Why should you holiday in Indonesia?
Indonesia consists of 18,000 islands spread across an area from the Asian mainland to Australia. Not only does this mean great geographical differences but large historical and cultural differences, too, making Indonesia an exciting travel destination.
Indonesia is located on the Pacific “ring of fire”, which is the term applied to the chain of volcanoes around the Pacific coasts.
Travel to Indonesia and experience soaring volcanoes, amazing temples, wonderful tropical beaches with some of the world’s best coral reefs, exciting wildlife and a diversity without equal.
You could spend months travelling in Indonesia, but at the heart of the island nation are four of Indonesia’s most exciting islands. Each island has a character of its own, and even after a short trip from island to island, it feels like arriving in a whole new country.
Our holidays in Indonesia
We currently offer eight different holidays to Indonesia, each based on four of the most exciting islands: Bali, Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi.
Read more about the experiences that await you on a holiday on the different islands below.
Bali, or the Island of the Gods, is one of Indonesia’s undisputed highlights. The little island offers majestic scenery, beautiful Hindu temples and white bounty beaches, which are perfect for the beach holiday of your life.
We currently offer six different tours to Bali, including one that combines Java with a beach holiday in Bali. Selected tours can be rounded off with a tour to Komodo Islands or the Gili Islands.
Some amazing highlights await you in Bali:
- Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali and a must-see on your tour. Ubud is scenically located between lush mountains and emerald green rice terraces. Explore the town by bicycle or visit some of the surrounding crafts villages.
- There’s no escaping the beautiful Hindu temples on your tour, which exist in their thousands. Visit, for example, the Besakih Temple, Bali’s most important and most sacred temple, or Tanah Lot, which is beautifully located by the sea and is one of Bali’s most important landmarks.
- Bali also has a lot to offer in the way of nature and wildlife. Bali National Park is home to the highly endangered Bali myna bird and the park is the ideal place to go trekking. On the island of Menjangan, you can snorkel at the world famous coral reef, and Lovina Beach offers playful dolphins.
- Bali’s beaches are quite outstanding. Round off your holiday with a beach holiday in Sanur, which, with its miles of white sandy beaches is one of Bali’s most popular seaside resorts, , or in Seminyak, which is known to be Bali’s hippest and most exclusive seaside resort.
Java is one of the world’s most densely populated islands, but you have no perception of this outside the towns and cities. Java is located on the Indonesian “ring of fire”, and wherever you are, you will enjoy a fascinating landscape with scenic rice fields and conical volcanoes in the background.
We currently offer one tour to Java, rounding off with a beach holiday in Bali.
Experiences you can enjoy here include:
- Java’s soul in Yogyakarta. The city offers several palaces, including the Sultan’s Palace Kraton Yogyakarta, colourful markets and proud traditions of batik and other Javanese handicrafts.
- Visit the magnificent, UNESCO-protected Borobudur Temple north-west of Yogyakarta. Borobudur dates back to the 8th or 9th century and is one of the world’s largest Buddhist monuments.
- Don’t miss Java’s beautiful volcanoes. Experience the sunrise on the Mount Bromo volcano and trek to the top of the smaller Mount Ijen volcano, where you can experience the beautiful turquoise crater lake at an altitude of around 2,300 metres.
Sumatra is Indonesia’s largest island, offering real adventure in the form of unique scenery with tropical rainforests, rivers and lush volcanic landscapes.
We currently offer one tour to Sumatra.
Experiences you can enjoy here include:
- The Gunung Leuser National Park is one of Sumatra’s main attractions. The national park is known for its dense rainforest, which is home to one of the last orangutan populations on Sumatra. See the beautiful animals in their natural habitat in the park.
- Discover Sipiso-piso, one of Indonesia’s highest waterfalls , at 120 metres high, and the world’s largest crater lake, Toba. By Lake Toba, you will also find the beautiful, boat-shaped long houses in the local villages.
- Meeting local tribespeople. In the Batak Karo villages, you can experience traditional longhouses, where up to 12 families may be living at once. The tribe is particularly famous for their iconic, boat-shaped roofs.
Few people visit Sulawesi, but the adventurers who do can enjoy wild nature and some of Indonesia’s most fascinating and exotic tribes.
We currently offer one tour to Sulawesi, where, among other things, you:
- Visit the local Kajang tribe in Tanjung Bira. The tribal people live in the forest and are guided by animistic beliefs. They only wear black, as this is the first colour you see when lying in your mother’s belly, and the last one you see before leaving this world again.
- Gain an insight into the fishermen’s everyday lives on Lake Tempe, where they live in floating houses.
- Visit the enchanting Toraja highlands, with small villages and rolling rice fields. Here, you can meet the Torajas, descendants of boat people, who now live in houses with boat-shaped roofs.
Want to know more about our tours to Indonesia?
Our tours are package holidays, including flights, hotels and excursions.
Read more about the different package holidays by clicking on “Read more” further up the page. On our tour pages, you will find more information about what you can experience on the tour, including the highlights of the tour, the itinerary, what is included, the price and much more besides.
Obtain a quote for the tour you are interested in is easy. Fill out the information under “ENQUIRE NOW” and we will send you a quote based on the details you provide.
If you would like to book the tour, please follow the instructions in your quote.
You can also obtain more practical information about travelling in Indonesia on our “Practical information” page.
If you have any further questions about Indonesia, about booking the tour or about our other tours in East and Southeast Asia, you are very welcome to contact our travel consultants, who have extensive experience of our destinations.
Our travel consultants are here to take your call from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm on tel. 0845 528 1416, or you can send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to sending you on the holiday of your lifetime. Asiatours.co.uk – Asia with Passion!