Indonesia Highlights

A fabulous, mysterious arc of islands girdling the far-east, the 17000 islands that make up Indonesia are all the world at once. The forbidding volcanic peak of Mount Bromo, the magnificence of Buddhist Borobudur, the astonishing dragons of Komodo, Bali’s carefree, white sand beaches, the extraordinary artists and artisans of Ubud, pristine marine and forest national parks, culture, and history, and natural beauty, all await you in Indonesia.

Bajawa: Land of the Ngada people

Set beautifully in the highlands of the island of Flores, Bajawa is a town of culture and charm enjoying a refreshingly cool alpine climate.

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Bali: Island of the Gods

A place of both outstanding natural beauty, and a deep spirituality, through the centuries Bali has become known as the Island of the Gods. Wherever you journey in this ancient island paradise, each new vista reveals fresh riches. Flawless beaches of both black and white sand fringe pristine coral waters.

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Berastagi: cool mountain retreat

Set in the stunning Karo highlands of Sumatra, between Medan and Lake Toba, Berastagi was established in the 1920’s by the colonial Dutch as a hill station, a cool mountain retreat from the heat and humidity of the jungle.

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Bukit Lawang: jungle treks and orangutan

Located in the north of the island of Sumatra, the jungle village of Bukit Lawang, meaning door to the hills, is set within the primary rain forest of Mt Leuseur National Park.

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Bukittinggi: In the heart of the Sumatra Highlands

A colourful, vibrant market town, Bukittinggi, meaning High Hill, is set idyllically in a valley in West Sumatra’s highlands.
Enjoy the refreshingly cool climate of the town, 900 metres above sea level. Rise early to view the sun rise over the spectacular, mist-shrouded walls of Ngarai Sianok Canyon

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Dieng Plateau: Abode of the Gods

Set 2000m above sea level on the island of Java, Dieng Plateau, or the Abode of the Gods, is a place of cultural importance, fascinating man-made scenery, and outstanding natural beauty.

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Flores: remote and intriguing Lesser Sunda Island

Less well-known than neighbouring Bali, Flores is a fascinating and uniquely beautiful island with its own distinct cultural and natural wonders.

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Gili Islands: remote islands experience

Located off Lombok in the crystal waters of the Bali Sea, the idyllic white sand beaches and pristine coral reefs of the Gilis offer a genuine barefoot experience.

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Ijen:Sulphuric crater

Located in East Java, the Ijen Plateau presents a landscape of terrible beauty, a sulphurous lake of brilliant turquoise set among dark volcanic cones and calderas.

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Java: Island of ricefields and volcanoes

The rich cultural mix of the modern Javanese is reflected in the diverse and wonderful landscape, both natural and man-made. It is an island of steamy volcanoes, rice fields, Javanese villages, magnificent scenery, rich culture and fascinating history.

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Jimbaran: tranquility and white sandy beach

Formerly a remote fishing village, Jimbaran’s stunning white sand beach is now home to a handful of world class hotels, and on the ridge above Jimbaran Bay a crescent of fabulous, high end villas.

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Jogjakarta: traditional arts and cultural heritage

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the sultanate of Jogjakarta, or Yogyakarta, is also a place of great historical and cultural interest.
Trek the magnificent and mysterious Gajah Mountain. Explore fascinating Selarong Cave.

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Kelimutu: Magnificent Three Colours Lakes

Located on Mt Kelimutu, in the Kelimutu National Park on the island of Flores, the 3 separate bodies of water that make up Lake Kelimutu are known for the endangered, endemic species surrounding their shores. The lake, or lakes are also fabled for the phenomenon of each changing colour, independently of the others.

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Komodo Island: habitat of the Komodo dragon

The pristine, primal landscape of Komodo and its surrounding islands form the UNESCO World Heritage site of Komodo National Park.

