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 Destination Indonesia

The world's largest archipelago is Indonesia which is composed of over 17,000 islands scattered over 5,000 miles of ocean straddling the Southeast Asian equator. Thare are few places on earth that contain such cultural diversity and geographical extremes as this vast, deeply enigmatic country. Indonesia's catalogue of highlights is further enhanced by the year-round hot climate, and outstanding value for money.

The islands of the East Indies with their array of exotic spices first drew flotillas of English and Dutch ships during the 16th century, some of Europe's most valuable commodities at the time. Today, the majority of visitors flock here to visit the magical island of Bali with its beautiful sandy beaches, verdant landscapes and tropical climate. For the more adventurous, exploring beyond Bali reaps rich rewards. Sumatra offers the orang-utan nature reserve of Bukhit Lawang, the striking vistas of Lake Toba - the world's largest volcanic lake - and the world-renowned surfing destination of Pulau Nias.

At the tip of Java, Jakarta is the vibrant, chaotic capital of Indonesia, while Yogyakarta presents a more traditional face and is the starting point for visits to the enigmatic temple ruins of Borobudur and Paramban as well as the volcanic bright blue lakes and Hindu temples of Dieng Plateau.

The islands of Nusa Tenggara are where the richness of Indonesia's natural environment becomes even more apparent. Lombok island has beaches to rival the world's best and in general offers a more laid back and less touristy experience than Bali; Komodo is the tiny island that is home to the prehistoric Komodo Dragon, while Flores has intriguing cultures and the extraordinary coloured lakes of Kelimutu.

North of Java, the vast jungles of Kalimantan are one of the least explored areas in the world. Visitors return enthralled from their encounters with the local people and spectacularly diverse fauna and flora. Sulawesi is similarly unexplored, although somewhat more accessible to visitors, and offers gorgeous beaches perfect for soaking up the never-ending sunshine.

At some point in your life you have to come here, and once you do it is likely you will return again and again. There is quite possibly nowhere more exhilarating on earth...

 

 Featured Tour - Indonesia

 


Scenic East and Besakih - Bali, Indonesia

The eastern part of Bali is dominated by the presence of the towering Mount Agung, Bali's most sacred and highest volcano that erupted violently in 1963. This interesting day tour begins with the small town of Gianyar and Klungkung you visit the Kertagosa, an ancient court house with typical Kamasa Wayang painted on its ceilings depicting scenes of punishment and rewards in the afterlife. Proceed to Goa Lawah and Tenganan, the village of the aga tribe who has its own culture and lives in a totally different style of architecture. You can also admire the panoramic view of Bukit Jambul while having lunch. The afternoon is devoted to the most beautiful and large temple in Bali, Besakih temple. Besakih Temple, built on one of its slopes, is regarded to be the biggest and the holiest temple in Bali and it is one of the tour's highlights. Call WHOSE Travel to reserve or book online here. .... More information

Departure Date: Every Day
Duration: 8 hours
Price:  From 40 US Dollars

 

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