Ways To Explore Indonesia – The Culturally Diverse Country


Made up of more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia is an incredible travel destination teeming with diversity and so much to see and do for visitors. The country exhibits Mother Nature at its glorious best.

Bespoke luxury holidays are the best way to discover the wonders of Indonesia, so be sure to enlist the services of a luxury travel company that offers personalised and unique holiday experiences. You will get to explore the wonders of this region of the world while doing it in style, your way.

Let’s look at some ways to discover this culturally diverse nation. 

Explore Komodo National Park

The Komodo National Park is home to the Komodo dragon, one of the most unique animals on the planet. Seeing the Komodo dragon is like stepping back in time into the dinosaur age.

Some regions of the Komodo National Park are difficult to access, so one of the best ways to explore the region is by booking an island-hopping cruise aboard the Aqua Blu luxury cruise ship, a 60-metre ocean and sea expedition vessel.

The Komodo National Park is comprised of three main islands and twenty-six smaller islands. Tourists will enjoy some of the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites on the tour, as well as drinking in some of Indonesia’s most eye-catching tropical scenery. You will also stop off at Horseshoe Bay, where you will spot Komodo dragons lumbering along its black sand beaches.

Another highlight of the cruise is visiting Moyo Island, where you will venture into its remote jungles. The jungle is an unspoilt wilderness with many touches of pure paradise. After spending some time basking in the serenity of a hidden cascade, return to the shore to do some snorkelling on Angel Reef. Crystal clear water and colourful coral formations await you. The island is also teeming with native birds, wild oxen and beautiful butterflies. Saleh Bay on Moyo Island is home to many species of whale sharks. 

Bali – A Favourite With Holidaymakers

Bali is arguably Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world who want to experience the region’s sun, surf and sand. There is more to Bali than just tropical beaches though, as the island boasts some of the country’s most pristine and serene hinterland and hidden resorts.

Whether you’re a solo traveller, exploring with your partner or a group of friends, Bali is one of Indonesia’s premier vacation spots and no trip to the country would be complete without visiting Bali. It’s also world-renowned for being a very spiritual island, something you can experience for yourself if you get to know the locals.

The Aqua Blu mentioned earlier in the article, operates a cruise that takes in the stunning Komodo National Park. If your plan is to explore both Bali and the Komodo National Park, then book a holiday package that encompasses both destinations.

Before voyaging on the Aqua Blu in the pristine locations of the Komodo National Park, you’ll spend a few days in Bali in the mystical town of Ubud. The place boasts an artsy culture and you can also get up close and personal with some of the area’s cutest inhabitants, the macaques. These gorgeous little monkeys will keep you entertained as you visit Hindu temples in Ubud’s Monkey Forest.

A Cultural Tour Of Java and Bali

Java is Indonesia’s largest island and is home to stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, fashion and Indonesian art. The city of Yogyakarta is considered the island’s cultural centre, where a local guide will ensure you experience everything the city has to offer, from visiting palaces, sampling delicious street food and exploring the city’s art culture.

Feast your eyes on some of Java’s tropical and majestic countryside before visiting Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple site, Prambanan, before moving on to Borobudur, home of the largest Buddhist temple in the world.

Travel to Eastern Java by train to explore Mount Bromo and the steaming blue sulphur lake on top of Mount Ijen.

A boat will then transport you to Bali to continue your spiritual and cultural adventure, where you’ll explore more exquisite Buddhist temples, as well as the hot springs of Banjar with their proposed healing properties.

Hike through the jungles and plantations surrounding Munduk before venturing into that mythical town of Ubud mentioned earlier. The streets are colourful and thriving with Balinese culture and art. During the Bali phase of your journey, you can also take in the magnificent rice terraces, wander through stunning gardens and, of course, enjoy the many white-sand beaches that attract so many tourists to the island. 

The Wrap
With more than 17,000 islands to explore, Indonesia offers everything a visitor could ever hope to experience. Organise your own personalised tour of the country so you don’t miss out on everything you want to see and do.

Author Bio: Rhodri Andrews

Rhodri Andrews is the Head of Content at SevenTravel, a luxury travel company based in Mayfair, London, that specialises in once-in-a-lifetime experiences. SevenTravel is all about the kind of travel that forges deeper connections with the countries you visit, encouraging you to linger for longer with trips that last ten or more days. Rhodri manages all of SevenTravel’s content, bringing to life the countries, regions and unique tailor-made experiences its clients will discover as well as all the useful information SevenTravel clients need to know before they head off on a luxury holiday of a lifetime. He crafts content for all SevenTravel’s luxury holiday destinations, whether it’s the Arabian charm of Oman to the Amazon jungle of Peru and everything in between. Through his natural curiosity and passion for travel, he also brings SevenTravel’s one-of-a-kind experiences to life, from trekking through the Patagonian wilderness to exploring Morocco’s souks and medinas. Whether you’re a couple, honeymooners or a family embarking on an exciting luxury holiday, the experiences are crafted to suit your personal preferences.

Jack Zoe
the authorJack Zoe