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Lake Toba: Sumatra's awesome natural lake

Covering an area of more than 1100sq kilometres, and with an island at its centre, Toba is the largest lake in South East Asia, and one of the deepest in the world.
For spectacular distant views of the crater-lake approach Parapat, set upon a rocky peninsula, from the hill town of Berastagi

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Lombok: the quieter side of Bali

Lombok is an island paradise both culturally rich, and of outstanding natural beauty. Experience the traditional communal life of the indigenous Sasak people, whose language and culture, unique to Lombok, have survived the influences of both Europe and Islam.

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Malang: leafy, colonial-era architecture

Located in the Javan highlands between the volcanic peaks of Mt Butak, Mt Arjuna, Mt Kepolo and Mt Bromo, the hill station was established to provide a refreshing, cooler climate retreat for the planters and civil servants of the Dutch colonial period, and still enjoys one of the most idyllically beautiful settings on the island

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Mount Bromo: Spectacular sunrise

Set within a dramatic landscape in East Java, the truly awe-inspiring volcano of Mt Bromo forms part of the vast Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.
From a vantage point on Mt Penanjakan, almost 3000m above sea level, experience the sun rising over the savage majesty of Mt Bromo.

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Mount Merapi: Fire Mountain

Located centrally on the island of Java, Gunung Merapi, or Fire Mountain raises its perfect, smoking cone almost 3000m above sea level, and is one of the most active volcanoes on earth.

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Padang: Home of the Minangkabau people

Located on Sumatra’s west coast, Padang boasts pristine, white sand beaches, and a cosmopolitan architecture. It is also culturally rich, not least because of its distinct local cuisine, the spicy Makanan Padang.

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Pemuteran: unspoilt beach on northwest Bali

Sheltered by mountains in Bali’s north-west, Pemuteran enjoys lower rainfall, and is less humid than more popular destinations on the island.

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Prambanan Temple: UNESCO World Heritage site

Located on the island of Java, the Hindu temple of Prambanan, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the largest of its kind in South East Asia. At 47 metres high it towers over the Candi Sewu, or surrounding 1000 temples of legend.

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Ruteng: volcanic hills and rolling rice-paddy plains

Located towards the west of the island of Flores, Ruteng enjoys a refreshing alpine climate. Surrounded by mountains, it is set idyllically among coffee and rice plantations. It is also a fascinating crucible of cultures.

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Sulawesi: Toraja Highlands and traditions

Sulawesi’s instantly recognisable geographical outline is as uniquely distinct as the natural and cultural riches it contains.
From the traditional boat builders of Bira, and its flawless white sand beaches, to the floating fishing villages and silk weavers of Sengkang.

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Sumatra: wild and rugged

Sumatra is a fascinating and exotic combination of nature and culture.
Discover orang-utan in the wild at Bukit Lawang, on the edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. Gaze into the dark, volcanic crater of Lake Toba, the largest and deepest in the world

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Surabaya: East Java

Set at the mouth of the Brantas River in East Java, and dating in legend to the 13th Century, Indonesia’s second city is rich in culture.
Explore the Chinese temples of the old town. Wander the Arab quarter to discover a delightful early mosque, and a fascinating tobacco museum

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Tana Toraja: tribal culture and spectacular scenery

Hidden for centuries from the outside world by its remote location in Sulawesi’s central highlands, Tana Toraja remains in many ways the land that time forgot.

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The Borobudur Temple: World Heritage Site

Located on the island of Java, and set idyllically on a hilltop with commanding views to distant mountains, 9th Century Borobudur is widely held to be the world’s finest Buddhist temple complex.

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Ubud: traditional crafts and dance

Located on the island of Bali, Ubud is best known for its concentration of Balinese artists and artisans. It is also an area rich in history and culture, and stunning natural beauty.

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Uluwatu beach and iconic temple

Uluwatu on Bali’s southern coast is home to one of Bali's most iconic temples. Its coastlines serve as world-class surfing playgrounds that attract wave riders from around the world.

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