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Reasons to Visit Indonesia

  • Volcanos

    Heading up Krakatau is like trekking over Mars and as the guides tell you once you get half way: "No further or our boots melt". The basic nature of camping out on the island is outshone by the fact you will probably be the only people staying overnight and will be sleeping just metres from the ocean in the shadow of a volcano. A beautiful coral reef around one side of the island offers excellent snorkelling and the views over to the peak of the smoking Anak Krakatau are superb.

    Volcanos
  • Beaches

    The most obvious choice for a beach destination in Indonesia would be the island of Bali. Places like Seminyak, Sanur and Jimbiran are idyllic retreats.

    Beaches
  • History & culture

    Indonesia is scattered with many temples and ancient monuments. Perhaps the most famous is the vast pyramidal structure of Borobudur, considered to be one of Southeast Asia’s greatest religious relics. Hundreds of Buddha images stare impassively out over the plains and the detailed galleries and terraces that lead up to its central stupa tell tales of ancient gods and battles.

    History & culture
  • Weather

    There is never really a 'bad' time to go to Indonesia and the weather is good during the British summer months unlike many other Southeast Asian destinations. Even during the wet season, the rain won't dampen the enjoyment of your holiday as it falls in short downpours and it means that the scenery around you will be lush and colourful.

    Weather
  • Wildlife

    Indonesia is home to some incredible wildlife and the national parks in Kalimantan and Sumatra are some of the best places to see it. Trek through jungles, rivers and waterfalls on foot or by elephant to discover the wonders of nature from the orang-utan to the world's largest flower.

    Wildlife

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Visit Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan

Tanjung Puting National Park is one of the more accessible national parks on the island. You can visit the Camp Leakey Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, which cares for orphaned and rescued orang-utans.

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Staying beneath the stars in the middle of the jungle has got to be one of the most magical ways to experience Tanjung Puting.

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Rimba Lodge is set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river beside Tanjung Puting National Park. The 32 rooms all have fans and mosquito drapes as well as western toilets and showers.

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