Volcano mountain Rinjani of Indonesia

Indonesia Travel Guide

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Indonesia in a few words...

Indonesia is a collection of more than 17,000 islands and over 150 volcanoes, a large percentage of which are still active. In fact, it has more active volcanoes than any other country in the world. It's paradisical islands are home to ancient temples, dense jungle and a whole host of exotic wildlife. Immerse yourself in the rice terraces and ancient Hindu temples on Bali, paddle through the mystical Komodo National Park, visiting it's largest habitant the Komodo dragon or challenge yourself to summit some of the islands vast, active volcanoes. The landscapes here are incredibly diverse, from the turquoise waters and white sand of the beaches of the coastlines to the vibrant greens of the rice fields and barren volcanic craters making your trekking adventure in Indonesia unforgettable. The diverse landscape also offers a wealth of possibilities for adventure sport lovers including sea paddling, rafting, diving, canyoning and mountain biking.



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"Rice is much better when eaten together." - Indonesian proverb

If there is one thing that you will inevitably realise during your trip to Indonesia, it is that the warm welcome and smiles you receive from the local people are always the highlight of any adventure...

Highlights in Indonesia

Clear waters of Menjangan Island, Indonesia

Bali

The Island of the Gods is a destination full of surprises, and despite its tourist success, manages to keep all its authenticity, especially in the countryside and villages. On Bali you can find the volcanoes of Batukaru and Batur as well as the famous Kuta Beach and chill out island of Menjangan.

View from Rinjani volcano. Lombok, Indonesia

Rinjani Volcano

Trek to the high point of the island of Lombok; at 3,726 meters tall, Gunung Rinjani is the second highest mountain in Indonesia. Visit the heavenly blue crater lake and dip in the nearby hot springs to soothe your aching feet.

Tirta Empul temple in Bali

Tirta Empul Temple

This famous Hindu Balinese water temple is considered sacred by the Hindu community. People come here to wash away their sins in the 'holy spring' during a purification ritual.

Vulcano Ijen, in Java oriental

Java

The most populous island in Indonesia, Java is nonetheless full of natural treasures, in particular its many active volcanoes such as Bromo, Ijen and Semeru. The island is also home to the famous temple sites of Prambananan and Borobodur.

Borobudur temple in Java

Borobudur Temple

The world's largest Buddhist temple. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. Built during the 8th and 9th centuries whilst the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty was going strong, the monument is nestled in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central Java.

Waterfall in North Sumatra

Sumatra

The island of Sumatra is one of the largest in the archipelago. It is above all known for the Gunung Leuser Park, one of the last sanctuaries where orangutans can live in peace while being protected from deforestation. Trekking through the dense jungle, accompanied by a ranger and coming face to face with one of these peaceful primates is an exceptional experience.

Vulcano Ijen, in Java oriental

Ijen Volcano

Ijen sits on the Indonesian island of Java and is a group of volcanoes with a crater lake in the centre. The lake is known as blue fire crater due to the blue fire, a phenomenon that occurs when sulfur burns, that is present here. Blue fire is an electric-blue flame that has the appearance of lava but is in fact simply sulfuric gasses burning.

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Island

Komodo island is one of the largest in the archipelago of the Komodo National Park. It is here that the illusive Komodo Dragon inhabits, they roam through the dense jungle floor, growing up to 3m in length, they are the largest lizard in the world.

Spectacular sunset at Labuan Bajo marina

Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo is a small fishing town on the north-eastern point of the island of Flores. It's multi-coloured roofs are still a secret to most travellers and it sits in a sweet spot of an idyllic location without the crowds.

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