Indonesia Tours & Holidays
Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays
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Indonesia is home to more than 17,500 islands, including the world’s most populous - Java, creating a nation of quite breathtaking diversity which can’t help to inspire those visiting its shores. Sprawled across nearly two million square kilometres of ocean, from North Sumatra, through Bali and Flores, up to North Sulawesi, its islands and archipelagos span nearly one eighth of the planet’s total circumference; stretching from the Indian Ocean around Banda Aceh to the western ...
Indonesia is home to more than 17,500 islands, including the world’s most populous - Java, creating a nation of quite breathtaking diversity which can’t help to inspire those visiting its shores. Sprawled across nearly two million square kilometres of ocean, from North Sumatra, through Bali and Flores, up to North Sulawesi, its islands and archipelagos span nearly one eighth of the planet’s total circumference; stretching from the Indian Ocean around Banda Aceh to the western provinces of Papua.
Our Indonesia group tours and tailor-made holidays dive into this intoxicating mix of idyllic beaches, brooding volcanoes and tropical rainforest, and the islands lay claim to some of the richest fauna and flora on earth. Indonesia is the land of the Sumatran tiger and the orangutan and it can boast the world’s greatest diversity of coral reef fish, with more than 1,650 species in eastern Indonesia alone. It is also the refuge of dragons, with the island of Komodo giving its name to the largest living lizards in the world. Indonesia is home to no fewer than 300 different ethnic groups, over 700 languages, eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the longest coastlines in the world.
It is a land where the Balinese spirit and the animist beliefs of the ancients go hand in hand with the colonial architectural heritage of the Dutch East Indies and one of the richest and most vibrant cuisines in the world. Indonesia’s national motto is “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, which literally translates as ‘many, yet one’, and it is through our selection of group and tailormade tours that we take in this wonderful kaleidoscope of natural and cultural diversity. For a country whose depth and scope defies homogenisation, never was a country’s mantra more apt.
Start your journey
Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.
HIGHLIGHTS OF INDONESIA
Cook traditional Balinese cuisine
Explore the secrets of Balinese cuisine and its exotic flavors with this delicious culinary experience! A great activity for kids and adults alike who share a passion for the art of cooking, leaving you with unique memories and plenty of information for your future Balinese dinners once you're back home.
Find the famous Sumatran orangutans
Explore the spectacular primary rainforest of Sumatra as you delve deep into the landscapes of Gunung Leuser National Park. Here you can enjoy spectacular views and learn about the different flora and fauna of the region, but of course the real highlight is witnessing the mesmerising orangutans in their natural habitat.
Witness the glow of Borobudur at sunrise
Arrive at dawn to the stunning site of Borobudur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, where two million stone blocks were required in its construction, and witness the sun rise over this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Meet a traditional Kris maker
Listed by UNESCO as a 'Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage of Humanity', the Kris is an asymmetrical dagger with distinctive blade patterning. Meet with a local kris-maker and learn more about the traditions of this art form.
Watch ballet in a Hindu temple
Visit the 9th century Hindu temples of the Prambanan Temple complex, the largest, as well the finest, Hindu temple complex in the country. Here you will witness a Ramayana Ballet Performance, which tells an epic love story through graceful dance movements set to an orchestra of traditional Javanese instruments.
Climb a volcano
Indonesia is home to many of the most active volcanoes in the world, but don't let this put you off! These geological phenomena provide the perfect backdrop for stunning treks and spectacular views, from the rumbling belly of Mount Bromo to the turquoise sulphur crater of Mount Ijen.
Discover Tana Toraja
Begin exploring the Toraja highlands with a visit to Timonbayo, a spectacle of megalithic stones spread out across the extensive rice fields. Explore the burial cave of Lokomata and Batutumonga, one of the most scenic and culturally significant areas in the whole of Tana Toraja.
Go in search of dragons
Sail over the blue ocean to Rinca Island, which is part of the Komodo National Park, to see the island's famous inhabitants - the Komodo Dragons. Guided by experienced rangers the trek will lead to the unique lizards, which are most of the time relaxing hidden being branches or under the local people’s stilt-houses.
Swim with mantas and lay on a pink beach
Manta Point (called Karang Makassar locally) is a spot where manta rays can often be encountered. Spend some time snorkelling with these ocean giants before relaxing on the UNESCO Pink Beach (Pantai Merah). The beach has its color from small red coral fragments that mix with the white sand.
Experience a village homestay
Stay in the traditional home of a Torajan family and learn about their daily routines and traditions in this farming area. Set amidst rice paddy fields with amazing views, this homestay experience is one that will stay with you for many years to come.