Indonesia is a vast archipelago of islands with a great diversity of landscapes: virgin rain forests in Kalimantan, Sumatra and Papua, fertile rice terraces on Java and Bali, savannah grasslands on the Nusa islands and snow capped peaks overlooking the Papua jungle. In fact there are 18,000 islands with miles of tropical beaches and many different cultures to explore. Indonesia is a tropical paradise, a land of fascinating architecture, magnificent beaches, exceptional marine life, unique wildlife, lush green landscapes, active volcanoes and the simplicity of village life.
Indonesia offers such a wide variety of experiences. Whether you want wildlife, culture, food, heritage or just a beach to relax on Indonesia has it all. You can be watching fighting komodo dragons one day and climbing a volcano the next, there is no chance of getting bored.
The people of Bali are friendly and approachable always offering a passing smile. You can enjoy the hussle and bussle of Ubud enjoying all the markets have to offer. From Ubud our drivers can take you anywhere on the island to explore amazing landscapes, culture and adventure.
Sulawesi offers an immersive cultural experience with homestays allowing you to gain a full understanding of traditional village life. Tours can take you to local villages showing the unique burial traditions of the area. The Tongkonan houses are incredibly beautiful and offer great photographic opportunities. You can then finish your tour in the Bunaken National Marine Reserve, relaxing on white sand beaches or snorkelling in the blue ocean enjoying colourful coral as far as the eye can see.
Perhaps you would prefer Borneo and those special encounters with wild Orangutan. Floating down rivers in Klotok boats, while monkeys swing by in trees is an amazing experience that should be enjoyed by all.
Java houses the capital city of Jakarta,where you can enjoy live music and the tastes of the delicious Indonesian cuisine. Head out of the city to find white sand beaches, enjoy Borobudur Temple or Mount Bromo at sunrise and take in the local sights via train as you travel between Surabaya and Yogyakarta.
If you are wanting festivals and local culture perhaps Papua is for you. They hold an annual festival in Baliem Valley giving you a chance to observe traditional ceremonies, and immerse yourself in the local culture. Papua is one of the few places left in the world where tribes still wear traditional attire. You can end your stay in the picturesque Raja Ampat Islands, amazing for snorkelling and relaxing.
Best Time to Go:
The temperature in Indonesia stays at around 28°C (usually between 21 °C and 33 °C) all year round. The best time to visit depends on what you would like to do during your visit.
The highest rainfall comes in January and February so if you are interested in hiking and volcanoes this is not the best time to visit as certain areas close as they are inaccessible. In the wet season it doesn't rain all the time, it is just has heavy showers. So if you are not planning on hiking this is still a great time to visit as there is always somewhere to step into while the shower passes.
May to October is the dry season, this is the best time to visit for hiking, cycling and sunbathing. Be prepared for busy and crowded tourist destinations at the time and also an increase in prices for hotels and attractions.
The shoulder months of May and October are great as it is not as humid, still nice and warm and it is less busy. This being said a lot of the festivals are held in the summer months when the islands are the busiest. See each location page for festivals in that area.
Main Tourist Destinations: (in alphabetical order)
Baliem Valley, Borobudur, Flores, Gili Islands, Jakarta, Komodo National Park, Makassar, Raja Ampat Islands, Rantepao, Surabaya, Tana Toraja, Tanjung Putting National Park, Ubud, Yogyakarta
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Jakarta)
Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali)
Bahasa Indonesia and English
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Ngurah Rai International Airport
Bahasa Indonesia and English
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