Fancy a sunshine holiday but with more emphasis on exploring
in the sunshine rather than lying stationary on the beach? Indonesia could well
be the country for you. Made up of over 17,000 islands with around 150
volcanoes, Indonesia is an awesome place to hike volcanic summits in warm
weather and relax on white sandy beaches and swim in crystal waters afterwards.
This tropical country attracts visitors from all over the world looking for
romantic beaches, endless sea, island hopping and awesome food. There is also a
rich history and culture in Indonesia, especially in the cities of Jakarta, Surabaya
and in the island nation of Brunei, which is a separate country to Indonesia
but sits on the north of Borneo.
The Indonesian islands are southeast of Malaysia, north of
Australia and bridge the gap between the North Pacific Ocean and the Indian
Ocean. The largest islands in Indonesia are Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and
Papua which is the eastern most Indonesian territory bordered by New Guinea.
Best known Indonesian islands include Bali, Lombok and Timor. Looking at an
Indonesia map it might be difficult to pinpoint which parts are Indonesia and
which parts belong to other countries, but this archipelago is a stunning place
to visit for doing a lot or a little. Flights to Indonesia will depend on which
islands you’re visiting and what you want to do whilst you’re there.
The best time to go to Indonesia is during the dry season
from April to October. Chances are the weather will be clear, with occasional
scattered showers but expect there to be more visitors during this season. To
avoid the crowds, travel in spring in April or May, or September to October.
The monsoon season is from November to March and whilst temperatures remain
warm there will be rain at some point most days. As Indonesia sits on a Pacific
volcanic ridge, earthquakes are common and there are around 75 active volcanoes
across the islands. But don’t let this put you off. These formations are what
make trekking in Indonesia so exciting.
Probably the best-known island in Indonesia, Bali is known
for its tropical beaches, laid back pace, watersports, nightlife and wildlife.
To be honest, what’s not to like. Kandoo Adventures Bali
Multi-activity trip takes your surfing on Kuta Beach Bali, the most famous
surf beach in Indonesia, snorkelling off Menjangen Island and white water
rafting the Telaga Waja river. This trip also visits traditional homes, learns
about Indonesian culture and cooking and traverses the island of Bali on foot
and by mountain bike.
Adventures trip takes you trekking in Indonesia, across the islands of
Java, Bali and Lombok. This trip is a challenging trek as you explore volcanoes
and hidden volcanic lakes, and summits the second highest peak in Indonesia,
Mount Rinjani at 3,726m, situated on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. During
your adventure you will learn about Indonesia traditions and religion, culture
and history as you meet local people and uncover a hidden side to this