Luxury Trip to Indonesia – An Exotic Experience
The Republic of Indonesia, with Jakarta as its capital, is the fourth most populous country in the world. It comprises more than 17,000 islands and an area of almost 2 million square kilometers. With so many islands, you can imagine the variety there is to choose from and how difficult it is to plan a luxurious trip through Indonesia.
As vacations, unfortunately, are limited. I am going to propose a route through Indonesia in which I recommend 4 main islands: Java, Borneo, Bali and Lombok. Leaving such beautiful and interesting places along the way is a shame, but if we try to cover too much, we will have visited many places without really enjoying them.
Interesting facts about Indonesia
The best time to visit Indonesia is the dry season, which runs from May to October. My recommendation is that you take advantage of the months of May, June and September to discover the treasures hidden in the country avoiding overcrowding. It is an ideal destination for a warm holiday, since temperatures range between 22º and 34º. Indonesian Rupiah (Rp) is the official currency of the country. One euro equals approximately 16,000 rupees. Local people refer to the rupee as perak, which in Indonesian means “silver.” Let’s begin the luxury trip through Indonesia, an exotic country that, I can assure you, will make you fall in love.
Borneo – Tanjung Puting National Park
Borneo Island is characterized by its great biodiversity. In it you will meet the second largest primate in the world, orangutans, orange-nosed monkeys that make huge jumps from tree to tree, birds, crocodiles.. and all this aboard a Klotoc, a wooden boat where you can eat and sleep with these spectacular animals in total freedom.
During the night, the Klotoc docks near the colonies or next to the Nipa palm trees and a firefly festival illuminates the jungle night, turning the phenomenon into a magical spectacle.
Borobudur and Prambanan Temples
The country has, in the middle of the Javanese jungle, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, the Borobudur Temple. Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It is a colossal stupa with a pyramid-shaped silhouette built there by 750 A.D. by the Sailendra dynasty. It consists of two million blocks of stone and 504 statues of Buddha. And what better way to complete a magical day, enjoying the Hindu Temples of Pram-Banan, built in the 9th century and also declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1991.
Yogyakarta is the perfect mix between tradition and modernity. Despite having more than half a million inhabitants, it is a very quiet city located on the island of Java. It is the only province in Indonesia whose government is a Sultanate of pre-colonial times. And of course, a visit to the Sultan’s Palace is essential. The Kraton or Sultan’s Palace is today the residence of the Sultan and his family, as well as a cultural center. Strolling around the Kraton is very pleasant thanks to the great color of its houses and the urban art that stains its facades.
Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is considered one of the jewels of the Asian country. An emerald green island with volcanoes, jungle and rice terraces that seem to touch the sky.
Lombok is a virgin jewel in the bright blue ocean and a refuge for those of us looking for a tropical paradise, an unbeatable Eden where to end an unforgettable honeymoon in Indonesia. The coast is full of Gilis, small islands with lonely and idyllic beaches where the waves break against the rocky bay, making the island a suitable place for surfing. Imagine yourself on a surfboard in front of a white sand beach and with the imposing Rinjani Volcano challenging you.
Indonesia is waiting for you. If you have any questions or want any recommendations, do not hesitate to ask me.