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Exploring Indonesia's Natural Wonders: Tips for Independent Travelers

Exploring Indonesia's Natural Wonders: Tips for Independent Travelers

Indonesia invites travelers to enjoy stunning beaches, enchanting natural landscapes, lush tropical forests, towering volcanoes and endless rice terraces. When you go on a driving adventure, you will be able to enjoy all these exciting places. Here we provide important information and valuable tips for those planning a road trip in Indonesia.

If you are planning to drive in Indonesia, it is highly recommended that you obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP). This document will prove invaluable during police checks and when renting a car. You can easily apply for an IDP through our website.

Traffic etiquette in Indonesia:

Left-hand driving. Like the UK and Australia, Indonesia practices driving on the left. Keep to the left side of the road.

Intersection Priority: When approaching an intersection, give way to vehicles on the right. The vehicle approaching from your right has the right of way.
Obey speed limits. Obey speed limits indicated on road signs. In built-up areas the limits are usually 40-60 km/h, and on highways - 80-100 km/h.

Signal early: It is important to signal your intentions early with your turn signals. This practice helps warn other drivers when changing lanes or turning at intersections.

Be alert: Indonesia's bustling population means heavy traffic. Be careful, be attentive and anticipate unexpected maneuvers on the part of fellow travelers and pedestrians.

Guide to Renting a Car in Indonesia:

  1. Advance booking. Book your rental car in advance to ensure availability, especially in popular tourist destinations where car availability may be limited.

  2. Read the rental terms. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before signing the lease agreement. Pay close attention to insurance details, age and experience requirements, mileage restrictions and any additional charges.

  3. Vehicle Inspection: Conduct a thorough inspection of your rental vehicle before accepting it. Document any existing damage and take photographs if necessary. This diligence can prevent disputes when returning the vehicle.

  4. Documentation and insurance. Make sure you have all the necessary documents to rent a car, including a driver's license, passport and an international driver's permit if required. Make sure the vehicle is insured and read the terms and conditions of the insurance.

  5. Indonesia's breathtaking landscapes await your exploration, and a driving adventure promises a thrilling experience. By following these guidelines and preparing thoroughly, you will be well prepared to navigate Indonesia's roads and enjoy the natural wonders this diverse country has to offer.