- Flight Time: 16 Hours
- Time Zone: UTC +8:00
- Best Time to Travel: April - September
With over 17,000 islands and seemingly as many different cultures and peoples, the sheer variety of experiences on offer in Indonesia is mesmerising. From the capital city of Jakarta to the mystical island of Bali this country is among the most diverse, exotic destinations in the world.
Venturing through the islands of Indonesia you’ll see a land as diverse and unusual as those living upon it. Look at Sulawesi on a map and you’ll save yourself the cost of a Rorschach test. Or view Sumatra from the air and be humbled by a legion of nearly 100 volcanoes marching off into the distance, several capable of blowing at any time.
Dramatic sights are the norm. There’s the sublime: an orangutan lounging in a tree. The artful: a Balinese dancer executing precise moves that would make a robot seem loose-limbed. The idyllic: a deserted stretch of blinding white sand on Sumbawa set off by azure water and virescent jungle hills. The astonishing: the mobs in a cool and glitzy Jakarta mall on a Sunday. The humbling: a woman bent double with a load of firewood on Sumatra. The solemn: the quiet magnificence of Borobudur.
The world’s fourth most populace country – 245 million and counting – is a sultry kaleidoscope that runs along the equator for 5000km.
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