya pemenang ada yang pernah diikut sertakan sebelumnya dalam event komersial atau lomba sejenis dan menjadi pemenang, kemudian terjadi gugatan oleh pihak tertentu dengan menunjukkan bukti otentik. Maka pemenang tersebut dinyatakan gugur dan harus mengembalikan hadiah yang diterima secara utuh kepada panitia. Kemudian pemenang yang bermasalah tadi wajib meminta maaf pada publik lewat media cetak atau elektronik.

II. LOMBA VIDEO PARIWISATA
• Setiap peserta diperkenankan mengirimkan 1 atau maksimal 2 karya video berdurasi minimal 1 menit dan maksimal 3 menit (seperti Standart Film Dokumenter secara Konvensional) tanpa watermark dengan mencantumkan Judul dan nama peserta.
• Video dapat ditambah ilustrasi dan musik, dimana ilustrasi dan musik tersebut merupakan tanggung jawab peserta. Sudah mendapatkan ijin dan tidak melanggar Hak Cipta. Untuk Credit Point bisa dicantumkan diakhir Video.
• Boleh digabung dengan aerial dan underwater shot. Kualitas video yang dilombakan minimal Full High Definition (Full HD) 1080p.
• Penilaian video ditentukan berdasarkan destinasi wisata, angle, komposisi, momen dan keaslian.
• Apabila ternyata nantinya dari salah satu karya pemenang ada yang pernah diikut sertakan sebelumnya dalam event komersial atau lomba sejenis dan menjadi pemenang, kemudian terjadi gugatan oleh pihak tertentu dengan menunjukkan bukti otentik. Maka pemenang tersebut dinyatakan gugur dan harus mengembalikan hadiah yang diterima secara utuh kepada panitia. Kemudian pemenang yang bermasalah tadi wajib meminta maaf pada publik lewat media cetak atau elektronik.

D. KETENTUAN TEKNIS KOMPETISI VIDEO DAN FOTO
1. Terbuka untuk warga Negara Indonesia
2. Tidak ada biaya pendaftaran untuk mengikuti lomba.
3. Diperkenan untuk jenis kamera DSLR, Mirrorless, ActionCam / Drone terkecuali Smartphone.
4. Karya Foto dan Video mengenai pariwisata Jawa Timur
5. Karya Foto dan Video yang dikirimkan merupakan karya asli dan dibuat antara tahun 2016 – tanggal terakhir pengumpulan yang dibuktikan dengan Data EXIF dan belum pernah diikutkan lomba serupa ataupun diunggah dimedia komrsiil manapun.
6. Obyek atau isi dalam karya Foto dan Video sepenuhnya tanggung jawab peserta. Panitia tidak melayani segala bentuk tuntutan dari pihak manapun sehubungan foto dan Video yang dilombakan.
7. Panitia berhak menggunakan Karya Foto dan Video peserta untuk keperluan Publikasi maupun Promosi Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur.
8. Panitia berhak mendiskualifikasi peserta yang memasukkan karya yang tidak memenuhi aturan lomba, mengutip karya orang lain, bukn hasil karya sendiri, dianggap mengandung unsur SARA, atau melanggar norma susila.
9. Keputusan dewan juri adalah mutlak dan tidak dapat diganggu gugat.
10. Mengisi Form Registrasi.

E. TEKNIS PENGIRIMAN
1. Periode pengiriman Karya Foto dan Video 1 Januari 2018 – 31 Maret 2018. Setiap file dilengkapi Judul , Keterangan lokasi obyek serta narasi singkat mengenai obyek.
2. Karya Foto dan Video dikirim dalam bentuk softcopy melalui :
a) Pengiriman Video dan Foto melalui email ditujukan ke alamat : ejavatrip@gmail.com dengan subyek: Mtf2018_nama peserta
b) Pengiriman melalui POS ditujukan ke Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur , Jl. Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya dalam bentuk Flashdisk atau CD dan melampirkan Foto kopi KTP atau keterangan dari Sekolah Paling lambat tanggal 31 Maret 2017 pukul 23.59 WIB Cap Pos
3. Peserta Wajib mengunggah Video dan Foto di Instagram dan facebook dengan Hashtag #pariwisatajawatimur, #kompetisipariwisata2018, #eastjavatrip_ dan Channel Youtube masing-masing peserta. Wajib follow Ig: @eastjavatrip_ dan like FP: eastjavatrip

