Indonesia is the World's Greatest Archipelago with more than 17 500 tropical islands. Located in the heart od the Pacific Asia, bordered by the Indian Ocean, this beautiful country is undoubtedly the perfect destination for those who love tropical islands, as well as incredible and wild landscapes.
The country is home of over 700 ethnic groups, all well-known for their wide culture, friendliness and openess. Architecture is also an important part of the Indonesian culture, diplaying all over the country in Hindu & Buddhit monuments. Indonesian wildlife also is incredibility rich and gathers many kinds of exotic animals (komodo dragon, tigers, elephants, kangaroos, birds of paradise). The country is part of the Coral Trinagle thanks to its rich underwater biodiversity.
Weather you are visiting Indonesia for nature and adventure or for farniente and shopping, you may all find a reason to visit this beautiful country.
A two-day break
Bali remains the most famous and most popular travel destination in Indonesia, so it’s a great place to start your trip. Some of the best beaches in Bali are Nusa Dua Beach, Sanur Beach, Geger Beach, and Padang-Padang Beach. The beaches are the big draw, but this area is also well-known for diving, surfing, its food, temples, and art. This is also a great place for nightlife. Seminyak, Sanur, Kuta, and Nusa Dua are some of the most popular nightlife spots.
Day 1 - You can start Bali's discovery visiting the Royal Temple of Taman Ayun in Mengwi, and then stop at one of the best rice1terraces on top of the hill. There you can dsicover the tropical fruits market and the Lake temple of Bedugul ulun danu. You may obverse monkeys along the way to the next stop at Lovina beach where you can swim with dolphins.
Day 2 - Start your day at Banjar Hot Springs, located in the middle of a tropical jungle where you can enjoy a long bath in a warn natural pool made of sulphuric water. Then you can head to the Elephant cave, Kintamani village and lake batur. You can end your day in Kuta Beach in order to admire the sunset.
A week-long stay
Day 1- You can start your Indonesian week visiting Yogyakarta city in Java, where you’ll find the world's biggest budhist temple & Prambanan, an hindu temple.
Day 2 - Head to Seminyak in Bali in order to enjoy shopping, local coktails in one of the many trendy bars of the aera. You can also enjoy one of the beautiful beaches that Bali offers. You can end your day staying at the Kyriad Villa Seminyak where dining options
Day 3 & 4 - Start your day visiting Jimbaran, a famous fisherman village. You can then head to Uluwatu's temple, where you can admire its beautiful architecture and take some time to visit the temple. In Bukit peninsula, in the south of the isle, Nusa Dua also is a great place to visit.
Day 5 & 6 - You can dedicate you day exploring the east coast of Bali : Ubud Village, Mas Village the "woodcarving" to see some amazing wood sculptures? Then you can visit Celuk for silver jewellry craftman.
Indonesia also is a great destination for family trips as the country gathers a full range of acitvities for children such as water sports and adventure trips.
You can easily move along the islands (Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumatera, Kalimantan and Sulawesi by car or bus. You can also use the train and taxis services are available in all large cities. However, the easiest way to visit the islands remains the scooter, that you can rent all over the country.
Indonesian cuisine is well-known for its colors, flavors and diversity thanks to its indigenous heritage and foreign influences. Indonesia counts more than 5000 traditional recipes.
Three of the most popular Indonesian dishes remains Rendang (made of beef or chicken cooked with coconut milk and various spices and served with rice) Nasi Goreng (sauted rice with vegetables and meat) and Satay (grilled meat).
Bali Arts Festival is considered as one of the most important celebration of the year. The festival is made of colorful music and various art performances. The festival takes place in Bali every year in June and July.
Galungan is celebrated every 210th day of the year. This is a 3-day event based on Pawukon Calendar where you can find street’s decorations and villagers wearing ceremonial outfits and parading in the streets.
Independence Day in Indonesia was proclaimed on August 17, 1945. Its celebration consists in various activities, contests and a parade of marching bands.
Nyepi Day in Bali is a New Year’s celebration unlike anywhere else on the planet. Also known as Bali’s celebration of the Saka NewYear and the Bali Day of Silence, it is ultimately the quietest day of the year, when all of its inhabitants abide by a set of local rules that brings all routine activities to a complete halt. The roads all over Bali are void of any traffic and nobody steps outside.