18,000 islands, give or take. Indonesia is a pretty massive archipelago. With over 50,000 kilometres of coastline, there are a lot of beautiful beaches, fishing villages and coastal rainforests to explore.
Indonesia must see & do
1Snorkel with sea turtles at the Gili Islands
2Watch the sun rise over Borobudur Temple
3Feast on Nasi Goreng with a Bintang chaser
4Take a hike up an active volcano
5Talk to a macaque in Ubud's monkey forest
Some of our favourite Indonesia tours
Cities & Places in Indonesia
Bali is perhaps Indonesia's best known travel destination and there's good reason for its popularity. Warm, welcoming locals, serene hinterlands, lush rice terraces, ancient carved temples and beautiful beaches all add up to an extraordinary travel experience. Head further afield and swim under waterfalls in Lombok, snorkel in the Gili Islands, visit temples in Java and climb up volcanoes pretty much everywhere you go.
Adventures in Indonesia
If you're feeling like stretching your legs and embracing adventure, try an overland tour from Jakarta to Bali, climbing volcanoes, exploring national parks and snorkelling with sea turtles. If you're feeling like a beach break, take a tour sailing to different islands and lazing on the sand on a Bali or Lombok. For a cultural tour, explore Ubud, Jogjakarta and the massive temples of Prambanan and Borobudur. Whatever your adventure, you'll find it here.
Hiking tours up active volcanoes are Indonesia's specialty – Mt Bromo in Java, Mt Batur in Bali and Mt Rinjani in Lombok all offer great sunrise views.
Grab a mask and snorkel and wander off the beach in the Gili Islands to spot the beautiful sea turtles the islands are famous for. Indonesia has a wealth of snorkelling destinations.
Java is home to two of South East Asia's greatest temples – Borobudur and Prambanan. Wander temples and visit artisan workshops, cultural performances and rich museums.
Take a tour to Indonesia's remote Komodo Island and Rinca Island to visit the pre-historic-looking Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat.
Travel through Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia on a massive South East Asia tour – just think of all those delicious regional noodle dishes. Yum.