INDONESIA

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Bukit Lawang: 3.555262, 98.144780
Mount Batukaru: -8.334722, 115.087778
Wakatobi: -5.326444, 123.595192
Language: Indonesian Packlist
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

1. BUKIT LAWANG

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.

2. MOUNT BATUKARU

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.

3. WAKATOBI

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.

World-class diving at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Sulawesi

Wakatobi — a true macro diving paradise in Indonesia

Fluo diving — a psychedelic disco light show underwater

  • Wakatobi Dive Resort from above Wakatobi Dive Resort from above
  • A view of the beach villas at Wakatobi Dive Resort A view of the beach villas at Wakatobi Dive Resort
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  • The beautiful gardens at Wakatobi DIve Resort The beautiful gardens at Wakatobi DIve Resort
  • One of the dive boats at Wakatobi Dive Resort waiting for its guests One of the dive boats at Wakatobi Dive Resort waiting for its guests
  • Beach view of Wakatobi Dive Resort Beach view of Wakatobi Dive Resort
  • The empty beach in front of the eco-lodge Wakatobi Dive Resort The empty beach in front of the eco-lodge Wakatobi Dive Resort
  • Sunset seen from Wakatobi Dive Resort Sunset seen from Wakatobi Dive Resort
  • Coral reef of the Banda Sea on the way to Wakatobi Coral reef of the Banda Sea on the way to Wakatobi
  • A rich coral wall at Wakatobi Marine Park A rich coral wall at Wakatobi Marine Park
  • An artsy anchor coral at the macro diving paradise of Wakatobi Marine Park An artsy anchor coral at the macro diving paradise of Wakatobi Marine Park
  • Anemone fish at Wakatobi Marine Park Anemone fish at Wakatobi Marine Park
  • The Bargibant pygmy seahorse is a signature animal 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 Dozens of nudibranchs call Wakatobi Marine Park their home, like this Chromodoris Willani
  • A Chromodoris Kuniei sea slug at Wakatobi Marine Park A Chromodoris Kuniei sea slug at Wakatobi Marine Park
  • A party transparent bubble coral shrimp 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 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 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 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 A large anemone glowing during a fluo dive at Wakatobi Marine Park