F. JADWAL PENYELENGGARAAN
• Foto dikirim mulai 1 Januari 2018 – 31 Maret 2018 pukul 23.59 WIB
• Penjurian akan dilakukan 2 April – 6 April 2018
• Penyerahan hadiah dan pameran foto pemenang dan nominasi tanggal 12 April 2018

G. SELEKSI DAN PEJURIAN
• Seluruh Video dan foto yang diterima panitia akan diseleksi menjadi nominasi 10 besar.
• Bagi nominator diwajibkan untuk mengirimkan File RAW sebagai syarat penjurian.
• Peserta yang masuk nominasi 10 besar akan dihubungi lewat email/telepon oleh panitia lomba dan diunggah di Instagram @eastjavatrip_ atau Facebook : eastjavatrip
• Karya Video dan Foto yang masuk dalam nominasi 10 besar akan ditampilan dalam Pameran MTF 2018 di Grand City Convex tanggal 12 – 15 April 2018
• Penyerahan hadiah dilakukan pada tanggal 12 April 2018 bersamaan Gala Dinner Majapahit Travel Fair 2018

H. HADIAH
I. KOMPETISI VIDEO PARIWISATA
Juara 1 : Uang Tunai Rp. 15.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 2 : Uang Tunai Rp. 10.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 3 : Uang Tunai Rp. 5.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Harapan: Uang Tunai Rp. 3.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Favorit : Uang Tunai Rp. 3.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
*Pajak ditanggung oleh pemenang

II. KOMPETISI FOTO PARIWISATA
Juara 1 : Uang Tunai Rp. 6.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 2 : Uang Tunai Rp. 4.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara 3 : Uang Tunai Rp. 2.000.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Harapan: Uang Tunai Rp. 1.500.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
Juara Favorit : Uang Tunai Rp. 1.500.000,- , Trophy dan Sertifikat
*Pajak ditanggung oleh pemenang

I. SEKRETARIAT KOMPETISI VIDEO DAN FOTO PARIWISATA
1. Email : ejavatrip@gmail.com
2. Narahubung :
Tita +62 812 3088 6050
Sutji +62 857 0721 8888
Aji +62 857 3010 8849
3. Alamat Pengiriman :
Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur
Jalan Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya 60234

Website: http://eastjavatrip.com/

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Komodo National Park, Indonesia

The Komodo National Park in Eastern Indonesia is comprised of three small islands containing hundreds of unique and endemic species of flora and fauna, including the world famous Komodo Dragons, the largest land-dwelling reptiles in the world. This unique ecosystem is extremely vulnerable to degradation from outside influences such as tourists visiting the park, or poachers. The island is a closed ecosystem, populated with species that have evolved together over millions of years, protected by their isolation from many types of predators. The introduction of new species, people or diseases can therefore have an immediate and very negative impact on the ecosystem Tourism is a booming industry in Southeast Asia and is promoted heavily by the Indonesian government, which is also responsible for the park planning and maintenance. This case study examines the many impacts of tourism on the flora and fauna of Komodo National Park.

