|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.