Indonesia is not just all about big resorts, there is so much more to this amazing country. With 17,000 individual islands of which only 8,000 are inhabited there are so many different things to see and do. Whether its spotting Orangutans in the Sumatran jungles, enjoying a bowl of organic acai in Ubud, hiking Mt. Batur or relaxing on the beaches of Gili Air, no two days are ever the same in Indonesia. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for party, peace or paradise here are a few tours and excursions that offer just that.
A fascinating tour that takes you to the oldest China town area in Indonesia known as Glodok is the Old Batavia Trail tour that starts from Jakarta. This is a private tour of an area that is thought to be operational since the 13th century. Glodok was initially located just outside the city walls before being relocated. Typical characteristics of the area are winding lanes, red tiled roofs and tiny dark shops and is a hub of the Chinese community. One of the important stops on the tour include the Golden Wisdom Taoist temple known as Jin De Yuan which is the oldest temple in Jakarta dating back to the 1650’s.
The Bali highlights tour is a full day tour that takes you through the best parts of Bali and is also a private tour. See the Mount Batur volcano in the mountains of Kintamani and the beautiful natural landscapes that surround it on this tour along with some of the best cultural sites in Bali. Learn how the instruments of a gamelan are made, visit the archeological museum and Lake Batur. The tour also visits several villages where you will learn the customs of the locals.
On the Puncak Highland private tour you will visit the town of Bogor which is located in the foothills of Mount Salak where you will learn about the horticulture in the area and visit the Bogor Botanical Gardens, the Gunung Mas Tea Plantation and travel through Puncak Pass. The tour ends with lunch at a local restaurant.
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