Indonesia’s Komodo National Park Indonesia’s is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and it is also the third largest Asian country with a population of almost 200 million. Conservation International ranks it as the second most diverse country, after Brazil. Indonesia has over 500 mammal species 35 primate species, 270 amphibians and 477 endemic species of palms. Indonesia also has more wildlife reserves than any other Southeast Asian country. (Hitchcock, p. 303) Indonesia also has over 200 species of animals listed on the IUCN list of endangered or threatened species. The Komodo National Park in the Eastern province of Nusa Tenggara Timur is covered with monsoon forests and open savannahs. The park encompasses 340 square kilometers (130 square miles) and is generally hilly terrain. The park is situated in a transitional ecological zone between Australia and asia and is populated with wildlife from both continents (Hitchcock, p. 306). The dry season is from May-October and the islands are sparsely populated with people, mostly due to the scarcity of water on the islands. The three islands, Komodo, Padan and Rinca have an amazing level of biodiversity resulting in part from the rich seas surrounding the islands. There are macaque monkeys, cockatoos. green pit vipers, sea eagles, giant turtles and crocodiles, along with the famous Varanus komodoensis, the Komodo Dragon. Many of these animals live near the coastline, feeding on marine life. There are approximately 2,000 people on the islands, mostly along the shorelines. They are mostly engaged in fishing and tourism industries. The economy of the islands is heavily dependent on the natural ecology, both directly and indirectly. The economy consists of cultivation and animal husbandry, deer hunting, fishing and collecting woodland products. Turtles, shrimp, squid and dolphins are all hunted by local fishermen. Some villagers also exploit the ecology indirectly through employment in the ecotourism industry. The Komodo Dragon has never really been hunted commercially because its skin is of little commercial value and it is also not used for food. ?Indigenous species on Komodo. Aside from the native turtles, deer, monkeys and other animals on the island, there are the Komodo Dragons, which are a member of the Monitor lizard family. The Dragons can grow to be quite large, typically about 2 meters long and weighing 40-70 kilograms. They are listed on the World Conservation Union (IUCN) list of endangered or threatened species. The largest verified Dragon was 3.13 meters long (almost 9 feet) and weighed 166 kilograms (about 320 pounds) (Scientific American, 1999). Dragons are found at all elevations on the islands. Recent estimates of the dragon population are that there are 3,500 spread out over the islands, most of them on Komodo island (Scientific American, 1999). The growth of tourism on the islands.

The management plan for the park was devised by the UNDP and FAO in 1978 with the aim of preserving the park for scientific purposes. The plan proposed that tourism be introduced to protect the reserve from harmful commercial exploitation, and to help the local economy. In terms of visitor services, no specific limit on the number of tourists per month or year was proposed but their impact was to be limited by requesting that they remain on marked trails, use hides for nature watching and be accompanied by guides. Recommendations included building an airstrip on the island to connect it with the Bali tourist trade (which was not done), and also limiting the number of visitors at one time (Hitchcock, p. 310). It is unclear if this signifies 40 visitors per day, per hour or per week. The Indonesian government’s official tourism goal exceeds 1 million visitors per year for the country as a whole and there are an estimated 18,000 visitors annually to the Komodo Park (Scientific American, 1999) which is now a stop on the itinerary of cruise ships in the area. (Image courtesy of Scientific American web site, March 1999). The Impacts of tourism and policy choices. The are many potential impacts resulting from tourism on a small isolated island. Tourism can cause pollution from boats, sewage and litter. Tourists can also change the habitat by disturbing plants and animals directly by disturbing feeding patterns, disrupting the breeding cycle, etc. Pollution from boats and tourists can impact the coral reefs near the shoreline, potentially limiting the food supply for many of the islands species. The ecosystem of an island is a uniquely fragile one where the native plants and animals have evolved together and developed an interdependent system. if one aspect of the system, such as a food source is removed or disrupted, the food chain begins to fail. This has happened on the island of Padan where the number of dragons on the island has dropped to almost zero because poachers have killed all the deer on the island. Deer are the major food source for Komodo dragons (Scientific American, 1999). The Impacts of tourism and policy choices. Can such a small island park sustain the 18,000 visitors a year without compromising the ecosystem’s sustainability? Such as high ratio of tourists to local people (at least a five to one ratio) and native wildlife inevitably causes disruption of the indigenous culture and particularly the life cycle of the wildlife. The behavior changes among the dragons has been well-documented. Park officials feed the animals at feeding stations at regularly scheduled times in a conscious effort to domesticate the lizards. This serves two purposes as it makes an attack by a lizard less likely because they are well-fed, and it also provides steady, reliable entertainment for tourists who come to the feeding stations to watch the dragons eat freshly killed deer. This unnatural behavior modification means that the lizards are dependent on humans for regular feedings and are unlikely to survive in a wild state as they would no longer have the same hunting skills after years of domestication. It is also unlikely that their diet is as varied or natural as it would be without the human interference. The dragons also do not exhibit any fear of humans, another behavioral adaptation which in the long-run could have serious repercussions. As for the economic impact of tourism on the island, it seems that little if any tourism revenue gained by park fees remains in the area to maintain the park or support the local economy. The government is the only obvious benefactor to the park tourism, although some local people no doubt are dependent on tourism revenue through services they provide outside the park. From a sustainable development perspective, this particular example of ecotourism does little to assist the economic situation of the islanders who remain at a subsistance level, nor is it entirely beneficial for the dragons and other wildlife. While ecotourism is certainly preferable to other economic activities such as hunting or logging, there is still negative impact upon the wildlife because tourism is a form of commercial exploitation.

