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Where to go in Indonesia

Where to go in Indonesia

A sprawling archipelago with more than 17,000 islands, 300 ethnicities and countless idyllic landscapes, Indonesia is increasingly ever-intriguing to explore. Worn clichés of island paradise find new vitality here: crystalline tropical waters provide an underwater nirvana whilst palm-lined beaches encircle dense jungles, conjuring daydreams of the exotic, unreachable and untouched. While exploring the multitude of wildlife and natural beauty hotspots, discover the changing languages, culinary traditions, and regions form these isles. Wake up to the morning call to prayer in Yogyakarta, step into a world of tranquility with the chime of church bells in Flores, or enjoy the pristine, twinkling waters around Gillis, before encountering the old man of the forest, the orangutan, in wild Sumatra.


Soft white sand, relaxed and tranquil lifestyles and Hindu temples have always made Bali an attractive destination for cultural travellers, however it is often a hidden gem for excellent wildlife watching. Providing a rich array of tropical habitats for wildlife, both on land and at sea, the chance to enjoy a close encounter with exotic species whilst exploring the island finds its way onto many traveller’s bucket lists. Despite being one of the most populous countries on the planet, so much of Indonesia remains blissfully untouched. Natural beauty abounds, from volcanoes to waterfalls, rainforests to coral reefs. It’s just one of the paradoxes of this country: alongside luxury accommodation and bustling tourist hubs you can find jaw-dropping natural scenery and one of the richest sources of biodiversity on the planet. So rich, in fact, that the government estimates more than half the species in Indonesia remain unrecorded.

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park, located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, is composed of three major islands (Rinca, Komodo, and Padar) and numerous smaller ones, all of them of volcanic origin. Located at the juncture of two continental plates, this national park constitutes the “shatter belt” between the Australian and Sunda ecosystems. The dry climate has triggered specific evolutionary adaptation within the terrestrial flora that range from open grass-woodland savanna to tropical deciduous (monsoon) forest and quasi cloud forest. The rugged hillsides and dry vegetation highly contrast with the sandy beaches and the blue coral-rich waters.

Raja Ampat

Situated off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on Papua, the most eastern island of the Indonesian Archipelago, Raja Ampat is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. For underwater enthusiasts, Raja Ampat definitely offers some of the world’s ultimate experience. The territory within the islands of the Four Kings is enormous, covering 9.8 million acres of land and sea, home to 540 types of corals, more than 1,000 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks. This makes it the most diverse living library for the world's coral reef and underwater biota. According to a report developed by The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International, around 75% of the world's species live here! Raja Ampat’s sheer numbers and diversity of marine life and its huge pristine coral reef systems are a scuba dream come true – and a fantastic site for snorkelers too.

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