Frequently Asked Questions
About Your Trip
On average, a lunch should cost no more than £3 and dinner up to £10 including drinks. The standard and quality of the restaurants is very good while still retaining a traditional ambience. In the more remote locations, it's amazing how the local people can prepare such delicious meals!
Diane Knight - Sales
Unfortunately we are not qualified to answer all your questions in regards to travel health, so we strongly recommend you contact your GP or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information.
Nomad Travel Clinics are experts in preparing people for travel, providing advice on vaccinations, anti-malarial and staying healthy whilst overseas. We have arranged a special 10% discount for Exodus passengers on any vaccinations that you may require! Take along your Nomad discount card, sent with your confirmation pack, or call Exodus for your special discount code.
Visit www.nomadtravel.co.uk/exodus for further information.
For additional information please visit: www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Charlotte Taylor - Customer Operations
The wildlife tracking on this trip should not be too hard for anyone who is reasonably fit. Most walks around the islands of Komodo and Rinca are a few hours, there is also a longer (5-6 hours) trek in Bukit Lawang. Where you will need to carry all your own equipment for the day in a rucksack.
Aurelija Selvestraviciute - Asia Operations
Indonesia Specific Questions
Food is cheap in Indonesia and you can generally avoid the spicier dishes if you wish. Western food is available (if you're feeling homesick!) in Medan, Yogyakarta and Bali. Restaurants come in all shapes, colors and standards; expensive (restoran), standard (rumah makan) and simple (warung). Try some of the local rice wine as well, or an ice cold Bintang beer!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Please note that the holy month of Ramadan will take place from the 20th of July to the 18th of August 2012 (dates can shift slightly). This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
The national currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), with an exchange rate of 13900 to the UK£ and 9000 to the US$. ATM's are now widespread in Indonesia and is the easiest way of obtaining money. It is possible to draw a maximum 2,000,000 IDR in one go. Credit card acceptance is not widespread at places that
you will visit, except for Yogyakarta and Bali.
Extra Expenses and Spending Money
You should need about £200 for all other meals, which will allow you to eat well. Apart from the food, you should allow money to cover soft drinks (more if you like a beer) and souvenirs.
Optional Excursions (more options in the trip notes)
Bukit Lawang - Tubing on the river £5-7
Yogyakarta - Rickshaw (becak) around town from £5-20 depending on length and inclusions
Traditional Ramayana ballet performance or a shadow puppet performance £10
Mt Bromo - Sunrise jeep excursion £15
Lovina - Boat trip to see dolphins £6, diving £40, snorkel hire £2,
Ubud - 3 hour bike tour around Ubud £15
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