More info visit :
http://komodo.indonesia-tourism.com

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Bromo Cottages, the Finest Cottages with A Great View of Bromo Mountain

Providing comfortable accommodation in a spectacular mountainside location overlooking Mount Bromo and Java’s Tengger Massif, the Bromo Cottages are modest but very nicely presented, and boast views that are simply breathtaking.

The hotel is arranged as a cluster of wooden mountain houses, with balconies and big windows to take full advantage of those views. Rooms are lined with polished wood with classic furniture and comfortable textiles. Aesthetically speaking the style is nothing to write home about, but that is hardly the purpose of your stay here – the Bromo-Tengger volcanic range easily surpasses any splendour we could construct.

Facilities are likewise modest, although there is a traditional massage service available to ease any trekked out muscles. The wood-lined restaurant serves a range of Chinese, Indonesian and European favorites. This hotel lies in Tosari, Pasuruan in East Java, The nearest to Mountain Bromo. Bromo Cottages Hotel is located 85 km from Surabaya Airport, 75 km from Malang, 60 km from Tretes and 375 km from Bali.

Please see below, for further information:

Reservation
Bromo Cottages Hotel
Tosari, Pasuruan 67177, East Java Indonesia
Phone : 0343 – 571222 (hunting) Fax : 0343-571333

Surabaya Office
Phone 031-8978888
Fax. 031-8975788
Email : info@bromocottages.com
Website: http://bromocottages.com/

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The Unique Charm of Batu Karas Beach Pangandaran

Batu Karas Beach in Cijulang Sub-District, Pangandaran

One of the best beaches in Pangandaran District is called Batu Karas. Located in Pantai Indah Street, Batukaras Village, the beach offers a splendid beauty and calm ambiance to visitors. Some tourists even call it the best destination to go surfing, as compared to other beaches. Apart from that, people often come to the location for relaxation and get away from their busy lives. That means the beach is known for its peaceful nature and soothing atmosphere, as well. What is more? Here are some amusing things people should know about the site.

 

The Nuance

One unique charm of the beach is related to the black sand. Unlike other beaches in Pangandaran which have either white or yellow beach sand, Batu Karas has such dark appearance. However, it has a similar feature to its siblings which is the big coral reef with dense bushes on it. The next interesting feature is definitely the waves which are strong and challenging. That means the beach would be the best option for those who want to go surfing. No wonder, many local surfers are often seen in the location! Even some foreigners are seen as well.

