Tours of Indonesia allow you to go from pristine beaches to cultural hubs; exploring the culture of each of the country’s unique islands. Perhaps the most popular island is Bali, where you’ll find elegant beach resorts, lively shopping centres, rice paddies and the ancient monkey temple forest. Lombok is quiet and rural, perfect for learning to surf or hiking to waterfalls. Komodo is home to the unique Komodo dragons and its own style of spectacular landscape. If you’re looking for culture, choose Java, while the Gili Islands are serene and offer idyllic white beaches.
Speak to our Destination Specialists and we’ll help you choose a bespoke luxury Indonesia tour. Get to know the country’s culture and many beautiful attractions on our Highlights of Indonesia Tour. Explore the National Museum, the Presidential Summer Palace, tea plantations and traditional shows as you journey around Java. You can also swim in natural hot springs, shop in designer outlets and enjoy delicious street food in the markets. Alternatively, our Dances, Dragons & Magical Lakes (West to East) tour of Indonesia takes you from lively Bali to laid back Lombok and the unique landscapes of Komodo Island.
For a laid back luxury tour of Indonesia, book our Explore Lombok and Gili Nanggu Tour. Spend five days enjoying the beaches and beautiful landscapes of these pretty islands. In Lombok you can visit rural villages, buy locally made pottery and enjoy the little towns dotted along the coast. Spend a day in Gili Nanggu, where you can snorkel or scuba dive with colourful coral and fish or relax on the white sands of the beach.
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“Most people flock to the coastal resorts of Bali, and though these offer paradise, palm-clad photo-opportunities, spend some blissful moments amid the stepped rice paddies and rainforest retreats found towards the centre of the island.”
Komodo National Park is an absolute must. It is a beautifully preserved eco-system. The landscape is other-worldly, not like anything I’ve ever experienced, plus there’s a feeling of isolation here that you’ll never forget. When you meet your first Komodo dragon, trust us when I say you’ll be utterly spellbound."
“Bali is immensely spiritual. Take time out to explore the local culture of this enchanting island. Wander off the beaten track, observe the stone carvings and the religious offerings. Absorb its Hindu-Buddhist culture, the exquisite dress and local customs of its people and sample some of the handicrafts they make here."
Frequently Asked Questions
How many islands are there in Indonesia?
Latest studies conducted by satellite now suggest there are approximately 18,300 islands in the archipelago of Indonesia, with only a third of these being inhabited. If you like castaway bliss, you’re in the right place.
What is the capital of Indonesia?
The capital of Indonesia is not Singapore or Bali. It is, in fact, Jakarta; a busy metropolis of 10 million people, famous for its knobbly, pungent durian fruit and also for not actually being a city – Jakarta is classified as a province or a special metropolitan district.
What is Indonesian food like?
Indonesian food is intense, it is diverse and varies by region. Sweet, salty, sour and spicy classic South East Asian flavours abound, influenced by Indian, Chinese, Malaysian and Thai cuisine not to mention elements of Thai cookery too. There’s plenty to savour, from moreish peanut satay, to sides of spicy sambal, the everyday salad that is gado-gado to the soy-based recipes tofu and tempeh. Hungry?
Indonesia has to be explored at your own pace and leisure. Inland you’ll be amazed at how many shades of green it is possible to see on one trip. Sailing through this spectacular archipelago you’ll spot miles of empty coastlines, golden sands without a soul in sight. Hunt for traditional crafts, indulge at fragrant restaurants and food stalls. Oh, and when in Java – drink coffee the local way – sublime.
Why you'll love Indonesia...
• Tucking into tasty street food while admiring the architectural wonders of Singapore
• The diverse culture from Sumatra to Senggigi
• Enjoying the privilege of snorkelling and diving in Gili Nanggu
• Discovering the traditional villages and coloured lakes of Flores
• Taking in the enchanting landscape of Komodo National Park
• Meditating at ancient temples while avoiding mischievous monkeys in Bali
• Having an entire beach to yourself in Lombok
• Riding in a horse-drawn taxi on the Gili Islands
Did you know?
• It takes over 12 hours of flying time to get from one end of the country (Northern Sumatra) to the extreme southern edge (West Papua Guinea)
• It has more volcanoes than any other in the world, including the infamous Krakatoa
• The world’s largest flower is found here (Sumatra) the Rafflesia Arnoldi
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