Colourful and exotic Indonesia

25 March 2020

The archipelago of Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands spread across 3,000 miles of ocean in Southeast Asia. From Komodo dragons, orangutans and coral reefs to mystic cultures, gorgeous beaches and active volcanoes, Indonesia’s sheer diversity of options for touring is simply mind-boggling.

Best time to visit Indonesia
Although the weather is pleasant for most of the year, the best time to visit Indonesia is in the dry season, between May and September. Monsoons can make more remote areas all but inaccessible in the wet months, but tourist hotspots like Bali, Java and Sumatra are always enjoyable.

Recommended length of stay: A minimum of three to five nights to explore Bali, or ten to fourteen days to visit multiple islands

Local currency: Indoneisan Rupiah (IDR)


Top three experiences

Sunrise at Borobudur
Watch the day’s first rays illuminate the UNESCO heritage site of Borobudur. Explore this massive Buddhist monument and its surroundings, being captivated by the legends and architectural beauty of Java’s most famous temples.

Explore the lakes and hills of Bali
Escape to the cool highlands of Bedugul to discover Bali’s lakes and hills. Browse local markets, walk through lush forests, admire mountain lakes and tour the iconic Ulun Danu Temple.

Experience the culinary delights of Seminyak
Taste authentic Indonesian cuisine bursting with exotic flavours, starting with a sundowner at a stylish rooftop bar, and wrapping up with dessert amid illuminated rice paddies.

Where would you like to visit on your next adventure? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made holiday, or read our Authentic Encounters brochure for more inspiration.

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