 

Exploring Batu Karas Beach

It is without a doubt Batu Karas Beach’s main lure is the waves. Surfing becomes a common tourist activity and has been attracting more visitors over time. Not to mention the locals provide surfing boards and other equipment to everyone. The thing is those waves are not suitable for beginners as it is considered dangerous and risky. On the other hand, professionals are free to enjoy the activity as long as they pay attention to the skills. For common visitors, an alternative thing to do is to enjoy photography and take some pictures of the sea scenery.

Apart from surfing, Batu Karas Beach is also popular for diving. Some great spots like Legok Pari and Bulak Pendak are recommended for everyone. The fact is that the spots also become the locations where tourists can go surfing. Legok, for the example, is more challenging than the others and surfers should ride a boat to get to the site. It takes some money but it would be a worthy expense.

For those who can’t surf, they can choose other fun activities like banana boat riding and jet-skiing. Even riding a horse carriage is also available there. The other activities are camping and hiking. What? That is true. Some locals would guide them to take part in those activities (by choosing the right spot to build the tent). As an alternative, getting lazy to the beach and enjoy the breezy wind would be quite satisfying enough. At the end of the adventure, tourists can go to nearby restaurants or souvenir shops.

 

How to Get There

A trip from Pangandaran City to Cijulang Sub-District would take about 2 hours and the distance is approximately 33.6 km. They can choose Cijulang Raya Street and use any type of vehicle they like.

 

More details: pangandaran.indonesia-tourism.com 

 

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Booking Airline Ticket And Check Hotel For Your Convenience Trip

Planning a trip is such an important matter in order to get the best trip you deserve. The three most significant things we have to pay attention in planning our trip, either a business trip or personal one, are determining the location, booking the airline ticket, and checking the hotel room price. People expect to get the best deal that benefit them, thus comparing the room price is sort of a must thing to-do. Stuff such as collecting the information from any media, transportation access, weather, and other accommodation also take a big part in considering things.

Starting the planning, it is better to book the ticket transportation such as airline ticket and train ticket way before the date. Besides that, the comfortable and the security issue during the stay must be on one-or-two of your top considerations in picking hotel, villa, or even homestay. Sure, you want to get the best deal, don’t you?

Don’t worry! Today, there an online booking website that enable you to book flight tickets online on Wego.co.id. Digital advancement guarantees your travelling needs at ease and even accommodates you to compare hotel room prices on Wego right where you decide your trip destination.

Online booking efficiently makes your trip more fun and easy. Enabling you to manage your trip from wherever you are and anytime you want it, is the top advantage you obtain from online. Just don’t forget to have the internet connection!

1.       Thoroughly plan the date you start your staying and when you wanna check out

In order to avoid misunderstanding and unnecessary discussion or even other payment during your stay at hotel, do check the date when you come and go. Take any consideration for things such as the period of time you have to stay, how long it will take you to the hotel, and the distance. For domestic visiting, that would be easier. But when you decide to go abroad, please be careful with the local time and your flight (both departure and arrival) that might be affect your booking.

2.       Re-check the hotel’s location with your GPS

Generally, you will get the hotel description from the website like its location, the distance from airport, nearby tourist destinations, business center, department store, and many more. Therefore, you need to do the re-check by yourself for the sake of your satisfaction and of course for your amenities. The free GPS service like Google Maps will help you to confirm the description.

3.       Read the review from the guests

This is important! The other opinions from the guests may help you to pick the one you want. Read their review and their experience to ensure that you are in the right hotel. Visit TripAdvisor or simply you can get it from the various online booking website.

4.       Compare the price rate

Comparing the room price from one hotel to another is apparently needed to get the best deal of it. Do visit various online booking websites before making the deal.

5.       Update your status booking

As important as other tips before, updating the status booking is crucial. None of you want any problem with your booking, right? So, in order to avoid kind of cancellation or mistake, do update your status booking!

