Indonesia is a tropical paradise and one of the hottest destinations in the world right now. You could spend weeks (or a lifetime) surfing the waves on the beaches of Bali or diving off the coast of the Gili Islands. Jakarta - a bustling, vibrant city - has excellent food tours offering a taste of local cuisine, while Komodo Island is a truly unique piece of nature.
Learn to surf with local Balinese surf dudes, before kicking back with a beer and watching a stunning sunset over the waves..
Look out on endless rice paddies from the infinity pool of your private villa before jumping aboard a traditional outrigger boat and spotting pods of Wild Dolphins as your cruise the beautiful coastline of northern Bali..
Snorkel with turtles as you discover the beauty of all three Gili islands.
When a country has as many as 17000 islands and 300 languages, it is bound to feel confusing and mysterious, yet full of adventure. Indonesia is one of the best places to venture off the beaten path, explore vast landmasses that have been literally untouched by mankind, become a part of scuba diving, hiking and jungle trekking tours and enjoy attractions such as gorgeous beaches, coral cays and unique species of wildlife.
Indonesia is famous as one of the most tectonically active nations on the planet. In other words, it is full of all kinds of volcanoes, nature’s weapons of destruction that also offer spectacular travel experiences. But it’s not all about volcanoes. Indonesia is also home to some of the most scintillating beaches and dramatic locales.
Visit the dragons on Komodo Island
Hike to the crater of Mount Bromo
Find peace and ocean views at Pura Tanah Lot temple
Explore Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple
Indonesia is a big country made up of several large islands. A drive across Sumatra, the country’s largest island, will take you around 50 hours. Investigate domestic flights instead, and plan ahead to make sure you see all the sites at the top of your bucket list.
Left handers be wary: using your left hand is reserved for using the bathroom in Indonesia. It is considered rude to eat, shake hands, or pass items with your left hand.
Don’t make the mistake of sticking to Bali. While Bali has much to offer, visiting other islands will surely give you the full Indonesia experience. Climb volcanos on Lombok, visit the capital city of Jakarta and relax on the beaches of the Gili Islands.
A sarong will be your best friend when temple hopping, no matter whether you’re a man or a woman. Both sexes are expected to cover up when entering temples and other holy sites.
Looking for a cheap snack between meals? Try krupuk! Sold on nearly every street corner, this tasty snack is made of deep-fried rice sugar.
Indonesia has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Indonesia before planning your tour. If you’re still hunting for more things to do in Indonesia and places to explore in Indonesia , do check out our Indonesia Travel Guide for more information.