|Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)||Eco-Lodges|
|Size: 1,904,569 km² / 735,358 mi²||Favorite Restaurants|
|Landscape: rainforest, beaches, mountains, highlands||Eco Tour Operators|
|Activities: hiking, diving, snorkeling, river excursions, wildlife watching, swimming, surfing|
Consisting of thousands of islands of all sizes stretched between the Pacific and Indian oceans, Indonesia is one of the world’s largest countries. With its jungly rainforests that are home to orangutans, elephants and tigers and its beautiful beaches, unspoiled coral reefs, century old temples and timeless traditions, Indonesia is an adventurer’s dream that will keep you coming back many times.
TOP SPOTS IN INDONESIA
Bukit Lawang is a small village located on the Bahorok River in North Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s the staging point for accessing the Gunung Leuser National Park — a beautiful oasis of clean rivers and dense tropical jungles that’s best known for its large population of Sumatran orangutans. Guides will take you on one-day or multiple-day treks into the Park where you can easily spot orangutans, as well as numerous other primates.
Mount Batukaru is the highest peak in Bali’s Bedugul volcanic area, and is one of the few places left in Bali that’s not overrun by tourists. The hike up the mountain takes you through a cool misty rain forest to a summit that provides amazing views of Mount Agung, Lombok and Java if the weather is clear. Local Hindus do this hike each year as part of a religious pilgrimage to one of Bali’s most sacred temples Pura Luhur Batukaru, located on the slopes of the mountain.
For those who love to dive and snorkel, Wakatobi Marine Park is as close to perfect as you’ll find anywhere. Located hundreds of miles from civilization in the remote Sulawesi, the water here is crystal blue, the beaches golden pristine and the marine life unparalleled. Known for its diversity of species, one of the trademarks here are the many pygmy seahorses which inhabit the coral. Other macro diving delights include an incredible variety of nudibranches of all shapes sizes and colors. The Wakatobi Dive Resort has a number of exquisite private bungalows, first class service and dining and all the diving your heart desires.
- Wakatobi Dive Resort from above
- A view of the beach villas at Wakatobi Dive Resort
- The beautiful gardens at Wakatobi DIve Resort
- One of the dive boats at Wakatobi Dive Resort waiting for its guests
- Beach view of Wakatobi Dive Resort
- The empty beach in front of the eco-lodge Wakatobi Dive Resort
- Sunset seen from Wakatobi Dive Resort
- Coral reef of the Banda Sea on the way to Wakatobi
- A rich coral wall at Wakatobi Marine Park
- An artsy anchor coral at the macro diving paradise of Wakatobi Marine Park
- Anemone fish at Wakatobi Marine Park
- The Bargibant pygmy seahorse is a signature animal at Wakatobi Marine Park
- Dozens of nudibranchs call Wakatobi Marine Park their home, like this Chromodoris Willani
- A Chromodoris Kuniei sea slug at Wakatobi Marine Park
- A party transparent bubble coral shrimp at Wakatobi Marine Park
- Flower pot corals seem to throb with the heartbeat of the reef at Wakatobi Marine Park
- A brain coral coming alive while fluo diving at Wakatobi Marine Park at night
- A whip coral showcases its colorful tenants during at fluo dive at Wakatobi Marine Park
- A large anemone glowing during a fluo dive at Wakatobi Marine Park