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A Majestic Tourist Destination – Thousand Islands National Park Indonesia

 

In a nutshell, Indonesia is an archipelago nation. That means it holds tons of islands. The options are limitless for travelers. The local name is “Kepulauan Seribu”. Tourists also call it Thousand Islands Regency. The combination of islands makes a perfect Thousand Islands National Park. The location is about 45 km from the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. Why is it popular among tourists? All the islands offer great nature attractions. These include beaches, underwater scenery, trees, and much more.

 

In terms of beauty, Thousand Islands Regency is considered flawless. There are both small and big islands. All of them emit a beautiful nuance. Some of them feature mangroves and stunning beaches. In some islands, you can find perfect resorts. In the sea, there are numerous corals. They come in different colors and shapes. The best type is fringing reef! The waves are mostly moderate. No wonder, many tourists take the chance for snorkeling and diving. Even swimming is possible in the sea. Make sure to choose the right location, though.

 

Most of the visitors come to Thousands Islands National Park to enjoy the nautical beauty. Fortunately, the government has improved some facilities around the island. Thus, tourists are able to enjoy water sports wholeheartedly. These include scuba diving, fishing, etc. In fact, there are more than 25 diving spots scattered in “Kepulauan Seribu”. If you love fishing, you can find some good locations, too. The thing is you should carry a fishing rod. It is because most islands are uninhabited. That means there are no facilities on those secluded isles.

Next activity is to explore several animal conservations. In some islands, there are hawksbill sea turtle conservations. Not to mention you can find numerous unique animals such as Brahminy kite. Do you want more? Once you visit such location, it is time to enjoy outdoor activities. Camping and sunbathing are two common things to do. Make sure to come in summer, though. Overall, you need to avoid the rainy season. For the best camping experience, you should gather information beforehand. These include locations, equipment, routes, etc.

The locals’ activities also become an attraction. That means you can witness and observe their routines, especially fishing. It is true that Thousand Islands Regency is abundant in sea resources. Due to this reason, some of the islands become a base or settlement for fishermen. Their boats are equipped with numerous fishing tools. If you are lucky, you are allowed to ride their boat and join their activity. Make sure to learn their language, though! With all these attractions, you should include it on your vacation list.

 

Get There

If you come from outside Jakarta, your first destination is definitely such capital of Indonesia. Once you reach Jakarta, you can choose the route. Usually, tourists depart from Muara Angke. It is considered the most affordable route. Though, you will get a faster trip to Thousand Islands Regency from Marina Ancol. It is using a speedboat!

More details:

http://thousandislands.indonesia-tourism.com/

 

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Amelia Sea View in Labuan Bajo

It is true East Nusa Tenggara Province is famous for its Komodo Island. However, many other attractions are available in this region. For instance, there is Amelia Sea View located in Labuan Bajo. As the name suggests, it is the location to enjoy stunning sea views including the sunrise and sunset. This sightseeing spot is situated on a green hill, on which tourists relax and enjoy the nature passionately. Due to its strategic location, the hill also emits a refreshing atmosphere. Thanks to the unspoiled air!

 

The Nuance
As mentioned before, Amalia Sea View features mostly the formation of hills. The best spot is indeed the tallest hill, which is easy to reach. Apart from the hill, this area also features lush trees that come with different types and shapes. From afar, the sea looks charming and calm as if it mesmerizes any visitors. Another great feature is the wind, which feels strong at the summit of the hill. There is even a long path for those who want to explore it. It is because the local government has paid a good attention to the tourists by developing this location.

Exploring Amelia Sea View
One of the best lures in Amelia Sea View is the trekking adventure. It is because you need to reach the top of the hill in order to enjoy the best views and scenery. Despite the tiring efforts, you won’t get disappointed with the views. Here is the thing. The best times to visit the hills are either during sunset or sunrise. For those who want to feel fresh air, it is better to come in the morning. As an alternative, you can also visit the hill in the afternoon when there is a romantic sunset.

