The Only Fun-Packed Guide You Need For Your Indonesia Trip!

what you should include in your activity itinerary
By: Nina Shahriman
May 24, 2022

The Republic of Indonesia is the world’s biggest island republic, with over 17,000 islands and a population of over 225 million people. It is located in Southeast Asia. Indonesia runs from Aceh in the north to Papua in the south, covering a total area of 1.9 million square kilometres. Indonesia, which straddles the equator, has a tropical climate with dry and wet seasons, while temperatures and humidity are high all year. With that, if you’re planning a trip to Indonesia, Glitz is talking about what you should include in your activity itinerary.

1. Mount Bromo

Indonesia is located on the Ring of Fire, which contains some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Many of the country’s volcanoes, like Mount Merapi, are known for their explosive eruptions and breathtaking, but deadly, beauty. Mount Bromo is one of the most well-known, owing to its spectacular vistas, especially when seen from above the crater at sunrise. Bromo’s summit was torn off during an eruption, and white smoke can still be seen billowing from the volcano.

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park encompasses the volcano as well as Mount Semeru, Java’s highest summit. The Tengger people live in the park, an isolated ethnic minority whose ancestors may be traced back to the ancient Majapahit kingdom.

2. Bali’s beautiful beaches

Bali, arguably Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, features a lot of cultural treasures and customs worth seeing. However, for many people, Bali is synonymous with the island’s stunning beaches.

If you’re searching for a beach holiday, come to one of Bali’s luxurious beach resorts and soak up the sun. Warm beaches and clear seas are on everyone’s mind when they visit Bali, and the island does not disappoint. Kuta Beach is the most well-known, and it’s ideal for individuals who want to mix sun, surfing, and socialising. Because of its popularity, there are plenty of restaurants and activities to do in this area.

Nusa Dua is a beautiful beach that attracts fewer people if you’re searching for something a little quieter and less congested. Sanur is the place to go if you want to experience a little more culture as well as enjoy some fantastic water sports.

3. Gili Island

The Gili Islands are a prominent attraction in Lombok, which has become increasingly popular among backpackers and visitors in recent years. These beautiful islands include beaches that match those of Bali, as well as diving and snorkelling at a turtle sanctuary. If you want to see more turtles, visit a turtle hatchery, where hundreds of these critters are hatched every year.

4. Tana Toraja

A trip to Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi Province will not only transport you back in time but will also provide insight into the complexity and diversity of Indonesia’s long-standing civilizations. Tongkonan’s architectural style, which includes boat-shaped residences and other structures, is immediately noticeable, but it is the people who make this slice of natural beauty so remarkable. Visitors visiting the region can visit towns and interact with the inhabitants, or go on a trip through the area’s famously beautiful and unspoiled terrain.

5. Meet the orangutans

Though orangutans may still be found in the wild, numerous sanctuaries have been established to rescue and safeguard them as land development threatens their natural habitat. The world’s biggest orangutan population, as well as other primates, birds, and reptiles, may be found in Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan, Borneo. If you can’t make it to Borneo, orangutans may be seen at the Bohorok Orangutan Centre in Bukit Lawang, a Sumatran jungle tourism hamlet.

6. Komodo Island

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Komodo National Park includes five main islands and a number of smaller ones, as well as the adjacent marine regions. The seas off these islands are among the world’s richest and most diversified. On every visit to the park, the Komodo dragons are the main attraction, but tourists may also go hiking, snorkelling, canoeing, or visiting little towns on the islands. The islands are only accessible by boat, and there is an admission charge as well as extra fees for transportation, guide services, and other activities.

7. Borobudur

This ancient temple is one of Indonesia’s most well-known and culturally significant structures. Borobudur was created in the shape of a classic Buddhist mandala in the 8th century.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist sites in the world. The huge temple was forgotten for centuries when the inhabitants of eastern Java were forced to relocate due to volcanic eruptions. However, it was rediscovered in the 1800s and is now one of Java’s most popular tourist destinations.

Visit at daybreak for a torch-lit ascent up the temple and to witness the complex drenched in sunshine. Borobudur is located in Yogyakarta, a historic Javanese city with a plethora of cultural and historical attractions.

8. Kalimantan

Borneo is one of the few places on the planet that conjures up images of wild, untamed adventure. Borneo is home to orangutans, unique birds, Sumatran rhinos, pygmy elephants, and a variety of other animals, making it one of the most environmentally varied areas on the planet. You may cruise along the Kapuas River, Indonesia’s longest, and see indigenous Dayak settlements in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. 

You may also go jungle hiking to observe some of Borneo’s famous animals up close and personal. Bukit Baka-Bukit Raya National Park is a conservation area in West Kalimantan that encompasses two of Borneo’s tallest mountains and is home to orangutans, clouded leopards, and slow lorises, sun bears, and a variety of other animals.

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