[Indonesia Report] Jayapura, an ideal place to enjoy holiday cheaply

Lake Sentani Festival (Photo: www.fotocommunity.com)

What is your planning for winter holiday this year? Want to go abroad enjoying exotic and warm weather but tight with budget? Indonesia is a perfect gateway.

According to Kompas.com, you can spend holiday in Jayapura, one of Indonesian’s city, famous for its unique and still preserved beauty of traditional culture and nature for only IDR 6.5 Million Indonesia Rupiah or about KRW 800 thousand for three nights and two days trip.

But Kompas.com also says, to explore more beauty of Papua Island, staying for more than three days is recommended.

If you visit Jayapura City, you have to also visit other part of the province, such as Sentani, Beach area in Tablanusu and also to the border of Indonesian Papua and Papua New Guinea.

Papuans wearing traditional costumes in Sentani, Jayapura (Photo: http://forum.vibizportal.com)

If you are planning to go for summer, you can attend one of the most waited festivals, which is Sentani Lake Festival in June. The festival takes place in Sentani Lake, one hour by land from Jayapura City.

With budget of KRW 800 thousand, you can go for a trip with one day in Jayapura City, Sentani Lake in the second day and spending the last day in the beaches in Jayapura.

Flight ticket from Incheon International Airport, Seoul to Jakarta is around KRW 1 Million for round trip price and from Jakarta to Jayapura in off season, would cost around IDR 3 Million for round trip ticket or around KRW 365 thousand with local budget airlines.

For land transportation in Jayapura, you can rent a car with a driver, gas is included, with IDR 500 thousand per day or KRW 60 thousand.

For three stars hotel in Jayapura, it would cost around IDR 500 thousand.

For a meal in a restaurant would cost around IDR 10,000 to 50,000 or around KRW 1,200 to 6,000 per meal.

You would also need money for entrance fee to the tourism objects and if you want, you also can buy ethnic souvenirs to bring home.

If you want to enjoy Sentani Lake by boat to cross to other little islands around it, you also need to prepare some extra budget.

Meidyana Rayana Intern Reporter news@theasian.asia

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