Before trekking to Amelia Sea View, tourists should have rented a room in a nearby hotel. There is no need to carry lots of items when reaching the hill, after all. The prime items to carry are a camera, snacks, bottled water, and other necessary things. If you come at noon, it is better to wear a hat as the temperature can be quite hot. Another important tip is the number of trekkers. It is not recommended to reach the hill alone, as you need a tour guide to explore the location efficiently.

The best thing about a holiday in Amelia Sea View is the budget. Tourists don’t need to spend anything on exploring the hill, as there is no entry fee. However, you need some money to pay the accommodation and foods. At the end of the trip, it is time to visit nearby tourist spots. For example, there is the White Pier or “Dermaga Putih”. It becomes an alternative for sightseeing, which features mainly sea scenery.

Get There

In order to enjoy the breathtaking scenery in Amelia Sea View, you need to visit Labuan Bajo first. The trip takes so much time, especially for outsiders. From Kupang, it takes about 30 hours as the distance is 903 km. When it comes to the route, it is Kupang – Kijang Island – Labuan Bajo. For a faster trip, you need to take advantage of a good transportation service like an airplane! It is indeed expensive, but it is worth the expense.

More details:

http://www.komodo.indonesia-tourism.com/

 

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The Grandiose Toba Lake in North Sumatra Province

What makes Indonesia is a worthy vacation destination? Many travelers are impressed by nature beauty of the country. Moreover, there is a famous tourist spot in North Sumatra Province, which is called Toba Lake. Being the biggest lake in Indonesia, Toba becomes the signature tourism in Sumatra Island. It is because the flawless nature and pristine water would satisfy all visitors. People come to the lake to enjoy a family recreation, sightseeing, photography, and exploration. The fact is many different tourist spots are scattered around the lake. Tourists can explore them all wholeheartedly.

The Nuance
In terms of popularity, Toba Lake is recognized as the second biggest lake in the world. It is also known as the deepest one on the planet, having the depth of 450 meters. The length is 100 km and the width is about 30 km. According to the locals, Toba was formed due to the explosion of a volcano (more than 70 thousand years ago). Due to its great size, the lake appears like a sea with its calm water. In midst of the lake, there is an island called Samosir, on which tourists can visit.

Exploring Toba Lake
Apart from sightseeing, visitors can do many things in Toba Lake. For instance, they can reach Batak traditional villages that reside near to it. The best attraction is the local houses in Ambarita settlement. There are also majestic rocks that have the age more than hundreds of years. As for the tips, it is better to hire a tour guide as he knows the best route to explore all those attractions. Tourists even have the chance to visit a famous tombstone of Sidabutar King, which is located in the southeast of Tuk Tuk Village.

The next prime activity in Toba Lake is definitely an adventure to Samosir Island. It takes a small trip by a boat to reach the location, though. Once tourists get to the island, they can find many attractions like old churches, stunning mountains, and friendly locals. There is also a hot spring near to it, but it is not suitable for bathing due to its high temperature and bad odor. As an alternative, visitors can ride a motorcycle to reach the top of the hill nearby. From above, they might enjoy stunning views of nature! The air is also quite fresh.

As for the tips, the best time to visit Toba Lake is between September and November. Why is that? The locals may conduct an annual festival that presents numerous shows like music, sports, arts, and much more. There is also a famous tradition called the dragon ship competition. Still, visitors should perform a small research regarding the schedule first. As an alternative, they can visit Toba Lake between May and September, where the nuance is more peaceful. Not to mention the weather is at its best during those months.

Nearby Attractions
– Samosir Island
– Binangalom Waterfall
– Pusuk Buhit Mountain
– Batak Museum
– Parapat Town

Get There
Thanks to the presence of Silangit Airport. It is located in Siborong-borong Sub-district. That means travelers only need to take an airplane to such destination. From there, they can take a local transportation service to Parapat City, which takes about 1 hour.

More details:
http://toba.indonesia-tourism.com/ 

 

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