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Indonesia Tours that Offer Rich Traditions

The Indonesian archipelago spreads over 5,200km between the Asian mainland and Australia, all of it within the tropics, and is comprised of 17,000 islands. Its ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity is correspondingly great – more than 500 languages and dialects are spoken by its 246 million people. The largely volcanic nature of the islands has created tall cloud-swept mountains swathed in the green of rice terraces or rainforest, dropping to blindingly bright beaches and vivid blue seas, the backdrop for Southeast Asia’s biggest wilderness areas and wildlife sanctuaries. All of this provides an endless and adventurous trip to Indonesia in an unbeaten idyllic setting.

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Indonesia: A Picture Perfect Bali Honeymoon (13 days)

Relish in the romance and relaxation, while staying in unique and luxurious accommodations, for experiences you only thought possible in your dreams!
Luxury Off the Beaten Path Honeymoon

Adventurous Bali and Lombok (15 days)

Explore the wonders of Bali and Lombok on this adventurous itinerary filled with breathtaking views and a unique perspective of Indonesia.
Adventure Beaches Classic Highlights Cultural Temples Active

Bali and Komodo Experience (14 days)

Discover the rich history, exotic wildlife, traditional culture and thriving nature of the country in an unforgettable exploration. Your custom itinerary will guide you through the islands of Bali, Flores and the famous Komodo Island, for a taste of
Adventure Beaches Classic Highlights Cultural Off the Beaten Path Temples Wildlife Active

Discover Indonesia: Borneo, Java & Bali (16 days)

This Kalimantan, Java and Bali overland adventure includes a number of the country's highlights and hidden gems.
Cultural Hiking Off the Beaten Path Temples Wildlife Adventure

Relaxing in Bali (9 days)

Embark on an unforgettable 9 day journey through Indonesia! Your custom adventure offers the ideal blend of exploration, culture and relaxation.
Adventure Beaches Classic Highlights Cultural Active

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Highlights of Indonesia

Bali & Lombok

Bali & Lombok

From the wafting scent of spices and flowers to the vibrant colors of the natural landscape, Bali's beauty is intoxicating. Clear turquoise waters gently lap pristine white-sand beaches against a backdrop of rolling hillsides covered in rice paddies and looming volcanoes steeped in clouds, creating a tranquil and scenic environment. Intriguing temples and traditional villages punctuate tropical jungles and forests that teem with natural attractions and exotic wildlife, offering unique trekking opportunities on Bali and the neighboring island of Lombok. The enduring spirit and friendly nature of the Balinese people further enhances the profound and inspiring beauty of this incredible island.

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Java

Java

The island of Java represents the economic, political and cultural heartland of Indonesia. With a population of over 130 million, Java is home to more than half the population of the country. A string of rumbling volcanoes form the backbone of the island, sloping down to the sparkling blue coastline. Over the centuries devout Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist Javanese have created the marvelous temples that now dot the landscape, such as the ancient Buddhist temple of Borobudur. The busting metropolis of Jakarta acts as a base for invigorating mountain treks through the dense jungles nearby.

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Borneo

Borneo

The amount of diversity present on the islands of Indonesia is simply astounding. Borneo in particular is a land of immense natural wealth, with vast rain forests home to the endangered Borneo Orangutan, Sumatran Rhinoceros and the Pygmy Elephant. Borneo's dense rain forests are some of the oldest on the planet. Its coasts are heavy with mangrove swamps while the interior harbors low-land forests and dense highland jungle thick with wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. Although it takes up two-thirds of Borneo's landmass, the Kalimantan region is one of Indonesia's least visited provinces. An isolated jungle full of exotic bird life, orangutans, macaques and proboscis monkeys awaits the truly adventurous traveler.

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Komodo

Komodo

One of the highlights of any trip to Indonesia is an exploration of Komodo and Rinca Islands, home of the largest lizard on the planet; the Komodo Dragon. Take a small traditional sailboat to sail between the islands of Rinca and Komodo with stops for snorkeling in the crystal clear water and ranger-guided treks through the forested interior of both islands searching for the infamous 10 foot dragons in their natural habitat.

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Expert Advice for Indonesia Tours

Southeast Asia has been a perpetual paradise for travellers over the years, and the blooming, volcanic island nation of Indonesia is no exception. Surrounded by warm, cobalt seas, each island is a beautifully formed jigsaw piece that combines with each other one in seamless synchronicity. Together, they form an archaically beautiful landscape, which ranges from piercing mountain peaks to living rainforests. This tropical haven has enchanted visitors from all over the globe to become known as the epitome of natural luxury, where Indonesia tours show the country in all its luscious, green glory.

Where the true magic begins is in the colourful history Indonesia has lived through over time. In fact, the secrets of ancient civilisations can be found today when you explore the decadent Prambanan and Borobudur temples of Java. For breathtaking hikes, the dense jungles that populate the Kalimantan are a wise choice, where orangutan sightings are not rare. It is everyone’s postcard dreams that come to life when they push through the branches to find their toes wedged in the hot, white sand of the untouched Lombok, where vibrant sea views greet them.

