Consisting of thousands of islands, Indonesia is rich with tropical oceans, delicious fruits, and impressive volcanoes. Even with the nation’s large population, there are many opportunities to escape the crowds by visiting the country’s outer islands, rainforests, and beaches.
Over the millennia, Indonesia has been controlled by many world superpowers – including the Dutch, French, British, and Portuguese. Since the end of World War II, Indonesia has remained a free nation with a constitutional government.
Because of this diverse history, Indonesia has a unique blend of island culture, making it a unique experience for any world traveler. If you enjoy meeting new people, you will undoubtedly find the locals to be as beautiful as the oceans.
Indonesia offers as many adventures above sea as it does under the water. For the adventurous, try trekking through the Mayong Village's beautiful farmland, admire the Borobudur temple ruins, or hike around Ijen Crater. Meanwhile, those looking to relax in the sun may enjoy the many island-hopping boat tours, all-inclusive resorts, and secluded white sand beaches.
When ready to spend time indoors, visit the local theaters, metropolitan shopping centers, and boutique art shops found throughout many of the islands. If at all possible, enjoy a show at the Bali Theater - an activity consistently ranked as one of the top 10 things to do in Indonesia.
With over 250 airports, 20 of which are international, flying to and around Indonesia can be done with relative ease. While Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) is the primary airport in the capital city of Jakarta, Juanda International Airport (SUB) and Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) are the second and third most trafficked international airports.
Once in the country, AirAsia, Kal Star Aviation and Lion Air provide low-cost routes throughout the many Indonesia islands. When planning your trip from any Western nation, remember to get your passport and visa ahead of time.
Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.