Indonesia is located in the continent Asia and consists of no fewer than 17.000 islands. Exactly how many islands there are is not clear to this day. Indonesia has a tropical climate. The best time to travel may vary slightly per island. But for the most part, the dry period, which runs from June to October, is the best travel time.
Traveling to Indonesia should be on everyone's bucket list. This country has so much to offer. Rugged landscapes with active volcanoes. Beautiful white sandy beaches surrounded by meters high palm trees. An underwater world that you say you to. Deep green rice fields, and a beautiful culture.
There is so much to experience in this country that you can easily travel around here for a few months. It can therefore be quite difficult to determine an itinerary for Indonesia. That is why we went looking for the 5 most special places in Indonesia.
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1. Take a boat tour around the Komodo Islands from Flores
De Komodo Islands lie between the islands Flores en Sumbawa. From Labuan Bajo in Flores it is possible to make a multi-day tour to this national park. The national park is best known for the Komodo dragon that still lives here in the wild. However, this is only a small part of all the beauty that can be found in this national park.
If you choose to take a multi-day boat trip here, you will be blown away by the beauty that can be found here. An amazing underwater world with thousands of fish and beautifully colored coral. Snorkel with Manta Rays several meters wide. Chilling on a pink beach with clear blue water. Enjoy beautiful deep red sunsets, and be blown away by the iconic view from Padar Island. It is a place you must visit once in your life. There are not many more beautiful places in the world.
2. Visit rugged Nusa Penida & Nusa Lembongan off the coast of Bali
De Nusa Islands are an hour's boat ride from the immensely popular Bali. On Nusa penida you will find rugged landscapes with beautiful beaches. The best way to discover the island is on a scooter. Drive on the bumpy roads surrounded by nature.
Nusa Lembongan is a wonderful place to discover the underwater world. You can make beautiful snorkeling or diving trips here. You then arrive via the famous yellow bridge Nusa ceningan rightly so, a small island connected to Nusa Lembongan. The atmosphere on the islands is slightly different, and it really is one of those places where you want to stay longer than expected.
3. Look for Orangutans in Sumatra
Sumatra is one of the few places in the world where you can still spot the Orangutans in the wild. The national park Gunung Leuser, that's in Bukit Lawang, is the place for spotting the Orangutans. As soon as you arrive in Bukit Lawang, the jungle vibes already greet you. It's so very green here! The rainforest that can be found in this national park is a pleasant living environment for the Orangutans due to the enormous biodiversity that can be found there. Together with a guide you enter the national park in search of the Orangutans. The moment you can see these animals in their natural habitat for the first time is indescribable. Magical, emotional and super impressive.
4. Discover natural wonders in Java on a XNUMX-day tour to Bromo Volcano & Kawah Ijen Crater
One of the most special tours you can do on the island Java is a visit to the bromo volcano & Ijen crater. A trip to both sights is often combined. The tours take place both in the night / early morning. Get ready for a few tiring, but very impressive days.
De bromo volcano is an active volcano with a height of 2329m. Certainly not the highest in Indonesia. But because of its location with 2 other volcanoes in a sand sea, it is very special! Rise early for the sunset and then climb the volcano and experience the powers of this natural wonder.
De Ijen crater crater is best known for its blue fire which you can see here. You will also find the largest high-acid crater lake in the world here. A particularly impressive tour in Indonesia.
5. See the beautiful underwater world and coral reefs on Raja Ampat
As mentioned earlier, Indonesia consists of about 17.000 islands. So there are plenty of diving and snorkeling locations to be found. However, if you are looking for the very best location, you will quickly come to Raja Ampat from. It is perhaps the most beautiful place in the world to discover the underwater world. Due to the enormous biodiversity, you can spot huge schools of fish in all kinds of different colors here. You can encounter manta rays and even sharks here. Or you can enjoy the beautiful coral. If you are a fan of the underwater world, then you have to go here journey.