Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world with an estimated 17,000 islands.
From Papua in the East to Sumatra in the west the country measures approximately 5000 km and covers 3 time zones. Over 8000 of these islands are inhabited and the population speaks over 300 different languages, Indonesia is rightfully proud of its’ motto “Unity in Diversity”. Many of these islands are of outstanding natural beauty accompanied by unique traditions and cultures to interest any visitor.
A string of volcanoes runs through Sumatra, Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, and then to the Banda Islands of Maluku to northeastern Sulawesi. Of the 400 volcanoes, approximately 150 are currently active. These volcanoes provide a dramatic background to the country, rich natural resources and some picturesque tourist destinations.
Views of volcanoes and rice fields abound wherever you go but Indonesia is also home to one of the last remaining tracts of virgin tropical rainforest which supports many endangered species and some areas have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites or Biosphere Reserves. Many of the untouched beaches in the archipelago are off the beaten track and epitomize the tropical paradise that many of us have in our mind along with opportunities for exciting watersport activities.
As well as diverse cultures and landscapes there are plenty of national parks for the nature lover with endemic animals ranging from Sumatran Tigers to Bornean Orangutan and Komodo Dragons to Papuan Birds of Paradise. Underwater, Marine life in Indonesia is world class and there are marine reserves and parks with diverse seascapes for both divers and snorkelers. In these areas you can experience the wonder of turtles and coral reefs, manta rays and schooling reef fish.
Along with the staple rice, there is a variety of regional food dishes across the country for the bold traveller to sample.
Padang in Sumatra is famous for the spicy cuisine of the Minangkabau people which resembles that from neighboring Malaysia. The Christian Batak and the Balinese have a soft spot for rich pork dishes. The Minahasa in northern Sulawesi are renowned for eating anything from dogs to fruit bats, all of which are generously accompanied by spicy chili.
Indonesia is an incredible destination, full of natural beauty, culture and adventure awaiting you, your friends and your family.
Famous for Borobudur, Prambanan Temple, Ramayana Ballet, Sultan Palace
Famous for its extravagant funerals steeped in ritual
Famous for its traditional villages: Tarung, Waitabar, Rato and Pasola Priest of Lamboya
Famous for its Orang Utan
Famous for its Orang Utan and Dayak Village Cruise
Famous for its Dragon, islands and Marine Life
Famous for three colors Lakes of Kelimutu, Wae Rebo, Spider Web Rice Fields
Famous for Baliem Valley, Bird of Paradise
Famous for its volcanos of Mt Bromo and Mt Ijen
famous for it’s Hindu temples, rice fields, adventure activities and world class resorts, spas and dining
Famous for Gili Terawangan, Kuta Beach, Sade Village, Mt Rinjani
Spice Islands are famous for their colonial history and production of spices, excellent diving and beautiful beaches