Indonesia is a nation of extremes with a diverse choice of experiences and encounters set amid some truly awe-inspiring scenery. Comprised of over 17,000 islands and stretched across the equator for thousands of kilometres, Indonesia’s landscape is as varied as its friendly and often curious people.
Delve into Java, the most populous island in the group, home to the cultural and creative pulse of the island at Yogyakarta, the fabulous and ancient temples of Borobudur and Prambanan and the lunar-like landscape surrounding the still active volcano of Gunung Bromo. Explore the rugged, wildlife-rich jungle terrain of Kalimantan with its healthy population of orangutan and indigenous birdlife or seek out elephants and tigers in Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park. Journey east to meet Varanus Komodoensis, the legendary Komodo dragon and discover the colourful Kelimutu crater lakes on the sleepy island of Flores before taking to the seas to enjoy the excellent snorkelling and diving in Komodo National Park.
From volcanoes to rice paddies, turquoise-blue seas to tribal villages, ancient temple sites to bustling cities, Indonesia is a destination with something for everyone.
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Indonesia is home to some of the world’s most unique wildlife. Discover Komodo dragons, the world’s largest lizard, in Komodo National Park and take to the turquoise seas between Komodo and Flores where reef sharks, manta rays, dolphins and whales can be found. Explore the Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra which comprises three Indonesian National Parks including Gunung Leuser National Park where many bird species as well as primates, elephants and rhinoceros reside. Take the plunge and be amazed at the vibrant colours of the pristine coral gardens around Pulau Bunaken in North Sulawesi, perfect for spotting thousands of tropical fish.
Whether your exploration of Indonesia aims to focus on one island in detail or cover a full range of locations, our Indonesia Travel Specialists can tailor-make an itinerary to suit you. Travelling with your own Indonesian driver and guide, choose to explore the island of Java, home to stunning Borobudur, Prambanan and the still active volcano of Mount Merapi or cruise into the heart of the Kalimantan jungle to search for the resident orangutan population at Camp Leakey. Discover the sleepy island of Flores, home to traditional cultural villages and colourful volcanic lakes or simply relax on the white-sand beaches of the pristine Gili Islands.
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