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Best Things To Do in Indonesia

Indonesia travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Indonesia - Family Fun! Bathe Elephants in the Batang Serangan River
Family Fun! Bathe Elephants in the Batang Serangan River
Take the family for a fun outing bathing the gentle elephants of Sumatra in the Batang Serangan River. This fun activity allows you to get up close with these magnificent beasts like you never can in the wild, an experience you and the kids will cherish forever. See More >
Indonesia - Dampier Strait - The Creme Of Raja Ampat's Dive Sites
Dampier Strait - The Creme Of Raja Ampat's Dive Sites
The creme-de-la-creme of Indonesia's dive paradise, Raja Ampat. It literally does not get better for dive enthusiasts. See More >
Indonesia - Togean Islands - Indonesia's Unique Dive Paradise
Togean Islands - Indonesia's Unique Dive Paradise
Remote and secluded, the only way to access them is to sail to them - but trust us, their singular beauty and pristine dive sites makes it all worth it, and will make it even harder for you to leave. See More >
Indonesia - Bali Treetop Adventure in Tabanan
Bali Treetop Adventure in Tabanan
A guaranteed day of fun for the whole family, including kids of all ages. Enjoy the tree-top adventures, a super fun circuit of 72 obstacles through a spectacular forest that includes a 160 m zipline that brings you back to earth! See More >
Indonesia - The Remote Satonda Volcano - With A Sea-Water Crater-Lake
The Remote Satonda Volcano - With A Sea-Water Crater-Lake
Virtually impossible to reach, unless you sail there; the solitude that this unique salt-water crater volcano provides is unbeatable. Which is almost as interesting as the folklore surrounding it. See More >
Indonesia - Komodo Island - Home To The World's Most Enigmatic Reptile
Komodo Island - Home To The World's Most Enigmatic Reptile
To come to Indonesia and not visit the lush habitat of the world's most famous 3-metre long monitor lizard would be a shame. The Komodo National Park is home to over 4000 lizards, surrounded by red volcanoes, deep jungles and lush mangroves. Trek with a seasoned guide to see the dragons up close. Scuba diving enthusiasts, the waters off this coast are some of the most bountiful in all of Indonesia.  See More >
Indonesia - Sangeang - Dive Around An Active Volcano
Sangeang - Dive Around An Active Volcano
The rich fertile soil of an active volcano guarantees a profusion of marine wildlife. Dive around the unique twin-coned volcano and marvel at the burst of coral colors on its underwater slopes; that, and the droves of magestic mantas that swoop through the plankton-rich waters. See More >
Indonesia - Hang with Orangutans in Sumatra
Hang with Orangutans in Sumatra
Meet the marvellous and acutely endangered orang-utans in the Gunung Leuser National Park. Apart from being a safe sanctuary for these magnificent primates, the park is also a heritage site protecting the tropical rainforest of Sumatra. A must for wildlife buffs. See More >
Indonesia - Endangered species at the Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali!
Endangered species at the Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali!
Your finest genuine African experience outside of Africa, in tropical Bali! This theme lodge has several rehabilitated species, including endangered ones, that live and roam free in the wild. Don't be surprised to see rhinos and zebras grazing out of your luxury cottage window! A winner for family and kids. See More >
Indonesia - Raja Ampat - Indonesia's Most Celebrated Dive Spot
Raja Ampat - Indonesia's Most Celebrated Dive Spot
This should be on every scuba-diver's bucket list; and some say just once is not enough. Just sail around these waters and plunge in, and you will know why. See More >
Indonesia - Gilli Islands - Dive In The Turtle Capital Of The World
Gilli Islands - Dive In The Turtle Capital Of The World
The Gilli Islands attract scuba divers and sun-loving snorkelers from all over the globe; secluded from the tourist droves, these islands are accessible only by yacht or sea-plane, and have no cars or motorbikes, just miles of sun-drenched beaches and coral reefs. See More >
Indonesia - The Temples of the Sacred Monkey Forest
The Temples of the Sacred Monkey Forest
A 2-in-1 day out for the family! Enjoy a tour of the Sacred Monkey Forest with its ancient trees and stunning temples dedicated to the - you guessed it - sacred monkey. Round off the day with a buying spree at the local Ubud Market, a cornucopia of the exotic. See More >
Indonesia - Kelimutu - Indonesia's Tri-Colored Lakes
Kelimutu - Indonesia's Tri-Colored Lakes
Visit this unique geological wonder of one volcane with three craters, each a lake of stunning colors that have to be seen to be believed. A beautiful trekking spot, and well-worth the effort to get to the top for the astounding views. See More >

Best time to go to Indonesia

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Peak ( May - Aug )

Warm, dry days, glorious sunshine and clear blue skies make this the best time for visiting Indonesia. Wildlife watching is at its peak, especially the orangutans that particularly playful at this time. Perfect weather for trekking too. Book early as all attractions, national parks and hotels will fill up fast.

Shoulder ( Apr , Sep - Oct )

Towards end-April is when the crowds come, so take advantage of lesser tariffs and easier availability in the early part of the month, when the days start to get dry and warm. October sees the last of warm and sunny weather, however Sumatra is particularly wet so best to avoid. The perfect time to grab the best holiday bargains.

Low ( Nov - Mar )

Heavy rains and stifling humidity marks this season, except the north of Indonesia. Despite that Christmas is still a hot travel-time for Bali and Sulawesi so book in advance. Intrepid tourists will still hold out for the occasionally sunny days and avail of rock-bottom prices at hotels and resorts.

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