With a heady climate and fresh fruits becoming the energising start to each day, people are always quick to wake up early and indulge in their surroundings. Although walking along the terrain would be more than enough to amaze you, there are countless opportunities to explore Indonesia in a whole new way. This includes hiking up the iconic Bromo volcano in Eastern Java. Snorkeling, boating and jungle expeditions are just a few ways to see your own personal aquarium. Getting close to nature is the ticket to making your trip to Indonesia one that awakens all your senses and gives you technicolor memories.

Letting your vision come to life is effortless when you have our specialist team of experts helping you through each step. After much time in the thriving wilderness of Indonesia, they have discovered some of the most unforgettable experiences that would harmonise to create your ideal Indonesian tour. With a perfect blend of jungle mayhem, cultural heritage and unabashed opulence, you can become the protagonist in your favorite adventure story.

Why You’ll Love a Trip to Indonesia

It is easy to be cynical about Indonesia when islands like Bali are it is such a hotspot for tourists, yet there is much more to it than that. In places like Munduk, you can see majestic waterfalls framed by twisting vines and breathing trees, which give Indonesia an undeniable mystical quality away from the crowds of Ubud. If you are looking to journey into these untouched corners of Indonesia, our experts can find you a tour which caters to your adventurous spirit.
Inhabiting the rich landscape is wildlife people only see from high-definition nature documentaries. Komodo dragons are only a few members of the animal kingdom it isn’t rare to see on a trip to Indonesia, where you can spot them in a smooth trip from Flores to Komodo.

What people may be most familiar with is the perplexingly gorgeous climate. This is by no means the best part of Indonesia, but it adds a flawless touch of exoticism to any trip, whether you enjoy the cooler summers or the vivid wet season.

Where to Travel in Indonesia

Before people hear of Indonesia, they hear Bali, but there are far more undiscovered delights to which give a truer touch of natural luxury. In the daytime, it is recommended that you visit the rural haven of Sideman, a sleepy town that gives a true insight into rural life, but which also offers towering views of Mount Agung without the crowds decorating your view.

Some of the best experiences can be found in Java, where the tree-lined Ijen volcanoes are the ideal backdrop for exploring. Here, turquoise thermal pools make for a unique day out. If you are looking immerse yourself into the thrumming natural world, the Orangutan inhabited rainforests of Kalimantan will stun your senses.

Any trip to Indonesia should be topped off by visiting the pink sands of Komodo Island. You can reach this wonder by staying on the peaceful island of Flores, which is a gateway to Komodo. As a truly exceptional wonder of nature, you can enjoy it from dawn through to dusk. Further afield, your journey will take you past the famous Komodo Dragons, while snorkelling gives you a chance to revel in the mellow blue sea.

When to Visit

Indonesia tours are lucky to experience year-round blissful heat, which is part of what makes is so popular among travellers. For cooler, drier temperatures, the time between May and October is best to visit. During these months, peak season runs from June to September, which can result in larger crowds. The shoulder months of May and September are better if you hope to escape from the crowds, when glimpses into the famed rainy season tease visitors.

Although rainy season seems initially like a second option, it is widely considered to be the best time of year to visit. This is due to the added vivacity the wilderness boasts after an afternoon rain spell, when the animals begin to emerge from the trees. Often, showers don’t last long and aren’t enough to dampen your trip. You can catch this season from November to April.

Where to Stay

Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands, but it is impossible to visit each one. Instead, there have been key hubs of wonder that people have come to explore over time. On islands such as Bali, Java, Lombok and Flores, you can stay in a selection of meticulously picked boutique hotels and luxury pool villas. To get closer to your idyllic surroundings, eco-lodges and klotok boats in Tanjung Puting National Park in the famed Kalimantan are an ideal choice. Before and during your trip to Indonesia, everything will have been crafted so you don’t have to lift a finger, and our helpful team are on hand at all times to ensure your tour is perfectly suited to your needs.

What to Pack for Indonesia Tours

Island getaways are known for being some of the easiest to pack for, but the exception lies in Indonesia. Ease your worries by packing some essentials before you set off…

Bug spray. Tropical climates are known for introducing new animals into your life, but this unfortunately includes bugs. Having a trusty bug spray with you at all times will help keep pesky mosquitos and other unwelcome visitors at bay.

An underwater camera. Snorkeling will introduce you to a marine world unlike any other, which you may feel compelled to capture when you are under the surface. In the days leading up to your trip, invest in a camera that takes crystal pictures on-land and in the sea, which you can pack alongside your swimsuit.

A raincoat. Your trip could coincide with the rainy season. While showers won’t prohibit your daily Indonesia tours, you might find yourself caught in spontaneous rainfall in the afternoons. Always have a lightweight, foldable mac raincoat clipped to your backpack when you’re outside.

Sun protection. Hot climates always mean days filled with sun, so don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses to shield your eyes and keep you safe.

Hiking boots. Some of your time will be spent on smooth beaches, but others will take you along challenging trails and into the forests. Keep your feet protected by bringing your best boots and thermal socks.
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