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Car hire in Indo, worth it or not?! Indo rats help me out please.« on: November 12 2014 18:11:00 »
Can you please help me with this question. I am about to do my first indo dream trip and I want to make it right.
Am travelling with my girlfriend and sharing expenses. I am considering renting a car for a period of min 2 weeks to more but I am a bit lost about it.
What goes on in my mind is.. I am arriving in Denpasar in march, so, maybe hire the car from there hoping for a drop point somewhere in northwest java or Jakarta or anywhere.
Other plan, Flight to jakarta or bandar lampung, hire a car from there and travel the south mainland sumatra up.
My thoughts would be, is it dangerous, is it too expensive, can I reach a lot of breaks with a normal car, is surf real good west java or should I make it to Sumatra.
Please all comments appreciated.
RE: Car hire in Indo, worth it or not?! Indo rats help me out please.« Reply #1 on: November 13 2014 11:11:00 »
I would do Bali for two weeks. From airport you can take taxi via a formal desk. Otherwise they will charge you with much likely highet price.
Three rules: bargain, bargain, bargain. And smile. They will automatically charge big time for tourists (read: white folk).
Bali has lots of surfpoints. No worries. Try Lombok is an option. Flying there is cheap and short. Nusa Lembingan is also a good option for surfing and relaxing.
Take a couple of nights in Bali to adjust. During that time ask people, hotel personnel, other tourist to do a bit of research concerning the 'normal' prijs. If you do not know, do a bet by halfing the first offer.
I would hire a driver. It is a cheaper and safe option. Driving there is like driving in a jungle.
RE: Car hire in Indo, worth it or not?! Indo rats help me out please.« Reply #2 on: November 13 2014 17:11:00 »
Thanks Patty, will keep those names in mind! :)