Why travel to Indonesia?
The island nation of Indonesia includes nearly 18,000 islands, and the country stretches from the Asian continent all the way to Australia. In addition to its geographical scope, Indonesia is also an incredibly diverse country historically and culturally, making it an excellent travel destination.
As an independent country with name starting with I listed on Countryaah, Indonesia is located on the ring of fire in the Pacific. The ring of fire is called the zone along the Pacific coast where strong volcanic activity occurs.
In Indonesia, skyscrapers stretching into the sky, fabulous temples, stunning tropical sandy beaches, some of the finest coral reefs in the world, fascinating nature and a culture unparalleled in diversity await you.
For a traveler touring Indonesia, there is plenty to see and experience for even months. However, the four islands in the middle of the island nation are the most interesting in Indonesia. Each island is unique, and a mere short journey from island to island feels like arriving in a whole new country.
Our tour in Indonesia
Our tour of Indonesia focuses on one or more of four fascinating islands: Bali, Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi.
Below you can read more about tours to different islands:
Bali is known as the “Island of the Gods” and is undoubtedly one of the gems of Indonesia. Bali is a small island that offers great experiences: stunning nature, beautiful Hindu temples and white sand beaches where you can spend the beach vacation of your life.
We currently have several different trips to Bali in our selection, one of which combines a tour of Java and a beach holiday in Bali. For some tours, it is also possible to combine a trip to the Komodo Islands or the Gili Islands.
For a trip to Bali, you can experience e.g.
- Ubud, which is the cultural center of Bali and a real must-have on your journey. Ubud has a beautiful location amidst lush mountains and emerald green rice terraces. Explore the city on a bicycle tour or visit the nearby craft villages.
- Beautiful Hindu temples that you cannot avoid seeing as there are thousands of them on the island. For example, visit the Besakih Temple, Bali’s most important and sacred temple, or the Tanah Lot Temple, which is located in a scenic location by the sea and is Bali’s most famous landmark.
- Bali also offers many animal and nature experiences. Bali National Park is home to an extremely endangered Balinese woman. The park is also great for hiking. On Menjangan Island, you can snorkel on the world-famous coral reef, and on Lovina Beach, playful dolphins await you.
- Bali’s beaches are unique. End your trip to a beach holiday in Sanuri, whose kilometers of sandy beaches make it one of Bali’s most popular beach resorts.
Java is one of the most populous islands in the world, but if you travel outside the big cities, it’s not easy to believe. Java is also located on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Wherever you go in Java, you can be sure to see stunning scenery, beautiful rice fields and conical volcanoes rising in the background.
On the way to Java you can experience e.g.
- Yogyakarta, the soul of Java. The city’s attractions include several different Palaces, such as the Sultan’s Palace in Kraton, colorful markets and a thriving arts and crafts tradition, the best known example of which is the batik dyeing technique.
- Visit the impressive and UNESCO-protected Borobudur Temple northwest of Yogyakarta. Completed in the mid-8th century, Borobudur is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world.
- The impressive volcanoes of Java are not to be missed! Experience an atmospheric sunrise on Bromo Volcano and climb to the top of the smaller Ijen Volcano on a clear blue crater lake at 2,300 meters.
Sumatra is Indonesia’s largest island, with its unique nature, tropical rainforests, rivers and lush volcanic landscapes offering plenty to see and do.
On the way to Sumatra you can experience e.g.
- Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the main attractions of Sumatra. The national park is known for its dense rainforests, inhabited by highly endangered Sumatran ranges. In the park you can get to see these fascinating animals in their natural environment.
- Also worth a visit are the 120-meter-long Sipisopiso, one of Indonesia’s highest waterfalls, and Toba, the world’s largest volcanic lake.
- Meeting of local tribes. In Batak Karo villages, you can see traditional siwaluh Jabo long houses, which can accommodate up to 12 families. The tribe is especially known for the boat-shaped roofs of their houses.