Beaches, reefs, volcanoes, rice paddies, jungles, great food, and more: Indonesia has it all. With 17,000 islands and over 300 languages are spoken, Indonesia is a place of contrasts and cultural diversity. Come and experience it for yourself. From an orangutan lounging in a tree to a Balinese dancer executing precise moves, to a deserted stretch of blinding white sand set off by azure surf breaks and the tales of the beautiful Banda Islands, to the ominous menace of a Komodo dragon and the delicious flavors of a Balinese restaurant - this ever-intriguing, ever-intoxicating land offers some of the last great adventures on earth. But we don't want to take too much of your time - so here are the top 3 reasons why you should travel to Indonesia!
1. Explore Pristine Island Beaches:
There are more than a handful of beaches that are perfect in every way. Americans have been flocking to Bali for years. Its reputation for being ultra-luxurious while also offering a total escape (as well as the Eat, Pray, Love effect) has travelers heading to the gorgeous island in droves. For many, the idea of a Bali vacation seems out of reach. Fortunately, that’s not necessarily the case. Backpackers find themselves trekking through the jungle and napping on the many beautiful beaches every day.
The white and black sand that line each beach is as iconic as the waves that crash into them. Each beach has its own perks, and visitors of all types can find one to fall in love with.
2. Meet Friendly Orangutans:
Embark on a journey to Sumatra to visit some of the most friendly creatures in the world - the Orangutan! You will first fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and stay overnight. Then we will transfer you to Sumatra for your new journey. The excursion starts with a short walk along the river bank and crossing the river with rubber boat, continuing the hike until you reach your home in the jungle - the orangutan wildlife reserve. In this tropical primary rainforest, you can see the varieties of: Sumatran Orangutan, birds, butterflies, white handed gibbon, hornbills, Thomas leaf monkey, various reptiles and a big chance to see a Sumatran Tiger or elephant.
During the course of your trekking experience in the jungle, you will learn the medicinal qualities of the jungle plants – known for centuries to the local people as well as gathering local plants for your jungle lunches and dinners. Your local guide is well versed in “camp cooking” as well as the flora and fauna of the area - and you will learn a lot as dine under the stars surrounded by the magical sounds of the jungle. This will be an amazing experience you will never forget!
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3. Stand Admist Volcanic Craters:
*Bali volcano, also referred to as Kintamani volcano or Mount Batur as a whole, is a popular sightseeing destination in Bali's central highlands. The magnificent views of the 13sqm Batur caldera lake serves as the main attraction, surrounded by the captivating Mount Batur range. You can find plenty more reasons to linger around the crater itself, while those with a penchant for adventure can also take a winding road down along the lake shore to Toya Bungkah, Ulun Danu Batur temple, and a collection of hot springs. The Kintamani area consists of three main villages, namely Penelokan, Batur, and Kintamani. There are also some old Balinese villages around Batur Lake, often referred to as Bali Aga villages. Penelokan is a popular stopover, serving as a vantage point at the southernmost of the crater rim, offering sweeping views over the Bali volcano.
The fertile Kintamani area is a top producer of fruit and vegetables in Bali. Additionally, the northern part at approximately 400 metres above sea level, is known as the biggest bamboo producer on the island. Lake Batur is the main source of irrigation water for most of Bali. Locals also breed freshwater fish here. The water temperature at the Toya Bungkah hot springs can reach up to 45 degrees Celsius. Kintamani is in Bangli, the only district on the island without a shoreline. The best panoramic views are enjoyed from 10:00 to 15:00. Hiking up Mount Batur usually takes at least three hours. Official guides are recommended, and it’s best to organise them through travel agents. Lucky for you - we plan all of the logistics out for you
Either way - our love for Indonesia is too big for us to handle, so that's why we want you to come travel with us and feel the same love for Indonesia that we do! From pristine beaches, to orangutans, to volcanic craters - this is definitely a trip to remember!