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Indonesia - Your next favourite adventure

Indonesia, a country known for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine, is the largest archipelago in the world, with over 17,000 islands, each with its unique identity and charm.

From the bustling cities to the remote villages, Indonesia has something for everyone.

Get inspired to plan your own Indonesian adventure with my in-depth guides and best travel tips.

Best travel time

The best time to visit Indonesia is during dry season from April to October.

Local currency

Indonesia's currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), with 1 € = 16.575,02 IDR.

Learn to say hi

The language in Indonesia is Indonesian, or Bahasa. "Halo" means hello, "Terima kasih" means thank you, and "Selamat tinggal" means goodbye.

Epic 3-week Indonesia trip

Embark on an epic 3 week trip to Indonesia and explore some of the most iconic destinations in the country.

Start your journey in Central Java, visiting the majestic Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the cultural city of Yogyakarta.
Head east to Malang and hike to the stunning Mount Bromo, and visit the famous Ijen Crater.

Hop over to Bali and indulge in the vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and delicious cuisine, in places like Ubud, Canggu, Uluwatu and Munduk.

Take the ferry to Nusa Penida, a small island just off the coast of Bali, to witness incredible viewpoints and beautiful beaches like the famous Kelingking Beach or Diamond Beach.

A must during your trip to Indonesia is a visit to Komodo National Park, to witness the largest lizards in the world, the Komodo dragons. This place is also a dream for snorkeling and exploring beautiful coral reefs.

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Amazing experiences in Indonesia

Indonesia is known for its breathtaking natural wonders, like the famous Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the endangered Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. 

For an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon, head to Java and Bali for sunrises over active volcanoes Mount Bromo, Kawah Ijen, and Mount Batur.

If you’re looking for a more adventurous experience, Nusa Penida offers stunning viewpoints that are not for the faint-hearted. From Kelingking Beach to Broken Beach, you’ll find yourself in awe of the beautiful scenery.

Explore the cities of Indonesia

Indonesia has many beautiful cities worth visiting, each with its unique charm. Yogyakarta is known for its rich Javanese culture and historical landmarks like Borobudur Temple.

Malang, a city in East Java, is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, including waterfalls, mountains, and hot springs.

Canggu, a vibrant coastal town in Bali, is a surfer’s paradise with great waves and stunning beaches. Uluwatu is another popular destination for surfers, with towering cliffs and breathtaking ocean views.

Munduk, a small town in the north of Bali, offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls, it’s the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature.

Ubud, known as the cultural heart of Bali, is a hub for arts, crafts, and traditional performances. With its rice paddies, temples, and yoga studios, it’s the perfect place for a spiritual and cultural experience.

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Delicious food in Indonesia

Indonesian cuisine is a melting pot of flavours and spices. One of the most famous dishes is nasi goreng, a rice-based dish with meat, vegetables, and spices. Another popular dish is rendang, a spicy meat curry that originates from West Sumatra.

For something sweet, try klepon, a traditional Indonesian dessert made of glutinous rice flour, palm sugar, and grated coconut. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try durian, a unique fruit known for its pungent aroma.

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