hello, i am taking a trip from july 5th till august 13th from bangkok to denpasar, bali, all by land. any suggestions on routes and sights?
i am trying to make the trip from bangkok to bali on land with some ferry action obviously. i want to take a safe yet adventurous route. i might be solo or have a lady friend join me, lets hope!
I am trying to give a suggestion for your trip and will give you an update for any information that i collect in the future for your trip.
-From thailand to Indonesia, you can travel to :
-Malaysia and take a ferry to Dumai (Riau, Sumatera
-Port Klang (Malaysia) to Dumai (Riau).
-Singapore and take a ferry to Batam;
-Take a ferry from Batam to Dumai (Riau).
-From Dumai to Jakarta, you can take a bus.
-From Jakarta to Denpasar by land, there are 2 options as follows :
a. By bus, from Jakarta to Denpasar (direct); or
b. By train, from Jakarta to Surabaya;
By bus, from Surabaya to Denpasar;
or By train from Surabaya to Banyuwangi and from
Banyuwangi to Denpasar by Bus (there is a train and
bus package from Surabaya to Denpasar, while buy a
train ticket). The train's name is Mutiara Timur.
-Since from jakarta to denpasar by bus take around 24 - 27 hours, it's better for you to use a train.
-Are you planning to spend a night in Jakarta (after arriving from Batam)?
-Are you planning to stop by in a several city (in the middle from jakarta to denpasar) or direct to denpasar?
-As an option, you can stop by to :
-Yogyakarta (Central Java) and visit Borobudur
Temple (one of the seven wonders) or
-Semarang (Central Java) and take a ferry to
Karimun Jawa island; or
-Mount Bromo (in East Java). about 8 years ago