Capital City: Jakarta
Country Calling Code: +62
Currency: IDR

1 CNY = 1592.68 IDR

1 USD = 9954.25 IDR

1 EUR = 12251.38 IDR

1 GBP = 14478.91 IDR

1 AUD = 9954.25 IDR

These rates were valid at time of writing.
Please check for exact exchange rates.

Weather & When to Visit


Jakarta experiences only two seasons every year. During the dry season (April-October) rainfall is very scarce, while monsoons are responsible for the heavy rains January through March. Year round temperature tends to stay between 20 to 30 degrees. Despite the rain, Jakarta is great to visit any time of the year.

Events & Festivals


Festivals in Jakarta are a common practice and usually happen as a memory of kings and sultans who ruled the country. There are also regional, national and religious festivals celebrated in the country.

Independence Day is the most important festival in the country. It begins with a parade held in Jakarta, featuring a lot of elements from Indonesian military, which is followed by bonding events like pick nicks and local games. Some of the religious festivals include Waisak Day, Galungan, Ramadan, Easter and Christmas.  

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Citizens from 63 countries are eligible for obtaining Visa on Arrival (VOA). It can be obtained upon landing at certain airports in Indonesia regardless of the purpose of your visits (Business, Tourist, Social). The Visa on Arrival is neither a work visa nor a visitation visa. Therefore, it can not be converted to obtain other immigration permits. The maximum stays permitted for the visa on arrival is 30 days. If you plan to stay longer, you need to mention your intention to stay longer. Visa on Arrival can be extended for another 30 days.

The general requirements for Visa On Arrival are: Expiration date of the applicant's passport must be at least 6 months at the date of entry, must have around-trip airplane ticket and there is a charge. Visa for a stay of up to 30 days is USD25. To extend the stay for 30 more days is USD 25. Please check if your country is one of the 63 legible countries here:



Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport also known as Denpasar International (DPS) is located in southern Bali, 13 km south of Denpasar. It has an International Terminal and a Domestic Terminal connected by a short walkway.

Things to Consider


  • Bali's only airport is shut down during the entire Nyepi period (Silence Day). Please avoid any travel arrangements on this day as there is absolutely no air traffic in Bali.
  • It is appreciated, though not compulsory, to tip your tour guides and drivers at the end of a tour if they provide good service.
  • With temperatures ranging between 20-35°C, light, casual clothes are most practical. Natural fibers like cotton or linen are most comfortable in Indonesia's often humid conditions.
  • Casual clothes are acceptable in most places and a lightweight suit and tie are usual for business or formal meetings. Light cotton dresses are generally acceptable in most situations. Batik is popular for both men's shirts and women's dresses.
  • The staple food in most of Indonesia is rice. On some of the islands in eastern Indonesia, food traditionally ranges from corn, sago, cassava to sweet potatoes, though this is changing as rice is becoming a new favorite.
  • It is not advisable to drink tap water in Indonesia, but bottled mineral water is safe and available everywhere. Ice cubes in drinks are generally OK in good standard hotels and restaurants but not on the street stalls or country areas.
  • The Javanese cuisine is probably more palatable to the general taste; it mostly consists of vegetables, soybeans, beef and chicken. The Sumatrans generally eat more beef compared to the other regions. West Sumatra particularly is known for their special restaurants found nationwide. Besides the hot and spicy food, they are also known for their unique style of service.
  • In the east, seafood is prevalent, either grilled or curried. In Bali, Papua, the highlands of North Sumatra and North Sulawesi pork dishes are specialties.
  • As the population of Indonesia is predominantly Muslim, pork is rarely served except for Chinese restaurants, non-Muslim regions and in western restaurants.
  • Typical meal will consist of steamed white rice with a side of meat, chicken, fish and vegetables along with a glass of tea.
  • The official language is Bahasa Indonesia, while there are numerous regional languages and dialects.
  • In the major cities and in hotels, English is widely understood. A few Indonesian words are highly appreciated, but not really necessary. In regions like Nusa Tenggara or Papua, English is very limited.
  • Indonesian batiks are famous around the world; gold and silverware are reasonably priced; wood carvings and handicrafts make attractive gifts.
  • Indonesia is known for bargains in clothing, leather products, electronics and other things. Bargaining is customary in small shops and markets, the art of which is to start at the half price and slowly increase the offer until a compromise is reached. Remember, it helps to smile while bargaining.
  • Indonesia is a tropical country, and the climate is fairly even all year round, but make sure to invest in a mosquito repellant and SPF.


Important Note:
Whilst Classic Travel does our best to keep information updated, it is always advisable for you to double-check details for your specific trip as information can change without notice, particularly in regards to arrival & departure airport terminals, visa requirements and airport/port fees.