Indonesia is strung out like a necklace of islands at the crossroads of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, amidst a landscape of breathtaking proportions, whose melting-pot of backgrounds, cultures and religions combines in a fascinating patchwork. Any number of richly diverse options await the visitor.
Mystical as you make offerings in the temples of Prambanan on exotic Java, Uluwatu and Tanah Lo on delightful Bali, then visit Toraja on Sulawesi and the archaeological site of Borobudur at Java, a gem of Buddhist art.
Energetic as you surf the waves at Bali, go diving at Flores, Sulawesi and Gili, the little sister of Lombok. Go hiking in the paddy fields in the vicinity of Ubud at Bali or climbing in the unforgettable Rinjani mountains (Lombok), Batur (Bali) and Kelimutu (Flores), without forgetting the active Bromo volcano at Java.
And between mangroves, heavenly beaches and turquoise lagoons, colourful festivals and traditional performances, the warm welcome of Yogyakarta and the super-charged Jakarta, Indonesia will take you on a never-ending journey of discovery.
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