Stretching across the Indian Ocean from Sumatra to Papua, Indonesia is a vast country consisting of more than 17,500 islands. Boasting the world’s second longest coastline, fiery volcanoes and stunning wildlife, any holiday to Indonesia will leave you in awe of its outstanding natural landscapes and vibrant culture.
On Indonesia holidays, you can revel in Bali’s artistic culture and dance performances, then attend the island’s colourful kite festival if you don’t want to ride the iconic surf. When you arrive on the island, head to Tanah Lot – one of seven ocean temples in Bali. Explore the labyrinth of sea caves beneath the temple and receive holy blessings, before venturing out to the nearby paddy fields.
Wander over to the abandoned Borobudur Temple back on the mainland – the world’s largest Buddhist temple – and see this huge stone structure which houses hundreds of Buddhas, hidden deep in the jungle. Then, go scuba diving to discover the lively coral reefs spread across Indonesia’s coasts.
Hike the meadowy peaks of Padar Island, one of the three islands in Komodo National Park, and stroll across the white, charcoal and black coloured sands of these incredible coves. There’s plenty of wild and exotic creatures to feast your eyes on, from cheeky temple monkeys, orangutans and elephants, to Komodo dragons.
Admire the views from the volcanic plateaus, which can be found all throughout Indonesia, and take in the lush jungles and paradise beaches of this incredible country for a truly spectacular experience.
Explore the dramatic scenery and keep your eyes peeled for the fearsome Komodo dragons on the beautiful Island of Komodo
Take a hike and soak up the views from Mount Bromo, Indonesia's most active and popular volcano
See monkeys, turtles and colourful fish on an incredible wildlife adventure across Indonesia
Watch the sunrise over the Mount Batur volcano
Absorb the rich culture and diversity throughout Indonesia
Capital City: Jakarta
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
Time difference: GMT + 7 hours
Flight time: 14 hours to Jakarta
Indonesia Trip Ideas
Indonesia is without the doubt one of the most naturally beautiful countries in southeast Asia, but it's often the people who really make the trip special. Nowhere else in the world embraces its differences as much as Indonesia, and with the country motto being 'unity in diversity', you're guaranteed the friendliest of welcomes.
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Places to go in Indonesia
Picture-perfect Bali, famous for its long beaches and climbing rice terraces, is certainly the most well-known island in Indonesia, and due to its long history of being a first-class tourist destination, it's well set up for tourists of any age and interest. Cycling tours, white water rafting and dolphin watching are all on offer, and if you're more adventurous, you can enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Mount Batur volcano.
Just a few miles west is Java, the best place to really get to grips with Indonesia’s rich history and culture. An overland trip by train and car is a brilliant way to see the island, with highlights including the capital city of Jakarta, Borobudur temple, and the infamous Mount Bromo.
However, it’s Indonesia’s lesser known islands that are perhaps the most rewarding. Sumatra, Indonesia's largest island, is dense with rainforest and offers you the chance to see orangutans and elephants. You can dive through spectacular reefs and relax on white sandy beaches in Lombok, or head to Flores and sail around the island of Komodo to see the famous dragons in the National Park.
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Things to do in Indonesia
It’s the unique experiences which make a VIVID trip special, and here are just some of the things you can do during your trip to Indonesia. Experience the real country beyond the obvious, whether you want to snorkel in the Gili Islands, trek the Rainforests, cruise around Komodo Island or embark on a spiritual journey to the many temples.
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Map of Indonesia
When to go to Indonesia
Indonesia enjoys comfortable, warm temperatures all year round. The best time to go is certainly in the dry season, between April and October, in order to really make the most of its stunning landscapes. The wet season, from November to March, does attract heavy afternoon rainfall, but tourists can make the most of the quieter attractions and slightly cooler temperatures.