If you are a beach lover the right place for you is Indonesia. It is a heaven for people who love beaches. You can enjoy white-sand beaches, turquoise sea, and bright green forests. You will love your time there and would never like to return. It is a paradise of more than 18,000 islands including Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, and New Guinea, and many adventurous things to do.
If you listen to us the biggest adventures to do in the exotic country are hiking in Kelimutu Volcanic Crater (early morning to see the sunrise) and diving in the Komodo National Park. Do you know that there are many people who were tourists and chose to stay there forever because after roaming around the world they fell in love with the beautiful country?
In this article we sum up the ten best activities you can do in Indonesia to make your trip memorable.
- Explore Borobudur Temple Compounds
One of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world is located on Java in the Kedu Valle. The is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monuments were built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD. The compounds have three temples and 72 stupas with their statue of Buddha. The biggest temple is Borobudur.
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2. Visit the Kelimutu Volcanic Craters
You can visit the amazing, color-changing Kelimutu Volcanic Crater Lakes. It is located on the island of Flores and is worth watching. Fortunately, due to the chemical reactions in a gas activity nearby, the lakes keep changing their color and are splendidly beautiful. The three beautiful lakes can turn into chocolate, ruby red, aqua, or emerald.
3. Diving Komodo
If you want to experience diving the Komodo islands is the right place for you. Diving pros consider it as the best spot in the world. This spot is a dream come true for the divers. You can enjoy pristine reefs and amazing sea life. The coral in the warm waters to the north is a treat to the eyes. You can see whales, mantas, various types of fish in the southern cooler water.
4. Sunrise at Bara Batur
If you love to hike, don’t forget to hike up the most famous point in Bali known as Mount Batur (Bara Batur). The locals consider the mountain to be sacred and Mount Batur is an active volcano but it is safe to hike and is a recommended spot for those who love to enjoy nature in its own way. You can join a day/group tour to Mount Batur or if you enjoy private romantic time with your partner you can go by yourself as well. Whether you join a group or go solo, leave almost 2 hours and 30 minutes before the sunrise. The hike is not that difficult but wears comfortable and good shoes to avoid slipping on the slopes.
5. Day Trip to Padar
Padar Island is the third largest island in Komodo National Park and is the best place if you want to hike and enjoy the natural beauty and scenes of Komodo National Park. The tallest peaks after the hike will give you a tremendous view that you will never forget. The paths could be challenging and a bit difficult than Bara Batur, but the adventure and the view are worth it.
Tip: You can book a day trip that will include a visit to Padar, lunch at Pink beach snorkeling at Manta Ray Point, and trip to Komodo Island.
6. Dive Gili Trawangan
This option is for beach lovers and those who want to enjoy the underwater world of Indonesia. You can go for a dive to enjoy the underwater world and then you can spend your time on the dreamy and amazing Gili Trawangan beaches. You can have an amazing snorkeling experience along with diving in the southern side of the western coast and complete the northern coast.
7. Rice Fields of Ubud
You might have never thought of spending your vacation on a rice field. But just because you have never thought of it, it is not worth considering. If you see the rice fields of Ubud, you will thank us for our suggestion to visit the beautiful rice fields. People of Bali have a unique system of irrigation which gives a unique and beautiful look to the rice fields
8. Sunset at Uluwatu
Another option for surfing lovers and those who want to see an amazingly beautiful temple called Pura Luhur Uluwatu, Temple. It is one of the best places to enjoy the sunset with your partner or your family/friends. You can join groups/local tours or you can also go solo to watch the sunset over the Uluwatu temple. Don’t forget to plan a BBQ dinner and watch the iconic Kecak fire dance.
9. Surf and Sunsets at Canggu
Another amazing adventure you can experience in Bali is surfing. People who love to surf prefer Canggu. Bali has flawless weather and surfing here is very smooth. This place has lesser tourists and is quiet so you can enjoy peace, nature, and weather while surfing.
10. Trek to Sendang Gile & Tiu Kelep Waterfall
This option if for hiking lovers. A great place for a hike in Northern Lombok. You should take out some time at least a full afternoon to enjoy the splendid natural beauty of this place. You can trek through a bright green forest to Sendang Gile Waterfall. You can hike afterward to the Tiu Kelep waterfall where you can also enjoy swimming in the fresh waterfall.
Bonus Adventure: Raja Ampat
You can spend your life in this place. You can connect with the sea, view the beautiful islands, and dive in the water to remember this amazing experience. You can spend time on a diving liveaboard boat from Raja Ampat and the Banda Sea.