Indonesia combines spirituality with nature like no other country. This is a land of lush vegetations, pristine beaches, uninhabited islands, towering temples and Komodo dragons! A visit to Indonesia can change the way you look at yourself and the world around you. But before you book Indonesia vacation packages, here’s our list of must-dos:
Destress in Bali
Sure, Indonesia is far more than Bali, but this tropical paradise still attracts people in droves. The reason it has remained a firm favorite for the international tourist is because of its unique spirit — a mix of spirituality, serene happiness and its many temples. With top class hotels and services, Bali also scores as a luxury destination. It’s the perfect place to switch off, swim in its many infinity pools and enjoy the legendary Balinese hospitality.
Learning to make batik
The batik art in Indonesia is a class above any other version. The batik artwork can be seen everywhere — from masterly framed creations to lampshades, colourful shirts, skirts and sarongs. You will not be able to resist these eye-catching creations, we recommend that you learn the art at one of the many art classes. You can find these classes in almost every city. But Yogyakarta and Surakarta is one of Indonesia’s well known centres. Join a class and watch a masterpiece come to life!
Visit the Komodo National Park
How can you miss a close encounter with the legendary Komodo dragon? Fierce, majestic and mysterious, the dragon is one of Indonesia’s top draws. Located in the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Komodo National Park was founded to protect the world’s largest island. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites well as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Equally enthralling is the marine life around the Komodo islands.As part of the Coral Triangle, it is also worth visiting for its rich marine biodiversity.
Visit majestic temples
One of the most memorable features of Indonesia is its serene and soothing spirituality. Not surprisingly then that it is also a land of majestic temples — notably the 9th centuryBorobudur temple and the nearby Candi Prambanan from he same era. The first is the largest Buddhist monument in the world, home to more than 500 Buddha statues. Candi Prambanan while the is a Shiva temple which until recently was unknown. It was discovered by a Dutchman in 1733 buried deep in the jungles of Yogyakarta.
These are our top picks of things to include in an Indonesia vacation package. Happy exploring!