Travel to Rote!
Can be complicated, but we can help....
Post Covid! Updated May 2022 (subject to changes, as they occur)
Health and Visa regulations in Indonesia are constantly changing, and you should contact us directly on WA or Email to get the latest Information, as I’m sure it will continually change through the season. But Vaccinations will be a base line in any case.
Getting to Rote and Kampung Kakak can be tricky for first-time travellers. Travel throughout East Indonesia is still unpredictable, due to weather and "technical reasons". We highly recommend Travel Insurance for the "unexpected" event.
Kampung Kakak will assist with as much information to make your journey hassle-free.
What App Grouping on +61458802207 can allow us to chat and assist in your journey. Attached above is the Q code to set this up. It will be invaluable to assist you in your transit from Bali to Kampung Kakak (Roti)
Entry Ports to Indonesia (Bali and Jakarta) have direct flights to nearest Jet Port (Kupang). These can be found on http://www.nusatrip.com/en , a pretty good site to get information on times and connections.
Local Domestic WINGS AIR will lift you to Rote around 3.30pm and return around 6am the next day (current at 2021). (also http://www.nusatrip.com).
A late footnote (from December 2019) is that Wings Air/Lion Air plan to charge for all domestic check-in baggage, and from March on all international flights... Furthermore only one flight per day Kupang (Timor)
Our inter-Island ferry departs Kupang at 8am (current 2020). Seasonal times for Ferry do occur, so please contact Kampung Kakak, nearer your arrival to confirm details. Strong winds in July and August can impact on Ferry times, please contact us several days before using Ferry, to check sailing times. Honestly, unless needed, best to avoid the ferry due to unpredictability and delays due to wind, or marine reasons.
We can arrange a taxi transfer from Harbor or Airport, by a private driver, we have a special arrangement of 300,000 per car (4 people). We need your assistance in ensuring this is available and you need to contact our Manager Ibu Mince (+62-81339698-529) when leaving Kupang. But you also need to advise us of your intention and needs, at least a week beforehand. We cannot be responsible to collect you if you do not assist in this, as Harbor and Airport are both 37km away. Casual pickup from either port will be around 500,000 (if available).
If traveling with Surfboards >1.65m, then please contact us, as WINGS air may apply a strict policy on board carry/refusal. And can be frustrating if you arrive at Check-in, and your board is refused. Boards would need to be shipped overnight on Ferry
New registration of NON-INDONESIAN Phones and internet/Phone cards are in place in Indonesia, these can be confusing, best to get a local SIM card. Recommended to get a local SIM card for Internet (SIMPATI/Telkomsel), for $7USD (5GB) monthly plan, as WIFI is average reception on Rote, and better to have local SIM for checking in various locations. Note Indonesia has a LOCAL internet and National Internet, if buying Bali local internet will not work on Rote. Best wait until Rote to top up.