Activities & Things to do in Indonesia
Diving and Snorkeling : Home to over a quarter of
the world's marine life, the Indonesian Archipelago is famous for
its world class diving and exciting underwater beauty.
a plunge and discover an ocean teeming with all types of marine
life, from Weh Island in Sumatra to Raja Ampat in Papua. Where else
in the world can you get up close to a whole school of giant manta
rays and turtles, dive spectacular drop-offs and explore old
Whether you're an experienced diver looking for
a new challenge or simply want to try your hand at snorkeling for
the first time, the tropical waters of Indonesia will not
disappoint. Plunge into Indonesia's ultimate underwater experience.
surfing : Nias, Mentawai, Uluwatu are world class
breaks that can be surfed all year round. Small wonder that surfers
from around the world flock to Indonesia to experience the rolling
tubes and spectacular beaches that these islands have to offer. Here
the surf is always up, so grab your board and come and discover what
other surfers have known for years, that Indonesia truly has some of
the world's best wave.
Adventure : Kayaking, treking, surfing, rock
climbing . these are only some of the many exhilarating adventures
that are on offer in Indonesia. From white water rafting down the
rapids of the Maiting River in Sulawesi to climbing the peaks of one
of the world’s most famous volcanos at Krakatau, Indonesia has
enough thrilling adventures to keep any adrenaline junkie busy.
Discover a whole new world of excitement as you climb active
volcanos and take in the awe-inspiring views. For those who are
flexible enough to get in tight spaces and don’t mind the dark,
explore the caves of Java where you will see some unique rock
formations that are sure to make your jaw drop. As you make your way
around the country, surf some of the world’s biggest swells in North
Sumatra or hike the high snowcapped peaks of the mountains of Papua.
For hikers who don’t mind a bit of rough travel, get off the beaten
track in the jungle in Kalimantan where you will meet the Dayak
people, search for wildlife and get up close and personal with wild
orang utans. Come to Indonesia and you will get an unfrogettable
experience of excitement, adventure and fun. Satisfy your craving
for outdoor adventure with a trip into some of Indonesia's rugged
and untamed nature.
From trekking in the jungle and seeing
orang utans play in the wild to climbing volcanic peaks of Bromo
or Kelimutu, there is no end to the amount of outdoor adventures
you can have in Indonesia. Using an eco-tour to explore some of
the most remote destinations will ensure that your visit conserves
nature rather than exploits these beautiful destinations.
Come to Indonesia to embrace the great outdoors and some of nature's
most impressive wonders that you will surely never forget.
Heritage Sites : Many of the world's most ancient
wonders can be found in Indonesia. From sacred temples to palace
ruins, from prehistoric remains to living traditions, visitors from
around the world come to Indonesia, attracted by its unique and
diverse cultures and vibrant heritage.
Whether you take the
opportunity to see traditional batik cloths being made, experience
centuries old customs and festivities with a visit to a
traditional village, or soak up some history in one of Indonesia's
many museums – the list of heritage attractions appears endless
Traditional Villages : As a country with over 350
cultural ethnic groups, the cultural diversity of Indonesia
deserves to be explored. Discover unique cultures and witness
traditional life in Indonesia with a visit to one of the many
traditional local villages where residents maintain indigenous
cultures, living just as their ancestors did centuries ago. Spread
throughout Indonesia, traditional villages offer the chance to
experience something uniquely Indonesian, places where traditional
beliefs and rituals, practices still dominate daily life. The
traditional communities and cultural groups who live in these
villages still practice their ethnic rituals, customs, produce
exotic arts and crafts and wear traditional clothes. The main
attraction of these villages is the chance to see and experience
distinctive cultures which remain free from influences of
modernisation. A visit to a traditional village is an
unforgettable experience and offers the rare opportunity to
embrace a purely village atmosphere.
Cuisine : When it comes to Indonesian food,
diversity is definitely what's on offer. From spicy meat curries to
deep fried banana to drinks of iced coconut and jelly – cuisine in
Indonesia is remarkably varied.
Visitors here will find the
food to be a blend of strong flavors always accompanied by nasi or
rice. There is a saying in Indonesia that a meal without nasi is
not really a meal and this is a philosophy that Indonesians live
by, eating nasi goreng for breakfast, and more nasi for lunch and
dinner. But cities and luxury hotels do offer world class
international fine dining experiences from Western dishes to
Indonesian haute cuisine, or diners simply enjoy delicious freshly
caught seafood served on the beach.
Exhibition : Hosting both world and local
exhibitions in everything from handicrafts to cars, mining or any
other trade expo, Indonesia is the perfect location to house an
exhibition in whatever trade or industry you may be in. For every
type of business event, Indonesian hotels and exhibition centers
have the facilities to host the event in world class standard.