“A thoroughly superb trip which does exactly what it says on the tin. The encounters with Orangs are magical. These animals that you see are rehabilitated so are used to humans and therefore are unafraid to approach you. The truly wild orangs will keep their distance. We also encountered a funky gibbon that was partial to a bit of fruit. The jungle at Bukit Lawang is hot and steamy, so be prepared, and the optional extra walk is well worth doing as it takes you deeper into the jungle and offers plenty of opportunities to fall over!!! Two days on board the boat from Flores is a great time to reflect on the passing world before you jump back in the sea to snorkel, recover from lunch or prepare yourself to meet a Komodo Dragon”
“This is a new trip and still needs some tweeking. More time is needed with orangutans and there should be less "free time". No "free time" is needed on a 12 day trip!. Extra activities should be added to fill the time available.”
“Indonesia was always going to be a destination about which we had no preconceived ideas. We had read the guide books and "googled" the images but nothing prepared us for the reality. The trip provided a wonderfully varied introduction to a stunningly beautiful area - from temples and cities to incredible vistas and some tough trekking. A trip not to be missed!”
“A full on introduction to Indonesia, first few days the focus is on temples and the cultural side of things then when you feel the need for a good walk you get the Rinjani trek after which the beach is just perfect.”
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
Find orangutans in the jungles of Sumatra
Catch a wave on Kuta beach
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.