Every island in Indonesia carries its own unique spirit, but each one is drenched in mysticism and a touch of magic. On Java, you can wander between giant Buddha statues buried in the jungle at sunrise. Bali is packed with peace-loving atmosphere. Sleep in dream-like water palaces and wander through the emerald rice paddies surrounding arty Ubud. For something really special, stay on Samosir, a Sumatran island marooned in the glassy waters of a volcanic crater lake.
Indonesia is home to a mind-boggling menu of beaches, from hidden bays to black volcanic sands and near-abandoned islands. Escape to the gorgeous Gili Islands, free from both traffic and worries. With clear waters, white sands and swaying coconut palms, they’re about as close to paradise as you can get. For the ultimate Robinson Crusoe sensation, head for Cubadak Island off the coast of Sumatra, with just one resort, tropical beaches and all kinds of monkey business taking place between the trees.
Indonesia has more than its fair share of natural beauty, from dense rainforest to endless rice terraces, fiery volcanoes and castaway beaches. When it comes to scenery, it’s very hard to beat. Hike to hidden waterfalls, soak in natural hot springs, climb smoking volcanoes and even take a safari across the savannah of Java’s ‘little Africa’. There’s a breathtaking view around every bend, so get prepared to be knocked sideways. Be sure to look at our Indonesia trekking trips.
Indonesia’s islands are crammed full of wildlife, from swinging orangutans to pangolins, wild dolphins and sea turtles. Surprisingly, you can even take a safari across Java’s hidden savanna in search of grazing sambar deer. Sleep in the heart of the rainforest and snorkel through coral canyons packed with skittish rainbow fish. It’s a real walk on the wild side.
|Duration:||14 days / 13 nights (flexible)|
|Itinerary:||Ubud - Munduk - Lovina - Candidasa - Gilis - Sanur|
Whether you’re desperate for a different take on relaxation, or keen to jump into an adventure, we've put together a handy guide on where to go and when.
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